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Darren's Restaurant & Bar

1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
+1 310-802-1973
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood pasta” (8 reviews)
“truffle fries” (5 reviews)
“pork chop” (8 reviews)
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1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We had excellent food, but seating was kind of tight and crowded. Need to visit during the week early. Prices were pretty high for an arugula salad. Try $16

1  Thank Robert7772015
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Darren’s food and wine is always top shelf. A foodie’s Restaurant! Great food, great people, great service. Classic greatness for years. One of Manhattan Beach’s finest.

Thank Phil W
Reviewed March 17, 2018

A talented chef, a comfortable room, a great bar (and bartender), professional and warm service, and a varied, tasty menu...Darren's delivers on all facets of a dining experience. I've been to Darren's before and always came away satisfied but last night's experience really was perfect....More

Thank ann m
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

I don’t know where to begin but I came here on a Sunday night with friends and we we’re visiting from out of town. I have been to Darren’s a few times before both for a few personal visits and brought clients. I have never...More

Thank TikiTravels
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

We were just roaming around Manhattan Beach near LAX on a flight stop-over when we eyed Darren‘s Restaurant and got such a nice invitation of the owner that we could not resist to enter! We got a great table at the window. As we were...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed February 6, 2018

We had heard great things & made a reservation for a Saturday night....oddly the place was not packed which was weird for Manhattan Beach. Service not very good....after being seated it took a long while for someone to great us & offer us drinks....then another...More

Thank jacki0w
Reviewed January 31, 2018

Visited the restaurant for a friends birthday. Tried quite a few dishes and all were excellent. Great place to gather with friends and the staff here is awesome. It's nice to see that the area is getting better quality of restaurants. Another gem in the...More

Thank K-show42
Reviewed January 27, 2018

We were invited by friends who live in Manhattan Beach to have dinner at Darren's. The service was excellent. We ordered the mac and cheese and brussel sprouts for the table, absolutely delicious. I ordered the short ribs which were not spectacular. I would certainly...More

Thank ServiceMatters86
Reviewed January 25, 2018

Came to Darrens with another couple last weekend. Surprisingly I have never been here and I live about 4 miles from the location. Upon entering Darren's, the vibe was a buzzin and the crowd was looking like everyone was having a great time. We were...More

Thank Matt E
Reviewed December 27, 2017

This restaurant is a great spot for friends, co-workers & lovers. It's got a low key feel, almost casual, but trendy too. I had the kale salad & Saffron Seafood pasta. Delicious! The salad was refreshing and not too large, and the pasta was packed...More

Thank juliebElSegundo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
    (Manhattan Beach Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-802-1973
  • E-mail
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