Fodor's Expert Review Michael's Santa Monica
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.
1147 3rd St.
Los Angeles, California 90403, USA
- Stunning patio
- Incredible cheesecake