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Santa Monica's Meaty Ox & Son Shutters Overnight

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The Montana Avenue location is in for a quick flip

Ox & Son
Ox & Son, Santa Monica
Elizabeth Daniels
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.

Looks like the end of the line for Ox & Son in Santa Monica, as a tipster writes in to say the 18-month old place is now fully papered over. So what’s next?

The seeming overnight shutter is confirmed by the restaurant’s own Facebook, which lists the place as permanently closed. A check of their OpenTable page reveals the same, but the most interesting find is on the restaurant’s website. Try to click over to, and you’ll be redirected to a site for Margo’s, an upcoming eatery bearing the same address as Ox & Son.

What’s more, the site lists the upcoming Margo’s as expecting a November debut, with a menu helmed by none other than chef Greg A. Daniels, who was most recently at Salt Air in Venice. A call to that restaurant confirms that Daniels is no longer involved, freeing him up to move into Santa Monica. As for opening Ox & Son chef Bradley Miller, he moved on from the Verging Hospitality team behind the restaurant back in July.

An email in from the Verging team says that Margo's will carry a Cal-Med feel, with plans to do brunch, lunch, and dinner in the coming months. Expect a mid-century vibe with an upscale classic attention to detail. If all goes well Margo's should arrive by mid-November.

Ox & Son

1534 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 829-3990 Visit Website