Ahoy matey! Dive in to any of Haute Living’s picks for the Top 5 Seafood Restaurants in Los Angeles should you wish for an edible extravaganza worthy of anything you’d find on the seven seas.
What better place to indulge your seafood craving than the Michelin-starred fine dining establishment of Providence? Michael Cimarusti keeps things fresh with local delicacies like Santa Barbara sea urchin and Santa Barbara spot prawns, while still managing to focus on international sea fare like Japanese Kampachi and Norwegian cod. Regardless of what you eat, you'll leave a happy customer at this stunning gourmet establishment.
2 Water Grill
Before its recent $1.5 million renovation, downtown LA's Water Grill was synonymous with fresh and fabulous seafood. It has still retained that same sensibility, albeit in a updated, modernized, far more aesthetically pleasing setting. The raw bar is a revelation with at least 10 different types of oysters and the Wild Fijian Ono is a must-try.
Javier's has long been known as one of the gems of Newport Beach. Located in the tony Crystal Cove area of Newport Beach, it is a seafood eatery with a Mexican twist. a seafood restaurant with a Mexican twist. The restaurant features 100% white Mexican prawns, Dungeness crab, and Maine lobster. Make sure to try one (or all) of its five different Ceviche dishes.
4 Son of a Gun
Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo may be focusing on their newest project, a collaboration with LudoBites' Ludo Lefebvre, but they're infamous for their meat-ery Animal and their restaurant of delights from the sea, Son of a Gun. The menu of local products and farmer's market fare changes frequently, but is consistently amazing across the board. Make sure to try the lobster bisque with creme fraiche, the lobster roll with lemon aioli and celery and the baked cod with a brioche crust, peas, tendrils and nage.Menu Must-Haves: Lobster Roll (with celery and a light lemon aioli); Cured Salmon Collars (with yakitori, and pink peppercorn); Shrimp Toast Sandwich (Siracha mayo, smoked Steelhead roe with a dollop of maple cream on pumpernickel).
5 The Hungry Cat
When Suzanne Goin does something, she does it right. The celebrated chef behind Tavern, A.O.C. and The Larder caters to seafood lovers with her gorgeous Santa Monica eatery The Hungry Cat. The menu is a revelation, including everything from oysters to caviar to a full raw bar. Definitely make sure to order the Alaskan King Crab Legs with spicy blood orange butter should you seek a rare and unique culinary treat.