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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Nature’s Brew in University Park is an ideal study spot with solid coffee, salads, and sandwiches.
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Pacific Dining Car
DTLA’s Pacific Dining Car is a 24-hr steakhouse that’ll make you feel like you’re on the set of a 30′s gangster movie.
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The kitschy, seafood dive is all 1950's Americana vibes and a must-stop for any jaunt up the PCH.
The Oyster Gourmet
The Oyster Gourmet in Grand Central Market is a great place for raw seafood, even if you feel weird about eating it there.
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