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The Library Alehouse

2911 Main St. (Marine St.) Send to Phone
310-314-4855 | Order Now! | Menu
More American bistro than English pub, with an insane beer program, on Santa Monica's Main Street.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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The Library Alehouse, Santa Monica, CA

The Library Alehouse Restaurant Review

: The Library Alehouse has a cozy ambience patterned after the arts-and-crafts style of L.A.ā€™s public library buildings from the ā€™30s, as well as an attractive patio that is heated in the winter. Alex P. Davis, a certified Cicerone (beer sommelier), can recommend a selection from the lengthy craft beer list to enjoy with the creative fare. To start, there are fried Brussels sprouts, beer-braised mussels and carne asada. Vegetarians will find an array of dishes to satisfy their needs: roasted beets in a ginger vinaigrette, and arugula with candied walnuts and Fuji apple, for example. Large plates are made up of hearty dishes like beer-brined and fried chicken, creamy mushroom risotto, vegan roasted pumpkin curry, and fish ā€˜nā€™ chips made with cod. Plenty of burgers are on offer, of course, all of which can be made with a Lindner buffalo patty instead of traditional beef. Sticky toffee pudding or a beer float make for winning desserts.
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