I'm trying to track down a great place for a celebratory birthday lunch on Saturday in Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey/Venice or environs. JiRaffe and Michael's aren't open for lunch.
I'm considering Shutters (One Pico), but am wondering what other options are out there. I'd love a pretty outdoor patio, either overlooking the beach or in a nice garden. We could do I Cugini, but I haven't been blown out of the water by their food.