Being one of the more established areas in LA, the westside sometimes feels like it changes very little. But, good news people! Lots of good changes have come. Read on for some of the newest lovely additions to our beloved coastal area.
The Anchor [ venice ] Though there were a lot of great things I had at this restaurant, I cannot take my mind off of their lobster roll. Usually not something I’m a large fan of, the lobster roll is a New England fav and the Anchor did a great job of adding some LA flare. Made with shaved black truffle, this dish MELTS in your mouth and I would come back to only eat three of these.
Chestnut Club [ santa monica ] This new addition to the Santa Monica “club” scene (and if you are a local, you know I mean club in a very loose sense) is slightly upscale and cozy. With a more dark and cozy vibe than most other places in the area, Chestnut is a good spot when you are looking for a chill night out on the town.
Brilliantshine [ santa monica ] Immediately adjacent to Tinga, this new place has already gotten quite popular since its recent opening. It is small but has a nice ambiance with an open courtyard, one bar, and a dining area. Though I’ve only tried the drinks, the food is said to be very great as well (I’m sure having a former exec chef from Paiche helps).
Hoping the westside continues to grow and add more great restaurants and nightlife - it helps keep us on our toes!