4/30/2013 02:02:00 PM

What You'll Be Eating at Fishing With Dynamite, Opening Tonight

Manhattan Beach gets its new oyster bar tonight when David LeFevre's Fishing With Dynamite debuts for dinner. The place might be small - only 36 seats, including those at the raw-bar counter - but the menu is huge. We don't mean it has too much on offer, just enough really, but with all the oysters, Dungeness crab, sea urchin, lobster, chowdah, crab cakes, steamed clams, a few meaty dishes (pork belly!), sides and desserts, there's definitely something for everyone. Add in cocktails like the Chaperone (G'Vine gin, Dolin dry vermouth, pickled onions and castelvetrano olives) or the sparkling Innocents Abroad (sparkling wine, passionfruit, lavender and Thai basil), a few craft beers and artisanal wines, and you've pretty much covered it all. Click through for the menu, and read about the name and more here. Fishing With Dynamite opens tonight at 5 PM.

Oysters range from $2.75 to $3.50 a piece, up to $38.50 for a dozen or a sampler of all today's oysters for $35.50. You'll find Olympias from Washington and Miyagis from California, Wildfires from New York and Forbiddens from Virginia. Other items from the raw bar include littleneck clams, Peruvian scallops, Prince Edward Island mussels, jumbo shrimp, chilled lobsters, Dungeness crab and California sea urchin. And the shellfish towers - from the cutely named SS Minnow, which serves one to two people, for $39, up to the Mothershucker for $145. For the rest of the menu:

Old School
New England Clam Chowdah 6/10
Neuske's bacon, Weiser Farm potatoes, house-made oyster crackers

Crispy Sword Squid 13
lemon, cauliflower, zucchini, harissa-spiced marinar, yuzu koshu

Maryland Blue Crab Cakes 16
in-house dill pickles, whole grain mustard roulade

Steamed Manilla Clams 15
spiced tomato, vermouth, linguica sausage, focaccia crouton

Sauteed Loup de Mer 17
Caramelized onion, fennel, red wine reduction

Poached half Atlantic Lobster 21
Aromatic vegetables, pee wee potatoes, pernod butter sauce

New School
Thai Shelfish & Coconut Soup 11
shrimp, mussel, rice noodles, kaffir lime leaf, coriander

Albacore Tuna Tartare 12
Shrimp chips, spicy aioli, Asian pear, kimchi furikake

Grilled Octopus 18
White beans, date-tomato ragu, preserved lemon, kalamata olive tapenade

Steelhead Trout 14
Lemongrass yogurt, tumeric cauliflower, capers, sultanas, mint

No School
FwD Fries 5
Rosemary malt vinegar mayo

Farro and Beet Salad 7
roasted beets, arugula, orange, feta, beet chips

Grilled Asparagus 8
Bearnaise, tarragon

Creamy Polenta 6
Parmesan-Reggiano, mascarpone, rosemary

Confit Pork Belly 14
Anson Mills white corn grits, bitter greens, green tomato chutney

Grilled Flat-Iron Steak 18
Roasted shishito peppers, grated daikon, lime soy gastrique

After School
Key Lime Pie 7
Maple Pudding with Rosemary Sandies 6
Pretzel and Chocolate Bread Pudding 8


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