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Santa Monica Restaurant Week returns

To celebrate California Restaurant Month and highlight Santa Monica as an award-winning, health-conscious culinary destination, participating Santa Monica restaurants and their chefs will craft delicious, healthy, and custom dishes centered around this year's special restaurant week ingredient – the KUMQUAT.



From January 6-12, 2020, diners are encouraged to share their Santa Monica Restaurant Week 2020 experience on their Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using #SMRestaurantWeek for a chance to win a $500 dining gift certificate. Read complete terms and conditions.


2020 Menu 


Azulé Taqueria
Duck Carnitas Taco Combo
Kumquat habanero marmalade, pickled radishes, Fresno chili. Served with rice, beans and a drink.

BOA Steakhouse
Chef's Bite
Crispy chicharrón with kumquat marmalade, wild rice, cured egg and achiote

Koji Fried California Quail
Kumquat and Calabrian chile sweet and sour, cilantro and mint

The Curious Palate
Spicy Broccolini
Sautéed broccolini and water chestnuts topped with house candied kumquats and a Thai chili anchovy sauce

The Dudes' Brewing Company
Goat Cheese Crostini
Herbed goat cheese topped with kumquats on toasted house made bread

Élephante (note: restaurant will be closed January 7 & 8)
Kumquat and Fennel Salad
With taggiasca olives, arugula, red onion

FIG Restaurant at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Charred Carrot Salad
Weiser's charred carrots, JJ Lone Daughter's avocados, kumquat, honey and chipotle

The Independence
King Salmon Tartar
Cucumber, avocado, kumquat

Cazadores blanco tequila, Clement liqueur d'orange, citrus, house lime salt, muddled kumquat

Little Ruby
Whipped Ricotta Toast with Kumquat Honey

The Lobster
Kumquat Upside Down Cake
With whipped mascarpone and blueberry compote

Pear & Kumquat Salad
Arugula, avocado, snap pea, quinoa, pomegranate seed

Meat On Ocean
Duck Rillettes
With kumquat preserves and goat cheese

Michael's Santa Monica
Baja Style Wild Yellowtail
Crudo of diced, wild, inada (baby yellowtail) set in an aguachile sauce made of market chiles and kumquats, garnished with sliced kumquats, radishes and cilantro

Kumquat Mojito
Mint leaves, kumquats, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, white rum, club soda

Red O Taste of Mexico
Spiced Kumquat Hot Toddy
Whiskey, cinnamon, cloves, kumquats

Sonoma Wine Garden
Moulard Duck Breast
Pan-seared with preserved kumquat jus, Meyer lemon infused celeriac puree

Kumquat Lemon Drop
Tito's Vodka, St. Germain, lemon, Fair Kumquat Liqueur

Sushi Roku
Fluke Kumquat Sashimi
Thinly sliced sashimi topped with kumquat jam and yuzu vinaigrette