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Salt Air

1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Send to Phone
310-396-9333 | Menu
This casual hot-spot focuses on affordable, unfussy seafood.
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Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Salt Air, Venice, CA

Salt Air Restaurant Review

: As the name suggests, the light and airy dining room of Salt Air has the feel of being steps from the beach. It’s mostly white, with a small bar topped with plenty of citrus --- apropos given the focus is on simple, fresh flavors. The “Spritz” cocktail, for instance, is made with aromatic Cocchi Americano, grapefruit bitters and Prosecco, while a concise wine list includes several crisp, sea-friendly whites like Sancerre and Muscadet that pair well with a starter of oysters on the half-shell. Other small plates include a vibrant pea toast --- crusty bread topped with ricotta, pea tendrils, pea pods and English peas --- and some of the lightest tempura-battered calamari we’ve tasted in some time. Fish ‘n’ chips are a bit meager, more like nuggets than filets, but the lobster roll is filled with chunks of the sweet crustacean lightly coated in butter, scallions and corn. Whole fish --- fried red snapper or pan-roasted striped bass --- has subtle flavors that don’t get in the way. For a satisfying end, try the monkey bread, which is coated in caramel.

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