The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.
Connie and Ted’s – West Hollywood
Providence co-owners Michael Cimarusti and Donato Poto are behind this West Hollywood seafood “shack.”
Recommended dish: Lobster roll with hot drawn butter or mayonnaise.
Crossroads – Los Angeles, Melrose/Fairfax
An upscale vegan restaurant from Oprah’s former private star-chef Tal Ronnen.
Recommended dish: Crab cakes, hearts of palm, granny smith apples, heirloom beets, horseradish aioli.
Fishing With Dynamite – Manhattan Beach
Chef David LeFevre revisits the East Coast fishing nostalgia of his childhood.
Recommended dish: The Mothershucker seafood platter.
A serious New American restaurant in the middle of LA’s Westside Little Tokyo.
Recommended dish: Texas caviar, black-eyed peas, poached egg and smoked ham hock.
Girasol – Studio City
Former “Top Chef” contestant CJ Jacobson crafts inventive, seasonal California cuisine in Studio City.
Recommended dish: Octopus salad nestled with long-roasted eggplant and finished with rosemary ash oil and toasted lovage.