Seafood

Providence LA

5955 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90038

323-460-4170

Donato Poto runs the Michelin two-star dining room, its walls the color of damp sand, while the kitchen walls can barely contain chef Michael Cimarusti’s passion for fish.

Website: http://providencela.com

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Salt Air

1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90291

310-396-9333

Abbot Kinney’s former Capri space was long overdue for a turnover, and David Reiss—of success stories like A-Frame and Littlefork—is the one who made it happen.

Website: http://wwww.saltairvenice.com

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Santa Monica Seafood

1000 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90401

(310) 393-5244

Santa Monica Seafood is an official partner of Seafood for the Future, the Aquarium of the Pacific’s sustainability program.

Website: http://smseafood.com

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Son Of A Gun

8370 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90048

323-782-9033

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo’s second restaurant delivers a certain type of sun-drenched seashore nostalgia.

Website: http://www.sonofagunrestaurant.com/

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Stevens Steak and Seafood House

5332 Stevens Pl., Los Angeles, CA, 90040

323-723-9856

El Floridita is a bit too small, and the scene at the Sportsmen’s Lodge too competitive. For a night of salsa, we head to Stevens Steak and Seafood House. Salsa lives unfettered here. Imbued with a low-key elegance, the 1960s landmark inhabits an elbow formed by the 710 and I-5 interchange…

Website: http://www.stevenssteakhouse.com/

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The Galley

2442 Main St., Los Angeles, CA, 90405

310-452-1934

Colored Christmas lights and fishing nets hang from the ceiling, and memorabilia from Mutiny on the Bounty…

Website: http://thegalleyrestaurant.net

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The Hungry Cat

1535 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA, 90028

323-462-2155

David Lentz grew up sailing the Chesapeake, and his cooking has an unstudied exactitude that comes from dealing with impeccable seafood.

Website: http://thehungrycat.com

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The Lobster

1602 Ocean Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-458-9294

Santa Monica has precious few restaurants with ocean views. The Lobster, cantilevered over the sand, is one of them…

Website: http://thelobster.com

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Water Grill

544 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90071

(213) 891-0900

The tablecloths are gone, beer comes by the pitcher, and nautical bric-a-brac adorns the walls at the completely revamped Water Grill…

Website: http://www.watergrill.com/santamonica/

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Water Grill

1401 Ocean Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-394-5669

This is one of the best formal fish houses on the Westside…

Website: http://oceanave.com

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Water Grill

544 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90071

213-891-0900

The seafood platter with a lip of iced Wellfleets, the aproned garçon pouring sauvignon blanc.

Website: http://watergrill.com

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