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BALEENkitchen

4.2
637 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic (9)
  • Good for a Date (8)
  • Waterfront (7)
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
Let us be your planning partner. The Event Staff stands ready to work side-by-side with you to make your next event the one they'll always remember.
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 637 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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4.1
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Like dining on a best friend’s back deck... but with better cocktails and no work!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Everything was very good. I only wish the menu was larger..
Prime Rib, Sea Food Salad, Lobster Tail, Burger etc...

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ValT (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great spot for creative cocktails, good food and good wine. The space is relatively small, but comfortable. It would be best for a small group or couples, although they do have space for groups. It is perfect if you are staying right next door at Portofino Hotel.

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Kiti (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was awesome.
Our waitress was awesome too.
However, some of the servers were young and uncaring. One filled our glasses with water and spilled water all over the table - did not ask for pardon and didn’t return to wipe the table. The two servers who served our entrees just placed them on the table, not where we were seated. Suggest to train these young servers even if they only do this as part time work.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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Morrison (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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 on February 11, 2018

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 10, 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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