Bodega is a massive wine bar at Broadway and Lincoln in Santa Monica with a good bottle list, a food menu that’s better than it needs to be, and an atmosphere far more lively than your average wine bar. Their weekday Happy Hour from 5pm - 7pm gets you $6 glasses of wine as well.
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Cafe Bolivar in Santa Monica has great coffee, a decent selection of pastries, and fast wifi, and it never gets too loud to focus.
The Santa Monica location doesn’t have the magic of the original Ktown location, but El Cholo is still fun and serving solid old-school Mexican food.
Pasjoli is an upscale French restaurant in Santa Monica where being an adult feels euphoric.
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Friends & Family
Friends & Family is an East Hollywood all-day cafe that’s about to become part of your everyday routine.
The food at Forage is fresh. The recipes are amazing. And they will plate you a nasty-good plate of baked mac n’ cheese that is definitely not Whole30 Diet approved. Damn you, farm-to-table morons. You got this one right.
American Beauty is a new steakhouse in Venice, and pretty much exactly what you’d expect from a Venice steakhouse - in the best possible way.
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Sushi note is part sushi spot, part wine bar, and unlike any other place to eat raw fish in the city.
Plant Food and Wine
For vegan fine dining, and one of the best patios around, Plant Food + Wine in Venice is the place.
For great, interesting wine, and excellent classic French food, Oriel in Chinatown is the place to be.
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