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Barrique VeniceBarrique Venice
290 reviews
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Italian | Venice, Westside

What a cute place. Perfect for a quaint special occasion or just a girls night out !! The service is so nice and everyone is attentive !! Food is quality and wine list is extensive. I am def going back !! More

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Superba Food & BreadSuperba Food & Bread
345 reviews
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American | Venice, Westside

Loved the food, service was great, atmosphere nice. Loved it. More

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Hama SushiHama Sushi
346 reviews
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Sushi | Venice, Westside

The place is fantastic- Venice treasure. Staff is always prompt and courteous. Tony is the best. More

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Cafe Gratitude - VeniceCafe Gratitude - Venice
530 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Venice, Westside

Amazing atmosphere. Clean, comfortable, friendly & knowledgeable staff, accommodating any dietary needs. More

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Chez TexChez Tex
71 reviews
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Californian | Venice, Westside

We ordered almost everything on the menu between us all and not one did! All were delish and well paired. New favorite local spot! More

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South EndSouth End
252 reviews
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European | Venice, Westside

This is my favorite place for pizza on the Westside! Or any side for that matter. So fresh and delicious. Great sexy vibe. Mario and Enzo are as authentic as they come! Gluten-free. Yes please. Best GF pie hands done! Trolleyway and the Kinney are my favs! So good! More

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The Tasting KitchenThe Tasting Kitchen
1372 reviews
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Italian | Venice, Westside

Service was impeccable. The food was really well thought out. We went with the 5 course chef selections, and probably wouldn't do that again as it wouldn't have been our usual choices. That being said, each dish was amazing and our wait staff could not have been more efficient. I can completely recommend. More

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MakaniMakani
36 reviews
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American | Venice, Westside

In our top 10 in Venice & Santa Monica. Try it. You’ll more than like it. More

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Plant Food + Wine VenicePlant Food + Wine Venice
641 reviews
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Vegan | Venice, Westside

This is my favourite restaurant in the world. I’m not even kidding. And I’m well travelled and I eat at really nice vegan restaurants. Everything was incredible. More

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The Rose VeniceThe Rose Venice
915 reviews
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American | Venice, Westside

Tell chef Neroni that his play list on Friday morning brunch was AMAZING! I want it!!! Food and cocktails were amazing as always. More

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Zinqué - VeniceZinqué - Venice
210 reviews
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French | Venice, Westside

All good. They were out of the wine I wanted (cab from France). Good spacing between tables. Service very average More

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Double Zero VeniceDouble Zero Venice
6 reviews
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Vegan | Venice, Westside

The pizza is SO good! Ambiance is cool, service was great. Can't wait to go back. More

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Surfside Venice BeachSurfside Venice Beach
9 reviews
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American | Venice, Westside

Our bartender was great! She checks on us on timely manner to see if we need anything. She has such positive and outgoing personality that it made our dining experience such a great experience! We'll be back soon! More

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James' BeachJames' Beach
780 reviews
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American | Venice, Westside

We came for the fried chicken on a Thursday. So good! Really fresh, not greasy but light crispy batter. The creamed spinach was so good, you could actually tell it was spinach, not a goopy mess. And it came with a little cast iron skillet of moist and tastes corn bread. More

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Bull & DragonBull & Dragon
9 reviews
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Contemporary American | Venice, Westside

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Brick SmokehouseBrick Smokehouse
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Contemporary American | Venice, Westside

Feast on tasty barbecue at Brick Smokehouse. Its comfortable setting is ideal for a lunch break during work or enjoying a championship game on TV with friends for dinner. Brick Smokehouse cooks up such meats as baby back ribs, brisket, turkey and pork belly in a large smoker. Sides like creamy grits, Brussels sprouts and mustard greens are also on the menu.

Patrons can dine on the outdoor patio to view the neighborhood while enjoying their meal. Brick Smokehouse also serves beer and wine. This eatery offers catering services for various events and take-out for individuals who want to enjoy delicious barbecue at home.

