In amongst the maddness and mayhem of people, bikes and shops is this quaint little eatery. I made a calculated decision to eat here and didn't regret it for a moment.
You can do Breakfast here, Eggs or Pancakes type stuff.
Lunch you can get various sandwiches, fries, Burgers, HotDogs, Pizza and even vegetarian stuff. Salad and soup as well. Generally something for everyone.
They display a photo of Bill Clinton visiting the caf?, so I wasn't sure if that was a plus or not!
Favorite Dish: I had a Falafel with added cheese, it was tasty, filling and generally enjoyable. I'd have the same again.
This place does it all. Regular dining, inside or out. The outside area is very pleasant and popular. They do Take Out or Home Entertainment as well. You can even order Birthday or Wedding cakes and also Traditional Holiday baking.
The venue is also available for Private Parties & Functions, as well as orders for the likes of Office Meetings.
I was told it's not uncommon to experience a celebrity sighting here at the Rose for those interested, but be discreet :-)
Rose has it's own carpark which is a plus, and there is a small shop where you can buy the coolest postcards and few other knickknacks.
The prices vary from breakfast to dinner, of course, but it is not outrageous, not cheap. Sometimes it's nice to pay for the experience.
I couldn't name just one restaurant since Venice boardwalk is lined with many restaurants and eateries along the way. Find one with a nice outdoor seating area and you can watch the passing crowds.........or your fellow diners.
Primitivo is one of my favorite hangs in Venice. It's a nice place with a good crowd, nice lighting, good music. The wine is a wide excellent selection. The tapas are uneven..some dishes are great, some average, the deserts are excellent. It ain't cheap, but it can be a great place to have a romantic dinner, or to just sit at the bar with a friend and have a drink.
Favorite Dish: Changes often.
Goat cheese stuffed zucchini blossoms
Steak with harissa
I live 2 blocks from this restaurant, it's a relatively new place on the Venice boardwalk, going straight down Rose Ave. until you can't go any further. You can see the ocean from the patio, it's small but the food is good and sort of unusual. It's very "cool", you can even sit on a coach if you'd like.
It's not very big but none of the cafes along the boardwalk are! Prices are not unreasonable either comparing to other restaurants in the area.
There is also a parking lot right across from it.
A little pricey, but for a reason. All of the food there was very... uhh, natural. The sodas were all natural, no preservatives (ie., no coke or pepsi), about the only thing that would be commercial they sold was the bottled beer. Great natural food, freshly prepared. Very well done. The price was worth the experience.
Favorite Dish: The Fajita platter
They serve HUGE family portions! One entree is enough to feed 2+ people!! Each entree is about US$10! What a great deal on such great food! Also, every night at about 9pm, everyone in the restaurant sings 'That's Amore!' while toasting each other! It's a lot of fun and there's a sense of camaraderie among all the patrons and servers in the restaurant!
Favorite Dish: Pasta, pasta, pasta!!
Small, cozy atmosphere. Just great food and its location is great because after dinner, you can cruise over to one of the many bars on this street or go get some coffee.
Favorite Dish: The bowtie pesto dish. If you like pesto sauce, theirs is pretty much as close as you're going to get to the real Italian stuff! This dish tasted SOOOO similar to the one I had in Italy that I could have sworn I was in Italy (except for the fact that everyone was speaking English!!).
They have a great courtyard area. Everything opens out to this courtyard and it is just really pretty! They have lots of big, over-hanging trees in the courtyard. A nice, romantic place for dinner or a pleasant place for a Sunday brunch! They have a huge loungy area on the right that is a great place to hang out during happy hour or for that apertif as you're waiting for a table.
Favorite Dish: They have a lot of great things on the menu! I just can't name one! Typical California fusion fare.
Well the beer is good. We usually get a pitcher of Hefeweizen (however you spell that) or a pitcher of Tecate. No complaints there. The food is pretty good, not fantastic but good. The Nacho a a pretty big portion, good enough to share and the chicken sandwich was a chiucken sandwich. What I really like about this place is that theres seating inside or outside so you can continue to people watch and you can rent these hooka pipes for 15 dollars and you can smoke all this delicious stuff while you drink your beer and have these important conversations. The service is ok, they try. It gets pretty busy here and the place is somewhat small. Overall we had a good time.
