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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/23
Time
10:00 PM
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Darren's Restaurant & Bar

4.7
741 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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Inspired cooking presented by friendly, attentive servers rewards dedicated foodies and wine aficionados at this beautifully designed, comfortable space located in the heart of charming Manhattan Beach, just steps away from famous picturesgue Manhattan Beach pier. Executive Chef and owner, Darren Weiss, classically trained graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and finest restaurants and hotels, uses the finest ingredients, mainly locally grown and organic. Our knowledge staff proudly serves an award-winning, extensive wine list selected from reowned and boutique wineries. In addition, our full service bar offers popular brand name and craft beers and some of the most creative and exciting cocktails in L.A. County, created by Manager Bart Thompson and his staff.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Open daily at 5:00pm.
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Phone number
(310) 802-1973
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Darren Weiss
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Catering
Private Parties and Off-site catering are available. Contact Bart Thompson for details.
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Cross street
Manhattan Beach Blvd
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Parking details
Valet available Thurs, Fri, Sat
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 741 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.8
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLky1 (Los Angeles)
2.0
Dined 6 days ago

Hadn’t been here for awhile, always thought so highly of this restaurant. Darren used to come by the table and check-in with guests. This time we had a waitress that seemed to miss the boat, very rare steak that should have been medium rare, a “warm” spinach for which the dressing was cold. And, we didn’t realize the Taste of LA was going on, as we were never offered a tasting menu. Sadly, there are just too many better choices in town. We wanted to support Darren since we moved back to the area. I doubt we will be back .

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

The restaurant is a great balance of casual and excellent food. It can be a bit noisy so not a romantic getaway.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Food is always top-notch. One of my favorite South Bay spots.

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vipMJ90266 (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Great meal at Darren's. The boneless rib eye was awesome. We also enjoyed the ahi, brussel sprouts, mac and cheese, panzanella salad, and brussel sprouts. The wine list and the cocktail list were extensive with a lot of good recommendations. Definitely will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first dining experience at Darren's. The food was varied and delicious. Our waiter Kevin was very helpful and lovely. We will most definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

We love this place , good vibe , food is always good and you can hear each other !!

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Dallas (Los Angeles)
3.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

As always food is awesome. Unfortunately service wasn't up to par. One entree served only warm, two sides didn't even come out, and one entree didn't come out until after the rest of the table had completed their meal. Also, 3 times out of 6 the waitstaff gave the entrees to the wrong person. Not the best dining experience that evening. They can and have done much better. Based on my past experience at Darrens as well as the quality of the food, I would recommend Darrens, just need to improve service.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 12, 2017

All good, great taste

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0
Dined on December 11, 2017

Ten years is a long time for a restaurant to survive in Manhattan Beach. Darren's never fails to deliver something a little different from it's competitors.

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SJPL (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was excellent

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