Vu Goes Back to Being Beachside

A room with a view without a Vu
A room with a view without a Vu Photo: Jamaica Bay Inn

Scrubbing the memory of its disappointing restaurant, Vu, away from Marina del Rey, PR for Jamaica Bay Inn announces that the restaurant is once again back to being called Beachside Restaurant and Bar, its original name before all the illusions of grandeur. In April, we learned that former Water Grill and The Lobster chef Allyson Thurber had stepped in to guide the hotel to a more straightforward seafood concept and now the property is finally comfortable discussing her new menu, which features dishes like crab cakes with habanero sour cream and seared ahi and albacore sashimi. The space has more or less stayed the same, foreshadowing potential Vu flashbacks as you tuck into pulled pork sliders over happy hour.