So I’m definitely a person with lots of list. One of the lists in my phone is a restaurant list. There’s so many places in LA to try, I want to make sure not to forget them all. Connie & Ted’s has been on my list for a very long time. In fact, I think it was one of the first restaurants on my list. I was so excited when two of my sorority sisters wanted to try it for DineLA week. If you haven’t heard of it, DineLA is twice a year when restaurants offer a special rate to try their place. It’s perfect for someone like me that is on a budget, yet wants to try all the delicious food that LA has to offer.
Connie & Ted’s is a West Hollywood seafood restaurant offering east coast fare. Normally, restaurants in LA are super small due to the lack of space we have, but Connie & Ted’s is a large eatery with a parking lot located off of Santa Monica and Crescent Heights. It almost looks like a diner similar to Denny’s from the outside.
Inside, though its guests might be dressed upscale, it feels like you are at a seaside eatery on the east coast. It’s picnic style seating reminded me of somewhere like Neptune’s Net in Malibu.
For the DineLA menu, we were given a choice for a starter, a main entree and dessert. I decided to go with the Grilled Calamari, famous Lobster Roll, and end with the Blondie!
I’m not a huge fan of calamari, but since I was at a trendy seafood restaurant, I decided to give it a shot! It was a little spicy, but the breaded pieces were my favorite. I really don’t enjoy getting those little octopus looking guys, so I didn’t eat them. I though the amount of food in this appetizer was good value!
For my main entree, I had to try the lobster roll. Everyone on Yelp was raving about it. I ate it so fast! The fries were very crisp and fresh. I didn’t even finish them all! Connie & Ted’s definitely didn’t skimp on the food for this one!
Lastly, the blondie. I’ve been having dreams about this since I saw photos on Yelp. I saved room especially for this! The salted caramel was so delicious, I can’t say enough good things about it.
Overall, I thought Connie & Ted’s was a very good value for DineLA. When I visit again, I think I would be fine with just the lobster roll and maybe sharing the blondie with a friend. The DineLA menu was great value, but I don’t need that much food normally! Hoping to eat the lobster roll again sometime soon!