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The Strand House

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117 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (Ocean Drive)
+1 310-545-7470
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Today
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: "This place is only a month old but very hip- excellent food. Sits right...
"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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Visitor rating
  • 118
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quite the location!

We ate on their small balcony overlooking the ocean. Even though it was dark we could hear the surf crashing. The good was good, and while there might be slightly better food elsewhere, the combination of good food and an an outstanding view merits the 5 stars. Our waiter was very friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
jjo
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Chicago
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Chicago
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129 reviews 129 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We ate on their small balcony overlooking the ocean. Even though it was dark we could hear the surf crashing. The good was good, and while there might be slightly better food elsewhere, the combination of good food and an an outstanding view merits the 5 stars. Our waiter was very friendly.

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Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great fixed dinner on New Years Eve and great service too. Food was excellent as usual and lots of surprises too.

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Sydney
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

With a 13 hour stopover in LA we decided to book a hotel room then head to Manhattan Beach. We'd read some blogs that suggested this would be a good place to spend our day and we certainly were not disappointed. As it was almost lunchtime we chose to eat first then explore later. The Strand House looked like a... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Very expensive, we had tofu and a pizza. Both were v average, cheque was almost 100 dollars as one glass of wine was 25 bucks. Waiter was unfriendly. Hostess was nowhere to be seen when we arrived and when she turned up she ran off again , this was 930 pm at night, noone in there, just totally over rated.... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

this is date night, its expensive but the food is amazing, you can get in without reservations most of the time. The bar is beautiful and good selection of wine

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Grand Lake
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The menu is trendy. The service is great. The view from the upstairs dining room over the pier and beach is breathtaking.

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had nothing to do and all day to do it in so decided to have a look around Manhattan Beach. There was plenty of parking on the beach during this day. There are a number of nice looking restaurants in the area but I chose this one for lunch due to its location just off the beach and it looked... More 

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had lunch and dinner over a few days. The food and service are very good, but you can't beat watching the sunset with a nice glass of wine.

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Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are looking for a Sunday brunch location on the beach with excellent food this is the spot -- They have amazing cocktails with fresh juices --we had the "Manhattan Sunrise" the salads are some of the best we have had and my husband had a pizza he was very happy with -- the table next to us had... More 

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California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stopped in for early lunch after leaving LAX. Was provided a table with a view of the ocean and pier. Food was really good, service was prompt and friendly. Good location for brunch, lunch or dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    (Ocean Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-545-7470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view

Description

"This place is only a month old but very hip- excellent food. Sits right on the hill overlooking the pier at Manhattan Beach".
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?