Marina Del Rey’s SALT Offers Stunning Views and Inspired Dishes

This waterfront hotel and restaurant reopens after $25 million makeover
Staff Writer


Start your meal off with a refreshing beet and burrata plate, topped off with local berries and aged vinegar.

The Marina Del Rey Hotel and its signature restaurant, SALT, have reopened after a $25 million makeover.

Walking into the redesigned Marina Del Rey Hotel, guests immediately feel a Miami vibe. The high ceilings house a large hanging bird sculpture, views of the framed surfboard and cloud artwork on the second and third floor hallways, and the lobby features hardwood floors engraved with the hotel’s location.

The waterfront restaurant serves up stunning marina views and offers indoor and patio seating. The romantic terrace is beautiful with fire features, cozy sofas, and sunset vistas.

Chef Mark Gold, formerly of Eva and Chez Soi, is at the kitchen’s helm and has created a seasonal California menu.

Appetizers include Japanese Hamachi with yuzu granite, jumbo white prawn cocktail, avocado hummus, peaches and mozzarella salad, and a beet and burrata plate. Main courses include Alaskan halibut with English pea and ramps, house made zucchini ravioli, beef filet with roasted potato, seabass, Maine lobster, salmon with asparagus, and pasta with Dungeness crab.

Desserts include chocolate pot au crème, brown butter cake, lemon tart, and not to be missed, make your own s’mores.

SALT offers a great craft cocktail menu including a namesake SALT with Dobel Maestro tequila, hibiscus, Averna and lime; a rosemary martini with rosemary vodka and lime; and a La Paloma with tequila, lime, and grapefruit.

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