Starving after soaking up some Venice Beach sunshine? Pop into Larry’s Bar and Restaurant in Venice, a beach/casual gastropub boasting 26 draft beers, extensive wine list and mouthwatering menu guaranteed to please all. Breathe in fresh salty, ocean breezes while noshing on pub grub in spacious open-air patio seating or sidle up to the bar. Friendly servers and delightful patrons perpetuate the easygoing, laid back vibe of a popular beach bar hangout coupled with innovative cuisine.
Larry's Venice Beach — Photo courtesy of Sujata Day
Chef Brendan Collins (of Culver City’s Waterloo & City fame) brings sophisticated fare to locals and visitors frequenting the seaside establishment. During the day, enjoy a short rib grilled cheese or organic turkey and avocado sandwich. As the sun begins to set, start dinner with a flavorful appetizer like a unique tuna tartar stuffed in red peppers perfectly presented aside prawn crackers or scrumptious shrimp ragu on Capellini pasta drowning in lobster tomato sauce.
Tuna Tartar With Prawn Crackers — Photo courtesy of Larry's Bar & Restaurant
Main entrees sizzle with a creative twist on traditional dishes. Carnivores salivate for a juicy lamb burger or braised beef short rib served with a crispy polenta croquette. Pescatarians rejoice with a light baked sea bass or ginger-infused green curry mussels. Fan favorites like wild mushroom or animal-style pizza and beef-stuffed risotto balls (yes, please!) are offered throughout the day.
Delicious desserts abound! Opt for the staff favorite, a tantalizing toffee cake soaked in rum and caramel, with a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream. Other sweet choices for a perfect button to your meal include strawberry shortcake with fresh cream and Neapolitan ice cream sundae with yummy fixins like nuts and candy crumbles. Sip on a handcrafted pale ale or munch on a chicken liver foie gras parfait while watching the sun slowly disappear into the Pacific Ocean at Larry’s Bar and Restaurant in Venice.