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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 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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 WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Can't Beat the Weather and the food and service were great too. Fabulous location and friendly staff."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Outside dining was great with a view of the ocean. At the time of dining, area was not crowded so noise level was good. When it is busy, I would imagine it would not be a great place to really carry on a conversation. The tables are so close to each other and there would be no privacy when they are all filled. I ordered corned beef hash and eggs which was good. Although it didn't wow me because of hollandaise sauce (just not crazy about it), the portion size was huge and I could not finish it. Next time, I'll try lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My wife and I went to the Strand House for the first time last Saturday. We are not regulars to the high end food scene, so we had a few questions as to the unusual menu items. We took some risks and tried some new items. We had pork belly for an appetizer. I had the "Prime" pork chop--the numerous flavors caused my taste buds to dance magically. Everything we ate was delectable! Of course the view of the Manhattan Beach coastline was an added bonus."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We booked this location for its atmosphere and view...looked like a perfect place for a nice, romantic dinner for two. HOWEVER, its NOT romantic at all!!! The two party tables are squished together to almost a 4 person table to fit more tables by the windows. Most of the clientele are people coming right from the beach in their cover-ups and very casual attire. We were over dressed for sure in our jeans and nice shirts...after-all, we were expecting a little more up-scale atmosphere. The service was good and so was the food. You will definitely be glad you ate there."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great place to take friends from out of town. The Margaritas are awesome. Both my friend and I had the seabass...Amazing! We were asked to move tables to accommodate a larger party coming in, but the manager was really great about it and moved us to a nice corner table by the window overlooking the ocean. He also got us all a round of drinks on the house and two of their best desserts...I don't remember the name of the deserts (3 margaritas in), but one had a semifredo that was perfection, and the other was accompanied by an incredible lime sorbet. This place was lively, tons of people at the bar and tables were full, even at 10pm. Def make a reservation a day or two in advance!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I decided last-minute to casually celebrate our anniversary with a nice early dinner. I had heard of The Strand House never been, so booked a reservation that morning on-line for a 5pm dinner. I requested a booth and was accomodated with pleasure. We arrived early and enjoyed a Weingut Reisling at the lower bar. We were sat promptly for dinner, our server was very pleasant and engaging. My wife had the Branzino and I the Prairie Fresh Pork Chop. We finished with the Petite Glazed Donuts. Dinner and dessert were fantastic! Best anniversary dinner ever."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We stopped in for brunch after arriving back from a business trip. We aren't on the westside often, so took advantage of it. Showed up early for the reservation and they seated us pretty quick. Got the most amazing table in the front corner with a great view of the MB Pier. Was wonderful atmosphere. Food was fine. Not as spectacular as the view, however certainly solid....and frankly the view was hard to top in any way. A little pricey however anytime you get that wonderful of a view and atmosphere you have to expect to pay for it a bit. Everything costs more when you are looking at the ocean! All in all a great Sunday morning after being on a plane from the East Coast. Was nice to be back home!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "How can you go wrong with a fantastic ocean view, well prepared food and great service. I always come here when I have a free day off from work to relax and enjoy a good meal."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was delicious, although the menu was a little over-wrought. The view is spectacular, and the restaurant itself was beautiful. It's true there isn't a bad seat. However, the prices were spectacular as well. So, it served its purpose as a special-occasion spot, where those who didn't pay the bill went away happy."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food never disappoints, extremely professional yet friendly staff. Save room for the donuts - just like mother used to make & on your birthday they serve donut holes - the best!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Had a great time, the from the first minutes of walking in was greater was great. They seating with a view, great crowd of people also in the restaurant. The waiters gave in sight to wines of choice."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Always consistently good food. Love the view. We ate on the patio."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Been to the Strand House a few times, and always enjoy the food And the amazing view. The staff was very friendly and professional. We had a 9:30 reservation, and we were sat imediately when we entered @ 9:10. All of the food was delicious (octopus / rabbit ragu)."