I thought I made a pretty good grilled cheese. Then I went to the Shutters Hotel. Their restaurant, Coast is perfectly named as it’s ideally situated beneath the hotel, along the California coast. Since I only went for lunch, ordering tomato soup, I was pleasantly surprised to not only receive a side of perfectly grilled cheese on rye, but a personal ‘good afternoon’ from the restaurant manager as well. Pleasantly situated along the beach in Santa Monica, California, this beach hotel is where you’ll have an awesome dining experience as well as bump into a few movie stars. The outdoor dining area is a quiet and serene place to eat with friends or relatives facing the ocean, or you can eat indoors with the accompaniment of the bustling wait staff. I am so happy to have discovered this neat place in Southern California and I’m sure they won’t be closing the Shutters anytime soon.