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zinc@shade

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American, Bar, Spanish, Contemporary, Pub, 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
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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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
Great place for drinks and dinner!

Great food, great location, and tasty cocktails! Service was good too. I had dinner and drinks here with two colleagues when we were in town for a meeting. We sat outside. It had an energetic atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
rmm151s
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Houston, Texas
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150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great food, great location, and tasty cocktails! Service was good too. I had dinner and drinks here with two colleagues when we were in town for a meeting. We sat outside. It had an energetic atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We are regulars here and will rave about the weekend breakfast/brunch. Great with kids, couples or solo. Gustavo, Polo and the rest of the staff take wonderful care. Recommend highly the spicy scramble, any of the omelettes and the tacos if later in the day. Easy relaxed atmosphere is great to relax for an hour or two on a Saturday... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love Zinc at Shade ... food is very foodie worthy, but a big bonus ... most people just don't think of Shade as a restaurant ... but the food is great! My favorite is breakfast and brunch though. The reason, you get a really high end foodie breakfast that's incredible, it's usually not too crowded, and it costs no... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Was meeting a friend for lunch so we chose Zinc! We both ordered salads and they were excellent. Fresh ingredients and large portions. Drinks were good too :) Would highly recommend Zinc if you are looking for a fun place for business or pleasure.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Menu is tasty. Really like the fusion taco choices. The outdoor seating ambiance is really nice for having drinks and appetizers by the bar too!

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Torrance, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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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, Spanish, Contemporary, Pub, 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?