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looking for good seafood in Marina del rey or santa monica

CathieC Feb 8, 2008 07:09 AM

I'm looking for a place for dinner tonight in Marina Del Rey or Santa monica for decent seafood. Preferably a place with a view to watch the sunset. Actually, I wouldn't mind a place to have cocktails to watch the sunset and then dinner somewhere else.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I know I don't have much time. I have a friend in from out of town that wants seafood by the water.


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    flowergirl RE: CathieC Feb 8, 2008 07:11 AM

    I have had wonderful meals at The Lobster next to The Santa Monica Pier.

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      fdb RE: flowergirl Feb 8, 2008 07:31 AM

      Yes, killer view at The Lobster, too.

      Ocean Ave Seafood is a couple blocks up is you decide to have cocktails only at The Lobster.

    2. Servorg RE: CathieC Feb 8, 2008 07:22 AM

      If it's drinks to watch the sunset (and then food somewhere else) then you can't do better than Moonshadows or Gladstones on PCH. Gladstones is right where Sunset runs into PCH and Moonshadows is just a bit further north.

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        JE33 RE: CathieC Feb 8, 2008 09:47 AM

        Go to the Casa del Mar Hotel. Lounge is best place for drinks to watch the sunset. And Catch is also a decent seafood restaurant. No Water Grill, but certainly on par with The Lobster & Ocean Ave.

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          CathieC RE: JE33 Feb 8, 2008 10:13 AM

          That looks great! thank you

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            nosh RE: CathieC Feb 8, 2008 11:24 AM

            my feedback concerns some of the same places: the lobster: great view, big room, very high prices. ocean avenue seafood: solid place, near the shore but no real ocean view, better seafood, high but fair prices. hotels such as casa del mar or shutters or... huge prices, nice ambience, you charge that for parking? isn't it comped with a meal? the fresh fish special comes from south america or australia? does that price include a room for the night?

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          wli2184 RE: CathieC Feb 8, 2008 02:27 PM

          The Chart House on PCH is fantastic. Beautiful views too.

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            yogachik RE: CathieC Feb 8, 2008 03:20 PM

            Catch at Casa del Mar
            The Lobster

            1. Marina del Gail RE: CathieC Feb 9, 2008 02:00 PM

              Too late for dinner last night, but, in the future, for the MOST fantastic view of the ocean and good food, try The Penthouse, which is on the rooftop of the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica. I've eaten there twice, and it's delicious.

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                irie eyes RE: CathieC Feb 11, 2008 10:52 AM

                My favorite is Enterprise Fish Co. off Main Street in Santa Monica.
                Great food, ambiance and not too expensive.

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                  Galadriel RE: CathieC Feb 11, 2008 12:58 PM

                  Ocean Avenue Seafood; pricey but yum. Great too for drinks and chatting over their appetizers (oysters, shrimp, calamari.)

                  very good food and greta at sunset

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