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Eddy's Italian RestaurantEddy's Italian Restaurant
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Italian | Venice, Westside

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Flower Of Siam RestaurantFlower Of Siam Restaurant
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Indian | Venice, Westside

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Firestone Walker Brewing Propagator Restaurant - VeniceFirestone Walker Brewing Propagator Restaurant - Venice
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Brewery | Venice, Westside

Firestone Walker Brewing Propagator Restaurant in Marina Del Rey, California serves house brewed crafts and beer-friendly fare. The restaurant features expansive, industrial digs and an expansive selection of Central Coast wines.

Firestone Walker Brewing Propagator Restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily and features a variety of pizzas, shareables, roughage, large plates, tacos and desserts on the menu. Pizza and shareable selections offered at the restaurant include chicken club pizza, taproom pretzels, pork belly carnitas and jerk chicken wings. Main fare at Firestone Walker Brewing Propagator Restaurant includes a fried chicken sandwich, chili citrus glazed chicken, fish and chips and vegan tempeh banh mi.

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Akbar Cuisine Of IndiaAkbar Cuisine Of India
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Indian | Venice, Westside

For Indian cuisine in the LA area, visit Akbar Cuisine Of India for dishes overflowing with flavor. A 2014 choice for the best Indian food in LA, Akbar offers many options for spice lovers, vegetarians or natives who are looking for authentic dishes inspired by South Asian recipes with a modern twist. Food lovers can enjoy Coco Lamb, Tandoori Chilean sea bass, or Chicken Tikka Masala severed over freshly steamed basmati rice or wrapped in deliciously seasoned naan. Whether you're looking for casual dining, quick and delicious take-out or fast and friendly delivery, Akbar Cuisine of India provides tasters with a unique experience that can transport taste buds.

Akbar also occasionally host events that draw in locals and vacationers to savor meals curated by Chef/Owner Avinash Kapoor. Order online for a night in, or visit one of three locations in Kochi Hermosa, Pasadena, Marina Del Rey for a night out.

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Cafe BunaCafe Buna
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American | Venice, Westside

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Wirin Thai RestaurantWirin Thai Restaurant
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Thai | Venice, Westside

Wirin Thai Restaurant serves a variety of tasty authentic fare. Its casual atmosphere is great for dining out with family and friends. Wirin Thai Restaurant offers dishes that are prepared using quality ingredients. Patrons can begin their meals with an appetizer of dumplings, fish cakes, egg rolls or spicy wings. An entrée of pepper garlic beef, sautéed salmon in coconut milk and red curry or traditional pad Thai will please the taste buds. This restaurant also serves fresh salads, soups and vegetarian dishes.

Wirin Thai Restaurant offers online ordering for individuals wanting delivery and carryout services. It has beer, wine and other beverages to pair with meals. This eatery is open for lunch and dinner throughout the week.

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Sunny SpotSunny Spot
294 reviews
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Caribbean | Venice, Westside

Went here for a quick dinner and it was a great experience. Food was awesome, and just a great scene. Really enjoyed my experience! Highly recommend it. More

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French Market CafeFrench Market Cafe
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American | Venice, Westside

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Tlapazola GrillTlapazola Grill
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Contemporary American | Venice, Westside

Tlapazola Grill is an authentic Mexican restaurant. This particular restaurant prides itself on its impeccable tequila selection. Tlapazola Grill has a center bar that is fully stocked with over 120 different tequilas. These range from basic and affordable to ultra-high end bottles not found in most restaurants. Guests are welcome to order them either as a chilled shot or in a margarita or other cocktail.

Tlapazola Grill serves several different Mexican poultry, steak and seafood dishes. These range from enchiladas to tacos and most other variations that diners will be familiar with. Guests should be sure to order dessert before they leave as Tlapazola Grill serves a creamy and delicious flan topped with caramel sauce that is extremely popular.

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Wurstk??cheWurstk??che
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Steakhouse | Venice, Westside

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Wurstkuche Sasusage GrillWurstkuche Sasusage Grill
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American | Venice, Westside

Wurstküche, in Los Angeles' Venice neighborhood, creates crave-worthy and artisanal German-inspired sausages as well as an array of German beers to complement the meal, served in its eclectic and warm restaurant. Wurstküche's classic sausage creations include the pork bratwurst seasoned with coriander and nutmeg, the pork and veal bockwurst and the Polish-style pork and beef kielbasa, all served on a fresh baked roll with mustards. Gourmet links like the Filipino Maharlika pork with ginger and soy sauce, the smoked chicken and turkey sausage with sundried tomato and mozzarella and the pheasant with herbs de Provence, are tasty and great alongside the Belgian fries served with exotic dipping sauces. Herbivores are not left out here, as veggie links like the vegetarian Mexican chipotle and the vegetarian smoked apple sage are simply exquisite.

