Available for lunch today

View all

Best American Restaurants in Santa Monica

View all

Best American Restaurants in Santa Monica

Best Californian Restaurants in Santa Monica

View all

Best Californian Restaurants in Santa Monica

Popular restaurants in Los Angeles

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Los Angeles

Bavel
(1812)
$$$$
Middle Eastern | Downtown
Bestia
(1512)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown
Otium
(727)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown
Faith & Flower
(781)
$$$$
Californian | Downtown
Openaire
(537)
$$$$
Californian | Koreatown
View all Los Angeles restaurants

Treat your taste buds: Explore Santa Monica restaurants

  • Restaurant List
  • Best restaurants

Santa Monica Restaurants

Treat your taste buds: Explore Santa Monica restaurants

Santa Monica Restaurants

Tar & Roses
Tar & Roses
(2092)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside

Absolutely EXCELLENT food! We can't say enough about the crispy pig tails, the balsamic ribs, fried artichokes, the fried catfish and the ribeye. OMG so delicious!! Service with Jeff was impeccable too. I loved it so much that I'm bringing another visiting family member there in a couple days! More

OpenTable Diner -
Vito Restaurant
Vito Restaurant
(679)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Delicious every time. Wonderful service. Favorite place, whether it's a last minute choice or a special occasion More

OpenTable Diner -
La Vecchia Cucina
La Vecchia Cucina
(1479)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

No Tbone tonight so had to settle on a delicious filet mignon ala Porto. Friend enjoyed osso buco. More

OpenTable Diner -
Manchego
Manchego
(555)
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Santa Monica, Westside

This is a good place to eat, this is my 4th time and it just gets better and better. More

OpenTable Diner -
Via Veneto
Via Veneto
(574)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

I already have recommend it to my cousin and his wife who live in LA because I live in Switzerland. More

OpenTable Diner -
Caffe Delfini
Caffe Delfini
(88)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Local neighborhood restaurant with great food and service More

OpenTable Diner -
Upper West
Upper West
(1857)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside

I like everything about the restaurant and am delighted with my visits. The food is outstanding and the service very good. Nick, the chef, always has delicious and interesting foods to try. More

OpenTable Diner -
Chinois on Main
Chinois on Main
(1811)
$$$$
Chinese | Santa Monica, Westside

Always love the whole catfish, crispy spinach and the Chinois Chicken Salad. One of our favorite places to eat. More

OpenTable Diner -
1 Pico
1 Pico
(1943)
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

Great service and very good wine recommendation. Definitely to an option to visit back. More

OpenTable Diner -
The Penthouse Restaurant
The Penthouse Restaurant
(2758)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside

Wonderful lunch service and value $29 3 course meal. Wonderful service and beautiful relaxing ambience. Highly recommend More

OpenTable Diner -
Capo
Capo
(798)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Insanely great, A+ across-the-board. Food, wine, staff, ambience. Totally a five-star event. More

OpenTable Diner -
True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
(851)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside

Fantastic food with a great wine/cocktail list. Can be a great place for a family dinner or to meet up with friends. Highly recommend! More

OpenTable Diner -
BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
(1947)
$$$$
Steak | Santa Monica, Westside

Food was spectacular. Was visiting LA and wanted a nice place for dinner. Was recommended this place and it definitely did not disappoint. Highly recommended and the service was top notch. More

OpenTable Diner -
Stella Barra Santa Monica
Stella Barra Santa Monica
(84)
$$$$
Pizzeria | Santa Monica, Westside

Great food, great wine, great service, all over great experience. Would definitely return. More

OpenTable Diner -
Orto Santa Monica
Orto Santa Monica
(88)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Orto is an outstanding wonderful little Italian restaurant here in Santa Monica. Our dinner was fabulous! The service was wonderful and the"Spice me" drink incredible. One of the most authentic Italian dinners that I have ever had. Neighborhood gem!!!! More

OpenTable Diner -
Lunetta
Lunetta
(205)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside

