Manhattan House

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Manhattan House is an upscale neighborhood restaurant for food lovers. We are proud to be recognized as “one of the best meals…in 2016” by Beverly Press and “the best happy hour” in Manhattan Beach by Thrillist. Manhattan House is the perfect venue for any festive evening – from enjoying a delicious meal with friends, to planning a birthday party, to hosting a private event, to a wedding reception celebration.

We take great pride in our cuisine and actually plant the seeds to grow our own fruits, vegetables and herbs in local community gardens to ensure all our diners enjoy only the freshest, seasonal food. Our cheeses, meats and seafood are sourced from local purveyors who embrace our philosophy of food sustainability. Our full bar includes craft beers, curated wines and a seasonal variety of artisanal cocktails. We look forward to serving you at The House!
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Specials

Happy Hour!

It's Happy Hour at The House everyday from 5:00pm-6:30pm! Food and drink specials!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 20, 2018

Ends: November 21, 2117

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-6:30PM

$1 Oyster Thursdays!

Enjoy premium oysters or $1 all night on Thursdays!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 20, 2018

Ends: November 21, 2117

Availability: Thu 5:00PM-9:30PM

What 530 People Are Saying
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SM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always an easy place to go to with guaranteed good food and service.

LL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I like the chill vibe of this restaurant. We were able to take our time and enjoy our food and conversation without feeling rushed out. Food was delicious and service was very friendly.

BD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Robin was FANTASTIC! Super helpful and funny. We never were thirsty! Thanks, Robin!

D
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

First time eating here and it was selected based on reviews and location. The atmosphere was exactly what we wanted, relatively quiet, good music and a waitress who was very attentive.

The place was a little more than half empty at 7:30 PM on a Saturday night if that tells you anything.

Food
The homemade sourdough bread was amazing and well worth the $3 they charged.
We ordered the Brussel Sprouts which were a little undercooked, but still very good.
I had the whole branzino which was a bit overwhelmed by the mixture of greens, tomatoes, etc. it was not as good as I hoped given the reviews I read. I would not recommend it.
My wife had the chicken which she thought was ok. It was overly smokey according to her. I like smokey so I likely would give it a higher rating.
Our friend had the scallops which he ate and thought was ok.
They made a fresh pot of coffee at our request so they are very accommodating.
I don't know if the other items on the menu would have been better for us. Regardless, I wouldn't object returning, I just wouldn't go out of my way to do so. Parking is free and plentiful.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and yummy cocktails

l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manhattan House was a last minute, late evening decision for my husband and myself. What a great choice. The food was the best food we've eaten in a long time - the melon, prosciutto dish was to die for as well as the pasta which was obviously made in house.
We sat at the bar to catch some football and had wonderful conversation with the bar tender and the owner, who was siting near by.
I highly recommend for a group meal or a date night. Top notch neighborhood spot

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was very good food. The place is a bit cramped with tables very close together. The servers and staff are accommodating and very friendly.

LS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Near by so we can walk there which we do regularly. Staff is outstanding as is the food. We usually go early when it is quiet. Likely gets more energetic later in the evening.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique taste

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s
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE this restaurant!! One of our favs! The food, staff and service is all amazing!!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

First time visiting. Food is surprisingly very good and the cocktails were exceptional. The pressed brick chicken - actually pressed with a brick - had a delicious backyard bbq smokiness. The Cauliflower dish is a must. Our server was delightful as well. Will be back for sure.

MC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this friendly neighborhood establishment. There’s a celebratory vibe and the staff really seems to enjoy working there, knows the menu and the cocktail list well, and is eager to have you eat Chef Diana’s food! Loudish, but there are a couple of tables in the back that are quieter if you request ahead. Also, TVs at the bar, just in case your game is still going and you need a quick peek!

J
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time!

B
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service, delicious food and HUGE (surprisingly large!) portions. We will be back!

B
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Damn Good Food!!! Fun and tasty Manhattan selection!

LS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this restaurant. Go there with regularity. Outstanding food, great service.

L
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have driven past this restaurant many times and finally had a chance to try it. Our server was wonderful. We went there during the week so it was pretty quiet. Absolutely devoured the house made sourdough with plentiful burrata. We will go back for more! We shared the mussels which were flavorful but on the small side, the cauliflower which was quite tasty, and the brussel sprouts which were yummy. Will definitely go back and do a repeat of the sourdough bread and try some of their pastas.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We use to go here all the time a few years ago. It had the best burger around and fresh veggies and fresh fish options. Great farm to table style. Then two babies put a hold on things for awhile and now we decided to give it try again. Excited about the memories of the great menu and fresh food we picked it as our date night spot. My husband ordered the burger which is still great! Probably the best thing on the menu. I had the special seared scallops with fresh veggies. It came out as basically and arugula salad with a few over cooked and highly over seasoned tiny scallops. The fennel seasoning was soooo intense. It made the dish grainy to eat like when the lid comes off a seasoning and the entire thing accidentally comes out. Ya that bad! And I definitely missed those fresh veggies I remembered.

Our waitress was super nice and made me a fantastic special cocktail since most of their menu ones sounded too sweet. She was great and really put forth the extra effort.