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were disappointed. The menu has several unusual items on it, but it takes an interpreter to explain the poor description. Very expensive for what you get. If the food was as great as the view I would have been much happier. Oh, they need to teach the waiters/busboys not to take a person's drink without askink if they are finished. Very rude."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and fun crowd! Open late with still amazing food! I recommend the fish dishes or the pork chop~~~appetizers are slacking though~~~really fun bar you can go to for after dinner!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I give ourselves a treat when we go to Manhattan Beach by having lunch or dinner at The Strand. It is always a relaxing experience with a wonderful view of the ocean."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We had a nice view, easy for conversation and the food was solid and good but wouldn't say it was fine dining. What was most notable was the customer service. The waiter got my husbands pizza order wrong and my husband said not to worry about it and he was fine with what he got. They were insistent he get his original order so he got both pizzas and then they said the pizzas were on them. Wow, now that's customer service. Needless to say we gave a great tip. I would go back again regardless but this really impressed me."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "...When you get the right table and conditions are sunny. The marine layer haunts this area so may be grey at times, but summer and fall are usually good bets. Food is good quality. Portions are medium size to small. Parking is a bear so best to plan ahead."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great tasting eclectic menu. Went with group of 5 and everyone's dish was amazing. Can't wait to go back and try something different"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This was our first time at this restaurant. The food was good, the view even better."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I was very pleased with the view and service, this place is beautiful. Unusual menu, it was hard for either of us to figure what to have, then the food that arrived was wonderful (and not as unusual as the menu would have it appear). Noisy crowd our night, aggravated by the wonderful all glass wall viewing the beach, so we got the good and bad of that."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The Strand House is great for the "wow factor" when entertaining people. Beautiful view of the ocean. I rated the food as good (but not great) because I had an egg dish (huevos rancheros) and this type of thing can only be so good compared to other places. I was served the standard dish along with some chips. A bit of fruit would have been a nice addition."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This restaurant has the best view in Manhattan Beach hands down and brunch is the perfect time to go. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu, and it seems like them make everything in-house which is wonderful. I had the chicken and waffles and it was delicious! And the view is gorgeous!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "From the moment we entered the doors we were greeted and treated to a wonderful dining experience as well as an amazing view. The food was divine and the wine recommendations were perfectly paired. The presentation of the food was artistic and beautiful. The experience was worthy of a return the next time I'm in town."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Make sure you request an outside seating (limited tables) . The view is amazing .. the blue pacific ocean. just gorgeous and good food."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "GREAT COCKTAILS ......WINE .....FOOD ....SERVICE ......THAT SAYS IT ALL"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We were a party of eight. Several of our guests ordered the beef duo which had short rib and NY. All agreed it was just ok, with the NY being a bit overcooked. Several others ordered the beef fillet and not one of them finished the steak, so here too the beef didn't quite cut it. I had the branzino fish which was quite nice. The skin was crispy; a delicious dish. Also, all of the salads were excellent and we enjoyed the cheese/meat board appetizer. Have been here several times before and always enjoyed the dishes. (Too bad about the beef experience, but I wouldn't let that get in the way of a visit and we'll definitely come back.)"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The food and ambience at the strand is unparalleled to other places at Manhattan Beach. The service is excellent. Their menu changes slightly daily, so there is a sense of anticipation when you go in to find out what's on the menu. Highly recommend this place"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We had a late reservation for 10:15. The waiters were slow in bringing us our drinks and would often forget what we had asked for. When they were at our table, I felt as though they we rushing us to finish dinner and did not offer a good explanation of the menu items when asked. The ambiance of this restaurant is fantastic and the bar downstairs is great for lounging. The food was great. But the wait staff was lacking knowledge. We spent over $300.00 on our dinner for 4 people. Although the food was good, the waitstaff made me question if I would return for dinner."