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Lost at Sea - Perm Closed

4.4
4.4
344 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Lost at Sea is a seafood restaurant in Old Town Pasadena started by two guys from neighboring Pasadena towns (Tim Carey from Arcadia and Santos Uy from La Canada). We feature cuisine heavily influenced by Southern California ingredients and cultures, with a keen focus on French technique. The wines are small production, and naturally produced by artisans. They hail from all over the globe from traditional regions from France, Spain, and Italy to more esoteric countries such as Croatia, Georgia, and Hungary. We also carry a selection of local craft beers.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, French, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday-Sunday 5:30-10pm
    Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-2pm
    We do not take reservations for lunch. Walk-in only.

  • Phone number

    (626) 385-7644

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tim Carey

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Cross street

    Raymond

  • Parking details

    Parking lots are located on Raymond Street just North of Holly. There is also street parking, other lots in the vicinity, and valet on the southwest corner of Raymond and Holly.

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Wine

Menu

Main

  • Capital Oysters (W.A.)$18.00

    pear habanero relish

    • Bread & Butter$5.00

      sourdough baguette, Lescure Beurre Charentes-Poitou

      • Crudité$8.00

        market vegetables, smoked albacore tonnato

        • Puffed Rice$12.00

          oyster tarragon emulsion, peas, fines herbes

          • Leek & Potato Velouté$12.00

            lobster broth, fresno chile

            • Crostino$13.00

              morcilla, octopus, almond romesco

              • Prawn Ceviche$18.00

                carrot aguachile, lime, cilantro

                • Smelt$12.00

                  labne, chile mulato, lime

                  • César Salad$11.00

                    romaine hearts, marinated anchovy, crouton

                    • Citrus & Fennel Salad$13.00

                      grapefruit, cara cara, blood orange, quinoa, greens, pistachio

                      • Octopus$19.00

                        mole, strawberry, sesame tuile

                        • Shishito Peppers$12.00

                          bottarga, sesame, epazote, lime

                          • Agnolotti$26.00

                            spanner crab, carrot, guajillo, lime, lobster broth

                            • Icelandic Ocean Trout$32.00

                              sunchoke, apple, pear, heart of palm, mole verde

                              • Butterfish$32.00

                                pea, fava, fingerling potato, quelite, tarragon fumet, duck prosciutto

                                • Flat Iron$29.00

                                  sugar snap, pea tendril, carrot, chipotle, mushroom, coffee

                                  • Lobster$42.00

                                    butter poached, spring garlic, ramp, sweet potato, fresno chile, parsley, soubise

                                    Beer

                                    • Apple Cider, Anthem, Salem, OR$5.00

                                      • Mama's Little Yella Pils, Oskar Blues, Colorado$5.00

                                        • Spezial Pils, AleSmith, San Diego, CA$5.00

                                          • IPA, Stone, Escondido, CA$6.00

                                            • Golden Ale, Duvel, Belgium$9.00

                                              • Amber, Eel River Brewing Co., Scotia, CA$6.00

                                                Sherry

                                                • E Hidalgo, Fino Seco, Jerez, Spain$9.00

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                                                  What 344 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                  4.4
                                                  4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                  • 4.5Food
                                                  • 4.5Service
                                                  • 4.1Ambience
                                                  • 4Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                  1. ST

                                                    SamT

                                                    San Diego

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on August 18, 2018

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Overall, pretty good. Great oysters and appetizers. They also have house wine by the carafe, which we really appreciated. The entrees were ok, but nothing special. We got the market fish, which was well cooked, but kind of boring, and the scallop gnocchi, which was quite bland. The scallops were also not seared at all, so they were pretty plain. It’s cool that they have the option of a prix fixe menu, which my boyfriend ordered. This came with a dessert, which was pretty yummy. One thing to be aware of is that they were out of a lot of things, even though they have a tiny menu. It was 8 pm on a Friday, so this was pretty odd. Overall, would come back, but would probably just get wine and apps.

                                                  2. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on August 18, 2018

                                                    overall1food3service2ambience4

                                                    Loved this place up until tonight but, damn, did they ever end things sad 😒

                                                  3. J

                                                    Jenni

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on August 18, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This restaurant is absolutely amazing!! The food, the ambiance, and the service are just perfect! Can't believe this place is closing out. so sad. Glad to made it on their last day!

                                                  4. JC

                                                    JimC

                                                    San Diego

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on August 11, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    The food was delicious. The best I had in sometime. Service was good but the place was not crowded. Nice casual environment for laid back Angelinos. A bit expensive but I would pay again for the quality of the food.

