Santa Monica’s #MainStreet is the new #foodstreet

No need to dress up for this “hippie-chic” street — come as you are. Santa Monica’s Main Street has been around for decades. Main Street was the place to hang out in the 80s when world famous Wolfgang Puck opened his amazing Cal-Asian restaurant, Chinois, and after that The Wave Restaurant and Bar opened in 1986. Chinois and Wave had new, hip food wowing the local artist, civilian and tourist alike.

Now, it’s rallying back better than ever. Could Main Street ever be more hip? New restaurants are popping up and showing what Santa Monica is all about; Ashland Hill, Hinterland, Areal and Fork in the Road just to name a few!

Between the colorful street art, amazing shopping and mouthwatering restaurants, this hip street is a force to be reckoned with. Main Street runs for just over a mile, from Pico Boulevard to Rose Avenue and I’m going to tell you about the restaurants to try (in one sentence:) on this one-of-a-kind street, and trust me, your taste buds will thank me!

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Areal’s Restaurant Credit, Instagram: @the_mully

Areal Restaurant & Craft Bar

 A fun, dynamic restaurant with outdoor seating and great spirits and cocktails. 

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Ashland Hill: Credit, Instagram: @the_mully

ASHLAND HILL

The best use of space and adaptive reuse of the building, even better food. 
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Bareburger Main Street California: Credit, Instagram: @bareburger_ca

BAREBURGER

 Dedicated to making your mouth water with a locally sourced menu.
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Brick + Mortar LA, Credit, Instagram: @brickmortarla

BRICK + MORTAR

Luxe neighborhood bar serving up Modern American deliciousness.

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Chinois on Main: Credit, Instagram: @chinoisonmain

CHINOIS ON MAIN

Owned by Wolfgang Puck, serving the best Cal-Asian fare in the city. 

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Fork in the Road: Credit, Instagram: @forksantamonica

FORK IN THE ROAD

Bringing a whole new meaning to “bistro-chic”in Santa Monica.
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Hinterland: Credit, Instagram: @hinterland_la

HINTERLAND

Southern classic & celebrity-studded, did I mention Joe Jonas owns it?
 2917 Main St.
 www.hinterland.la/

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Knuckle and Claw: Credit, Instagram: @knuckleclaw

KNUCKLE & CLAW

The Maine-fare on Main Street. 

 

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La Vecchio Cucina: Credit, Instagram: @lavecchiocucina

LA VECCHIA CUCINA

Keeping it classically Italian in a bustling atmosphere.  

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M Street Kitchen: Credit, Instagram: @mstreetkitchen

M STREET KITCHEN

Comfort food in laid back vibe.

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O’Brien’s on Main: Credit, Instagram: @obriensonmain

O′BRIEN′S IRISH PUB ON MAIN ST

Live music, comedy and trivia nights make this a local hotspot for more than just the food. 

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The Galley: Credit, Instagram: @thegalley_sm

THE GALLEY

Nautical feel with amazing food. 

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Via Veneto: Credit, Instagram: @viavenetosantamonica

VIA VENETO

Creatively combining organic, local ingredients in an elegant ambiance.

 

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