Beacon is in the Helms Bakery District in Culver City.
Notwithstanding the "bakery" part, this complex includes mostly home furnishings retailers.
My $6 cocktail.
I came here with a very large group during dineLA. A three-course dinner cost $26 -- sort of a waste of a dineLA meal to tell you the truth. To me, dineLA is all about maximizing my savings, so it's always a better deal to go to a restaurant that is more expensive.
Appetizer #1: Pulled pork tostadas with Asian slaw and hoisin BBQ sauce.
Like Chinese sopes. Sometimes fusion succeeds. Good job here.
Appetizer #2: Roasted beet and apple salad with toasted almonds and goat cheese.
Pleasant, fresh, and light.
Entree #1: Grilled yellowtail with creamy polenta and salsa verde.
Nicely done, but I prefer yellowtail raw or only slightly seared. Polenta was great.
Entree #2: Duck confit with fingerling potatoes, frisee, grapes, and plum ginger glaze.
Disappointing. But I have high standards for duck because I love it so much.
Entree #3: Miso-marinated black cod with sesame green beans.
My favorite of the three entrees. Like buttah.
Some members of our party ordered from the regular menu.
Spring rolls. Chicken pad thai. Fish and chips. Big fat meh to all of it.
Dessert #1: Warm apple tart with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
I appreciated that this was really hot. That is pretty much all I appreciated about this.
Dessert #2: Rice Krispies sundae with chocolate and caramel sauces.
Only ok, as this could be easily made at home. Well, at least made by somebody other than yours truly.
Beacon is a decent restaurant, but I doubt I'll return. I feel no need to repeat "decent" when there is plenty of "awesome" in this town.