Culture | May 8, 2015 9:00 am

LA’s tastiest yacht club. Make haste.

And four other restos you've gotta try.

By The Editors

Because every Angeleno loves to eat, even if he has to valet, we bring you Table Stakes: a series that answers man’s eternally recurring question (“Uh, what’s new?”), and recurs once every lunar cycle or so. Bon appétit.

L.A. is bordered on one side by a vast ocean. There are crabs. There are octopuses (Or is it octopi?). There are big fish, small fish, red fish, bluefish.

So let’s talk seafood.

While no city outside of Japan nails sushi like L.A., the rest of our pescatarian offerings seem intent on preparing the fruits of the mar with an East Coast bent.

Connie and Ted’s. Fishing with Dynamite. Water Grill.

They’re exceptional. But they’re not West Coast.

For seafood that’s truly West Coast, you need to call up Santa Monica Yacht Club.

You’ll find them in this month’s Table Stakes, the five new restaurants you should be eating at this month.

SMYC is helmed by the fellas behind Tar & Roses, which you can find right down the block, and they’re laying mariscos down proper.

Also on the docket:

  • A new French bakery that’s worth driving downtown for
  • A new pizza restaurant from the Animal guys
  • A South Carolina-style restaurant from a Jonas Brother

Plus more on what West Coast seafood is all about.

Getting hungry?

Get in here.

April: The Angeleno’s Guide to the Gastropub
March: LA’s Best Asian Restos