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Jul 16, 2009 08:14 AM

Late Night in Santa Monica

We are arriving at LAX at 9PM and by the time we get our bags and rental car, we probably won't be at our Santa Monica hotel until 12. Is there anywhere good to go to grab a late night bite after a long flight? We are staying near the pier and walking distance restaurants would be ideal. Thanks!

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  1. It'll be more like 11, but I can only think of Swingers (which isn't really walking distance), maybe Sushi Roku, Bar Robata, maybe Salut, Casa del Mar lobby bar, Viceroy bar, Penthouse at the Huntley bar. Where are you staying, exactly?

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    1. re: yogachik

      We are staying at the Fairmont. We liked Sushi Roku in Vegas - that's a good suggestion! Thanks

      1. re: perk

        Cabable or Busable but probably not really Walkable from the Fairmont.

        1. re: perk

          PDC is too far to walk. But if you go that far by cab, I would try Wilshire instead.

          If you're at the Fairmont, check out Fig, and look at their hours. Also, Bar Pinxto is nearby, as is Boa, a trendy steakhouse w/ a hoppin' bar, and Ye Olde King's Head, for good English fish & chips.

        2. Your best call is probably Riva, which is a two minute walk down wilshire on the other side of the street from the hotel...the kitchen is open til 12 and the bar/lounge is open til 1.

          Good modern style thin crust pizzas

          You might want to check it out anyways if you're going to be in town for a while.

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          1. re: JE33

            Riva is a great suggestion. Turns out the hotels I listed all stop serving food in the bar at 10:30. Sushi Roku stops serving at 11:15.

            1. re: yogachik

              Riva is a great late night spot and from 10-12 midnight they have "Happy Hour" with specials on pizza, little plates and drinks. I love the cucumber fizz; Very welcoming and involved staff/waitpersons.

              1. re: yogachik

                It's a true blessing that Sushi Roku (Santa Monica) is not an option for you. It's just not good.

            2. Joes pizza is casual late night food in Santa Monica. it's more of a new york thing but its late and decent.

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