Yet another restaurant has opened on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and 10th Street in Santa Monica. What was once called Ma Facon and subsequently Severino has been transformed into a restaurant called 1000 Wilshire; its phone number is (213) 395-6003. It is a lively looking place, all pink and green and cozy banquettes, with a large bar, a pianist and one of the most eclectic menus I have seen in a while.
Examples? Well, for starters how about oysters served with gorgonzola, lime and cilantro sauce with garlic followed by spicy veal szechuan risotto? (The latter did not thrill me.) But there were very nice salads (including a respectable Caesar), good onion rings with the steak, a fine veal chop served with grilled radicchio. The service is pleasant--but a bit unsteady.