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225 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
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There is nothing "misfit" about this restaurant pub. The restaurant opens onto Santa Monica Boulevard close enough to the beach to smell the salt air in the breeze. Located in the historic art deco "Clock Tower" building (1929) the restaurant/bar...
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1408 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA
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Located in Santa Monica, Tacos Por Favor caters to the most eclectic group of people I have seen so far on my taco crawl. A huge, packed seating area plus the interesting combination of patrons (families, elderly persons, hipsters, etc.) suggested...
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1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA
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,...
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101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
Fig is an amazing American Bistro on property at The Fairmont in Santa Monica. Dinner at the bar is lots of fun if you can't get a table.
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1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403, USA
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Think lusciously crafted burgers of green arugula and sweet caramelized onion chutney, gruyere cheese, and a chuck of medium-rare goodness. Not to mention the thinly cut fries that come with a side of creamy garlic and parsley aioli or possibly...
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1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
Hotel bars, pools and restaurants are central to the fabulous life in LA. The boutique 1930s Shangri-La Hotel has the only rooftop bar in Santa Monica with ocean views and their poolside patio is a relaxing escape away from the crowds of the pier...
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1000 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
The best seafood in LA is by the beach. Fresh fish is served at an array of dining atmospheres from casual shacks like Malibu Seafood and Reel Inn to fancy restaurants like Moonshadows and Chart House. The fish tacos at James’ Beach are as good as...
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1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
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Cora's Coffee Shoppe just off the coast is a cozy cafe with refined comfort-food brunch and lunch. The retro interior is lined with black and white tiled floors, daily fish specials are on a chalkboard and the flowered iron arbor covered patio...
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1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA
Shutters is a preppy beach resort that feels more like Martha's Vineyard than Santa Monica. The amenities are luxury but its ambience is charming. With cool ocean breezes and the beach steps away, there's no better place to unwind and discover the...
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2906 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA
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If a better burrito exists, I have yet t find it. Make sure to get yours with Guacamole... it would be a tragedyl not to!
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101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
After losing my rental apartment due to leaky Southern California construction during record-breaking winter rains, I was evacuated to luxury and bliss at the Fairmont Hotel down the street. I spotted a whale in the Santa Monica Bay shortly before...
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1515 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
Modern and chic embody the ambiance of the Shore Hotel. The location is unbeatable, situated right in front of the Santa Monica pier. There is a variety of restaurants and bars just steps away. Shopping is also just around the corner on the 3rd...