Yours Truly Venice
At Yours Truly in Venice, a chef offers his vision for ‘modern Californian’ cooking.
If there’s any restaurant that reminds us of a pop song, it’s Yours Truly in Venice. This Abbot Kinney spot is eminently on-trend, from its menu full of buzzwords and brightly patterned benches. Avocado hummus. Chicken liver mille crepe. Nashville Hot Shrimp. It may seem predictable, but the food definitely isn’t. The creamy and smooth avocado hummus is topped with a dollop of peanuts, a squeeze of lime, and salsa macha. That mille crepe does, in fact, look exactly like a tiramisu, but inside the buttery layers of rye crepe is surprisingly gamey (and excellent) chicken liver.
Great White Venice
All-Day Cafe Great White Swims Into Venice’s Most Visible Stretch Today. The shop does everything from avocado toast to fish tacos to healthy smoothies. This is a cute cafe on the Westside today, as Great White takes up residence practically underneath the iconic hanging Venice sign. Great White offers a tight breakfast and lunch look filled with everything from avocado toast to smoothie bowls. There is a place for heartier fare, including a $9 breakfast burrito with tater tots and bacon. The lunch side leans towards grain bowls and salads, with a fried chicken sandwich, fish tacos, and a burger thrown in for good measure.
Chulita is an Alta California-style modern Mexican restaurant and mezcal / tequila bar in the heart of Venice, bringing botanas y mezcales, or Mexican drinking food. (533 Rose Avenue). Radish & grape ceviche, Hass avocado guac and serrano infused mezcal by the beach is our idea of a sunny afternoon well spent. Chulita Venice brings all of our spring fever daydreams to life.
Dudley Market Venice
Dudley Market is the go-to spot for fresh seafood caught daily and great wine. Located just feet from the beach you can’t find a better spot in Venice. (9 DUDLEY AVE). Going to Dudley Market, the seafood spot a block from the beach in Venice, reminds us a lot of a trip to the fish market. You’re never certain what the menu might look like – but you can be pretty sure that whatever’s on there was swimming in the ocean 24 hours ago. That daily-catch dynamic is reflected across most of the menu, so if there’s both a tuna tataki and a tuna sampler that day, you can be pretty certain that they hauled in a bluefin that morning. You should also order both of them.
Hinano Cafe Venice Beach
Beer, Burger & Fun / CASH ONLY. Hinano cafe has great breakfast & delicious burgers & sandwiches for lunch and dinner. This funky shack has been sitting beachside since 1962, slinging cheap, frosty mugs of beer, free popcorn and a pretty damn good burger (there’s a veggie option too). Though they have an extensive food menu, the place is really a bar: note the sawdusted floors, pool tables, jukebox and minimal seating. Expect colorful regulars, frequent live music and a couple TVs for game-watching. The place only serves beer and wine and is cash only, so leave your credit cards and hard liquor hankerings at home.