The Hook & Plow - Hermosa Beach
Hermosa Chicken Club
Mary's organic chicken, cilantro pepita pesto, white cheddar, bacon, avocado, tomato, sourdough
Maryland crab cake
Mache salad, wholegrain mustard aioli, heirloom cherry tomatoes, Sherry vinaigrette
Smoked Salmon Frittata
Organic egg whites, crispy capers, lemon creme fraiche, chives, house salad
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.
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. :(
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.
The burger and brick chicken was amazing!!
They did a great job of making a beautiful outdoor seating area. Plenty of space in between tables and great service.
It was great and very different and very close to the beach
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 !!
Great ahi sandwich and wine selection.
Great! Was a good venue for a business meeting which we are new to hosting again
Delicious food! Fresh ingredients! We savored every tasty bite! We will definitely re-book! Thank you!
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.
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 .
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.
The lamb risotto was fantastic! Open patio seating had plenty of space.
great food and service - nice spot to eat during quarantine
The overall experience was ok. Some of the items we ordered never came to the table. Service was pretty slow. Unfortunately, I did notice that a table that was seated after we were got their food and drink before us. That was disappointing. I was happy outdoor dining is available and felt pretty safe. Tables were clean and spaced out. Would’ve appreciated a bit better service but I do understand Covid19 has thrown a wrench into the service industry.
The girl who answered the phone was great! Waitress was snarky and food was tasteless.
Excellent combination of a seafood (hook) and steak (plow) with innovative takes new preparations. We loved their panko crusted avocado as an appetizer and their sauteed brussel sprouts were excellent as well. Their Lamb Risotto was great: succulent lamb slices with just a touch of pink and creamy risotto with the just the right consistency. Our table also had the Chilean Sea Bass which was fresh, flaky, and served with succulent sauce. Ambiance was Covid: built out onto the street but there was good spacing of diners and good adherence to public health recommendations.
Food was quite enjoyable. You can't go wrong with any slection. However, if you want a mixed drink, this is a beer and wine place.
A bit dark after sunset. Could use more lights to see menu and food. But overall it was a very nice evening out with great food.
Safe patio with everyone wearing masks and table six feet apart. Janae was our wonderful server friendly and giving us information on the menu. You must try the avocado appetizer. Fabulous. Huge sandwich. Glad we shared
Food is always amazing. We had the steak and fish and pork chops and everyone was wowed as usual. Only thing is they need to add some string light or bigger candles so we can see our food. Love the patio but please add light. :)
Our waitress was awesome she checked on us and pampered us. Love it!
Great outdoor dining and always Great food from Hook & Plow! True Hermosa favorite.
Good was good. But, a very limited menu.
Food was spectacular! Location really nice as its walking from the water without the noise and crowd ! Great care to observe safety. A wonderful time out!!
The outdoor dining area is lovely and feels very safe as a dining space during the pandemic times. Service was efficient and cheerful and all 5 of us enjoyed the evening.
I have been wanting to try H & P’a brunch and I wasn’t let down! Our server was extremely warm, friendly and went out of her way to answer our questions w/o making us feel that we’re putting her out. Wonderful Sunday brunch and we’re looking forward to go back soon. 🤗💕👍
Great food and drinks! Enjoyed the panko avocado, jalapeno cucumber vodka, and the burger. Service was great.
This was our first time and Hook & Plow. It was an overall great experience. I especially loved the cheeses featured on the cheese platter, and the clam chowder. My husband loved the pork chop.
One of my favorite restaurants in HB!! Always take visitors.
Love the HB location. Very friendly staff and the food is excellent always!
Amazing food and equally amazing service. Thank you Matt. We’ll be back tonight!
All the stars speak for themselves. Small place, family—owned, live in town.
Great food, friendly service. In a non-COVID world I would 100% recommend. But the tables were not properly socially distanced. They weren’t in fact distanced at all and on both sides of my table we sat within 1-2 feet of other diners. My mom was sitting next to a baby. Please protect everyone and spread your tables out more.
We went and ate outside of course had about 15 different items everything was amazing except for the pizza it was horrible the fish the pork chops the appetizers were all amazing just the pizza really really bad
Wow! We were blown away by the food, the service, and the resilience of Hook and Plow during the pandemic. I’ve never been before and for my first time it was amazing. I ordered the peach and burrata salad with a crab cake and my husband ordered the ahi sandwich. We also enjoyed the peach cobbler and strawberry shortbread. My
God! The food was incredible. The burrata came with a pile of arugula and the dressing was so yummy. I loved that the chef sprinkles granola on the salad for that satisfying crunch. The crab cake was moist and fresh. The ahi sandwich hit the spot and was perfectly prepared. The peach cobbler comes piping hot in a cast iron with a huge ball of vanilla ice cream. So good. I would not only recommend this place, I would come back time and time again to try other items on the menu. Versatile, friendly, and fresh. Loved it! Thank you for helping have a lovely date night! First since the pandemic hit.
I went too Hook & Plow for a chill Sunday brunch with 3 friends. I initially had reserved a table for 2. When I arrived I asked the hostess if she would be able to accommodate a larger party. She worked her magic and sat us very quickly.
I had the crab cake, the Brussel Sprouts, and half of an Ahi Tuna Sandwhich. The The Crab Cake and Brussel Sprouts were good but not amazing. They tasted fine, however, when measured against competitors theybfall short in both the flavor and presentation category. The Ahi Tuna Sandwhich was remarkable. My friend ordered the Chicken Club and he enjoyed it a great deal.
All in all, I would definitely return here in the future to explore more of the menu offerings.
Nice cozy spot with friendly staff and delicious food.
Food and service was fantastic. Perfect brunch spot on their front patio garden. Lots of tables and space...support locally sourced food providers!
The Hook & Plow - Hermosa Beach does offer 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 4.7 stars by 597 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.