THE PIER HOUSE
- Story / Photos By PAIGE PETRONE
I have been so excited about the opening of The Pier House in Venice Beach. The casual dining spot previously in this location was a local favorite so accepting the change has been hard for some. But this is a good change! They’ve given the space a much needed overhaul with a great vibe, chic beachy décor, and an updated menu. It now feels fresh and new and is great for entertaining VIP clients, family, and friends. It is also thriving with a vibrant bar scene at night!
I’ve had lunch there a couple of times and here’s the lowdown on the dishes my guests and I have sampled. The Chicken Caesar Salad (with baby gem, torn crispy crouton, and tons of parmesan) was cold, crisp and one of the best I’ve had. Next up we tried the Grain Bowl (with farro, quinoa, corn, squash, cherry tomato, and basil vinaigrette) with grilled shrimp, which was really fresh and delicious. I spotted a “Nashville hot” Fried Chicken Sandwich on the menu that I will definitely be ordering on my next visit. And possibly the Lobster Roll too!
The Pier House also offers fabulous Brunch items daily. These include Avocado Toast, Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, Croque Madame, and Brioche French Toast served with mixed berry compote. I intend to try them all — you should too!
The Pier House is located at 7 W Washington Boulevard in Venice.