Hi, I am visiting LA (Santa Monica) for ten days. I live in Manhattan and enjoy lots of Italian, French, Spanish, Mexican and various other types of foods. In the city, I have always enjoyed La Esquina, Pastis, Locanda Verde, Bar Pitti, Burger Joint, Blue Ribbon, Cabrito, Raoul's, etc. I like LA but I have yet to enjoy a really great meal there. I am excited to change this now that I have the time for an extended stay. Please help me! :) Any thoughts you have for dinner, lunch, brunch and drinks would be fantastic and greatly appreciated. Thanks for your recommendations and ideas.