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

The Strand House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thestrandhousemb.com
  • Email: info@thestrandhousemb.com
  • Phone: (310) 545-7470
  • 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: Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • 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) 545-7470 x3
  • Entertainment: When the sun sets over the ocean, wander downstairs to Strand Bar for live entertainment, DJ and dancing.
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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, April 7th will be the 17th Culinary Master Series installment featuring Chef John Rivera Sedlar, who "literally wrote the book on Modern Southwestern Cuisine". More information on this influential chef can be viewed here: http://www.starchefs.com/cook/chefs/bio/john-rivera-sedlar. Winery partner for this dinner has yet to be determined.
    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.

Master Chefs Neal Fraser and Greg Hozinsky present a colorful menu of traditional dishes expressed with fresh and exciting interpretations. They call their 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "This restaurant is #1 - the coolest spot this side of the world - view is amazing, food is terrific, and the service was Top Drawer. I love, love, love this place. My reservation was honored immediately, and my friend loved this great place as we celebrated her Birthday with a complimentary dessert and candle. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Fresh and creative food served in a picturesque setting; a bit loud when dining area is full; tables for 2 too close together."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The service was good. Our waiter was very attentive and timely. I told him that we were there to celebrate our boss's birthday and he told him happy birthday and at the end of our meal brought a lit candle and cute little salted caramel doughnuts, they were very good. The waiter that was coming around filling water and refilling tea, however, was asked to refill my tea, but never did. All things considered, the food was pretty good I had the prime dry age burger which was missing something, more favor in the sauce or something. I've had better burgers. My boss has the lamb pasta rag, he said it was very good, and my coworker had the cobb salad without bacon and she said it was good."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Prices were on the expensive side especially for lunch."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My first time at this Restaurant,everything was good,the food,the service and the views Fantastic!!!!."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Nice place for a Sunday brunch. As a Californian though I thought their fresh fruit bowl was weak and not reflective of the high quality fruit available and was overpriced. The kale beet farro salad was very good. Frittata was nice. Huevos rancheros also not up to par for what is available in California and were served with cold plain tortilla chips so missed the mark. Server was pleasant and attentive The view is great...right on the ocean. Inside decor great. Overall food could be consistently better given the great source of local ingredients"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Most every table has an excellent view of the ocean and coastline. Catalina Island can be seen on a clear day."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Picked a place based on the web that was near LAX and on the beach. The entire experience was over the top. Gr8 waitress. Friendly staff and customers. The place was alive."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I like that they print out a new menu every day, so you don't have to listen to a long list of specials (or ask how much they cost), but it is rough to find the special treat you wanted isn't featured during your visit. We were happy to get seated near a window and got to watch the sun set over the pacific during dinner - very romantic. They have an inventive drink list. My one complaint is that they have fallen on the "bitter greens" wagon quite heavily. Caesar salad isn't meant to be made with kale, and stinging nettles are just not a tasty stand alone dish. They taste of despair and lost dreams filtered through an old gym sock. Come early, as it can be rough to find parking in that neighborhood."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I had a great experience here before, but this late lunch was different. We were seated right next to the window with a magnificent view. The table lacked napkins and tableware and our server kept forgetting to bring them. Service was very slow, tableware did not arrive until after our food, and napkins did not arrive until we were nearly finished. The servers and busboys were very disorganized and uncoordinated. My diet cola was refreshed with iced tea and that was not replaced as promised. Fortunately, we were being entertained throughout our visit by a flock of birds diving into the ocean as they followed a school of fish swimming south. The restaurant reported us as no shows, even though I gave them my name when I checked in."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This restaurant has it all: a great bar, great wine list, outdoor upper deck patio, spectacular view of the ocean, amazing menu, and incredible food. Bring your dollars - it isn't cheap - but it's well worth it!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This place is a find. Went with six people, place was hoping but they got us a great table with a view of the ocean and the service was spot on. Some real gems on the wine list, and a really interesting menu made the whole experience very memorable."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Service was wonderful -- very attentive and eager to please. You cannot beat the sunset views which are visible from nearly every table in the restaurant. It was busy even on a Tuesday -- so make a reservation."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The Strand House has walls of glass with an amazing view of Manhattan Beach pier & the Pacific Ocean. Went recently to celebrate a friend's b-day. The sunset over the ocean was beautiful. The food was prepared and cooked perfectly (we tried many dishes & liked everything - stand outs were the pork belly appetizer, the brussel sprouts, & fish - branzino). The staff were friendly & helpful, attentive but not intrusive. Our waitress brought a complimentary dessert with a lit candle to the birthday girl - so nice. You can't go wrong with any of the desserts, such as the doughnuts & cheesecake brûlée! A great celebratory dinner - highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "For a Sunday, parking wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. We were seated immediately right by the window with a beautiful view of Manhattan Beach. Wait staff are attentive and very friendly. Brunch menu was outstanding - hard to choose just one thing. I had the frittata with housemade chorizo which was delicious - just a hint of heat....perfect. Coffee was really good - we had 2 pots. I would definitely recommend and plan to return if we're ever back in Manhattan Beach."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Everything was phenomenal and beautiful. from our table to the food to the service."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I made a reservation two days prior to our arrival and requested a drink Be presented when we sit down of the bartenders choice. Our waiter Phil walked up with two bourbon infused drinks and wished us a happy anniversary. The rest of the experience was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Through your website the restaurant was fully prepared to make my wife's Big Birthday Event very special. My wife was very impressed. Thank you so much."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I can't say enough about this restaurant. The food, service and ambience is simply fantastic. Premium beverages, gourmet food, unsurpassed service. This is dining at its VERY best!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The best Bloody Mary I have had and everyone had an amazing meal. You have to finish it with the donuts!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "My husband and I had a lovely walk by the ocean and then sat for 2 hours with a "progressive dinner"....delicious! Margarita pizza, beet salad and steaks with a drink! The BEST."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Exceeded the expectations of the newbies that dined with me. All plan on returning!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I haven't been to this location since they bought out Sunsets. Sunsets was always a fun place to go by the beach and have a few cocktails and dance, but the food was below average. We had such a great dining experience it was ridiculous! Everything we had was over the top amazing. We tried a couple reds from the wine list, a champagne cocktail, house made (!) pepperoni pizza, chef board (cheese & charcuterie), mac n cheese (with BLEU cheese!) and a lovely pear salad. Zero complaints. Charming waitress, perfect views, hot manager that came to check on us a couple times. Will DEF be back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Best dinner experience in awhile. I was recommended to ask for either Rick or John. After a quick wait we were buzzed to our table where John quickly greeted us. His knowledge of the menu set the mood, from there it was a delight. Great service and knowledgable staff made our experience memorable. I'd recommend this establishment to anyone looking for a relaxing and professional experience!!!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The Strand House offers the perfect place for a relaxing Sunday brunch ! My husband and I and two daughters recently enjoyed the magnificent view and amazing food on a sunny afternoon in Manhattan Beach. The hostess was kind enough to offer us the brunch menu even though it was a little past 3PM and brunch was officially over. The servers were prompt and attentive. My family shared several dishes as we had never had brunch at The Strand House before. The chicken and waffles were out of this world, the quiche - delicious! We also enjoyed a pizza, the kale salad and my husband's favorite - a chorizo frittata! We were not rushed and we were able to thoroughly enjoy a beautiful and leisurely afternoon at the beach! Thanks, Strand House !!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Though I'm sure they do a great dinner, brunch is the best meal to have here to take advatnage of their beautiful view of the beach and the ocean. The food was good, the staff very much on their game and the whole place had a very nice overall vibe. I don't get down to Manhattan Beach too often but will make it a point to return here next time I do."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had beautiful weather and beautiful view, great brunch, nice ambiance, very nicely decorated restaurant, very friendly waitress. My seared tuna salad was just right, one of my friends had the hash with poached eggs and my other friend had the pancakes and they were as happy with their food as I was. Very hard to park but that is not the Strand House's mistake. Was a little loud, but because it was packed. Was a little expensive, but for that gorgeous view and great food, will not complain."