The Water Grill is one of those restaurants that basically exists for parents in town and financial people who talk loudly. But if that’s who you’re rolling in with, the downtown seafood spot somehow always gets the job done. The fancy space is also massive enough that it doesn’t get too stuffy, and if things start to get dreary, pop open that bottle of wine you brought - there’s no corkage fee on your first bottle.
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Pez Cantina is a downtown Mexican seafood restaurant with solid food and an excellent Happy Hour.
Belcampo Meat Co.
Belcampo Meat Co. of Grand Central Market in Downtown LA is a butcher counter/takeout stand with a great burger.
Big, bustling, and once a gamechanger for DTLA. Unfortunately, unlike most of LA’s residents, Bottega Louie is not aging well.
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Family Fish Market
Family Fish Market is a great seafood place in Carson that sells fish behind a counter and fries it right in front of you.
FishBar is a bar/seafood shack on the Northern edge of Manhattan Beach and one of the last truly local spots in the area.
Boston Lobster in San Gabriel has solid Chinese food across the board, but you’re here for their massive lobster special.
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