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Lunch on Montana in Samo???

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If you were meeting a friend with a baby for lunch on Montana in Santa Monica, where would you go??? I have a list of restaurants that are there but I'm wondering if any are good. I usually just like a yummy salad for lunch.

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  1. Rosti or Cafe Montana -- maybe Cafe R&D. My favorite salad is at Marmiton, but it's not as baby friendly as the others (it's just too small).

    1. 17th St. Cafe is very family / baby friendly and they always have plenty of great salad options.

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      1. re: Servorg

        Agree with 17th Street Cafe. Nice atmosphere but baby-friendly, particularly at lunch. Many good entree salads and some great soups -- I still remember a four-onion soup from many years back that was the richest, most flavorful dish I had that year.

        1. re: NYCnowLA

          Cafe Dana is under new ownership this summer and has gone way downhill. It's dirty, even. Tables are used for the new owner's papers and phone and general junk. One of the chefs left, it's lousy.

        2. Agree w/ recs for 17th St or Cafe Montana or even Marmiton (if you sit on the patio with stroller).

          The newer Kreation Organics Kafe would also be good.

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          1. re: Emme

            The only thing about Cafe Montana is that the seating has always seemed pretty close together in there as opposed to someplace like 17th St. Cafe.