Love and Salt
317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266Neighborhood:
Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach
Contemporary FrenchPrice: $31 to $50
Love and Salt
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.cafepierre.com/
- Phone: 3105455252
- Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Contemporary French
- Executive Chef: Guy Gabriele
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine Bar
A word from Love and Salt
For 30 successful years, Love and Salt has been the benchmark for innovative cuisine and exceptional service in Manhattan Beach, establishing a timeless reputation as the premier dining destination for locals and visitors alike.Continued
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Love and Salt reviews from OpenTable diners
- Consistently excellent french foodLoveGoodFoodDined on 10/25/2013This was our second visit to this restaurant and again we were very pleased! Prior to arrival, I called in advance to confirm our reservations were set as the host called prior and left a message. I also called to confirm the desert was given for the wife's special birthday occasion, the host who picked up reassured it was. Upon arrival the host greeting us and we were seated promptly. The waitress was friendly and her recommendations of the wine and specials we decided on were delicious and awesome suggestions! Also note she did not over serve us which is a positive thing! The birthday desert gift was delicious as well capping off a wonderful night and experience!Special Features:
- All courses excellently prepared.BobxDined on 10/23/2013All courses excellently prepared. Chocolate Mousse dessert "to die for". This was our 5th visit.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fabulous!julesndakotaDined on 10/19/2013The food was wonderful and the service was top notch! Highly recommendSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The wild boar ragu was amazing,FoodAddict33Dined on 10/17/2013The wild boar ragu was amazing, but the brussel sprouts were slightly bland and the short ribs were over cooked. The service was great though!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- My Favorite Neighborhood RestaurantLLinNYCoftenVIPDined on 10/12/2013Always good. Always able to hear my friends. GREAT French onion soup. Great steak. "Mushroom Cigars" are fabulous. I'm always glad that Cafe Pierre is a pleasing constant in Manhattan Beach.I would recommend this to a friend.
- DisappointingLadydiVIPDined on 10/3/2013Expected better quality menu/cooking. Brought a large party for a business dinner & food was just ok. Best part was a grilled octopus appetizer.
- Nice local french fare1foodieDined on 9/29/2013Good bistro type french food, good portions with average prices. Impressive wine list, a bit pricey. Nice ambience, not too boisterous. Decent steak au poivre.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quiet, simple, easy placeNorrobDined on 9/24/2013Quiet, simple, easy place to talk and get acquainted or re-acquainted. Food was delicious with great presentation. Made for a wonderful evening.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great find!anonymous33Dined on 9/15/2013Terrific food-- imaginative and tasty. Enjoyed the possibility of having "small plates" so we could try more things. Highly recommended.Special Features:
- Special occasion go-toOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 8/30/2013Ahi tuna tartar, frisée salad with a soft egg, and bread pudding. The rest of our order varies per visit, but these are the three mainstays. Another delicious meal, friendly service, topped off with a special birthday dessert. Our favorite neighborhood "special occasion" restaurant.Special Features:
- Cafe PierreOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 8/29/2013Always fantastic and we had the wild mushroom risotto with a poached egg, bone marrow, 8 hour slow cooked beef short ribs etc and all was great. They have been there for 67 years and the owner was so nice.Special Features:
- Fine dining near the beachMKPASADined on 8/19/2013The food is very good, though some items miss the mark. The restaurant is comfortable. Alive, though not too energetic. The wine list has great variety at very reasonable prices. This is one of the better places to dine in the South Bay.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pure HappinessExploramaVIPDined on 8/11/2013This restaurant has always been one of my favorites. The food is consistently wonderful and the staff is always attentive. It makes for a pleasurable evening of fine food, wine and conversation. I continue to come back time and time again. Be sure to try the Papperdelle with Wild Boar sauce! Amazing!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Rather Unique in the Best of WaysOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 8/10/2013Come on, where else can you find rabbit, raw steak (beef tartare) lamb sausage and bone marrow, let alone a variety of international wines and tapas-esque small plates in one pretty cool Manhattan Beach location? With a few exceptions the prices are more than reasonable for a fancy shmancy French din din, the service was superb and the food beyond superb. In fact, I had no next to no interest in tasting anything after the gnochhi of the rabbit entree. Long story short, it's darn good food and very much not pretentious...a couple had their silenced baby and baby stroller with them in the early evening, and a cacophony of loud ladies imbibing on some serious spirits augmented the later evening. If you have some dollars lying around, do itSpecial Features:
