Jute Coastal Bar and Kitchen
Great food and really updated
The basic bones of the former Marriott are still there without the staircase that leads to the ground level. This restaurant takes the place of the one that was downstairs and it can be loud. The bar is situated in the middle of the entrance and areas for the restaurant surround the bar then line up at the windows looking at residences and the 9 hole golf course. My friend ordered a bottle of wine, the wait staff delivered the wine open with the cork in and sat it in the middle of the table. When we asked why the staff doesn't pour the wine we were told the staff was not educated about this yet. Hmmm.. ok. So then we ordered a few plates to share. We waited quite a while and when the 1st plate arrived with (per the menu.. fresh avocado as one of the main ingrediants).. my friend mentioned her avocados were brown and would not eat them. It went that way all the way through dinner. Jute needs to work out the kinks before we return. We're locals and we were really hoping this would be a new destination for us. Sadly.. not yet. We'll check in later this year to hopefully see they're actually pouring the ordered bottle of wine and serving the fresh food they reference in their menu.
The food, drinks and service were quite good. Overlooking the golf course is nice.
My only negative is that there isn't really a "dining room". You feel as if you are sitting in the middle of the hallway. It was quiet for conversation, as not crowded at all.
Second time. Again, great food and service. A real gem in Manhattan Beach
We had a great time at Jute. Food and service were wonderful. It’s a new hidden gem in the South Bay!
Some hits and misses. Over priced food/wine. Interesting and delicious cocktails. Strange setting in lobby.
Things started going downhill immediately at the valet where they wanted to charge us $27 for valet or $23 for self-park. Finally, they agreed to just take care of it. (Turns out that the sign we saw afterward said $10 for valet for dinner. Guess no one outside of hotel guests have been going there!) Food is just ok. The atmosphere with open seating in the lobby is weird and space is not at all beachy or warm and comfortable. The waiter tried hard, but there were a lot of missteps including the fact that his wine list was different than what our table was given so drinks took a long time. Thai grilled chicken dish was flavorful until we noticed the inside of the chicken looked raw. Shrimp dish sounded good but was fishy. Lamb sliders were good and probably the best of what we had. We ended up canceling our dinner entrees, paying for what we ate and going to another restaurant for dinner. Too bad too as we are local and we could use more restaurants in the area. We will not be back.
Great food and service. Jute coastal bar and kitchen is located in the newly redesigned Westdrift hotel previously Marriott Manhattan Beach. We tried an assortment of the new kitchen offerings and some of the craft cocktails. All was delicious. We sat on the balcony overlooking their 9 hole golf course. Beautiful view. I will be back.