The Long Beach branch of Chicken Dijon–which used to be at 6332 E Pacific Coast Hwy., and one that our wonderful Sarah Bennett reviewed for her column, Long Beach Lunch–is long gone. And now Ocean Market Grill has moved in.
What is Ocean Market Grill? It's a fast-casual seafood restaurant in the spirit of California Fish Grill. And just as you could use more fish in your diet, the restaurant scene needs more California Fish Grill-inspired restaurants like this.
Long Beach already has Pier 76 Fish Grill, which recently moved, and probably others that I'm not yet aware of; but Ocean Market Grill serves an area of the city that up until now has been the territory of more up-market, old school seafood joints like Crab Pot and Boathouse on the Bay.
So I welcome Ocean Market Grill and hope, someday soon, that it might be a subject for Ms. Bennett's Long Beach Lunch!