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Three Cheers for Misfit Restaurant and Bar by Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven

Three Cheers for Misfit Restaurant and Bar

“misfit (noun) Meaning ‘person who does not fit his environment is attested from 1880.” (

Misfit Restaurant and Bar is located on the bottom floor of the 1929 Clock Tower in Santa Monica, complete with early 20th Century architecture, dim lighting, classic bar, and two levels of seating.  A gem of a spot in a modern scene.  

Many of the menu items, such as the nicely seasoned fries or savory-sweet Brussels sprouts, are sharable and many main dishes can easily be eaten with an appetizer or side dish.

Also noticeable was the kind and accommodating servers and maître d’.  Our waitress was knowledgeable about the menu, brought items and drinks in a timely manner, and the maître d’ actively worked to get us a larger table when another friend arrived.  At the end of the meal our server brought around a basket of salty-sweet chocolate chip cookies.  Enjoyable!

“The Misfit Restaurant + Bar in Santa Monica reprises a ‘back to the bar’ ideal of casual destination dining serving signature cocktails and accessible comfort food intended to be enjoyed on a daily basis.  The restaurant is only steps away from one of the country’s leading farmers markets and a large percentage of the menu is dedicated to the offerings of twice weekly trips.”

Misfit’s sister restaurants include Ingo's Tasty Diner, LGO Grocery + Pizzeria, Chelsea's Kitchen, The Luggage Room, Grateful Spoon Gelato, and Buck and Rider.  Growing Restaurant Group is the parent company of Misfit and its sister restaurants, with a historic esthetic across establishments, a young vibe, and a nod to classic Americana.  Also key is the transformation of heavy, high caloric comfort foods into healthier versions. 

There are numerous dining options in Los Angeles, California.  Each of the neighborhoods, from Downtown to Hollywood, Santa Monica to Echo Park, and Beverly Hills has a multitude of restaurants for good eats.  Here is where my expert knowledge of cooking, restaurants, and trusted expertise comes in handy.  Many readers rely on Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven as a source for how-to and where-to regarding cookery, culture, and community.  Reserve a table at Misfit and enjoy.


1.  Misfit is is located at 225 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, California 90401 at The Third Street Promenade.  This location is within walking distance to the beach, shopping, hotels, apartments, bars, clubs, and much more.  Easily accessible by taxi or car service.  Street parking is available.

2.  Peak times occur on weekends and during special events in the city.  Arrive early to secure a table.  Reservations recommended.  

3.  Misfit is open for lunch, weekend brunch, and dinner.  Proper attire is required.  Children welcome before 5:00 P.M.

4.  Consider the following menu items.

Egg White Omelette:  spinach, mozzarella, white cheddar, herbs (add pancetta or sautéed mushrooms

Crispy Brussels Sprouts:  roasted apples, pomegranate, thyme, Meyer lemon lebni (Lebanese strained yogurt)

Baked Macaroni and Cheese:  green chili, brown rice pasta (gluten free!) (house made chorizo or pancetta)

Ingo's Veggie Burger:  vegan black bean burger, cashew cheese, tomato, pickle, red wheat sourdough

Bloody Mary served in a super hero or super villain glass

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Credits:  Online Etymology Dictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 June 2017., facebook .com/pg/themisfitsantamonica, linkedin.ccom/company-beta/1054255/, themisfitbar .com, instagram. com/themisfitsamo/

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