The Hook & Plow

4.7
382 reviews
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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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Sun 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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DL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Erin was an amazing server. She was fun and very attentive! We love the Hook & Plow and will be back again!

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JW
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service, creative menu. However, the noise level made it slightly difficult to hear. Overall, though, really delicious food and friendly, attentive service.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious!

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s
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We beat the Valentine's crowd and arrived here at 5:30 on Feb. 13. It was quiet and we had a Happy Hour menu. The house Pinot was very smooth and nice; the flight of beer was fun and tasty. We had the cheese board for and shared it and it was very delicious. We both had the clam chowder and loved it! I had the poke tostada and couldn't eat the whole dish! It was very yummy and I recommended it to the people next to us. My husband had the fish tacos and enjoyed every bite. The place is small, quaint and quiet before 7:00 p.m. is the noise level is a factor for you. We enjoyed our evening very much.

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k
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun taco Tuesday night! Lobster and fish tacos were tasty. Our server was great and gave wine taste and recs. Definitely coming back

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Restrooms could have used a thorough cleaning along with the hallway back to them. Made me wonder how clean was the food prep area

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Restaurant was extremely overcrowded and extremely LOUD. If there was any sort of an emergency it would have been extremely difficult to evacuate. Service was ok (waitress could barely walk among the tables), a server accidentally brought us the wrong dish but I thought we had ordered it and we started eating from it and the server took it away and I hope he didn't not serve it to the other table. I just thought the situation was mishandled.

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c
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to impress Hollywood friends with our local eateries. Hook & Plow made us proud!

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h
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Scottish Salmon was delicious and service lovely.

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BW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome spot, neighborhood gem, great food and service!

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M
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place — I’m there weekly
I’m requesting that they do the goat cheese
Cheese cake again
Love the happy hour
Love the location

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MJ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great menu in cozy environment in Hermosa Beach. I had the scallops and they were very good. Service was great and would eat here again.

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KC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cute location and atmosphere. The service was amazing felt like we were the only people there! Everyone was super helpful and friendly. The food was amazing!!!!

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B
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal here . The restaurant is intimate and fun with excellent food.
The only issue was that it was quite cold inside on a windy night. The food made up for it,
and we will definitely be back

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

NY eve with friends

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R
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good service...good value
Food was very good . Ambiance was very cozy a little tight with tables...

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D
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If we still lived in Redondo, we would be regulars. The food & service were OUTSTANDING!

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e
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, fun service. Thx!

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

👍👍

Always a fresh and flavorful menu. Great location. Fantastic service.

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p
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love H & P! Lovely servers, good food, pleasant space. Their deconstructed Salmon Benedict is fab.

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E
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kale salad, mushroom appetizer, and seared ahi Sandwich All Really good, and a nice kolsche beer

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m
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an outstanding meal, great service and fun night at Hook & Plow. Highly recommend and really, really good food.

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MI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything!

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JT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were considering several places for our lunch time meeting before Christmas. We decided based on the creative nature of the menu. Of course, we started with they are well known fries and then went on to soup and salad. Everything was delicious.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is delightful from the decor and ambiance to the service and the food.

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HM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Monday Clambake special is the best deal in town! What an impact it makes when they bring the huge board overflowing with clams, lobster, sausage, corn, potatoes, shrimp, and more! It says it feeds 2, but we were a party of 4 and left a few morsels on the plate. Top that with Free Corkage Mondays and it almost feels like you're taking advantage of them! I've been back three times for the same meal.

Our darling waitress took excellent care of us and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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TP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great smaller restaurant with outstanding service and great seasonal food. Will definitely come back when in town again.

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HP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and service. My only complaint is that the cocktails tasted watered down, but I would come back for the ambiance and food.

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MF
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location in the heart of Manhattan Beach. Small place but very quaint. Fantastic service!

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

👍👍

Had the hook (striped bass). Delish!

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DZ
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Attentive and genuinely care about your dining experience. Had the short ribs on polenta- outta this world.

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c
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food :)

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j
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very heavy on meat even the fish chowder has bacon so we only go there if a carnivore is dining with us which is about 4 times a year. We are pescatarians so appreciate they have a couple of fish items on the menu that don’t have meat. They have a couple of salads and I really appreciated they added more arugula to the Burrata salad when I asked our server because although the kale goat cheese salad is good I have grown tired of it since it’s the only true green salad on the menu for many years. Their vegetable sides were very good and I love the French fries. It’s a little cold in winter months and perfect for spring and summer although their metal chairs are uncomfortable. The bathroom is always clean and that is a big plus for me because I do not go back to restaurants if their bathrooms are dirty ...I assume their kitchens are also dirty. All in all I rate them #6 of 10 top restaurants in the city of Hermosa Beach. If they take the bacon out of the fish chowder they would be #5!

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, fantastic service, but terrible acoustics. Couldn’t have a conversation with each other, which detracted from the overall dining experience. I’ve been here several times but only during the week. The weekend is obviously busier so just something to keep in mind if you’re hoping to enjoy a conversation with dinner.

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MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fresh and delicious food with good flavour. Was fairly quiet, so service was good.

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HR
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a rustically and casually designed place with unexpected haute cuisine! We made reservations the same day and went there for an anniversary celebration. We are so glad we did! The seating was a bit too cozy between tables where we sat though there seemed to be other spots that would prove to be more spacious. The waitress was charming and attentive. The food was divine! I think I could have just had the clam chowder and have been completely satisfied. It was amazing. My husband and I just looked at each other speechlessly after the first bite. I had the chilean sea bass (catch of the day) and my husband had the grass fed flat iron steak. So good. We shared the chocolate pot de creme and white peach cobbler with a sweet and salty ice cream. Again, divine! Reasonable pricing for such yummy cuisine. It was a memorable experience!!

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KM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hook attentive but not hovering. Every single thing we ordered was awesome; poke, polenta fries, fried avocado, pear and burrata salad, oh my!

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A
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This continues to be the best restaurant in the South Bay and an LA gem. Great menu, great service, and consistently one of the best meals around.

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MH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal here very much. I had the scallops and my husband had the daily catch. We also had the poke which was good but we thought it could use a fresh serrano pepper to spice it up a bit and a few more chips. Other than that, it was spot on!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebration for engagement

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