MDR Sunday Gospel Brunch and More Dining News

From sizzling 4th of July specials to new restaurant openings and the upcoming LA Restaurant Week, there’s a feast of flavors waiting to be explored. Craving waterfront views with fireworks? Eager to try the latest culinary hotspots? Then scroll below and plan your next foodie adventure in L.A.’s Marina.


CITY CRUISES – 4th of July Dining Cruises

Set sail on a premier Marina del Rey 4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise. Experience the summer’s most spectacular celebration with refreshing cocktails, chef-prepared gourmet meals, and live DJ entertainment. Enjoy stunning views of the Marina del Rey skyline from both a cozy, climate-controlled interior and open-air rooftop decks. Click here to make a reservation.


Marina del Rey Hotel 4th of July BBQ Bash

On Thursday, July 4th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Marina del Rey Hotel is the place to be for a festive BBQ extravaganza! Guests can savor wagyu beef hot dogs, all-American cheeseburgers, and more, all sizzling straight off the grill. The evening will be alive with music, and you’ll have the best seat in the house for the fireworks show. Thanks to a partnership with JAJA Tequila, there will be irresistible drink specials, plus a snow cone machine for both kids and adults. Don’t forget to bring your picnic blankets and low chairs for a fun-filled evening under the stars! Free admission: RSVP Here

Jamaica Bay Inn 4th of July BBQ Party 

Join the festivities at Jamaica Bay Inn on Thursday, July 4th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for an evening brimming with food, fun, and fireworks! Guests can enjoy refreshing drink specials by JAJA Tequila at the outdoor bar, savor delicious BBQ bites fresh off the grill, and groove to the beats of a solo steel drummer. Cap off the night by watching the annual Marina del Rey Fireworks show at 9 p.m., making it a perfect Independence Day celebration with friends and family. Free admission: RSVP here


Celebrate 4th of July Fireworks at Sinder Lounge’s Rooftop

Celebrate the 4th of July in style at Sinder Lounge’s rooftop at the Marina del Rey Marriott! Enjoy a stunning 360° view of the Santa Monica Mountains, Pacific Ocean, and harbor. Packages start at $150 per person, including rooftop access and two glasses of champagne. For $750, groups of up to four can enjoy a reserved high top table with a bottle of Jacquart Brut Mosaïque Champagne, a charcuterie board, four chocolate-covered strawberries, and Voss water. For the ultimate experience, the $1,500 package for six includes reserved cushioned seating, a bottle of premium liquor, a fruit plate, six chocolate-covered strawberries, and Voss water. To book the package, click here and select “4th of July Fireworks” on the top tab.



Sunday Gospel Brunch at Killer Shrimp 

If you’re a shrimp enthusiast or a brunch buff, this new experience will be one shell of a good time! Killer Shrimp just introduced Sunday Gospel Brunch starting on July 14. Expect two shows each Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. featuring world-class gospel choirs and performers. Starting at $75 per person plus tax, the brunch menu includes the signature “Killer Shrimp” bowl, egg dishes ,pastries, paellas, and other specialty items. Click here to make a reservation or call 310-278-2250.


DineLA Los Angeles Restaurant Week, July 12 – July 26 

Get ready to savor the flavors of Los Angeles as DineLA Restaurant Week returns from July 12 to 26! Several restaurants in Marina del Rey are joining in on the culinary celebration, offering special menus and discounts. Participating restaurants in L.A.’s Marina include Beachside Restaurant & Bar, City Cruises, SALT Restaurant & Bar, Dear Jane’s and more, all showcasing their unique dishes and vibrant dining experiences during this exciting event. Click here for more information. 

now open: namoo, Korean BBQ Restaurant 

Namoo, a new Korean BBQ restaurant, has opened its doors at the Villa Marina Marketplace, offering a modern twist on traditional Korean cuisine. Among the enticing menu options are the Prime Beef Short Rib, marinated to perfection and grilled at the table, and the Spicy Pork Belly, which promises a flavorful kick. The restaurant boasts a vibrant atmosphere ideal for social gatherings and family dinners. Namoo aims to provide an immersive dining experience, complete with an array of banchan (side dishes) to complement the main courses. Website | 13455 Maxella Avenue 


Still hungry? Click here for the Marina del Rey restaurant guide.