Just in time for summer, we’ve added four of the best restaurants on the Westside to Reserve — Hinterland, SMYC, Belcampo and Ox & Son. You won’t have to wander far from the beach to sample fresh and innovative cuisine from the newest (and most welcome) additions to the neighborhood.
Hinterland (Santa Monica)
Hinterland is Joe Jonas’ seasonal New American restaurant featuring coastal heritage cuisine. The intimate space boasts a raw bar, exposed brick and marble table tops. Soft lighting complements the cozy-cool vibe, making Hinterland the perfect spot to spend a romantic evening or grab bites and drinks with friends. Previously a walk-in only restaurant, we are proud to announce that Reserve is now the exclusive way to get a reservation at Hinterland.
SMYC (Santa Monica)
From the same team that brought Tar & Roses to the neighborhood, Santa Monica Yacht Club (also known as SMYC) offers seafood-centric small plates inspired by global flavors. Clean lines reminiscent of a luxurious yacht fill the space, adorned with modern oceanic details and balanced by timeless, mid-century furniture. The chic dining area features an outdoor patio, fully stocked bar and a communal table — perfect for enjoying drinks and bites with friends.
Belcampo (Santa Monica)
Belcampo is a farm, a neighborhood butcher shop and a restaurant — all united by the commitment to provide delicious, organic and humane meat that guests can feel good about buying and eating. This flagship location features an 86-seat restaurant serving elegant, meaty California cuisine and farm-inspired craft cocktails.
Ox & Son (Santa Monica)
Helmed by Executive Chef and Partner Brad Miller, Ox & Son delivers elevated comfort-food alongside an extensive assortment of artisanal beer and specialty wines. The modern American cuisine features seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers’ markets. True to Chef Miller’s signature style, the menu features inventive twists on rustic classics that are as bold in flavor as they are beautifully presented, with each dish assigned its own unique plate.
Use Reserve this summer and trade seawater and sand for oysters and a martini (or whatever you’re craving after a day in the sun), at the best restaurants in the city.
Kate Roland, Reserve LA