Venice’s Salt Air seafood restaurant is our catch of the day.
This bright and airy, minimalist-designed restaurant is just what hipster enclave Abbot Kinney needs. Whitewashed brick walls, marble counter tops, and a nice open kitchen, it’s how you want to eat seafood. Salt Air, which opened late last month in Venice, embodies the word “fresh.”
Yes, there will be lobster rolls, but also fish skin chips and olive oil-poached salmon, all from Chef Greg A. Daniels (a protégée of Jean-Georges). Want ranch dressing on your cheddar burger? You got it, bub. Friends on the other coast recently raved to us about the two-pound New Zealand tai snapper, fried and served whole, family style.
And while we tend to eschew restaurants that only serve wine-based “cocktails,” we’ll give the passion-fruit Shandy a whirl. For the full menu and cocktail list, visit here. Oh, and by the way, we also love Salt Air Restaurant & Bar, located in our old summer beach town of Rehoboth, Delaware.