two people enjoying brunch at patio outside of MDR restaurant facing the harbor and boats

MDR Restaurant News and Events, April 2023

Hey foodies, get ready to sink your teeth into some exciting news! We’re serving up the latest and greatest MDR restaurant and dining scoop. We’ve got the 2023 Easter brunch guide, new menus from local eateries, and culinary events that’ll have your taste buds dancing. So sit back, grab a fork, and let’s dig into all the deliciousness together!

P.S. We’ve seen the sign go up for plant-based chain Planta Cocina at Boardwalk Shops. We know that Winston Pies (which has locations in Brentwood, Santa Monica and Hollywood) is also opening next door. However, they are not open yet. We’ll definitely post opening details as we get more info! 


Looking for an egg-cellent Easter meal? Click button to view the 2023 Marina del Rey Easter brunch guide. Make reservations in advance, especially if you want seats next to the water.

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To celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary, this trendy coffee shop located at the Boardwalk Shops in MDR unveiled the Alfred Signature Menu. This is a curated collection of Alfred’s greatest hits – their World Famous Vanilla Latte, O.G. Chagaccino and the coveted season special, Lavender Latte – as well as three brand-new, out-of-the-box drinks – Matchaga (matcha with functional mushrooms), Alfred Bolt (a crisp clean energy drink) and Alfred Boost (a plant protein shake).

Check out the drinks next time you pop in and of course, enjoy the water views !

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Celebrate the return of spring by the beach with free live music every Thursday evening on the patio at Beachside from 6 to 9 p.m. Live music kicks off on April 13. Seating is first-come, first served. Click here for the line-up. 

Plus, the restaurant's popular Sunday outdoor Movie nights returns in April. Free to attend! Click here to view the movie line-up starting with April 16 featuring Dog (PG-13).  

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We love new menu additions, especially for waterfront restaurants with fabulous views like Brizo. One dish you can't miss is their delicious Poke Bowl - it's the perfect light yet satisfying meal for a warm day. And for all the brunch lovers out there, be sure to try their new benedict options featuring Wild Mushroom, Crab Cake, and Fried Chicken.

P.S. April showers means happy hour prices at Brizo! Anytime it rains, the happy hour menu is offered! Click button to view the happy hour menu.

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Looking for a dining experience that's as fresh as the sea breeze? Come aboard the popular Marina del Rey brunch and dinner cruises to try their new menus! Feast your eyes (and your taste buds) on dishes like a scrumptious roasted grilled peach and arugula salad, velvety red pepper bisque, and comforting seasonal potato gnocchi. And don't forget to take in the luxury yacht's stylish new look, complete with sleek stainless steel and glass accents. You won't find a more sophisticated setting for your next waterfront meal!

Click button to make reservations for Easter brunch and spring weekend brunch or dinners.

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The wait is over - this beloved waterfront restaurant is getting its patio ready for the season and we can't wait to enjoy the views from the outdoors. As of publishing time, the outdoor patio is scheduled to open Thursday, March 30th. Click button for their fun Instagram page to whet your appetite!

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Whether you're having a March Madness viewing party or celebrating Spring Break in April, your pizza needs can be satisfied by ordering authentic New York-style pizzas from this classic pizza shop. Located in the Villa Marina Marketplace, family-owned Pizzarito is celebrating nearly 40 years in business. Must-try items include their New York thin crust or Sicilian deep dish pizza with a wide variety of toppings. All sauces and dough are made fresh daily using only the finest ingredients. Dine-in take out available.

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SALT "Meet the Makers" April 20, 2023

Meet the makers behind Tooth & Nail Wine Company over some flights and bites at SALT Restaurant and Bar on Thursday, April 20, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Stop by each station and not only taste the different selections of wine, but learn the full backstory of how Tooth & Nail came to be.

Click button to make reservations and more details.

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Sampa's Pizza Cafe, known for its Classic Italian pizza or Brazilian-style pies, is now offering Homemade Lasagna. The casual eatery is also open on Easter Sunday and offering catering options. Click button for more information.

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