11 expert reviews
"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
"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
"Upscale fish spot from chef Ford Fry raises the oyster to an art form."
"Styled after a fish camp, The Optimist fields both a restaurant and a raw bar operation adjacent to the main dining room." Full review
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"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
Be sure and call a couple of weeks early to make a reservation.