The Strand House
Great brunch!Coffee was excellent, food was delicious, had crayons for the kids, and service was wonderful. We can't wait to get back!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA great find!We love this place!
After being referred to this restaurant by
friends, we have come back week after week.
The food , service and ambiance are outstanding.
It has quickly become one of our favorites!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect eveningThe food was excellent and our waiter was one of the best we ever had anywhere.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest ViewGood food and service with a great atmosphere and the best view in Manhattan Beach.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellent, theConsistently excellent, the bartenders could be a bit friendlier but other than that the place is great.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing AnniversaryI had dinner last night at The Strand House for an anniversary dinner and could not have been more pleased. The view is beyond belief. The food was amazing. I highly recommend John as a server. He was flawless and made the evening extremely special. When we left the restaurant my girlfriend and I had an experience that is second to none. The manager even came over and recognized our special evening with congratulations and genuine enthusiasm for us. It's rare to find such hospitality, food, and ambience all wrapped into one package. If you have a special evening planned, The Strand House is the only place to go.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMtasty & beautiful!i have been to the strand house for girls luncheons, dinner with friends, and most recently dinner to celebrate my wedding anniversary. on all those occasions, the food has been outstanding, the service great, and the view is out of this world! thank you strand house for never disappointing!
tippy6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMand donuts for dessertThis place was great. Harmony is one of the best servers we have ever had - anywhere. She knew her menu and her wine lists, made terrific suggestions and responded to our needs without be asked. We had a wide variety of food - oysters, scallops, short ribs, halibut. Everything was terrific. A birthday was noted in a friendly but understated manner - a perfect reading of our birthday girl by our server. And who would have thought donuts for dessert. They were fabulous.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible!Not my first time here, but this place is great! Cheese plate and mussels for apps, halibut and scallops for main. All were perfect and served with a smile. A perfect evening with a perfect view!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA Perfect EveningTo begin with all tables have a magnificent view of the ocean. Our server guided us through the menu with great recommendations and thorough explanations of the entrees. Our server was so incredible we just had to mention him to the manager. The delightful food, wine, view and impeccable service had leaving feeling very happy to spend $ there. We'll definite be back soon rather than later.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Strand House restaurantThe Strand House restaurant was really good. The food and the service was outstanding!!! We will definitely return again.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMStrand HouseOverall it was great, but the wait staff didn't seem happy to be serving after 9 pm. They didn't clear our table from the appetizers we ordered before they brought our entrees. We ended up grabbing our appetizer plates so they could put our entrees down on the table. Also, the waiter asked us if we wanted desserts because the pastry chef wants to go home - pretty unprofessional. I have been here before and the service was not this bad.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome romantic spotMy wife and I celebrated our anniversary and they give us an awesome seat next to the window so we can enjoy the view. Service was fantastic, food was delicious, no complaints about this spot.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing culinary experienceI have been to the Strand House several times and the food never disappoints me. My favorite entree is the filet which I usually order, but when I was there this past Thursday, my boyfriend and I tried several of the appetizers which really wowed us. We also tried the pork entree which I usually wouldn't order and it turned out to be the best pork I've ever had. To me this restaurant has it all, great service, amazing food, and a gorgeous view!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA dinner at Strand HouseWe were a party of four. We were greeted with wide smiles by friendly staff and had great cocktails first at the upstairs bar. We were then seated by the window watching an amazing sunset over the beautiful Manhattan Beach pier. For a start up my friend and I had the Kale salad which was out of this world. My husband had the fresh oyster and his friend had hamachi crudo. We all enjoyed our appetizers a lot. for the main dish three of us had the Alaskan Halibut and one of us had the Dry aged New york strip. The food was delicious and tasty and of great quality. The wine list was also amazing . You could not go wrong with a great bottle of Darioush Signature wine.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellence in customer serviceI had made reservations for 8 and everything was ready when I arrived. However, there was an issue with my other 6 guests and they did not make the dinner. After 45 minutes I advised the staff what had happened and they were very, very accommodating and helpful. I can't say enough about how they turned a bad experience into a good one. Thanks to everyone that worked that night. This restaurant sets the standard for excellence in customer service.