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Darren's Restaurant & Bar

1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
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Ranked #31 of 178 Restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Manhattan Beach Blvd
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English first
Cliffside Park, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Portions of entree skimpy while side of delicious yams could feed an army! Ordered a salad which went to the wrong table and I had to inform the waitress!!

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Manhattan Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This was our 1st visit since the remodel and new menu. Glad to see that the short ribs are still are still on the menu which is one of our favorites. Service is wonderful. A well run restaurant that delivers fantastic creations of classic American dishes.

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South Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My wife and I took a SoCal trip a few years ago......flew into LAX and rented our Mustang Convertible and drove to Manhattan Beach to grab a few cocktails and relax before retiring for the evening. This place is a martini bar if I am not mistaken. They make excellent martinis that are large and have complex favors. The pub/bar... More

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Phoenix Arizona
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115 reviews 115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Darren's blew us away. It was a beautiful, lively space and everything we ate (and drank) tasted great. Four of us shared the truffle fries (very good/not overly truffled), baby heirloom tomato panzanilla, crispy pear salad (amazing), lollypop kale, braised Colorado lamb shank (best yet) and the rock shrimp ravioli with truffled shitake mushroom corn cream sauce. Dessert was a... More

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Plano, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

very personal service.. small but cosy. Amazing tasting and presented food. Go there for a unique and memorable meal. Dont forget to get some excellent advice from wine connisseur, Bart Thompson, who is the General Manager

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Manhattan Beach, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

As a Manhattan Beach resident I have dined at Darren's several times and just returned after the remodel and new menu changes, and I must say I was very impressed. Darren's is a great spot for dinner, modern and classy décor this place just makes you feel comfortable when you enter the door. The new menu added some more small... More

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Beverly Hills, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Loud and lively, it is easy to understand its popularity. Extensive menu choices with good flavors, large portions, and a decent wine list. Our server was very attentive and professional who applied no pressure whatsoever for us to vacate our table, giving us much time to sit and talk. Parking is highly restrictive in the vicinity, however, so I recommend... More

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Kingwood, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding food. The crab cake appetizer was one of the best crab cakes I have ever tasted. We also sampled the shrimp ravioli and that was almost as good. My main course was the Saffron Seafood Pasta. I have if they could make it more of a red sauces and less of a cream sauce and they accommodate my request.... More

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Orinda, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were a party of 7 and the restaurant was packed, so they seated us on the patio. The patio was quieter than the restaurant while providing an unobstructed view of downtown. Great service, amazing food. We will definitely be back.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Loved the atmosphere and the crab cakes! Tuna was awesome as well. The wine list was impressive and the bartender was very informative. Chef Darren has hit the nail on the head as far are combining atmosphere and food!

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Additional Information about Darren's Restaurant & Bar

Address: 1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
Phone Number: 310-802-1973
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Bistro

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