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Sean

Sean’s guidebook

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Best.Ice.Cream.Ever
Sweet Rose Creamery
2726 Main St
Best.Ice.Cream.Ever
Excellent pizza. INSANELY good cookies.
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Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar
2000 Main Street
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Excellent pizza. INSANELY good cookies.
Excellent brunch! Best cinnamon roll ever!!!
Little Prince LA
2424 Main St
Excellent brunch! Best cinnamon roll ever!!!
Probably the best restaurant in Santa Monica. Err, make that the Westside. Err, possibly in the city. I LOVE this place! Tremendous Asian fusion food and stunning space! One of the toughest reservations to get these days, but it’s a big space with a fair amount of bar and communal seating if you want to try to just show up.
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Cassia
1314 7th St
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Probably the best restaurant in Santa Monica. Err, make that the Westside. Err, possibly in the city. I LOVE this place! Tremendous Asian fusion food and stunning space! One of the toughest reservations to get these days, but it’s a big space with a fair amount of bar and communal seating if you want to try to just show up.
My other favorite Santa Monica restaurant (along with Cassia). Tremendous food and atmosphere! Most things are cooked in a wood fired oven and they use different flavors of wood on different nights, so even the standbys change slightly from night to night. Highlights include the peas, carrots, and the ricotta gnocchi.
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Tar & Roses
602 Santa Monica Boulevard
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My other favorite Santa Monica restaurant (along with Cassia). Tremendous food and atmosphere! Most things are cooked in a wood fired oven and they use different flavors of wood on different nights, so even the standbys change slightly from night to night. Highlights include the peas, carrots, and the ricotta gnocchi.
Possibly the best thin crust pizza I have ever had! They ingeniously figured out how to prevent it from getting soggy. They even have an amazing gluten free version.
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Pizzana Brentwood
11712 San Vicente Blvd
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Possibly the best thin crust pizza I have ever had! They ingeniously figured out how to prevent it from getting soggy. They even have an amazing gluten free version.
Great place to enjoy Josiah Citrin’s cooking without paying Melisse pricing. Both the meat and veggie dishes are amazing. Favorites include the lamb tartare, smoky lamb ribs & flank steak, broccolini, baked cabbage and sticky toffee pudding.
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Charcoal Venice
425 Washington Blvd
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Great place to enjoy Josiah Citrin’s cooking without paying Melisse pricing. Both the meat and veggie dishes are amazing. Favorites include the lamb tartare, smoky lamb ribs & flank steak, broccolini, baked cabbage and sticky toffee pudding.
AMAZING farm to table restaurant (was one of the first in LA to focus on that and is still crushing it!); Also surprisingly cheap given the quality (expect about $35/person pre-alcohol). Tip: Inside is incredibly loud, so ask for patio when reserving & confirm that when they call.
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Gjelina
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd
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AMAZING farm to table restaurant (was one of the first in LA to focus on that and is still crushing it!); Also surprisingly cheap given the quality (expect about $35/person pre-alcohol). Tip: Inside is incredibly loud, so ask for patio when reserving & confirm that when they call.
Excellent Italian inspired cuisine in a gorgeous space. The rice ball is amazeballs! The mushroom pasta is also special.
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Scopa Italian Roots
2905 Washington Blvd
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Excellent Italian inspired cuisine in a gorgeous space. The rice ball is amazeballs! The mushroom pasta is also special.
Top notch mid-priced Italian. Chef makes all the pasta in house and by hand. Don’t skip the focaccia either.
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Felix
1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd
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Top notch mid-priced Italian. Chef makes all the pasta in house and by hand. Don’t skip the focaccia either.
Thai food like you’ve never had it before in the States. Skip the pad thai and try things like pork toro, fried pig tail, beef grapow and coconut rice
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NIGHT + MARKET Sahm
2533 Lincoln Blvd
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Thai food like you’ve never had it before in the States. Skip the pad thai and try things like pork toro, fried pig tail, beef grapow and coconut rice
Excellent deli and take away place from the Gjelina team
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Gjusta
320 Sunset Avenue
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Excellent deli and take away place from the Gjelina team
Fun hip (but not too hip) spot just off the Promenade. The trendy, modern vibe is definitely reflected in the dishes and drinks too. Highlights include the carnitas, elote (sweet grilled corn with caramelized onions & cheese), jicama tacos with shrimp and their tequila selection. And yes...the flan is that good (life changingly good!). It's earned its billing as "best flan in the universe." TIP: When making your rez, ask to be seated downstairs. It has eminently more atmosphere than upstairs.
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Mercado Santa Monica
1416 4th Street
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Fun hip (but not too hip) spot just off the Promenade. The trendy, modern vibe is definitely reflected in the dishes and drinks too. Highlights include the carnitas, elote (sweet grilled corn with caramelized onions & cheese), jicama tacos with shrimp and their tequila selection. And yes...the flan is that good (life changingly good!). It's earned its billing as "best flan in the universe." TIP: When making your rez, ask to be seated downstairs. It has eminently more atmosphere than upstairs.
Excellent quality and reasonably priced hand rolls
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KazuNori
120 Broadway
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Excellent quality and reasonably priced hand rolls
Excellent pasta designed to be eaten quickly and be affordable
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UOVO
1320 2nd St
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Excellent pasta designed to be eaten quickly and be affordable
This part market, part cafe has the best smoked salmon and gravlox (cured salmon) on the Westside. It's on par with Gjusta, but half the price. They make great pancakes as well with lots of options for mix-ins. There aren't a lot of seats, but you can also order ahead or for take out and wander down to the beach to eat.
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Shoop's Delicatessen
2400 Main St
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This part market, part cafe has the best smoked salmon and gravlox (cured salmon) on the Westside. It's on par with Gjusta, but half the price. They make great pancakes as well with lots of options for mix-ins. There aren't a lot of seats, but you can also order ahead or for take out and wander down to the beach to eat.