We don’t generally endorse eating on Third Street Promenade, but if it happens (and sometimes it does), Sonoma Wine Garden has an accessible menu and a rooftop patio with fantastic ocean views. That we can get behind. Also, they do a bottomless brunch on the weekends.
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If you’re a beer person on the Westside, The Library Alehouse in Santa Monica is your place.
The Independence is one of the more laid-back options in Santa Monica, with classic American food and never too much of a crowd.
Cha Cha Chicken
An outdoor, island-like Caribbean BYOB that’s a great time. In Santa Monica, no less.
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Love Hour is a smashburger pop-up that’s serving some of thinnest, crispiest patties in town.
Hinoki & The Bird
Hinoki & the Bird is cooler than most options in Century City, and an ideal spot for your next power lunch. Even if you won’t remember the food.
Hudson House is an American-ish bar/restaurant in Redondo Beach, with decent pub food and good drinks.
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SUGARFISH | Santa Monica
Expect the usual at Sugarfish in Marina del Rey - the best affordable sushi in Los Angeles.
North Italia is one of the Third Street Promenade’s better restaurant options, offering solid Italian food to satisfy your post-shopping cravings.
The Dudes’ Brewing Co.
The Dudes’ is a craft brewery on the top floor of the Santa Monica Place shopping center with a big patio.
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