5 Haute Seafood Spots To Cool Off In this Summer In Los Angeles

Nothing sounds more cooling and refreshing during the summer than some delicious seafood. Here, we’re sharing five haute seafood spots in LA to add to your summer bucket list.


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High-quality seafood, a dreamy garden setting, beachy vibes, a full raw bar, and live nightly music make Herringbone in Santa Monica a go-to spot for dining during the summer. Angelenos go crazy for the restaurant’s East & West Coast oysters, whole fish ceviche, big eye tuna carpaccio, whole roasted Branzino, and tuna poke.

Mastro’s Ocean Club

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The view at Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu just can’t be beat. If you want to enjoy seafood seaside, then clear your schedule to make the drive up PCH to enjoy popular plates like lobster mashed potatoes or an elaborate seafood tower. Then cap the occasion with their infamous warm butter cake. You won’t regret it.

The Hungry Cat

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© Andrew Stuart

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There’s a reason The Hungry Cat is a favorite for seafood-loving locals. The food is esquite and the vibe is cool and minimalist. Drop by their Hollywood location on a hot summer day to cool off with oysters, marinated mussels, snow crab legs, Maine lobster, or Santa Barbara urchin from the raw bar. Then wash it all down with a glass of wine or a cocktail.

Connie & Ted’s

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Connie & Ted’s is known and loved for their signature lobster rolls. You can order it hot or cold and it comes served with a side of fries or slaw. Everything is made in-house (minus the ketchup) including the the mini lobster rolls and oyster crackers. Whatever you order, finish with a Blondie for dessert, which is made with caramelized chocolate, vanilla ice cream, and caramel sauce.


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Avra is one of the hottest new restaurants in town. The high-end Greek eatery’s menu has a strong focus on fresh seafood flown in daily from Europe. Just like the NYC original, the Beverly Hills restaurant also boasts a seafood display from which diners can select the fish they want to eat.