Design Dish: Herringbone Santa Monica


Two words: Endless rose. Where? Herringbone Santa Monica. When? This weekend or the next or the next. Why? Because bottomless mimosas are passe.

The beach-chic outpost, which proudly calls Santa Monica one of its homes, is located on the bustling stretch of Main Street, where you’ll find everyone from the wandering tourist and the friendly Venice neighbor to the seasoned local and SaMo lifer.

The kitchen, headed up by Chef Brian Malarkey, puts a new spin on seafood, by combing what’s caught at sea with the best-of-the-best seasonal produce and the most delectable meats. In other words, this isn’t seafood only spot. Menu items range from a classic lobster roll to a SoCal twist on the burger–think a fried egg and some bacon.


The housemade donuts with lemon curd are not to be missed, they pair perfectly with the rose. Food isn’t the only thing to rave about at this spot, the design alone is enough to get you hooked. Done up in a way that almost effortlessly blends land and sea, the locale features a sharp details like a bar where a fluid giant fish skull hangs overhead, lights overhead that hang from rugged rope so to mirror the charm of ports and life at sea. As for what’s at your eye level, you’ll treat your gaze to a lush living wall that’s full of beautiful greenery so even when seated inside you don’t miss the beauty of nature.


Tabletops are a rich marble and drinking glasses a are a cool ocean blue, there’s a rustic communal table that you’ll fall for and luxe leather seating– all setting up a beautiful backdrop for your meal. And as you wait, and sip rose, you can look onto an open kitchen where copper lamps shine brightly alongside brick walls and rustic beechwood flooring. P.S. don’t miss the oversized lobster mural.

Herringbone is expansive with its reach spilling onto a bright and cheerful patio. Here you’ll find fun contemporary style aqua seating, wooden details, and more greenery. Consider this an ideal spot for catching up and feeling the seaside breeze.

From Oyster Happy Hours to nightly DJ sets to Endless Rose, Herringbone has mixed fun, food and design all into one place. It’s upscale without feeling out of reach, so in our opinion, this place is a real catch.