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Seafood restaurant for SD foodie......

globocity Oct 16, 2010 10:51 AM

Hello LA Chowers,

My fiance and I will be in LA next Sat night and would like to have dinner in your fine city. We both love seafood but want something other than sushi.

We will most likely stay in Santa Monica but are willing to hit up somewhere downtown or Hollywood area to explore. Though both Southern CA natives, we don't know much about LA's restaurant scene so definitely appreciate your help.

Cheers.

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  1. wienermobile RE: globocity Oct 16, 2010 10:58 AM

    Blue Plate Oysterette in Santa Monica. Very casual, they don't take reservations but very good.
    http://blueplatesantamonica.com/bpo/h...

    1. Beach Chick RE: globocity Oct 16, 2010 11:27 AM

      For a Sunday lunch with a drive up the PCH to Malibu, I love Neptune's Net for the sheer dive factor and decent seafood..

      www.neptunesnet.com

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        TNT Adventures RE: globocity Oct 16, 2010 12:34 PM

        Depending on your budget and what kind of ambiance you are looking for. Providence might fit what you are looking for.

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        Providence
        5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

        1. ipsedixit RE: globocity Oct 16, 2010 01:13 PM

          Water Grill in downtown LA

          Hungry Cat in Hollywood

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          The Hungry Cat
          1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

          Water Grill
          544 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90071

          1. honkman RE: globocity Oct 16, 2010 01:35 PM

            Providence, Hungry Cat and Water Grill. All three have different ambience, costs

            1. globocity RE: globocity Oct 16, 2010 03:12 PM

              Many thanks for all of the responses. We are very interested in The Hungry Cat. I've got my eye on the diver scallops and halibut.

              Cheers.

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              The Hungry Cat
              1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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                honkman RE: globocity Oct 16, 2010 03:32 PM

                The Hungry Cat menu changes very often (nearly daily) and so there is no guarantee that something which is now on the menu will be there next weekend. Also if you like not to be rushed tell their server that you want to have a slow pace. Hungry Cat tends to try to turn their tables rather fast.

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                  ipsedixit RE: honkman Oct 16, 2010 03:34 PM

                  Ah, but the Pug Burger (with a fried egg) is always ever present. Well worth a detour from the seafood itinerary ... if the OP is so inclined.

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                sushigirlie RE: globocity Oct 16, 2010 03:38 PM

                Water Grill

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                Water Grill
                544 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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                  mc michael RE: globocity Oct 16, 2010 03:54 PM

                  You might like Orris in West LA.

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                  Orris
                  2006 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

                  1. carln RE: globocity Oct 19, 2010 09:18 AM

                    Providence. I dont think any of the other places compare.

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                      samtron608 RE: globocity Oct 19, 2010 10:04 AM

                      best seafood....Providence by a mile.... if you are looking for a more casual place, then hungry cat will suffice. but if you are looking for the best meal...go to providence.

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