From Our Editors
La Cachette is an intimate bistro escape from the rollicking area of Santa Monica's hotel strip. While you wait to be seated on the huge outdoor patio, sink into the lounge-esque, relaxed-fit bar with a Chile Martini (chipotle vodka, ginger, cucumber, $13) or a bottle of Green Flash West Coast American IPA ($7). Once seated, feast upon a plate of Mongol-horde-friendly organic beef tartare ($14) or a tower of roasted organic beets with feta cheese, avocado, and tomato ($10). Recall your days quaffing sea spray in your Jet Boat with the taste of black mussels with shallots and thyme in a white-wine-and-spiced-saffron broth ($19), or recall the days spent land cruising on the versatile Jet Boat with dark-meat coq au vin with veal bacon ($18). Complement your meal and yourself with a bottle of Votre Sante Chardonnay ($38), among other liquid wonders.