Where to Eat in Santa Monica on any Budget

Santa Monica restaurants have a taste of something for everyone. Because of Santa Monica's compact size (8.3 square miles), restaurants are close together and very walkable, meaning visitors means visitors can find a variety of restaurants - cuisine, price, and atmosphere - close to each other. 

Thanks to its celebrity chefs and a new generation of culinary innovators who continue to invigorate the city's dining scene, Santa Monica has remained in the top echelon of American dining. 

Just off the beaten path - and sometimes on it - you'll find culinary gems that serve up some of the best Santa Monica eats around. Some are on the beach, others on Main Street, and others in the Santa Monica Promenade, Santa Monica Place, and beyond. 

Santa Monica was at the vanguard of the local foods movement long before it became mainstream. The use of sustainable, organic ingredients is central to the cooking approach of leading chefs around town.

As a result, local restaurants offer some of the freshest and most varied dining options in the country. There are options for every palate, taste, and budget, from organic, vegetarian fare, and California fusion to fresh seafood and top-rated steak. 

Santa Monica Restaurants