Santa Monica Restaurant Week January 8-14: 30 Santa Monica restaurants specially-crafted dishes, all created to highlight the pomegranate


Santa Monica Restaurant Week Returns January 8-14 , 2018 featuring new flavors with pomegranate  

Win $500 by sharing Santa Monica Restaurant Week photos on social media use hashtag #SMRestaurantWeek



Michael Hepworth


By Cheri Fox


Santa Monica (Perfect Meal Today) 1/9/18/–Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) announced the return of Santa Monica Restaurant Week. This year’s culinary delights will take place January 8-14, 2018 and continue to highlight the city’s of Santa Monica’s eclectic dining scene.

Santa Monica Restaurant Week will help local diners kick off 2018 on a healthy note by utilizing the generous health benefits of this year’s special ingredient – the pomegranate.   This will be in conjunction with California Restaurant Month, and to celebrate Santa Monica’s status as a health-conscious culinary destination, more than 30 Santa Monica restaurants will offer specially-crafted dishes, all created to highlight the pomegranate – a ruby-red fruit that is a rich source of Vitamin C and antioxidants that are known to fight cancer, lower blood pressure and improve heart health. Containing 365 seeds, one for each day of year, the pomegranate was revered as a symbol of love for the ancient Greeks and continues this tradition for many international cultures today.

The pomegranate is just one of the many local produce items in season during the winter months and can be found at any of Santa Monica’s four weekly farmers markets.
Diners can enjoy these extensive health benefits while enjoying dishes such as Pomegranate Glazed Hangar Steak Skewers at The Curious Palate, The Bomb Chicken Pome at Bareburger Organic, Smoked Chicken and Pomegranate Salad at The Buffalo Club and Hokkaido Scallop at Sushi Roku.


Sushi Roku

1401 Ocean Ave,

Santa Monica, CA 90401



Additional participating restaurants include: BOA Steakhouse, Coast, Dhaba Cuisine of India, Enterprise Fish Company, Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern, Kye’s, Locanda del Lago, Longitude Bar, Malbec Argentinian Cuisine, Mélisse Restaurant, Novel Café and Pizzeria, Obica Santa Monica, One Pico, Pinkberry Montana, Scoops Ice Cream &

Tar & Roses 602 Santa Monica Blvd , Santa Monica , CA 90401

Since opening in 2012 Tar & Roses received critical acclaim including a James Beard nomination for Best New Restaurant , Kirshner was nominated for best Chef West ; widely considered one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles and very busy – reopened in Jan 2016.

Treats, Tar & Roses 

602 Santa Monica Blvd 

Santa Monica CA 90401 



The Brixton, The Lobster, The Veranda Restaurant, Upper West, FIG Restaurant Santa Monica, Inotheke, Little Ruby, Tiato, Fourth Street Grille at the Doubletree Hotel by Santa Monica, Lunetta, 



Santa Monica Restaurant Week Jan 8- 14 2018

Lunetta-serving rustic American cuisine Chef Raphael Lunetta located in Pico District of Santa Monica 2424 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica



Osteria Bigoli, The Albright and Herringbone Santa Monica.  

Misty a Santa Monica residents explain the locals  are constantly in awe of how lucky they are with the wealth of dining options found throughout the city’s eight neighborhoods that feature innovative chefs, cutting-edge culinary trends and fresh, healthy ingredients from our farmers markets,” said Misti Kerns, President/CEO of SMTT. “We look forward to the return of Santa Monica Restaurant Week and are delighted to have such a diverse selection of restaurants participating by offering special pomegranate-themed dishes.”
Throughout the week, diners will have the chance to win $500 by sharing Santa Monica Restaurant Week photos on social media using the hashtag #SMRestaurantWeek.  
For more information on Santa Monica Restaurant Week prizes, participating restaurants and detailed menu descriptions, visit .

Cheri Fox: Photography