One always thinks of seafood as a relatively healthy food, unless, of course that "one" is me. Now those of you who really know me know that I don't eat huge quantities of food, but enjoy
the quality far more, which brings me to my point. Quality. Connie and Ted's is all about the quality, and the wait for a reservation...and the wait...and the wait. But do make one. And don't go with a huge group, because you won't be able to hear anyone.
Ask specifically to be seated on the patio; its much quieter. However, inside is where it's at. Watch the action at the live lobster tank, raw bar, or just view the kitchen staff hustling all night long. Maybe you'll even , rub elbows with Larry David. If
you do, please try to curb your enthusiasm, because Larry is there to enjoy the food too. Start off with a small glass of Bread & Butter Chardonnay ($12) then try the best fried clam strips ($16) with tartar sauce and fries, other than New England. This
large portion of clams makes the perfect appetizer to split. Fries are crunchy, hot, and salty, three words I love to write. Lobster Roll ($24) is served hot with drawn butter or cold with mayonnaise on a perfectly crunchy buttery roll and is sublime.
I ate the entire thing. The fresh catch of the day (Market Price) was a gorgeous piece of salmon basted in herb oil and lemon. All of Connie and Ted's fish are wild caught and sustainable. Of course we couldn't pass up the crusty Macaroni & Cheese
as a side. Don't forget to order the Hot Buttered Rolls ($5) and the Onion Rings ($5). The rolls are baked to order and come out in a cast iron skillet dusted with sea salt. Four come to an order and you will polish them off. Onion rings are lightly battered.
Save room for dessert ($8). The Craig's Devil's Food Cake or the Blondie with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel sauce are two favorites! If you're in the mood for seafood, Connie and Ted's is number one! Connie and Ted's 8171 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood. (323) 848-CRAB