Month: April 2018

River Jetty Restaurant Group adds CdM location

When someone asks me for a recommendation on a good steak restaurant in Newport Beach, my answer is usually the same every time: A Restaurant.

I’ve dined at A Restaurant several times and absolutely love their steaks– which is saying a lot from someone who prefers salmon over ribeye.

“Over the las few years, we have formed an identitiyof a steak house– steaks are 50 percent of our sales,” A restaurant perner Jordan Otterbein told me recently. “That’s what really defined what we are here.”

Otterbein and his business partner McG are working on a new definition for their latest venture under their company umbrella, RIver Jetty Restaurant Group: An American Dining concept called CdM that is scheduled to open in late summer on Coast Highway where the old Crow Bar and Kitchen used to be.

Read the rest of the article at Newport Beach Indy

Chef Jon Blackford Dishes On Upcoming CdM Restaurant

Six years after we interviewed Chef Jon Blackford of A Restaurant, we found ourselves back in the plush dining room for a conversation with chef. And while we spent a good portion of our interview exchanging dining experiences, our main reason for meeting was to discuss his upcoming concept, CdM. Occupying a former gastropub in Corona del Mar, our concern was whether it would be able to distinguish itself from other eateries along Pacific Coast Highway. Blackford gladly explained what we should expect from his next project.

Read the rest of the article at OC Weekly