When I visited my sister Lana in California this spring, we met up late on a Friday night at our Santa Monica hotel. We had both missed dinner, so I grabbed some beverages from the nearby pharmacy and Lana picked up some takeout for us to share back in our room. Upon her suggestion (and based on the fact that almost no place else was taking orders after 10 PM) we ordered from Hillstone, which is a Napa Valley-inspired restaurant with outposts across the US.
I ordered the kale salad, which is actually a side dish, with roasted peanut vinaigrette. It was simple and clean yet addicting, and left me wanting more.
Lana had a full-sized salad, the Thai steak and noodle salad with filet mignon, avocado, mango, herbs and Thai dressing. I loved my kale salad, but her salad was so good I wished I’d ordered my own! Lana had to keep swatting me away as I tried to steal bites. The sweet mango with the salty noodles, fresh herbs and creamy avocado was such a winning combination. The steak helped transform the salad into an entrée and like all perfect salads, the textures and flavors were all different yet came together perfectly.
Open: Sunday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Location: 325 Wilshire Blvd. #202, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Phone:(310) 576-7558