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Fishing With Dynamite

1148 Manhattan Ave. Send to Phone
Chef David LeFevre (M.B. Post) revisits the East Coast fishing nostalgia of his childhood.
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Fishing With Dynamite Restaurant Review

: After successfully partnering on M.B. Post, chef David LeFevre and the Simms Restaurant Group (Simmzy's, Tin Roof Bistro) followed up with Fishing With Dynamite just footsteps away in the former Talia's space. (It's close enough that LeFevre can dart between them to keep tabs on both establishments.) LeFevre formerly helmed the noted seafood restaurant Water Grill and has experience in prestigious kitchens in France, Asia and other spots around the globe. Here he revisits the East Coast fishing nostalgia of his childhood. The small room, which encompasses a raw bar, cocktail bar and tables, can cram in 36 diners and can get quite loud with all the hustle and bustle. The d├ęcor features light tones, and mismatched silverware brings a homey touch. Start off with something fresh from the raw bar or the spicy albacore tuna tartare, which definitely packs some heat. As with the rest of the menu, the bread offerings change often. On this occasion, it was Cape Cod squash rolls --- a recipe from LeFevre's mother. Depending on your group size, choose one of the three seafood platters (The SS Minnow for parties of 1-2, The Queen Mary for 3-4 and The Mothershucker for 5-6). A sheet on a skewer lists the oyster varieties and their points of origin. The Maryland blue crab cake brings the crab flavor to the forefront, while the loup de mer is perfectly executed and served with caramelized onion, fennel and red wine reduction. Carnivores will want to go for the interesting confit pork belly with roasted shishito peppers, grated daikon and lime soy gastrique. End your meal with the Key lime pie or pretzel and chocolate bread pudding. There's a decent wine list as well as craft beers including local selections like the 24th Street Pale Ale from Torrance's Strand Brewing Co. Also tempting are cocktails such as the Innocents Abroad made with sparkling wine, passionfruit, lavender and Thai basil. The friendly staff is helpful and knowledgeable.

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