The Tin Roof
Just when you think you’ve had all the finest cuisine, there comes a surprise with none other than The Tin Roof Bistro in Manhattan Beach. This restaurant, which is owned by the Simms Family is quite unique in that it has an electric flair. There are unique ornaments such as picture frames, unique lighting, surrounded by rich wood interiors, not to dismiss an outdoor patio which is quaint and on looks the all glass wine cellar.
Ah, speaking of wines, there’s wine by the glass and there’s bottled wine as high as $994.00. We’re talking about Castello Romitorio 2004, Brunvelli di Mon Palrino 151 cane fu 3.0. Whatever your desires might be, there’s a vast selection of reds, whites, and all sorts of other goodies.
Upon touring this marvelous restaurant I met Julian King, the manager and learned that the Simms have been in the restaurant business for a number of years. They own Simmzy’s, Fishing With Dynamite and are silent partners in other restaurants. It’s one big family taking pride in their culinary concerns. Ann Contess is the Executive Chef for the properties who has created some wonderful recipes. Her head chef, Santos Navarro, watches over the kitchen, never detouring from Ann’s recipes. Now, let’s take our culinary journey with what is referred to as comfort food.
My guest, Rich Rossi, the Director of The International New York Independent Film Festival, has traveled throughout the United States, and stated, ‘This is some of the best cuisine I have partaken in for a long time. It’s excellent, especially the Caramelized Raviola and the Caramelized Brussel Sprouts. I will certainly agree with Rich, especially the roasted butternut squash and quinoa salad I ordered. Salad lovers will enjoy the arugula with almonds pomegranate, red onions goat cheese citrus and vinaigrette. Just a delight.
Our waitress, Amy Michelini, a true Italian herself, recommended the Lamb Bolognese with Pappardelli, which consists of house made noodles, sauteed spinach and shaves parmesan cheese with a 12 hour sauce. Amy, understanding that I’m a fish lover ordered the Scottish Salmon for me. This dish is prepared with soy, marinated with mashed potatoes and green beans. This was a tantalizing sensation with the mashed potatoes, which had a touch of horseradish in it. What more could one ask for. Ah desert, that is a must any dining journey. The chef prepares all the deserts with fresh blueberries, pears, and all the other goodies that go along in preparing deserts. I recommend the Butternut Cheesecake Mousse and the Blueberry Ginger. There’s also the Acar and Pomegranate Crumble with caramel whipped cream and the Pumpkin Cheesecake. Now, if you can’t finish all these delectable dishes, take them home for the next day.
The portions served at Tin Roof Bistro are of good value. So, before we leave you with wondering any longer about the cost of such a gourmet meal, I would recommend this eatery as very reasonable for two people. On the other hand, should you have a large family, try their pizzas. The Simms family has an authentic Stefano oven, which bakes a pizza in three minutes. The chefs use wood to add to the taste and import their flour. I promise you, it will be one of the best pizzas you’ve tasted.
In closing I wish to compliment Coleen Liebzeit, the marketing director and her Executive Chef for Simmzy’s, Michael Rubino for inviting me to write this review. Tin Roof Bistro is located at 3500 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, California. They’re open for 11am through 10pm Monday -Thursday and Friday and Saturday until 11pm.
Celebrity Scene News awards Tin Roof Bistro 5 stars for ambiance, quality of cuisine and excellent service.