Beachside Restaurant and Bar

4.7
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located at the Jamaica Bay Inn on Mother's Beach in Marina Del Rey, Beachside Restaurant & Bar offers a relaxed experience for sophisticated diners. Enjoy indoor and outdoor seating with beautiful views of the beach and marina. Our newly redesigned restaurant boasts large accordion windows and French doors which seamlessly bring the beach, garden and marina inside. With nearly a third of the restaurant seating outside on the trellis-covered patio, our dining area offers a majestic al fresco setting with fire pits and expansive views. Easily accessible from the lobby of the Jamaica Bay Inn, Beachside Restaurant & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour seven days of the week.

*Reservations politely declined for Happy Hour
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JM
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beachside Café made our 40th Anniversary extra special! Jonás, the host was so welcoming and gracious when we arrived. Antonio, our waiter, made sure that our food was cooked to our liking. It was an outstanding and flavorful meal! My husband and i both ordered the Barramundi. It was impeccably prepared and presented. We also had edamame as an appetizer. It was very tasty we had enough left over to bring home. The surprise of the evening was a super delicious flourless chocolate cake with fresh cream and berries...on the house! What a lovely gift for our special evening!

LD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Calm spot on the water. Good and interesting food options. Attentive service.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came for dinner on Valentine's Day. The food was delicious and our server JB was great! We ate on the patio overlooking the marina lights. It was beautiful! We love locally and would like to try the brunch.

SH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat indoors since it was a little too breezy to sit out on their lovely patio but we could still enjoy the nice view of the beach. The food was excellent as was the service. We don't live in the area but we try to make a point of eating here several times a year for special occasions. Always very enjoyable!

JL
Naples
188 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I met some friends from out of town at Beachside Restaurant & Bar for lunch, and i brought my dog Nacho along. The food we ordered was exceptional with huge portions. Two of my friends got burgers and they were almost like meatballs on buns, with a giant serving of parmesan truffle fries where you could really taste the truffle. A third friend got the Thai salad and loved that, and i had the steak salad which was cooked to perfection. The restaurant also made my dog a chicken breast cut up into bite sizes and he was very grateful for that. I'd definitely come here again for a leisurely meal.

Parking is by valet only and costs $5 for three hours.

L
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the location, right by Mother's Beach - very chill vibes on the patio for a midday meal. Had a GREAT server. The food was delicious - the French toast I got was exceptional, and my friend who got the fish tacos said they were the best she'd ever had! Would definitely recommend.

d
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had French brie omelet and tuna tartar.
Both very good. Dessert was good too.
With restaurant, parking is $5 for 3 hrs. Nice walk on the beach.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriend and I went there for New Years Eve. Great service (Austin was our server I believe) and food (Kobe Steak and the half chicken).

It’s right off the water, so we got to see the fireworks at the Marina at midnight!

JB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Set right on the beach in the Marina, this is a perfect spot for bringing guests from out of town. We had brunch there. The Brie Omelette was excelent and the French Toast was standard but delicious. We were happy with the service and just adore the location. Parking in the lot next door was easy and only $2.75.

c
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times. Have NEVER had anything to complain about. The servers are always so great, the manager is friendly and kind, food and drinks are delicious and great portions. We had martinis with blue cheese olives, charcuterie plate, fish and chips, a wedge salad and creme brulee. Everything was on point and yummy. The ambience is great here too. They never make us feel rushed. Really a great place. Thank you.

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, patio, and service from the front to the waitresses and busboys!

VH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant, great food. My wife has allergies and wish that they would assign a special area for dogs. Never felt clean in your outdoor "Dog friendly" environment. Your floors were "Dog Friendly' filthy.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We decided to have our mommy-daughter date night here during our weekend in town get-a-way. We usually love these!
Honestly, the service was disappointing and a little frustrating initially. When we first arrived for our reservation, we were greeted warmly and seated promptly on the patio as requested. I was told that our server would be the young lady serving the table next to us as we were being seated. We waited for awhile and the server passed by multiple times (making eye contact so I’m sure she saw us), but never stopped to help us. A few more servers came to the cash register near us... still no acknowledgement of our presence. I finally asked a staff member passing by if someone would be serving us. He kindly went to front to inquire. He returned and said someone would be out to help shortly. At first, I was quite upset and started to leave but we were hungry and wanted to eat by the water! Eventually, the server from the bar came to the patio to serve us. He was very empathetic, professional and personable so that saved the experience. I’m not sure where things went wrong, but I hope this doesn’t happen again.
Constructive feedback: Be attentive to ALL guests, communicate and acknowledge your guests presence.
Overall, the food and drinks were delicious.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The food is delicious. We’ve had a great view of Bay Area.

BR
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I went for a sunday brunch with my parents and we sat outside. It was a nice view of the marina on a sunny day. The bloody Mary drink was good and the service was great. Courtney our server was very prompt with taking care of our table.

