The Hook & Plow - Hermosa Beach

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$30 and under
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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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BdayBrunch
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
1 review
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
119 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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aaaaa
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service - nice spot to eat during quarantine

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HeidyR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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wouldntgoback
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The girl who answered the phone was great! Waitress was snarky and food was tasteless.

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vipSagehen
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipKEvans
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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BeckyS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipGourmet
Los Angeles
383 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipsusana
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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!

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marjeb
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining and always Great food from Hook & Plow! True Hermosa favorite.

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vipJon95125
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good was good. But, a very limited menu.

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Cynthia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!!

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Suzie
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AudraP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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. 🤗💕👍

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DDC522
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Enjoyed the panko avocado, jalapeno cucumber vodka, and the burger. Service was great.

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Kim6973
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in HB!! Always take visitors.

KD
vipKevinD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the HB location. Very friendly staff and the food is excellent always!

DD
vipDavidD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and equally amazing service. Thank you Matt. We’ll be back tonight!

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MauraT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the stars speak for themselves. Small place, family—owned, live in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

JS
JackieS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

RD
RonnellD
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice cozy spot with friendly staff and delicious food.

JJ
vipJimJ
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Perfect brunch spot on their front patio garden. Lots of tables and space...support locally sourced food providers!

FAQs

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.