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Easy menu with tasty bites for everyone all with a lovely view of the beach and ocean. Professional service. Good business casual or even just casual casual. They also have a vibrant bar and an outdoor patio."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Even though the weather was bad, rain all day the Resturant still provided a delight. As always good food, well served and pleasant environment. Definitely best Resturant in the area. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The success of this restaurant is location, location and a beautiful atmosphere coupled with sold food and service. The food was very good, presented very well but, not amazing. The food isn't "wow", it's just shy of a real foodie place. The atmosphere fills in any gaps and the service was impeccable. Our party was late due to a minor medical emergency and they were super about accommodating us! After a crazy day and possible disastrous ruin of our plans for dinner with our visiting friends, The Strand House delivered a very enjoyable evening for all of us."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great for my first date. A bit loud but only because the stupid weather kept everyone inside. Other than that, everyone was spectacular, great locale and view"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I brought a new girlfriend to the Strand House for a romantic dinner. The place looked very impressive with it's architectural and interior design. The service at the front desk and bar were excellent. However, when we were seated, we were less than two feet from the couple next to us. Not the best situation for any romantic conversation. I asked the host to be moved to a table with more space away from other tables and we were moved within two minutes to their credit. The food we ordered was good, but I would like to see a more expanded menu to include dinner sized salads and pasta dishes. I would recommend The Strand House, but not very eager to go back for dinner. Probably next time just drinks and appetizers."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Great time and was not interrupted frequently or pressured while having sensitive conversation w friend. Thank you"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "All the food was excellent and enjoyed by our party of six. Stand outs: burrata beet salad, Waygu New York steak. Drinks at the bar were also nicely prepared and served with amazing ocean view."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I have been to Strand House many times, usually after surfing in front of it. Locals believe it to be a bit touristy because it's a bit more upscale than everything else in the area, but I think the ambience and food are great. It's on the loud side, even during the week nights, but only because they get a crowd (doesn't bother me at all). The hamachi crudo and brussel sprouts are great for the lighter side, and the fish entrees are excellent. Food is just a bit on the small side for the price, but worth it. Its more casual downstairs in the bar area, which is better for pizzas and drinks. Great wine selection and drinks are always made just right. This is one of my favorite places in the area for a nicer dinner or after-surf snack."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere were wonderful. Only downside to the evening was that we had to wait 25-30 minutes for our salad. Granted, it was busy, but salads shouldn't take that long. Rest of the meal was fantastic. Waitress acknowledged the long wait but didn't offer some type of comp, which would've been nice. However, I'll chalk it up as a little hiccup and we'll try it again."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great view of the ocean and the Palos Verdes Peninsula from pretty much most of the dining area and especially from the patio. Good food and service with a good wine selection."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "They have a wonderful view but also serve some very fine dishes - the tables are very close together and lighting is poor - the wait staff knows the menu and our waiter was fabulous-would dine here again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We love the Strand House- its a must while in Manhattan Beach. I have been there once for lunch and once for dinner. I was there for dinner recently, and I dont remember it being as loud when I was there for lunch. There were more kids there too. I dont mind kid-friendly resaturants, in fact, I appreciate it. I was just there without mine :-) The food is amazing. Its pricey, but worth it. The beef short ribs were out of this world. Our server was a little snooty, but it wasnt a big deal. Its hard to get a table by the window, but the view is good from most anywhere in the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The other night, friends had been raving about The Strand House so we decided to try it for our anniversary. There was nothing not to love! First of all, both the manager and the chef came over to wish us a happy anniversary, then later brought a scrumptious desert on the house. The dinner was so yummy. My husband does not usually like to share but we found ourselves sharing bites of each dish as they were all very special. We started with Poachers (an interpretation of an Manhattan) which were delish. Loved their Hamachi Crudo and the Pear Salad. Great Oysters and then for entrees, Paul had the Scallops and I had the Filet Mignon…both to die for!! We will be back soon!!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014