The Strand House

4.7
2109 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Strand House is a sophisticated yet comfortable family-owned restaurant conceived by a small group of South Bay families out of their love for great food, wine and friends. In 2011, The Strand House opened its doors, leading the culinary revolution of Manhattan Beach. With 180° sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, world travelers and locals alike may come for the view, but stay for Chef Greg Hozinsky’s and Executive Chef Austin Cobb’s award-winning Coastal California Cuisine.

Our menu highlights the bounty of produce available year round in Southern California. Each week, our chefs roam the farmers market sourcing directly from the best farmers and purveyors around. The Strand House is also home to a thoughtful and carefully crafted cocktail and wine program that is sure to please each of our guests.

The Strand House offers a five-star experience with the warmth and hospitality you would expect from a beach town, where each guest is treated like family.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Late Afternoon
Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(310) 545-7470
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Austin Cobb
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Cross street
Ocean Drive
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Parking details
Credit card operated metered parking is available on the street and in public lots adjacent to The Strand House. Valet parking is also available in Downtown Manhattan Beach within one block of The Strand House.
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Entertainment
When the sun sets over the ocean, wander downstairs to Strand Bar for live entertainment, DJ and dancing.
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Special events & promotions
Join us for Third Thursdays in the StrandBar, enjoy our lounge atmosphere, crafted cocktails and live music by The Radio Rebels. Band starts their 80's Jams at 9pm/ no cover.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Several private dining areas available, please contact the restaurant for more information. You can also find additional information on our website: http://thestrandhousemb.com/htm/events.shtml

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What 2109 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
121 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The best view in MB. We came for brunch...had a table overlooking the ocean and the MB pier. I had an acai fruit plate and my husband had pancakes. The food was solid. The pros include the incredible view. The cons are that the menu options for vegans was very limited. Also, the restaurant was WAY too cold when it opened at 10 am. I was shivering the whole time.

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

I we have been visiting The Strand House for the last five years and they have never let me down. Francisco has been our waiter for the last few years and does an amazing job of making us feel like family. He is a Rock Star!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Only negative thing to say is that the filet was not that great, especially compared to everything else we had!

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TM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Would love to see more dairy free options. Almost all the appetizers had cheese or dairy in the . Same with entrees.

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A
Palm Springs
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A quick lunch here before heading to LAX for a flight. It was good. Nothing to rave about. Just solidly good.

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B
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had many meals at the Strand House over the past few years. it is out "go to" place for all birthdays and other celebrations. This visit was for my birthday. The experience, service and especially the food continues to get better. Well done.

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ES
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mom out to brunch for her birthday and she loved it! FOOD was delicious, service was wonderful and the view was amazing. Walked down to the pier right after brunch and enjoyed the rest of our day. We did a little shopping and bought some ice cream too. I definitely recommend

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J
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mika was a great server and we had the best brunch. Beautiful views and the food was delicious. This is one of my favorite spots for a special occasion.

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S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was here to celebrate my 30th Birthday. My first time and was wowed by the food , ambient the service everyone really friendly. I will definitely go back .

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JW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic and you can always walk downstairs to the bar after for some music and dancing. During the daylight and especially at sunset the view is fantastic.

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The strand house is right next to the pier so location is prime. Beautiful during sunset. Food was great but on the higher side compared to the portion. Service was solid and overall had a great time.

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TH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Service ,Our Server Craig is Awesome. We had So much Fun, We had best View ,We had Best food and Service. Cant asked more.

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SI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome - had a blast

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GS
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience from the moment we were welcomed by the hostess to the last bite of dessert! The scallops were delicious and my husband loved the pork chop. Our waiter was attentive and ready with suggestions which we took him up on and so glad we did! The burrata salad was divine. And somehow we saved room for the doughnuts. Perfection! Thank you for a lovely date night. Hope to be back again soon!

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DS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Strand is outstanding in every way. Our server was totally attentive and wonderful, the food was special, and how can you not love that view of the ocean!

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JB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. You'd expect a restaurant on The Strand with this view to be a tourist spot with below average food... and you'd be completely wrong. The menu is perfect - with a nice mix of healthy options and also one of my favorite burgers in the world. No, really. This restaurant is perfect for eating with someone, solo, for business or pleasure. I stop here every time I'm in LA. Just perfect.

