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restaurants around Shutters in Santa Monica

deedeedurazo Jan 11, 2012 11:30 AM

I am looking for great restaurants near Shutters in Santa Monica. Other than steakhouses, what are the best restaurants in the area?

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    maudies5 Jan 11, 2012 12:37 PM

    The first restaurant which comes to mind is Capo. It may be the best restaurant near Shutters. Food is excellent, room is pretty , service also excellent. It is a very very expensive restaurant. http://www.caporestaurant.com/

    1810 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

    1. Servorg Jan 11, 2012 12:48 PM

      When you say near do you mean walkable or just an easy drive? For instance Melisse is one of the best restaurant in L.A. and we like Josie quite a lot too (both less than 2 miles from Shutters).

      2424 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

      Melisse Restaurant
      1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

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        deedeedurazo Jan 11, 2012 02:49 PM

        An easy traffic free drive and good food is what I am looking for. Thank you for the suggestions.

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        Jason_King Jan 11, 2012 02:30 PM

        The Wilshire - I had a great meal there recently.
        Rustic Canyon - I don't love this place, but a lot of others do.
        Josie Next Door is delicious - casual alternative to the more formal Josie
        For casual lunch spot - Cha Cha Chicken (get the coconut fried chicken)
        If you have a car, the Farm Shop in Brentwood serves great Ad Hoc style dinners.

        1. wienermobile Jan 11, 2012 03:33 PM

          I really like Fig. Great farm to table California cuisine.
          Stella Rossa Pizza is just around the block on Main Street. Really good.

          100 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

          Stella Rossa Pizza Bar
          2000 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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            westsidegal Jan 11, 2012 05:23 PM

            concur with winermobile recommendations.

            n.b. stella rossa is not open for lunch, dinner only.
            also, this is a very popular place (because their food is GOOD) so don't expect be able to stroll in there at 7:30pm on a saturday night and get seated without a long wait.

            (usually i try to time my arrival there to roughly coincide with their opening time.)

          2. wienermobile Jan 11, 2012 05:36 PM

            I still like Wolfgang Puck's Asian fusion Chinois on Main. Still good after all these years. Just a few blocks away from you and is a part of this years Dine LA.

            Also I really like Gjelina about a mile away in Venice (get reservations now). Wonderful small plates.

            2709 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

            1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

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              foodiemahoodie Jan 12, 2012 12:55 AM

              Chinois is a good choice. Also, across the street - in the Casa Del Mar hotel is Catch. For breakfast or lunch - Cora's - right next to Capo. Walking up the street the restaurant Cezanne in the Le Merigot hotel. A little more of a walk - a miles - is Fig in the Fairmont hotel. A minute past that gets you to Michael's - which is a culinary instituion in L.A. (been there forever, many chefs got their start. Still has very good food.) A mile in the other direction gets you to Chaya Brasserie - also very good.

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              yogachik Jan 12, 2012 08:28 AM

              Next door is Catch, always great. Chinois, Chaya Venice, Gjelina, Tasting Kitchen, Wolf in Sheeps Clothing - all on Main Street and Abbot Kinney are all outstanding. No reason to drive more than 5 minutes for a fantastic meal (or in the case of Catch, walk 2 miinutes).

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                BSW6490 Jan 12, 2012 01:22 PM

                Capo is a great choice, albeit expensive. Its right next door. Chinois on Main is a classic. Order the whole catfish. If you like clams an a more crusty atmosphere, the Galley is a lot of fun.

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                  HastaLaPasta Jan 12, 2012 01:23 PM

                  Catch across the street in the Casa Del Mar hotel is excellent. I've also had some excellent meals in your hotel's own restaurant, One Pico. Also would suggest Whist in the Viceroy hotel which is nearby.

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