Connie & Ted’s
We are huge fans of this East Coast-style seafood restaurant, especially their brunch menu. Some of our favorite menu options are smoked mahi-mahi Benedicts, a crab & lobster omelette, and a steak & egg with a mashed potato cake. This place is a go-to brunch spot for seafood lovers and non-seafood lovers alike.
This West Hollywood spot is a New England seafood shack with a modern California twist, with a raw bar, three different styles of New England chowder, and a real focus on shellfish. There’s a lobster roll, peel & eat shrimp, clams served a half-dozen ways, and whole lobsters priced by the pound. There’s plenty of other seafood too, from a Portuguese Stew to Fish and Chips and more, all served in an airy space with an open kitchen and lots of al fresco dining that faces Santa Monica Boulevard. A view of LA traffic might not replace the coast of Maine, but if you close your eyes and ears, the food will take you most of the way there.