Connie and Ted's

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
At Connie and Ted’s you’ll find simply prepared fish and shellfish, inspired by the classic clam shacks, oyster bars, and fish houses, that dot the New England Seaboard and the Western Coast.

Enjoy one (or two) of 24 California craft beers on tap, while sampling from our large variety of oysters, clams and shellfish, shucked to order, at our Raw Bar. Wind down the day with a classic cocktail at the bar, or enjoy a warm lobster roll outside on the covered, open-air patio overlooking Santa Monica Boulevard.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.5

Take Connie and Ted’s for what it is and you will love it: a fun, casual place to grab a cold beer and some oysters with friends. Just don't listen to the hype and expect much more.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
What 2560 People Are Saying
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San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, great food, great service, delicious drinks!

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was appalling (2 salmon (terrible), 2 lobster rolls (not as terrble as salmon but one of the worst lobster rolls every), chowder (watery)). w a few drinks, $250 plus. Fine if the food was excellent or even good but...

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great great. Great staff. Always a wonderful time.

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A
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Connie and Ted's does have a few very tasty signature dishes, such as the Lobster Roll. The chowders and grilled fish are also excellent. However, the place is crowded, the side dishes are nothing to write home about and the service is grudging and brusque. For the prices they charge, it's not worth the traffic, noise and crowded atmosphere. Not a relaxing place to hang out by any standard.

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MR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was “fine” but nothing exceptional. The server was very nice but not as attentive as I would have liked

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LH
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was quite good and the food was tasty. There was a high level of background noise but it wasn’t over powering. The staff were attentive but not overpowering. Would definitely go back in the future

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our service was a bit slow until we changed servers

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JF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Over priced but tasty food! 2 of us ordered lobster but their minimum order is 1.5lbs so at $42/lb. that's a pricey lobster!

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AZ
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Didn’t appreciate sitting right next to the area where the servers and crew have their stuff. Too noisy and narrow

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LS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my fave restaurants in LA. Connie & Ted's gets everything right. Great service, delicious food, tasty cocktails, fun ambiance. And the desserts? #worthit

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

overly greasy and buttery, yet fish was dry. appreciated the service.

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A
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went with friends on a Tuesday night (when there's no corkage fee for wine) and had an amazing meal. We shared everything and it was all very fresh and delicious! I will definitely be coming back.

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Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding; stuffies, calamari, lobster roll and carrot cake all excellent. We loved everything from the kitchen.

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FK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was wayyy over priced. Service was terrible. The front of house greeter was stoic and unfriendly and did not want to be there. He should learn to smile and say hello to customers or find another job. The waitress was clueless and it's was my wife's birthday and 'NOTHING'.

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LS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food. My husband is from R.I. and loves this place- so do I.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great restaurant with everything good but the noise level is getting louder and louder and harder to enjoy your dinner with friends

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re regulars because the seafood is always the freshest and the presentation delicious and the service is friendly and knowledgeable!

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t
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Have been to C and T's a half dozen times tho we live 80 miles from there. Concerts in LA then to this wonderful place. A little noisy with the kitchen open to the dining area. But that's part of the unique ambiance of this place. My wife and I are also Connie and Ted and we are welcomed there like family. Food is excellent with a lean towards seafood which my wife thinks is the best she has ever eaten. The staff is warm, welcoming and well versed in the food selections. By far our favorite place to eat. Sorry it's so far from us otherwise they would see a lot more of us.

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RH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every visit to Connie and Ted’s is amazing. I make it a point to stop there on every visit to Los Angeles. The service is always great and the food is always yummy. On my last visit I took advantage of the one dollar oysters after 9 PM as well as a hot lobster roll which were all perfection.

I washed it all down with a specialty drink called When Mork Met Fonzie.

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic and consistent

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly flavorful and fresh! Service was impeccable. Best lobster roll in Cali!