Don't miss Wurstküche's tasty and refreshing Belgian and German import draft beers.

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Baby Blues Bar B QBaby Blues Bar B Q
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Barbecue | Venice, Westside

Baby Blues BBQ is a casual spot for down-home barbecue favorites. Stop in for lunch and dinner and enjoy Southern-inspired recipes from the major barbecue hubs of the country. Each recipe is prepared with high-quality ingredients, locally grown produce and the best meats available, all in a location that's all about the comfort of home.

Get meals at Baby Blues BBQ going with starters, which include smokin wings, suicide king, pulled pork or hot link and the shrimp or brisket. Try a sandwich with your favorite barbecued meats topped with cole slaw, or discover the flavors of the bacon-blue stuffed burger. The menu includes rib platters and regional classics like the smoked chicken, tri-tip, chopped or sliced brisket and pulled pork. Baby Blues BBQ also features outside the smoker choices, including Gulf Coast cat fish, grilled shrimp and the ho-down. Family-style meals are ideal for the entire table.

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California Chicken CafeCalifornia Chicken Cafe
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Grill | Venice, Westside

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ClutchClutch
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Mexican | Venice, Westside

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Wabi Sabi Sushi & Asian CuisineWabi Sabi Sushi & Asian Cuisine
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Sushi | Venice, Westside

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La Cabana RestaurantLa Cabana Restaurant
27 reviews
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Mexican | Venice, Westside

Not a hidden gem to locals, but to everyone else it sits in a location where it almost looks out of place and this is good because when you go inside you do feel like you've entered someplace different. Did the table Guac, excellant but expensive choice. Would certainly go back. More

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CasablancaCasablanca
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Contemporary American | Venice, Westside

Enjoy original Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes at Casablanca Bar and Grill, which sits in the heart of Claremont, just east of Los Angeles. With a full bar and delivery or takeout options, it is an ideal choice for a festive night. Casablanca's catering services offer top-quality meals for large gatherings and celebrations.

The casual dining experience is coupled with an authentic, varied menu. Carnivores and vegetarians both can delight in the many hot or cold appetizers, salads, kabobs and more. Tabouleh, eggplant salad and the classic Caesar salad are just a few of the many salad options. For seafood lovers, Casablanca offers everything from basic yet delectable grilled salmon to exotic frog legs sauteed with garlic, cilantro, herbs and lemon.

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GjelinaGjelina
409 reviews
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American | Venice, Westside

Excellent food, perfect ambiance. 'Must eat' place when you are around! More

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ShimaShima
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Contemporary American | Venice, Westside

Dine in a welcoming, contemporary atmosphere at Shima, a two-storey Japanese restaurant and sushi bar. With expert hands, Shima's chefs prepare sushi, soups and other dishes with fresh ingredients, and pair them with bold spices and sauces. With a full-service wait staff and the available outdoor seating, it is the ideal spot for a quiet and relaxing evening out. Fresh flowers at each table offer a sense of sophistication regardless of the occasion.

Top menu choices at Shima include multiple seafood dishes, such as the lobster ceviche, which is served on a base of pink grapefruit for a tangy flavor combination. The brown rice in the sushi offers a bold addition to the fish, vegetables and spices contained within each roll. For a light start, order the edamame and cucumber salad, which is a hit with regular diners.

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Hal's Bar & GrillHal's Bar & Grill
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American | Venice, Westside

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NeighborNeighbor
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American | Venice, Westside

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MTNMTN
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American | Venice, Westside

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WallflowerWallflower
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Indonesian | Venice, Westside

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Feed Body & SoulFeed Body & Soul
58 reviews
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Contemporary American | Venice, Westside

WOW. GO. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED... Clean, beautiful, calm... The ambiance, the friendly front staff, the informed & very helpful waitress, & THEN THE FOOD WOWOWOWOWOW. Indeed interesting in the reading of the menu items, the anticipation of actual taste was high, and absolutely achieved - dish after dish after dish after dish AND then dessert. What a complete experience. Cannot wait to go back and bring family. More

