If you’ve never been to The Osprey in charming Baldwin Park you’re missing out on a real treat. Having cemented it’s home about seven years ago in the downtown area, The Osprey is at its core a seafood dining experience. There are, however, items on The Osprey’s menu that cater to those non-seafood lovers: Salads, wings, and ribeye to name just a few.
Once you’ve found a place to park and make your way inside the restaurant–known as modern coastal cuisine, and owned by the same owners as Seito Sushi directly across the street–you’ll find a refined yet welcoming interior. The space is actually quite large, with two of the centerpieces being a large bar in the center of it all and an open-concept kitchen toward the back.
On this visit, immediately after being seated in a comfy booth we and our dining companion ordered a couple of appetizers for the table — delicious Shrimp Cocktail and Crispy Cauliflower.
There’re a total of five shrimp with this dish but they are very ample in size and totally fresh and tasty. And the cauliflower is drool-worthy…with the perfect amount of spice to complement the vegetable.
Entering on in to the main dishes–which are located on the “Entree” section of The Osprey’s menu–our dining companion ordered the Caesar Salad as their meal…and a meal it was. This thing was huge! So big, in fact, the table sorta shared it together throughout the evening. Now mind you — this was also after being paired with that shrimp cocktail we featured earlier on.