Longport Fish Company at The Veranda

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We rarely get to Concord so was thrilled to be able to experience one of their restaurants in the trendy shopping center called the Veranda. Meet the Longport Fish Company, a seafood eatery with globally inspired provisions, craft cocktails, and a great wine menu.

Above and below photo credits: Longport Fish Company

Above, the Mac and Cheese on the lower right (photo credit: Longport)

They have cocktails (alcohol and without alcohol), beer and a great wine list. Below is an interesting Hibiscus Ginger Sparkler we tried, but they also had a Grapefruit Rosemary Sparkler and one made with Lavender and Limeade.

The Ambiance

The vibe is very youthful with upbeat music and modern decor. Funky lanterns hang from the ceiling and there’s a combination of square wooden tables and booth-style seating. There are two open kitchen areas where you can watch the chefs at work. On the raw bar side, you can see the fresh lobster and oysters on-ice.

The Food

Seafood is mostly the order of the day here and they’re known for their fabulous seafood combo towers (think: lobster, oysters, shrimp, ceviche). That said, they also offer a wide variety of other choices, such as salads (Concord Louie, Harvest Salad, Cobb and Caesar), as well as fun appetizers to share (Baked Oysters, Fried Calamari, Organic Chicken Wings, Corn Bread, Brussels Sprouts, Cast Iron Mac and Cheese and more), and sandwiches as well. They offer a full raw bar (shrimp, oyster and uni shooters, etc) and fresh lobster. Yum!

We had to try their Lil Yachty, which is the smaller of the two Seafood Towers. It came with 12 oysters, 6 Shrimp, Ceviche and a Half Maine Lobster. Lobster lovers will also appreciate their Lobster Thermidor which is made with Lobster cream, Gruyere, Parmesan, and Bread Crumbs served with white wine roasted mushrooms.

Fresh Oysters that were part of the Lil Yachyt Option at Longport

There are also several fish options, such as Spanish Style Shrimp Skewers (wood grilled), Blackened Wild Local Rock Cod with Broccolini and Roast Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Seared Salmon with White Beans, Radicchio and Winter Square, Hazelnut Crusted Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and Broccolini and your standard Fish & Chips option as well (great if you have kids in tow).

Above and below, the Seared Salmon

If you are indeed traveling with kids, their sandwiches, Dry Aged Smash Burgers, Tacos and Chicken Wings all make great choices.

Above, the Chicken Wings and below, one of their sandwich options fresh off the grill

If Brussels Sprouts are on the menu, 99% of the time, Anthony will order them, so we tried their version. Here, they make them with a Thai Vinaigrette, Peanuts and Herbs — the sauce had a tangy sweet taste. Rest assured, we polished them off.

The Crispy Brussels Sprouts at Longport Fish Co

If fish isn’t your thing, then go for the Prime Rib, Wood Grilled Berkshire Pork Shop or the Pork Belly and Shrimp Fried Rice. Vegetarians can opt for their Garlic Noodles with Butter, Nori and Green Onions, any of their salads or side veggies (Sauteed Spinach, Broccolini, Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Jasmine Rice).

For dessert, they offered Brownies with Gelato, Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Gelato, Warm Olive Oil Cake with Citrus Marmalade and Peach Liqueur Whipped Cream and Tiramisu with Coconut Cream. Delish, right? We shared the Olive Oil Cake and the Tiramisu – perfect with a French Press Coffee.

Above, the Tiramisu with Coconut Cream

Above, the Warm Olive Oil Cake

Longport also does catering and can host events on-site as well, such as birthday and anniversary parties, corporate events, graduation celebrations and more. For more information about the restaurant and to take a look at their vibe and menu, visit their website.

As we mentioned, it’s located in the Veranda, which is a newly reimagined mixed-use retail center with open air shopping and dining, gourmet grocer, a luxury movie theatre and other contemporary experiences.

In addition to the luxe cinema, they have shopping, a Dave & Busters, Barnes & Noble, and the Red Door Escape Room. There are also murals which change periodically as well. Below is one of the wall murals that was on display when we were there in February.

If you’re local to the Bay Area or not, but like their vibe, connect with the Veranda, Concord Tourism and Longport on social media.

  • @ShoptheVeranda
  • @LongportFC
  • @VisitConcordCA


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