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The Best Seafood Restaurants in Los Angeles

From the glamorous Hollywood Hills to the down-to-earth food trucks, Los Angeles offers globally-diverse flavors, acclaimed restaurants and a population that demands creative cuisine. This coastal Southern California city excels when it comes to fresh fish. The best seafood in Los Angeles delivers a menu of classic and fusion favorites. But where are the smartest, savviest L.A. consumers headed out to when they're searching for the best seafood in Los Angeles? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. We've gathered data from in-the-know diners to find out the best seafood restaurants in LA, from beach-side seafood shacks to upscale restaurants downtown. Grab a table and grab a seafood meal in the City of Angels tonight!

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13 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Connie and Ted's, Rappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLA, Providence
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Seafood
Neighborhoods:West Hollywood, Downtown, Hollywood
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Connie and Ted's

$$$$
Seafood
West Hollywood
4.6
3795 reviews
Connie and Ted's brings a classic New England fish house/oyster shack atmosphere to the West Coast. This local favorite off of Santa Monica Boulevard is an L.A. favorite for its charming wood interior dining room and open kitchen style. The menu is also a mixture of classic and modern. Go for the "Wicked Good Chowda" in either New England, Manhattan or Rhode Island clear styles to start the meal. Appetizers also feature deviled oysters, fried calamari, and house-smoked fish dip. Chef's specialties include some New England classics. A New England boiled dinner comes with mussels, steamers, clams, linguica, potatoes, and corn on the cob.

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Rappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLA

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown
4.5
485 reviews
The Los Angeles site of this acclaimed national chain delivers classic Chesapeake Bay tastes and styles to the heart of the City of Angels. This lively restaurant in the hip Warehouse District of Los Angeles is a fun, engaging spot for dinner. It's also got some of the best seafood in Los Angeles. Try one of the large seafood towers, with a selection of oysters, bay scallops, clams, peel-and-eat shrimp, tuna tartare, and lobster salad. Rappahannock also features hamachi with bruleed grapefruit, shiso, and serrano. There is also citrus-cured salmon with basil, tarragon, and radish.

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Providence

$$$$
Seafood
Hollywood
4.9
3892 reviews
Providence is a longtime L.A. favorite that features some of the best seafood in Los Angeles. The Melrose Avenue restaurant also boasts one of the city's most colorful interiors, with a bright and welcoming scheme and sleek bar area. The made-with-care seafood dishes offer a selection of worldly seafood. Try the California troll-caught king salmon with fava bean and asparagus, or black cod with artichoke and mint. Providence also boasts farm-raised caviar, uni egg with sea urchin, and Australian black winter truffles. Don't skimp on dessert, either. Providence features the "Ban This Dessert" with strawberries and pistachio.

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Capital Seafood Beverly Hills

$$$$
Seafood
Beverly Hills
4.6
253 reviews
Right off the famed L.A. road called La Cienega is the fabled Capital Seafood. This engaging restaurant features Hong Kong-style seafood dishes in a lively, modern atmosphere. Seafood favorites include Maine lobster with house special sauce and ginger scallion sauce and Alaskan king crab legs steamed with garlic and onion. Live shrimp come served steamed with soy dipping sauce, and the chef's special Chilean seabass is pan-seared with light soy sauce and scallions. The dessert menu is also a highlight. Diners can enjoy mango pudding, sweet taro with ginko nuts, or a baked almond souffle.

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Fishing With Dynamite

$$$$
Seafood
Manhattan Beach
4.8
2288 reviews
One of the coolest-named restaurants in the city also features some of the best seafood in Los Angeles. For those traveling to Manhattan Beach to see the sights or soak up the rays, Fishing With Dynamite is a prime choice for seafood dining. Oysters from Mexico, California, and Massachusetts are a must-get. The restaurant features a wide selection of oyster sauces, including mignonette, cocktail, ponzu, and pico de gallo. Try the grilled mahi-mahi for two or the steelhead trout with red beets and charred green onion. The "S.S. Minnow" platter includes oysters, clams, shrimp, mussels, and lobster.

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The Grill on the Alley - Beverly Hills

$$$$
Steak
Beverly Hills
4.9
1448 reviews
Movers and shakers in Los Angeles power this Beverly Hills institution. The Grill on the Alley mixes classic steakhouse atmosphere with California vibes and includes some of the best seafood in Los Angeles. Start with oysters on the half shell, tuna tartare, shrimp cocktail, or a jumbo lump crab cake with beurre blanc sauce. The Grill's special menu features grilled shrimp pomodoro with angel hair pasta, Lake Superior whitefish, pan-seared Atlantic salmon, and pan-fried Dover sole. Head in on Sundays for the Grill's traditional prime rib dinner special.