- great service, great food.lapinlapinDined on 8/2/2013i've gone to cafe pierre periodically over the years since ... 1997. wait staff's changed over the year, but the food is always pretty darn good. date got salmon, i got scallop/lobster risotto, we got the starter special to share - prosciutto wrapped balsamic marinated greens, pears topped w/ fresh goat cheese. it was good but the pears were REALLY unripe, like hard as rocks and not juicy at all. anyway other than that the food was pretty good. next time i'll stick to the default i usually get: steak au poivre @ medium, it's never ever been anything but perfection. our waiter was very professional and friendly, checked on us regularly and always had perfect timing. wouldn't have known the place was PACKED given his attentiveness to us.Special Features:
- Consistently Great!CalWineGirlDined on 7/20/2013Café Pierre is always a great place for dinner. Wine by the glass menu is very good with a varied selection of good quality wines. Food is always well prepared and delicious. The filet with cognac sauce is so delicious and tender ... it melts in your mouth. Well worth a visit.Special Features:
- Great food; great variety;OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIPDined on 7/20/2013Great food; great variety; excellent service, spectacular wine list.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Had to wait 30 min after ourBizzyDined on 7/13/2013Had to wait 30 min after our reservation time to be seated. Food was a bit bland...LA prices, but not LA quality. Drinks were good. Waitress was great.Special Features:
- Poor ServiceOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 6/29/2013Maybe our waitress had too many tables but she seemed behind all night and stressed. Cocktails were slow, wine was delivered halfway through the meal. Not great. The food was good though. The gazpacho was great, corn soup and duck risotto very good. There are too many good choices in MB for this level of service though. I'm not coming back. Total bill $450.Special Features:
- Great food near the beach!MichaelDVIPDined on 6/26/2013The service was outstanding and the food excellent - the best we have had in the LA beach areas south of LAX! The restaurant had some interesting cocktails, a very solid wine list, and very tasty food - the chevre salad and the hangar steak were especially notable! A great break from our beach vacation, with memorable food and excellent service!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- i don't recommend this restaurant.EatsVIPDined on 6/25/2013i don't recommend this restaurant. we drove to manhattan beach from santa monica on the recommendation of friends. it wasn't worth it.Special Features:
- Awesome French-Mediterranean RestauHermosaFoodieDined on 6/13/2013Friendly Neighborhood Restaurant that has continued to evolve over the years. It is now a French-Mediterranean Restaurant so besides the classic French main courses, there are a multitude of small plates to have a more tapas style meal. We had mostly the small plates this time and I loved the variety of flavors. It was the first time at the restaurant for the rest of may party and they were really impressed with the food and the very reasonably priced extensive wine list. Cafe Pierre is definitely staying on my list of places to go regularly!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- We had fun sharing small platesluveditVIPDined on 6/9/2013We had fun sharing small plates Highlights were Farro Risotto and Mushroom Risotto.Special Features:
- Ok food, dated inside, good serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 6/8/2013Given the reviews I had read, I thought the food would have been much better. Some dishes were good: grilled octopus, seared scallops. Others were not good: seafood risotto. I guess I am spoiled living in Hancock Park and having so many great restaurants nearby. The southbay just doesn't compare.
- awesome spot2DELMARDined on 6/7/2013one of my fav .I look forward every time I am in this area to go for dinner.THE STAFF amazing is like coming to a friends for dinner.The food always one step above what you expect ,I have tried always what it has been suggested by Michael have not been wrong yet.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- On the spur of the moment,roundtheworlddinerDined on 4/20/2013On the spur of the moment, we chose Café Pierre for dinner the other night. We were in a bit of a rush, as we had an event later that evening. We dined on the early side, so the restaurant was not crowded. It had been a while since I'd been there, and I was quite impressed with the remodel! The restaurant looked sparkly and suitably fresh. Our waitress was delightful and promised to get us out in time to make our event. She did not disappoint! The food was delicious. I especially loved the octopus small plate - sooooo good! We are definitely going back.Special Features:
- Restaurant has been aroundddddVIPDined on 4/13/2013Restaurant has been around for years! I wish that they would go back to where they were a number of years ago vs. trying to compete with MB Post! Their menu has become VERY confusing with even the wait staff not knowing what is a "small" plate vs. a main course. AND....what French bistro/restaurant does not serve escargot is beyond belief (and their excargot was some of the best I have ever had). I would suggest they review their menu, compare to some of their old standards, and get back to an outstanding review.Special Features:
- The food was generally good.OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 4/13/2013The food was generally good. But the restaurant charges an outrageous $25 corkage fee. For wine collectors who enjoy bringing a special bottle to a restaurant, beware!
