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Oct 22, 2010 02:49 AM

Best mussels in LA?

I've had pretty good mussels at Blue Plate Oysters (mussels with Thai red curry sauce) and Panzanella's (Italian style) in Sherman Oaks. I've also heard Firefly in the valley has good mussels, but haven't personally tried them. Anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!

Blue Plate
1415 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

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  1. i always get the smoked mussels at santa monica seafood. numerous thai places (e.g., jitlada) have good steamed mussels in a garlic sauce. cafe stella in silver lake does some good french mussel dishes.

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    1. re: sushigirlie

      +1 for Jitlada's steamed mussels with lemon grass and mint leaves served with chili and garlic sauce.

      5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

    2. The Lazy Ox Canteen downtown has them w/homemade sriracha and french feta. They rock.

      Lazy Ox Canteen
      241 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

      1. Actually, across from Panzanella is La Frite which has very good mussels (location also in Woodland Hills, btw). Also, Le Petit Restaurant and Mistral in sherman oaks.

        1. Bouchon started my love affair with mussels, and nothing has come close. Morel's and Mr. Marcel's at Farmers Market / Grove are pretty good, and Le Petit Four on Sunset is great. Overall though Bouchon is by far the most amazing mussels I have ever had.

          Morels French Steakhouse
          189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036

          Le Petit Four
          8654 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

          Bouchon Bistro
          235 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

          1. tasty mussels late last night @ FOUNDRY
            beer, mustard, chorizo w/ creative bread offering
            and live jazz!