Rated Top 10 Best Restaurants for Waterside Dining in LA - ZAGAT
BALEENkitchen’ is The Portofino Hotel & Marina’s new restaurant (concept), giving diners an alternative to the local chain and fast-casual restaurants. It features regional-influenced gastropub cuisine, blending local product and character into a refined menu —all with a strong sense of local identity. ‘The Lounge’ features small-plated fare with bold flavors and a little Latin spice, accompanied by a serious mixology program of ‘Classic Reinvented Cocktails’. ‘BALEENkitchen’ is paying homage to the local foodways, devoting itself to the fine combination of great mixology, good times and superior regional cooking. ‘BALEENkitchen’ is the soul of the south bay, serving local character on the rocks.
Seaside dining is perfected with sun-drenched marina views by day and enchanting moonlit water vistas by night at signature freestanding restaurant, ‘BALEENkitchen’. Executive Chef Richard Crespin prepares New American cuisine with a twist, utilizing quality local produce and seafood served in a chic, welcoming atmosphere. Resident cocktail chefs -- or mixologists -- prepare tantalizing concoctions from natural ingredients to sip while enjoying evening music entertainment.
New Executive Chef Richard Crespin is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York and has over 19 years of various culinary experience. He has held leadership roles in New York working as Sous Chef for Jean Georges and also Gordon Ramsay at The London her in LA, as well as Executive Chef at Indochine in Beverly Hills.
Portofino Hotel & Marina – part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collections - offers guests an authentic SoCal lifestyle experience in a casual, nautical-chic environment, inviting them to relax and let loose, embracing their "endless summer," endlessly. As Los Angeles’ only true waterfront hotel, the 161 guest rooms feature private balconies perfect for vi