Broad Street Oyster Co.
Christopher Tompkins’s seafood spot has exploded from a mobile raw bar into a bicoastal fish party with various locations, including three stationary restaurants in Malibu, Grand Central Market, and Santa Barbara, a regular pop-up at Smorgasburg DTLA, and one coming soon to San Francisco at Ghirardelli Square. Each is a rowdy good time with fresh fish sliced into crudos, stacked into magnificent towers, or cooked into Cioppino, paired with a funky fun wine list and crisp local beers. It’s hard to beat the fresh ocean breeze at the Malibu location right off the lagoon, but a pop into GCM downtown is another damn good way to get your fish fix. While everything on the menu tends to be a hit, the lobster roll topped with caviar is the true crème de la crème.
How to book: Dining is walk-in only.