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“You say you like gourmet burgers?”
Review of Brick & Mortar

Brick & Mortar
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Ranked #203 of 691 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Los Angeles, CA
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“You say you like gourmet burgers?”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Tucked away through an off-street walkway that leads to a charming dining courtyard and waterfall fountain, Brick and Mortar is one of the true neighborhood gems along Santa Monica's famed Main Street. Leo, the owner, has turned the former wine-tasting venue into one of L.A.'s elite gastro-pub eateries. There are dining tables both inside and out and on weekend nights the place is wall to wall packed with trendy hipsters who go for the huge selection of wine and micro-brewery beer (and also th full bar). But by far the star of the show is the burger -- onion marmalade+cheddar+lettuce+tomato+horseradish mayo | brioche. It's a handful and mouthful of munchy heaven. As a trend-setter, there's also vegan and veggy stuff, like the margherita pizza, broccolini and an array of salads. Fine dining too as their "Mains" include short rib stroganoff, flat iron steak, wild mushroom gnocchi ... just go to the website. If you're watching your weight I'd avoid the warm molten chocolate lava cake with ice cream.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Miami, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Burger Bliss and much more”
Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

We treated ourselves to the pizza with mushrooms and truffle oil, grilled chicken with cucumber and even one of their famous burgers and wish that we had room for more. The burger is really unbelievable!!!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Santa Monica, California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hip place to watch a game with great food”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

I often go alone when I want to watch sports and have a great meal. Sitting at the communal table I can generally have a nice conversation with someone as well. But I've been just as happy sitting in a booth with a group of friends.

Visited May 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great chicken & waffles would come back just for that”
Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Great place with some amazing dishes. The chicken & waffles are a must have along with some French fries with truffle salt. Great cocktails like the brick & stormy.

  • Visited May 2013
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Carrollton
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Definitely a recommend”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Brick & Mortar was busy but we were seated right away. Our server was amazing and the food was excellent. I look forward to visiting again!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Lisa B
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