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“Very pleasant place to sit outside”
Review of zinc@shade

zinc@shade
Ranked #38 of 194 Restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Price range: $10 - $18
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Valley Dr.
Reviewed August 11, 2014

Before taking a late flight to Fiji from LAX we wanted to be sure we ate some non-airplane food before leaving! Zinc was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. We made reservations online before going to LA. They gave us a nice high table outside which allowed us to do some excellent LA people-watching! We shared fried calamari and a pizza and both were very good as was the wine we didn't share! Our waiter was the right combination of friendly without being intrusive and it was a very pleasant experience that I wouldn't hesitate to repeat.

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Thank KayMarco
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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We had wanted to stop here after flying in from LAX before heading toward our hotel. The website made it seem (since they host weddings) that our cross country travel attire might just be too casual. .. wrong!
After taking forever to park, we came up from the parking garage near the outside dining. Very casual and comfortable.
The food was refreshing and delicious. Our server was so pleasant and friendly.
(The inside restaurant has a more dressy atmosphere.)

Thank gnptravel
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Didn't eat, but dropped in for a late afternoon cappuccino. Nice, friendly service and breeze from the ocean...good for relaxing and chatting- no loud music to compete with your conversation.
I will come back to have lunch as the menu looked great.

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Thank Apsaramaiden
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

I checked out Zinc at Shade Hotel for lunch today. The grilled cheese with tomato soup was really a great presentation and was just perfect for an appetizer. The Red Snapper on polenta and the grilled asparagus was wonderful and light. We sat in the covered patio which was perfect. Service was great!

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Thank CaliforniaViv
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

After a fabulous bike ride along the beach on a sweltering hot day over July 4th weekend, we were almost home, when we passed the Shade Hotel and I thought...ahhh a patio....an ice cold cocktail...let's stop here!
And what a great idea it was! Fruity martini for me and sangria for my friend. Relaxing on the dog friendly patio watching the world go by. The inside is just gorgeous. I definitely want to come back at night to experience the cool blue lights. We had a few appetizers like the caprese cups, goat cheese quesadilla and the poke tacos...which were all simply AWESOME. Thanks to our super cool waiter for the suggestions. The other patrons were in the same chilled out mood that we were. No strollers or screaming children. Hooray!
Absolutely perfect for an afternoon outing near the beach. I highly recommend Zinc@Shade in Manhattan Beach and will most definitely return to sample more. For those of you driving over, the hotel has valet parking and there is also a couple large parking garages right in the vicinity, so there should be no parking issues. Check this place out... you won't be disappointed!

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Thank Sally M
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