I want to applaude Chef Paul for the magnificent meal. Have not had food with such devine flavor. From the salad to dessert my husband and I were amazed at the flavor. I'm from the East Coast so I know what a real clambake should taste like and this wonderful feast of my favorite crustaceans was above anything I have eaten here on the West Coast. From the bar and bartenders to our waiter it was a extraordinary experience. Couldn't wait to tell my daughter about Lunetta. Will be returning soon. But would like to be kept informed of when your events are happening especially another clambake. Oh want to thank Chef Paul for coming to our table greeting us and made a point of thanking us when we left. Also thank KTLA for having the segment with Chef Paul and Lunetta and the Clambake. Thanks Margaret and Larry Wise More

OpenTable Diner -
The Golden Bull
The Golden Bull
(95)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Santa Monica, Westside

As usual, the restaurant and bar staff were exceptional. Friendly and warm, making sure the experience was wonderful. Food delicious and ambiance warm. Definitely should check this place out!! More

OpenTable Diner -
RIZE Thai Sushi
RIZE Thai Sushi
(64)
$$$$
Thai | Santa Monica, Westside

Beautifully prepared sushi, inventive menu and oh by the way it was delicious. Good enough that we considered going two nights in a row while in town on vacation. Appearance inside is like a super casual local bar/restaurant nothing to write home about. Service was very attentive and staff was super nice. Having well made cocktails at a sushi restaurant was a treat too More

OpenTable Diner -
Little Prince
Little Prince
(7)
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

Beautifully prepared delicious dishes and an excellent waitstaff! Thank you for making our 10th anniversary so incredible!! More

OpenTable Diner -
Estate
Estate
(532)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside

Good ambiance. Food was good but nothing special. I expected more given the decor and location. Curry cauliflower and burratta were awesome. Steak was so is, salmon was so so. Not horrible but amazing. More

OpenTable Diner -
Water Grill - Santa Monica
Water Grill - Santa Monica
(2620)
$$$$
Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside

Perfect place to have a great seafood More

OpenTable Diner -
The Veranda Restaurant - Georgian Hotel
The Veranda Restaurant - Georgian Hotel
(93)
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

Great location, beautiful building. Great service, all the waiters helped with taking care of you. The food was very good. Though the food took a little bit to get, but we enjoyed the view! More

OpenTable Diner -
Heroic Wine Bar
Heroic Wine Bar
(1)
$$$$
Wine Bar | Santa Monica, Westside

Heroic Wine Bar features our award-winning Executive Chef Barbara Pollastrini from Rome. She is a chef with traditional skills rooted in Roman gastronomy combined with a modern outlook that challenges the status quo to produce an innovative "New Italian Cuisine". This cuisine features a menu built around local sourcing of in season ingredients like Santa Barbara seafood, meats and organic produce from local farms, California foraged morel and porcini mushrooms and the the best organic eggs from Kaliko Farms in next door Malibu.
More

Robata Bar - Santa Monica
Robata Bar - Santa Monica
(34)
$$$$
Japanese | Santa Monica, Westside

This is a great place for light bites ! I didn’t wanna commit to a huge dinner for my birthday - the skewers did the trick ! The sea bass is life changing ! Loved the birthday sparkler :) More

OpenTable Diner -
En Sushi
En Sushi
(74)
$$$$
Japanese | Santa Monica, Westside

En sushi appeals to young people who like American-style Japanese food, consisting mostly of American-style maki. The server did not even know what the most basic such roll, tekka maki, was. As such, the quality is good for what it is and prices are moderate. Having experienced authentic Japanese food on both sides of the Pacific, this is just not my cup of green tea. More

OpenTable Diner -
Locanda Portofino
Locanda Portofino
(604)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

AMAZING The veal with lemon caper sauce is a MUST More

OpenTable Diner -
The Rooster
The Rooster
(95)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside

Wow - excellent meal in an excellent setting. Definitely will be back. And sorry it took me so long to try it! A hidden gem that is so worth it. More

OpenTable Diner -
The Independence
The Independence
(220)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside

The Independence is fantastic! Both the food and service were excellent. I was impressed by the quality of the food - each dish was delicious! More

OpenTable Diner -
FIG
FIG
(1787)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Santa Monica, Westside

