I used to be a big fan of The Galley in S. M. but it just isn't as good as it once was. Any ideas for a similar place - not so much the atmosphere but great steak, soup, bread... steamed clams would be nice but not critical. Maybe American with a twist. I know I am in the minority but I don't understand the popularity of The Nook and the food at Chez Jay is average.
1657 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401