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Chef Umit Kaygusuz brings in local farm-to-table ingredients to prepare American fare in an elegant dining room by the marina.

Breakfast 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Day-time menu 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Late-night menu 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Sun. Brunch 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Cast & Plow, Marina del Rey, CA

Cast & Plow Restaurant Review

: In the former space of jer-ne restaurant + bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, Cast & Plow offers farm-to-table American fare with ingredients sourced from local fishermen and farmers, as well as from individual growers, ranchers and farmers markets within 500 miles. (The menu even has a map of California pointing out the origins of the avocados, goat cheese, etc.) Inside the space you'll find a lounge area with a communal table and a long bar punctuated with flat-screen televisions, and an elegant yet unpretentious dining room with wood-topped tables. The walls are rather bare --- perhaps to draw your eyes above to the striking driftwood chandelier. Outside on the patio, diners can enjoy boat-filled views of the marina at regular tables or lounge-style seating with individual fire pits. Breakfast kicks off with organic eggs and yogurt parfait; lunch continues with the signature burger (also available at dinner). Snack on yam crisps sprinkled with espelette pepper while deciding between evening menu options like local bass or smoked New York steak paired with grilled maitake mushrooms and goat cheese purée. End the meal with brown sugar cake with salted caramel ice cream. The wine list continues the local focus. Cast & Plow is an enjoyable spot for a cocktail on the terrace or relaxing repast, though prices are on the higher side. Service is friendly.
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