Comfort Inn Santa Monica - West Los Angeles
2815 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 828-5517
Fax: (310) 829-6084
Bars & Cafes
Everything is made fresh daily and from scratch at this 24-hour cafe that prepares breakfast all day.
This cozy and welcoming brew pub is a favorite with locals, and it offers 20 beer choices on tap, an extensive variety of bottled brews, dart boards, a pool table, air hockey in a back room, and television to keep up with, primarily Boston-based, sporting events. The generous menu features traditional Irish fare, as well as New England and American favorites.
Located on Wilshire Boulevard, this restaurant is a great place to relish organic fare. House-made Brioche, Smoked Roe, Peking Duck, Braised Short-ribs, and Kobe Rib-eye Steak do the rounds. The wine list is decent and the bar menu doesn't fail to satisfy. Wilshire can accommodate up to 200 people for a private gathering. Reservations required.
Against common expectations, Champagne French Bakery is as affordable as it is tasty. Inasmuch as its locations on the main drag of bustling downtown WeHo is a great boon, securing a non-stop flow of business through its doors, it is not the tourist element that earned the place its comfortable standing, but the delightful multitude of pastries, from eclairs to black forest cake, and flavorful sandwiches, with market-fresh handpicked ingredients served on freshly baked bread. Salads and soups are also on hand. You may choose to sit inside in the warming glow of glass displays or on the front patio, where unmatched people-watching is to be had throughout the day.
Pizza? Earth Wind and Flour has dense, deep dish in both white or whole wheat and 24 toppings to choose from, or pick one of their 10 Greatest Creations. Lunchtime is packed with white collar workers from both ends of Wilshire Boulevard. Dinner is also packed with families, birthdays, and couples. Park your car with the valet or on the street if you don't mind the walk. A neighborhood favorite for 26 years, the Italian food has home sized servings; thick, rich, and heavy! Sit at their full bar and watch the gluttony or join in with your own slice of Chocolate Suicide Cake.
Stop by the Bergamot Cafe while browsing the 40 art galleries housed at The Bergamot Station Art Complex. Sit in the patio and enjoy your tasty meal while using the Wi-Fi connection. The Bergamot Cafe serves breakfast until 11am. Be sure to order one of the La Brea Bakery pastries. The lunch menu includes delectable, heart-healthy, hot and cold sandwiches on La Brea Bakery bread, homemade soups and a variety of salads. There is also a long list of hot and cold drinks including Mexican Mocha, hot spicy Chai, Bundaberg Ginger Brew and fresh mint lemonade.
This is a great bar if you want a drink and don't want to fight a crowd. Although it draws a friendly, local group of people (college and up), it never seems too full and is completely without attitude. It's the kind of place, actually, you might find outside of Los Angeles. Luckily for visitors, though, it's only a few minutes from the beach. There's live music Thursday through Saturday and a mix of karaoke and recorded music the rest of the week.
V Lounge is the hottest and coolest place to be in Santa Monica. You do have to get into a queue of sorts but they let you in anyway. They follow no specific dress code, wear what you feel and the atmosphere is chilled to zero degrees. The place has come from being Lush and Club 2020v, to its now form as V Lounge with upholstery and interiors done up in black and white. The DJ spins to Hip-Hop and "R n B", though many people find Michael Jackson's numbers playing as well. Its alright if you find some bad dancers, they have their own space on the floor, you can just ignore them.
Dine in luxury at this Italian restaurant that is draped in red and brown. The warm fireplace, wooden decor and white linen all make a pretty picture in the eyes of the diner. The menu is simple though its rich flavors entice the senses, ending in a finger-licking battle. The highly acclaimed dishes include Marinara Salad, Penne Alla Arrabiata, Scampi Alla Pizzaiola and Vitello Parmigiana. Wine can be sampled by the glass or the bottle depending on the diner's choice. The wine list boasts wine from across the world. The service is fast and staff is knowledgeable.
House of Billiards is a great place to shoot your troubles away. Located just a few minutes west of the Third Street Promenade, this large, 20-table pool hall provides a clean and friendly diversion for those who prefer to spend their time shooting, not shopping. The bar offers typical fare if you're hungry but it's the beer and the pool that draw the crowds. On weekends you may have to wait for a table, however on weeknights, you'll probably be able to walk in and start playing.
Layla Mediterranean Cafe & Catering is a small restaurant with dim lights that lend an intimate feel to it. The menu is Mediterranean with dishes like the Bruschetta, Smoked Turkey Sandwich, Mediterranean Salad and Penne Siciliana. The simple food and fine flavors have succeeded in carving a place in the hearts of the locals who are fond of the place. The affordable prices make it all the more worthwhile for everyday dining. As professional caterers, Layla Mediterranean Cafe & Catering accepts orders for large parties too. The bar serves some of the most outstanding Sangria that should not be missed.
This is one of the best Indian establishments on the Westside, if not in all of Los Angeles. The Garlic Naan alone is worth a visit; hot bread melts in your mouth. The rest of the menu is great, too, and features the staples you've come to love: chunks of chicken, lamb, beef and fresh vegetables in a variety of sauces and cooked until tender. Many of the dishes were designed with your health in mind, which might alleviate your concerns as you finish off your second helping. The staff is friendly, efficient and full of suggestions for those who can't decide. Please call ahead for hours.