If you’re looking for the best fish and chips in Los Angeles, head to The Gardens on Glendon. Tricia and I had dinner last night at this little place in Westwood — basically on the UCLA campus — and the simple fried cod and shoestring potatoes dish once again shocked me with its awesomosity. Yes, it’s a $24 entree and yes, everything at the restaurant is magnificently overpriced, but I’ve had fish and chips from one side of America to the other (and in London, too) and theirs is the best. (You can get the exact same dish at their sister restaurant, Kate Mantilini‘s.)
The fish and chips at The Ivy is a close second. It’s more of a seafood platter than a real “fish and chips” because it also has shrimp and scallops, but the shrimp are monstrous and you get massive Maui onion rings, too. I’m pretty sure it’s $35 and you’re not going to get out of the Ivy for under $100. But, of course, you’re much more likely to see someone famous.