Favorite Dish: The beer...
OK, Venice has many good places to get a pizza slice. The competition is quite fierce to get a cheap but good pizza slice. Rey's pizza is the best , perhaps, given that is has such a variety from which to choose just for a slice. Also not to miss here is the yummy ice cream on a cone,offered up with plain vanilla with not so typical flavors, lke bubble gum and butterscotch.
Favorite Dish: Pesto and Garlic Pizza
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A friend of mine who lives in West L.A. recommended this restaurant as one of her favorite Thai places on the westside.
I couldn't agree with her more. The food is terrific--spicy, but not too spicy (you know how sometimes it's so spicy you can't even enjoy the flavors because your tongue is burning?!...)
The ambience is casual yet intimate. Service is attentive and friendly. There is both indoor and outdoor/patio seating, and located a few blocks east of the busier beach area, so parking is not a problem.
It's a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the detour! Check it out!....
Favorite Dish: Pam's Place offers the usual Thai selections: pad thai and wide rice noodles, various curries, prik kings, larb and other Thai salads, spicy soups, etc.
What is even more impressive is their extensive vegetarian menu, even down to dessert--"lactose-free" ice cream (in coconut and mango the evening we went...) Thai food heaven for lactose intolerants like many of my friends and I, as well as for people looking for good vegetarian selections.
We ordered: chicken larb; spicy eggplant and tofu; tofu and peanut sauce; spicy wide rice noodles; a chicken curry in red sauce; and coconut ice cream and sticky rice for dessert. Everything was absolutely delicious. For the four of us, beverages included (pineapple juice, Thai iced coffee, etc.) it came out to about $17 per person, tip included.
I'll definitely be back to Pam's Place, and highly encourage you to stop in for lunch/dinner too!
My favorite aspect of this restaurant are the Vegetable Sides ($8 dollars a piece, but reasonably sized to share). My favorite are "Wood Roasted Sunchokes with Salsa Verde" and "Grilled Broccolini with Garlic, Chili, & Vinegar." Many of my friends are obsessed with the "Charred Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Dates, & Vinegar." While all the salads are good, I'm particularly partial to the "Tuscan Kale, Shaved Fennel, Radish, Lemon, Ricotta Salata & Breadcrumb" - the breadcrumbs and the kale together are really delish! And if you like mushrooms & truffles, the "Mushroom, Goat Cheese, Fontina, & Truffle Oil" pizza is amazing! And most importantly, the "Butterscotch Pot de Creme with Salted Caramel & Creme Fraiche" is absolutely life-changing! My most favorite dessert in LA!
An important thing to note is that the menu changes every few weeks, depending on what's fresh in the Santa Monica Farmer's Markets, but the favorites above tend to be on the menu month-to-month. Another important aspect is that the restaurant has a staunch "NO SUBSTITUTIONS" policy - you can't have a dish without one of the ingredients listed or switched out. Just something to keep in mind if you have allergies/special diet restrictions.
The Candle Cafe and Grill is located right on the seafront boardwalk at Venice. This cafe is all about location and gains much from passing trade. I stopped off for a light lunch on my Sunday walk from Santa Monica Pier to Marina Del Rey. Entertainment is provided by the passing crowds and the street performers working the Boardwalk.
Favorite Dish: I had a quesadilla and diet coke which were both satisfactory. Service, given that it was a busy Sunday, was good and the food came quickly.
This restaurant is American/German, with a fair share of shnitzel and pretzels on the menu. The restaurant is small but spacious, and it has great atmosphere. The heated patio area is great, but people tend ot smoke there, so if that is not your cup of tea, definitely sit inside.
Favorite Dish: I ordered the Foie Gras burgers - which is 2 mini burgers with caramelized onions, foie gras and arugula on toasted mini buns. It was delicious. I also had the potatoes gratin which was tasty but a bit oily. They have a great assortment of beers. If you order their version of Guinness, it comes with a charm on the bottle! Charming!
Beautiful rooms with marble type surrounds to the sink and dressing table. Large choice of breakfast...more
We only used to hotel as sleeping place. most of the time we spend in LA. We could park the car...more
2819 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Los Angeles, California, 90291, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples