Moez Kaba and Bjorn Lundberg soft-opened Bite on Wednesday in the former home of West Hollywood's Tango Grill. Coming just six weeks after Santa Monica's unrelated Bite Bar and Bakery, Eater reports that Tango's menu of empanadas, pasta, and steaks is mostly still intact, only now with the addition of more burgers, risotto, salads, and pasta, with all meat delivered daily and hand-trimmed in house. Unlike Joshua Skenes, Bite is not in a snit over your dietary restrictions, but offers gluten-free recipes and asks guests to speak up with special requests. So what's new here?
The menu now sports some Swedish dishes and desserts that recall Lundberg's heritage, as well as breakfast and weekend brunch, which goes heavy on the eggs in customizable omelets, scrambles, breakfast burritos and quesadillas, plus challah French toast and build-your-own pancakes. Though Gotham isn't used as a hook here, Bite's thin nook has a noticeable New York-fixation, decked out in exposed brick, plastic checkered tables, and a touristy poster of Times Square that makes the place look like Nolita's Ray's Pizza. With all dishes under $15, a Santa Monica Blvd-facing patio, and a casual feel in a central location, Bite has a strong chance of becoming an adorable staple in the neighborhood for a fast nibble in the morning or lingering over a glass of wine at night. Check out our slide show of Bite's space and check out the breakfast and dinner menus below.
Bite Soft-Opens Tonight [Eater]
FROM THE FARM
All egg dishes are served with your choice of hashbrowns, sliced tomatoes, salad or fresh fruit.
BiTES BENEDICT - $12.50
Poached eggs, Canadian bacon (or turkey), whole wheat English muffin, and hollandaise sauce. A classic with a twist!
THE EQUINOX - $10.-
Scrambled egg whites with diced chicken breast, mushrooms, bell peppers, spinach and onions. Watch the muscles grow.
THE SWEDE - $11.50
Salmon and goat cheese omelet, topped with chopped chives. Läcker!
THE MORNING AFTER - $10.
Scramble with chicken chorizo sausage, red onion, fresh spicy peppers and jack cheese. The walk of shame never tasted this good.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
(Omelet or Scramble) - $10.50
Any three fillings: onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, tomatoes, spinach, olives, cheddar cheese, jack cheese, chicken, turkey sausage, chorizo, avcado ($1 extra) turkey bacon ($1 extra), goat cheese ($1 extra), and salmon ($2 extra).
BiTES RANCHEROS - $10.50
Two eggs sunny side on a corn tortilla, served with BiTEs ranchero salsa, rice and black beans. (Add chicken for $3)
BiTES QUESADILLA - $9.50
Tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, cheese and bell peppers (Add chicken for $3.-)
BiTES BREAKFAST BURRITO - $10.50
Scramble eggs, bell peppers, pico de gallo, and cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla, topped with BiTEs ranchero salsa.
(Add chicken or turkey sausage for $3)
CHILAQUILES - $10.-
Fried corn tortilla chips with meat sauce and scrambled eggs. Served with sour cream and pico de gallo.
THREE BiTES - $10.-
Two eggs (your preparation), chorizo/turkey sausage/or turkey bacon, two pieces of toast.
BEEFY BiTES - $10.-
Two eggs (your preparation) with Skirt Steak and toast. Simple. Delicious.
FROM THE GRIDDLE
BUILD YOUR OWN PANCAKES - $10
Pick your base: Buttermilk or Gluten-free
Add a fruit (add another for $1): Strawberries, blueberries, bananas
Add a treat (add another for $1): Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, walnuts, whipped cream
CHALLAH FRENCH TOAST - $8.50
Topped with powdered sugar and cinnamon. You can always gym it out.
Oatmeal - $6.50
Fresh Fruit Salad $4.50 / $7.50
BiTES ON THE SIDE
Black beans - $2
Pancake - $3
Bacon/Turkey Bacon - $2.50
Turkey Sausage - $3
Chorizo - $3
Grilled Chicken - $4
SOUP OF THE DAY - $4.50
AVOCADO SALSA - $5.00
Avocado, tomato, corn, mixed in olive oil
MIXED GREENS - $4.50
Mixed greens with red onions and tomatoes, house vinaigrette
ONION RINGS - $5.00
Delicious, large, crispy
EMPANADAS - $3.50 / each
Homemade, daily selection
BiTES CHEESE MELT - $7.50
Provalone cheese, melted on the grill, topped with homemade salsa
CHAMPIGNON PROVENZAL - $7.50
Sauteed mushrooms with garlic, parsley and extra virgin olive oil
CHICKEN WINGS - $8.00
Dry, BBQ, Teriyaki or Hottt - with ranch
CALAMARI - $8.00
Fried, served with homemade marinara sauce.
BiTE STEAK SALAD - $13.50 Freshly grilled skirt steak, chopped over a bed of mixed greens, onions, peppers and tomatoes. Steak Sauce.
WARM SALMON SALAD - $13.50 Grilled salmon fillet on a bed of mixed greens, corn and tomatoes. House vinagrette.
TUNA SALAD - $12.50 Tuna mixed in light mayo, sour cream and veggies. Scooped on a bed of romaine lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes.
CAESAR SALAD - $8.50 Romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese and seasoned croutons (w/ Chicken: $12.50)
SPICY CHICKEN SALAD - $12.50 Spicy chicken breast, romaine lettuce, feta cheese, tomatoes, onions and peppers.
GREEK SALAD - $11.- Feta cheese, cucumber, tomatoes, olives and red onions. Vinagrette.
TANGO SALAD - $12.50 Bed of spinach, marinated chicken breast, peppers, red onions and mushrooms. Honey Mustard Dressing.
CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD - $13.- Iceberg lettuce, marinated chicken breast, water chestnuts, mandarin oranges, sliced almonds, sesame seeds. Asian dressing.
BiTES ON THE SIDE
FRENCH FRIES - $3.50
MASHED POTATOES - $3.50
RICE - $3.00
GRILLED ONIONS - $2.00
GRILLED TOMATOES - $3.50
GRILLED ZUCCHINI - $3.50
AVOCADO - $3.00
CHAMPIGNON SAUCE - $3.00
MARINARA SAUCE - $2.00
CHICKEN BREAST - $4.00
BiTE OUR BUNS
AWARD WINNING BEEF / TURKEY / VEG BURGER OR CHICKEN BREAST -$9.
Served on a toasted bun with lettuce, mayo, tomatoes, pickles and onion. Fries or mixed greens.
BURGER ADD-ONS - $1.50 / each
Cheddar Cheese, Provolone Cheese, Bacon, Turkey Bacon, Grilled Onions, Avocado
DOUBLE THE MEAT FOR $3.50 X-TRA
CRAB/LOBSTER RAVIOLI - $14.50
CHICKEN RAVIOLI - $14.-
CHEESE TORTELLINI - $13.50
SPAGHETTI/PENNE/GNOCCHI - $12.-
POLENTA GNOCCHI (Glutenfree) - $13.-
FUSILLI (Glutenfree) - $12.50
STROZZAPRETI (Vegan) - $13.-
SERVED WITH YOUR CHOICE OF SAUCE:
HOMEMADE MARINARA, CREAMY PESTO, MEAT SAUCE, SPICY TURKEY BOLOGNESE (add $1.50), GORGONZOLA/CHEESE SAUCE (add $2.00), CHAMPIGNON SAUCE (add $2.50)
The risotto is made using dairy, vegetable stock, onions, garlic and parmesan cheese and is served with avocado salad.
MUSHROOM AND ZUCCHINI - $12.50
CHEESE GORGONZOLA - $13.50
SPICY CHICKEN AND ZUCCHINI - $14.-
All chicken dishes are served with your choice of homemade mashed potatoes, rice, mixed greens or french fries.
THAI RED CURRY - $13.-
Bamboo shoots, red spicy peppers, red bell peppers, onions and chopped breast of chicken in spicy coconut milk
KARACHI CHICKEN - $12.50
Do you like it hot? Tomatoes, onions and tender chicken breast in a spicy stew
SUPREMA - $13.-
Breaded chicken breast
SUPREMA NAPOLITANA - $16.-
Breaded chicken breast with sliced tomatoes and melted provolone cheese
PECHUGA - $12.-
Lean, marinated chicken breast
TERIYAKI - $13.-
Lean, marinated chicken breast prepared with teriyaki sauce
SPICY - $13.-
Lean, marinated chicken breast prepared with spicy sauce
BBQ - $13.-
Lean, marinated chicken breast prepared with BBQ sauce
CHAMPIGNON - $14.-
Bestseller! Lean, marinated chicken breast topped with Tangos original mushroom cream sauce
PROVENZAL - $14.50-
½ grilled chicken with grilled onions and a mix of garlic, parsley and oil
MEATBALLS ITALIAN STYLE - $13.50
Two large meatballs served with tomato sauce
TURKEY MEATLOAF - $13.50
Juicy turkey meat loaf stuffed with spinach and served with tomato basil sauce
All meat dishes are served with your choice of homemade mashed potatoes, rice, mixed greens or french fries.
SKIRT STEAK (ENTRANA) - $17.50
Perfectly grilled, flavorful and juicy steak, Argentine style cut. Classic Tango top seller!
NEW YORK STEAK - $20.50
Thick cut, salt and peppered with pepper sauce
FILET MIGNON - $21.50
Tender prime steak (8oz)
TOP SIRLOIN - $18.-
Thin cut sirloin
MILANESA - $14.-
Thin breaded steak
MILANESA NAPOLITANA - $17.-
Thin, breaded steak with sliced tomatoes and melted provolone cheese
RIBS ARGENTINE STYLE - $17.-
Four grilled ribs Argentine style
UNDER THE SEA
BITES SWEDISH FISH STEW - $20.-
Tomato based stew, with talapia, salmon, tomatoes and veggies. Served with croutons and white garlic sauce.
SALMON - $16.50
Fresh salmon, grilled with a tad of parsley, garlic and oil
TROUT - $14.-
Sauteed and served open face
SWEDISH DAIM CAKE - $7.00
Homemade nutty cake, topped with whipped cream and crunchy Swedish Toffee (gluten-free)
FLAN - $5.00
Homemade, served with whipped cream
CHEESECAKE - $5.00
Creamy, served with whipped cream
A WINK AND A SMILE - FREE