Back on the Beach is, indeed, back on the beach in Santa Monica
After closing for almost 18 months of renovations, Back on the Beach Cafe has re-opened. It's now part of the Annenberg Community Beach House and reportedly has a new chef and a new (but certainly not uncommon) commitment to local farmers market produce. Its phone lines are currently on the fritz but a message confirms that the restaurant is now open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily and that it will begin serving dinner sometime next week.
Calls to the restaurant have not yet been returned (probably because the phones are not working), but stay tuned for additional information.
Back on the Beach Cafe, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica. (310) 393-8282
-- Jessica Gelt
Photo: A view of the beach from the balcony of the Marion Davies guest house at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Credit: Reed Saxon / Associated Press