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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Beach Cities

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Beach Cities? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Baran’s 2239 restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1324)
$31 to $50
American
Hermosa Beach
About the restaurant
Baran’s 2239 is committed to serve exceptional food in a casual atmosphere. The idea formed when brothers Jason and Jonathan Baran linked up with long time friend and chef Tyler Gugliotta. Hours of prep and creativity go into every single dish, using only fresh and homemade ingredients. Baran’s 2239 has over 40 craft beers and extensive wine list. Recognized on Michelin's Bib Gourmand 2018 list
Top review
FredCvip
Dined 5 days ago
Great experience! dded bonus was having Tyler Glasnow in the house!
A photo of Bottle Inn Hermosa restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1860)
$30 and under
Italian
Hermosa Beach
About the restaurant
The Bottle Inn is a neighborhood gem nestled in the residential seaside community of Hermosa Beach, just south of LAX Airport. We have been catering to our regular patrons, guests, tourists and celebrities for 50 years. Our restaurant is known for it's romantic, cozy ambiance and it's consistently outstanding classical Italian Cuisine. In addition to our recently renovated ocean-view patio, wine bar & cozy dining room, our intimate wine cellar is available for parties of 2 up to 20 guests. Our menu features a variety of authentic Italian entree & pasta dishes, fresh seafood & appetizers. Top off your meal with one of our signature homemade cheesecake & desserts. We are conveniently open nightly for dinner @ 5:00pm. We also offer facilities for private dining & events. ~ A little corner of Italy in your neighborhood! Salute!
Top review
RoyH
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent food! Very good service! Food was very tasty!
A photo of Fishing With Dynamite restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2812)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Manhattan Beach
About the restaurant
A celebration of summers spent on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and SoCal’s vibrant beach communities. The cheerful, 32-seat restaurant is anchored by a lively oyster bar and features a menu of “old school” traditional seafood fare and “new school” dishes highlighting flavors from around the globe. Chef and co-owner David LeFevre and Fishing with Dynamite have been celebrated for serving only the most pristine seafood with accolades that include “Best Oyster Bar” and Best New Restaurant by Los Angeles Magazine, OpenTable’s 100 Best Restaurants in America (2016, 2017 and 2019) and a Michelin Plate in 2019.
Top review
SevakK
Dined 2 days ago
Great food, awesome service, everything was amazing,
A photo of Lucky's - Malibu restaurant
4.9
4.9 (656)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Malibu
About the restaurant
Enjoy fine steakhouse cuisine in a relaxed yet contemporary old-hollywood atmosphere.
Top review
ChristinaZ
Dined 4 days ago
Friendly staff and delicious food - Best steak in Malibu.
A photo of Shin-Sen-Gumi Shabu-Shabu restaurant
4.9
4.9 (73)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Hawthorne / Gardena
About the restaurant
Shinsengumi Shabu-Shabu is a JETRO (Japanese External Trade Organization) Certified Restaurant.
JETRO acknowledges restaurants and retailers that use authentic Japanese products. From the ingredients we use in our kitchen, to the drinks we serve in the hall, we can confidently offer our customers an authentic Japanese dining experience. Choose from a variety of different broths, meats, add-ons, and vegetables that are included in our AYCE price of $34.99. We hope to be able to serve you all soon! (From June-August, bring in your Student ID to eat at a discounted price of $28.99!)

