ROCK'N FISH - Manhattan Beach
ROCK'N FISH - Manhattan Beach

ROCK'N FISH - Manhattan Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rocknfishrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: (310) 379-9900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:45pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: There are two different locations available for private party use: -A mezzanine dining area overlooking the main dining area and bar, which comfortably seats up to 34 guests. It’s a great place to host a private party, without giving up the lively atmosphere of Rock’N Fish. -An enclosed patio area located in the front of the restaurant, which comfortably seats up to 40 guests. Please contact the restaurant directly for more information, call or visit our website at www.rocknfishmb.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Gerry Martel 3103799900
  • Special Events: Please visit our website for a listing of local events and special events here at the restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Manhattan Ave.
  • Public Transit: Ocean Express free trolley service is available from the LAX area to various stops around Manhattan Beach. For more information, call 310.642.7851.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: The city of Manhattan Beach offers valet parking Thursday- Saturday on Manhattan Ave., both north and south of the pier; metered street and lot parking is always available (bring quarters and read all posted signs).
A word from ROCK'N FISH - Manhattan Beach
Voted #1 "Best Dinner Menu" by the South Bay Beach Reporter readers' survey, ROCK'N FISH, a lively local dining spot, is the South Bay's premier seafood and steak restaurant offering a fun, casually elegant atmosphere with an enclosed patio and South Bay's best looking back bar. With a Cajun inspired menu, highlights include oak-grilled fresh fish and the finest prime steaks, ice cold shrimp and oysters, King crab legs& Australian lobster tails, American Regional specialties, chilled salads, fresh-made soups, signature sandwiches, creative pastas, and freshly made desserts. In addition to the 300 bottles of wine, the bar offers over 200 Brands of liquor, and features our signature Navy Grogs, hand-shaken martinis, house-made Bloody Mary’s and margaritas. And of course, beer is always an option.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
ROCK'N FISH - Manhattan Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (43)great for outdoor dining (36)hot spot (34)fit for foodies (32)special occasion (32)vibrant bar scene (30)scenic view (24)good for groups (22)great for lunch (21)romantic (16)notable wine list (16)great for brunch (12)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • Bestest place ever
    johnlee
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We are actually taking into account how close our next home will be to Rock N Fish. Yes, we are looking at a duplex on MB Blvd, in part, to be closest to our most favorite restaurant, the coolest service, the most amazing cuisine and MB isn't a bad city, in itself now, is it?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe it was her first day
    Hagfin
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Reservation for 4 at 4pm. The place wasn't busy. Cocktails were diluted by ice because they sat around. Tea was served without milk or sugar. Had to ask for water refills and another round of cocktails. Order the 10oz filets and received the small ones. Medium rare was recommended but received well done. Overall, great venue half a block from the beach, but we went for the food and left disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and accommodations
    AyoOVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    When my fiance made the reservation he requested a romantic setting with the best view. Being in Manhattan Beach for the first time I was already excited and then the restaurant put us right at a table where we were able to see the ocean and the hustle and bustle of the Friday night. I appreciate how they made the request happen and then gave us an outstanding waiter. The Oak Artichoke and Blackened Halibut are a MUST!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    southerncalboy
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Haven't been to this location since it was the Hibachi Restaurant!? I think I need to get out more! What a find! Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Southerncalboy
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, loud, expensive
    mcross
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The food was very tasty with ample portions. The noise was deafening from the people trying to talk over the music that was playing. I wouldn't go back because of the noise. I guess Manhattan Beach can charge more but the prices were too steep for what you got. $10 for house wine glass, $3.50 for coffee, all desserts about $10.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lacking flavor
    Hbchgrl
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We were looking for seafood, which is their specialty. I had the crusted Mahi and was really disappointed with the flavor. Or lack thereof. It had a watery pineapple sauce with very little flavor. My two sides were also nothing to speak of.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • never disappointed
    Emma42
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    rock n fish is our go-to place for every occasion. anniversary, birthday, promotion, etc… it never disappoints due to the variety and quality of food. it's even easy for someone like me (a vegetarian) to find good food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food fair price
    wmgrarVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Not cheap by any means but the food was good. Our waitress was very nice but seemed either too busy or a bit absentminded. That was not a big problem for us since I was meeting a friend for dinner and we were in no rush. I have been to this restaurant before and would definitely go back again. Being close to the beach means terrible parking. That is the main reason I would not go there more frequently.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the food..
