Surfside in Venice Beach
I'm not exaggerating when I say this restaurant is steps from the sand. Located on the backside of the Venice Beach Boardwalk, Surfisde is most definitely in a great locale. I went at night, so it was dim, but the restaurant is really cutely decorated. A vintage hip beach theme maybe? It had white walls, mirrors, cool wicker lamp shades and partial brick walls, the place was super comfy and the ambiance awesome. The also have a live band after 8pm several nights a week. Its Venice Beach parking, but if you can score street parking, its free after 6pm. Otherwise the lots are $10.
Its a beach restaurant.The menu is pretty simple. There's appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches and flat breads. Everything was good. However the stand outs bar far were the Korean Tacos and the Garlic Parmesan chicken wings! They have a huge blue fishbowl drink that I've got to try!
I think our waiter was new, so the service was fine. Nothing stellar, but it still bothers me that I asked for the manager on 3 different occasions and she never came out to the table. The waiter told me that she was busy and I could ask him the questions and he would relay them to her. It was odd and still bothers me, but it won't taint my overall experience which was good.
The food was good, the ambiance was great. If you're in the area and you need a place to eat and relax, I say give it a try. I'll be back.
Surfside Venice Beach
23 Winward Avenue, Venice Beach, CA 90291
The food at this restaurant was provided complimentary or at a discounted price, however all opinions are 100% mine. A free meal does not buy a good review.