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Baleen Kitchen

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260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (N. Harbor Drive)
+1 310-372-1202
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6:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Offering marina views with both indoor and outdoor dining, BALEENkitchen...
Offering marina views with both indoor and outdoor dining, BALEENkitchen is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner while featuring our Bottomless Mimosas and 'Make Your Own' Bloody Mary Bar Weekend Brunch. From Huevos Redondos at breakfast, Smoked Salmon, Cornmeal Pancakes and Orecchiette at brunch, local's lunch time favorite Lobster 'Mac & Cheese,' to our top selling Miso Sea Bass, Braised Beef Short Ribs and Seafood Spaghetti at dinner, hand crafted cocktails, a local craft beer selection and a culinary adventure awaits you at BALEENkitchen. Offering daily Happy Hour specials and live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, there's always something happening at BALEENkitchen!
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Nice, Lovely View

Stayed at the Portofino and dined here. Food was good but a little pricey, service was great. It was a Tuesday night so it was pretty empty - they gave us a great table overlooking the marina. We had a waiter w/a waitress int raining so were given excellent service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
redbird87505
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Rancho Mirage, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wait staff walks around with a chip on their shoulder. Their demeanor is of the "I am better than you" When paying these high prices I would hope that the staff would at least pretend they enjoyed what they were doing. Many other places within walking distance where people are actually happy that you came in to spend some money.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Stayed at the Portofino and dined here. Food was good but a little pricey, service was great. It was a Tuesday night so it was pretty empty - they gave us a great table overlooking the marina. We had a waiter w/a waitress int raining so were given excellent service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I went inside and asked for a table. They replied "wherever you like" and while going to look for a place where to sit the guy said "what about this ?" (very close at the entrance). I asked for other options and he directed me to the bar: too hot and without proper dinner tables. I went back and asked... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I seldom review local restaurants but I'd heard some postive buzz about Baleen Kitchen so my wife and I and another couple went for dinner last night. The setting in the harbor right on the water is very scenic. Service is slow and indifferent; our waiter was a nice enough guy but whether overworked or just disorganized, we never felt... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Came here looking for a great meal with that beautiful marina view. Been here a couple times for dinner and never had an issue. Sometimes service is slow, but when the food arrives it's like "let's kiss and make up, ok?" Today I was treated to lunch (actually brunch) as I recently received my degree. I ordered the eggs benedict... More 

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Roseville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Admittedly it is tough to find bad restaurants in California - most bad restaurants go out of business quickly here. So, in the fine dining category there is healthy competition. Baleen Kitchen ticked every box for us, so much so that we dined there two nights in a row. Service is excellent, with everyone from the bartender to the bus... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Splendid 2nd floor restaurant overlooking a marina. Romantic comfortable atmosphere with a cool vibe. I frequently travel here on business, and this restaurant is one of the top three which I continue to return to.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We love to eat at Baleen kitchen when staying at the hotel The Portofino Hotel and Marina. The staff are wonderful and the food is always delicious. One of the best Salmon Benedicts ever and we always look forward to our next stay so we can enjoy the restaurant.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This restaurant is beautifully located at the portofino yacht club with a marine view. It's has a very relaxing atmosphere and designed well. The dim lights make it very romantic and peaceful at night. The drinks are very delicious. The food is good and the service we received from Nick was phenomenal. If I go back I would definitely request... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Hidden int he back of the Redondo Pier area, this is an interesting restaurant. I would not recommend the patio area as it can be too hot or too cold. I brought a large group and we enjoyed the meal, but not enough to go back.

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Additional Information about Baleen Kitchen

Address: 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone Number: +1 310-372-1202
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redondo Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday 6:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 6:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 6:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 6:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 6:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 6:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
Cuisine: Bar, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    (N. Harbor Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redondo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-372-1202

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Cuisine: Bar, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Offering marina views with both indoor and outdoor dining, BALEENkitchen is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner while featuring our Bottomless Mimosas and 'Make Your Own' Bloody Mary Bar Weekend Brunch. From Huevos Redondos at breakfast, Smoked Salmon, Cornmeal Pancakes and Orecchiette at brunch, local's lunch time favorite Lobster 'Mac & Cheese,' to our top selling Miso Sea Bass, Braised Beef Short Ribs and Seafood Spaghetti at dinner, hand crafted cocktails, a local craft beer selection and a culinary adventure awaits you at BALEENkitchen. Offering daily Happy Hour specials and live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, there's always something happening at BALEENkitchen!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
6:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 1:00 am

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