Recommendation near/in Santa Monica Promenade
We're doing a father's day movie at the Santa Monica Promenade. We're looking for a good, lunch place for less than $20/hd. We'd like to be able to finish the meal within an hour or so. The restaurant does not need to be on the Promenade but close by given the time constraint. Atmosphere is not too important as long as it's not too loud. Child-friendly is not requred. Open to all types of food, just looking for something tasty. I have not been in this area for some time.
Thanks in advance
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Not sure about price ranges. Personally I like Broadway Deli a lot. I've had things like a nicoise salad that turns out to be exquisite, etc. It's like all pretty straightforward food but they do beautifully with it. Comfy booths, and reasonable distance to the theaters.
If you did want atmosphere, might look into Monsoon on the north end of the Promenade. Beautiful Indonesian decor inside, restful, great place for conversation.
I really like Monsoon as well. One of the better restaurants on the promenade.
If you don't mind chainy, I think you can get out of PF chang's for that price. But may have to wait.
Riva is excellent, but don't know their lunch prices. Also very popular. Border Grill would also fit the budget and probably the time frame.
Anisette. Best restaurant in the area by far - but you'll need to up your budget a little.
Other than that, try Cora's Cafe or Houston's.
Any time somebody asks for recs in Santa Monica I always tell them Bay Cities Deli at the corner of Lincoln and Broadway.
Buddah's Belly at the corner of 2nd and Broadway should meet your requirements. A bit off of the Promenade is Fritto Misto at 6th and Colorado or Syrian food at Sham on Santa Monica Blvd. just west of Lincoln. Also consider Jinky's Cafe on 2nd just north of Broadway.