“What do you feel like having for dinner? Where should we go for lunch today?” Sound familiar? Whether you’re an Angeleno or out-of-town visitor, we know that our palates can often influence where we go for a satiating meal. In Los Angeles, restaurants and food shops are sprinkled throughout neighborhoods and across several major freeways. Between farmer’s markets food stalls and locals’ favorite food trucks to celebrity-chef eateries and Michelin-star rated restaurants, Lala-land has it all and then some. The good thing is, you don’t have to go far to discover the best ramen, fish tacos or “kale-with-anything” salad. Since dining choices in Los Angeles can be overwhelming and restaurants open and close all the time, we want to make sure you know what’s going on with the restaurant scene in our seaside neighborhood of Marina del Rey. Trust us, it will help you next time when you get asked, “Where should we eat later?”
Here is this month’s lowdown on restaurant news in L.A.’s Marina.
Cafe del Rey's New Menu and Makeover
Marina Del Rey’s iconic coastal restaurant, Cafe Del Rey has officially unveiled a new menu and modern refreshed look alongside its stunning seaside views. Serving the seaside community for over 27 years, Cafe Del Rey’s ambient refresh maintains its same elegant yet laid back beach vibe with a new look and feel, alongside a brand new menu by Executive Chef Job Carder.
Guests can now experience the unique mash-up of new and true that has drawn destination diners to the landmark location since its opening.
The restaurant is open for dinner service on Sunday from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 5.30 p.m. until 10.30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; for lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and for brunch from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Happy hour is featured from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. everyday, with drink specials and light fare served daily in the lounge, and lounge hours run from 6 p.m. until close.
Tony P's Dockside Grill, a neighborhood staple since 1997, is a popular brunch spot because of its waterfront views and expansive menu featuring seafood specialties and American classics. Brunch hours have been extended: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. That means more time to delight in pancakes and French toast along with one of a kind items like the spicy No Bones about it Chicken Hash, the Crab Cakes Benedict and eggs scramble.
This latest restaurant news just gets better and better with Stark's now serving brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Must-try dishes include an egg, potato, avocado, cheese and pastrami breakfast burrito; the oversized housemade pecan sticky bun; and the brown butter hollandaise eggs benedict. All bottles of sparkling wine are available at half off during brunch (side of orange juice included) for all your mimosa needs.
Fear not Settebello fans, even though this spot at Marina Marketplace closed, EaterLA reports that a new restaurant called Terzo MdR will open in the next couple of months. Brought to you by the same restaurant group that ran Settebello, Terzo MdR will feature Mediterranean, Italian, and Spanish flavors. More to come! (Photo credit: Yelp reviewer Pijean.T)
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