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The Butcher's DaughterThe Butcher's Daughter
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Venice, Westside

From the streets of New York to Venice California, The Butcher"s Daughter is your all day vegetarian, juice and wine bar. Situated on infamous Abbot Kinney, the white-washed, sun filled space is the perfect place to grab a morning Vittoria coffee and smashed avocado toast, a lunch-time spicy kale salad for that corporate meeting, or a wood fired pizza over a glass of nebbiolo to wind down the day. Our open air market, features prepared foods and surf boards from Lone Wolf. Chef Nicolas Torrant has harnessed his vegetarian and raw food skills to exemplify local produce and technique to nourish mind, body and soul. More

3 Square Cafe & Bakery3 Square Cafe & Bakery
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American | Venice, Westside

The 3 Square Cafe and Bakery features a menu of German-inspired eats and pastries. Stop in for breakfast and enjoy toast, bagels, omelets, brioche French toast, sandwiches, quinoa, oatmeal and more. The restaurant also features a full lunch and dinner menu, along with brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

At 3 Square Cafe and Bakery, meals can begin with starters, or one of the interesting toasts, which include avocado, pickled onion, cilantro and seed bread, cashew butter, banana, honey, flax seed and rustic toast, and lox, cucumber, dill, roe, cream cheese and pumpernickel. Mains on the menu at 3 Square Cafe and Bakery include the quinoa bowl, Tuscan kale chop, tuna salad sandwich, spicy roasted beef hoagie, fried green tomato sandwich and the pretzel burger. There are also daily specials that are prepared from fresh, seasonal ingredients found at local markets each day.

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ChulitaChulita
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Mexican | Venice, Westside

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Venice Beach WinesVenice Beach Wines
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Wine Bar | Venice, Westside

Venice Beach Wines serves elegant and tasty cuisine in an intimate atmosphere. Small plates, such as bacon-wrapped dates with cheese and spicy almonds, and the green chickpea hummus with pine nuts, are a scrumptious way to start your meal. Main meals include hangar steak with roasted potatoes, a veggie burger or lambwich and personal pizzas, which illustrate the versatile menu featured at Venice Beach Wines. As the name suggests, the wine list is both extensive and thoughtful, and many varieties perfectly compliment the menu, especially the cheesy fondue pots served with warm baguette.

With a chilled atmosphere that perfectly matches the sea-air of the nearby beach, Venice Beach Wines is California chic at it's best with tasty bites and a perfect glass of wine.

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Pono Kitchen + Bar VenicePono Kitchen + Bar Venice
36 reviews
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Burgers | Venice, Westside

Great spot, will be back. Casual nice outdoor area and inside looked comfortable too. Friendly staff and good menu More

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Cabo CantinaCabo Cantina
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Grill | Venice, Westside

Cabo Cantina is a vibrant and fun beachside restaurant and bar with various locations across the state of California, including sun-filled Marina Del Rey. This fun and lively venue is styled to provide both indoor and outdoor seating, inflatable beach decorations hang from the ceiling and there are fun lights, umbrella-covered tables, a large bar and a dance floor in the remaining space. Cabo Cantina often plays host to theme nights and live entertainment throughout the week.

In addition to a full bar menu, guests of Cabo Cantina are invited to choose from a wide array of flavorful menu options, including muchos tacos, Cabo chop, the Baja bowl, the So-Cal sandwich and fish tacos.

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Willie JaneWillie Jane
383 reviews
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Southern | Venice, Westside

I AM VERY GLAD THAT I WAS OPEN TO THE MENU AT OUTSET. THERE'S NOTHING LIKE A WELL-CURATED MENU USING CAREFULLY CHOSEN INGREDIENTS. QUIET AMBIANCE WITH A DATE. I HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO SOAK IT UP AND ENJOY A GREAT MEAL. More

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Hinano CafeHinano Cafe
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Burgers | Venice, Westside

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Felix Trattoria- LAFelix Trattoria- LA
2 reviews
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Italian | Venice, Westside

Felix is an incredible Italian restaurant and one of the nicer places to grab a bite on Abbott Kinney. Fantastic pasta program (they literally highlight it with a glass room in the center of the space) and drinks — may be hard to get a table but absolutely worth it. More

