Check Out Josiah Citrin's New Menu at Tower 8, Now Open at Santa Monica's Oceana Hotel

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Tower 8 Photo: Oceana Beach Club Hotel

In more hotel restaurant re-branding news, the Oceana in Santa Monica is making another attempt at turning its restaurant into some kind of a destination. The biggest asset on the property's side? Josiah Citrin, the Michelin star-toting Melisse chef, who consulted on the menus here. Let's take a look, shall we?

The puny poolside restaurant, formerly known as the underwhelming Hideaway, is now called Tower 8 in reference to the nearby lifeguard tower and features a menu heavy on seafood. Here you'll find small plates, snacks like mini lobster rolls and grass-fed meatballs, salads, Cuban pork shoulder sandwiches and that necessary hotel asset, the Club sandwich, plus entrees like crispy John Dory and roasted Mary's Chicken. According to ToddRickAllen, there are also vegetable-based side dishes called "garnishes." See the full menu below.

Tower 8, 849 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica.

Tower 8, Oceana Beach Club Hotels Restaurant Now Open, Menu By Josiah Citrin [Todd Rick Allen via Eater]

MENU

SNACKS
Mushroom Toast, Parmesan, Herbs $9
Fried Green Tomato, charred Eggplant Puree $8
Maryland Blue Crab Bites, House Made Sriracha $12
Chicken Nuggets, Cilantro, Mint $10
Smoked Salmon Rillettes, toasted Sweet Anise Bread $12
Mini Maine Lobster Roll, Celery, Chervil $9
Paso Prime Grass-fed Meatballs $8

SMALL PLATES

Tempura of Maitake Mushrooms, Yuzu Aioli, Sea Salt $10
Ahi Tuna Tartar, Avocado Mousseline, Citrus Vinaigrette, Wonton Chips $15
Prawns sautéed with Dry Vermouth, Garlic, Chili, Lime $12
Hamachi, Balsamic, Soy, Sesame $16
Roasted Brussels, Mint, Garlic and Black Beans $10
Grilled Calamari, Blue Lake Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, almonds, Lemon and Bread Crumbs $14
Mac and Cheese, toasted Bread Crumbs $12

SOUP

Chicken Vegetable Soup $12
Cilantro, Onions, Jalapeño, Lime

SALADS

Farmers Market Lettuce with Herbs, Banyuls Vinaigrette $12
Marinated Beets with Avocado, Cucumber, Purslane, Creamy Ginger Vinaigrette $14
Tuscan Kale, Red Onion, Fennel, Radish, grilled Shrimp, Lemon Raisin Vinaigrette $17
Winter Chopped Salad, Roasted Cauliower, Winter Squash, Farro, Dried Cranberry Vinaigrette $15
Mediterranean Chopped Salad, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Feta, Quinoa, Almonds, Garbanzos, and Lemon Basil Vinaigrette $14

Add Chicken, Steak, Shrimp or grilled and baked Salmon to Chopped Salads $8

PLATES

Crispy John Dory, Carrots glazed with Orange, Coriander, Greek Yogurt $28
Sautéed Diver Scallops, Brown Butter, Parsley, Lemon, Capers, braised Kale, grilled Onions, Chestnuts $32
Bucatini and Meatballs, San Marzano Tomato Sauce $18
Roasted Marys Chicken, Gremolata, Gigande Beans, Barley, Mushrooms, Cippolini Onions, roasted Grapes $26
Grilled Flat Iron Steak, caramelized Shallots and smoked Tomato Butter, Yukon Gold Potato Wedges $26
Peppered New York Steak, roasted Squash, Trumpet Mushrooms, Pomegranate, Herb Jus $36
Paso Prime Grass-fed Burger, grilled Onions, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Secret Sauce $16
Housemade Ravioli Special MP
Quinoa and Red Lotus Rice Bowl, Market Vegetables braised with Herbs and Spices $20

SANDWICHES & PANINIS
$14
Cuban Braised Pork Shoulder, Ham, Mustard, Pickles

Roasted Chicken Breast, Fontina Cheese, cont Tomatoes

Grilled Vegetable, Eggplant Pesto

Club Roasted Turkey on a Kaiser Roll

Italian Tuna Salad Sandwich, Capers, Tomato, Celery, Arugula

GARNISHES $10

Roasted Squash, Trumpet Mushrooms, Pomegranate, Rosemary

Carrots glazed with Orange, Coriander, Yogurt

Gigande Beans, Barley, Mushrooms,

Cippolini Onions, roasted Grapes

Braised Kale, grilled Onions, Chestnuts

Golden Potato Wedges, Parsley, Garlic, Shallots

True Fries, French or Sweet Potato