I didn't like my first meal and our server immediately replaced it with a cup of soup until my meal came which was delicious. I love the ambience and the food! More

OpenTable Diner -
The Curious Palate
The Curious Palate
(9)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside

The Curious Palate is a real gem. The menu has just enough variation to meet anyone’s taste but didn’t feel too overwhelming. Great veg options but plenty of meat options as well. The best part? The food was GOOD, like really good. I had the ceviche and fish tacos and both were amazing, one of the most flavorful meals I’ve had in LA. The restaurant is unpretentious and welcoming but still chic, the staff is friendly and the owners clearly care about the guest experience. I will for sure be back. More

OpenTable Diner -
Ivy at the Shore
Ivy at the Shore
(1885)
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

Birthday Candle Sparkler was a hit! More

OpenTable Diner -
The Galley
The Galley
(645)
$$$$
Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside

Always GREAT More

OpenTable Diner -
Ye Olde Kings Head- Santa Monica
Ye Olde Kings Head- Santa Monica
(81)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside

English Breakfast -- for those that know - know -- it was great! More

OpenTable Diner -
Catch at Hotel Casa del Mar
Catch at Hotel Casa del Mar
(1196)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside

It’s not that it was a bad experience - it’s just that it wasn’t a great experience. It’s a really nice hotel and quite frankly, the staff doesn’t match the caliber. The guys who work at the bar next to the restaurant - dress sloppy and look like they are uncomfortable in dress clothes. Like they’d rather be - and would be more comfortable - tending bar in a dive bar. Additionally, the bar tender wanted to hold my credit card in order for me to have drinks - I have experienced this in dive bars - but never at an upscale hotel. Was really disappointing and made the overall experience very uncomfortable. More

OpenTable Diner -
Lula Cocina
Lula Cocina
(191)
$$$$
Mexican | Santa Monica, Westside

Always love it? :) More

OpenTable Diner -
Meat On Ocean
Meat On Ocean
(826)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Santa Monica, Westside

Everything about this experience was overall amazing. Loved the atmosphere and vibe of this restaurant. The food was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. I couldn’t have ask for any better service. Our waiter John made the experience even better. I give Meat on Ocean a 10/10 and would recommend to everyone to eat here. More

OpenTable Diner -
North Italia - Santa Monica
North Italia - Santa Monica
(713)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Excellent place. Good food, fresh, natural...i recommand! More

OpenTable Diner -
Osteria BIGOLI
Osteria BIGOLI
(126)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Always excellent More

OpenTable Diner -
Sushi Roku - Santa Monica
Sushi Roku - Santa Monica
(971)
$$$$
Japanese | Santa Monica, Westside

Great night, ambience, food and particularly the service (thank you Shaun/Sean). Our party only get together once a year, as we live in different countries, but you made it a very memorable one. More

OpenTable Diner -
Michael's - Santa Monica
Michael's - Santa Monica
(1393)
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

It has been a long time since I visited Michael's. Sitting on the patio is still a must. I am not certain when they revamped their menu, but I was a little apprehensive when I made my reservation. I was not disappointed. The food was fabulous. The services was impeccable. And the wine selection fantastic. The waiter actually picked all three of our courses as well as the wine and I could not have been happier. Will be returning soon. More

OpenTable Diner -
Margo's
Margo's
(76)
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

We came to celebrate my husband's birthday. We ordered the dine LA menu. The complimentary wine were great. I ordered the scallop for the main course and lamb chop for my husband. I had one bit and realized it has bacon in it and I do not eat bacon. The young lady took it back and replaced with the Mahi-Mahi curry which was delicious. The lamb chop was tender and tasty. For dessert we both had chocolate cake with olive oil and it was so good. I will definitely come back and recommend to my friends. Our compliment to the chef and grateful to our server to make my dinner experience wonderful! More

OpenTable Diner -
Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica
Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica
(2589)
$$$$
Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside

See all offers

My first time; I'll be back. Delicious Dover Sole, crusted cheese mashed potato, Mud Pie. Very reasonable. More

OpenTable Diner -