Restaurant: Lunetta All Day
Location:2420 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405. (310) 581-4201
Date: March 31 & April 21, 2018
Not too long along iconic (but dated) Santa Monica restaurant Josie closed and has rebooted as:
But I didn’t actually go to Lunetta proper, which is dinner only, but to their next door “Lunetta All Day.” Why this is a separate space is a bit mysterious as the main dining room is sitting there empty during the day. I guess because they wanted one more “bar like” and one more “diner like”. It’s all modern California farm to table.
Wood Fired Eggs. Buffalo mozzarella, eggplant, kalamata olives, basil, mesquite tomato sauce. Decent, but I expected more acidity and/or flavor. Relatively mild.
Eggs Benedict Gravlax. house cured gravlax, dill hollandaise saice, petit rustic.
Crispy Chicken & Pancakes. Fried Jidori chicken breast, lemon ricotta pancakes, pure maple syrup, clarified butter, fried free range egg.
Baked goods looked… well good.
Overall, nice spot. Service was pleasant but overworked. Seemed there was only one person on the whole patio and they weren’t keeping up with the basics. Food was pretty, and had very good ingredients. I didn’t taste that much but the flavors weren’t quite bold enough for me. I’ll have to try again, there is a pretty big menu.