Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon
By Bob & Sue
Chef Jeremy Fox (ex-Ubuntu and Manresa) offers creative dishes and a thoughtful wine list in this trendy, casual restaurant. Vegetarians will love the beets with quinoa, avocado, blood orange and pistachio; the fresh peas with pecorino, mint, black pepper and red wine vinegar; and the white yams with celery, green garlic butter, hazelnut dukkah and aioli. The ricotta dumplings in mushroom and parmesan broth and the Stone Valley pork shoulder with polenta, kale, and green tomato are quite memorable. And save room for the banana ice cream with bits of caramelized banana.
1119 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Feature image by Emily Hart Roth.