Fodor's Expert Review Michael's Santa Monica

$$$ Santa Monica Modern American

Michael’s is a Santa Monica institution, and after a remodel and new chef and menu, its reputation is secure. The new American shared-plates menu runs the gamut from peruviana beans to branzino with pomegranate to sunchoke gnocchi. Tie it all together with a whipped deconstructed cheesecake (insane). The expansive space features a stunning plant-lined patio with a retractable roof, which attracts a well-heeled crowd without being stuffy. A daily cocktail is available from 5:30 to 6 pm for just $1.79–-no, that's not a typo.

Modern American American Historical Romantic Lively Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

1147 3rd St.
Los Angeles, California  90403, USA

310-451–0843

www.michaelssantamonica.com

Known For:
  • Stunning patio
  • Incredible cheesecake
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No lunch, Closed Sun. No lunch.

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