The Optimist

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8 / 10

11 expert reviews
Fodor's
"Named Esquire magazine's Best New Restaurant of 2012, the Optimist lives up to the hype, serving top-notch seafood in a dazzingly refurbished warehouse space." Full review
Zagat
4.5
"This Westside seafooder from owner Ford Fry (his JCT. Kitchen & Bar is just a clam's throw away) baits crowds with a range of raw to roasted fin fare and beachy cocktails." Full review
BlackBook
"Upscale fish spot from chef Ford Fry raises the oyster to an art form."
Gayot
14.0
"Styled after a fish camp, The Optimist fields both a restaurant and a raw bar operation adjacent to the main dining room." Full review
Frommer's
"I'm not a huge fan of shellfish, but I'll admit the oyster bar was impressive with its sheer volume of selections. The seared scallops are a winner, with their accompanying glazed pork." Full review
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Be sure and call a couple of weeks early to make a reservation.
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