Chef Bradley Miller certainly seems busy these days. He was for a time the name behind the Inn of the Seventh Ray out in Topanga, a wispy formerly new age eatery tucked into the canyon that was positively reviewed by the Times back in 2010. Executive chef duties have since passed to Gavin Humes, while Miller is moving back into town with a pair of Westside concepts.
First up is Ashland Hill, a craft beer and wine garden with plans to soft open today in the old Wildflour Pizza space. The place reads like a roadmap of Southern California’s meandering cuisine and design, from the chalkboard menu surrounded by white tile to plates of avocado toast, deviled eggs and kale salad. Based on Miller’s Instagram feed, there does appear to be some serious patio seating as well, plus a nice bar for sipping all that local beer and wine.
Eventually, Miller has plans to bring about the very Portland-y named Ox & Son, an undoubtedly more meaty option pushing into the former Cafe Montana space. Look for that to open in a couple of weeks. Until then, enjoy Ashland Hill.
2807 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405