- Very nice. Much quieter thanOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 4/13/2013Very nice. Much quieter than other local establishments.Special Features:
- The service was among theOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 4/13/2013The service was among the poorest I've experienced. Waitress not able to handle a table of 8 adults. She took off the bread and butter plates, failed to pour champagne until asked (also didn't see to it that glasses were filled after pouring once, and when two wines were opened, it was pretty much do it yourself. Entire service was without friendliness.
- We both ordered fish dishes,OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 4/3/2013We both ordered fish dishes, and they both came out looking appetizing and tasting delicious. Cafe Pierre's wine cellar is quite impressive, but I would like to see the wine list contain more moderately priced options, because every meal does not require an ultra-fine wine.Special Features:
- Not a great experience.Pat1VIPDined on 3/23/2013Tables packed together like sardines--made it difficult for the server to s-q-u-e-e-z-e between the tables; too close for comfort wrt the chairs behind us, table next to us. Extremely loud and "cold"--ambience NOT warm and cozy. Bar is wonderful! Bar is spacious and set aside from the rest of the room, really nice! My food was good, my husband's was very poor (pulled pork sandwich); our guests hated the ambience. Server was efficient, pleasant. We used to go to this restaurant frequently, but we haven't been there in about 5 years. It has taken a turn for the worse and we will not return, except, perhaps, for a drink at the bar...
- A foodies dream!GRIZZLYVIPDined on 3/20/2013What a surprise! Way beyond expectations. We were looking for nice dinner and reserved a meal that left our taste buds jumping with joy. The waiter was perfect. He understood that we were not in rush and treated us as though we were his only guests. The menu leaves you breathless. Everything on the menu wants you to order it. The best that you can order the whole menu on small or large plates. Mix and match as they say.Special Features:
- the noise was unbearable whichOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/16/2013the noise was unbearable which really almost ruined our evening..the waitress could not hear us when she took our order and she seemed tired and somewhat stressed as the place got busier and noisier.....the saving grace was the food....creative and delicious......never will return on a weekend.....not recommend to anyone who is in the least bit noise sensitive...Special Features:
- Very loud ! Slow servicexxxxVIPDined on 3/2/2013Very loud ! Slow service and mediocre food. Unlikely to return.
- We make it to LA once a yearbenhereDined on 3/1/2013We make it to LA once a year from San Diego for a weekend of Porsche car events. For the last 5 years my wife and I have have always gone to Cafe Pierre for dinner when here. One of those special places that never disappoints! We will be back next year.Special Features:
- Cafe Pierre is a ManhattanOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/23/2013Cafe Pierre is a Manhattan Beach icon of dining. Many restaurants come and go in this modestly-sized town. Cafe Pierre has thrived by regularly updating and staying current visually while maintaining its core, fine cuisine. I had the arugula salad which was fresh, abundant and delicious followed by the Ahi Crudo, an amazing dish that defies description. The squash ravioli is always yummy, and the wine list is superb. The scene and size is lively enough to feel the fun of being out on the town. Yet, you can hear each other speak comfortably.Special Features:
- The food and service hereNicknameVIPDined on 2/23/2013The food and service here were amazing. The only downside is that the tables are very close together and it was very crowded on Saturday night. Otherwise, this is one of the best dining experiences in the South Bay.
- Always a solid betOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 2/23/2013Cafe Pierre always delivers! They have the best host in the South Bay and a knowledgeable caring wait staff to ensure your dining experience is first class. The menu is large and has something from everyone. The kitchen accommodated our children's request for plain pasta. Our meals were all spectacular. There is not enough space to detail the gourmet delights we were served but it is worth a visit. The only drawback is their $25 corkage fee.Special Features:
- Great bistro in Manhattan BeachCatosaurusDined on 2/16/2013I've been dining at Cafe Pierre for more than 30 years. In all of that time they've redecorated and updated their menus, but the quality and friendliness have never varied. It's still owned by the same people, although the owner's daughter is now managing.Special Features: