Chez Soi
Chez Soi
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  • Address:
    451 Manhattan Beach Blvd
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    Neighborhood:
    Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Modern European
    Price: $30 and under

Chez Soi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chezsoirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3108021212
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch
    Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner
    Daily: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Italian, French
  • Executive Chef: Mark Gold
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Our staff of event planning is at your disposal whether you are hosting a business breakfast, luncheon, dinner, wine tasting or sumptuous cocktail reception. Let us attend to your entertaining needs with chef Mark Gold’s thoughtful cuisine, impeccable service and an ambiance that delights the senses. Our event manager looks forward to taking personal care of your custom printed seasonal menus, specially tailored wine pairings, take home gifts, musical entertainment and so much more. Please contact us to plan your next event in a style that reflects Chez Soi spirit of hospital.
  • Private Party Facilities: The entire restaurant accommodates seating for up to 120 guests or standing receptions for 180 guests and may be subdivided into three seperate rooms. The smallest room accommodates an intimate group for 2 -14 guests. When the salon is subdivided, each room is entirely private. Contact our private dining department for current menus and pricing.
  • Private Party Contact: Thierry 3108021212

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Morningside Dr
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: under ground public parking
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Chez Soi reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Worst Ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Worst waiter, worst service and food was a mess! Nothing we ordered came out in the right order nor did it come with what it said it came with! Even the cocktails were so bad I had to return them all!!! First time I EVER LEFT A 15% tip!!! Bar scene was pretty cool because the DJ was good but I didn't want another cocktail that tastes like dish water!!! I live a couple blocks away so I was extremely disappointed in the new Restaurant. Sashi was MUCH better!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's an just OK. Not all that rave.
    Rickthetraveller
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    On a Saturday evening at 8:00 pm they were already out of the only 2 pasta plates they offer, and out of one of the 2 fish plates they offer. Someone is not doing a good job forecasting the supplies orders.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Give Chez Soi a try
    abc123
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Chez Soi has terrific food, wait staff and wine list. Their menu is diverse, complete with very traditional French dishes coupled with some interesting seasonal dishes which have a slight Japanese flair. The preparation and presentation was excellent. Overall a great new addition to the burgeoning Manhattan Beach restaurant scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I liked it very much
    CelebratedAnniversary
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    I made reservations via Open-table the same day I attended. I attended on a Wednesday night. It was pretty empty. The music setting was just right for the occasion. The Bar & Lounge area is a lovely sight. I dined outside for the night and ordered my alcoholic beverages through the waitress. I was surprised the restaurant carried Hennessy. My date & I were seated outside that night. The view was awesome. The waitress was very accommodating. I could see myself returning here for a lovely anniversary celebration once again. I do wish to try the bar & lounge area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New MB spot for great food!
    HermosaFoodie
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    Interesting menu with the standout being Corn Ravioli, Lobster Udon Noodle, Octopus and the Burrata Cheese w/ peaches & procuitto, and the fried chicken. We brought champange and they gave us free corkage since we also ordered 2 bottles of wine. Wine prices were very reasonable and a nice selection. The menu is seasonal and we will defitely be back to try the new creations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in an outdoor setting
    Dina
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    The food was very tasty and we all enjoyed what we ordered. One of the salads seemed rather small for the price ($14). Some of the items on the website menu, which brought us there, were not on the menu when we arrived. We ate rather early and not only was the music loud, but the children playing in the plaza were also making a lot of noise. The service was OK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    TeamOrange82
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Dining at Chez Soi was an extraordinary experience. The staff were wonderful. Chef Mark Gold came out and greeted us. The food is exquisite! Whether you go for a casual brunch or dinner/or a romantic interlude. The food and ambiance is beyond words. So simply amazing. Love, love, love this place!!!!! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Likes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    Comfortable Bar lounge. Mixologist insures the perfect drink by bartenders. I will return to the bar for their happy hour. Dining area very nice outdoor seating or indoor that is open. Food. Octopus with chorizo, lobster with noodles, morel mushrooms, salmon were great. Wine was reasonably priced. Very relaxing evening. It will get popular since there are not many places with this level of food in the South Bay. Downstairs Parking lot is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    LoveToEat
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    Service was good, server was friendly. Food was average and pricey. The best part of the meal was the rolls and French fries.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    I expected more from the dishes we ordered. The coq au vin didn't have any semblance of wine in its overly brown sauce. My duck breast was over- cooked so was a bit tough and rather bland. It will be sometime before we give Chez Soi another chance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food, uneven service
    WineLoverVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    We used to go frequently to chef Mark Gold's previous restaurant, Eva. His new Chez Soi has food that equals Eva. It has only been open for a short time, and it shows, as the sevice was uneven, and the the wine's that we ordered were both out of stock. We got our main course well before we were done with our first course. The new space is much more comfortable and roomy than Eva. It is a long drive for us, but worth it. Chez Soi has the same Sunday dinner deal that Eva had (a 4 course dinner served family style + wine) for $39, which we will try if we can get there on a Sunday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chez Soi - New to South Bay
    luveditVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Had a nice experience at Chez Soi. with some friends. Shared many of the menu's dishes and enjoyed the great fresh flavors
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were there for Father's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We were there for Father's Day. I was just sort of surprised that it wasn't shown on the site that they had a special Father's Day menu rather than the regular menu since one of the diners doesn't eat red meat or chicken. The chef was very accommodating and the food was excellent, however, it was rather embarrassing since I had made the reservation thinking that my guest would have several options.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOUD Band Food NOT as Stated
    pkrevVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Greeted by a LOUD bad band at door.Confirming phone call said Father's Day $45 Fixed Price menu INCLUDED wine,said had a 14 yr-old diner,offered a Kids Menu of chicken.Asked if corn ravioli was available for kid, told they could do it, had A La Carte menu, asked for it to be noted on reservation. NOT.Very FIXED menu price was $49 NO wine,loud waiter said gal I spoke w/was misinformed,did offer wine but we refused.No a la carte menu.One salad on Family-Style served menu had 3 wedges,2 eggs,2 tiny "special",per waiter, tomato slices.He pointed out flowers on chicken dish,we leaned in and saw none.2 fatty prime rib slices for 3.Waiter kept calling it STEAK to diners!Chocolate cake best, but given serving spoons to eat with?Pleasant on patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Stuff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Excellent signature cocktail menu, reasonably priced. The menu diverges from today's small plate menus (Why should I have to share my tiny portion of food with everybody else at the table?) but stays true to the farm-to table approach. The menu has some tasty treats like the octopus/chorizo, the chopped salad and the fried chicken. Next time, I'm sitting at the bar for the bottomless moules frites and a beer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    I was not impressed at all. Small menu, the food took forever and it was not good at all. My steak was practically cold and my friend's fish was over cooked. The waitress had an attitude and she did not know the beers on tap.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Missing something...
    BragigirlVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    This is a tough review to write. While three of four dishes we liked very much, the restaurant seems to be missing it's passion, it's heart. Service is okay, but not engaging. We were told the Japanese tomatoes were from Japan. Really? The sous vide duck had good flavor, but was mushy and strange tasting after a few bites. Wanted this new spot to be more alluring to get us back; but not accomplished.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible sevice
    FASHIONSUZVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    I have to say the the wait staff is as good as any I have seen. Our waiter, Ray, was knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive to our needs. The servers were also amazing making every effort to be as professional as possible. The one thing that was unusual was the owner. He had insisted that the hostess have him seat all the guests, which is a lovely tradition, however he was unavailable when we checked ahe said nothing, just took us to the table, left the menus and abuptly left. To be honest, it was off putting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous meal. Delicious food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Fabulous meal. Delicious food, great service, beautiful space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mad props to the chef at Chez
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Mad props to the chef at Chez Soi! He chooses his ingredients carefully, and really lets each one shine in the dishes he prepares. The smoked and grilled peach that accompanies the gorgeous burrata, for example, added a lovely twist to an already lovely plate. The corn ravioli were delicate and deeply flavored - a wonderful surprise of texture and flavor. And the duck confit poutine was pure comfort food - simple and complex all at the same time. All of this was served in a relaxing atmosphere by attentive and unpretentious staff. A winner all around - thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second visit was a hugdisappointmen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    The first time I went to Chez Soi it was amazing-food, service, and ambience. Unfortunately, my second visit the service was horrible. We couldn't find our gal to save our lives. We had to remind her several times of what we ordered. She never came back to ask if we had everything we needed after the main dishes were served so one of our guests didn't have silverware for 20mins so we all waited until she could get some silverware so all of us could eat our cold food. It's unfortunate I was very excited after our first visit here about this place. I recommended it highly after our first visit, but now I wouldn't.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Haphazard
    Phil
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    We noted the previous mixed reviews but decided to take a chance that the restaurant had gotten through its groing pains and sharpened service and cuisine.Our waiter was very nice but not overly attentive. The octopus apetizer was not very tasty though the crab louie was delicious but lacked crab. We waited a long time for the entrees. The coq au vin was very good, the duck meager and dry, our twosteaks were very tender though we order them medium well and one came out on the rare side. Two entrees came out at once then we waited approximately 15 minutes for the steaks. We had the feeling that the chef and staff were self satisfied. The wait staff was friendly but not motivated, the kitchen disorganized and the food was rather bland.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good - service spotty
    trojanVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    We enjoyed our meal but the server(s) made multiple errors and the attention level was low. I think the meal took 2.5 hours. The restaurant was not crowded so that was not the problem. The quality of food is very good.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a neighborhood GEM!
    Karlf
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    Its really about time we have a notable restaurant in the Southbay. It took someone with the West Side experience to travel south to open a very fine establishment.. The food is exceptional and the service staff is second to none. Very attentive to detail and friendly. Makes you feel at home. Thank you Chez Soi!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fries?
    GenconmhpVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    We ordered duck and got one leg/thigh on top of a bed of fries. We told the server we didn't want fries and she took them and offered no alternative. The lobster was good but overpriced.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food finally has arrived
    MarekPVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    Great food finally has arrived in Manhattan Beach! Love the fried chicken and French toast on the weekend brunch menu. The eggs Benedict were also awesome. Hope the restaurant does well and becomes part of the Manhattan Beach dining scene for good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still working out the kinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Before we went, I had seen the mixed reviews. So, I wasn't surprised by our inconsistent experience. Some things were very good, like a nice beet salad, and others need to be done better, like the duck confit served on a huge pile of French fries that ended up being just too oily and hard to work with, or the pork that would be great with a sharp knife. It has great potential, and I hope the management will make the changes necessary to improve. (They told me they are revamping the entire drink menu, so changes are coming)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Season your food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    We really wanted to like this restaurant because it's in a great location with a nice patio. The service was not bad. The kampachi appetizer was so small it was difficult to share. The salmon entree was cooked perfectly but had no salt or seasoning whatsoever. The octopus had great texture just no seasoning. A little salt would've gone a long way.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First, maybe the last!
    Steveo
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Walking into Chez Soi is very pleasing, in fact it is why we went there after walking through a week before. Unfortunately, the shine came off the silver very quick! The beer we ordered they had just run out of so we had to wait while they plugged in a new keg, which took another 10 minutes. They were very nice about this error (not being prepared to serve the beers listed on the menu) and they gave us 1/2 half of a glass complementary. The main complaint, however is small menu and wait staff needs to be very familiar with all items available!
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  • Delicious food but menu is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Delicious food but menu is limited and portions were small when compared to price. If they would add a few more choices and make the entres more substantial, I would rate them 4-5 stars easily. Drinks were spectacular. Very good bartender and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great time. Wines
    SUSANVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    We had a great time. Wines great. Hamachi awesome! Service, (our waiter was experienced and friendly; a Boston native), and the chef relaxed present and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chez Soi
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Excellent corn ravioli and udon noodles with Lobster. Kitchen was slow to bring up food but think they are still working out the kinks of being new.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chez so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    I had a grilled baby rommaine salad which had too much green and not enough dressing. A little over grilled. I ordered the prime steak frittes, steak was excellent, frittes (belgian fries) showed up half way through my meal, as I had to remind waiter that they were missing. My meal came with broccoli which was over grilled. My wife complained that none of her meals were seasoned, she had the apple fennel soup, and two appetizers as her entree- pork belly and duck confit. She complained about the pork belly, it was almost inedable and we had to ask for a steak knife to cut. The people sitting next to us were complaining about there burnt meal.
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  • Chez so so
    ZimboVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Was expecting a lot more atmosphere and attentive service. The food left no lasting impression other than some burned chorizo with the octopus appetizer. Fried chicken was so and the risotto mainly bland. My favorite part of the meal was my Moscow Mule.
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  • Amazing food
    Jepco123
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    We got the family style 4 course meal for the table. It was really good. I would reccomed the restaurant if your in the area. In fact I would put it at the top of the list.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I had brunch at
    MarekPVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    My wife and I had brunch at Chez Soi. The fried chicken was amazing, in fact one of the best I've ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    tasty food with a bit of French touch. We tried the chef's tasting menu on a Sunday and were pleased with the service. We were surprised to get Southern style fried chicken as the first of the 2 mains but it was delicious. Second main was more typical French: center cut steak and fries with a light mayo or creme dip.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening. Good start
    slave2taste
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Comfortable setting. Nice Mixologist bar-enjoyed the wait for guest (8). Reservation. French influence on Californian. Fresh local ingredients. Tasty. Udon noodle with Lobster. Octopus. Duck confit. Prime Cote de Boeuf (excellent). Butterscotch & chocolate deserts. Nice, reasonable wine list. Expect this restaurant to generate a solid regular crowd who appreciate the food, drink & setting. The Summer will produce lunch crowd and busier outdoor bar scene. Don't understand some of the Yelp 1 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    BeachFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    We had a reservation, with a specific request for a patio table. We were led to small inside table near the kitchen door. We asked for an outside table that we had requested, . Owner said they were full but sit in the bar and he'd see what he could do. After about 15 minutes, they gave us a table outside. Still many open tables. Vodka martini full of ice chips and very watered down. I sent it back and got a good martini. Oysters - good. Grilled octopus was rubbery chewy. It just wasn't right. Hamachi was excellent. Our mains came while we were barely started on the appetizers. They prepared fresh plates for us the second time around. Lobster ramen good, not $37 good. The halibut was flavorful, but on the dry side.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Welcome to Manhattan Beach!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    I went to Chez Soi on Friday night for dinner with two other couples and I could not have been more pleased! I felt like I was instantly in a cool, hip restaurant in Culver City or somewhere in the westside that you just can't find here in Manhattan Beach. The food was excellent, people were dressed up, and for the big group the server didn't miss a beat. Best kept new secret in MB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.