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620 Santa Monica Blvd. (Seventh St.) Send to Phone
Chef Nyesha Arrington returns to the LA dining scene with Native restaurant in Santa Monica.

Open Tues.-Thurs. 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Fri. 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

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Native, Santa Monica, CA

Native Restaurant Review

: The former SMYC location in Santa Monica has been reborn as Native, a restaurant from "Top Chef" alum Nyesha Arrington (formerly of Leona). Once again, she is be sourcing ingredients from the farmers market to present what the restaurant describes as "a progressive expression of love through food."
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