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Joe's Restaurant - Permanently ClosedJoe's Restaurant - Permanently Closed
2279 reviews
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Californian | Venice, Westside

It was a complete delight to dine with Joe on his final night of service at the iconic Joe's Restaurant in Venice. More

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Primitivo Wine BistroPrimitivo Wine Bistro
371 reviews
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Mediterranean | Venice, Westside

This restaurant has been our neighborhood gem for 14 years, when we moved in! Jimmy and Erin, cannot think of a better management team, they took the time to get to know each and every patron, knew our habits, made us feel special every time we came in! They will succeed in any endeavor they take, love and respect conquers all!! Cher, Jenny, Daniela, Anthony (now in SF) and Papa Miguel, you were our family for so many years, will never forget you!! Cher has become an adjective in our life, if it is a "Cher" pour, it was substantial! Thank you Daniel for everything and our wine choices, Merci Beaucoup! Good luck with all! For new owner: Maintain the local vibe!! Linda and Alex! More

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VENICE CUCINAVENICE CUCINA
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Italian | Venice, Westside

Venice Cucina in Venice, California is a laidback Italian restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stroll in, place your order and then enjoy your meal out on the patio. Your dog is more than welcome to join you. If you come in time for breakfast, Venice Cucina has no shortage of egg dishes, which come with a side of your choice: salad and house bread, sliced tomatoes or sliced Persian cucumber.

For lunch at Venice Cucina, try one of the five different grilled panini sandwiches. The meatball and cheese receives rave reviews. There are also some amazing thin crust pizzas here. A Venice favorite is the ham and pineapple pizza.

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Canal ClubCanal Club
123 reviews
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Sushi | Venice, Westside

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Bank Of Venice Public Hse/gastro PubBank Of Venice Public Hse/gastro Pub
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Grill | Venice, Westside

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Mao's KitchenMao's Kitchen
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Contemporary American | Venice, Westside

MaoÕs Kitchen is known for its authentic Chinese meals prepared in a country style. The restaurantÕs menu is extensive, and offers soups, appetizers, entrŽes, potables and desserts on it. Everything at the MaoÕs Kitchen is prepared from scratch using fresh ingredients acquired on a daily basis. The food is wholesome, freshly prepared and served hot.

Popular items on the MaoÕs Kitchen menu are the orange chicken, the cruchy wontons, the dan dan mian, the beef broccoli, the weiwuer lamb, the model citizen noodle soup and the qingjiao rousi. The restaurant is open till late night and offer both dine-in and takeaway options.

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Cafe CollageCafe Collage
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American | Venice, Westside

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High Rooftop LoungeHigh Rooftop Lounge
424 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Venice, Westside

Beautiful setting, friendly and attentive staff. Somewhat limited menu but delicious. Drinks were great but a little on the expensive side. Overall...an incredible way to spend an afternoon or evening. More

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Barlo Kitchen & CocktailsBarlo Kitchen & Cocktails
24 reviews
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Contemporary American | Venice, Westside

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Nikki's Venice BeachNikki's Venice Beach
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Contemporary American | Venice, Westside

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Cario Cowboy Mediterranean Grill & BbqCario Cowboy Mediterranean Grill & Bbq
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Mediterranean | Venice, Westside

Feast on an array of delicious fare at Cairo Cowboy Mediterranean Grill & BBQ. It's located close to the Venice Beach Boardwalk and offers a comfortable setting to dine. Cairo Cowboy Mediterranean Grill & BBQ is ideal for grabbing lunch during work or dinner for the family. It has appetizers like lamb kabobs, stuffed grape leaves and baba ganoush. Patrons can chow down on the popular Egyptian burrito, Mediterranean-style pizza, a gyro or a Cairo bowl filled with grilled chicken, black beans and veggies. This eatery also serves soup, burgers, fresh salad and desserts.

Cairo Cowboy Mediterranean Grill & BBQ provides online ordering for take-out and delivery services. It offers outdoor seating and free Wi-Fi. This restaurant also caters private events.

