Barney’s Beanery in Santa Monica doesn’t hold a candle to the allure (and history) of the original West Hollywood location, but considering your pretty dismal options in this particular area, Barney’s kitschy vibe (and very solid beer stock) feels like heaven. The food is typical bar standards, but just a little bit better than you’d expect. Bonus - their great front patio is a perfect place to get your buzz on and watch vacationing families regret everything.
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On the Viagra-washed sidewalks of Montana Avenue, a youthful and downright delicious Italian joint has finally emerged.
Bardonna's Santa Monica location sells fresh, but not too flavorful, salads and grain bowls - sorry, "squad bowls".
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The Misfit Restaurant + Bar
The Misfit is located uncomfortably close to The Promenade tourist hellzone, but when it comes to this laid-back restaurant, we grin and bear it.
With Little Prince, Main St. in Santa Monica finally has a cool, neighborhood-y spot for brunch and dinner.
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