802 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040134.018164 -118.489654
Monday - Thursday 7am-2am Saturday - 7am-3am Sunday 7am-2am
Neighborhoods: Pico, West LA
Sending back an omelet twice because we ordered it w no cheese only to have it brought out - TWICE - w cheese = no bueno. While I love the fact that you can come here late at night and there is an hour wait because it's that fun, most of the food really is well done w the occasional faux pas.
Thankfully, they are open late! – This is a cool diner that's open late night (thankfully). We would have starved after arriving on a 3hr. delayed flight from NY. It was busy in the A.M, but we were seated promptly and it seems to be full of wannabe stars. Our waiter was super perky and provided good service. The food was good, as well as diner food gets. The menu had a lot to offer as well. Check it out.
Cool Vibe, but the food can't even satisfy my drunken appetite – I've been to Swingers multiple times, mostly after I've been out drinking and am starving, yet I am yet to have any food there that makes me happy. I'm not too picky a person, but the food just doesn't cross that line of average into great. It's food though, and open late, and the vibe is cool, so it's not a terrible choice. If there are other places open, you should go somewhere else, but if it's late and you want some average diner food, enjoy!
late night, great ambiance, good food – great diner in santa monica. most food there is really good. they have a number of veggie options that are tasty - my gf's fav is the grilled cheese w/ veggie bacon. the red velvet cake is good as well. cool vibe, interesting look, worth checking out - not to mention the late night hours!
Great breakfast place – Swingers is a great breakfast place. Whenever I have a friend in from out of town or my parents are visiting, I always bring them here. It is a really funky place and always contains an eclectic group of people. The Warhol wallpaper and Scottish plaid seat covers really complement the unusual breakfast crowd. It has the vibe of local hangout, however many people (myself included) travel all the way across the city to get here. My favorite dish is the spicy chicken omelet with avocado; however everything else on the menu is great. I haven't had anything yet that I didn't like.
inconsistent food quality, terrible service – We used to go here frequently because they are open late and they have vegetarian options. But the past several times we've gone the food has been terrible, either cold, the wrong order, NOT veggie bacon, etc. Plus the service is the worst as far as LA hipster waiters go- SLOW SLOW SLOW. It's just too bad.
STARVING CLUBBERS - AVOID AT ALL COSTS – Totally not the place to go after a night out drinking/clubbing, especially if you're terribly starving and if you do not have forever to wait for good grub. Needless to say, the wait was horrible. It was even worse because street parking only allows you to park until 3:00 am and if you get to Swingers after club hours (~2:00 am), after waiting to be seated, you're left with approximately 15 minutes to order AND eat until you have to go. The wait for the food was not great either. Oh yeah, which leaves you about 2 minutes to eat until you have to go. I could have gone to VONS next door, bought a box of mac-n-cheese, and prepared it myself and it would have been a lot quicker. Please turn around and head to Norms or Denny's instead and you'll be a much happier camper.
Best late night munchies!! – Went in to Swingers last weekend after a night of drinking. Super cute server (I think his name was Damon) took the best care of us. The food came out in under 10 minutes, even though the place was packed. The tuna melt was so good I almost passed out and the the french fries were cooked perfectly! We had the brownie sundae for dessert, I didn't know anything could taste that good. The music was blasting with a mix of elvis, t-rex, white stripes and a whole bunch of other stuff. I have never heard better music anywhere else. All in all the place rocks. The vibe is great, which matches the service and food, not to metion the cute server!
Awesome food, not just an ordinary diner! – This place has so many good dishes! From the turkey club to the quesadillas and cream of asparagus soup or even the greek salad with sauteed tofu on top. YUM YUM YUM...you have to check it out. and while I was there I met the friendliest kid- Tyler- food runner, delivery guy. Good job to management on this hire.
Awesome pancakes – Probably the best pancakes in Santa Monica. I prefer the buttermilk to the whole grain. And you really can't beat the servers in short skirts.
Cheap/ Vegan/ Vegetarian/ Canivore-friendly – I like that I didn't pay very much at all for a big meal. They offer such great hangover food. Cool place for lunch. It's got very fun decor, awesome service (my waiters were funnnn to talk to), and they have really cheesy cheese fries. I guess they have a Mel's Diner-y vibe (that place in Hollywood) except I think the entrees are a lot smaller, but they're open til 2 and the parking is easy and there are really really pretty looking people around for people-watching.
Once, I had the portabella mushroom sandwich but it wasn't quite fulfilling until I ordered a side of mac n cheese. I recommend that anyway. I love that sandwich.
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