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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse - Century City

$$$$
Steakhouse
Century City
4.5
1068 reviews
The Los Angeles location of this nationally-celebrated restaurant chain delivers all of the classic vibes and recipes expected of a modern steakhouse. Del Frisco's features superb steaks, chops, wine, and some of the best seafood in Los Angeles. Diners trekking through Santa Monica Boulevard or going to see the 20th Century Fox studio should stop in for an excellent seafood meal. Try the "Shellfish Plateau" dinner with Alaskan king crab legs, jumbo shrimp, and king crab claws. The restaurant also features tuna tartare with avocado, sweet soy ponzu, and wonton crisps.

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C.O.D. Seafood & Raw Bar

$$$$
Seafood
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
4.5
609 reviews
The stylish vibe of C.O.D. matches its happening location along West Third Street. Diners can choose to eat in the more relaxed dining room or the lively upstairs lounge-bar and outdoor balcony. C.O.D boasts some of the best seafood in Los Angeles. Its fine raw bar boasts oysters from British Columbia and Washington state along with crab toast, Santa Barbara uni, and lobster rolls. Try some of the small plates. These include grilled octopus, seafood lettuce cups, and crispy calamari.

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The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

$$$$
Contemporary European
Beverly Hills
4.6
1073 reviews
The Belvedere provides one of the signature Los Angeles dining experiences. This fabled location in the acclaimed Peninsula hotel features both an elegant interior and a sun-kissed, colorful patio for dining. Grab a table to enjoy the sunshine and some of the best seafood in Los Angeles. The Mediterranean-Californian tastes on the menu include lobster paella with octopus, clams, mussels, and shrimp.

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The Palm Beverly Hills

$$$$
Steakhouse
Beverly Hills
4.4
1611 reviews
This upscale Beverly Hills location of the nationally-renowned steakhouse chain features impeccable service, excellent people-watching, and fine seafood dishes. The Palm has long been a hot spot for Hollywood royalty and Los Angeles A-listers. Visitors come for the elegant interiors and excellent cuisine. Appetizers include colossal lump crabmeat cocktail, lobster bisque, and bacon-wrapped sea scallops. Be sure to try one of the Palm's broiled jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters or jumbo lump crab cakes.

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Colibrí Pop-up at Los Balcones

$$$$
Peruvian
Hollywood
4.4
299 reviews
Unique seafood tastes of Peru come to the City of Angels in this local Los Angeles neighborhood favorite. It's an excellent spot for a one-of-a-kind dinner for any diners seeing the sights in the city Grab a table in the welcoming dining room with Peruvian decor and enjoy some of the best seafood in Los Angeles. Ceviches are a must-get at Los Balcones. Try the Mixto, with striped bass, shrimp, octopus, squid, and vegetables. Diners should also go for the poached Mediterranean sea bream with tomatoes, chives, and onions. Along with the meal, try the "Chicha Morada," a Peruvian beverage made from purple corn and spices.

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Esterel

$$$$
American
West Hollywood
3.9
434 reviews
Cattle & Claw is the place to go in Los Angeles for surf and turf. Located in the elegant Sofitel hotel, Cattle & Claw specializes in prime lobsters and top-notch burgers. Diners can combine both in the lobster beef burger, with a patty, lobster tail, brie, and lobster aioli. The menu also features a whole lobster poached with tarragon cream. There is also individual lobster paella with chorizo, chicken, shrimp, and saffron rice. For the vegetarians out there, Cattle & Claw also boasts a chickpea burger and a beyond burger on its menu. For a unique drink, try one of the restaurant's lobster Bloody Marys.

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Messhall Kitchen

$$$$
Californian
Los Feliz
4.7
1441 reviews
Right off of Los Feliz Boulevard, Messhall Kitchen features some of the best seafood in Los Angeles. Grab a seat outside or in the bright and lively dining room for a selection of prime seafood and excellent cocktails. Start with the Baja shrimp cocktail, with mezcal-poached shrimp, avocado, cilantro, and chips. The blackened catfish served with hush puppies, corn chowder, and mustard greens is one of the menu highlights. Diners should also go for the shrimp and grits, with tasso ham, leek, and chilis.

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