BALEENkitchen

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779 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Nationally renowned for its light mood and serious food, the all-new BALEEN kitchen in Redondo Beach brings an eclectic, eccentric fine casual dining experience to The Portofino Hotel & Marina. Enjoy dining outside on the patio overlooking the marina with dramatic drapery and fire pits. The upstairs bar offers a cosmopolitan-lounge vibe, with fireside sofas and chairs, and a cocktail list using fresh juices, hand selected herbs and premium liquors to create food-friendly drinks that perfectly complement the acclaimed menu. live entertainment every Thursday 7 pm to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 8 pm to 11 pm in the Lounge.

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Mon 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Tue - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 8:30PM - 9:30PM

What 779 People Are Saying
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d
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Hoping we just got a fluke bad server but our party of 6 last Sunday experienced some pretty poor service. Waitress was pleasant enough just not on the ball; things were slow; we weren’t given full food lowdown (they have a Chef’s Prix Fix din we that we had to pull information out of her...and we ordered several once we did). Food was good and we’ll return but they need to take their service up a few notches for sure!!! Better luck next time!

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C
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant has a beautiful view and s decorated nicely. The service was ok. My skirt steak was deliciously cooked as were the patatas bravas . The noise level was way too high and this made our time a bit uncomfortable

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CT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

We went out for a nice dinner and felt more like a diner. It was very loud. View was beautiful and the service was great.

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MD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service in a great atmosphere!

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C
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service. Nice background music.

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CC
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Noon lunch and only 2 other tables in the place, staff was sparse. Ambiance is great. Food was good. Think it does better for happy hour.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate there two times at our first anniversary. My husband loved it. Even though the first reservation wasn’t done accurately, we enjoyed ourselves the whole day. It was beautiful.

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It's a great place for drinks and meeting friends but I thought it was a little too pricey for what you get. I wasn't really impressed with my meal.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server Karen was fantastic!! Easy going and no rush in regards to ordering quickly. The food was amazing and we could chat and hear our entire party easily without screaming. Beautiful place!!

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CO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

The drinks were excellent! Our waitress was cool. The food was quite horrible. The steak was cold and over cooked.... the brussel sprouts were charred.

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R
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Six female friends got together to celebrate 2 birthdays. Our experience was awesome.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a few small plates and cocktails. Waiter talked us into some oysters and they were amazing. Then he spaces our other dishes out in a very enjoyable way. Food was great, especially the duck carnitas.
Ambiance was great for date night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It’s VERY loud in there when the restaurant is full because it is a tile floor with no table cloths to dampen the sound. It was not pleasant. Food was “eh”. Skirt steak over charred. Scallops gritty from sand. Calamari very bland. Lobster Mac watery. Frozen dinner rolls table side. Service extremely slow. Overall not worth the cost - at all. Will not return.

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JS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Place was quiet for lunch, would go back for dinner.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great service ...

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r
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing

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CL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great staff, outstanding manager. Kudos to Mike and crew!

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R
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food offerings improved over last couple years and some really good offerings. Seabass is excellent as is clam chowder.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Best location in Redondo Beach by far with either self parking of good valet service. Would recommend the restaurant to all my friends.

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CD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just lovely and we were very well looked after

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time service was perfect and so was the food... We will be back!

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R
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was slow, especially bar service. Fortunately, they "comped" our cocktails that took so long to get. The biggest negative was the extreme noise level in the restaurant. There are no noise absorbing surfaces in the place and we had to scream across our small table for four in order to be heard.

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LB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and great service. Food was a bit overpriced and, oddly, all our main dishes were much too salty.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Family night out.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and both of us were excited. As we waited for our table, we absorbed the vibrant energy on a very busy Saturday night. We were invited to visit the bar while out table was getting set up. The bartender greeted us and handed us the drink menu and our drinks were made on the spot. Our drinks were great and refreshing.
We waiting about 15 minutes until we were approached by our waitress and she did apologize for the delay and understandably so it was super busy. We had our drinks and were chatting so the wait wasn’t that bad. We started with Ahi Poke and Wild Mushrooms on flat bread and both were so gooood!!!
Our main course was the Hanger steak medium cook and Seared Scallops that was mind blowing good. My Hanger Steak was amazing served with gold potatoes and sautéed asparagus. Our waitress (wish i could remember her name) was incredibly sweet and attentive and was quick to get anything we needed.
For dessert we shared the Apple Tart with cinnamon ice cream and it was simply incredibly and left me wanting more!
We celebrated a belated Valentines dinner without the kids and visiting Baileen Kitchen was a pleasure to remember for a little bg time. Both of us were impressed with this establishment, the food quality and service were top notch. The live entertainment, a great musician duo performed on 2/16/19, were awesome and talented and made dinner more enjoyable. We can’t wait to go go with friends.

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ST
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Good menu. Don't skip the Duck Carnitas. Cool lounge area!

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BB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Loved the decor of the restaurant along with the vibe. The ambiance was comforting and romantic. However, the food was sub par. I ordered the lobster Mac and cheese and the grilled snapper. The flavor was just “okay.” The service wasn’t the best. We had to ask for a to go box from the bus boy. The waiter didn’t check on our table as often as he should have. We also had to ask for a bread basket, instead of being offered one. Overall, great location, great ambiance. Standard food and service that was definetely not worth the price.

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AL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service. Attractive plating. Highlight was the salmon. Delicious!

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p
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way. Ambiance, staff, drink, food, entertainment!

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. There was a live band playing. A lot of fun.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. Hands down the best scallops I have ever had.

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m
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

valentines day fixed menu was too limited. My fish was overcooked and tough. The desert was horrible -- choice of panna cotta or chia pudding.

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BT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

I have had good meals here before but the Valentines menus was limited, the food was salty and my wife had a reaction to the second course salad. I have had far more enjoyable meals for 280 dollars including the tip, I left feeling that we should have gone to the chart house.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the offerings, presentation was excellent, wine selection good and service attentive. Lighting and temperature and atmosphere could have been better, to showcase the outdoors and location.

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JA
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

I was not st all happy with my dining experience, pork was so fatty, it was not fit to eat. The diver scallops were delicious, however, there were 3 on the plate and that was 31.00. Would not go back

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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d
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a great experience, the service was very attentive and the food exceeded our expectations and the wine prices were not out of this world .... second time in a few months i have had the sea bass it great choice

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TM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I was happy with my cioppino but my wife’s noodles with her fish was too spicy. And the kids got Mac and cheese that really had no taste. But they are it and the dessert made up for the so so dinner.

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MN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting, looking out over the marina. We went for lunch on a Thursday and it was not very busy. Food was great!

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F
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Amazing ambience,live music was great,the bar section lots of fun but unfortunately food was so so my steak was cold and the waiter took for ever.

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