Jimmy’s is a sports bar mini-chain with locations in Santa Monica and Woodland Hills. There are tons of different options on the menu, and almost everything comes with fries. Your best bet when Dad wants to go here is the Jimmy Burger, with jalapeño and pimento cheese.
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Jinya Ramen Bar
Jinya is a bonafide chain with locations across the country, but still makes a very solid tonkotsu ramen.
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.
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.
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Lulu's is a Beverly Grove brunch standby with great sidewalk seating and never too long of a wait.
Eszett is an Austrian-ish spot on Sunset in Silver Lake, and an ideal place when you want to do date night a little differently.
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Cha Cha Chicken
An outdoor, island-like Caribbean BYOB that’s a great time. In Santa Monica, no less.
Santa Monica Seafood
Since 1939, Santa Monica Seafood has been one of the better fish markets on the Westside.
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