Although Yard House may be most known for its seemingly endless row of beer taps and tall beer glasses, Devin and I often go there just for the food. I enjoy ordering their sushi cakes, while Devin likes their burgers, especially the fries that accompany each burger. This is from a visit to the restaurant in July 2008.
I frequently order the Spicy Tuna Roll from the appetizer menu when visiting Yard House. Instead of a cut roll, the Spicy Tuna Roll from Yard House comes as a sushi cake, piling seared rare ahi, avocado, edamame, cucumber, wasabi soy sauce, carrots, sprouts, and red cabbage in layers. I used to get the California Roll (made in the same layer cake fashion) but I definitely prefer this spicy tuna rather than the cooked crab of the California Roll. The sirachi not only adds heat, but I love the spices this chili sauce lends to a dish. The one thing this Spicy Tuna Roll leaves wanting is rice.
Although Devin ordered his Avocado and Swiss burger medium, it came as medium well with the edges slightly over-charred. The burger came with avocado, lettuce, tomato, red onion, melted swiss cheese, and roasted garlic aioli sauce on a potato bun with a pickle on the side. The very skinny fries are tenderly cooked and appear to have a very light batter coating which leaves Devin to describe them as "juicy" and thus Yard House is one of Devin's favorite places to order french fries.
1875 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627