Typically the seafood at The Strand is wild caught, except for the salmon, and the beef in the burgers is 100% grass fed. All of the greens are organic and the remainder of the produce is predominantly sourced from local small farms practicing organic growing methods. Almost everything is house made except for some of the condiments, the fries, and bread. The Strand places a big priority on local sourcing. Ask for more specifics.
The Strand serves New American cuisine including a Burger, Chicken Sandwich, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Steak Frites, and Fish and Chips. The dinner entrees typically consist of a few seafood dishes in addition to chicken and pork as well. You’ll also find a nice assortment of appetizers, salads, bubbles, craft beer, and wine to round out the menu. The menu changes often, based on the season and availability of ingredients.
What I Ordered
I’ve sampled several dishes at The Strand over recent years and I’ve never been disappointed. The Burger is always good but for this review, I’ve chosen the Fish & Chips and the Pork & Clams Alentajo. Depending on availability, cod is typically the fish of choice in the Fish & Chips entree. The batter was nicely seasoned and fried with just the right amount of crunch while the fish itself was flaky and tender. There’s no skimping on the size of the fish at The Strand and yes sometimes I splurge even more and get the fries, which are worth cheating for. Unfortunately, the Pork & Clam dish was a bit on the salty side and the pork was more chewy than tender.
The Strand is a nice little corner restaurant in the ever-popular Mills District near downtown. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable with a neighborhood feel.
Although only rated a 1 on the clean scale, The Strand does a good job of sourcing locally and serves fantastic American dishes with a home cooked flair.