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We took our daughter to the Strand House for her birthday. We had drinks downstairs and then when our table was ready we were escorted upstairs for dinner. The views from the bar and the restaurant were great. This must be one of the only Manhattan Beach restaurants with a lovely view as well as good food. The service was wonderful. When our table wasn't ready at the time of our reservation, they brought us appetizers in the bar. Everyone was friendly and welcoming from the person who greeted us at the front desk to all of the servers. We will certainly go there the next time we are in Southern California. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Earliest available reservation on Thursday was 8:45. We weren't seated until after 9, and that was after letting the hostess know we were still waiting. Although water was promptly provided wait staff ignored us, with a number of them walking by and not paying attention. After another 15 minutes I flagged down a waiter. Service picked up slightly, but in general it remained slow. The ambiance is more appropriate for a party scene, rather than a comfortable dining experience, as the noise level was high. The noise made conversation difficult. As for the food, the salad was good but over priced. The fish was excellent but also over priced. All in all, likely I won't return."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This restaurant is one that not only has a great view, but also very good food., and an attentive staff. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We ate here on a semi-busy Friday night. Parking around here is challenging due to the number of nearby restaurants and bars. We had a reservation, and we were greeted and seated promptly. The views of the Pacific are amazing from most tables in the restaurants, and was specifically why we chose The Strand House for a sunset dinner. The escargot was very good, and the kale salad was also tasty (and enough to share). The entrees we ordered were good, but not exceptional. The halibut I ordered was a little overcooked, making the exterior a bit too crusty, and the inside somewhat dry. And the prime filet of beef was ordered medium, but was actually cooked closer to medium rare or rare. The chocolate mousse bombe for dessert was great! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "attractive place with a view of the ocean, too. My reservations were originally for 8:30 but when I called to confirm, I was told the reservation was for 8:45. Arrived at 8:00 and I was told my table was ready and got seated immediately. My only real complaints were the noise level and the lighting. I like a candlelit room but this place looked like they were having a power outtage. Very dim overhead lights. But, I would go back...during the day."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had let the restaurant know ahead of time that we were celebrating a birthday on the evening of our visit, even requesting an especially good view, and they were quite attentive to our request and the information provided. The menu was delightful, the food and beverages all excellent, and the service was top notch from all staff members. You can't beat the view of the pier and ocean from any table in the house."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Love all aspects of this restaurant! Servers are terrific, cooperative! Food is always good and sometimes very creative. Love meeting people from west side here! They are blown away!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Only went for drinks during a date. Was fine - craft beer was nice. Hostess and waitress were attentive. I give a low service score because I left a note requesting to be seated outside on my reservation and rang up beforehand to double-check. I was assured that this was fine, over the phone. However we were immediately led to the inside of the dining area with almost no view of the water, despite what they may advertise. Otherwise service was perfect. Probably not an ideal date location though."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This is the first time I've had dinner here and it was great. We started with a seafood tower and then I had the double-steak entree. I can't recommend it enough!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My friend and I ordered two (2) jalapeno margaritas, a hamachi appetizer, and a lobster sandwich (with a side salad instead of fries). Approx. $80 total and definitely not worth the price. In the past I have frequented The Strand House and sat at the downstairs bar and had a much more enjoyable experience. Dining at The Strand House is over-rated, especially when you are seated in the back of the restaurant next to two (2) groups of loud bridal shower parties. I will not be dining at The Strand House again. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Several friends had gone to the Strand for the first time the other day, and seeing a photo of the donut tasting dessert spurred me to go there with my boyfriend. Liked the cool, modern decor and the expansive windows and beach views. Service was friendly. Wood fired pizzas and the petite donut tasting dessert plate were good, although not remarkable. Food was very slow coming out and my onion tart flatbread was actually lukewarm when it arrived; since we'd waited so long for the food delivery I didn't want to send it back. I'm sure I would have enjoyed it much better had it been served hot and fresh out of the oven."
    Dined on 5/26/2014