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zinc@shade

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American, Bar, Contemporary, Tapas
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1221 N Valley Drive, Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (Valley Dr.)
310-546-4995
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This restaurant is at Shade Hotel
Today
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tapas Galore

Family birthday celebration with Mom and daughters. Shared a variety of little plates; most were very good. Fish tacos, spicy pork, sashimi platter, crab cakes, heirloom tomato stack (with burrata!). Was a little disappointed in the grilled cheese bites, it was a little dry and bland. But... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Shirley D
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Torrance, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Torrance, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Family birthday celebration with Mom and daughters. Shared a variety of little plates; most were very good. Fish tacos, spicy pork, sashimi platter, crab cakes, heirloom tomato stack (with burrata!). Was a little disappointed in the grilled cheese bites, it was a little dry and bland. But everything else was delish. Nice patio sitting, very California.

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California
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272 reviews 272 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Went there on date night with hubby. Unlike many MB restaurants, this one is spacious. Wonderful lively scene too. Menu is eclectic, tapas style. The quality of the food is very good, but is a bit rich as well-- loaded with butter. My favorite was the baked artichoke, see pics for rest of the orders. Overall the service is decent,... More 

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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Lovely bar with a great atmosphere. Food is good and drinks menu is extensive. The service is great with some lovely bartenders!

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Plantation, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a boutique like hotel/restaurant with comfortable outdoor seating, and yes, large shades to filter out the sun when it could be a nuisance. In particular we loved the breakfast fritatta. It comes in an iron like skillet and is an egg creation that is served with a fruit cup and won't hurt your waistline!

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Chicago
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210 reviews 210 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

When I checked in it was a thriving bar scene with indoor and outdoor tables and the "in" crowd. The next morning, it was a relaxed upscale breakfast buffet for hotel guests. Very good in both regards. My friend who lives in Manhattan Beach comes here all the time and swears by it. So from locals and travelers alike -... More 

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NYC
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I don't like to have to yell at the person I am speaking too when dining. Music was too loud but food was good. Nice size menu

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Los Angeles, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My friends and I had brunch at Zinc today and it was wonderful! We were a big group. Not only was it super easy to make a reservation for 18 people and a number of small dogs, it was also such a pleasant experience. Everyone was fantastic! Our servers did an amazing job waiting on a large group and the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Good menu variety and our meals were delicious. Staff is very friendly and provide quick service. Their outside patio is great for people watching. Wonderful breeze.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We had wonderful tapas in a lovely environment and will definitely return next time in the area. The server took really good care of us.

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Marco Island, Florida
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196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Before taking a late flight to Fiji from LAX we wanted to be sure we ate some non-airplane food before leaving! Zinc was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. We made reservations online before going to LA. They gave us a nice high table outside which allowed us to do some excellent LA people-watching! We shared fried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1221 N Valley Drive, Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    (Valley Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: 310-546-4995

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Contemporary, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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