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Redwood Grille Is the Latest Casualty of Santa Monica Place's Dining Curse

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The 2013 restaurant took over another failed venture before succumbing itself.

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

If a restaurant falls inside of Santa Monica Place, does anyone hear it? That’s the question surrounding Redwood Grille, which landed in the grave with little more than a thud after opening in the summer of 2013.

Toddrickallen is all over the lay down, which should come as no surprise given Santa Monica Place’s history of restaurant struggle. Let’s all keep in mind: Redwood Grille was supposed to be the answer that previous tenant Xino never found.

Just looking back at the exuberance with which Santa Monica Place was welcomed into the world in 2010, it’s hard now to understand how things could have fallen so far, so fast. It’s a tough market when even takeaway kiosks are hitting the dirt.

Not all is lost, though. There’s a Cheesecake Factory coming that way pretty soon, and the inbound Arclight Cinemas should hopefully help to revitalize a shopping center that sorely needs to be looked after.

RedWood Grille

395 Santa Monica Pl., Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 576-0600 Visit Website