Enhance your Shabu Shabu experience with our premium à la carte options:
Kobe Style Beef (6oz $10)
Washugyu American Wagyu (6oz $10)
Japanese Wagyu Slices (3oz $15)
Hokkaido Scallops (4pcs $5)

Monthly Events:
2nd Monday Special: 20% off Kobe Style Beef, Washugyu American Wagyu, and Japanese Wagyu Slices.
29th Special ("Niku No Hi"/"Meat Day”): 50% off Kobe Style Beef & Washugyu American Wagyu.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
One of our favorite hot spot restaurants in the area. Staff and the service were quick and attentive and the ambiance is comforting. We always get our favorite sukiyaki and miso broths and the meats and veggies that go with it were delicious combinations.
A photo of Ayara Thai restaurant
4.9
4.9 (68)
$30 and under
Thai
LAX / Westchester
About the restaurant
Ayara Thai offers home-cooked food with an emphasis on local produce. Appetizers at Ayara Thai include Muay Thai Wings, Veggie Rolls, Shrimp Butterfly, and more. Several soups are available including the restaurant's specialty, chicken or shrimp Tom Yum, which is a hot and sour soup with lemongrass, Thai chili, fresh lime and mushrooms.

For mains, try any of the rice, noodle or curry dishes or choose one of the house specials like Baked River Prawns, Chinese Broccoli Pork belly or Whole Fried Branzino. Desserts at Ayara Thai include Mango Sticky Rice, Thai Tea Flan, and seasonal offerings, such as our Chocolate Cherry Tart, and more.

Top review
Danbovip
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
The food is consistently authentic, well prepared and delicious. Top notch Thai.
A photo of Georgia's Lounge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (215)
$31 to $50
Lounge
Redondo Beach
About the restaurant
A sophisticated, sleek lounge where the bartenders remember your name. The eclectic tapas menu offers comforting bar bites and rich treats to satisfy those late-night munchies. The cocktail program features classic and uniquely crafted cocktails from fresh, local ingredients. Expect local craft Beers and spirits to challenge the more adventurous drinkers. We have extra parking available every night from 6 pm -12:30 am. Look for the parking lot across the street from Georgia's Lounge, entrance via Huntington Lane at 1444 Aviation Blvd.
Top review
KerryE
Dined 4 days ago
great variety of mixed drinks and small bites. seared Ahi tacos really good
A photo of Caffe Pinguini restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1585)
$31 to $50
Italian
Playa del Rey
About the restaurant
We are open for curbside pickup, takeout and delivery and offering a 10% discount on all orders! Lunch will be open from 12pm-2:30pm & Dinner from 5:30pm-9:30pm.

Italian owners, Tony Cotrufo and Enrico Fiorentini, both hail from Rome and have been serving fresh authentic Italian cuisine at their Playa Del Rey location since 1997. They offer homemade pastas, an excellent wine list, outdoor seating and daily specials.


Caffe Pinguini was awarded with the "Marchio Ospitalita" Italiana - Seal of Authenticity". The seal distinguishes those restaurants with the highest quality of Italian hospitality.

Top review
MoniqueLvip
Dined 4 days ago
You can’t go wrong with the Gorgonzola Pasta with chicken. Absolutely delicious
A photo of Fox & Farrow restaurant
4.8
4.8 (270)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Hermosa Beach
About the restaurant
Experience Chef Darren’s line-up of timeless classics and new creations in his cleverest menu yet. Please your palate with mouthwatering bites and intoxicating cocktail concoctions at Fox & Farrow in Hermosa Beach, California.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Pleasant, comfortable atmosphere. Great food. Friendly service. Highly recommend.
A photo of Gaetano's Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2310)
$30 and under
Italian
Torrance / Carson
About the restaurant
Back to back winner of the Daily Breeze's "Best Italian Restaurant in the South Bay", Gaetano's Restaurant is a family owned operation that emphasizes food quality and radiant guest service. We feel the most important part of Gaetano's is the experience. From the second you walk through our door, it is our duty to make your visit memorable.

All of our food is handmade from the Butternut Squash Ravioli to the Tagliatelle and Chianti Ribs. Our Authentic Italian dishes with a modern touch sends guests home happy and wanting more.

Top review
Reaganvip
Dined 4 days ago
Wonderful Saturday night dinner. The Scallop Special was delicious. Our server Allie was very accommodating and attentive. Can’t wait to come back.
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