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
214 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (181)special occasion (124)fit for foodies (96)romantic (90)hot spot (90)neighborhood gem (88)vibrant bar scene (87)great for outdoor dining (77)great for lunch (59)great for brunch (52)good for groups (46)notable wine list (44)late-night find (21)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The view is amazing but the food is only mediocre.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beach Dining in Manhattan Beach
    VivSVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Went to The Strand House for the first time. Dinner was superb. Desserts were out of this world great. I had heard about the famous donuts so I had to try them. Presentation of each dish was amazing with a nice twist. The view of Manhattan Beach Pier was stunning! The service was excellent with only a few tables in the care of a waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, 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 LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location, over-salted food
    SantaMonicaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Amazing scene (fabulous ocean views, decadent bar scene at night) but the food is dreadful. Yes, it looks great but ask them to hold the salt! Everything (the branzino, the pizzas) tasted like someone accidentally dumped the salt shaker into the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food service and amazing view
    2foodieshere
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Went to Strand House for a birthday celebration with another couple and it was a great night! The Branzino and pork chop entrees were fabulous, along with the quail appetizer and the Marguerite pizza! The only negative is that if you want to hear each other talk you might go to another restaurant...it is very noisy on a Saturday night-especially when you get put in the corner because you asked for a quiet table!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious but loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Really great meal, great service, great view. But we had to shout at each other to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Strand House Has It All!
    LolitaVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Warm and welcoming from the moment you walk in, Strand House won me over with excellent but nonobtrusive service, great cocktails, delicious food and a view of the ocean that defines Southern California. I'd stopped by for a quick bite on a bike ride but never done a full meal here, and it was very special. Noise level was a bit high, but that's a minor complaint given all the other superlatives. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • THE VIEW!
    FoodieAshleyVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    WOW what an amazing view! Considering it must not be hard getting people through the door to enjoy the spectacular water views, the food was surprisingly good. I was a little disappointed they were out of my dish, but the food I did order was amazing to good. The sellfish app was pretty legit. We got the small and it was huge!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Class at the beach
    abcproductions
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is a fantastic restaurant located right off of Manhattan Beach Pier. The service was outstanding, the food was mouth-watering and the view was breathtaking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Very nice place, only issue was we called mid day, asked if we could delay our reservation for half hour or one hour, they said no, but we were there for three hours and had tables around that no one ever sat at.....?
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy garlic brussel sprouts!
    superwoman
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great service. Most seats have ocean view. Lots of buttery food plus nice vegetarian dinner options as well as beef, chicken, and fish choices. Latest trend in cuisine is low carbs, so don't expect dinner rolls. Entrees come with vegetables including carbs like potatoes or squash, so we were happy. Cocktails have fair amount of liquor and were yummy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Strand House--Tops!
    DrRevenueVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We have been to The Strand House several times. Michael Morrisette, the General Manager, is an old friend from another restaurant. On this evening they were packed, but between Michael's attention to detail and waiter,Chris's, professional skills, we did not feel any impact of a very busy restaurant. Our food selections were excellent accompanied by a bottle of '95 Rhone from an excellent producer. The evening was great in every way. I will, of course, be back in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food wit a View
    JayfromHermosaVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The menu is excellent as is the preparation. Service is attentive and friendly. Kenny our waiter was great. The guy busing our table was great as well. Seemed to appear out of nowhere at exactly the right times. Total ocean view from almost every table! The pasta rags with lamb ragu is the best ever. Branzino was unbelievably good and the portions quite large. A must visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unbelievable dining experience...
    TRBED
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    What a pleasant surprise and an incredible combination of unsurpassed ocean/sunset views, outstanding cuisine and attentive, knowledgable staff. Manhattan Beach's ultimate dining experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST EVER
    Kari641
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My best friend and I were off to Hawaii and thought we should have a good dinner before our flight in the morning. OH MY GOSH. We hit a gold mine. I will always remember how amazing the whole experience was. You see it's not always just about the food,, which by the way was top notch, but it's also how they make you feel. Well the service was amazing and the view was amazing and well you can see I fell a little bit in love with this place. Will be back soon, very soon even though I live an hour away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A top spot in Manhattan Beach
    southbay
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    With an ocean view and steps to the beach the Strand House has an unmatched location. Complementary is a modern, clean architecture yet also warm. The downstairs offers a vibrant bar scene, a perfect way to start the evening. Then you meander upstairs to an elegant decor and the spectacular view. Service is excellent with both indoor and patio (with heat lamps) seating. The menu is varied and creative with a fine wine list. Out party of four enjoyed a 3.5 hour night out from bar to patio dining. Service was attentive, but not a hint of rushing us. We had several appetizers - flatbread, sushi and a house special pasta rags. We then enjoyed steaks and the brazino, all terrific as were dessert (cheese plate and s'mores). Fantastic time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a special night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    See if you can get a table for two out on the balcony overlooking the pier and the ocean. Right around sunset, it is truly beautiful. The food was all great, as was the service. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Birthday Dinner
    funwithfriends
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife and I invited a group of friends to join us for our 50th birthday. Our table was ready on time. The view is outstanding (as it is from every table). The service was spot on. I had the filet as did two of the others in our group. The filet was perfect. Perfect temp and very tender. One of my guests commented it was the best filet she has had. The Cote de Boeuf was also outstanding and the sauces that accompany it were a hit. The short rib was wonderful. My very hard to please friend had it and loved it. The only disappointment was the Branzino. My wife and one other ordered it and both complained it was salty and fishy. The desserts were awesome though and the evening ended on a high note. The Best of MB!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful!
    Bchgrl
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Fantastic food, great view and amazing service. Only negative was the noise. Sooooo loud you had to literally yell across the table to communicate. Club starts at around 10 pm so that adds to the noise the later it gets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey - even for the view
    kcc1VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This restaurant has probably the best view in Manhattan Beach. The design/decor is great. But, the food is way over priced. And, I believe the quality of the food continues to decline on a regular basis. We are true believers that you get what you pay for...but, you don't get that here. Even if the food was better, the prices are still exorbitant. And the sad part is that because they are charging such outrageous prices, all the competitors in town are starting to raise theirs. And, again, the quality of food has never been great, but, has continued to decline. But, they do have a great view and the restaurant is beautiful. I hope they don't plan on relying on that.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect place for view and food
    happy2bhere
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Loved it....again! Brought our daughter and boyfriend here for a goodbye dinner and it was wonderful. The food and the service are excellent and you can't beat watching the sunset over the pacific from the floor to ceiling windows while you dine. See you again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flane
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always great food and service. You just can't beat the view and they always make you feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great menu
    nickiw
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    A great menu, very different than what you may think. Try the chicken and waffles if you are there for lunch. Delicious. And if you get the coffee cake, which you should, make sure you get extra on the sauce. It does not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious, as always ...
    charlasu
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Truly one of my fave brunch spots in LA county! I come down from the city and it's so worth it! The food is fantastic (bacon benedict with kale), the bloody mary is divine, the view is incredible, and they even surprised us--we were both celebrating our birthdays and they brought us dessert of hot, delicious, caramel-covered donuts.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beachside Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Ignore anyone who tells you that there are no decent restaurants near LAX. We found this one on line and managed to have a really good lunch here at a table overlooking the pier on Manhattan beach. The staff at the Strand House were lovely and the food was fresh, inventive and very well prepared. We shared a couple of excellent starters and the moved on to a very good main course. We will be back. This beats hanging around in the airport by miles!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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. :(
    • Food
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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.