From Our Editors
If the California cuisine and friendly service at ReMark's seem familiar, that's because they are. The Laguna Canyon Road establishment is Mark DePalma's newest venture, a reworked version of his previous restaurant named, you guessed it, Mark's.
Within ReMark's recently renovated interior, wide-rimmed white plates form modern frames around small portions of American cuisine intended for sharing. Colorful palettes develop in salads such as the caprese, whose bright green basil leaves blend with yellow tomatoes, rounds of fresh white cheese, pale avocados, and dots of dark balsamic that, when connected, spell out the directions to your fork. A brioche crostini floats delicately in an ocean of tomato basil soup, and crab cakes mingle with mixed greens, mango, avocado, and a jalapeño-cilantro tartar sauce. Prime short ribs linger atop a smooth mound of gorgonzola risotto, and diced filet mignon nestles into soft corn tortillas with tomatillo-lime salsa, sour cream, and a guacamole sauce. Meals conclude with desserts such as crème brûlée or flourless chocolate cake.