I was on a business trip and someone local to the area suggested Darren's. She had followed the owner from another restaurant that he had worked at and said that whenever she and her husband were in Manhattan Beach, they ate at Darren's. Since she is a foodie, I was expecting something pretty good. What I had was the best salmon I've EVER eaten. And that's not an exaggeration! It was thick, moist tender and the preparation was flawless. Others in our party had the pork tenderloin special and the short ribs and everyone was more than pleased. As we were getting ready to leave, the owner came over and asked us how we liked it and it was obvious that he really cared about delighting his patrons and that he loves to cook. Our waitress was excellent as well. She was helpful and attentive but not overbearing and she had a great sense of humor (which played well with some of the characters that were in our party). I don't get to Manhattan Beach very often but when I do go back, Darren's will definitely be a stop!
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