An Eastside eatery known for its waterfront seating is back.
The Beach Café, situated along the sparkling waters at Carillon Point at the Woodmark, has reopened for dinner five nights a week (Wednesday through Saturday, 5-9 p.m.). It’s also open for brunch on Sundays (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), with a fresh, evolving menu to showcase the skills of Chef Brian Doherty.
Introduced over a year ago following stints at The Four Seasons and the Fairmont, Doherty brings his vision of flavorful elegance to the café’s menu. He has a culinary understanding of what locals have come to appreciate as well as crave in tandem with a measured return to restaurants.
Patio and dine-in seating are available and, given the need for limited and distanced seating, reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable.
The current menu is springtime-fresh, featuring seafood dishes like seared wild scallops with earthy morels and a bright pea puree, as well as hints of the incoming summer with sweet corn elote fritters with savory cotija and a lime-cilantro crema. The menu will expand and change with the season, and for now, Chef Doherty is striking a thoughtful balance of select entrées and welcoming comforts. One highlight is the Akaushi Bacon Burger, distinctive for its use of melty Beecher’s cheese.