                                                  5. s

                                                    srm1

                                                    New York Area

                                                    49 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    49 reviews

                                                    Dined on August 10, 2018

                                                    overall3food2service2ambience2

                                                    Dissapointed with food and service. We went at 7:30 during a weeknight and the place was totally empty except for two couples. The waiter was not well-informed about the dishes and was not very attentive. He never came to ask how our food was or whether we needed anything else. He appeared very interested in dealing with other couples , filling their waters , joking with them and spending a fair amount of time chatting with them. The oysters were disappointing a little too fishy...there was no horseradish to mask this. The charred octopus with mole was very good but the waiter did not ask whether the tuile was gluten free even after we asked him to inquire. The gnocchi with scallops was bland. The swordfish was good but the veggies that accompanied it were not stellar- not enough to justify the $28 price. The panna cotta was probably the best part of the meal.

                                                  6. S

                                                    Spindoctor1

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    Dined on August 1, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    One of the best meals in Pasadena ! Such a gem. The quality of ingredients is top notch and the chef Tim elevated them with the effortless ease of a master chef. Such an unbelievable treasure in Pasadena!

                                                  7. G

                                                    George

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    1.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on July 23, 2018

                                                    overall1food5service1ambience1

                                                    We have gone to Lost at Sea on a couple occasions in the past and enjoyed the food very much. This was my girl friend's birthday and her special request was that we eat there. I booked the reservation for 7:10 on last Sunday evening. We arrived to find the door locked and no one in the restaurant. Looking through the window, we saw the tables set and everything apparently ready for service, but no one there. I called the restaurant's phone number and no one answered. There was no sign on the door or other indication of what was going on. We waited 15 minutes outside, then walked over to another restaurant where we had dinner. When done, we walked back past Lost at Sea. It was still closed with no sign on the door. Needless to say, we were extremely disappointed. Looking today at their web site, it appears that they are no longer open on Sundays. It says "Open every /Tuesday-Saturday for dinner". Why then did Open Table accept our reservation for 7/22, a Sunday.

                                                  8. AK

                                                    AnnaK

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on July 22, 2018

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                    I liked the venue a lot and the menu they have. The disappointing thing was that they ran out of 2 dishes from 4 we wanted to order. Those two are rated very high in Lost at Sea's reviews and it should be very obvious from procurement stand point that they are in demand. That is why I marked a lower overall rating. Food is great. If you are foodie, this is the right spot for you.

                                                  9. F

                                                    Foodie100

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    2.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on July 22, 2018

                                                    overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                    This is our second time here, our first experience was great. Today was a super hard miss for them. It took 28 minutes to get my appetizer, a Caesar salad. We were at the restaurant for just shy of an hour by the time my “prawn” gnocchi arrived. They were out of 2 things on the menus, normally acceptable under most circumstances but their menu is so small that the one item missing on the entree section accounts for 20% of the selection. The excuse was they had a busier then expected Friday, well today is a Saturday call your monger and get more product you had a whole day! My server; some guy, was just disgruntled to borderline rude, the other server that came by time to time a lovely lady who served us last time was the saving grace of the evening. My fiancées salmon was over cooked, according to him. I’m a chef myself and honestly I hate bashing on restaurants because I know what a negative review, but I know this place is better then they were tonight. I’ll update this review the next time we come. Please please let it be the positive experience we had the last time.

                                                  10. k

                                                    kateb

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined on July 21, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Love anchovies!

                                                  11. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on July 9, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Really great experience.

                                                  12. N

                                                    Nobumasa

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    32 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    32 reviews

                                                    Dined on July 8, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great and tasty food with creative cooking. We enjoyed every dishes. Service attendance was very courteous and helpful.

                                                  13. GW

                                                    GingerW

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on July 7, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    We had a party of 6 and shared different plates. Everything dish we ordered was fabulous -- the oysters were great, the Burrata & peaches were amazing and the gnocchi was tasty as well.

                                                  14. GB

                                                    GeorgeB

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on July 6, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Outstanding food. Delicate, delicious, fresh and creative.

                                                  15. w

                                                    weileycoyote

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on June 27, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We loved all our dishes. Coffee was amazing.

                                                  16. a

                                                    amyknife

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on June 22, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great place in Pasadena to eat. They have something for everyone. Friendly and knowledgeable. Good wine and beer list.

                                                  17. J

                                                    Jill

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on June 16, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Service and food was excellent!

                                                  18. AM

                                                    AndiM

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    Dined on June 11, 2018

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    Great food, but limited menu. Need to serve bread. Very nice people and great service.

                                                  19. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on June 7, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We never expected to find this gem in pasadena . Wow ...

                                                  20. JH

                                                    JaneH

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on June 3, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food. Lovely chill vibe. Would go back again.

