Best Santa Monica/West Side restaurant for special family dinner
Recommendations for superb dining experiences in Santa Monica/West Side for a group of ten, celebrating a big event? Flexible about the area, just looking for really good food and a not-stuffy atmosphere. A small private room would be a plus.
All very good recs. Love the room & view at Casa del Mar.
Love the food at Vincenti & La Botte & the patio at Wilshire.
Whist at the Viceroy has an awesome patio and you can check out renting your own cabana for the party of ten. Food was wonderful when I went last; but chef's have changed and have not heard any buzz lately.
Pecorino in Brentwood is also fabulous Italian, and at better prices than Vincenti or La Botte. Owners are warm friendly people and will probably work with you re: menu & table. And there's always Valentino's.
1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401