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Dear Jane’s


13950 Panay Way, Marina Del Rey
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This swanky seafood spot from the Dear John’s team serves seafood towers and caviar-topped fish sticks right along the waterfront in Marina Del Rey. Scenic but a little drab, the split-level dining room at Dear Jane’s feels like an aging cruise ship: low ceilings, white tablecloths, and nautical memorabilia on the walls. The coolest part of the restaurant is the walk-in bar, a dark, narrow room hidden behind a red velvet curtain near the host stand. While the cocktails and raw seafood were great, cooked dishes like the trout amandine and crab nero were underseasoned. Be aware of the $15 valet charge to park in their lot, too. Once Dear Jane’s has settled in a bit, we’ll come back and see if the ship is on course.

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