Santa Monica Restaurant Week

Hey foodies! We have two questions for you…What exactly is a persimmon, and how could it make for a great weekend in Santa Monica?

Santa Monica Restaurant Week

Santa Monica Restaurant Week

If you don’t know the answer to either of these questions, that’s okay. I myself had to look up exactly what a persimmon was (it’s an edible fruit that resembles a large, yellow tomato and has a sweet flesh. You’re welcome). If you are interested in this cheeky tomato doppelganger, this weekend is the time to try it out. The Santa Monica Restaurant Week has made the persimmon the central ingredient, and this weekend marks the final few days for great deals.

Today through Sunday, you can experience some of the best food Santa Monica has to offer – all with their own fun take on the persimmon. The other challenge? It has to be (semi) healthy. #NewYearNewYou – right?  This year also offers the chance for participants to win a $500 dining gift certificate. For the chance to win all you have to do is share your experience on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #SMRestaurantWeek. It’s the perfect way to find your favorite spot and win a little cash to go back again… and again. With over 25 restaurants participating, there’s plenty to eat and something on the menu for every budget.

Santa Monica Restaurants

Featured Item: The Persimmon

Below we’ve listed participating spots, but to see what they have for you on the menu you can head over to the webpage for the City of Santa Monica at https://www.santamonica.com/restaurantweek/

Hurry over – there’s only a few days left so it’s time to start planning your day’s breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Azulé Taqueria
Bondi Harvest
Caffé Bella
Dolcenero Gelato
El Cholo Santa Monica Élephante

Esters Wine Shop & Bar
FIG Restaurant at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Funnel Cakes on the Pier
Inotheke
Kye’s
Lunetta
Massilia
Meat On Ocean
Obicà Santa Monica
Red O
Seaside on The Pier
Stella Barra Pizzeria
STRFSH
Sushi Roku
The Curious Palate
The Independence
The Penthouse at Huntley Santa Monica Beach

The Veranda Restaurant at The Georgian Hotel Tiato
True Food Kitchen
Upper West

Water Grill

-By Lindsay at Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills