Santa Monica Restaurants Rule L.A. Times Readers’ Choice Poll!

The Los Angeles Times Readers' Choice poll is dominated by restaurants that have a Santa Monica location.

Chew on this: Santa Monica restaurants are king in this year’s Los Angeles Times Readers’ Choice poll! From upscale restaurants like Melisse to vegetarian favorites like Veggie Grill to chains like P.F. Chang’s, the poll’s “Food & Restaurants” section is dominated by businesses that have a Santa Monica location.

All the restaurants featured in the just-published poll, which is in its second year, are within walking distance of NMS-owned Santa Monica apartments for rent. For example, Bay Cities Deli and Swingers both of which are noted in the poll are just a couple of blocks away from 1422 on 7th and the soon-to-open [email protected].

Here’s a rundown of the Santa Monica restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Los Angeles Times Readers’ Choice poll, for which more than 35,000 votes were cast:

Bay Cities Deli (1517 Lincoln Blvd.): Best Deli in Los Angeles’ Westside
Busby’s (3110 Santa Monica Blvd.): Best Sports Bar in Los Angeles’ Westside
Caffe Luxxe (925 Montana Ave.): Best Coffeehouse in Southern California
Copa d’Oro (217 Broadway St.): Best Cocktail Selection in Los Angeles’ Westside and Best Happy Hour in Los Angeles’ Westside
Father’s Office (1018 Montana Ave.): Best Beer Selection in Southern California
Finn McCool’s (2702 Main St.): Best Pub in Los Angeles’ Westside
Harvelle’s (1432 4th St.): Best Live Music/Blues/Jazz in Los Angeles’ Westside
The Misfit (225 Santa Monica Blvd.): Best Happy Hour in Los Angeles’ Westside
Huckleberry (1014 Wilshire Blvd.): Best Breakfast/Brunch in Los Angeles’ Westside
Melisse (1104 Wilshire Blvd.): Best French Restaurant in Los Angeles’ Westside
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (326 Wilshire Blvd.): Best Chinese Restaurant in Southern California
Swingers (802 Broadway St.): Best Diner/Family Restaurant in Los Angeles’ Westside
Vanilla Bake Shop (512 Wilshire Blvd.): Best Bakery/Sweets in Los Angeles’ Westside
Veggie Grill (2025 Wilshire Blvd.): Best American Restaurant in Southern California
Wienerschnitzel (3010 Pico Blvd.): Best Fast Food in Southern California

Go here for more information about the Los Angeles Times Readers’ Choice poll.