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NM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good aside from the lobster roll. The lobster roll was over priced and way to small for the price we paid. The servers and host were nice and accommodating when I requested to be reseated because my girlfriend was cold. Overall a good experience!

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f
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Waiter incredibly slow and disorganized and very rude host.

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DC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is consistently good and the drinks are strong.

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DR
Los Angeles
113 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sam Baxter., the chef, is spectacular. He made us several special dishes...fabulous. The oysters at connie and Ted's are the very best you can get anywhere. They serve more than any place in LA...they may serve more than all of the other places put together. The quality of Providence runs through Connie and Ted's...fabulous!

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TB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything we had was delicious. Have a killer Happy Hour at the bar!

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L
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious New England Seafood with courteous and friendly staff!

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SJ
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was friendly and attentive. The food was fresh and phenomenal. Got to sit at the "raw bar" area and watch the guys shuck the oysters. It was a special occasion dinner, and it was truly memorable.

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JR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute decision and was able to get a quick reservation via Open Table. Service, Food, and drink excellent.

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HO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I have found in LA. Consistent, fresh friendly and relevant!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love C and T

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M
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed the atmosphere at Connie & Ted's. There was a good vibe, lots of chatter but not overwhelming. I wish I had caught the name of our server because she was very helpful, efficient and friendly. Drinks and food were good, enjoyed a delicious bottle of wine with dinner. Would definitely return!

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d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. The seafood is always very good to outstanding, the noise level was perfect early Sunday evening (quiet enough to easily talk) though it can veer towards too loud other times, and the bar always has a surprise up its sleeve. All it needs for perfection is the occasional surprise on the menu as well.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food as always!

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EB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Very overpriced for what you get. I had the steak, it was terrible and the quality of apple bees. It was upsetting that I paid $30 for this. Also, the sides were extremely salty and the fried calamari appetizer was soggy, as if it was sitting for awhile. My fiancé has the lobster, he did enjoy that. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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KC
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

C & T is one of my fave locations for clean eating. However, something seemed off this night. Our server seemed to be out of touch. After two prompts to a server and bus person, we waited for almost 15 minutes for our cocktails to be served. The table to our left was a party of four dudes that were acting like they were in a sports bar. Incredibly loud, a bit obnoxious, and completely inappropriate for this environment. I absolutely love going to C & T and will go again. But what a bummer on this night !

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a
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!! Every single item, including the cocktails!! Truly felt welcome and 'at home' from start to finish. The entire staff looked like they were having a great time as well. I'm coming back as soon as possible.

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r
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We always get the steamer clams -- they are amazing -- and the chowder, a clean, non creamy variety that is clammy and wonderful. Tonight we had grilled fishes (Black Cod and Halibut) and they were beautifully prepared, with pickles, green salad a smashed fingerlings as sides.

The service was not a good as before, with our water glasses going unfilled for a long while, but the staff is always friendly and polite and we were seated outside as requested.

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C
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Hadn’t been to Connie & Ted’s in probably three years. What I remembered about my experience was the food was great, but felt a tad expensive.

This time I felt the same way, but service was lacking. The hosting station group of people was very nice, as was our waitress she just lacked general knowledge and didn’t seem too intent on the customer service part and seemed overwhelmed, but had lots of time to joke and talk to other servers. I’m vegan and I know C&T is almost exclusively fish, and asking her for what she’s recommend I could eat she said, “CLAM CHOWDER.” I said how can that be? And she was pushing that it was and after checking she said “OH, I THOUGHT YOU SAID GLUTEN FREE!” Big difference and still never offered me recommendations after the mixup.

Older relative I was with was trying to order a beer and didn’t really understand the small brewery concept and as he struggled to name a few beers he knew, she kinda just sat there and finally I had to speak up and said, “He’s only going to know big name brand beer maybe you can recommend something and maybe let him try it!”

Maybe sounds like nitpicking, that kind of service in a pub on a $12 burger is fine. I think all restaurants in this price range should have more knowledgeable and more professional staff.

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