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I am in Santa Monica with my crew from Seattle; we eat any type of food and i would like to take the four of us out.. steak? Italian? Asian noodles?

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  1. Lots of great restaurants in Santa Monica, with this weather, pick something with a patio.

    Whist at Viceroy, by the pool, under a cabana.
    Abode on the patio
    Michael's on the patio
    Catch at Casa del Mar (great view, great food)
    Capo

    These are all chef-driven restaurants with something for everyone. Great steaks at all.

    Other ideas, for more of a party/hip atmosphere (although Viceroy is happening)
    Hidden
    Chaya Venice
    MaKai

    There's also
    Chinois
    Boa
    Ivy at the Shore (quintessential LA)
    Tengu
    Chez Jay (local favorite dive/steak place)
    World Cafe

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    1. re: yogachik

      My favorite patio dining in SM is Wilshire--fresh, organic ingredients, beautiful outdoor atmosphere, great drinks, and good service.

      Musha has great selection of Japanese izakaya-type dishes to be had with sake/beer.

      La Botte has the best Italian. Get the chef's tasting menu--fabulous food and excellent service.

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      Wilshire Restaurant
      2454 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404

      Musha
      424 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

      La Botte Ristorante
      620 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401

      1. re: fdb

        Def Musha.

        If you're interested in Polish, try Warszawa.

        For lunch, hit up Bay Cities Deli and/or Father's Office.

        In addition to Josie and Via Veneto (one of my LA Italian faves), there's Melisse and Jiraffe.

        Are you interested at all in sushi? Quite a few options not too far if ya are...

    2. Via Veneto
      Josie's

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