It’s been a minute since Eater tracked down the whereabouts of Mark Gold, the longtime Eva owner. Back in 2013, news started flowing that Eva was having trouble with their permitting needs and, despite some crowdsourcing help, couldn’t manage to keep things going. Gold then paired up with restaurateur Thierry Perez down in Manhattan Beach to open Chez Soi, which lasted but a blink before walking off into the ocean forever.
Following a relatively quiet period, Gold reemerged out in the Marina with plans to open Salt (no, not Love & Salt), a casual seaside option inside the Marina del Rey Hotel. According to LA Mag, that unveiling has now come to pass, with Gold stepping up to the tune of three meals a day, plus cocktails at night. As executive chef, Gold is turning the market towards the beach with hotel-ified options like Crab Louie and breakfast chilaquiles, plus oysters and lots of fresh seafood.
The restaurant itself offers warm evening light and lots of wood, in the floors and at communal tables. And, since it sits inside the Marina’s first dedicated hotel, there are predictable (and predictably beautiful) views of the water.
Salt, in true hotel form, is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the week (7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday), with a poolside bar that picks up at 11 a.m. and finishes off at 9:30 p.m. Dinner, Gold’s primary focus, is nightly from 5 p.m to 10 p.m., and there’s even a happy hour mixed in there somewhere.
13534 Bali Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292