    DiTay
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very casual. The food was great. My melin Margarita was delicious. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING Dinner
    DianaVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    There are so many other restuarants nearby --but this one should not be missed! We enjoyed incredible service that we will never forget from Edward. He happily took care of our multiple special orders for meals and kept the INCREDIBLE bread basket refilled. The wine list was very impressive and much more reasonable than other restaurants nearby. You should not miss Rock'n Fish. The specials are fantastic and the regular menu items are always great! The relaxed environment makes for a relaxing and fun meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I need to buy stock
    johnlee
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    In this restaurant. Easily the best place to hang out and eat great good. I would be there more if I didn't have a job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Used to love it here. Fish is still very fresh but the noise is limiting, even when sitting upstairs where it is supposed to be quieter. We had a hard time communicating with our waiter because of the noise, but also I think he may have been hard of hearing anyway. It took more than 20 min for our artichoke appetizer. That was ridiculous and sort of set the mood for the meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place!!!!!!!!
    LizzysVintageFindsVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    One of my favorites in downtown Manhattan Beach! The food is delicious and the setting is perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hmm what else can I say?
    Johnlee
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My favorite place to eat. My favorite place to drink. All my favorite servers and bartenders. If they would bring back the Nicoise, I would move in. That's one reason not to bring back the Nicoise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I were extremely satisfied. We had the option to go to the downtown location but choose the Manhattan Beach location because of its scenic view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just as good as last week!
    johnlee
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Consistently amazing dining. Had the King Salmon which was cooked to perfection, the yummy veggies, killer Mac and Cheese and then finished my girlfriend's Napa Sonoma salad! Now it's time for a run.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very accommodating
    Armstrong1108
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My step dad is on a special no salt diet for medical reasons... I put a note about this in the reservation and they had read it and were totally prepared with suggestions and options. This is already my favorite place in the south bay (and the first place my parents want to go when they are in town) because the food wine and service is always great...we were a high maintenance group this time but it didn't phase anyone. Really appreciated how nice and accommodating everyone was, especially our server and the kitchen staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome fish
    Duke64
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great food and dining experience. The Server Jessie, was phenomenal. She was very kind, professional, courteous, and knowledgeable about menu, and gave us some great menu suggestions that were fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great lunch with extensive menu and options. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best ever!