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Chicago's World Famous Mr BeefChicago's World Famous Mr Beef
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Steakhouse | Venice, Westside

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Larry's Bar And RestaurantLarry's Bar And Restaurant
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American | Venice, Westside

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Beach TeriyakiBeach Teriyaki
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Japanese | Venice, Westside

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Sauce on HamptonSauce on Hampton
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Contemporary American | Venice, Westside

Sauce on Ocean is a restaurant located in Santa Monica, CA. This restaurant focuses on a healthy menu that still tastes great. The burgers come from grass-fed beef, the eggs are organic and the salads are made out of organic greens. Sauce on Ocean is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner so you can drop by nearly any time.

Breakfast brings you a choice of items such as the farmhouse scramble, huevos rancheros and Greek eggs. These dishes come with a side and choice of bread. For lunch and dinner at Sauce on Ocean, some popular choices are the club burger, vegan delight salad and seared andouille sausage. There is also a cookie sundae for those with a sweet tooth, as well as homemade cookies.

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The Sidewalk CafeThe Sidewalk Cafe
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Anchor (the)Anchor (the)
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KomodoKomodo
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Contemporary American | Venice, Westside

Komodo is an Asian-fusion restaurant located on Main Street in Venice. Using both international and locally sourced ingredients, this restaurant offers a variety of tastes that cater to nearly any palate. Designed with the help of Ryan Upton and Ana Henton of MASS Architecture, the building's design is a throwback to the days when Komodo was just a food truck satisfying lunchtime cravings.

Guests at Komodo can indulge in a variety of featured dishes, including the Komodo 2.0, the MP3 or the Nasi Goreng, which is also available as vegetarian. Most everyone will enjoy a taco here, which Eater LA describes as one of the LA tacos "to try before you die." Options that are both gluten and dairy free such as the meatballs with romesco sauce let anyone find something to enjoy from the menu. There's also a bar and outdoor area available.

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CHAYA Modern IzakayaCHAYA Modern Izakaya
1324 reviews
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Japanese | Venice, Westside

Wonderful birthday dinner! Staff was so friendly and all their recommendations were spot on. More

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Osteria Venice WestOsteria Venice West
536 reviews
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Italian | Venice, Westside

Osteria Venice is a good Italian restaurant with excellent food. The beach location adds to it's ambiance. More

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Dune VeniceDune Venice
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Middle Eastern | Venice, Westside

Mediterranean flavors filtered through a thoroughly Californian sensibility – Dune has built a wildly enthusiastic following among the L.A. foodie scene. Organic, non-GMO ingredients and subtle experimentation with the classics of Middle Eastern cuisine make it one of the city’s favorite spots for everything from freshly-made falafel; to delicately battered, completely addictive, fried chicken shawarma; to elegant eggplant sandwich riffing off the traditional Israeli ‘sabich’. With locations in Atwater and Downtown, Dune is finally opening its third location, on the Westside. Just a block from the boardwalk of Venice Beach, in the light-filled space formerly occupied by Dudley Market, Dune will be offering its delicious menu to their new neighborhood, from 11am-10pm, 7 days a week. “We hope to join the Venice community by offering a friendly space which focuses on very high quality and organic ingredients, served casually, quickly and affordably,” says owner/head chef Scott Zwiezen.More

Candle Cafe & GrillCandle Cafe & Grill
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American | Venice, Westside

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Lands End RestaurantLands End Restaurant
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Venice Ale HouseVenice Ale House
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Grill | Venice, Westside

Venice Ale House is a casual bar and restaurant that serves a range of organic dishes and local craft beers. The dining area is spacious and inviting with large windows that offer views of the boardwalk and the Pacific Ocean. Guests can also enjoy their meals with sunlight and fresh air on the outdoor patio. Venice Ale House is passionate about serving organic food from local, sustainable sources.

Begin the meal with an appetizer like ceviche del dia, the signature Flying V Wings, tuna poke or wild Alaskan salmon cakes. For the main course, enjoy a healthy salad such as grilled veggie, Mediterranean, vegan chop or cobb. Dig into a hearty burger or sandwich like the open-face tuna melt, the lobster salad sandwich, the bean burrito or sesame crusted Ahi tuna on ciabatta bread. Venice Ale House also offers plenty of vegan options and an organic brunch before 2 p.m.

