F.O… (just went again recently & really the food is still on point)
I think @PorkyBelly mentioned Charcoal -a great place to sit at the bar and eat / drink. Not too fussy, locals are friendly, good bartenders great food. If i feel like snacking or splurging I’m treated just as well here.
Tar and Roses also but I haven’t been since their fire.
Additionally, there is a new place in venice called wallflower that does upscale indonesian. I haven’t been but my friend recommended it highly to me. From yelp it looks like they have a pretty mean cocktail game.
It ain’t cheap. From the same people as Cora’s Coffee Shop and The Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge.
Partner and I went there for brunch this past weekend. Food was good, interior is amazing. I can’t say it was HORRIBLY overpriced, but it’s not a place we’re dying to go back to. Might be different from just drinks and snacks, though.
Also, they charge a mandatory 20% gratuity but then still leave a line for tip, which was… confusing.