    johnlee
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service is impeccable, the food is beyond yummy (I've eaten my way thru at least 80% of their menu and have not had a bad meal yet) and the view is killer. Easily my favorite time of the week is hanging out there for lunch on the weekend or a sneak lunch during the week once in awhile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    Toothdoc693
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went to Rock 'n Fish to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant was very busy but we were seated at our table at our reserved time. Service was good, food not so much. A very uninspiring birthday meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine by the Glass
    Justus
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Their wine by the glass is truly a double pour! Food was amazing !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Lferg
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful food! Helps to make reservations because the place is popular.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Not very impressed...seemed more like a bar than restaurant. Too much traffic, very distracting, seemed rushed. Did not acknowledge special occasion birthday.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rockin' at Rockin' Fish
    CarolB
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    ALWAYS great food and ALWAYS a very happening scene. This is not the place for a romantic interlude, but a fun place to have a few drinks, eat some terrific food and try to keep up with the decibles happening here!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend
    Tony
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was a great place for dinner and drinks. I would have given 5 stars on food, but the coconut shrimp weren't good. The Blackened Halibut was the best I have had.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so
    NYC333VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I did not know what to expect, which was probably a good thing. The food is very average, but not average in price. Our waiter, Edward, was on the condescending side, and we did not appreciate his commentary. I would not return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as always
    Rileybear
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Love this place! Always great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a Favorite
    DezzVW
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Going down to Manhattan Beach is always an adventure. I never know how the service is going to be or how I'm going to be treated (because of my ethnicity). I always love the food at this Rock'N Fish location and normally deal with the par/snooty service because the food is so good. I rated the overall experience lower than normal, because it was my birthday and I didn't feel special at all. The "ambience" is nice, it's just small and the tables are close to each other. There is generally a good vibe and good crowd.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    food4thought
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I'm never disappointed when I dine at Rock N Fish. I haven't been there in awhile and so I was reluctant to go back as there are other restaurants in the area that I wanted to try. But I decide to go anyway since the other couple we were dining with ha never been. As usual the scene was lively without being pretentious. Casual but not overly so. The waitress was so lovely and even gave us heads up on a couple of dishes that she said were spicy, which we were trying to avoid so she was very helpful. I tried their signature drink, navy grog, and it was a delicious rum drink that had a hint of fruitiness - would definitely get that again! I loved the teriyaki skewers with mashed potatoes and the bread is the best! A great staple in MB!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Usual
    VicFVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Really enjoyed the food and the waitstaff make you feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinning Experience
    Dine4Pleasure
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Made selection of this establishment from reading reviews and reviewing the online menu through Open Table. What a wonderful find. They called to confirm our reservation, our table was ready when we arrived a few minutes early, and wait staff was friendly and did not pressure us to turn the table over. The Manhattan Beach location is on two levels and we were seated on the upper level. This may have reduced the noise level a bit, but we could still hold a conversation. Service was prompt and the plates were full. Could have easily made two meals from each dish. Well priced and one of the few establishments that tells you the price of your well drink up front. Parking is metered and may be a challenge, but worth your time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Working my way thru the menu
    Johnlee
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Just recently had the petite sirloin and the crab legs. Both were awesome. Only a few dishes to go and I will have tried most everything. Love this place to death.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and fabulous
    Julie8420
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Location, food, atmosphere, and fun. Arrived after a flight from the east coast was hungry and restless. We had to wait a few minutes but it was worth it. The service was typical SoCal- laid back and pleasant but little sense of urgency which was fine we weren't in a hurry. The bartender and host stand were very attentive!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 623 reviews are from the ROCK'N FISH - Manhattan Beach reviews archive.
  • Amazing as always
    johnlee
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Said it too many times before; the quintessential eating place. My favorite of all time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Cliff
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I was on a business trip and found this place online. Great find. The food is awesome. I had the crab cakes and my friend had the sword fish. The portions are quite large and very tasty. I highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Greatest spot ever.
    Johnlee
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    No place comes close to rock n fish manhattan. Best place, amazing food, incredible service, I can't say enough about how great it is.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!!
    Natasha
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I chose this wonderful place from the dineLA list and it was a great choice. The service was great and the food was even better!!! I only ate from the dineLA menu, but I'd love to try their Mac and cheese! Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mixed feelings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My fish was cooked perfectly but my wife's was over cooked. The asparagus tasted like burnt fuel not roasted on an open flame. On the bright side amazing view!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Dinner by the Pier
    Piepro
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A terrific find just up from the Manhattan Beach, CA town Pier. Very pleasant hostess and wait staff that worked well together. Had Clam Chowder, Caesar Broccolini Salad, and Swordfish. All were great! Saw the Bayou Gumbo and would have had a cup for dessert, but learned it was a very large bowl and knew I couldn't stop eating a good gumbo no matter what size bowl. So, after a short internal debate, I declined. Too bad they couldn't find the same cup I consumed the Chowder in. Overall it was a great place for and early dinner and a nice atmosphere...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate