The Strand House
The Strand House
  • Address:
    117 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    Neighborhood:
    Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

The Strand House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thestrandhousemb.com/
  • Phone: 3105457470x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Friday Lunch: 11:30 a.m- 3:00 p.m.

    Monday - Sunday: Dinner: 5:00 p.m.



    Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-3pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Greg Hozinsky
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Several private dining areas available, please contact the restaurant for more information. You can also find additional information on our website: http://thestrandhousemb.com/htm/events.shtml
  • Private Party Contact: Shanna Lien 310-545-7470x3
  • Entertainment: When the sun sets over the ocean, wander downstairs to Strand Bar for live entertainment, DJ and dancing.
  • Special Events: The Strand House is home to the Culinary Masters Series. More information on the series as well as the schedule for upcoming fantastic chefs can be found on our website: http://thestrandhousemb.com/htm/masters.shtml. This is a series you won't want to miss!!
    Monday, October 13th will be the 19th Culinary Master Series installment featuring Chef Eric Ziebold from CityZen in Washington D.C. More information on this influential chef can be viewed here: http://dc.eater.com/tags/eric-ziebold
    Winery partner for this dinner is Hundred Acre, featuring winemaker, Jayson Woodbridge.
    This event will sell out, make your reservations today!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ocean Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Credit card operated metered parking is available on the street and in public lots adjacent to The Strand House. Valet parking is also available in Downtown Manhattan Beach within one block of The Strand House.
A word from The Strand House
Down at the beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, The Strand House rises elegantly and iconically above the breakers. Like in an ocean front home, friends become family and strangers become friends. The indoor/outdoor space is elegant and dramatic and the tone is welcoming and casual.

Executive Chef, Greg Hozinsky, presents a colorful menu of traditional dishes expressed with fresh and exciting interpretations. He calls his approach, "modern heirloom." Here, the freshest produce is hand-selected from local farms. Every dish is created with complex flavors, subtle textures and luxurious finishes.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
The Strand House reviews from OpenTable diners
220 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (189)special occasion (130)fit for foodies (94)romantic (92)vibrant bar scene (87)hot spot (84)great for outdoor dining (77)neighborhood gem (74)great for lunch (63)great for brunch (59)notable wine list (49)good for groups (49)late-night find (29)kid-friendly (11)Show More
  • Anniversary Celebration- Wonderful!
    MikeyA
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Started out with the kale salad and oyster "house recommendations". Paired with a very nice champagne/ sparkling wine... Followed by hamachi, yes another appetizer, with avocado, a bit of fruit and some amazing sauces. Combine that with a Rombauer Chardonnay... Next, Jidori chicken for her and Brazino with black truffle risotto, and another amazing sauce for me. A bit of Grgich Zin- wonderful foods and wines- and I was ready to be placed in a hammock for the night! Desert- can you say valrhona caramélia semifreddo? Neither can I, but anyone can point to it on the menu... Black berries complementing complex flavors, focused around a chocolate theme. With cappuccino to complement. Am I satiated? Yes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Duke64
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I went there for very special occasion, and was very disappointed. Service was extremely poor. The Strand is "overrated". Very loud environment--great physical ambience. Need better acoustics. Food expensive--would be OK with me, if it was worth it-don't mind paying for value. Food was served "cold". Great location--NO PARKING! Plan on adding 20 minute before reservation to find parking nearby--and bring comfortable shoes to walk distance from parking to restaurant. There are better restaurants to choose from for comparable dollars spent. Will NOT go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unreal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was perfect for us....manager Jason did an outstanding job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Sss333
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Amazing experience. Beautiful view with wonderful employees. I'd recommend this place to everyone. Greats for dates!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The View is Fabulous!
    SLWPC
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food and the view at The Strand House are not to be missed - both are excellent. Service is great - food is interesting and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • blah.
    iamalocal
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    not impressed, phenomenal view but mediocre food... Service is a step up from any local diner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Ocean Ambiance
    MindyLZ
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful views and very nicely prepared food at The Strand House. Would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. It is a bit pricey, in the $32 per entree and $13 per drink category, but is worth it for the view and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great Brunch Experience
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    One of the best (and my fav) places to enjoy brunch w/ a view. The food here is excellent, and you'll have to try the Ruby Rose, the Bloody Mary, and the Cinnamon roll. They have a very creative and delicious menu, great service, comfortable surroundings, and great location. I make sure I visit everytime I roll into town.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Strand House
    Sunapee
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were very disappointed. Four guests and several of our choices off the menu that night were mediocre at best. Ordered a pizza. Terribly dry, plain and tasteless The Brussels Sprouts, again, rather plain. The fish.... Just not what we were hoping for. The ambience was very nice. This is the only restaurant with a beautiful view of the ocean in Manhattan Beach but sadly we will not return. The entire menu really needs to be revamped before we try it again.... Sorry. :(
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place
    luvfood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Loved everything from the view, to the food to the wine! A new favorite. Only tough part was parking, so we cab it :-) Our waiter was awesome too! He had some great recommendations and they were all fantastic. He was very kind and patient with our group. Thanks!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Spectacular view. Food was good, but not great. Incredibly noisy as the resturant filled. And should they allow sandy bathing suit clad folks in a resturant where you're going to drop close to $200 per couple? ( jus' wondering...) Truly a manhattan beach experience...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Views
    Finedine
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The View is amazing. Feels like you are in a birds nest looking down on the world. Service was top notch, friendly and personable.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    MPTC115
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Everything about The Stand House is top notch. We brought out of town guests there for dinner, the first time for all of us, and were amazed to have such a special place so nearby. My husband and I are moving to MB from Ohio and are thrilled to find this unique restaurant to entertain our friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun with Friends
    SM2sail
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Easy reservation, great table, outstanding service and wild boar sausage pizza superb. Reasonable corkage for two special bottles from home to share with our friends. We've been many times and we and our friends will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Priceless view on a sunny day. Excellent food and service. Great place to take visitors to awe them with the Southern California beach experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ciaoVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Tartare appetizer was very salty Octopus appetizer was dry Ginger cocktail was ok. Overall the Post is better
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice Ocean view
    joejoe
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    super place to eat.. up style.... most people dress really nice......
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food with a view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    very pleasantly surprised food was better than expected and the ambiance on the patio overlooking the pier was lovely
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best view in Manhattan Beach
    muimui4food
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I've dined at the Strand twice so far, the first time was during "Dine LA" week. My husband and I loved the selections - mussels, tomato bisque, vegetarian sandwich. Our window table had a killer view of the Manhattan Beach pier. The second time I visited was with a group of friends to celebrate our retirement. Most of us are "small eaters", so just an entrée is good enough to satisfy us. The grilled tacos were a smash, as were the short rib tacos. I chose the jidori chicken sandwich which was equally as delicious. The hostess was informed that we were celebrating our retirement. She was so sweet to arrange for us to have their special donuts for dessert on the house. Service was friendly and attentive. No doubt we'll come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Fails
    miriamVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    So lucky to have this premium restaurant right on the beach. Wonderful both to enjoy as a local and great to share with visitors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    AlessioVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I really enjoyed the food and the service at this restaurant. Desserts could be improved, but both my branzino and the octopus appetizer were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice ocean view.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great complex interesting food! Nice ocean view. Great for our 40th anniversary. Try the corn soup and cheesecake brûlée!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    L0723VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Had a great time with my pals celebrating with great food and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining, great view
    Lash
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Our party of four picked different entrees (beef, fish, shellfish) and everything was wonderfully prepared and presented. We picked a 5:15 p.m. seating to assure that we would get a window table, but I would suggest a later seating (closer to sunset) to avoid having to wear sunglasses (or squint) during the meal. The bar downstairs was a wonderful place to meet with a nice selection of rye bourbons. Parking is a problem because the parking meters near the restaurant have a 2-hour limit and you will be ticketed for re-feeding the meter. Public parking (that allows 3-hours parking AND re-feeding the meter) is located 4-5 blocks away. All things considered, a great meal ... but a tad high on the pricepoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    demetraVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I've been toThe Strand House several times now, and the food and service never fail to amaze me. It made sense when I found out that the chef used be the chef at Aqua in SF where I had the pleasure of dining many times. The hamachi appetizer is fresh and the sauce is zesty. We ate the chorizo scramble and it was suberb. The view is amazing. I will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Char
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    No Parking anywhere, food was below average, no parking , food was below average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Psycat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant is very conisistant with its dining experience, service and food selection. They have never let me down. One of my favorites in the South Bay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOOK A FRIEND FOR DINNER
    FINEDINEONTIME
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I TOOK A CHILDHOOD FRIEND WHO LIVES IN NEW YORK TO DINNER FOR HER BIRTHDAY. IT WAS THE PERFECT "CALIFORNIA" DINING EXPERIENCE. EVERYTHING WAS GREAT!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food with a view
    ejohnson
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Strand House is one of the few places that has great food, along with an unblocked ocean view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the Strand House
    hbeachmomVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We went for an anniversary dinner. The service was perfect and the view is gorgeous. Champagne and dessert were on the house. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth it!
    Foodasgoodastheview
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I have wanted to try the Strand House's food since it opened (knowing its cocktails were great at night), and the brunch was fantastic. The homemade cinnamon bun was amazing (homemade cinnamon bun with buckets of frosting and maple bacon ice cream on the side). It was so indulgent, but it was incredible. The rest of the food was great as well. Many of us cleared our plates (which aren't small portions). Also the restaurant was really accommodating when I had to change my size and time of reservation. I would love to go back and hopefully will have occasion to soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Wonderful
    VicFVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Sunday brunch was great. The food is wownderful and the staff is viery professional and friendly. We're always made to feel special. The cinnamon roll was to die for. Really.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Came for view, will return for food
    TasteLove
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The Strand exceeded my expectations both in service and food last Saturday. The front reception scored points by accommodating my request for an outdoor table. We enjoyed a nice sunset view while dining. Our waiter was perfect ... knowledgeable about drinks and menu, there when needed, otherwise, invisible. Draft beer selection is interesting. Kale Caesar was excellent, large enough to share. My hanger steak was surprisingly delicious, and I'll get it again. The dessert options looked creative, tempting and highly caloric. The Strand is one of few MB restaurants with a great ocean view. Although they can probably rely on that alone to keep their tables full, they care about keeping the food quality top notch, and I appreciate that.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Beautiful and delicious
    floridagrl
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Beautiful restaurant. Gorgeous views overlooking the pier. AMAZING food. Had the chicken and waffles and a mojita frescita sooo good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it. Everything was great.
    VicFVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We love the food selection, wine selection, service, and the view. We are always made to feel welcome and have a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Strand House was Wonderful
    Thk22VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Our party of 4 had an outstanding experience at The Strand House. The hostess was phenomenal in seating us at a corner table overlooking the Pacific. The waiter was friendly and helpful but not overbearing. The food was exceptional. We ordered the a fish dish and the pork chops. Both were cooked to perfection. For dessert we had the assorted ice creams and sorbets. Overall, we highly recommend The Strand House for the food, service and ambiance/view of the Pacific.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The restaurant, food, and especially view were spectacular. My only complaint is parking in the area is terrible. Otherwise, I will be going there again and often
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last night stand.
    Last45
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our last night in Ca., after spending a week with our son & family was finalized with a wonderful romantic anniversary dinner at The Strand. From making a last minute reservation to the the attentive service of your staff right down to help choosing a nice CA., wine, we where made to feel special. We will certainly be back to The §trand on Manhattan Beach on our next visit. Thanks to our son & wife for the recommendation.
    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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DON'T ORDER FISH TACOS
    FoodnikVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    While the restaurant is beautiful and well situated and other patrons' food looked great, I ordered the fish tacos. The fish was exceptionally dry and barely warm and it was only served in a limp tortilla with a few shreds of lettuce on top. So dry I could barely eat it - even with the sauce I poured on top. There should have been pico de gallo and avocado or anything else to make it palatable. Also it was served with potato chips rather than beans. Chips were good, but they would have gone better with a tuna sandwich.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and great view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Amazing food and amazing views. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. You can park and the beach walk the pier and then have dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate