The Misfit is located uncomfortably close to the 3rd St. Promenade tourist hellzone, but when it comes to this laid-back restaurant, we grin and bear it. The food is good, the crowd is full of locals, and the cocktails are the best in downtown. Also, there are free cookies and a Happy Hour from noon - 7pm daily.
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Giorgio Baldi is an Italian restaurant in the Palisades and one of the most insane celebrity hideouts in the city.
Stout is a burger and beer bar with good food and a low-key space that provides a needed break from the chaos of downtown Santa Monica.
Bay Cities is a Santa Monica classic that’s been open since 1925. Most importantly, it’s home to The Godmother, Los Angeles’ greatest sandwich.
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Spoke Bicycle Cafe
Spoke Bicycle Cafe is an outdoor cafe and bike rental shop in Frogtown that you’ll want to visit even if you have no plans to ride a bike today.
Yours Truly in Venice features buzzy dishes like avocado hummus and Nashville Hot Shrimp, but beneath all that style is a seriously good restaurant.
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