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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
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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Manhattan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We are life-long Manhattan Beach residents and therefore suspect of any local restaurant (aka "tourist trap") especially one that occupies such a historically-challenged space as this one. What a nice surprise this was. The layout is modern and attractive affording primarily southern-facing views of the Pacific (and minimizing the ugly parking lot below.) The service was a bit slow, but... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Surprisingly, one of the few places in Manhattan Beach where you can dine and look at the ocean. Aside from that, the food is average (all the usual items, not much creative) and the service indifferent.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My sister came in town and I coudl not think of a more perfect place to take her to enjoy an early dinner during sunset before heading out to a show in LA. I was SO PLEASED! Other than the fact that our waiter was really slow, our cocktails hit the spot, the buttermilk parker house rolls were OUTTA SIGHT... More

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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Sitting at a corner table with expansive views of Manhattan Beach! The strawberry mojitos were amazing. The Heirloom tomato, burrata cheese, and avacado salad was one of the best salads I have ever had. My daughter said the Jidori chicken sandwich was one of the best she had ever had. Our favorite meal of our CA vacation!

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Santa Barbara, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Strand House sits adjacent to the beach in Manhattan Beach,CA. The views from most tables is excellent. The food is very good and the service is acceptable. Try the Sunday brunch,which is truly wonderful and then take a stroll along the strand and enjoy the Pacific Ocean and expansive beaches.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Just had amazing pizza. The girl who greeted us was lovely and our server Ric was great . He had loads of information for us about the area and the Napa Valley. The food , wine and service are excellent and good value for the quality . Wished we lived nearer, this would become our local!

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Just had amazing pizza. The girl who greeted us was lovely and our server Ric was great . He had loads of information for us about the area and the Napa Valley. The food , wine and service are excellent and good value for the quality . Wished we lived nearer, this would become our local!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great location. Amazing views through the dining room windows (very large windows) to the pier and ocean. We had the chicken sausage pizza, it was delicious!

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Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Phil our waiter was awesome. ..duo beef was my order. Amazing food service and drinks. Started at the bar then made our way to the seats on the balcony. Be sure to get the oyster appetizers! !

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Dined here during an overnight stopover in LA. Managed to walk off the street at around 5.30pm and get a table, which was lucky as after we were seated we saw many others being turned away. Decided on a casual meal of woodfired pizza, which was delicious. We followed this up with a shared dessert of donuts - small but... More

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