The Rockefeller Gastropub just a few blocks away from the beach and many cute shops nearby. I sat right by their large open window, which is perfect for observing people watching.
The Rockefeller Gastropub
1209 Highland Avenue Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
When it was brought to my attention that they have 3 types of Bottomless Mimosas for only $15 per person (watermelon, peach and guava) my eyes instantly lit up. I first tried the watermelon, and it was very refreshing. Then I sipped on the peach, which I would say was “peachy keen”. It’s very similar to a classic peach bellini, but not as purée heavy. Then I loved onto the guava mimosa, which is tropical and not too sweet.
I had been craving a burger for the last week, but I believe my eyes were bigger than my stomach. The Chicken Fried Steak Burger comes with a crispy fried patty, pepper jack, country gravy, sunny side up egg, and brioche bun. I knew this wasn’t going to be great for my waistline, but at that moment I didn’t care. I took one bite into this juicy, mouth-watering burger and my tastebuds took over for my brain in that moment. So worth it though!
How can this be the first time I am trying Chilaquiles? I’ve lived in LA for a longtime now, I’m shocked it hasn’t happened sooner! It’s like a more gourmet version of nachos, but instead there’s eggs, corn chips, chorizo, pepper jack, onion, tomatillo, queso fresco, cilantro and lime crema. This could become an addiction for me.
These Braised Short Rib Tacos are marinated, stuffed into a tortilla, then covered with napa cabbage, guacamole, and roasted tomato salsa with a side of black beans. It’s a little spicy, but hey we need flavor in our life.
Talk about keeping cholesterol down while eating a crustacean! Here you have the Lobster Stuffed Avocado which is stuffed with tomato, green onion and black pepper, with a side of baby greens citrus vinegar, and crostini.
I was curious about the La Trappe beer, since the GM, Robert Mauck, said it’s brewed in a Belgium Monastery and is not sold within a 30-mile radius of The Rockefeller. I am not a beer drinker, but I can convert since it’s pretty smooth and has a banana and clove finish.
Another reason for me to come back here is their $1 Oyster Mondays and 99 cent Burger Tuesdays. You can’t beat that those kind of deals in the South Bay! I’m already planning out my calendar to make it for both of these promotions!