Gjelina is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

1. Gjelina

9.4
American Restaurant · Venice · 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd (at Millwood Ave.), Venice, CA

EaterEater: A neighborhoody spot that's filled with regulars, pick from seasonalsmall plate offerings and some skinny-crusted brick oven pizzas. The roasted vegetables are also a must-try. Read more.

M Street Kitchen is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

2. M Street Kitchen

9.2
American Restaurant · Ocean Park · 2000 Main St (at Bicknell Ave.), Santa Monica, CA

LIVESTRONG_COMLIVESTRONG_COM: Check out this hip Main street spot where the focus is simple: fresh, organic and seasonal. The green chili burger offers a welcome twist to the usual.

Cerveteca Venice is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

3. Cerveteca Venice

9.0
Mexican Restaurant · North of Rose · 523 Rose Ave (at Rennie Ave), Venice, CA

Chris L.Chris LoRusso: Eat at the bar. Watch the amazing food come of the grills right in front of you.

The Library Alehouse is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

4. The Library Alehouse

8.7
Gastropub · Ocean Park · 2911 Main St (btw Kinney St. & Ashland Ave.), Santa Monica, CA

Chris L.Chris LoRusso: Don't fear a sometimes crowded wait. Put your name in and head next door to Rick's Tavern for a drink. The hostess will come get you when your table is ready.

Rick's Tavern On Main is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

5. Rick's Tavern On Main

7.1
Bar · Ocean Park · 2907 Main St (at Ashland), Santa Monica, CA

Chris L.Chris LoRusso: A classic dive. Also the best place to wait for a table at Library next door.

Stella Barra is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

6. Stella Barra

9.0
Pizza Place · Ocean Park · 2000 Main St (btw Bay St & Bicknell Ave), Santa Monica, CA

Chris L.Chris LoRusso: Start with the burrata app. Pay attention to the pizza specials. If the bacon & goat cheese is available, go for it.

Umami Burger is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

7. Umami Burger

9.0
Burger Joint · West Los Angeles · 500 Broadway (at 5th St.), Santa Monica, CA

Chris L.Chris LoRusso: Tater tots aren't on the menu. Order them anyway. Not to disappoint.

Venice Ale House is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

8. Venice Ale House

8.7
Gastropub · Venice Beach · 2 Rose Ave (Ocean Front Walk, Venice Boardwalk), Venice, CA

Chris L.Chris LoRusso: Get here early and post up outside on a sunny day at the beach.

The Otheroom is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

9. The Otheroom

7.9
Wine Bar · Venice · 1201 Abbot Kinney Blvd (at Westminster Ave.), Venice, CA

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The vibe is, say it with us, "laid back" — locals often bring in their gigantic dogs, and no one seems to bat an eye. It’s wine and beer only, which keeps things civilized. Oh, and there’s no food. Read more.

James' Beach is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

10. James' Beach

8.7
American Restaurant · Venice Beach · 60 N Venice Blvd (Pacific Ave.), Venice, CA

MarieClaireMarieClaire: If you’re in the mood for some authentic California tacos, look no further than James’ Beach. Featured in the movie, I Love You Man, their fish tacos hit the spot when it comes to SoCal cuisine.

The Yard is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

11. The Yard

Gastropub · Downtown Santa Monica · 119 Broadway (btw Ocean Ave & 2nd St), Santa Monica, CA

sondrasondra: CJ - chef from Top Chef creates his sign dishes here - the fried risotto balls are yummy!

Basement Tavern is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

12. Basement Tavern

8.3
Speakeasy · Ocean Park · 2640 Main St (at Ocean Park Blvd.), Santa Monica, CA

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: To find Basement Tavern, you'll have to enter in back, pass by the wafting stench of trash bins, navigate through a loading dock and then descend a flight of stairs, and that's just to get inside. Read more.

Urth Caffé is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

13. Urth Caffé

9.2
Café · Ocean Park · 2327 Main St (at Hollister Ave.), Santa Monica, CA

LIVESTRONG_COMLIVESTRONG_COM: Bursting with healthy options and beautiful people--Urth cafe is the perfect lunch spot. Try the Organic Spirit Mint tea for a metabolism boost. Here's how green tea works its wonders. Read more.

Blue Plate Oysterette (BPO) is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

14. Blue Plate Oysterette (BPO)

8.8
Seafood Restaurant · Downtown Santa Monica · 1355 Ocean Ave (btwn Santa Monica Blvd. & Arizona Ave.), Santa Monica, CA

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: The LA area has arguably the most diverse food scene in the country. Exemplary lobster roll - served on top a split brioche roll with a side of house-made sweet potato chips. Read more.

Santa Monica Farmers Market - Sunday is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

15. Santa Monica Farmers Market - Sunday

8.7
Farmers Market · Ocean Park · 2640 Main St (Heritage Square), Santa Monica, CA

ToryBurchToryBurch: A foodie paradise that stretches for blocks - you can find the freshest fruits and vegetables here as well as baked goods, dried fruits and fresh flowers. Check website for times and locations.

Santa Monica Food Truck Lot is one of Eat & Drink: Santa Monica / Venice.

16. Santa Monica Food Truck Lot

7.8
Food Truck · West Los Angeles · 2612 Main St (at Ocean Park Blvd.), Santa Monica, CA

YeyenYeyen: Great place to bring your friends and hang out. Especially during the summer. Food @ the food trucks, drinks @ the victorian.