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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 2013
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: American
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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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86% Recommend
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English first
Manhattan Beach, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Love this restaurant! It is a great place for business or special occasion dining. My husband and I have frequented both restaurant and bar here together, and on a different occasions with friends. The Branzino is a must have! The wine selection is wonderful! It's an easy to get to, beach side, fine restaurant which also boasts a lively bar... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had an early dinner at the Strand House. We sat on the top glass walled level that has beautiful views of Manhattan Beach. The service was amazing. Very attentive and friendly. Even the server who refilled our water went out of his way to make us feel welcome. He pulled my chair out for me when... More

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Warm welcome, interesting and creative menu often changing, large and actractive vine chart. Perfect service and this all with the beatifull wiew of the ocean. Strand house is a great experience !!

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San Francisco, California
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175 reviews 175 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Hip, restaurant, bar, lounge on the strand with views of the pier and ocean. We were able to grab three chairs at the long bar with open windows facing the ocean. No waitress service, it’s go to the bar to order.They only had a couple of beers on tap but the view made up for the lack of selection. Downstairs... More

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Kihei, Hawaii
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I read a review of this place once, and the woman said it was "a glorified view of a parking lot". Absolutely wrong! Great views, great service, great food, great atmosphere. Very popular place obvious by the line, and the full bar. Highly recommend.

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Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had been here before for dinner, but had no idea that they served weekend brunch until my friend told me. Everything was fresh and super tasty! I would highly recommend request sitting by the window or sitting on the patio. This is definitely the restaurant with the best view in all of Manhattan Beach!

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Des Moines Iowa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The vibe tells you this isn't your usual Beach Town dining establishment. While the atmosphere doesn't conflict with the Pacific... the food does. You forget to look up and enjoy the view (especially if you were lucky and got a table by the window) once your entrée arrives. We were very impressed with the quality of the food and wonderful... More

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Rancho Mirage, CA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Reserve for table by window overlooking beach, we had corner, awesome. Four diners, two with chopped salads, beautifully presented, fresh. One with burger and fries, excellent. Huevos rancheros in a skillet, shredded top beef, black beans, egg on top with crispy chips. Everything top marks. Hang out for the donut dessert too, looked nice, we did not try. Less than... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Appealing from the outside, beautiful interior, but very limited menu. Food was also disappointing. Would not recommend.

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Manhattan Beach, California, USA
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The view is awesome, the atmosphere is amazing but the food is overpriced and not that tasty! Large price tag, small taste! It's too bad because they have everything else going for them. Nice place to go for Happy Hour or dance at night!

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