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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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Samuel Wheatley
3 weeks 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
a month 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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Bashar Rahal
3 weeks 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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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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Donald Ortiz
a month 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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Jean-Guillaume Bastin
4 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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Oretha Moll
7 months ago
I would highly recommend Son of a Gun. The service was excellent our waiter ensuring we had everything we wanted. The food was excellent and the wine list comprehensive. We reserved a table a couple if days before and asked for ocean view which we had. All in all a very good experience which I would repeat.
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Muy S
7 months ago
Good food. A lot of sour items... I don't know why? Nonetheless, it was a very tasty and interesting dinner. First came the Boquerones (description: boquerones, pickled quail egg, asparagus, crispy ham). Ok i had no idea what boquerones was, I just knew it was some kind of fish because it was in the fish section. Hey, let's be adventurous! They are anchovies. They were not the salty kind (that I hate...) but more of a soft and pasty texture, and not as fishy tasting. The dish was kind of sour due to the pickled egg... which was fine, but I don't think I would get this dish again. The seared octopus salad was good and fresh. Again there was a lot of acidity in the dish, but it's ok, it's a salad. What I liked most about this dish was the meaty octopus, and we had a good laugh about the little suckers falling off the tentacles. The melon salad was the least liked item of the night. Imagine eating a vietnamese salad... fish sauce, mint, peanuts. but also with watermelon and cantaloupe. It was alright... but I did not particularly like this fruity twist on a vietnamese salad. The menu description was: melon salad, herbs, serrano, pickled shallot. Would you have guessed it would taste like a vietnamese dish? And I guess we did not realize we would get more pickled veggies with this dish. The shrimp toast was really good. The bread was buttery and the filling was creamy and rich. The first bite was REALLY good. A good item to share with another person. It's quite small, but I don't think I would enjoy such richness all to myself. The country ham and hush puppies was another well liked item. The honey butter melted into the hush puppy, and it was really good with the ham (that had the texture of prosciutto). I would recommend this dish. It seems very simple, but it's great for sharing and pretty good. The fried chicken sandwich looked like the biggest item on the menu. The server suggested that each person get 2-3 items per person and share everything... but this chicken sandwich is pretty big compared to everything else. The bread was buttery, the chicken was crispy. It was not that special but it was good and filling. Last item served was the pork chop. It was not that memorable unfortunately. Again there was pickled red onion. purple flowers. and mini little tiny zucchini... hehe The service was good and they constantly refilled our water and gave us new utensils. It's a little fancy while casual, and it's a nice place to come try some new and different dishes. It seems they change their menu often. Valet parking if you can't find street parking.
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