Best fresh seafood: Bluewater Grill
Decisions, decisions – and you can’t decide ahead of time, because the menu changes daily. Bluewater Grill offers as many as twenty kinds of fresh fish, either simply grilled or sautéed or in preparations like tacos, pastas, and cioppino. Add in the array of fresh oysters and the Ipswich fried clams – a rarity here – and you have a selection that can’t be beaten. If you appreciate the freshest possible seafood, cooked by people who are experts on the subject, this is the place to be.
665 North Harbor Drive, RB (310) 318-3474 www.bluewatergrill.com
Runner-up: Fishbar, 3801 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, (310) 796-0200, www.fishbarmb.com