Are you looking for a great patio to dine at? I have found it for you! The Independence in Santa Monica. I needed to escape my home and dine out, I wanted to go to someplace I felt safe and I was looking for a healthy fine dining experience. The Independence is located really close to Santa Monica Place. I loved how fresh all the food is. Everything was so good that I can’t wait to go back. I also felt like it was very safe to dine at because they are taking safety precautions seriously.
We started with oysters and we got a variety of them. They were fresh and complete perfection.
I love the kale chopped salad with the goddess green dressing. It was is an amazing salad. I never have salad dressing and I had to ask for more because it was that good. I honestly wish they bottled it and sold it. I want it for home when I make my own salads. It’s also the perfect salad to share and accompany any meal.
I didn’t order the salmon my guest did and now I have something to look forward to having when I go back. It sits on top of a bed of lentils and is probably one of the best I have tasted. I only got a small bite and I have been thinking of it ever since. I did order the branzino and it was amazing. I love branzino and order it every where. It comes whole and perfectly grilled. I loved how light and flakey it is. My suggestion is if you go order both fish dishes and share it with someone. You can thank me later.
Check out the menu here, The Independence.