looking for suggestions in Santa Monica
Wondering if anyone can provide any suggestions (or links) to good food in walking distance from the Fairmont Hotel. Traveling from DC in june.
Thanks in advance!
Fig is in the Fairmont and is very good. Anisette (mentioned above) is also very good. Also Father's Office on 10th and Montana is also great for an excellent burger and great beer selection (be forewarned: it gets crowded, so get there early, by 5:30pm). Oh, and there is now an Umami burger in Fred Segal off of Colorado and 5th. Excellent burgers as well (and beer too). Huckleberry is a nice cafe on 10th and Wilshire as well.
500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Father's Office Bar
1618 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA
In addition to Anisette and BP Oysterette (already mentioned), Fig (seasonal Californian) in your hotel is quite good, as are Fraiche (Italian/French Med) and Musha (Japanese pub food). Other good options include Bar Pinxto (tapas), Boa (steakhouse--good steak but a bit too sceney for me), Michael's (Californian--ask for the patio) and Ocean Avenue Seafood (the Lobster, near the Pier, has a better view but I don't think the food is as good). You should also have drinks at the Penthouse in the Huntley around sunset if you can--I think the food is only fair but the views are spectacular!
101 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
1602 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
424 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
109 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
1147 3rd St., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Ocean Avenue Seafood
1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
1111 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403
FIG Restaurant Santa Monica
101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
Fraiche Santa Monica
312 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
thanks for the recs. I'm definitely interested in the local food and don't really need the scene. However, these views you talk about have piqued my interest!