“A look at…” is a new series examining restaurants that are kind enough to invite The Monster to sample their cuisine. Since these are hosted experiences and The Monster does not pay, the articles will not be reviews per se. Instead, they will shine a light on places that you should check out.
So let’s take a peek at Areal on Main Street.
Once the home of World Café, the redo of Areal is smart and handsome. The Monster visited soon after it changed over and enjoyed it then so he is excited to give it a second look. Since a review is already written, this will focus more on why you must check this space out.
Still one of the best patios on which to wile away a day or imbibe into the night in LA, this multi-purpose space is equal parts restaurant, bar and venue to shake it up when the stars are shinging.
The kind people of Areal do two things very well. The first is the excellent drinks program. The Monster samples a wide array of beverages and be they whiskey based or vodka, fruity or strong, they are invariably excellent. If nothing more than a chance to have a drink Areal is wise choice.
The second part of the equation with Areal is the wonderfully varied eats. Be it chicken wings or pizza as an appetizer, or mussels and fish as the mains, the food being delivered here is light years better than what World Café had on offer. The Monster enjoys everything he is brought and this works both as a place to grab a snack and drink and more refined meal.
Lastly, The Monster would be remiss in not extolling the kind and courteous service at Areal. Everyone there is eager to make your stop an enjoyable time.
So next time you’re cruising Main Street be sure to check it out!
2820 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405