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Patio del Mar opens in Santa Monica

The Casa del Mar hotel in Santa Monica recently opened Patio del Mar, an open-air bistro just steps from the beach.

The ocean-facing terrace provides guests with an inviting and relaxing setting where they can enjoy lunch, dinner, or sunset drinks accompanied by stunning views.

The menu offers a variety of dishes, including fresh seafood from California and the Baja Peninsula, with items sourced from sustainable local farms and suppliers. Highlights include gazpacho; heirloom tomato, melon and burrata salad; grilled stone fruit salad; kale chicken caesar salad; Avocado and Dungeness Crab Toast; Maine lobster rolls; beef carpaccio; Shrimp ceviche; salmon tartare; and a daily selection of East and West Coast oysters. Wine selections from vineyards along the coast are also available.

“We are delighted to welcome hotel guests and locals to Patio del Mar, offering mouth-watering seafood and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean,” said Max Jonas, General Manager of Hotel Casa. del Mar. “Our new beach-side terrace features a laid-back atmosphere coupled with the same attention to detail and five-star service that Hotel Casa del Mar is known for.”

Patio del Mar is open Thursday through Monday from noon to 7 p.m. Reservations can be made through OpenTable.

Patio del Mar

1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica