Santa Monica - dinner recommendations?
A client will be in Santa Monica, near the pier, with a dozen other people in town for business for a few days. Does anyone have dinner recommendations for 12 people in that area? They might have access to a few cars, but they are staying at Ocean View Hotel and will mostly be around the 3rd street Promenade area. Sounds like they are hoping for a nice dining experience, so it can be moderately priced.
What's their budget? Do all 12 eat together? A table for 12?
Warzsawa on Lincoln
Sushi Roku practically next door to the hotel
Boa is nearby
Basically, any of the restaurants along Ocean Ave, on either side of their hotel...They're all nice dining experiences, all anywhere from moderately priced to higher priced (Ivy, Whist, and Abode).
oh, how i wish people would STOP recommending sushi roku in s.m. it's awful!
if they do have access to a car, chaya venice and typhoon are good options for sushi...and i second the rec for josie.
110 Navy Street, Venice, CA 90291
2424 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica, CA 90405
I second the Jiraffe rec, and Rustic Canyon isn't too much farther away. Nothing mind-blowing in terms of food, but a great atmosphere.
We've always loved Michaels for a good dining experience. Haven't been in about a year though, so can't comment on current quality.