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Meander Around Cadet, Kris Tominaga and Jeff Weinstein's French Charmer in Santa Monica

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And check out the final menu at this wood-fire restaurant, with its unique cocktail selections.

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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Santa Monica gets one more charmer of a restaurant in Cadet, the new French countryside-inspired eatery from Jeff Weinstein (The Counter, Freddy Smalls) and Kris Tominaga (The Hart + The Hunter). With a sweeping new dining room designed by Nicole Gordon Studio, mismatched chairs, exposed brick, and comfy round banquettes, it's a bit of old and new placed together.

Log piles reveal the semi-open wood-fired grill that will warm the place up, as well as cook up the bulk of the menu, from clay pot octopus and head-on shrimp basted with chive butter to pork collar and dungeness crab. Take a look around, check out the rather stylish menu, and get ready for Cadet's November 1 debut.

2518 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA

Cadet Menu Santa Monica


2518 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 828-3300