6 Standout Seafood Dishes From Top LA Restaurants

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One of the bests perks of living in Southern California is its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Besides the famous sand and surf, the seafood is truly some of the best in the world. 

And whether you’re in a neighbourhood close to the beach or not, Los Angeles is rich in seafood options, both locally and from all over the globe. From a killer lobster roll to a bomb Branzino, check out six standout seafood dishes found at some of LA’s top restaurants. 

Seared Scallops at The Palm Downtown

One of the most iconic restaurants of all time, The Palm is much more than a place for a meal, it’s an experience. With the first location opening in New York City way back in 1926, The Palm has become synonymous with fine dining and famous for its top notch lobster and steak (and signature colorful caricatures in the walls). But beyond the traditional surf and turf, The Palm’s menu is stacked with some stellar seafood selections. Right now there is even a number of seafood specials during Lent, our favorite of which is the Seared Scallops severed with Pearl Couscous.

The Palm Downtown
1100 Flower Street, Los Angeles


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Chilean Sea Bass Souvlaki at Avra Beverly Hills

Avra Beverly Hills
233 North Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills

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Connecticut Lobster Roll at Salt & Pearl

Salt & Pearl is the South Bay’s newest and freshest seafood dining experience, located in the heart of Riviera Village in Redondo Beach. Helmed by local entrepreneurs, Mickey Mance and Justin Essman, the spot opened in January with a menu that celebrates diversity and flavor, meticulously crafted to appease a wide array of palates and dietary needs. Among the culinary delights is a Connecticut Lobster Roll, a luxurious concoction of succulent lobster lavishly coated in infused hot butter and nestled within a soft, toasted brioche bun, all crowned with a sprinkle of fresh chives.

Salt & Pearl
1719 South Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach

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Herb Roasted Branzino at Mastro’s

Mastro’s may be renowned for its steaks, but its supreme seafood dishes are not to be slept on. With locations in Beverly Hills and DTLA, be sure to try out the Herb Roasted Branzino, a standout dish on a special menu during Lent.

246 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills and 1200 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles
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Spaghetti alla Chitarra at Pez Coastal Kitchen

Executive Chef & Proprietor Bret Thompson and Lucy Thompson-Ramirez recently opened Pez Coastal Kitchen, a new upscale seafood focused eatery in Pasadena. Located on the corner of Union Street and North Raymond Avenue, the lively and innovative dining experience opened in February and has already become buzzy thanks to its fresh sea and farm-to-table, seasonal California cuisine. One of Chef Thompson’s most creative new dishes on the menu is his Spaghetti alla Chitarra with Manila clams, mussels and uni nage.

Pez Coastal Kitchen
61 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena

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Roasted Scottish Salmon at ALK

Last year, The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood  appointed Olivier Rousselle as executive chef of the SoCal-centric, all-day restaurant, ALK (“About Last Knife”). With nearly three decades of experience in the food and beverage industry (including The Luxe Hotel and Michael’s in Los Angeles), Rousselle brings his local and international culinary expertise to the lifestyle hotel in the heart of Hollywood, overseeing the culinary program for the entire property and introducing refreshed menu. One of his best creations is the Roasted Scottish Salmon, served with cauliflower mash, seasonal vegetables and romesco sauces.

The Godfrey Hotel, 1400 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles 

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