I ate here on Saturday Night ,being a transplant from Massachusetts, I was really interested in seeing what my favorite fish chef from "Providence" would do with the dumbed down concept of the New England Clam Shack.
I was charmed by the location on Santa Monica Blvd the building is beautiful and the napkins ,dishes and decor is very nice. Started with a dozen oysters Chef's Choice which came with a mignonette and some grated horseradish and they were delicious. My wife and daughter had a crab cake and thought it was delicious I personally never touch the stuff.
We each had a Lobster Roll and I also had Fried Clams with the bellies. Both were very big dissapointments .The Lobster Truck does a better Lobster Roll at 12.95 than the 20$ version here ,and the Fried Clams had an awful coating and tasted greasy.
I will go back though because in scanning the tables I saw some fantastic food going out of the kitchen such as a Portugese Stew and whole lobster split down the middle and grilled.
The desserts were on whole good renditions of a Whoopie Pie and Blondie Brownie with Caramel as well as Devil's Food Cake
The whole menu like I said looks great I just had some dissapointing renditions of items from my past
I think I will wait until fall when I am back in New England to order them again