Inspired by Santa Monica's trendy shopping and dining district, Montana Avenue offers great American cooking in a light, airy, contemporary-casual setting.The lunch & dinner menu has broad appeal, featuring a variety of classic American favorites, reinterpreted and updated to appeal to today's more discerning guests. Mac 'n Cheese is paired with Grilled Andouille Sausage; Twin Kobe Burgers are topped with Fontina Cheese and House Pickles; and Braised Short Rib is served with Glazed Carrots, Baby Onions and Whipped Potatoes. The atmosphere is upbeat, open and inviting. The exhibition kitchen is anchored by a beautiful glass partition etched with a spectacular Joshua Tree design. The window-lit dining room is richly appointed with solid linear wood beams, custom crafted wood tables and ultra sleek chairs. The restaurant also offers two cozy outdoor patio seating areas, one of which boasts a pass-through fireplace opening into an intimate private dining room for 20.