                                                  21. F

                                                    Faceoola

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    51 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    51 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 30, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The service was excellent the food was amazing. And every part of our experience was exceptional. Thank you

                                                  22. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 27, 2018

                                                    overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                    Our food choices for dinner with appetizers were mostly tasty. And the potatoes that came with the flat iron steak were outrageously yummy. For our party the big drawback was the very limited menu choices

                                                  23. SR

                                                    SRPorath

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 26, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food was fabulously tasty, creative and fresh. The service was efficient and friendly. We had an opportunity to meet the chef after we asked about the source of the fresh seafood in our dishes.

                                                  24. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 20, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    The sandwiches are spectacular -- the tuna was fresh and tasty. The dinner fishes are all meticulously hand crafted and noteworthy.

                                                  25. SG

                                                    SGVDiner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    34 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    34 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 20, 2018

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    It's our first visit and we're happily surprised by the quality of our entrees. The roast chicken was juicy and flavorful. The barramundi was soft and delicious. The only disappointment was the ice cream sandwich dessert which didn't quite work. We'll return again.

                                                  26. GC

                                                    GirlyCanuck

                                                    Orange County

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great restaurant. Food was so delicious! Our server was great. Price was right. Will definitely be back!

                                                  27. F

                                                    Food4thought

                                                    Phoenix

                                                    71 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    71 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2018

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                    We had a great dinner at Lost at Sea. Not a huge selection, but everything we chose was delicious. Wait staff were attentive and helpful. I'll be back!

                                                  28. QC

                                                    QuinnC

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Tim Carey is the best. Period.

                                                  29. CS

                                                    ChristianS

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 27, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Service was great and food was excellent. We tried most of the small menu and loom forward to trying other items next time.

                                                  30. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Orange County

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 22, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Loved it. Highly recommended

                                                  31. D

                                                    Donandleslie

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 22, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Melissa our server is always so pleasant and just a joy to see! The atmosphere and service are above the five stars.. make reservations!

                                                  32. LM

                                                    LydiaMak

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 22, 2018

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    It's a fun restaurant to hang out and catch up with friends. Food is good with not too much of selection, but the menu changes seasonally and give you good choices of seafood and meat.

                                                  33. KC

                                                    KenC

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 22, 2018

                                                    overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                    I thought the food was very good and we had ordered several appetizers and salads before our entrees came. At a little over an hour and a half into our meal we were asked to “hurry it up” due to another pending reservation. In all my years of dining in restaurants around the world I have never been asked to hurry it up. I was embarrassed as I was on a first date and did not want to make an issue of it. If I had know this was their policy I would never have chosen this restaurant.

                                                  34. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Orange County

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 21, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent restaurant and chef owner.

                                                  35. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 20, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great! It all begins with the decor and feel of the place. Love that there isn’t loud music! Friendly. Food was perfect!

                                                  36. e

                                                    eatoutalot

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    36 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    36 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 15, 2018

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                    The food was excellent, very good quality, great presentation. The service was very good and our server was very attentive. My husband's pork chop was the best he had ever had, and he has had some really good ones. The menu is limited, but there were choices for everyone. We shared the salad and the desserts.

                                                  37. F

                                                    Frank

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    241 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    241 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 15, 2018

                                                    overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                    The steak with fries and the barramundi with the turnips were excellent. We enjoyed the shrimp ceviche as well. The fries did not arrive as the same time as the steak and the restaurant offered a complementary dessert. We would go back and strongly recommend the restaurant

                                                  38. GM

                                                    GMGM

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 15, 2018

                                                    overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                    Menu isn’t as creative as before plus we had to wait exceptionally long for our meal. The waitress was very nice to apologize but absence of bread and other details made the long wait time feel even longer.

                                                  39. Y

                                                    Ycwbwyh

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 15, 2018

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                    The food quality was not as good as it used to be. The portion became so much smaller. Disappointed.

                                                  40. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Palm Springs

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 14, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    Lost at Sea was delicious!

                                                  FAQs

                                                  Lost at Sea - Perm Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 344 OpenTable diners

                                                  Permanently Closed

                                                  This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                  • Cross street

                                                    Raymond

                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                    Pasadena

                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                    Tuesday-Sunday 5:30-10pm
                                                    Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-2pm
                                                    We do not take reservations for lunch. Walk-in only.

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Seafood, French, Californian

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                  • Dress code

                                                    Smart Casual

                                                  • Parking details

                                                    Parking lots are located on Raymond Street just North of Holly. There is also street parking, other lots in the vicinity, and valet on the southwest corner of Raymond and Holly.

                                                  • Payment options

                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Executive chef

                                                    Tim Carey

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Beer, Corkage Fee, Wine

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