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“i found the beef!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Standing Room

The Standing Room
144 N Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 374-7545
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Ranked #2 of 264 Restaurants in Redondo Beach
Cuisines: American, Asian
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“i found the beef!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

"it's a deli-like eatery in the back of a liquor store" - my friend's description of the place. it was intriguing so i had to visit it....
the best of all dives in the south bay area! great service, eclectic menu of asian and american foods, and humongous portions!!!! there is no way to leave hungry :)

the napoleon burger has a 3"x4"1.5" piece of 48-hour braised short rib, arugula, gruyere and cheddar cheese, a lovely burger cooked to order, AND parmegan-truffle fries. it's a real fork and knife kind of burger. i ate for about 20 minutes on it and there was still 2/3 of it left!

the Parmesan-truffle fries are a real last meal kind of dish. crispy exterior on a not too thin and not too thick fry. the scent of truffles wafting from the hot fries is enhanced by the bits of black truffle sprinkled all over every bite. i've had truffle fries in lots of places and these are by fare THE BEST ever.....

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palos Verdes, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Amazing, well thought out food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This was truly a delightful experience! The owner has developed unique and delicious burgers that are a gourmet delight! The truffle parmasan fries are out of this world. Standing room may only have outdoor seating, but it has first rate food carefully prepared. You must go here and food network needs to come here mad do a feature on the food, owner and staff!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Redondo Beach, California
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11 restaurant reviews
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“Hidden Hidden gem.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

It's a hole in the wall in a liquore store and it is OUTSTANDING. The burgers and fries are to DIE for. Do not expect any kind of restaurant..they have however put up some tables and chairs outside..but the point of this would be to get your food and proceed to the beach...and expect nothing but a freaking GREAT burger....this will never last in there because this guy should have his own restaurant for sure...it's a little bit crazy.

Visited July 2012
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

This is place is amazing. Seriously, who would have thought that you could find food this good in a liquor store?

Some of our favorites are the portobello sandwich and I love the shortie. The fries are also delicious (sweet potato and parmesan truffle...mmmmmm).

And it's not strictly standing room only any more- they've added some tables with umbrellas outside. But it's also really close to the redondo beach pier so if you wanted to you could grab them to go and eat them somewhere really scenic.

They take a bit of time to make so I recommend calling in your order ahead of time, or just be patient.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hermosa Beach, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Simple pleasures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Who knew you could find a perfectly executed burger, or braised rib, or fresh crab sandwich inside of a liquor store. The truffle paremesean fries...oh my! Don't go home without ordering them. The Standing Room is completely off the radar but is probalby one of the better restaurants in the South Bay. Although you cannot eat at the restaurant itself, some of the best views of the ocean are only 2 blocks away, or there is a park across the street to enjoy your grub. I wouldn't pass it up!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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