The Gallery is the Third Street Promenade's premiere dining collective. The two-story space - find it between Arizona Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard - features unique restaurants and a mix of indoor and outdoor dining space, including the Promenade's only elevated dining deck.
Originally constructed as a 1990s-era food court, the two-level space received an extensive facelift in 2015-16 to create The Gallery.
The Third Street Promenade has long been a premier shopping destination, but now that its Gallery Food Hall is complete, it has become a destination for dining, too.
But The Gallery didn't do it alone: They teamed up with K2 Restaurants, who curated half of the site's vendors to create SocialEats, a micro food hall concept that the group calls its "food discovery platform." The result? More than 10 stalls with mouth-watering menus under one roof.
SocialEats at The Gallery is a unique and modern communal dining experience with refined industrial design elements including a "pour your own beer wall," framing metal structures, quartz counters, LED ambient lighting, a Fuku mural painting by local celebrity artist Jay Howell, and a giant neon moss wall offering the perfect photo opportunity upon entry.
A bit more about each of the restaurants:
Azulé Taqueria serves beach-inspired tacos in The Gallery Food Hall. Azule's street taco is lean in size, but beach and farmers' market when it comes to fillings. Grilled meats under bright, fruity salsas; a vegan cauliflower take on al pastor; slow-cooked mushrooms with manchego and daikon sprouts; charred pineapple and pork belly are among the options. Can't decide? Get a sampler platter of six - on Mondays, when margarita pitchers are half-off.
Original K2 Restaurant concept – contemporary Japanese, fast-casual build your own bento box. Fill your bento box with up to four choices from starters, crispy rice, greens, and rolls (cut or hand). Custom bento box packaging is easy to take on the go or to eat in the dining hall.
Crispy rice options include Spicy Tuna, Yellowtail, Salmon, Rock Shrimp, Mushroom, Creamy Spinach, and Pork Belly. Rolls can be made either cut or handroll; options include California, Spicy Tuna, Yellowtail, Salmon, Pork Belly, Grilled Avocado, or Veggie.
Healthy green options include Soba Noodle Salad, Seaweed Salad, Mixed Greens, and Cucumber Sunomono. Starter options are available for additional purchase and include, Edamame, Shishito Peppers, Miso Soup, and Creamy Rock Shrimp. Finish off the bento box with a variety of sauces from our custom sauce tap.
At Adelaide, SocialEats's gem at the heart of the ground floor, you'll find n Aussie-inspired coffee shop by day and wine bar by night. You'll find all the trappings of Australian coffee shops - artful flat whites, Bundaberg ginger beer, and Vegemite on toast among them. In the afternoon, you'll find champagne, sparkling wines, and red and white varietals bay the glass and bottle, most from New Zealand, the California coast, and naturally, the land of Oz.
Baked goods include croissants, bagels, fresh bread with jams, and freshly baked cookies in addition to a variety of cereals and fresh fruits.
Keep an eye out for the neon pink "hot" sign indicating freshly baked cookies are ready to serve.
Inspired by the bright lights of Asia's nocturnal street food markets that serve authentic, flavorful eats from tiny stalls, Street Noods offers pan-Asian street style noodles and more located inside SocialEats on the first floor of The Gallery.
Pan-Asian style street noodles include signature Udon Cacio e Pepe (Chinese long pepper, pecorino), Chicken Dan Dan (ramen, double garlic and option to "make it fire"), Jade Noods (bbq pork, duck, crab), Shabang Shrimp Yakisoba (southern style with golden chive and lemongrass), Vegetable Yakisoba (market stir fry, saimin noods), and Chilled Soba Noodles (charred Chinese broccoli, shiitake).
Wash down the noods with Tiger Beer or "tap" a young Thai coconut (pro-tip: spiked coconuts available on request).
Original K2 Restaurant concept in partnership with Celebrity Chef Graham Elliot. Direct from Santa Monica's famous Farmer's Market; Petit Harvest serves farm-fresh fare.
For more information on The Gallery and all of its restaurants visit galleryfoodhall.com.