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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Offering marina views with both indoor and outdoor dining, BALEENkitchen is...
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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  • 95
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 14
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh food

I stayed at Portofino Hotel across the parking lot from Baleen & while the hotel room cleanliness was disappointing at Portofino hotel, breakfast at Baleen's was delicious two days in a row! We had the breakfast buffet on Friday (tasty, fresh food with great flavors) & on Saturday I had an omelet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
breaun
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Kentucky
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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The setting is very cool, right at the marina's edge, looking out at the boats harbored there (no ocean view). The food is pretty good but not great. They have a nice choice of tasty appetizers to go with drinks. Great for relaxed afternoon lunches, and with live music at night it becomes a very romantic place.

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Thank chascal
Riverside, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Waiter was very prompt and courteous and food was GREAT!! Not much of a seafood person so I ordered the roasted chicken.

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Thank Christy P
Sean M, Food & Beverage Outlets Manager at Baleen Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to BALEENkitchen! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our friendly, attentive service, along with the roasted chicken. That dish in particular tends to fly under the radar but it is absolutely delicious! More 

Montreux
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

very innovative menu and setting very romantik out of 10, 10 points. breakfast outside is a big plus for the attached hotel, livemusic a bit too much if you wanna have a good conversation

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Thank worldtraveller1968
Sean M, Food & Beverage Outlets Manager at Baleen Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review! We are lucky to be located at such a beautiful location. We were recently rated as one of the top 10 best restaurants for waterside dining in Los Angeles by ZAGAT! In the future, if the live music is too loud, please inform our wait staff and we will be sure to do whatever... More 

Kentucky
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at Portofino Hotel across the parking lot from Baleen & while the hotel room cleanliness was disappointing at Portofino hotel, breakfast at Baleen's was delicious two days in a row! We had the breakfast buffet on Friday (tasty, fresh food with great flavors) & on Saturday I had an omelet with feta & tomato's , wheat bread, arugula... More 

Helpful?
Thank breaun
Sean M, Food & Beverage Outlets Manager at Baleen Kitchen, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that the cleanliness at the hotel was not up to your standards. Would love to hear how they could have met those standards and I will be sure to share that information with the appropriate staff, please email me at sdmartin@hotelportofino. We recently revamped our buffet and are receiving a lot of great feedback, thank... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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121 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the two meals I had here, but I just felt that although the menu was a large one, it did not offer a wide range of choice. Service was good and the quality of the dishes was excellent.

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Thank Murray A
Sean M, Food & Beverage Outlets Manager at Baleen Kitchen, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed the meals and service was excellent here at BALEENkitchen! I want to personally let you know we are in the process of revamping our menu to ensure we continue to offer a quality, diverse food selection! It should be out in full effect at the start of next month, please come by. Would... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So nice to have this located at our hotel and to get to wander over and find a great dinner awaiting. We enjoyed many different tapas and they were all delicious and not over priced. A great wine and cocktail lost too. Loved the ambiance and the view of the marina right out the back.

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Thank Jessica Y
Sean M, Food & Beverage Outlets Manager at Baleen Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for wandering over to BALEENkitchen, having dinner, and writing a review. Our culinary team under newly appointed Chef, Ethan Brown, is doing an outstanding job. They never cease to amaze me with the food! More 

Broome, Australia
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here, we both had the fish and chips which were delicious. The service here is very good and the location is great. Well worth a visit if staying around the area.

Helpful?
Thank Nicola W
Sean M, Food & Beverage Outlets Manager at Baleen Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us here at BALEENkitchen and writing a review. I am always happy to hear about great service as this is something that is very important to us. Our fish and chips are delicious and one of those reasons is because we use wild pacific snapper! We look forward to having you come join us again... More 

Redondo Beach, California
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Baleen is part of the Portofino Hotel at King Harbor, Redondo. But it is not your standard hotel restaurant (though it does serve as that). Except when the loud (and sometimes drunk) boat owners from the adjacent marina take the place over, it is a very comfortable, affordable place for very good food and drink.

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Thank Bill A
Sean M, Food & Beverage Outlets Manager at Baleen Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for informing others that we are not your typical hotel restaurant. We take pride in our beautiful location, ambiance, friendly service, and delicious food! If in the future, if anyone is disturbing you in anyway or being loud, please inform our management team who will be happy to assist. Come back soon! More 

Redondo Beach, California
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good drinks and food during happy hour. Sometimes, there is live music. Upscale, yet friendly atmosphere. frequented by hotel guests and locals.

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Thank yannis63
Sean M, Food & Beverage Outlets Manager at Baleen Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We offer live music on Thursdays in our lounge and lobby bar, from 6:00PM-9:00PM. On Fridays and Saturdays, we offer live music in our lobby bar from 6:00PM-9:00PM and in our lounge, from 9:00PM-12:00AM. We always have something going on at BALEENkitchen! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always stay at the Portofino resort when in LA and count on Baleens as a consistently good restaurant. Very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast is superb with exceptional coffee. Good variety on menu won't disappoint.

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Thank IndyRon
Sean M, Food & Beverage Outlets Manager at Baleen Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for always choosing to stay at the Portofino Hotel and Marina. We appreciate your loyalty to Baleen Kitchen and will have a fresh cup of coffee awaiting for your return! I look forward to personally congratulating our team on a job well done for their friendly and helpful service. We love hearing this type of feedback and are... More 

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?