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BALEENkitchen

4.3
633 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Live entertainment
Thursday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 372-1202
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Vasili Tavernakis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N. Harbor Drive
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Parking details
Valet parking.
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Entertainment
Live Music- Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights. Please call ahead for details.
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Special events & promotions
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 633 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

not fond of the new chef and fixed menu for Valentines Day

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Morrison (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

My Wife and I, Come here once or trice a year. This has been her favorite place to eat ever since our second date here in 2014. We rate this location on a scale from 1-10 as a "10" Excellent service, Ambiance is Excellent, From the greeting at the front door to the time we leave the Waitress to the Manager's have made our time here a memory we will always cherish! Thank you Baleen's for what you do. Because we love this place so much we feel like it's our best keep secret. Eating by Fireplace, View of the harbor, open air windows, Fireplace in the lounge with the band on the weekends, nice comfortable seating. There's not enough time to say more but we had an experience on Valentine Day with every dish we taste. October 2016 I propose to my wife with the help of management they made it the best ever. The next year 2017 we married and now Valentines Day the special times keep rolling. Dreams do come true! If your want to experience the magic when you make reservations tell them The Morrison's referred you.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We decided to eat in the bar because it was quiet and comfortable. We shared the duck carnitas tacos which were very tasty. Then we shared Caesar salads and the sautéed red snapper. Everything was very good!

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Dbsing (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

A wonderful surprise for a hotel restaurant. We had two delicious meals; Saturday night dinner and Sunday brunch. Fresh ingredients. Fast service. Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great place to take a date. Luxurious and quiet so you can have a great conversation with your date.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday. Excellent service and beautiful view!Some of our food choices were better than other. The glazed salmon was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great service and great food. I didn’t enjoy the taste of my vanilla latte and they took it back, only asking if it wasn’t good. I responded that it simply wasn’t to my liking. Something about the flavor. However, the bottomless mimosas were great as was the food. Beautiful atmosphere and view.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Came here for brunch after my wedding at the Portofino. A bit irritated because they combined my mom and my reservation without our permission. This forced a 20% gratuity on everyone’s bill (her party only had 4 people), cheated her out of Open Table points, and is just all around irritating to cancel someone reservation without permission the evening before. Just a poor business practice. For reference we did still have 3 separate bills with 3 different tables. But two of the reservations made under the same last name were combined.

The food was delicious. We tried everything from the eggs breakfast, to the corn meal pancakes, several of the different eggs Benedict’s, it was all delicious. If you want a slow casual brunch with marina view this is a great spot!

The service was fine. The servers are nice, but not exactly high end quality servers. They are a little slow and miss/forget a lot of little things along the way, but nothing that’s bad enough to greatly impact your experience. Just enough to know you aren’t at a high end restaurant. I knew this when I made the reservation because I tried out the restaurant with my finance ahead of time. I just warned everyone upfront and apologized a few times on behalf of their mistakes and everyone was fine. The convenience of the location made the less than superior service okay.

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LAWannabe (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Everything was under seasoned and over cooked which was bizarre given it came to the table very quickly. The wait staff were pleasant and eager to please yet very inexperienced. They kept taking away plates while we were still eating until eventually one member of our party was still eating while the rest of the table was cleared and they offered the check. It was so rude. I was scared to go to the restroom for fear they might clear my unfinished drink. Had we taken a long time to eat or if the place was full I might understand this behavior but the place was practically empty (on a Friday night)

Super disappointed

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Kitjam (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Brunch was a major treat. The cuisine was delicious and our competent, friendly server took such good care of us.

Loved the charming marina views . Can't wait to return!

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KCSpoon (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We love Baleen for it's ambiance - a great place in our neighborhood for upscale food and cozy atmosphere. We have had some great meals there - we celebrated my husband's 50th birthday 3 years ago with a brunch for 20 people and the food, service, and overall experience was perfect! For Christmas Eve we came for an early dinner before going to a gathering. It was a fixed menu that looked fairly enticing. We felt that for the price, it left a little to be desired. The portions were small even for a bistro style place, and the desserts were not as special as we had expected for the price (we thought the lava cake would be gooey and warm, it was really just a little cup like the shortcake cups you buy in the store, only chocolate). With that said, the entrees were pretty good and the ambiance was perfect for a lovely, cozy dinner, and that was the main thing we were looking for. We were very appreciative of the employees who spent their Christmas Eve working to make it special for others.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Hidden gem tucked away in the Harbor. Great for sunset dinners, staycations, and tapas. We always do tapas with a stiff drink.

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MMARTIN (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

The service was a little slow and the bar was even slower. Limited in Vodka's and the martini was the tiniest on record with a nice price attached. Think this restaurant needs a few more months to work the kinks out of the kitchen and bar.
The ambiance was nice and quiet and the bar music was appropriate for the setting.
Did not appreciate having to pay for parking at the kiosk before entering the parking area as they have a good valet at the hotel which is right next to the restaurant.
We are local and have enjoyed many celebrations here in the past and hope to do so in the future.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Always a great vibe with great food!!

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vipRoblou270 (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food, great location, great service. Enjoy the harbor during any time of the day.

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