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Apr 30, 2009 01:57 PM

Santa Monica Civic Pico & Main

What's good in the immediate area?

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  1. What isn't? It's easier to ask what to avoid, in that area -- so many great restaurants.

    Chinois on Main
    Cha Cha Chicken
    Shutters restaurant (can't think of name)
    Galley (yes, it's good)
    Bar Pintxo
    Via Veneto
    Chaya Venice

    The last two are a 5 minute drive, but very good.

    4 Replies
    1. re: yogachik

      Shutter's is called One Pico, but I have had bad experience there and prefer the restaurant in the Casa del Mar Hotel across the street (both owned by the same company). And don't forget Tommy's.

      1. re: yogachik

        Second The Galley. Order the fried shrimp. You will not be disappointed.

        1. re: xoxohh

          I've also heard great things about FIG. Copa D'Oro is a great place to grab a cocktail but has a very limited food menu. JiRaffe is also pretty close by.

          1. re: anvali

            irrc, was selling a discounted gift card to fig. . . .