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The Strand House

117 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-7470
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ocean Drive
Description: "This place is only a month old but very hip- excellent food. Sits right on the hill overlooking the pier at Manhattan Beach".
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179 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Loved this restaurant, great selection of foods, tastes and visuals too. Aside from the great decor inside, well spaced tables and nice staff, the food was amazing. Loved it, especially with a view from the terrace/deck. The food is not too pricey considering its location, and quite the location if you can see the sun-set. Friendly and knowledgeable staff helped... More

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Wittenberg, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Strand House in Manhattan Beach is the place to eat. The view is the greatest and the service cannot be beat. The bacon is awesome and the dessert of doughnuts is most yummy. Loved everything we had.

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Redondo Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Have had a superb meal every time I go. Excellent wine list and service. Great people watching. It's pricey but worth it

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Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you are looking for a restaurant in LA with a great view of the Ocean, in a great location, this is it. I ordered the steak and it was fantastic. Lastly, the service was outstanding.

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Top Contributor
327 reviews 327 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

The beach views at The Strand House are spectacular, and the wall of glass facing the ocean would, standing alone, make for a nice meal. But the food is truly first rate too-The salmon and the benzino were terrific. The Strand House is somewhat expensive, but well worth it.

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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I recently ate at the Strand House for a bridal shower. Just a small group of close friends. It is the pinnacle of Southern California beach views. The Manhattan beach surf contest was the same morning so parking was at a premium. If you have out of town guests from the Midwest or the East this captures the SoCal beach... More

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Santa Monica, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went here last week for a lunch. We had walked by here many times in the past. The ground floor has a bar that is open to the outdoors with a beautiful view of the Manhattan beach pier. Good enough we thought. Only when we went to be seated did we even realized there is a second floor. Floor to... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This restaurant has an excellent view and people watching is optimal both inside and out. The food was good but the day we went the service was slow as it was packed with people.

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Varenna, Italy
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I am truly being generous giving 4 stars to this restaurant...views good, but could have been better had the designers thought a bit more about the location...tables too small, leaving the diner feeling cramped, outrageously priced wine, go to Trader Joes and please justify YOUR prices!...I live in Italy, wake up America your restaurants are ripping you off BIG TIME,... More

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Marco Island, Florida
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226 reviews 226 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We loved our meals and our wine and our server, Eric, did an excellent job with recommendations. We shared a White Kadota Fig salad with panna cotta, sorel pesto, crispy prosciutto and chèvre. For $16 it was very small but a lovely flavor combination and we practically licked the plate. We each had the Branzino ( a white Mediterranean sea... More

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