MB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner at MH on A Monday night. I made a reservation for the five of us for 7pm, but we did not need them...it was a VERY light crowd. (I am not sure why, as we really enjoyed it). Food was great! We ordered gnocci, chick. parm, branzino fish, a wagu dish and scallops(this was a special). Oh, and brussel sprouts and broccolini as appetizer/side dish. We loved everything, it was all cooked well and tasted great....except, I was a bit disappointed with the scallops. While it wasnt the taste or the presentation, it was the amount, or lack of...they were the small scallops and I think there were only five. For the price of the dish(32), I felt a bit jipped, I admit. If they were the large scallops, I would not be complaining, but I was digging through the sAlad part of it thinking maybe more were hidden-nope. On to the drinks....excellent!!! They were wonderful. My niece wanted some type of martini and had. Pic and described it and they did a fabulous job with it. The others were great, too. Dessert was fab. We split three things-choc. cake, olive cake and cannolis-all wonderful. Our server was attentive and helpful. All and all I would definitely go back-Also, we didn't have to deal with the crazy parking and crowds, so really that to me is a win-win!

J
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok and definitely pricey for the amount of food received. Ordered scallops and were definitely small. Tasted good but not worth the money. Dessert was mediocre and probably would not dine here again

LF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service! Server gave great suggestions!

K
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome menu & Service in Great Location!

Manhattan House's farm to table exceeded expectations! The scallops and salmon were fresh and the presentations perfect. The homemade gnocchi was the best I've ever had (even Grandma's)!

H
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great time with my friends. Lots of people, lively, fun decor and atmosphere. Good menu with lots of variety. Our favorite was the fried chicken with corn bread and the roasted brocolini. The staff is super nice and accomodating.
My only complaint was the desert. The dessert menu has complex specialty items and these are very hard to do right. For example we ordered three desserts, strawberry panna cotta, canoli, and olive oil cake. The panna cotta tasted like non fat Greek yogurt. The Conoli and the cake were not great either. Would have been very if they just served up basics that don’t require the skills of a pastry chef, like brownie sundaes.
Nevertheless would definitely come back because the food was great and we had a great time.

MI
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing, I cannot believe I waited this long to go. The food was wonderful and the staff was kind and on top of it.

CN
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Max was EXCELLENT! Polite and very attentive, very helpful with wines and selection of food.
The buttermilk chicken was excellent.
The cauliflower starter was too hard and lacked flavor.
The selection of entrees was much improved over the last time I visited.
The restaurant is very attractive and clean as a whistle.
I like the way the water is served, very healthy.
The noise level grew dramatically as the evening progressed, but you can't control rowdy partiers at the bar, ha!
Thank you so much.

MV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

I found the quality of the food to be substandard particularly give the prices. My lamb was tough grisly and generally difficult to eat. My son's skirt steak wa of similar poor quality.

s
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was delicious. Got there for lunch as restaurant was clearing out from breakfast. Took 15 minutes before our order was taken. Then 15 minutes before our plates were at the table. Burger was well done. Won’t go back

T
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a good experience today! Enjoyed the pineapple mimosas. The House Plate appetizer was very good. My husband had a good Father’s Day

RP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. The service is great and thebfoodbis always good. We had the lamb, salmon and various sides. Good place for a nice dinner in a casual atmosphere.

MR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first time we’ve been since Chef D left and we were super impressed! Great menu, great service and the food was delish. Definitely going back.

CL
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and the service was awesome! I will definitely go back. I love that they buy allot of their product from local farmers.

FM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quickly turning into one of our new favorites.

R
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Tavern setting, luxe food.

r
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Ceased salad was horrible. All other food was great . Overall the Menu was not that great and I would not go back.

T
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was very good. Drinks were good. Service was okay. However, somehow we were charged $78 for a bottle of wine that we did not order! Always scrutinize your restaurant bill!

L
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The happy hour is great! The burger was very filling and super tasty. The only thing my friends and I did not care for was the deconstructed tiramisu; it was way too dense and rich. I usually think of tiramisu as creamy but light and airy; this was not that...at all. Having said that, I would totally go back!

OT
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They do not have a big menu but what they do have is quite tasty. I had the skirt steak special and it had great flavor. Also, got the Brussel sprouts which were unique and very good.

EW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great although tiramisu not my style! Well worth checking out

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

My husband took me for Mother’s Day brunch. We had great food and service the last time going there it seemed like a good idea to go for a special occasion. The restaurant was half empty (never a good sign on a busy holiday). I could go on and on about what went wrong but I’ll just name a few. We had 2 orders of steak and eggs, one came out severely over and the other under cooked. Everything was over salted. Coffee mugs were filled with coffee grounds, we had to flag someone down for another cup of coffee and asked for a new cup since ours were filled with grounds and they never returned with more coffee. Server basically never came back after taking our initial order until the rest of my family left and I was left surrounded by stacks of uneaten plates of food waiting for my bill.

HR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great ambiance and very good service! The food was tasty and very fresh. The menu was a bit limited but the items available were great. Will definitely be back.

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