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“Hurry up and enjoy the outstanding food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Misfit Restaurant & Bar

The Misfit Restaurant & Bar
225 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-656-9800
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Ranked #12 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: New restaurant near the walking mall in Santa Monica CA
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Hurry up and enjoy the outstanding food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Bustling, noisy, great energy. Most plates come minutes after you order. Waitresses have two objectives: keep you drinking then get you out. Not quiet unfriendly but far from welcoming. Still, I'd go back.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, CA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Dining Inside a TARDIS”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The Misfit is aptly named. It doesn't fit into regimented descriptions of dining venues. It is part bar, part tapas dive, part restaurant, part bank. The food is very tasty and the service fun without being familiar. It is well worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mountain View, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Wonderful place. We had lunch there and both the food and the service were great. Lots of different items to choose from. We can highly recommend the turkish muhammara on the dip plate!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amazing place to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

I asked my phone to find me a restaurant close by. Boy I was not disappointed ! The atmosphere was buzzing, the food is amazing and the choice so extensive I could not make up my mind. We were given great service by Britney who recommended menu choices. Loads of choice under 20 dollars. Beware of the fries the portion is enormous. I would definitely recommend you pay them a visit when you next visit Santa Monica .

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

We have been to Santa Monica numerous times and typically have dinner on Montana Avenue. This trip we did some advanced research on Trip Advisor and thought the Misfit would be a good choice for dinner one night and found somewhere else for another evening. Well, we were so glad that the Misfit was dinner for night 1 because we had the opportunity, and took it, to go back the next night. Our server, Megan, did an outstanding job and it was her attitude, the food and the beverages that brought us back again. The exterior looks plain and simple and we actually missed it the first time. Upon entering we were greater by a host who would seat us when our entire party arrived. They do not take reservations. No problem though because our party of 6 was seated once they all arrived. We killed the time at the bar where we had some of the best, most creative and tasty, cocktails we have had. The food menu was equally inspiring. We had numerous appetizers which can be shared in a tapas type style, and then the burger which was cooked to perfection. I could go on for a while on the food, sights and libations, but I will stop here by saying this - if you are in Santa Monica and enjoy great food, inspired cocktail menu, good service, casual and interesting atmosphere, all at a reasonable price then you would be a fool to not try the Misfit.

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