Lunch, Culver City

3829 Main St · Culver City, CA 90232 · Neighborhood: Culver City

Lunch is a super great casual sandwich/salad joint in downtown Culver City. Good for breakfast, “lunch” or snacking with a glass of vino after a midday matinee. On my weekly pilgrimage to Tender Greens, I decided to walk a different way out of the parking structure. It was on Main Street that I stumbled upon a long row of new-ish restaurants. Whoa? When did all these great restaurants pop-up!? Apparently I have been living in a cave.

Sandwiched between the small but solid, Italian eatery Novecento and the newly opened sports bar and pizza place, Roccos Tavern (not to be confused with LaRoccos NY-style pizza just up the street) there was my Lunch. Featuring a cute and welcoming patio, leading to a larger, open and airy restaurant, this place was just what I needed that morning. Hip yet casual, featuring simple healthful options, Lunch serves everything from espressos to wine along side really yummy sandwiches, soups and salads.

The people to my right were chomping down on these delicious leafy greens, however it was the sammies that woo’ed me. I tried the “Seared in the City” – funny name, delicious sandwich. Sometimes I worry when ordering a baguette as they are usually too hard and cut up the roof of your mouth. I was pleasantly surprised that the baguette was soft and moist and was a perfect compliment to the lightly seared albacore. The sandwich was light, but filling. Really good.

My side choice was an AWESOME Potato Salad – lightly spiced and the potatoes were crisp and hearty. Not too mushy or too mayo-y like many potato salads are.

I also tried the “California Turkey” whose size was deceiving. It was packed with turkey slices, avocado, tomato, sprouts and a delicious russian dressing. After eating his salad and half the sandwich, my boyfriend ended up taking the other half home for later. It kept well.

I MUST come back and try the freakin delicious looking chocolate chip cookies leering at me from the counter window. Also, gotta try one of their ice cream floats. I can see myself easily becoming a regular to this place.

Though they are a perfect casual “Lunch” spot, they do have a small breakfast menu which looked tasty too. It’s available from 7 am – 11 am Monday through Fridays.

BYB tip: Parking is a breeze. This place is located about 50 feet from the downtown parking structure.
Also, check them out for catering – Seems these guys probably make a lot of their business catering to Sony studios or the local offices. They have an extensive and affordable catering menu – great for business events and parties.

 

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