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320 Main Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740 (Pacific Coast Highway)
+1 562-799-6246
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Seal Beach's intimate 320 Main long ago set the benchmark in Orange County...
Seal Beach's intimate 320 Main long ago set the benchmark in Orange County for cutting edge, creative craft cocktails. Owners Jason & Rebecca Schiffer have all but perfected the art of re-imagining popular cocktail recipes, utilizing the latest techniques and ingredients, all the while refining their standard cocktail repertoire that pays homage to America's greatest gift to the culinary world. In a recent effort to re-imagine the food offerings of the dining room menu to the level of the drinks menu, 320 Main recently appointed Chef Jaime Carrano, who now brings a similar ethos to the kitchens of 320. An alumni of prestigious kitchens in Southern California including Bouchon Beverly Hills and Charlie Palmer at South Coast Plaza, as well as New York City's acclaimed Aureole, Chef Carrano's new menus feature a delicious offering of accessible American cuisine, utilizing classic French techniques and the freshest and finest of ingredients. Food and drink should not only feed your body but also feed your soul.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid place for drinks and appetizers

We stopped in on a Sunday evening after lots of recommendations from friends. We don't live in the area or we would have been sooner. Now I wish we did live in the area, because this place would be a regular haunt. We sat at the bar because we'd heard the cocktails and bartenders were something... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2014
LagunaGrrl
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Laguna Beach, CA
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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ca
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Welcoming. Reserved with Open Table and it was a breeze. Warm friendly service that was just right. Food was very good - nice portions and interesting variety. Cool bar. Clean restroom. Fun place that is a favorite when we come to this area. I had cioppino - it was really good without shrimp as I requested, it was a thicker... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good snacks, wonderful service, nice small outdoor service too. Great drinks. Our favorite waitress, Kristin is here.

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London, United Kingdom
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215 reviews 215 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My previous review was focused on the bar and bar food. Given recent positive reviews in some press, I decided to try a sit down meal. I was not impressed and a little disappointed. Our server, Kimberly, was not engaged, attentive or enthusiastic. Perhaps she was having a bad day, but a few other reviews indicate servers have issues here... More 

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Laguna Beach, CA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stopped in on a Sunday evening after lots of recommendations from friends. We don't live in the area or we would have been sooner. Now I wish we did live in the area, because this place would be a regular haunt. We sat at the bar because we'd heard the cocktails and bartenders were something special. Have to agree.... More 

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Destin, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Since I am a prodigious consumer of Moscow Mules, I come here often. For $25, they will sell you a Moscow Mule mug that can be refilled for $5 during happy hour (normally $8). They do have excellent food too. You really cannot go wrong on their menu or with their Moscow Mules.

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Seal Beach, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great place to catch a great gourmet meal on Main street. They're also know for their drinks/cocktails. Happy Hour is a great deal there too.

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Anaheim, California
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242 reviews 242 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Cheese & Charcuterie is pepato cheese, chicken liver and veal pate, prosciutto, purple mustard, pickled vegetables, and grilled bread. The pate was more like a terrine of chicken liver and veal but absolutely delicious! The texture was a little coarse but melts in your mouth from your natural body heat. The pickled vegetables were perfect, just enough pickled flavor while... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

320 Main prides itself in their wonderful cocktails, but the bar area is just too small. Several times we have had to go elsewhere because it was too crowded. Happy for them that they are so busy, but really, if the bar area was expanded somehow it would be great! All of their cocktails are made fresh and you can't... More 

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spokane
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Good drinks, great atmosphere but yes, very loud as others mentioned. Food was pretty average. Server seemed tired, annoyed or maybe she was just a low key person?

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Seal Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

After 3 tries AI give up. Ordered a Kansas City Strip Steak. It was good but not much of it for $38.00. They said 14oz. The bone had to weigh 11oz. The twice backed potatoe was 1/2 of a potatoe and really small, 3 bites. They had an onion one the plate the looked like a cat turd. Waited 15... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 Main Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740
    (Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-799-6246

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Seal Beach's intimate 320 Main long ago set the benchmark in Orange County for cutting edge, creative craft cocktails. Owners Jason & Rebecca Schiffer have all but perfected the art of re-imagining popular cocktail recipes, utilizing the latest techniques and ingredients, all the while refining their standard cocktail repertoire that pays homage to America's greatest gift to the culinary world. In a recent effort to re-imagine the food offerings of the dining room menu to the level of the drinks menu, 320 Main recently appointed Chef Jaime Carrano, who now brings a similar ethos to the kitchens of 320. An alumni of prestigious kitchens in Southern California including Bouchon Beverly Hills and Charlie Palmer at South Coast Plaza, as well as New York City's acclaimed Aureole, Chef Carrano's new menus feature a delicious offering of accessible American cuisine, utilizing classic French techniques and the freshest and finest of ingredients. Food and drink should not only feed your body but also feed your soul.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?