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Venice Restaurants

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Adrift Burger Bar
1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
COVID-19 Update: Open for pickup and delivery. Chef David Myers cut his teeth under Daniel Boulud, and after years of globetrotting, this local son set up shop in Venice. Whispers of tender burgers doused in tomato jam, house-made pickles, and a secret sauce traveled up and down Abbot Kinney—naturally, we had to see what all the fuss was about. Of the three burgers, the DM burger (aged Vermont Cheddar, lettuce, onion, and a generous smear of that secret sauce) was our favorite, with curry leaf fries and a matcha and white chocolate milkshake on the side. Myers uses unexpected ingredients—ajwan seeds, miso—to jazz up American classics for our modern, flavor-hungry palates. Better still, you can add a financial donation to your order that goes directly to the St. Joseph Center. Images courtesy of Josh Telles. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed…
The Win~Dow
425 Rose Ave., Venice
COVID-19 Update: Open for pickup and delivery. The Win~Dow’s shaved kale salad, succulent cheeseburger, and the new season of whatever everyone’s watching on Netflix are as good as it gets during quarantine. The Win-Dow literally a window off of the Venice steakhouse American Beauty, and the premise is absolutely perfect for the times; a $4 cheeseburger grilled to perfection with delicious, healthyish—and not so healthyish—sides. The grain bowl is good but the kale salad—tossed in a fresh lemony dressing we keep trying (and failing) to emulate at home with crispy croutons and a few shavings of salty pecorino—is better. Pick up a fresh lemonade to sip on now and a few ice-cream sandwiches to save in the freezer for later. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Great White Rotisseria
80 Windward Ave., Venice
COVID-19 Update: Open for takeout and delivery—download their personalizd app for easy ordering. Great White has long been a goop lunchtime staple (their pizzas are the hidden gem of the West Side), but their latest venture Great White Rotisseria knocks it out of the park. Slow roasted chicken smothered in a secret blend of herbs, spices, and plenty of lemon so tender, it falls of the bone. And then come the sauces and sides: smoky baba ghanoush, whipped beetroot flecked with zesty sumac, chunky tzatziki, and all manner of roasted veggies. Order for pickup via the Great White app or through a delivery app for one of the tastiest lunches West of the 405. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Valle Venice
1305 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
COVID-19 Update: Open for pickup and delivery. Effectively an Oaxaca-Venice mashup when it comes to flavors, Valle Venice—from the guys behind Gjusta and Gjelina—churns out the food you crave come Friday night. The plates, bowls, salads, and sides explode with taste. A hearty shellfish pozole verde, a couple of barbacoa tacos, kanpachi ceviche, and a squash blossom quesadilla on a blue corn tortilla—all washed down with a spicy marg or aqua fresca—is heaven after a long week of lunches al desko. Images courtesy of Kate Berry. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Gran Blanco (Closed)
80 Windward Ave., Venice
COVID-19 Update: Temporarily closed. The spot for late-night snacks like house-made flatbread and beetroot hummus, garlicky mushrooms and lamb kofta—Gran Blanco is the trendier (and aptly named) nighttime counterpart to owners Sam Trude and Sam Cooper’s Aussie-chic café Great White Australian for Gran Blanco) located directly across the street. Huddled under the Venice sign, the super vibe-y open-air space has a decidedly beach-lounge feel, with mood lighting, couches and wooden stumps for kicking back, an extensive vinyl collection curated by the owners, and the kind of stiff tiki-bar cocktails that’ll instantly tip you into vacation mode…if only for a night.. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Chulita
533 Rose Ave., Venice
COVID-19 Update: Open daily for takeout and delivery. The best part about Chulita isn’t the charming rattan chairs or the vibrant greenery cascading down the walls. Although the color-happy Californian-meets-Oaxacan décor is very easy on the eyes. Nor is it the Mexico City–style tacos done on hand-pressed purple corn tortillas. Though those are pretty epic, too. It’s the fact that it’s one of the few places tucked away on Rose Avenue—and in the greater Venice area, for that matter—where you can walk in, grab a couple stools at the bar, and order from an extensive list of top-shelf, artisanal tequilas. It’s a taco spot that moonlights as a damn good mezcal bar. And in Venice—the land of beer and wine—those liquor licenses are essentially a luxury currency. Our best advice: Snag a seat on the patio, order the serrano-infused mezcal, and don’t skip the coliflor fundido. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also,…
Dudley Market
9 Dudley Ave., Venice
COVID-19 Update: Open for pickup . Cozied up in an unassuming corner off the Venice Beach boardwalk within earshot of the surf lies the local hangout and unpretentious wine bar Dudley Market. On the menu du jour: something they like to call “sustainable seafood,” which is really LA-speak for locally caught crudo, the freshest sashimi you’ve ever tasted, and shucked oysters so good, they actually do come with a disclaimer: Buy twelve rounds and the thirteenth’s free. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Superba Food + Bread
1900 Lincoln Blvd., Venice
You’d never guess it with its beautifully light and airy atmosphere, but Superba Food + Bread was once an auto body shop. It’s now one of Venice’s most popular spots for healthy-ish breakfasts and brunches, with five varieties of toasts that go way beyond the ubiquitous avocado version. We love the kale toast—a slab of the house made grilled bread topped with sunny side eggs, avocado, braised kale and chili oil—and pair it with a side of heirloom tomato gazpacho with cucumber and garlic croutons. Superba is also rightly famous for its crispy brussels sprouts in dashi broth, and no visit is complete without a bowl of them.
Night + Market Sahm
2533 Lincoln Blvd., Venice
COVID-19 Update: Open for takeout and delivery. Thirtysomething chef Kris Yenbamroong learned how to cook in Bangkok and in the kitchen of his parents’ long-standing Thai mainstay Talésai. The Venice location is Yenbamroong's third (“sahm” means three in Thai) in LA and is aesthetically very similar to the tropical explosion that is the Silver Lake restaurant (with the addition of a massive fish tank). The communal tables are low-slung and crowded with plastic tablecloths—the perfect, slightly trippy setting to dig into some spicy, flavor-packed Thai street food. We’re partial to pad thai, grilled fatty pork collar, and crab fried rice. The wine list is all organic and biodynamic labels and the beer options vast. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
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