Sassy Saltie Girl…LA Restaurant Review

There is a new Saltie Girl hanging on the Sunset Strip.

A Boston Saltie and Sassy import, the new seafood restaurant hits all the right notes.

The Saltie Girl space is cozy with indoor and outdoor seating.

There is a long bar that we settled in to which wraps around the room, with one side for wine and cocktails, and the other for raw seafood and dining.

Plush seafoam green banquettes surround the space indoors, which seats 90, as well as a long patio out front with white banquettes.

We chose the counter because I love seeing the action and interacting with the staff.

Eric constructed seafood towers, shucked oysters and created beautiful tinned cheese boards.

Saltie Girl imports over 150 tinned fish predominantly from Spain and Portugal, showcased in fabulous eye catching packaging.

The boards arrive with the tin of your choice, 3 types of salt, piquillo pepper jam, amazing Gjusta bread and luscious homemade butter.

We chose a tin of Razor Clams and they complimented the charcuterie board ($28).

The Torched Salmon Belly with Miso Glaze, avocado, cucumber and apple was outrageous ($19).

The warm, meaty, buttery Lobster Roll on a toasted butter infused Rockenwagner roll with homemade chips was beyond delectable ($38).

The Mala Salmon Donburi was sensationally plentiful with perfected prepared salmon accompanied by edamame, avocado, spinach, wild arugula, cucumber, fried shallots and sticky rice ($30).

The roasted and grilled King Trumpet Mushrooms with caramelized pearl onions and black garlic molasses were wonderful ($16).

The French Fries were crispy and appropriately salted ($9).

The wine and cocktail list is reasonably priced and offers a plethora of cocktail choices.

Saltie Girl was inspired by founder Kathy Sidell’s East Coast upbringing, spending time sailing up and down the East Coast with her father Jack Sidell, a banker who sponsored celebrity chef-run restaurants.

Combined with a serendipitous meal at a wine bar in Barcelona, Saltie Girl reimagines the experience of classic seafood restaurants with a modern approach.

Sidell, a film producer turned restaurateur has long been planning a West Coast outpost and it coincides with a Saltie Girl London opening.

Her son, Ben Sidell, is the pastry chef at the restaurant.

The vibe is casual, the staff engaging and the food is stellar.

Get yourself to the Sunset Strip. I need to return to try the signature Fried Lobster & Waffles dish with sweet corn butter and spicy maple syrup.

Saltie Girl 8615 West Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, California. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-3pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 5-11pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5pm-1am and Sunday 5-9pm. Reservations on Resy. Street parking available.

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