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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Gastropub
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“Perfect spot for a burger and a beer. Sophisticated additions to the traditional burger and fries in a communal dining setting. Plus a great selection of beers on tap.”
  • 118 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A special place that honors its namesake, Art Verge. He was full of life and always invited people to his table. Some house specialties: Wine, Kale Salad, Burgers, Turkey Burger, Meatballs, Greek Salad, Short Rib Hash, Johnny Cakes, Seafood, Steak, Gluten Free, Sliders, Beet Salad, Sloppy Fries, Curly Fries.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The best coffee in town! The staff is very nice and knowledgeable, and the coffee is purely delicious. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“People claim this is the best Italian food outside of Italy. It's a block of the beach in the Pacific Palisades area. Too many excellent choices to list out, but the lobster ravioli is one of the top. It's a tiny place, but the food is amazing!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“Fantastic breakfast and lunch spot about an 8 minute drive up Sunset. Park at a meter and wait about 15 minutes for a table, but the food is great and reasonably priced. Low key atmosphere, but keep an eye out for celeb sightings. NOTE - they don't serve alcohol here. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Delicious soups, pastries and atmosphere and good spot to begin stroll along Montana Avenue 7th Street to 17th.”
  • 20 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Lovely American restaurant about 5 mins up Sunset (its walkable if you like, just a small bit without a sidewalk, but we do it frequently). Slightly pricey, good cocktails, nice ambiance (don't be fooled by the strip mall exterior).”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
“Classic Santa Monica diner/cafe across the street from the beach. Great breakfasts, hamburgers!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Great for lunch or dinner, pick-up/take out and also a great place to sit. Italian cuisine and their salads and pizzas are amazing!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
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“Pizzas, pastas & other Italian classics are favorites at this casual neighborhood chain outpost.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing salad spot (this is LA). Huge salads, fresh ingredients. I know it's a salad, but I promise you wont leave hungry!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Creative mix of northern & southern Italian cuisine. It’s upscale even though it’s located next to a dry cleaners! True and authentic Italian food.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Romantic and authentic Italian walking distance - burrata salad, rigatoni amatriciana and veal scaloppine are our favorites ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“This chic, candlelit spot is a local favorite for sushi, burgers & creative cocktails. Families and kids welcome. Great food.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Awesome selection of cheeses! Andrew knows his stuff, this place is worth a visit.”
  • 9 locals recommend