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Café del Rey’s house-cured salmon is one of the restaurant’s creative presentations of the area’s best seafood.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

Café del Rey Serves Up Fresh Spring Offerings

Posted Apr. 3, 2014, 8:06 am

With the changing of the season, Café del Rey executive chef Chuck Abair is in the midst of transitioning his menu at the Marina del Rey waterfront restaurant from winter to spring.

The Lobster Flatbread is under 475 calories at Seasons 52 at 1501 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Food

Seasons 52 In Santa Monica Serves Up Everything Under 475 Calories

Posted Mar. 27, 2014, 8:30 am

When at least half the world resolves to “eat healthier this year,” it’s great to see that we don’t have to do it at home. Luckily, it appears as though restaurants have taken notice that if they want to see us at their tables, then they’ll have to be able to offer a few items on every menu that won’t sabotage the battle of the bulge.

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday for Ristorante Al Mare on the Santa Monica Pier.

News, Dining, Santa Monica, Pier

Ristorante Al Mare Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony To Celebrate Grand Opening

Posted Mar. 17, 2014, 9:04 am

Italian dining is now available on the Santa Monica Pier, as Ristorante Al Mare officially celebrated its grand opening Wednesday. The Italian restaurant is one of the first venues spotted at the base of the Pier Bridge and its noticeable blue-and-white signage and modern décor makes the eatery quite hard to miss.

Superba Snack Bar at 533 Rose Avenue in Venice serves up a fresh take on a classic pastaria with locally sourced greens and vegetables and hand made pasta.

Dining, Restaurant, Venice, Santa Monica

Superba Snack Bar Embraces Venice Community's Personality

Posted Mar. 13, 2014, 8:22 am

When Superba Snack Bar opened in Venice in July 2012, it set out to create a fresh take on a classic pastaria.

Santa Monica-based Vicki McClay will display about 20 of her paintings at Upper West through June 2014.

Life And Arts, Dining, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Upper West Restaurant To Exhibit Santa Monica Artist Vicki McClay

Posted Mar. 7, 2014, 9:21 am

Upper West will present an opening reception this Sunday for Santa Monica artist Vicki McClay who will display about 20 of her paintings on the walls of the restaurant for the next three months.

The tequila-pairing dinner began with the Coconut Poached Pescado Blanco with chipotle carrot puree.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica

Upper West Tempts Taste Buds At Tequila Pairing Dinner

Posted Feb. 25, 2014, 8:48 am

Upper West Restaurant in Santa Monica held a special five-course dinner with Herradura Tequila pairings earlier this month on Thursday, Feb. 6.

Dining, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Upper West Restaurant To Host Oscar Viewing Party

Posted Feb. 23, 2014, 8:59 am

Upper West Restaurant in Santa Monica will host an Oscar party next Sunday, March 2.

Il Piccolo Verde is located at 140 South Barrington Place in Brentwood. Oscar Morel brings his extensive restaurant experience to keep customers coming back for more.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Food

Il Piccolo Verde Serves Up Slice Of Italy In Brentwood

Posted Feb. 20, 2014, 8:19 am

Since Il Piccolo Verde opened its doors in September 2013 on Barrington Place just below Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood, it has been making a name for itself by preparing tasty food that’s healthy all while offering a fine dining atmosphere without breaking the bank.

Situated just 25 miles south of Santa Monica, Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is surrounded by sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.

Dining, Travel, Santa Monica, Ocean

Terranea Resort: A Gem On The Palos Verdes Peninsula

Posted Feb. 19, 2014, 9:21 am

If there was ever a setting that retains the essence of the unspoiled beauty of California’s coast, Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is it.

The Gotham Rib Steak at Old Homestead Steakhouse, which is located inside Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

Dining, Travel, Santa Monica

Old Homestead Steakhouse At Caesars Palace An Iconic New York Outpost

Posted Feb. 6, 2014, 8:38 am

Since December 2011, Caesars Palace has become home to the Las Vegas restaurant outpost of one of New York City's most historic restaurants - Old Homestead Steakhouse.

The Culver Hotel celebrates Valentine’s Day with a gourmet four-course dinner priced at $58 per person.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica

Five Westside Valentine's Day Dining Ideas

Posted Feb. 4, 2014, 9:06 am

Making plans for Valentine’s Day can be stressful. It’s one of the busiest nights of the year for restaurants.

Santa Monica chefs will be serving up healthy dishes as part of Santa Monica Eat Well Week.

Dining, Restaurant, Seven Days, Santa Monica

What's Hot: Last Chance To Enjoy Eat Well Week Menu At Santa Monica Restaurants

Posted Jan. 10, 2014, 9:14 am

Santa Monica’s 2nd annual Eat Well Week will continue today through Sunday, Jan. 12 with more than a dozen of Santa Monica’s top restaurants offering discounted prix-fixe menus and healthy new menu options to kick-off a healthier 2014.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica

dineLA Restaurant Week To Feature 45 Santa Monica Eateries Starting Jan. 20

Posted Jan. 9, 2014, 8:18 am

For anyone who made a diet-themed New Year’s resolution on Jan. 1, the dineLA Restaurant Week later this month could potentially force you to take a break from your well-intentioned plans.

Rent a bike at one of Perry’s on the Beach’s four Santa Monica locations and exploring beautiful Santa Monica on two wheels.

