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The Penthouse, Fine Dining Experience

Updated: Aug 27, 2021

On The Town With Richard by R.A. Stermer

The Penthouse

I ended up here after an impromptu walk on the Santa Monica beach and a decision to go in the opposite direction of the pier and Venice Beach. The restaurant is situated on top of the Huntley Hotel, just behind the Fairmont. There was a fog rolling in so we missed the 18th-floor ocean view from the windows on either side.


We started with a Spanish sparkling wine (Cava) Codorniu Anna and paired it with the Spanakopita (An open-faced version of the Mediterranean combination of spinach, feta cheese and herbs. Usually baked into a filo dough this came on a crispy flatbread and held its own against the more traditional presentations I’ve tasted over the years).