Italian Restaurant in Marina Del Rey, CA, United States
You’ll go to Scopa for the pasta but, you’ll get distracted by everything else. Scopa’s been open for a while, so the scene thing has settled down slightly, but not completely. The bar still gets packed and brunch is definitely not casual, but I'll eat their fried cauliflower all day every day.
You can smell the waffle cones from halfway down Abbot Kinney, and they’re leading you (and everyone else) to Salt & Straw. The line stretches out the door, but also moves quickly, even though the staff will let you sample flavors to your heart’s content. And you’ll want to sample - they have an insane flavor rundown, with everything from almond brittle with salted ganache to goat cheese with black olive brittle.
New American Restaurant in Marina del Rey, CA, United States
Charcoal serves (as you might guess) lots of grilled things. It’s a steakhouse that doesn’t feel stuffy, and one that also does some pretty amazing things with vegetables. Its stretch of Washington Boulevard is admittedly kind of weird, but Charcoal seems to have settled in ok judging by the crowds.