Chef Dave Beran’s New Bistro Pasjoli Brings Savoir Fare to Santa Monica

The award-winning talent delivers a fresh spin on elevated, French-inspired comfort food



Three years ago, chef Dave Beran made headlines when he left Chicago — where he worked with Grant Achatz at Alinea and Next — to open Dialogue, an 18-seat tasting-menu restaurant in Santa Monica, which quickly earned critical acclaim. Now, with a Michelin star and James Beard Award under his belt, Beran is cementing his neighborhood reign with Pasjoli, an elegant yet cozy bistro awash in brass and brick that melds classic Parisian cuisine with the bounty of Southern California.


The a la carte menu features elevated comfort food, including truffle omelets with leeks and hazelnuts, and savory tableside specialties such as pressed duck, proving that casual French fare can be decadent even without frites.



2732 Main St., Santa Monica, 424-330-0020.


Feature image: Beef tartare with radishes and local nasturtium. Photo by Frank Wonho Lee.


This story originally appeared in the November 2019 issue of C Magazine.

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