Best Restaurant with a view
Tony’s – There is certainly no view of the Redondo pier more impressive that the upstairs bar at Tony’s – to start with, you are in the middle of everything, perched over the middle of the pier’s liveliest walkway with the ocean on three sides. The panorama is only slightly less impressive downstairs, when you can sit right at the edge of the water and watch waves crash below. The funky dining room is a mix of nautical kitsch and furniture from the Eisenhower administration and before, relaxing and enjoyable even for people whose parents weren’t born then. Reserve a waterside table and get ready to enjoy eating fish while watching their brethren swirling in the water below.
Tony’s: 210 Fisherman’s Wharf, RB. (310) 374-1442. www.oldtonys.com
Runner-up: Scotty’s on the Strand, 1100 Strand, Hermosa Beach. (310) 318-7152.