This harborside seafood grill looks onto container vessels sliding by. The menu offers fish, lobster, beef, and chicken…
It doesn’t get much more picturesque than the marina-adjacent fire pit tables atCast & Plow, the Ritz-Carlton’s new iteration of its hotel restaurant.
Neighborhood: Marina del Rey
The rustic charm of fried clam bellies and a loaded lobster roll have New England transplants (including chef Michael Cimarusti) feeling homesick.
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
The beloved seafood shack is miles from the ocean but smack in the middle of downtown’s seafood market district, which explains the huge selection. Catfish, prawns, salmon—it’s all good.
Manhattan Beach’s intimate and wryly named Fishing with Dynamite showcases David LeFevre’s expertise with seafood, honed during his years at Water Grill downtown.
Neighborhood: Manhattan Beach
The entertainment gurus at SBE have slapped some white paint on this former beachside sawdust joint, but Hyde Lounge this is not…
Neighborhood: Pacific Palisades
There it is, in a dark corner, the Galaxy 200, coin slot covered with tape. The 45s have grown dusty inside, nudged into obsolescence by a flashy CD jukebox that feeds on dollar bills just a few feet away…
Without a dedicated theater district, L.A. will likely never have a concentration of great after-show bars like those found along 44th or 46th streets in New York. But lodged under the southeast corner of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion…
At this brick warehouse with leather booths, dozens of ceiling fans, a hopping bar, and an SRO trellised patio…
Silver Lake residents demanded romantic streetside-patio seating, premium shellfish, and sparkling wine, and budding restaurateur Dustin Lancaster supplied it.
Neighborhood: Silver Lake
One of the earliest L.A. food movements of 2013 is the upscale, East Coast-style seafood shack. The first to showcase this trend is Jason Travi, who has been off our radar since his acclaimed stint at the now-shuttered Fraîche in Culver City.
Our loyalty belongs to Mel’s Fish Shack, which for decades has fried up such swimmers as catfish, sand dabs, and buffalo fish—a bony, old-time favorite.
Neighborhood: Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw
Why is it that we’re still amazed when a beachside spot acknowledges the presence of said beach?