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J
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch for my birthday and everyone had a great time. Good service and good food. The view is amazing. Loved it!

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r
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was not good. I did not receive the things requested and the server just was not attentive. I had not had this experience before. I also found the salad overdressed.

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A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must visit. I go there on many special occasions. It’s probably on the pricey side, but for a reason. Great food, great environment, and great views.

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BH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding as always. It was very busy which tends to make it a bit loud. We always enjoy ourselves and this was no exception.

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RT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good brunch!
I LOVE the view!
While our server was very nice and attentive, when he went on break it took a bit for someone to notice my table and our neighboring table - was not sure who was covering him. We all had our meters expiring soon and we wanted to close out our bills.

Overall, good experience

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p
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great. Loud and crowded on a Saturday night. We had informed our server that we had a plane to catch, but had to keep sending other people to look for him. Once it hit @ 9:30 PM, the noise level got much better. But we still were hunting for our server... but we will be back!

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D
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

What I had was delicious, but the portions were small. I was still hungry. For the price charged I was disappointed.

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PN
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Karonlina who works downstairs at Strand House is one of the best waitress in the Bay! She's made every occasion I have spent at Strand House extremely special. Her service makes me continue going there even on an overcast day! And their breakfast burrito is amazing!

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l
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great Saturday brunch with friends , service was wonderful and very friendly ,awesome view and the food and coffee were delicious .Yummy Cinnamon roll.

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RS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food; nice ambiance and awesome view. Would not hesitate to come back in the future.

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AK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food. Will definitely return.

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AG
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for honoring my request to sit at a table with a view. It was the best table in the house I felt. The staff was attentive and the food was excellent.

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MM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend for her birthday to The Strand House for lunch. It was delicious and she really enjoyed it. The Branzino is delicious and the Ahi Tuna salad was also excellent. Service was great!!

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g
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Yummy loud and menu limited form my gluten allergy friend. View fantastic drinks yummy.

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RW
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Had a good time.
Food was good, could have been better.

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AC
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I were on a staycation for Labor Day weekend and I made a reservation to the The Strand House for Sunday brunch. I didn't really know what to expect, only that it had a nice view of the ocean. We went in and it was such a beautiful multi-level restaurant! And yes, the view is amazing, and so is the ambiance! My son is in a wheelchair and they even had an elevator to go to the different levels (bonus!). Everyone who worked there was super friendly. Our server, Mika (if I remember correctly) was superb. He was very friendly and was able to get the kitchen to accommodate my son's wheat allergy. The food was great. I ordered the vegetable quiche and it was delish. My hubby had the coconut macadamia pancakes and they were really good too. My oldest son had the breakfast burrito and he ate it all up. My other two kids order the kids scrambled eggs and they enjoyed it as well.

The restaurant it located right by the Manhattan Beach Pier, so we took a walk around after brunch. What a great way to spend our Sunday morning! I will definitely be back, and highly recommend it to others!

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KE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had friends visiting from out of state and took them here. They loved it - the service, the food the wine, the view - everything! Our waiter was awesome and brought out a complimentary dessert for my friends first visit to California.

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TN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 4

First time with the wife for her birthday. Made over a month reservation but still wasn’t against the window for the view, instead it’s another table so it was awkward staring that way.

The food tasted decent. However value was not. I got chicken and waffles and you only get half your waffle? Huh? And cocktails were expensive for the price and hardly any alcohol in it in the tiniest cup.

Service was good though and place was clean and well maintained.

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m
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

How can you screw up a breakfast? They did the Omelet was horrible and the Eggs Benedict the ham was over cooked as was the eggs. The best thing was the view! The kettle serves a better breakfast.
Overpriced food!

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AC
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience, with a great ocean view and excellent food,

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place for drinks and dinner! Great service, delicious food, and amazing cocktails!

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f
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service very good as always. Had the pork chop which is excellent, huge portion, and interesting and very good accompaniment of spaetzle, bacon and cabbage. Summer stone fruit salad was also excellent. I got stuck in traffic and was quite late for my reservation. Although it was completely packed, restaurant accommodated my delay which was very nice. A bit pricy, but hard to beat the view and beautiful interior.

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JZ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was very good. It was well prepared and very fresh. The view of the ocean was amazing.

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PM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Try every dish I have not yet found something not outstanding

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