Dine Time – El Segundo

Craft Shack

850 South Sepulveda Boulevard
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 546-6250
http://www.eatcraftshack.com/
Cuisine: Elevated Pub Fare
Jackie says: Situated in the center of The Point, diners order at the counter and can enjoy a meal on the patio, on the grass in the Plaza or take it to-go. Craft Shack celebrates the local craft beer scene with a roster of South Bay-only craft beers from the Strand, 3 Weavers, El Segundo Brewing, Smog City and more, plus wine and spirits from artisanal producers. Casual, delicious, beachy!

Deluca Trattoria

225 Richmond Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
310- 640-7600
http://delucapasta.com/
Cuisine: Italian
Jackie says: Deluca Trattoria has been in El Segundo for as long as anyone can remember but it now has a new owner. Andrea Francesco hails from Florence, Italy and made the jump across the pond, bringing his mother, and her recipes, to our corner of Santa Monica Bay. The menu is extensive and features AUTHENTIC Italian dishes – nothing has been ‘Americanized’ – and every flavorful bite tastes like a little piece of Tuscany. Forget what you think you know about Italian food, this is the real deal. Deluca also offers an impressive wine selection with numerous wines by the glass (that’s a big + in my book!). The live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights enhances the dining experience and makes Deluca the perfect spot for a date night or dinner with a group of friends. Whatever the occasion, be sure to start the evening with a drink in the backyard garden!

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

2301 Rosecrans Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
310-643-6911
www.flemingssteakhouse.com
Cuisine: Steaks, Chops, Seafood
Jackie says: The decor is old school, men’s club – lot’s of dark wood, low lighting and leather booths. One of the few places in the South Bay where you’ll be comfortable getting dressed for dinner (even though some patrons show up in shorts and t-shirts). If you’re looking for a great cut of meat, look no further. I especially appreciate the ‘small plates’ they recently added to the menu. This is fine dining at its best and the prices reflect it. BUT! They also offer dual happy hours and a Bar a la Carte menu, so you can eat and drink your fill at a very reasonable price!

Jackson’s Food + Drink

Jackson’s Food + Drink
2041 Rosecrans Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245-4788
310-606-5500
http://jacksonsfoodanddrink.com/
Cuisine: New American / Gastropub
Jackie says: Once you enter this comfortable, rustic, airy space, you quickly forget it’s located in the center of an office/entertainment complex and you’re free to completely relax. The staff is friendly, attentive and takes care of all your needs. The menu offers a well-rounded choice of appetizers, salads and entrees, as well as flatbread pizzas and charcuterie. The emphasis here is farm-to-table fresh and ingredients are regularly adjusted to reflect it. The presentation is flawless – salads burst with color, clams are heaped in rustic ironware, soups are served in cups – and the flavors are astonishing. Forget dinner and a movie at the Arclight – skip the show and make an evening of it at Jackson’s.

Melt Gelato & Crepe Cafe

730-A Allied Way “At The Edge” Plaza
El Segundo, Ca
310-647-5887
http://www.meltgelato.com/menu/
Cuisine: Gelato & Crepes
Jackie says: A good place for a quick snack. Wraps, panini, sweet & savory crepes, yogurt & smoothies. Your sweet tooth with thank you.

Mendocino Farms

840 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Unit #100
El Segundo, CA 90245
424.218.4400
http://mendocinofarms.com/el-segundo/
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Salads, Soups
Jackie says: I grew up eating sandwiches made in NYC delis where they know how to make a sandwich. For reasons unbeknownst to me, Southern California never really got with the sandwich program. I gave up eating store-bought sandwiches years ago when Subway and Quizno became the standard for what a sandwich should be. I’m thrilled to report that FINALLY, the sandwich has arrived on the West Coast. Mendocino Farms sources their ingredients from local farmers, ranchers and food artisans for the freshest, most flavorful sandwich you’ve ever tasted. The breads alone are a revelation – fresh from the bakery, they don’t overwhelm the fillings but frame them. Traditional sandwiches get a Cali inspired update – turkey with herb-dill spread, organic alfalfa sprouts, sliced avocado, quick pickled cucumbers on mom’s seeded whole wheat, instead of the standard lettuce, tomato and mayo on French or sourdough. They also offer seasonal salads and sandwiches in addition to gluten free and vegan options. Beer and wine are available to complete the dining experience. Trust me, everyone will find something to love on this menu!

Rock & Brews

143 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
310-615-9890
http://rockandbrews.com/
Cuisine: Casual American
Jackie says: The first of the world wide franchise, don’t let the name mislead you – yes, there is plenty of great rock and roll and over 100 craft brews – but this outdoor beer garden is kid and dog friendly and a favorite with families. The menu offers a reasonably priced, well-rounded selection of comfort food as well as dishes that reflect So Cal tastes…think Mexican and Asian favorites. My favorite? The Ultimate Burger.

Salt Creek Grille

760 South Sepulveda Boulevard
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 335-­9288
https://www.saltcreekgrille.com/el-segundo/
Cuisine: American & Californian
Jackie says: I’ve had several good meals here but I prefer it as a spot to meet friends after work. One of the bartender’s – I think his name was Ryan – made me one of the best Bloody Mary’s I’ve ever had.