320 Main
320 Main

320 Main

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.320mainsealbeach.com/
  • Phone: (562) 799-6246
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 4pm - 10pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 4pm - 9:30pm

    Brunch:
    Saturday - Sunday 11am - 4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jaime V. Carrano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pacific Coast Highway
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from 320 Main
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.

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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320 Main reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)fit for foodies (23)vibrant bar scene (11)good for groups (10)special occasion (8)romantic (7)great for outdoor dining (7)hot spot (6)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Loved the Prix Fixe dinner during Restaurant Week!
    JoAnn
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The kale salad and the duck appetizer were amazing. Loved the salmon and the hangar steak (which was prepared perfectly medium rare!) and the yummy semi-freddo peanut butter dessert was incredible!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late at night
    cpku
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We were looking for a late night small dinner in the Seal Beach area and found 320 Main on Open Table. It was perfect. We sat outside on the small patio and enjoyed a nice evening. Emily our server did an excellent job. We enjoyed a bottle of wine, lamb ribs, kale salad and cioppino. My husband loves lam and the sauce on them was really good. The kale salad was tasty and filling, really a great flavor and a little crunch and substance with the addition of pine nuts, breadcrumbs and pickled red onion. The soup was very good too, very tomatoey, with a nice slab of good toast and butter alongside. A good choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Julie
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food was delicious, the service was attentive. We had a group of 8 and felt well taken care of by the service staff. Will definitely return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great this time
    specialRiderVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I never order steak in restaurants, but always wanted to order a Hanger Steak after reading abut this cut in a recipe from my Paris cookbook. It was delicious! In recent months the menu has been revised constantly, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. Please keep the Hanger Steak!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Good location, easy to find. all the staff are very friendly and eager to help. The food is good and so are their signature drinks. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a good dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Treasure
    JesseC
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    320 Main never disappoints! The food is always incredible, the drinks are always epic, bar staff/servers/everyone that works there is always super friendly and offers terrific recommendations. Every single person I've ever brought here says it's their new favorite place. It's definitely mine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Happening Place
    EGHoop
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I am never dissappointed with 320 Main. The staff is friendly, the food is excellent, drinks are their specialty, and I always have a great experience there. Whether it's a special occasion or just a night out for fun, I can always count on 320 main and their staff to deliver the greatest meals and best cocktails in all of Southern California.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mikeVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    we enjoyed ourselves, the food was goo, the service was good, its a very nice place, we will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • had a great time
    irorozico
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We got there early and took our time. Our waitress kept the pace just right. We had drinks, apps, dinner and dessert. It was a great date night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small shop, big taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This restaurant is on the smaller end, so if you have a big group then make sure you get a reservation. They have very good appetizers -- we got everything, the mac & cheese, kale salad, bone marrow, duck fries, and fried cauliflower. Everything we had was delicious, especially the mac & cheese and bone marrow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Getting Better
    specialRiderVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Has a quirky menu, but I like quirky. I ordered Duck Toast with goat cheese mousse, black fig, duck leg confit, and also Farro & Mushroom Risotto. And Vanilla Mascarpone Semifreddo for dessert. But they also serve cheeseburgers.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not worth the money
    Daveb
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I was looking forward to a nice big juicy Rib eye. For the price of $30 that's what I expected. Instead I got a little thin piece of something that looked like Dennys would serve it for 8.99. No salad, no bread. I want impressed at all. Probably will not be back. If I do it will not be for the steak.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It spoiled the entire evening
    Marc
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Considering this chef's pedigree, i.e. Thomas Keller and Charlie Palmer, I would have thought the wine list would have been at least a little better. It could be best described as "pitiful at best", as were the wine glasses. Corkage is only $10, so I would suggest you bring your own wine, and glasses. That all being said, with the exception of the Osso Buco being over cooked, the pork chop, rib eye, duck fries, duck on toast, and octopus salad were outstanding. Even the dessert would have been excellent, if it hadn't been ruined by the annoyingly loud music that started around 8 PM. Definitely won't come in for a late dinner again. But I guess that's Seal Beach!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great!
    Chocadile
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We eat at 320 Main quite ofter and have never been disappointed. Food is always excellent and the service is spot on. And, the cocktails always put a smile on our faces!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Drink
    Mary78
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    320 Main offers delicious eats with excellent drinks every time. The duck fried never disappoint and the various applications of polenta were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was fantastic. Definitely a spot for foodies. The Moscow mule was amazing. Definitely will be a regular spot for us. Great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a lovely time!
    Veeloves2dine
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The restaurant is located in the middle of beautiful Main St, Seal Beach, California. So pretty and scenic! Our waitress was attentive and a doll! The place is beautiful with warm brown tone walls, low ceiling a wonderful use of space making it quite cozy and friendly. Our reservation was for Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. so the place was not crowded but quiet! Our group is a Women's motorcycle club and while riding, we Don't consume alcohol. But the restaurant has a wonderful wine and specialty drink list that would be nice to try...another time... We were a party of six with different foodie taste which the menu afforded a variety of choices especially a la carte and fantastic entrees! We will return to try the rest of the menu and desserts!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Pork Chop
