West 4th/Jane – Santa Monica’s Newest Beer/Burger Joint

By Matt Vannucci on July 24, 2009 – Link To Original Article

Mark my words, Bacon Crusted French Toast will make West 4th/Jane famous. It’s OUT OF CONTROL amazing! The bacon isn’t heavy, flaky, nor too crunchy while sticking perfectly to the french toast before being dipped in the syrup ready for you.(Melissa Kerkes)

Can you say – “Over 100 Beers.” How about – “Bacon Crusted French Toast?”

High School buddies from New York, Steve Lieberman and Keith O’Brien opened West 4th/Jane at the beginning of June on 4th Street in Santa Monica as a place where pretensions are left at the door. The guys are self described “blue collar” and say that West 4th/Jane caters to everyone. I agree. Want a Duvel? Done. A nice red wine? Done. How about a Beast red can? Also, done. Almost every bit of work (except electrical) put into the place was done by the guys, their gals, and friends. To put it bluntly, it’s the kind of place you wish that you owned.

Although NYC is where the heart is for the owners (the notorious burger joint Corner Bistro is located on 4th/Jane in NYC), New Orleans flavor runs through most of their food (besides the NY street hot dog).

Specials that you should know about
-Mondays – 1/2 price wine & sake
-Wednesday – Authentic New Orleans Crawfish Boil (ask for a New Orleans beer when ordering, you may get hooked up (wink, wink, nudge, nudge))
-Everyday – “Wings of the Week” Happy Hour $.50 wings until 8 pm – different flavors weekly
-Art – the guys showcase a different Artist each month with an opening on the first Tuesday of each month. Be sure to stop by for the free wine and live music.
-Tucked away upstairs among the leather couches is a old school Ms. Pac-man/Galaga machine. I dare you to beat my score.

Some people have approached them about making West 4th/Jane a Penn State bar and they guys have obliged. I asked if, because of their New York roots, if West 4th/Jane would become a NY Giants bar, and the response I got… “well… it is a Giants bar.” Although I’m a Steelers fan, I can’t hate on hometown friends opening their hometown dream bar, in our new hometown. I’ll see you bright and early during football season for some Bacon Crusted French Toast. Oh, and a Golden Monkey too!

West 4th/Jane
1432A Fourth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401