MICHELIN Guide California

Élephante

  • 1332 2nd St., Santa Monica, 90401, United States
  • 40 - 75 USD • Contemporary
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MICHELIN Guide California

Élephante

  • 1332 2nd St., Santa Monica, 90401, United States
  • 40 - 75 USD • Contemporary
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

It would be easy to write off this rooftop haunt as just another trendy spot, but that would be a shame as the gorgeous space comes with some serious kitchen talent. The cactus garden is a lush perch, but ocean views from the sunset room, replete with natural word and stone, are unbeatable.

Contemporary small plates infused with Southern Mediterranean influences is what this team does best, and diners would do well to share. Dishes deliver deliciously surprising flavors, as in a rich whipped eggplant spread served with olive oil in the center and fresh-baked puccia bread on the side. Rigatoni verde with mushroom ragù is best bookended by such textbook treats as a pavlova, topped with white chocolate mousse, vanilla bean ice cream, and fresh passion fruit.

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Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • Booking essential
  • ˆ Brunch
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • e Great view
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • r Outside dining available

Information

+1 424-320-2384

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