The Hook & Plow - Hermosa Beach

4.8
623 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Farm to table is a movement around sourcing locally produced food and delivering the freshest product to the consumer. At the Hook & Plow, we truly believe food that comes directly from the source will yield a more fresh and more tasty product. Our menu will be focused around all the wonderful delights that California has to offer, including lots of fresh seafood and seasonal farm fare. We will strive to be as sustainable, organic, and healthy as possible, while staying true to our California roots.
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BeeTee
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. The crab cake and brick chicken were off the charts. Service was the best. Celebrated my wife’s birthday. Will be back!

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vipwmgrar
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. I think the $16 surcharge for adding 3 scallops to the salad is a bit excessive.

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vipsusanc
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the food. She made great recommendations. The seafood was very fresh and everything was well-seasoned. We especially loved the halibut ceviche

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AndreaS
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was Valentines Day and they had a special menu. Very good choices. We started with the fries.....oh my, delish. We had to order another this time the Furikake Fries. Equally delish. I had the Pear & Burrata salad, amazing. My hubby had the Clam Chowder. He claims its the BEST he has ever had! His main coursed was the 12oz.New York Strip with Scallops. Equally just as delish as everything else. He said it is our new go to when we visit from Palm Springs.

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MelissaF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Valentines special with lamb chops that were exceptional and my husband had the pork belly pasta which he loved. The banana custard dessert was the perfect balance of sweet and savory from the meringue to the graham cracker crust. It was a perfect place to celebrate our anniversary and Valentines Day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria B was awesome! Lot of fun on our Valentine’s Day family brunch! Such a great spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - exceeded expectations! Friendly service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing food and excellent outdoor space!

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vipNancy
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food on the main drag. Easy to walk to Pier after eating. Friendly staff and a real gem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very quick service

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TerriT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

can’t wait to do it again

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vipLaurieP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal! Grand reopening again during Covid. We've come here weekly when closed and do grateful restaurants are back. Food, service, staff always excellent! Tables spaced apart. Servers in masks and shields.. We felt comfortable

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are awesome and the food is divine!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My experience was ruin thanks to the hostess who was unnecessarily rude and had a terrible attitude.

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vipJMA4
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin was our waitress and she was great! Her menu knowledge was outstanding, perfect selections for beers, appetizers and entrees! The outdoor dining was perfectly spaced and comfortable. Thank you for a great evening.

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vipmybossyworld
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing ambiance, and the food was awesome! They don’t have a full bar, but the wine and craft cocktails were delicious!

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DoloresG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed each dish we ordered. Also Chad was an excellent server.

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vipMaxmb
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not happy: Showed up for my reservation early. Two 4-tops empty when I arrived. Teenager seating people said those were only for 4 people. Fine. 10 min later she takes us to a 2-top. But we’re a reservation of 3? Oops she made a mistake. We’ll have to wait for one of the 3-tops ....they’re all taken.. fine. Only 4 total (2 of them are actually back by the bar so not really outdoor dining? which I had requested, plus that’s supposedly mandated for Covid so I’m confused by that arrangement.) still waiting. she seats a party at the 4-top. Still 1 of those left empty. Now I’m at 20-25 min wait with a reservation!! Then she seats a party of 3 at the remaining 4-top!! What?! I ask and she says their reservation was for 4 but 1 didn’t show! So it’s ok to seat 3 people at the 4-top because they reserved for 4!!! 😤The manager type shows up and gives me the “we’re doing everything we can under the circumstances...” routine. Really ? They have about the same number of tables except they’re outside. Now they don’t know how to seat people? It’s Just sheer unprofessionalism!! I’ve been a good customer for years since the 1st days when they would often be empty. I always left 20%+ tip. when I complained about all this rigamarole I got the “you don’t have to eat here” response! Wow! NO effort to make things right with the customer as any good restaurant would have done. So we left and won’t be back. I’m telling all my hb and mb friends. so far no one’s impressed with their actions. Btw Don’t book a 3person table ... book for 4 then just show up with 3 so you won’t wait while others are being seated at the 4-tops AND you won’t get stuck at the indoor “outside” tables, which are basically inside by bar. It was better when they first opened. Original chef left?? It now seems overpriced except for happy hour. Best bet: go for happy hour and eat dinner elsewhere. Plenty of great choices in the area with a more considerate, professional staff, and better pricing. No thx!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for mama bear

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MeganB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks. Service was prompt and very friendly. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and good service but the food is overall very bland. The only thing that was outstanding was the New England clam chowder. I think they maybe just need to season their food.

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vipWestsider
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The only thing missing, was heat lamps. Bring a jacket!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a very nice meal. Lamb carbonara and the hangar steak were both very nice. Good crab cake and the Pear + Barrata salad was great. Service was good and we'll definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing menu! Love the outdoor dining space! It’s so cozy and separated from the sidewalk w/ such a nice thoughtful design

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an excellent time with server Dani ✨👌🏻

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BdayBrunch
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Hook and Plow since they built the expanded outdoor seating area. The ambiance was nice, with the tables spaced a comfortable distance apart (thanks). Our waitstaff was attentive and helpful navigating the menu and accommodating my food allergies. We were pleasantly surprised with the Kale & Quinoa salad to start (large enough to share), my wife ordered the hamburger, I ordered the hangar steak. She was happy with the hamburger, I thought the hangar steak was perfect at medium rare, and enjoyed the couscous and grilled veggies on the plate. Overall, a great dining experience.

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PaulB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

So very disappointing as we've been fans and diners at H&P since 2014 when we moved to the South Bay. The new menu items are a disappointment as well as the removal of long standing favorites. Even our food server seemed less enthusiastic about new menu items and changes. H&P has been a family go-to, but sadly it has been disappointed our last few visits since August. This past weekend was par for the recent course. :(

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OpenTable Diner
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. Very nice. They need heat lamps now that we are in October. More options for vegetarians would be great. They need an additional steak option (fillet or ribeye) on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger and brick chicken was amazing!!

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EduardoC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job of making a beautiful outdoor seating area. Plenty of space in between tables and great service.

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Aliciap
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was great and very different and very close to the beach

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely adore this place! Everything. I had the lamb carpaccio + cheese board + roasted brussel sprouts . To die for!!!! Service was on point. I will definitely come here again !!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great ahi sandwich and wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Was a good venue for a business meeting which we are new to hosting again

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Fresh ingredients! We savored every tasty bite! We will definitely re-book! Thank you!

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vipSteve66
Los Angeles
124 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First time dining here. Really enjoyed the food, and happy to see them doing good business with their patio. However, this will be a nicer place to visit once Calif ends this idiotic outdoor only dining, because the interior looked very inviting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice having the outdoor seating, hope we can keep it for a few more months!! Service was great , if I could give more than 5 stars I would. The food was a bit off this time, kind of a bummer. I had the Sea bass “off the hook”, way to much oil .

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JonH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The waiter kept commenting on how the food was disappearing from my plate. He took away my plate before my companion was finished eating. He neglected to inform me that there would be an up charge for substituting vegetables and then apologized. Sitting outside next to the street subjected us to loud motorcycles. The food was good, but over salted.

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Jesse
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb risotto was fantastic! Open patio seating had plenty of space.

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You can order delivery directly from The Hook & Plow - Hermosa Beach using the Order Online button. The Hook & Plow - Hermosa Beach also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Hook & Plow - Hermosa Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 937-5909.

The Hook & Plow - Hermosa Beach is rated 4.8 stars by 623 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.