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Santa Monica's Josie Goes Dark for a Long Overdue Remodel

The 14 year old restaurant plans to return in the summer.

Josie Restaurant
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.

Josie Restaurant, the 14 year old Santa Monica ace, sent around a quick release today mentioning their upcoming (and very temporary) shutter, which will give them time to refine the dining room and make a few more-than-cosmetic changes to the old place.

Josie has been a refined dining stalwart along Pico Blvd in Santa Monica for years, as the city continues to ditch the white tablecloths and opt for more casual dining. What the new facelift will bring is ultimately anyone’s guess, but there’s a chance that Josie’s either doubles down on the more upscale chic look, or goes slightly more casual, to suit the current dining mood.

Of course, there is still Next Door by Josie, which fulfills much of that relaxed aesthetic. They’ll be open during the slowdown at Josie itself, serving lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, with the regular menu being supplemented by a few key classics from the Josie menu that customers just can’t live without.

Chef/owner Josie LeBalch plans to reopen the namesake restaurant sometime this summer.

Josie Restaurant

2424 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405 310 581 9888