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful view, delicious foodWe really enjoyed our dinner at The Strand House. The wait staff was very knowledgable but seemed stiff and a bit put out by actually having to answer questions and serve food. The restaurant was loud and definitely had a 'place to be seen' vibe, I enjoy a little more relaxed atmosphere or I would have given this place 5 out of 5. I loved the pork chop (waiter recommended when I asked and he was right on) my husband had the NY Strip and really enjoyed it. we had mussels to start, the sauce was smokey and rich. My husband and I also shared the hamachi and loooved it.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSTRAND HOUSEGood place to meet with family and friends if you can deal with the noise level on a Sunday brunch. The food is nicely prepared but lacks some consistency. 3 out of 6 people thought the food was good and the others were not so impressed. What makes this restaurant enjoyable and returnable is the fantastic view of the beach and coastline..................not the food. Lastly, our server was very good and responsive.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHeaven!Gorgeous ocean view with fantastic food.You'll want to sip champagne and gaze out the window for hours.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were driving back to MarinaWe were driving back to Marina del Rey from Newport Beach and decided to stop for a bite. Made a reservation on my Open Table iPhone app and they had it when we arrived 15 minutes later! We enjoyed the view, a couple of nice wines from their "by the glass" list, and a casual dinner - heirloom beet and burrata salad and a side order of their delicious mac and cheese. The Strand House has great food in a great location :)5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM4 scallopsDinner was delish! We ordered cheese plate, mussels, scallops and steak and strawberry shortcake. It was all so tasty and the service was great.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery, very nice!Very much enjoyed our evening. Had dinner at The Strand House when it first opened and was unimpressed, but my opinion has now changed. I loved everything I ordered: a soft-shell crab appetizer, scallops entree, and - absolutely delicious - the various glazed donut dessert! Each donut was different and there were 6 of them. Definitely meant for sharing. Very light and fluffy, like beignets in New Orleans. Also loved my cocktail -- a mojito-like drink with a Veev liquor, ginger beer, and muddled blackberries. Very nice service all the way around.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful View!I'll be honest- I reserved this restaurant strictly with view in mind. We wanted a nice view of the ocean on our last night on vacation. But I was pleasantly surprised by the food - we went simple with woodfired pizzas and they were all quite good. Nothing too unusual, but each one was nicely prepared with fresh ingredients. We had a plate of the doughnuts for dessert and we really enjoyed them.
And the view was as wonderful as we had hoped.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFor the price point on theFor the price point on the food, you expect excellent service. Our waiter felt he was oh-so cool5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch with a viewSomewhat late lunch on a weekday, so restaurant not busy. Superb view over beach and very good meal. Will definitely return when in the area.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellen dining experience!This was a first experience at The Strand House. The drink and wine menu was interesting and there was a good price range for the bottled wines. The menu was diverse and interesting. Portions were perfect, presentation was beautiful. The services was excellent. Our waiter was knowledgable, attentive but not overbearing. The view was spectacular. Prices were a bit high but fair for what we got. The one negative I would say is that since our occasion was so special and our bill was so high ($300+) I would have thought that the restaurant would have thrown in the dessert. Also, arrive at least 30 minutes before your reservation because parking is not easy. We would definitely return to this very fine restaurant.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLike cinnamon on coffee cakeWe went for a birthday celebration and the staff and restaurant was very warm and welcoming. Choice of food fit our tastes perfectly. With the great food and wonderful dessert, an enjoyable time was had by all.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOkThey can do much better with their salads. Tried several of them, and they are just not good. Maybe chef go eat one of Paul Martin's salad, to see for self.
Will try Strand again, but never their sad salads.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMOTHER'S DAYWe love RockNFish but it is loud. This is our third time to the Strand House and we find the food is excellent although smaller servings than RockNFish and more expensive and the noise level is very good comparatively. The service is also very good, but I find the service at RockNFish a little better. Of course the Ambiance and view are outstanding. The interior is the best I've seen in MB. We definitely recommend this place to our friends.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMom RoksBeautiful night out with family just got in from San Diego
good food excellent service and nice view to te pier.
