Kruse and Muer on Wilshire
This tri-level establishment in an old TGIF, handsomely refitted in dark brown woods, can seat 190 diners. In warm weather, the patio, which seats 45, may be quieter, although it overlooks the parking lot and the traffic on Crooks. Although entrées come with a large house salad and a warm soft baguette, the appetizers are worth considering. The California fish taco seemed authentic. Other firsts include a smooth tomato bisque, crab cake, calamari and antipasto. As for the seafood dishes, they include sweet and mildly spicy tangerine shrimp over Asian pasta, three well-prepared whitefish dishes, three variations on salmon, and fried walleye. Moving to the land, one can select from a handful of chicken and beef entrées.