Catch & Release

13488 Maxella Ave
Marina del Rey, California
Catch & Release

Photo by Anne Fishbein Lobster roll on Parker House rolls

If we were in the mood for seafood with Jason Neroni's clever and slightly quirky sensibility, we’d come here. There’s a salmon tartare that hews more closely to the silken meatiness of a beef tartare than any tropical tuna version you might have had. The pop of pickled mustard seeds and crunch of pine nuts mix with the fattiness of the fish and the yolk of a raw quail egg, adding up to something wholly original and highly pleasurable. A wild striped bass with fantastically crispy skin comes over a green swamp of “ocean herbal broth,” heirloom beans, haricot vert and black kale pesto. Elegant, straightforward and surprising, this is like nothing you’d get at any seafood shack. Read our full review.

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