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candee Jun 16, 2009 03:25 PM

We're taking that man o' mine and our eight yr. old son biking along the Santa Monica/Venice/Marina Del Rey path and wanted to stop at a nice eatery along the way. We're open to all good cuisines at any price points, but don't want to venture too far off the main biking/walk. Any good recs, please?

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    linger gicking food Jun 16, 2009 06:26 PM

    Piccolo, but they don't open until 5 or 5:30.

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    Piccolo
    5 Dudley Ave, Venice, CA 90291

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      candee Jun 16, 2009 07:00 PM

      Thanks for the response, but we'd need something earlier........

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      yogachik Jun 16, 2009 06:38 PM

      For lunch? With bikes?

      Chaya Venice (Navy at Main) or 3 Square (Abbot Kinney).

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        candee Jun 16, 2009 06:59 PM

        Chaya's pretty brilliant. Do you know if there's a place there for our bikes?

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          westsidegal Jun 17, 2009 11:29 PM

          i'd call them and ask if there is a place in their parking garage where you could safely lock up your bikes.
          i agree, yogachik was brillliant with this rec.

          also, i would advise resisting any urge you might have to order sushi at chaya venice on a sunday. stick to their other food.

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          yogachik Jun 18, 2009 08:24 AM

          There are many bike racks alongside the building, both on Navy and on Main (in front of the yoga studio).

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          New Trial Jun 16, 2009 11:45 PM

          James Beach is very convenient to the bike path and offers a nice variety.

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          James Beach
          60 N Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

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            Jeryy Jun 17, 2009 12:34 AM

            Their having some sort of Father's Day special celebration with Zydeco music in the parking lot behind Uncle Darrow's at the corner of Washington and Lincoln. Sounds like fun and good Cajun food. It's in the early afternoon. Call them.

          2. Michelly Jun 17, 2009 09:08 AM

            We enjoy Finn MacCool's on Main. They have a full bar and live Irish music on Sundays.
            (Be sure to get the garlic fries!)

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              Phurstluv Jun 18, 2009 03:21 PM

              I also like Library Ale House but may be a busy day for them.

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              Library Alehouse
              2911 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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              BSW6490 Jun 18, 2009 04:08 PM

              Hals is great for brunch or dinner. Its on Abbot Kinney.

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                joshekg Jun 18, 2009 07:52 PM

                I would goto Joe's on Abbot Kinney for brunch, but I believe they stop seating at 2pm - not sure if they are extending hours due to it being Father's Day.

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