The Cannery—Newport Beach, CA
The Cannery Seafood of the Pacific, located in Newport Beach, offers a multitude of culinary wonders to attract what manager Tom Anderson calls an "eclectic mix of clientele" that keeps coming back to this "historic building with a new, contemporary mix." Any boat less than 70 feet requires a reservation with the dockmaster to pull up to the restaurant's 250-foot dock, "the largest private dock in all of Newport," according to Anderson. After tying up, you can enjoy a cocktail in the trendy Jellyfish Bar, which has magnificent sea creatures made of vividly colored glass hanging from the ceiling, or head straight to one of the dining rooms to enjoy a culinary masterpiece. The upstairs sushi bar features fresh fish delicacies, while the water-level Grill Room is perfect for those in the mood for anything from Baja pink abalone ala Cannery to New England clam chowder. Diners also have the option of settling down on the patio overlooking the Rhine Channel while feasting on the expertly prepared dishes of chef Felix Salcedo, who travels the world for inspiration.
This article originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.