Lost at Sea is a seafood restaurant in Old Pasadena started by two locals: Chef Tim Carey from Arcadia and Santos Uy, wine director, from La Canada (both Loyola HS alums). We feature cuisine heavily influenced by Southern California ingredients and cultures, with a keen focus on French technique. The wines are small production, and naturally produced by artisans from all over the globe. We also carry a selection of local craft beers.
Boozy Tuesdays! Every Tuesday bring in your bottle of wine purchased at our favorite wine shop, Everson Royce for free corkage.
We are open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday, 5:30-10pm.
About the Chef: Carey was born in 1981 and grew up right here in Pasadena. After graduating from Loyola High School in 1999, he eventually relocated to San Diego, and in 2003, became a fishmonger at Point Loma Seafoods. He stayed there for a year before moving back up to the LA area to attend the California School of Culinary Arts (he also worked at a market in San Marino during this period). Upon completing his degree in 2005, Carey found a job at Sbicca in Del Mar, while the following year saw him transition to San Diego's Island Prime. Three years later, he returned to Los Angeles and secured a position under Tony Esnault at Patina. He left the storied Downtown restaurant in 2011 to become Executive Chef at Uy's Papilles in Hollywood. Carey then moved out of that post in June 2016 to focus on Lost at Sea.
Uy's also a native Angeleno, from La Cañada Flintridge. He too went to Loyola (c/o '01), after which he attended USC, where he received a B.S. in Italian in 2005. Soon after, he became the first employee at Silver Lake Wine, and in October 2006, took on a part-time sommelier position at AOC in order to get some experience on the floor. Uy left both jobs in April 2008, when he opened his first business. In 2010, Uy opened Mignon, a wine and cheese bar in Downtown, and in December of 2011 he debuted Papilles with Carey. He remains owner and wine director of Mignon and Papilles.