DD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The food was excellent with larger portions. There was an incessantly barking dog at the table next to us which clearly hurt the ambience rating, but without that dog it would have been a very nice view and a very nice environment. However the service was abysmal and completely inattentive . I would not return to this establishments primarily for that reason.

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Pretty view and great food! Service was good, though a little slow...we weren’t in a rush though, so not a big deal.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to restaurant for brunch and as usual their brunch was awesome.

SF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great brunch. Food was pretty darned good. Eggs were overcooked on Benedict but that was quickly replaced. Service was certainly friendly but a tad slow. Gorgeous restaurant, incredible view. Would definitely recommend.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Waiters were not attentive. Friend showed up and it took a good 15 min before she was asked what she wanted to drink. Got her order wrong then brought a menu over to tell her she was wrong. Never came by again to check on us. Gardner was weed whacking 10 yards away. Loud, terrible ambiance at that time of day.

c
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beachside Restaurant always provides reliably great service and all the food is predictably delicious!

PC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family favorite.
Always a delightful dining experience.

PD
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This restaurant used to be one of my favorites until this past Saturday. The location can’t be beaten in Marina del Rey, but the food is VERY pricey for a restaurant that allows people to wear short shorts and bathing suits in the restaurant in the evening (that should be poolside). Our waitress “tried” to be patient but actually seemed like she couldn’t be bothered and checked on our group just once (no refill on coffee to be had). When the bill arrived we had to triple check it because it was so expensive. Thinking twice about going back.

LC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food, lovely setting and perfect service

F
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Awesome place for view and drinks. Skip the food.

U
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had been here a long time ago. Location on the beach is great. Guess previous time was for lunch and we sat outside and it was warm and very pleasant. We tried to sit outside on this last visit but it was too cold (waiter did bring a big blanket for my friend who had no jacket). Then we moved indoors but the acoustics were so bad we had to yell at one another. So not enjoyable conversation. Food was quite expensive & som elf us enjoyed our meal and some did not. A $5 charge for bread! Waiters were great so this is no reflection on them or their service. Would probably not go back for dinner again.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great good, great service, great views

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a lovely patio setting with excellent view of beach and bay.

LR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Meat in our burger was undercooked. When we put it in our mouth it smelled and tasted like chemicals. Woman who served us took our order and gave us our check, never checked on us.

LA
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Calamari is incredible! Also enjoyed our entrees ( Cioppino and dorado) the wine list is on the small side,but we did enjoy a lovely Qupe chardonnay.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were a big family group for a birthday. The food was delicious. The service was very good until the end when they kind of forgot about us. Overall we enjoyed our time. It’s a lovely setting with some grass areas for kids to run around and the food was very good.

BP
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Have been going to Beachside for breakfast for years. There is new management so, some issues: prices are higher, no more locals discount or senior discount, service is very friendly, but Very Slow, tendency to forget you once you are served. Took almost 10 minutes to track someone down for coffee refill. A couple weeks ago they did not have any cream for our coffee, on!y low-fat milk. Did not bother to mention this when we were ordering. Will wait a while before returning with hopes that the service will improve.

MW
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was great except the waiter said we couldn’t get burgers or a bread bowl because they had no bread even though everyone around us was getting food with bread. I don’t know if the guy just didn’t understand or what.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Given the location you can expect Marina level prices but the food is actually worth the visit. The cocktails and appetizers with the view make for a chill happy hour but we recently went for a birthdays. The staff went out of their way for the birthday, although we almost always have a long wait for service here—this time was no different. Thankfully the kitchen is fast and the food comes out quick joy and it’s usually exceeding the expectations given the touristy location.

DH
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a 5 PM reservation, so the restaurant was quiet, with a nice view of the marina. Our crabcakes with sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes were wonderful, as was the mixed green salad. Lattes and carrot cake for dessert: heaven! Highly recommend!

DR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for breakfast. Toast was cold but everything else was great!

JV
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hostess Jasmine made my first visit a pleasure. Brandon was also a large part of the evening that I and my guest enjoyed at the restaurant. I was surprised my martini was vigorously shaken. Unlike James Bond, I prefer it stirred, which is traditional. The fish was excellent, although I expected some rice along with it. Just a suggestion.

d
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the venue, food and server Courtney was AMAZING

TE
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice patio dining with a beautiful view of the marina. Food was very good. Would definitely dine there again.

PM
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Das Essen war sehr gut und reichhaltig, allerdings auch etwas überteuert. Wein (per Glas) eindeutig zu teuer für die Füllmenge.
Der Service war schwach bis ungenügend, der Ober eher unfreundlich bis arrogant. Es wurde kein einziges mal gefragt, ob alles zufriedenstellend sei. Der Hauptgang wurde schon serviert, als wir die Vorspeise noch nicht beendet hatten.
Wegen der kühleren Witterung hatten wir einen Platz im Innenraum gewählt. Da allerdings alle Türen und Fenster weit geöffnet waren, ging ein starker Windzug durch den Raum, sodass wir Pullover und Jacken anziehen mußten. Das Ambiente des Raums war eher nüchtern.

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