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1150 Morningside Dr. (Manhattan Beach Blvd.) Send to Phone

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Beluga Restaurant Review

: Manhattan Beach is an upscale seaside community, but probably still not the most likely location for what Beluga owner Ahmad Yousefi believes is the only caviar and Champagne bar in greater L.A. This gem, featuring marble floors and original art from local painters, draws diners from the Westside and South Bay, but mostly caters to Manhattan Beach locals. Fresh seafood dishes are signature, but then there is, of course, the namesake caviar. Starters like smoked salmon with sevruga caviar feature the pearly beads and Aristoff sevruga, osetra and beluga are each offered by the ounce as well as Petrossian scaled in thirty gram (1 1/16 oz.) servings. These are presented with classic accompaniments: white onion, chopped egg white and yolk, crème fraîche and buckwheat blinis. Meat lovers might opt for the black Angus New York steak with crisp bacon, scallion mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and Cabernet horseradish sauce or rosemary veal scaloppini with baby spinach gnocchi, wild mushrooms and fresh tomato sauce. There are also pasta dishes including lobster, shrimp, spinach and cheese agnolotti with sun-dried tomatoes, lobster cream sauce and a balsamic glaze. Beluga is a unique addition to the bustling Manhattan Beach dining scene. Plans for jazz nights and an outdoor café patio should only enhance that.
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