Sam’s by the Beach

Owner Sam Elias’s Syrian roots show in the parsley-intense tabbouleh and the hummus that’s silky with tahini. California is acknowledged in a special of avocado slices wrapped with fresh ocean trout, and the continents blend mellifluously in such dishes as butterfish with market veggies and citrus chunks. A phyllo bird’s nest topped with milk custard and set on a slick of rosewater syrup is one fine dessert.