Named after the Californian wine region, the Sonoma Wine Garden is in the heart of Santa Monica. Happily situated atop the rooftop Dining Deck at Santa Monica Place, the garden offers the quintessential California dining experience.
From the gorgeous sprawling outdoor patio evocative of the famous gardens of Wine Country to the breathtaking ocean views Sonoma is the perfect destination for any occasion.
Awarded the Wine Spectator’s Grand Award Winner of 2015, Capo restaurant was also named one of LA’s best new restaurants in LA Style Magazine.
This modern Italian-style eatery makes the perfect high-end lunch and dinner spot with offerings like the seafood insalata caldo, Holland white asparagus, Kumamoto oysters, Russian imperial caviar, organic Aspen Ridge prime steak, Italian dandelion salami and tiramisu. The extensive wine menu is also exceptional!
With over 400 restaurants in 21 square kilometres, Santa Monica offers world-class dining options with a flavour for every taste.
Visitors (and locals) come to Santa Monica to eat because of the variety of fresh, innovative cuisines – often locally sourced from one of the four weekly farmers markets.
The farmer’s markets take place on Pico Boulevard, Main Street and Downtown Santa Monica, and are a must-see local spectacle. Overflowing with colourful produce, the markets are a bustling hive of community activity.
Promoting sustainable practices and the prosperity of California farmers and small food businesses the markets really represent a quintessential slice of Southern Californian life.
Flower Child is a great example of a restaurant which prioritizes local food sourcing, with all their proteins being raised naturally, organically and without additives.
The menu is accommodating for all dietary requirements, in particular vegans and vegetarians, making it the perfect spot to dine for a “feel good” experience.
International cuisine is incredibly prominent and popular in many of the restaurants in Santa Monica.
The traditional French dining at ‘Melisse’ will transport you to Marseille, Paris, Burgundy and Bordeaux in one sitting with its exquisite menu of classic delicacies such as seared foie gras and Camenbert.
Authentic Italian cuisine can be found at Via Veneto where the menu truly compliments the real flavours of Italy predominantly from Rome and Tuscany, but also offers a selection of regional specialities from Central Italy, Southern Italy and the islands.
For fresh, vibrant food from Southeast Asia head to Cassia. Striking a unique balance of soulful, ancestral cuisine with a Californian sensibility.
Little Ruby balances fresh, local produce with Australian culinary influences. Try the delicious Coogee, Bronte and Bondi burgers or opt for the classic Vegemite toast.
Whatever your specific tastes, Santa Monica really does have something for everyone.
Find out more: www.sonomawinegarden.com