A Michelin-Starred Chef’s Guide to Dining in Santa Monica and Venice

“Right now for brunch, this is where I go. It’s Ari Taymor’s place in Santa Monica, and it started as a pop-up and is now permanent. The style is California product-driven. They do a smashed-pea pancake with a salad that’s really good. There’s a smoked salmon hash that isn’t really hash, but was pretty and delicious and comes with a seaweed hollandaise. And I liked the avocado toast, which has labne and fennel—it was really fresh.”

andrew noel