It's the seafood restaurant that Santa Monica never had, but always needed. Why oh why does the westside not have more and better seafood options? The Hungry Cat is here to save the day thanks to chef and owner David Lentz. With prior locations in Hollywood and Santa Barbara, here now, the first interior reveal of The Hungry Cat in Santa Monica Canyon, just off the PCH on W. Channel, next door to Giorgio Baldi.
Jeffrey Alan Marks (also responsible for the interior at one of Lentz's wife's -- Suzanne Goin-- restaurants, Tavern) is responsible for The Hungry Cat's almost monochromatic interior, like the other two locations there are splashes of gray and white, and this Santa Monica locale gets the addition of some aquatic blues here and there. Hey it's right across from the beach. There are some fun striped beach lounge chairs, hanging fish, a raw bar, a bar bar with the requisite fresh citrus for THC's famous fresh fruit libations, and a smattering of two and four-tops throughout the space.
Right now the plan is to start with dinner service 5PM-close, Monday through Friday, on Saturday and Sunday the restaurant will open for cocktails and raw bar at 3PM, followed by dinner at 5PM. By June 1 Lentz plans to offer weekend brunch, and he's undecided about lunch service. Maybe, maybe not. Peruse the dinner, cocktail (thirstycat), and wine menus at leisure.
·Santa Monica's Hungry Cat Opening Pushed to April [~ELA~]
·David Lentz To Open The Hungry Cat in Santa Monica [~ELA~]