Pacific Standard Prime - Redondo Beach
Former pro-golfer Kevin Leach is behind this breezy Redondo Beach steakhouse boasting sustainability and seasonality. Unlike most former athletes, he's not just lending his name to a culinary project. He's actually a veteran in the hospitality industry. Once his golf career ended, Leach managed area restaurants as well as learned the wine importing business.Read More
With Pacific Standard Prime, a 5,400-square-foot establishment, Leach wants to have fun. It's modern and airy and buttoned down, hoping that customers will come here and be comfortable. During the pandemic, the restaurant is takeout only, with patio dining.
Starter dishes are a nice preview of what to expect on the main menu. They're also great for sharing. The hot crab dip arrives with warm baguette slices. Calamari comes with sweet chili mayo and San Marzano marinara. And a nice array of pork ribs are drizzled with a hoisin-sesame glaze. Then again, you may not feel like sharing.
You'll find significant attention paid to the steak offerings. Of note is the prairie-raised Tomahawk, which weighs in at 40 ounces. There is also prosciutto-wrapped filet mignon. Non-steak eaters should appreciate choices like the cauliflower "steak," roasted half jidori chicken and an offering of wild salmon.