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Baleen Restaurant Redondo Beach

260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 372-1202
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Ranked #31 of 263 Restaurants in Redondo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: N. Harbor Drive
Description: Offering marina views with both indoor and outdoor dining, Baleen is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner while featuring Saturday & Sunday Brunch. From Crab Benedict at breakfast, Smoked Salmon at Brunch, local’s lunch time favorite New England Clam Chowder, to our top selling Roasted Sea Scallops & Braised Beef Short Ribs or Cane Sugar Seared Ahi Tuna at dinner, hand crafted cocktails and a culinary adventure awaits you at BALEEN.
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  • Italian first
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English first
Manhattan Beach, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I spent the day at a conference at the Portofino Hotel and we were treated to a lunch buffet at the Baleen Kitchen. What a great little restaurant and the views are just spectacular! The staff seemed very attentive to the buffet line that was set up. The food was fine, though nothing over the moon but the flan dessert... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The waiter was so efficient and gracious and the food and ambiance was perfect. Great meal in a great place.

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S.L.C., Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The pork chop was very dry and the chicken was too. The manager responded beautifully and had them redone. The location overlooking the marina is spectacular as is the decor. They had live music which was also excellent. One other negative is that the air conditioning made the restaurant bone-chillingly cold. Luckily we were staying next door at the Portofino... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Was just here for my bday & strongly advise not having large parties there. They have you sign a contract telling you it's to hold the table but then it's really so they can charge you $20 for every person that does not show. Also they over charge for each person & then give some bogus minimum you have to... More

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Sacramento Valley
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279 reviews 279 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
799 helpful votes 799 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have had the opportunity to dine at Baleens since March 2013 when I have stayed at the Portofino property and attend USC Center for Effective Organization workshops at the onsite conference center. I have had breakfast, lunch and dinner there. Most recently I had dinner there in June of 2014. Service has been mixed. My first couple of visits... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Excellent steak dishes, can recommend the filet steak with asparagus and Berlinger Merlot. Attentive service, beautiful ocean views. Quite pricey, but good value for steak choices.

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

While staying at the portofino, an easy walk to this harbor front restaurant. Nice apps. Sliders, calamari, and yes, as other reviewers have said, very, very good burgers! Nice wine list as well.

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Denver, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Trust me, it's worth the clogged artery. Just work out pre burger. The rest of the menu/food was above average. Nothing fancy, simple, good.

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Los Angeles, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a beautiful spot for brunch, especially for a special occasion. The restaurant is really pretty and has a great view overlooking the Redondo marina. The food was good, but I was surprised that their brunch menu was so small. But, they do have bottomless mimosas and a bloody mary bar.

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Los Angeles
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a very enjoyable dinner with another couple at Baleen. Food was flavorful, well presented and almost great. If anything, I hold South Bay food to a higher standard since we tend to get crappier service down here. Such was not the case at Baleen. Pleased all around.

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