    Diner2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    You have to get the pork chop. Truly delicious! Moist, thick, flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 38 years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I came by 3 hours early and dropped a few items I wanted on the table for our 38th anniversary. Kristen took the items and when we arrived for our 7 pm reservation the table was set to perfection.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleasent Evening
    RobinC
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I took a friend here to celebrate her birthday. The service was very attentive and we never felt rushed. We were able to sit and enjoy a cocktail followed by a few appetizer and then dinner. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 128 reviews are from the 320 Main reviews archive.
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had a great dinner here with my kids. Nice little restaurant. Drinks were good, the food was excellent, dessert was very good. Not too many entrée options if you are not a meat eater, so be aware if someone in your party requires that. Grilled octopus salad was a hit, as were the steaks. Salmon was perfect. Presentation was nice, and I must say the service was impeccable. Our waitress was very friendly, made some great recommendations, and was attentive, but not overbearing. Really a great experience overall. One small thing to note: we sat in a booth and the table seemed a little too high, not uncomfortably so, but enough that all my (nearly adult) kids commented on it. You may want to opt for a table instead of a booth in some cases.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JVS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Small and quaint. Bartender very prideful of home derived libations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Drinks
    Augie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We've been there a few times. The drinks are always great, food is amazing, and the staff is very professional Good place to go if you'd like to splurge for the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a winner
    LiLi
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food is great! The staff is very friendly, professional and they really know how to describe the food and drinks and offer great suggestions!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An enjoyable and unique restaurant
    sushiut
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Justine provided great service and excellent menu suggestions. We had the peppers and the polenta with burrata cheese as appetizers. The Philly cheese steak was very good and my companions enjoyed their salmon and pasta with duck comfit. At Justine's suggestion I tried the Detroiter - I had never even heard of Cynar - but it was a treat. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gotten Better
    McD81VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    It has been a year since we were last at 320 Main. The menu has improved and with it the food. The service was always good. The restaurant is a small loud scene with a lot of energy, that creates a a fun environment. Great for Couples or Groups of friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner with friends
    Yanhman
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Amazing as usual! Can never go wrong starting off with the pork belly mac and cheese as well as the roasted bone marrow
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • favorite place.
    murs
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    my husband and I moved from Seal to NYC almost two years ago and when we finally made a visit back, we ate at 320 every night. the food has been upgraded and the cocktails are as good as we remembered. love this place, wish they would open one in nyc. only desire is I keep hoping for more vegetarian options. the peppers, cauliflower, and asparagus are amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummmmmy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food is simple and perfectly yummy. The portions are the perfect size.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Yanhman
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Took a date here to check out the new menu and it was nothing short of an amazing evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Priced with Poor Service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    They changed the chefs in the kitchen and the menu too. Drinks where priced as if I was in Hawaii along with poor service just made for a very bad experience. Originally the four of us where going to have dinner there but decided to leave after our drinks and appetizers. Sad to report that the changes they made where not for the better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salty food
    rblythin
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Has pasta dish which was very good, but need to dial back on the salt. Coctails are prefect. The wine list is small but the quality is as good as you will find anywhere.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cocktail Heaven
    Wimby43VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food is very good, the small plate and appetizers can make up a meal. The cocktails are exceptional. On certain nights the noise level can be very high, but it is always accompanied by high energy.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food
    NdO562
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food is always amazing. We have never left with a disappointed tummy. The drinks are phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have celebrated 2 anniversaries
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We have celebrated 2 anniversaries and 2 birthdays at 320 Main and it is always excellent. We have the Old Cubans, always. This time the menu had been changed and our server Kristen made recommendations and she was spot on. The Scottish Salmon and the Kale Salad were great but the bacon wrapped dates we had as appetizers were FABULOUS!! Then we tasted heaven with the Brown Sugar cake. OMG!! The real gem of 320 Main is Kristen our server and all of the staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place... great food...
    chefspecialties
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The food is very good... service was good- server seemed to want to rush us to choose... gets loud and busy...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really nice - good late night happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    good late night happy hour and Wednesday wine night!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch was classy but not stuffy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    We needed a place that had good food, nice wines and beers but was quiet and less casual than most of the beach spots. 320 was a great find. The food was terrific, the desserts were appropriate and the serving portions weren't overloaded. For a classy but not stuffy meeting place, 320 was very nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great cocktails, good food.
    lovgoodfood
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had a reservation and as soon as we arrived we were seated in a booth with a smile. The ambiance was good though the view at the open kitchen with its bright lighting is not too appealing. The room is pretty bare and could use more decor. The service was fast and the cocktails yummy (Negroni's loss and MaiTai). The food was good to very good to our taste (we had duck fries, gnocchi and salmon). We will come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply a great cocktail bar,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Simply a great cocktail bar, which is rare given all the attention for wine and now beer everywhere. The overall menu is somewhat limited and just enough to make you not just have drinks and go somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.