|Subject: Re: Dining Santa Monica, CA|
For some years I found the seafood at the restaurant called Ocean Avenue Seafood to be excellent, although I admit to not having been there in a while. It's at the corner of Ocean Avenue and I believe Colorado, if my memory still serves me. It is not inexpensive. Another seafood house, very informal and colorful (might I say funky) but with very good seafood, is the Reel Inn at the top of the mall (north) closer to Wilshire Blvd. The Chinese restaurant, PJ Changs, on Wilshire and 4th or 5th street is also excellent (especially the duck).
Sorry to send this so late, but I was out of town. I hope this reaches you in time.