Bonus: Mariscos Guillen La Playita - 3306 Lincoln. $ (why, it's the real deal for a buck and a quarter.
Main: Sunday Farmer's Market - you'll smell it. $ (why, you can smell the ocean, pot, farm fresh local food and good chefs cookin it up, with simple music and fun. Grab a seat on the grass and feast on whatever you please.
Downtown: Tar and Roses - 602 Santa Monica. $$$ (why, because they flavor with the type of wood and tell you...and you'd think it would top out, but it just keeps getting better.
Northeast SM: O'Brien's - 2226 Wilshire. $$ (why, fish & chips, split pea soup, great beer selection, willy, sports, atmosphere...)
Wilshire / Montana: Father's Office - 1018 Montana. $$ (why, because they care about their food. Great Salads, Soft-shell crab, burger and the heinz catsup is plentiful.
North of Montana: 1631 Montana. $$ (why, cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, cupcakes, cookies, cupcakes, pies, tarts, fresh loaves of bread and pretty damn good coffee.
SM Canyon: Hungry Cat: 100 West Channel Rd. (why, because I can go early, take my kid and eat cheap oyster while she has plenty of room to run. Sam's or G. Baldi would probably win over, but I have not been yet.