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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in Beach Cities

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service 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 (1322)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Food was fantastic; the kingfish sashimi, red beet salad, spanish octopus, blue crab spaghetti were especially good.
A photo of Lucky's - Malibu restaurant
4.9
4.9 (650)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Malibu
About the restaurant
Enjoy fine steakhouse cuisine in a relaxed yet contemporary old-hollywood atmosphere.
Top review
brannanvip
Dined 7 days ago
Best meal I have had in years!!!! All the signature dishes and specials were amazing!! The staff is so very attentive and goes the extra mile for you.
A photo of Eddie V's - El Segundo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1384)
$50 and over
Seafood
El Segundo
About the restaurant
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks broiled to perfection. The restaurant's award-wining wine list, which has been recognized by Wine Spectator, has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V's very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of live music trios.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent food and service. The staff really makes the experience special. From the hostess to the Manager and Chef, all came over to our table to check us. Everything was excellent. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and had the best time. We will be going back real soon.
A photo of Fishing With Dynamite restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2807)
$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
Ed4Foodvip
Dined 4 days ago
FWD is always my go-to place for fresh seafood. Raw bar never disappoints, and it's fun to try new menu items. I have to say, the Caledonian prawns (and their exquisite preparation) on the menu last month were out of this world. I was looking forward to having them again, but they were no longer on the menu. Thanks to our server who recommended we try it. No regrets. I love this place and I drive well over an hour to eat there. It's worth it.
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 and seasonal offerings, such as Passionfruit Chocolate Devil's Food Cake, and more.

Top review
Danbovip
Dined 2 days ago
The food is consistently authentic, well prepared and delicious. Top notch Thai.
A photo of Bottle Inn Hermosa restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1857)
$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
viewvip
Dined 6 days ago
I moved back to area having gone to bottle inn for years as great neighborhood italian. I guess it changed owners but was pleased to have same great service from Oscar who has been there 40 years! Food was great even though I am reduced to gluten free options. Indoor or outdoor seating with heaters. Recommend highly.
A photo of Caffe Pinguini restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1581)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The food is delicious, not an understatement. The staff are welcoming and very well-read of the menu and daily options. 10/10 experience.
A photo of Slay Steak & Fish House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (711)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Manhattan Beach
About the restaurant
Owner and acclaimed chef David Slay brings you SLAY Steak + Fish House. The food is locally sourced, some of which comes from his very own garden in Orange County at his other restaurants, Park Ave & Il Garage. SLAY offers cast-iron cooked grass-fed beef, chops, and sustainable seafood. Wine, from his very own winery Slay Estate & Vineyard located in Santa Barbara is also sold at SLAY. The ambiance is upscale and one of a kind.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Since you enter the service, it is very fast and they are always attentive, the recommendations of the waiters are very rich, in addition the food was in its point and super rich, I recommend it if you are going to celebrate a special occasion and if you just want to have some cocktails.
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 3 days ago
Pleasant, comfortable atmosphere. Great food. Friendly service. Highly recommend.
A photo of Tamaen Japanese BBQ - Lomita restaurant
4.8
4.8 (42)
$50 and over
Japanese Speciality
Torrance / Carson
About the restaurant
Welcome to Tamaen.
Enjoy a dining experience with friends & family!

Top review
KathrynR
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Wonderful Meal!! The food is so good and our waitress was delightful. We will be back!
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