Margo’s is an all-day restaurant on Montana Ave. in Santa Monica that does a low-key brunch involving $18 bottomless mimosas and dishes like breakfast burritos and eggs Benedict, best eaten at one of their sidewalk tables. Dinner is a mix of things including fried chicken, jumbo prawns, and pesto bucatini.
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Blue Plate Taco
Blue Plate Taco is a rowdy, but solid option for tacos in downtown Santa Monica.
Cha Cha Chicken
An outdoor, island-like Caribbean BYOB that’s a great time. In Santa Monica, no less.
Giorgio Baldi is an Italian restaurant in the Palisades and one of the most insane celebrity hideouts in the city.
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The Misfit Restaurant + Bar
The Misfit is located uncomfortably close to The Promenade tourist hellzone, but when it comes to this laid-back restaurant, we grin and bear it.
With an adult-friendly dining room, a nice outdoor balcony, an active bar, and large upstairs dance-floor slopfest, Abigaile has something for everyone.
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FIG is an all-around solid restaurant but that Happy Hour of theirs is the best on the Westside.
Plan Check Santa Monica
The Santa Monica location of Plan Check is an excellent first date spot with great burgers and lots of seafood.
Maple Block Meat Co.
LA might never be known as a BBQ town, but the addition of Maple Block in Culver City shows we’re making our way up the ranks.
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