For the ambiance alone The Beachcomber, Crystal Cove in Newport Beach is a must for a step back into time. As you walk up the sweet little bungalows are reminiscent of photos from the 1950's of people partying on the beach. The restaurant literally on the beach serves up fresh cocktails and classic American fair.
To avoid the hour and a half wait we decided to sit at the bar facing the beach and have a few appetizers. A delicious grilled artichoke with lemon aioli, chicken skewers with peanut sauce, and breadsticks as you can see by the photo that were less like a stick and more like a bread stack. Frank Sinatra played in the background as we indulged. My next trip back to Newport, you know where you can find me midafternoon.