Now Chef Kirschner is expanding his restaurant empire with the launch of the Santa Monica Yacht Club located a short walk away from Tar & Roses in Santa Monica. Unlike Tar & Roses with its emphasis on the wood-burning grill the focus at SMYC is on seafood with small plates and an active bar.
Chef Andrew is very hands-on with his restaurants and feels SMYC will be the limit of his expansions. He needs to be there…He still personally shops at the Santa Monica Farmers Markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Some of the seafood used in his restaurants comes direct from fisherman at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Early menu highlights include Salt Cod Brandade Fritters with white anchovy and lemon mayo, BBQ Eel Lunch Box with rice, egg, togarashi, and sweet soy, and Spaghetti Bottarga with chili, garlic, and breadcrumbs.