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something special in Santa Monica

bsweek Mar 14, 2008 04:37 PM

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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    yogachik RE: bsweek Mar 14, 2008 04:43 PM

    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)

    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)
    Chaya Venice

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

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      fdb RE: yogachik Mar 14, 2008 05:56 PM

      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.

      Wilshire Restaurant
      2454 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404

      424 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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

      1. re: fdb
        Emme RE: fdb Mar 16, 2008 12:06 PM

        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...

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      whatsfordinner RE: bsweek Mar 14, 2008 05:00 PM

      Via Veneto

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        Diana RE: bsweek Mar 16, 2008 12:36 PM

        Chez Mimi
        Rustic Canyon
        The Wednesday or Saturday Farmer's market on Arizona.

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