A great restaurant is like a life partner. You keep them around because they are good for more than just one thing 🙂
Well the C.O.D. Seafood House & Raw Bar on West Third Street near the Beverly Center is just that kind of relationship. Come in for brunch, happy hour, cocktails, or dinner, and you’ll still leave satisfied.
Created by owner and executive chef Marcus Kwan (the man behind the successful Wokano chain), C.O.D. Seafood Seafood House and Raw Bar brings presents fresh Catch of the Day seafood with an asian twist.
Begin by considering the more than half dozen different Oyster options from the raw bar (ranging from $30-45 for a dozen).
The Halibut Carpaccio from their regular menu is an absolute must have. Drizzled with citrus juice, olive oil, sea salt, yuzu kosho, and shiso basil ($12).
The Truffle Uni Pasta with shaved truffle, green nori linguini, creamy uni sauce and fish roe is a standout. Yes it’s $33 dollars but it’s so rich that I dare you to eat the whole thing yourself. One bowl for two people is plenty!
Since the restaurant is called C.O.D. for Catch of the Day, I also recommend picking something from their Daily Specials menu that features fresh options from both land and sea. The Roasted Pekin Duck Breast (25) offers a lovely balance to the decadent Uni dish but you can’t go wrong with any one of their fresh fish caught that day.
What are you drinking!
Although I generally pair fish with a nice white wine, the plethora of Craft Cocktails available at the reasonable $13 price brought me out of my comfort zone. There’s a delicious Barrel Manhattan with Vermouth aged in their own Bourbon barrel; The Technicolor Dream featuring organic color changing tea; and my personal favorite of the night The Stache, made with Ketel One Vodka, Blackberry Citrus, and St. Germaine foam.
Do I have something on my face ?
Come back for Brunch
Weekend brunch is available from 10:30 AM-3 PM featuring Bottomless Mimosas & Bloody Marys. Entrees choices include Blueberry & Yuzu Pancakes (12), a Braised Beef Cheek Benedict ($17), and a Shrimp & Crab Omelette made with Tiger shrimp, snow crab meat, and ginger scallion chimichurri ($18).
Or Happy Hour
Remember all those awesome Craft Cocktails from before? Well during their weeknight happy hour from 5- 7 PM you can get them for $8! The menu also includes $5 well cocktails and beer, and $6 wines that go beyond just red and white. The Oysters of the Day are available at more than half off the regular price and nothing on the menu is over $10!