The Water Grill is one of those restaurants that basically exists for parents in town and financial people who talk loudly. But if that’s who you’re rolling in with, the downtown seafood spot somehow always gets the job done. The fancy space is also massive enough that it doesn’t get too stuffy, and if things start to get dreary, pop open that bottle of wine you brought - there’s no corkage fee on your first bottle.
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McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams
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Big Fish Market
Big Fish is a great Inglewood seafood market with a solid selection of fresh fish by the pound, in addition to a bunch of pre-made dinners.
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