There are so many restaurants in Santa Monica to choose from, with many catering to the tourists, however the AKFF Blog Team found that the new location for Truxton’s in Santa Monica is catering to the locals!  Some of our readers will know Truxton’s as a long time favorite in Westchester  and it opened a second location this summer at 1329 Santa Monica Boulevard (at 14th) in the heart of the residential area of Santa Monica, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Ahi Tuni & Avocado Tower & Grilled Artichoke Appetizers

We dined there on a week night and  experienced flawless and friendly service in a low-key, casual atmosphere with a   diverse variety of delicious food! The giant menu ranges from waffles, omelettes, egg dishes  and sandwiches for breakfast/brunch (on Saturday and Sunday until 3pm), to a selection of seafood entrees, veggie and healthful plates, pasta dishes, burgers, salads, sandwiches and  grilled pizza on thin crust dough (available gluten free) for dinner.

Plus, they have craft beers and wines available, with wines from grape varietals selected by Truxton’s, where you can drink by the glass, carafe or bottle. Although the wine selection is small, they are carefully selected by the restaurant, as all the food dishes on the menu are as well.

It was great to be able to try a taste of the wine, plus the waiter made suggestions for other wines and brought a tasting of those as well. We started out with the Ahi Tuni & Avocado Tower appetizer, which was simply to die for! There was an ample serving of sushi grade ahi atop a bed of guacamole in a round shape, served with  delicious tasting taro chips. The sushi was flavored lightly with ginger and Yuzu Soy Sauce. We also tried the grilled artichoke which was delectable.  A whole artichoke cut in half and grilled to perfection was very easy to eat, comes with a dijon mayo and oregano vinaigrette for delightful dipping.

The specials of the day were too tempting to pass up and we ordered a blackened Alaskan salmon with a pineapple relish that was not too sweet and not too tart, served with grilled asparagus and home made mashed potatoes, plus a seafood fettucine with cod, salmon and shrimp, topped with creamed spinach. Both dishes were  flavorful and well seasoned – simply delicious!

Topping off the meal was the Chocolate Pecan Tart that  was amazing! We couldn’t believe we had room for the dessert, which was big enough for two people to split.  the house made dessert is served warm with a giant scoop of vanilla and a caramel sauce. Scrumptious! All this in a nice, casual atmosphere with moderate prices where couples and small groups were dining plus a  family or two made us feel right at home.  The AKFF Blog recommends checking out Truxton’s in Santa Monica for your next meal! Say hello to Erin the friendly General Manager at the restaurant.

PS Don’t forget to sign up for their Bistro Club and get a free meal or dessert on your birthday!
Truxton’s American Bistro
1329 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310 – 393 – 8789
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