Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica can be kind of weird place, but Lunetta All Day is a less-weird option. This (you guessed it) all-day spot feels modern and definitely primed for a social media feed, and does everything from eggs and salads and burgers, to carnitas and half a chicken. The food is solid, not life-changing, but if you’re in the area, check it out. They’ve got a more formal option opening up in the coming months.
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The Dudes’ Brewing Co.
The Dudes’ is a craft brewery on the top floor of the Santa Monica Place shopping center with a big patio.
Mercado isn’t the best Mexican you’ll ever eat. But it's right downtown Santa Monica and after a day of misery at the pier, you simply don't care.
Mondo Taco in Santa Monica is a small, order at the counter taco spot serving non-traditional tacos.
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The Corner Door
Culver City’s The Corner Door has solid American food, good cocktails, and a laid-back atmosphere perfect for a casual date night.
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