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The Best Restaurants in Santa Monica

Live like a local and eat your way through the area. Santa Monica Beach is world-famous for its neighborhood bars, bustling cafes and breezy oceanfront eateries. From health food to seafood, gourmet dinners and grab-and-go snacks, our favorite places are all under 1-mile away from Ocean View Hotel.  

Breakfast & Brunch

Ivy At The Shore | 3 min walk, 500 ft
1535 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 393-3113
Enjoy delicious drinks and upscale California cuisine at this local hot spot.

Jinky's Cafe | 4 min walk, 800 ft
1447 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 917-3311
Homey eatery at the Third Street Promenade known for its Southwestern-influenced breakfasts.

Blue Daisy | 9 min walk, 0.4 miles
609 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 395-9777
Laid-back restaurant making breakfast-to-dinner American eats, including sweet & savory crepes.

Interactive Cafe | 3 min walk, 700 ft
215 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (424) 343-1262
A unique and futuristic restaurant with eclectic and artistic decor. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

french toast
Coffee & Smoothies
Starbucks | 6 min walk, 0.3 mi
1356 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 458-0266
Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts and light bites.

Espresso Cielo | 4 min walk, 800 ft
1431 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 260-1268
Espresso and locally made pastries offered in a sunny coffeehouse with large windows and sidewalk seats.

Nordstrom Ebar Artisan Coffee | 3 min walk, 700 ft
220 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 752-4115
Quick-serve stop at Nordstrom’s serving espresso drinks, smoothies, pastries & to-go lunch fare.

Nekter Juice Bar | 5 min walk, 0.2 miles
1422 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 862-8585
Local juice bar offering acai bowls, refreshing smoothies, and healthy snacks.
Ocean View Explore Coffee
American

Meat on Ocean | 1 min walk, 253 ft
1501 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 773-3366
Surf & turf steakhouse serving a carnivore’s delight of charcuterie, chops & seafood.

The Misfit Restaurant + Bar | 7 min walk, 0.3 miles
225 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 656-9800
This hip gastropub is well-known for its handcrafted cocktails and comfort food.

Tender Greens | 10 min walk, 0.4 miles
201 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 587-2777
Locally-sourced salads, sandwiches, and plates in a laidback atmosphere.

burger and fries
Italian

Joe’s Pizza | 2 min walk, 250 ft
111 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 395-9222
Pizza lovers delight in New York style thin crust pies and late night hours.

Bruno’s | 6 min walk, 0.2 miles
1652 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 395-5589
Serving up handmade pizza, pasta and other Italian staples on Ocean Ave.

North Italia | 4 min walk, 900 ft
1442 Second St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 382-2460
Pasta, pizza and Italian cuisine handmade from scratch along with an assortment of wines, beer, and cocktails.
Italian pasta
Seafood

Water Grill | 3 min walk, 0.1 miles
1401 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 394-5669
A seafood lover’s paradise with a daily selection of fresh-caught raw bar items.

Blue Plate Oysterette | 4 min walk, 0.2 miles
1355 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 576-3474
Simply prepared seafood and raw bar with ocean views and a chic vibe.

Herringbone Santa Monica | 8 min walk, 0.4 miles
1755 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 971-4460
Sceney eatery and bar boasting market-fresh seafood in a garden setting.

SeaFood
Mexican
Blue Plate Taco | 1 min walk, 150 ft
1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 458-2985
Views of the Pacific Ocean greet you at this locavore Mexican restaurant.

Red O Cantina | 2 min walk, 300 ft
1541 Ocean Ave. #120, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 458-1600
Enjoy Mexican cuisine and gourmet cocktails inside or on the pretty patio.

King and Queen Cantina | 5 min walk, 0.2 miles
1401 Ocean Ave. Unit 104, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (424) 268-4787
Vibrant Mexican eatery whipping up tacos, seafood and burritos, plus margaritas and cocktails.

Mercado | 9 min walk, 0.4 miles
1416 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 526-7121
Contemporary Mexican establishment with authentic cuisine and 70+ tequilas.
tacos
Asian
KazuNori by Sushi Nozawa | 4 min walk, 900 ft
120 Broadway Unit 104, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (424) 999-4594
Quality temaki (hand-rolls), sashimi, Japanese beverages and sake in a functional and robust-sleek setting.

Interstellar | 4 min walk, 800 ft
109 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 310-8820
Laid-back spot offering Korean fusion dishes, drinks & happy hours in an airy, rustic-chic space. Ocean View Hotel guests receive a 15% discount.

Sugarfish by Sushi Nozawa | 6 min walk, 0.3 miles
1345 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 393-3338
Traditional sushi rolls and sake served in an intimate space.

Silverlake Ramen | 8 min walk, 0.3 miles
1319 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (424) 330-0125
A full-service Japanese restaurant serving traditional ramen dishes with all-natural ingredients.

shrimp noodles asian
Vegetarian & Vegan
True Food | 3 min walk, 600 ft
395 Santa Monica Pl., Santa Monica CA 90401, (310) 593-8300
Relaxed, eco-chic chain serving health-conscious fare, including vegan options, plus cocktails.

Berbere | 12 min walk, 0.5 miles
510 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 699-8642
An Ethiopian vegan destination offering breakfast items, lunch, dinner and dessert items as well as healthy smoothies and juice blends.

Flower Child | 7 min walk, 0.3 miles
1332 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 382-2901
Colorful cafe with a cheery, bohemian ethos for health-minded salads, bowls & wraps, to stay or go.

Sweetgreen | 12 min walk, 0.5 miles
1343 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, (424) 744-8321
Nutrient dense, locally sourced, organic ingredients made into delicious bowls, salads and sides.