Plan Check is one of our go-to first date spots, and their latest location is right on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica. That alone isn’t cause for alert, but the fact that it has a seafood-leaning menu different from any other location is. Dynamite crab dip? Hamachi crudo? Fresh oysters? All present. But not to worry, that burger still is too.
Plan Check Santa Monica is permanently closed.
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The Santa Monica location of downtown deli Wexler’s is just as good as the original.
Pasjoli is an upscale French restaurant in Santa Monica where being an adult feels euphoric.
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Big, bustling, and once a gamechanger for DTLA. Unfortunately, unlike most of LA’s residents, Bottega Louie is not aging well.
Both neighborhood hangout and special occasion spot, Charcoal is sometimes a bit confusing, but not when it comes to their very tasty food.
Dave’s Hot Chicken
Dave's Hot Chicken is an order-at-the-counter shop in East Hollywood with very good hot chicken.
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With Little Prince, Main St. in Santa Monica finally has a cool, neighborhood-y spot for brunch and dinner.
Margo’s is an all-day restaurant on Montana Ave. in Santa Monica that does a low-key brunch with $18 bottomless mimosas.
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