Superba Food Bread and & Kazuto Matsusaka Paul Hibler Superba Food + Bread

Superba Food + Bread Menu

1900 Lincoln Blvd. (Marco Pl.)
Venice, CA 90291
A refined neighborhood restaurant offering artisan breads, pastries and New American cuisine.
Openings: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily


Superba Food + Bread, Venice, CA

Superba Food + Bread Restaurant Review:

Superba Food + Bread bears witness to the gentrification in progress of Lincoln Boulevard in Venice. An auto body shop has metamorphosed into this fashionable ensemble thanks to the recycling of the industrial vestiges, like the rolling garage door that's now a vast bay window opening to a terrace. A patio introduces diners to the warm, inviting area encompassing a coffee station, a bakery and pastry counter, and tables with views into the massive, glassed-in kitchen. You can come to Superba Food + Bread for breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch, or just take home some artisan breads or pastries from Carlos Enriquez (formerly corporate executive pastry chef of Patina Restaurant Group). The alliance of the ingenious architecture with the savoir-faire of seasoned chef Kazuto Matsusaka (formerly of Beacon) results in a cheerful restaurant that serves food of a higher class than that of a neighborhood eatery at reasonable prices, based on organic veggies, poultry from local farmers, and the bounty of its own vegetables and herbs garden. In the evenings, a three-course menu is available for $35. À la carte plates can be chosen small or bigger to fit your appetite. Outstanding (and predictably the most expensive offering) are the fresh oysters. Indeed, fish is the forte of the menu, personalized with unexpected touches like buttermilk ponzu and the "schmear" (cream cheese) in the trio of crudo (albacore, hamachi and gravlax), or the pistachio cream with caramelized endives accompanying the melt-in-the-mouth scallops à la plancha. Carnivores will enjoy the oxtail toast with five Chinese spices and Superba hot sauce on the homemade grilled pain au levain. Vegetables are abundant and appealing, as in the cauliflower with white anchovies or the summer squash à la sauce romesco (tomatoes, chilis and hazelnuts). Dessert choices, from tarts to puddings, abound. There are craft beers run on tap, and it's easy to choose your wine from a brief but well-selected list. Service is friendly.

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