Connie and Ted's

4.6
2609 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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 2609 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved it. Lobster roll and calamari first rate

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was great for dine LA

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BE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The best seafood in ALL of LA! The angels on horseback are the best thing . Also stuffed clams and steamers are fabulous. The grilled calamari is superb. Always have fresh delicious oysters in a wide variety!

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E
London
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Connie and Ted’s is a lively fish restaurant that reminded me of fish restaurants in Boston and other East Coast locales. The atmosphere is casual, the fresh fish—we had halibut—terrific. We ordered ours “simply grilled,” which excellent, and the fries that came with it were hot, crispy and delicious. The only drawback was that we had to wait 15+ minutes for our table, even though we were on time for our reservation.

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RL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So amazing restaurant !!!! Fresh food ! Oysters !! Love it !!! I didn’t expected !!!

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a
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dine LA meal. Oysters, Lobster poorboy both ways, the chef special Blondie desert was absolutely perfect.

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Charleston
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Oysters superb, sole excellent , people enjoyed the Portuguese stew, lobster fool- excellent. highly recommend this place for quality seafood.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

The fish & chips were bland and greasy - onion rings also. There were only two positives 1) special cocktail and 2) the trio of chowders appetizer. I specifically asked the waitress how large the fish portion was - she indicated it would be about a six inch piece. There were (2) larger pieces in each order. Had we know, we would have only ordered one entree and would have gotten extra sides. The ala carte prices are exorbitant. A $100 meal on a Tuesday evening should have been been more satisfying - sad to say, it was lackluster, at best.

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CA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I just ate the best salmon I have ever had, not to mention my boyfriend's love for the best oysters anywhere. I love that everything on the menu is wild caught and sustainable! The crab salad is to die for! Also if your friends are going and you're not sure - their steaks are some of the best in town too!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

We got to the restaurant a few minutes prior to our reservation time. We didn’t get seated until 30 minutes after our reservation time. It sounded like the hostess messed up and gave our table away. They didn’t bother explaining anything to us and told us “our table is almost ready”. After being seated, it took some time for our waitress to take our order. Our food took a really long time to come. We watched other tables get their meals before us. Our water was never filled. We had to track someone down if we needed anything. It was a really disappointing experience for the money we spent.

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JK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Waitress was not attentive but kept letting us know she was taking her tables as they come.

Drink times were 15-20 minutes.

Oysters and a salad took 30 minutes.

Lobster roll great, fish and chips mediocre.

Batter fell off the fish.

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JM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always reliable. Great scene/vibe and place is always lively and bustling. Great/accommodating staff (friendly, courteous and responsive). Food is always reliable and can always count on a solid meal. Seafood always fresh and tasty, love the lobster roll and fried clams (with bellies). Check out the daily menu/specials as lots of interesting stuff.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently awesome experience.

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DR
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Arrived on time, and 2 in our party were running late as one was a nurse who had worked the night shift. The restaurant which was not full, has do seat policy if not all guest are present. This is a West Hollywood thing, which not living in the area I was not happy with. Anyway we were seated 10 minutes later, as the host shift was changing. In fact the same shift change impacted our server, so that is why it's only a 4 and not a 5, as the food is always good.

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MK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Food is always good and service is always the weak link

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AB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place!

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KS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I understand they might be busy but they over charged

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AM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LOVE Connie and Teds! When I am looking to eat some good seafood, this is the place I love to go to.

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E
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

They seem to make you wait till just after your reservation regardless of how many tables are open. That said, the food and service is consistently very good.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great restaurant with great food just had not the best birthday dinner because our service was quite slow even tho they weren't packed. And it seemed like the server paid more attention to his large party table then us, a party of 2, but the food is great just took awhile to get.

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LA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We were seated outside in the corner near the busing section. Female Server was as uptight and unfriendly as u can be, yet she was professional. Food portions are TINY!
Overpriced average food. Inside dining area is louder than a club scene on a saturday night.

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Phoenix
67 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Seated quickly despite arriving a little before reservations and one short. Service initially slow enough to aggravate husband but once waiter located all good. “ born in East LA” one of their signature drinks and a margarita like variant excellent, cole slaw and Mac and cheese sides wonderful ( Mac and cheese exceptional), ling and black cod fresh fish options good. Their blonde dessert is decadent buttery and worth the trip alone

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V
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place! The best fresh oysters around! Also their steamed mussels and clams are so tender and delicious! This is one of my favorite places for seafood in a relaxed atmosphere!

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AW
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone was friendly, food was great, setting is beautiful. Much quieter on the patio.

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RH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We got the grilled white salmon with incredible freshly baked rolls on the side and made mini fish sliders. Unbelievably delicious!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Grammie was visiting

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SY
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This far surpassed my expectations. The lobster roll was the best I’ve ever had and the blonde was aaaaamazing!!!

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b
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I visited during my honeymoon.
Best Cooking and Service
Here, Lobster roll is the best food. Good!!

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T
Los Angeles
111 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The best seafood in town. Try the incredible oysters and the lobster roll.

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m
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside where the noise level was at a minimum. Our server was exceptional and the food was delivered beautifully

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DD
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was amazing and service excellent. We had the cioppino (seafood stew) special which was amazing!

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BG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great seafood spot! If you like fish and oysters. Always fresh.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My good friend often raves about the clam chowder from Connie and Ted’s, so we finally went so that I could test it. I was extremely impressed by the clam chowder as well as the oysters. Both were super fresh. The service was lovely, everything was properly attended to when asked for, and my ridiculous request for the thickest Seabass filet was fulfilled!

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DM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Really bad experience. It was a disaster of an evening. Service was non-existent. Our waiter was switched out mid-order and then I barely saw the replacement waiter at all. I ordered the Surf and Turf and the size of the steak was just about the size of a silver dollar; incredibly small. Since no busboy would come to the table I decided to bus my own dirty dishes and then asked for my check since I couldn't find my waiter. The restaurant did provide a discount because of the situation but alas, not enough and I will most likely NOT be returning. It's a bummer because I have always really liked their food and visiting this restaurant. Something has certainly changed with how they run the restaurant and the attitude towards customers. I wish them well but without my patronage.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Seemed very crowded and a bit rushed. Oysters and grilled fish was excellent. The sides were lack luster to the main course. Tried the "anniversary special", did not seem to get the full value of what was ordered. Asked for a quiet room but felt like we were placed in a drum with a very loud table across from us.

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MC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always magnificent; there are few better restaurants, if any.

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M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The warm lobster roll is THE BEST.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our waitress Constance was EXCELLENT!!! Give her a Raise!!!

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m
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

this restaurant doesn't accommodate special diet needs. i don't know if its the waiter or the kitchen, but its a nono for me. also, its waaaay too expensive for not very good food, not enough choices, absolutely no ambiance, and 8 dollars to park your car in their-front -of -the- restaurant parking -area which you must use because its on busy busy busy santa monica blvd. overall, i wasted my time and money. the gal greeter is very nice.

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KE
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Want so bad to absolutely love this place but every time we visit it takes so long to get seated even with reservations. Even once we’re seated we have to request the waiter/waitress come see us just to get water and drinks ordered. Food is amazing, staff is kind, but needs to work on management. Otherwise a great place.

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