order the little donuts desert great with kids and coffe5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVery cool place!I love Strand House. Everything about it is exactly what I look for in a lunch or dinner experience! Very cool bar as well for weekends and fun people watching!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Anniversary Experience!We were in the mood to try something new to celebrate our 8th anniversary and we could not have been happier with our evening at the Strand House! The hostess sat us at a window table with a beautiful view and the waiter and all of the staff were helpful and attentive throughout the evening. We shared the chef's board, the asparagus salad, the fantastic scallops as an entree and saved room for dessert. The waiter highly recommended the donuts, which sounded a little odd, but he was absolutely right that they are out of this world! This is a wonderful spot for any occasion. We will definitely be back soon!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful meal and a viewI requested a seat by the window to catch the sunset and received the best seat in the house. The view is spectacular and the food is equally as enjoyable. The menu is eclectic and I pushed my own boundaries to be pleasantly suprised. It is pricey, but enjoyable none-the-less.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect!We went there for brunch on a Saturday for a friend's birthday. They let me come a few minutes early and decorate the table. Service was awesome! Very friendly staff, especially at the front. Wait staff was very attentive. Food was great and we didn't have to wait long. Unbelievable ocean view. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, and would definitely go back again!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMScallops were amazing. WildScallops were amazing. Wild Mushroom tagliatelle was to die for....would definitely go back. Dine early to avoid the crowds and high energy noise. The view of the pier is magnificent.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMStrand HouseWe had 4 college age kids come to visit from AL, and we took them to Strand House straight from the airport. They (we all) loved it. There was a nice price-point range on the menu and donuts for dessert was the coolest surprise.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated with my sisterCelebrated with my sister in law for my closing on a condo. We sat in the bar area and lounged with some yummy cocktails and pupu's for a bit while enjoying the ocean view at sunset. Then we were sat on the upstairs outdoor patio. The patio was nice and had great heat warmers that allowed us to enjoy our meal even though the sun had gone down. Our server was Rick Palma and he was the best!!! He was super friendly, very attentive and gave great recommendations! I had the beef short ribs and they were delicious.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMView is wonderful. Had theView is wonderful. Had the scallops on risotto and it was very good, One friend had the chicken which wasn't cooked enough and another had the short ribs and liked it very much. Overall, experience is good.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time here, theHad a great time here, the food was fantastic and the service was wonderful. I would definitely come back.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is amazing. It'sThe food is amazing. It's just too loud for a romantic dinner, we had to speak really loudly.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food with a viewGreat dinner for a group from my company plus visitors from Brazil. Food was well presented and very tasty, fresh.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb atmosphere, serviceSuperb atmosphere, service and food. Amazing vegetarian fare and excellent price point. All tables have the phonomenal view.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Strand House is at theThe Strand House is at the top of my restaurant list. We had a birthday dinner there and everything was wonderful - great food, wonderful sunset view, service - and we were delightfully surprised with a gratis fudge cake w/ ice cream complete with candle.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMRomance and EnergyMet by a pleasant hostess, we waited at the bar for either a booth or view. We ordered a few 'Strand Margaritas' and was not disappointed - the old adage 'pay for what you get' certainly stands true here and applies to the whole evening. A 10 minute wait at worst around 9pm on a Friday night was a surprise for a great table right against the floor to ceiling windows and our waiter was informative, courteous and happy to provide whatever it was we seemed to be looking for, in this instance a lively dinner with a great view where we didn't want to feel rushed. Note there is a quasi-club vibe downstairs on weekends and the ambience most certainly creeps its way up but for me, a little energy never gets in the way of a romantic night out...4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery noisy but food is goodVery noisy but food is good with interesting selections!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy Renovation - Beautiful Meal!After a hefty renovation of the existing space (formerly "Beaches"), the Strand House offers excellent food and is priced reasonably enough to be accessible to local diners and tourists. Of course, its ocean view is unparalleled for miles and miles around.
Although management needs to better train and organize its runners, our waitress was friendly and attentive. And management was extremely classy in addressing a question I had about a charge on my bill. Anyone looking for the right spot for a relaxing delicious meal in a beautiful setting should definitely come to the Strand House!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful overallWe had a wonderful overall experience - the only reason I didn't rate higher was because I had asked for a table by the window and we were unable to get one, although our view was still very nice. The steak tartare was lacking in flavor, but the beet salad, ribeye steak and duck were amazing. The duck melted in your mouth!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed my dinner dateReally enjoyed my dinner date here. Phil took great care of us. He offered great recommendations on the food and wine. We'll definitely be back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great for myEverything was great for my birthday lunch, we had a booth, very comfortable. i had the salmon entree - the best ever! great presentation4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful time at EasterHad a wonderful time at Easter brunch at The Strand House. The views from most every table are lovely and the service was a "10". The quality of food was fresh, and tasty. I would definitely come back.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM