Food & Drink

A Manhattan Beach seafoodery from the Eva guy (VIDEO)

The interior of Chez Soi, Manhattan Beach

Right in the heart of Manhattan Beach, Chez Soi's a seafood-leaning bistro just up from the ocean with a huge outdoor patio, a loungy bar area, and an open-kitchen'd dining room, all from an all-star trio that includes the restaurateur from Fraiche, the chef from Eva, and, most obviously, the pervy dude from Dawn of the Dead.That Eva guy's totally killing it food-wise, with rotating, just-off-the-farm/out-of-the-water dishes like wood-fired octopus w/ peppers and the digits of those snow people in Game of Thrones (fingerlings), as well as the above loup de mer w/ braised lettuces.There're also a few meatier options, including this artichoke-topped lamb belly and a prime beef "cap" w/ brown butter asparagus and Bearnaise.To imbibe, opt for classics like Manhattans and Old Fashioneds, as well as this gin/egg white "Pink Lady", all from a crew of mixologists from a lauded bar in, most obviously, Salt Lake City.

Loup De Mer at Chez Soi, Manhattan Beach
Lamb belly at Chez Soi, Manhattan Beach
The Pink Lady at Chez Soi, Manhattan Beach