Not too long ago, I won a brunch for two at The Misfit in Santa Monica via Caroline on Crack. The Misfit took over the old Anisette Brasserie space and is the newest addition to the LGO Hospitality Group (they're responsible for La Grande Orange and the Luggage Room Pizzeria).
I invited my friend along for his post-birthday celebration. We started with an order of asparagus salad, lemon, parmesan-reggiano, poached organic egg ($9)
I wanted to try something from the brunch menu (there were only 5-6 items) and went with the San Daniele prosciutto + eggs, poached, scrambled or over easy with toast and burrata cheese ($10)
Aside from a bottomless mimosa option, the full drink list is available at brunch as well. I was curious about the Hum Punch made with Hum botanical spirit, coconut water, fresh lime ($7)
Since The Misfit is a sister restaurant of La Grande Orange, you can also get their famous housemade english muffin, served w/ homemade preserves ($2). Do it!
My friend wanted something meaty and ordered the PLT burger, grass fed paso prime beef, la quercia pancetta, gruyere, arugula, toast ($13)
For "dessert", we ordered the famous french pancakes, honey, fresh fruit, creme fraiche 8.
I'm glad someone is making use of the beautiful space that was formerly Anisette and The Misfit is certainly the place for quality food and drinks so close to the Third Street Promenade. I do wish they would expand their brunch menu, though I was happy with the full lunch menu (and the burgers) and the French pancakes.
The Misfit Restaurant + Bar
225 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401