News, Dining, Health, Fitness, Santa Monica, Biking

Create Customized "Wellness" Pairing During Santa Monica Eat Well Week

Posted Jan. 6, 2014, 10:01 am

In celebration of Santa Monica's 2nd annual Eat Well Week, the Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau is encouraging the community to create customized "wellness pairing" experiences.

Santa Monica chefs will be serving up healthy dishes as part of Santa Monica Eat Well Week.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Food

Full List Of Santa Monica Eat Well Week Restaurants For January 5-12

Posted Jan. 3, 2014, 8:51 am

Santa Monica’s 2nd annual Eat Well Week will be begin Sunday, Jan. 5 through Jan. 12 in conjunction with California Restaurant Month, thanks to the Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMCVB).

The Gilly bursts with flavor with caramelized onions, Applewood smoked bacon, tomato, lettuce,Tillamook cheddar cheese, crispy onions and Spicy 1001 dressing.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica

Truxton's Bistro's Eye-Catching Delights In Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 2, 2014, 8:09 am

If Truxton’s didn’t stand for “everything and then some,” I’d be amiss. Having opened in July, I’ve eyed the transformation from vacant corner cinder block at Santa Monica Boulevard and 14th Street to a quaint and optimistic second location (the original Truxton’s is in Westchester) and have finally matched my vow to stop in.

Welcome the New Year at Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen at at 1119 Wilshire Boulevard.

News, Dining, Santa Monica

Rustic Canyon Offers Five-Course Prix-Fixe New Year's Eve Dinner

Posted Dec. 30, 2014, 9:42 am

Rustic Canyon executive chef Jeremy Fox, alongside owners Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, invite guests to ring in the New Year at their Santa Monica neighborhood restaurant, Rustic Canyon.

Chaya restaurant is located at 110 Navy Street, Venice.

News, Dining, Venice, Santa Monica

Celebrate New Year's Eve "Studio 54" Style At CHAYA Venice

Posted Dec. 30, 2014, 9:40 am

Relive the extravagance, indulgence, and extraordinary parties of one of the world’s most famous nightclubs as CHAYA Venice rings in the New Year on Tuesday with a “Studio 54” inspired jubilee including special guest, DJ Jun.

Wokcano is located at 1413 5th Street will host a Winter Wonderland themed New Year’s celebration.

News, Dining, Santa Monica

Ring In The New Year At Wokano Winter Wonderland In Santa Monica

Posted Dec. 30, 2014, 9:38 am

Wokcano in Santa Monica will host one of the Westside’s biggest New Year’s Eve parties on Tuesday night.

Ristorante Al Mare is a three-story restaurant features a rooftop deck with full bar, second floor balcony terraces and a private dining room, as well as first floor exterior decks overlooking the Santa Monica Pier boardwalk and beaches.

Dining, Santa Monica, Pier

Ristorante Al Mare Brings Italian Flair To The Santa Monica Pier

Posted Dec. 26, 2013, 8:49 am

After many years in the making, there’s a new restaurant in town now open on the Santa Monica Pier – Ristorante Al Mare.

Eat Well Week returns in 2014. Pictured at this year's launch at the Santa Monica Farmers Market were Ocean and Vine executive chef Keith Roberts (from left), Popeye, Olive Oyl, The Lobster’s executive chef Collin Crannel and his son Griffin, and Locanda del Lago executive chef Gianfranco Minuz.

News, Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica

Santa Monica's Eat Well Week To Return January 5 With More Than Dozen Restaurants

Posted Dec. 25, 2013, 9:18 am

Santa Monica's 2nd annual Eat Well Week will be held Jan. 5-12 in conjunction with California Restaurant Month, thanks to the Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The chicken and waffles are a must at The Charleston. The Wilshire Boulevard venue recently launched a new happy hour with items from $3-$7 seven days a week.

Dining, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

The Charleston's Vintage 1920s Speakeasy Feel

Posted Dec. 17, 2013, 9:17 am

The Charleston, located at 2460 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, recently launched a new happy hour with items from $3-$10 seven days a week from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

This year’s SANTA Monica Pub Crawl returns on Saturday, Dec. 14. Last year more than 5,000 crawlers participated.

Dining, Restaurant, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Pub Crawl Returns This Saturday Night

Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 9:17 am

This Saturday, more than 30 Santa Monica bars and restaurants will open their doors to thousands of revelers taking part in the 5th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl.

Tacos Punta Cabras near the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Cloverfield is the creation of Josh Gil (left) and Daniel Snukal.

Dining, Santa Monica, Food, Santa Monica Blvd.

Mid-Town Santa Monica Scores With Tacos Punta Cabras

Posted Dec. 5, 2013, 8:01 am

Tacos Punta Cabras is a hole in the wall on a bleak stretch of mid-town Santa Monica Boulevard. Inside there’s a handful of tables and some scrappy beach-theme decor that looks like an afterthought.

BLVD 16 at The Hotel Palomar functions as an all day dining restaurant for hotel and non-hotel guests alike.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica

Dining News In Santa Monica & The Westside

Posted Nov. 14, 2013, 8:09 am

The Charleston, Santa Monica’s premier 1920’s style gastropub, is serving up some old-time jazz tunes every Thursday night with Big Band Thursdays, the second introduction to their all new fall lineup.

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