4 Of The Best Luxury Food Experiences in Santa Monica

Best Luxury Food Experiences in Santa Monica

Photo Credit: Lavinia Lumezanu

Santa Monica is not just about lying by the ocean and basking in the beautiful light of the afternoon sun, or getting super fit on the beach; it’s also the place of amazing upscale cuisine and food experiences so delicious they keep you coming back over and over again.

Best Luxury Food Experiences in Santa Monica
Photo Credit: Marie Buck for Herringbone

If you’re looking for fish-meets-field coastal cuisine with an emphasis on line-caught seafood and high-quality meats, look no further than Herringbone, a fresh, contemporary restaurant with the atmosphere of easy Southern California beach living. Live trees, lush greenery, fish net drapings, and maritime-inspired fixtures and artwork give this Santa Monica restaurant located in The Seychelle at Ocean Avenue South, a coastal charm. From weekend brunches with endless rosé to a delicious raw bar, you can enjoy the mouthwatering menu outdoors, indoors, or at the beautiful and lively bar and lounge.

Best Luxury Food Experiences in Santa Monica
Photo Credit: CAST

CAST Restaurant & Lounge, located at the Viceroy Santa Monica, offers locally-inspired cuisine in an atmosphere that marries casual California living with refined sophistication and style, and a menu including delectable preparations from bountiful, locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. A tastefully decorated central dining room complete with black and white marble mosaic tile tables and artistic mirrored-wall detailing, it also offers adjacent patio seating options in poolside luxury cabanas, and a private dining space complete with an elegant communal dining table perfect for special occasions.

Best Luxury Food Experiences in Santa Monica
Photo Credit: 1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach

Helmed by Executive Chef Vittorio Lucariello and designed by Michael S. Smith, 1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach is situated on a prime coastal stretch of the famed Santa Monica beach. With majestic views across the boardwalk and out to the Pacific Ocean, and the nice added touch of a fireplace, guests can enjoy Mediterranean fine dining with a seasonal, market-driven menu and extensive wine list, perfect for a romantic dinner for two. For those looking to amp up their weekend brunch game in a refined and elegant setting, indulge in the melt-in-your-mouth Lobster Brunch that includes a series of lobster-based appetizers and entrées like the Lobster Caesar salad, Lobster BLT and Lobster Benedict.

Best Luxury Food Experiences in Santa Monica
Photo Credit: Terrazza Lounge

Breathtaking, 180-degree ocean views coupled with market-fresh craft cocktails make Terrazza Lounge at the sun-kissed Hotel Casa del Mar the ideal spot to enjoy a seaside sunset in a sophisticated, yet lively environment where coastal Italy meets Santa Monica. With a cutting edge mixologist and creatively-curated cocktail program, the spirits menu is infused with mouthwatering combinations and unique flavor profiles, the makings of a culnary dream when combined with the seafood, sushi or raw bar options. Nightly live music ranging from jazz to soul, and a front row seat with the finest panorama of the Pacific, makes for an unforgettable experience for a catch up with friends or date night with a significant other. For a more intimate gathering , the new indoor cabanas at Terrazza Lounge are a unique blend of lavish and laid back, serving as the perfect spot for happy hour or bottle service by the sea.

Lavinia Lumezanu

With a passion for travel and fitness, as well as foreign languages and cultures, Lavinia has always been an adventurer. She loves discovering new places as often as possible, whether it's luxury resorts around the world or cozy little bungalows full of charm and local flair, eating in Michelin star restaurants or sampling the local street food. You can read more about her endeavors at https://lav...(Read More)

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