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Son of a Gun
Seafood Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 6:00 – 11:00 pm
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8370 W 3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90048
8370 West 3rd StreetUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90048
$$$Seafood Restaurant, BarToday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 6:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 6:00 – 11:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 6:00 – 11:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 6:00 – 11:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 6:00 – 11:00 pmFriday 6:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 6:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 6:00 – 11:00 pm
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Hip, nautical-themed restaurant known for its shrimp toast, lobster roll & fried chicken sandwich.- Google
"I ordered the clam chowder, lobster roll, and fried chicken sandwich."
"Shrimp toast- so very rich and so very flavorful!"
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Keith Campbell
2 weeks ago
Punk rock, Bourdain-vibe seafood from the young guys who do a similar thing with heavy meat at Animal. My best meal in LA. Tiradito hamachi, brussels sprouts and black cod in creamy sauce all off the charts. Shout out to Francis our aspiring author server, ex Mozza maitre D and hardcore foodie seeker of Asian flavours who turned me on to Jitlada, Tsujika and the Alhambra dim sum scene. Only caveat is we had a central table that was victim to an overly aggressive air conditioning flow.
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Donald Ortiz
2 months ago
This place was amazing! The presentation was great and the food was tasty. Serious foodgasms! I love how eclectic the menu is and the timing for each plate was on point! I recommend the hamachi dish!
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Benjamin Rodgers
a week ago
Eat everything here! Definitely a place to treat yourself. The staff have really good advice. Portions are measured out to share several dishes.
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Bashar Rahal
a month ago
Pure form of Hipster shit. The lobster roll was great, but the rest was so so. Nothing special. Kinda expensive for the menu. I will not go back. On a bill that was $70 the waitress asked me do I need change of a $100. I don't like this kind of pushy waiters.
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Samuel Wheatley
a month ago
Shrimp toast- so very rich and so very flavorful! Chicken sandwich- giant sandwich and is definitely a bigger portion than all other plates. Buttery and crispy crust on the chicken, sweet pickles and tangy coleslaw=holy wow!! Just shut up and get it. And finally, the fluke sashimi from the seasonal menu, oh lord what can I say!! Who knew fried onions and raw fish would dance so beautifully together. I was speechless and sated yet sad to leave by the end of my meal!
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Bobby Cordoba
2 months ago
I took my friend here for her birthday. It is the seafood restaurant owned by Jonny Shook and Vinny Ditolo- sister restaurant to Animal (great for carnivores). The restaurant is tapas style so it made everything easy to share. We started off with the uni burrata and the yellowfin tuna. The burrata had a delicate and soft texture that blended the mozzarella and cream into a whole new flavor. It was topped with a generous portion of sea urchin. The creaminess of both components melted in your mouth and left you craving another bite. The yellowfin tuna was doused in a tangy ledge de Tigre sauce and it enveloped ripe slices of avocado on small square tortilla chips. It reminded me of the uni tostada from Cosmetic, except the chips didn't get soggy. On the side, we ordered crispy Brussels sprouts and kennebec French fries. The Brussels sprouts were seasoned with a tasty purple turnip sauce. The side of kennebec fries was delicious but way too much for a side. For the main dish, I ordered the black cod. To be honest the black cod was topped with a pile of grassy green garnish that I didn't even touch. The fish alone was a knockout on its own. The cod was tender and buttery and the flavors were incredible. TIP: One thing to note if choosing between animal and son of a gun, animal doesn't serve cocktails. Wine only.
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Jean-Guillaume Bastin
5 months ago
Such a perfect place for a nice dinner with friends or on a date. Amazing food if you like the sea with great presentation and just perfect execution in the plate. All the stuff we had was amazing, especially that uni and burrata dish. Wow, incredible! Also, the wine list was cool and not too expensive. Cool location and easy to have drinks after somewhere else.
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Melanie Huynh
7 months ago
I have never heard of this place until my friend made a reservation for us to have lunch here. When I was first trying to find this place, I passed by it not realizing that the only indication of the restaurant was the image of a ship on their front door. Once our party was there, we were seated right away. I ordered the clam chowder, lobster roll, and fried chicken sandwich. The waitress first brought out the clam chowder. The soup was very rich, but way too salty for my taste buds. Next came the lobster roll, which was the size of my palm. However, the flavor of the roll made up for it's small size. My only wish is that they offered a bigger version of their lobster rolls. Finally, the waitress brought out the fried chicken sandwich. The sandwich was huge and I had to split it with someone. The chicken was very moist and the slaw went well with it. Most of the portions here are small, but if you're looking to spend a little more on high quality food I would definitely suggest coming here.
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