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Baleen Restaurant Redondo Beach

260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 372-1202
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Ranked #34 of 262 Restaurants in Redondo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 1:00 am
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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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

While visiting the Portofino hotel across the way we were given a card for a free tapas or dessert with the purchase of an entree over at the Baleen restaurant. Since it was pretty late and we were hungry we devices to try it out. We were seated near a window facing the marina which was very nice, especially when... More

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Redondo Beach, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wonderful view of the Marina, Best breakfast ever, mimosas in a fabulous glass and a quiche that was beyond fabulous. A must if you are in RB. Good for all meals. Very open almost like al fresco dining.

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Redondo Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The ambiance is good with glass all around and views of the boats in the Portofino Harbor. The food is prepared well ... the service so, so depending on the server you get.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
Senior Reviewer
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
803 helpful votes 803 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
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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