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1221 N Valley Drive, Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Price range: $10 - $18
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Tapas, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Valley Dr.
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English first
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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232 reviews 232 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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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florham park, nj
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had wanted to stop here after flying in from LAX before heading toward our hotel. The website made it seem (since they host weddings) that our cross country travel attire might just be too casual. .. wrong! After taking forever to park, we came up from the parking garage near the outside dining. Very casual and comfortable. The food... More

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Didn't eat, but dropped in for a late afternoon cappuccino. Nice, friendly service and breeze from the ocean...good for relaxing and chatting- no loud music to compete with your conversation. I will come back to have lunch as the menu looked great.

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Torrance, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I checked out Zinc at Shade Hotel for lunch today. The grilled cheese with tomato soup was really a great presentation and was just perfect for an appetizer. The Red Snapper on polenta and the grilled asparagus was wonderful and light. We sat in the covered patio which was perfect. Service was great!

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Manhattan Beach, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

After a fabulous bike ride along the beach on a sweltering hot day over July 4th weekend, we were almost home, when we passed the Shade Hotel and I thought...ahhh a patio....an ice cold cocktail...let's stop here! And what a great idea it was! Fruity martini for me and sangria for my friend. Relaxing on the dog friendly patio watching... More

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Needed a bite to eat for lunch and thought I would try the restaurant in the Shade Hotel. Super burger that hit the spot. Glad I tried here, rather than explore the surrounding restaurants. Worth a try, I am sure you will not regret it. Sit out on the patio and people watch.

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