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Wilshire Restaurant

Map & Directions 2454 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • Late Night
  • Reservations Accepted


LA Weekly's Description

Wilshire is a serious, farmers-market-driven restaurant cleverly disguised as the kind of Santa Monica hotspot where one might consort with supermodels. It practically seethes with fire in its sprawling patio dining room: roaring bonfires, a blue-glowing fire pit, and seeping waterfalls of flame. It’s like the Backdraft set crossed with the patio at Koi, which was also designed by Thomas Schoos, a former artist–turned–flamethrower to the stars. In the bar, the flat-screen television sets flash images of lava flows but never the Lakers game, and great cathedral banks of flickering votive candles thrust from the wall, impaled on the tips of long metal rods.With a focus on seasonal ingredients, chef Nyesha Arrington's offerings aren't cheap, but they are delicious. And for the frugally minded, there is a delightful happy hour.

Member Reviews

  • spanknyce wrote a review for Wilshire Restaurant
    on 07/31/08

    When you want to get out of Hollywood, but still want a hip place to eat - this is it. Outdoor dining at night with it fireplaces and really good food works for me. There's also a private room in it's own little chill structure in the middle of the outdoor patio that you can get for a bigger dinner party. The decor is modern, but in a very fresh, new and aesthetically pleasing way.

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  • Los Angeles on 07/14/11

    In @gosantamonica for the wknd? Eat @WilshireRest- http://ht.ly/5Bx8R

  • Mary W. on 02/26/10

    Great heated sheltered patio, food excellent, great ser

  • Caitlin💋 on 01/28/12

    Don't go here. ALL staff is horrible and crowd sucks. Plus there's a cover when it's not even crowded. REALLy?!

  • Jessie on 11/17/12

    As per Deb Wiessner "put everything on Brandon's tab." Free drinks all night.

  • Clean Bay R. on 10/08/12

    Wilshire Restaurant is a certified restaurant of the Clean Bay Restaurant Program, helping to reduce stormwater pollution in Santa Monica Bay! Learn about or find more certified restaurants at

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