City Tavern has 22 beers on tap with an all-California list, which provides a broad sprectrum of craft beers to try. Even better, the beers are served in three sizes, labeled taste, glass or share. The taster glasses, which are the same size as the water glasses, are a great idea as they allow customers to try a variety of beers over the course of their meal. Breweries represented on the draft list include The Bruery, Craftsman, Sierra Nevada (with the great Oliva I enjoyed at ColLAboration), Cismontane, and Eagle Rock among others.
The arctic char ($16) was also a winner. The fish was served with cippolini onions and potatoes in a sherry jus. The char had a nice texture to it and the onions, potatoes, artichokes and jus were all well suited partners for it. It was attractively presented and felt like a Spring dish.
Our meal was hosted.
City Tavern: 9739 Culver Blvd, Culver City. Phone: (310) 838-9739. Website: www.citytavernculvercity.com