The Abode Restaurant and Lounge in Santa Monica, Calif., features a white marble bar with distressed wood planks. A semiprivate room is available for events; it features a rotating art exhibit. The restaurant serves American cuisine and features sustainable ingredients in such dishes as pork osso bucco. Other sustainable, eco-friendly features at the restaurant include donating used kitchen oil for bio-diesel fuel and having an advanced water filtration system to eliminate the need for bottled water. For more information, call 310/394-3463 or visit www.aboderestaurant.com.