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Cafe RockenwagnerCafe Rockenwagner
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Bistro | Venice, Westside

When Hans Rockenwagner opened Cafe Rockenwagner, he aimed to introduce an Old World twist to the trendy flavors of California cuisine. Later, he made a bigger name for Cafe Rockenwagner by adding Rockenwagner Bakery to his repertoire. With a team of European bakers and pastry chefs, Rockenwagner Bakery has become a favorite of big-name clients.

Rockenwagner Bakery can also be seen at local farmer's markets, as the breads and pastries are baked daily with fresh, local ingredients. Cafe Rockenwagner provides advanced customized catering services for any event, from lavish business parties to small celebratory brunches. The pretzel burger is a huge hit with regulars and visiting guests, and it was invented by Hans himself. Other popular menu items include the avocado toast, grilled weisswurst and German apple pancake souffle.

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Venice's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Barrique VeniceBarrique Venice
290 reviews
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Italian | Venice, Westside

What a cute place. Perfect for a quaint special occasion or just a girls night out !! The service is so nice and everyone is attentive !! Food is quality and wine list is extensive. I am def going back !! More

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Superba Food & BreadSuperba Food & Bread
345 reviews
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American | Venice, Westside

Loved the food, service was great, atmosphere nice. Loved it. More

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Cafe Gratitude - VeniceCafe Gratitude - Venice
530 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Venice, Westside

Amazing atmosphere. Clean, comfortable, friendly & knowledgeable staff, accommodating any dietary needs. More

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Hama SushiHama Sushi
346 reviews
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Sushi | Venice, Westside

The place is fantastic- Venice treasure. Staff is always prompt and courteous. Tony is the best. More

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Chez TexChez Tex
71 reviews
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Californian | Venice, Westside

We ordered almost everything on the menu between us all and not one did! All were delish and well paired. New favorite local spot! More

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The Tasting KitchenThe Tasting Kitchen
1372 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Venice, Westside

Service was impeccable. The food was really well thought out. We went with the 5 course chef selections, and probably wouldn't do that again as it wouldn't have been our usual choices. That being said, each dish was amazing and our wait staff could not have been more efficient. I can completely recommend. More

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South EndSouth End
252 reviews
$$$$
European | Venice, Westside

This is my favorite place for pizza on the Westside! Or any side for that matter. So fresh and delicious. Great sexy vibe. Mario and Enzo are as authentic as they come! Gluten-free. Yes please. Best GF pie hands done! Trolleyway and the Kinney are my favs! So good! More

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The Rose VeniceThe Rose Venice
915 reviews
$$$$
American | Venice, Westside

Tell chef Neroni that his play list on Friday morning brunch was AMAZING! I want it!!! Food and cocktails were amazing as always. More

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Plant Food + Wine VenicePlant Food + Wine Venice
641 reviews
$$$$
Vegan | Venice, Westside

This is my favourite restaurant in the world. I’m not even kidding. And I’m well travelled and I eat at really nice vegan restaurants. Everything was incredible. More

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MakaniMakani
36 reviews
$$$$
American | Venice, Westside

In our top 10 in Venice & Santa Monica. Try it. You’ll more than like it. More

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Discover Venice

Tucked away in Westside, Venice is a rapidly expanding district. On its narrow streets, you can find cuisine that is unique to the area. Los Angeles Neapolitan-style pizzas that are flipped straight out of the oven will allow you to discover your favorite toppings. At smaller grills, blackened fish sandwiches use the freshest fish on the coast of Los Angeles. Between upscale restaurants on Main Street and small bistros on Kinney Blvd, there is something delicious for every appetite. Over the past few years, the restaurant scene of Venice has boomed as the younger generation has taken over the region. You can indulge at casual eateries while on the go and experience the fine fare of California.

Discover Venice

Tucked away in Westside, Venice is a rapidly expanding district. On its narrow streets, you can find cuisine that is unique to the area. Los Angeles Neapolitan-style pizzas that are flipped straight out of the oven will allow you to discover your favorite toppings. At smaller grills, blackened fish sandwiches use the freshest fish on the coast of Los Angeles. Between upscale restaurants on Main Street and small bistros on Kinney Blvd, there is something delicious for every appetite. Over the past few years, the restaurant scene of Venice has boomed as the younger generation has taken over the region. You can indulge at casual eateries while on the go and experience the fine fare of California.