Beachside Restaurant & Bar in the Jamaica Bay Inn offers good value considering its prime Marina del Rey location. Views can be enjoyed from the interior dining room, lounge and curved bar, but the patio is the place to be. It looks out on Mother's Beach and you can bring your dog while you dine at one of the regular or high-top tables. There are a few tropical-inspired cocktails and draft beers, including Wit from Santa Monica Brew Works, plus a limited wine list. Executive chef Allyson Thurber has a seafood pedigree from her tenures at Water Grill and The Lobster, so expect an abundance of dishes highlighting the ocean's bounty. The menu changes on a seasonal basis, but you might encounter starters such as tempura fish tacos or ahi tuna tartare. Go the all-American route with the popular grass-fed burger or savor global flavors with the pan-roasted Pacific mahi with coconut risotto, tomato ginger chutney, grilled asparagus and roasted garlic curry aoli. Satisfy your sweet tooth with dark chocolate bread pudding or locally produced Dr. Bob's Hand Crafted Ice Cream in flavors like strawberry, brown sugar & sour cream. Brunch items such as vanilla custard bread pudding “French Toast” are available every day until 2:30 p.m. Beachside Restaurant & Bar presents a number of specials, such as daily happy hour from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and 50% off select bottles of wine on Mondays. Service is friendly and efficient. Overall, this is a fun place for a drink or a few dishes from a seasoned chef.