- Mon-Thurs: 5:30pm-10pm
- Fri: 5:30pm-10:30pm
- Sat: 10:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm
- Sun: 10:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm
- Brunch, Dinner
- Good for Groups
- Takes Reservations
Situated on a somewhat random chunk of Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, Cadet has gone largely undiscovered, which is particularly beneficial come weekend brunch: When most other places on the West Side have lines out the door and wait times that creep into dinner hour, you’re likely to get a table right away and a French-inflected meal that easily outshines its neighbors, courtesy of Chef Kris Tominaga. In the back, you’ll find a cozy, roof-less courtyard with a lounge area and a comfortable communal table situation that’s well-suited for baby and bridal showers in daytime and loud-ish birthday parties or chill work gatherings at night.