Lunetta All Day and Lunetta Dining Room and Bar are Santa Monica's newest pair of restaurants. The duo – a casual, modern and bright all-day diner, and an upscale evening fine dining room with a full bar, respectively – feature New American eats from iconic Westside chef Raphael Lunetta. Located on the corner of 25th & Pico Boulevard, these sister restaurants each boast charming ambiences and chic decor and menu's based on the seasonal availability of ingredients and artistic inspiration (meaning that they may change frequently and without notice!).
At Lunetta Dining Room & Bar, we highly recommend dining in the bar room. Furnished with brass and marble round café tables, velvet-upholstered chairs and a communal fireplace, it provides a cozy, salon-esque atmosphere. At the front of the restaurant is a larger dining room are with wrap-around leather bench seating and simple wall sconces, reminiscent of classic neighborhood eateries of times past. The menu here isn't overly large, yet still has enough to satisfy everyone. For starters, a few of our favorite dishes are the ahi tuna tartare with capers and the heirloom tomato salad. The grilled salmon and special pasta are both excellent ways to round out your dinner and, for the sweet tooth, be sure to try the toffee bread pudding.
At Lunetta All-Day, we recommend requesting outdoor patio seating for a lovely al fresco experience. The menu here is larger and accommodates full breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Offerings of locally-roasted coffee, classic cocktails, and a large selection of craft beer and delicious wines pair perfectly with their menu items and supply a fun and familiar setting for gathering with friends and family alike.