The Strand House
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.
Our server Joe was great! Our view (up next to the window) was amazing! Parking was easy (but it was a Monday at 5pm). We'll definitely return to try the rest of the menu!
It was our anniversary and they had printed menus that wished us a happy anniversary and gave us the best seat in the house. Was excellent food and really made our anniversary very special.
Food was great, but service was lacking. We had to wait 25 minutes for brunch to arrive, while the table next to us ordered after us and finished their meal before our food arrived. I was a bit surprised that the two extra Waffles I asked for to go with my chicken and waffles cost me $11. Seems disproportionate to my $24 dish. Service was slower and less friendly than desired. Nonetheless the views were great, food was good, and balanced out the not so great parts.
The Strand House was recommended to us by a friend. We live in Michigan but had to come to LA. Not only was the food excellent, the ocean sunset view was spectacular! We’ll return every time we visit!
Very good but bartender was just a bit above average
great view , service and food reservations are a plus
on the lower balcony, the heat lamps and umbrellas created a crowded space with a four top table. may i suggest relocating the heat lamps when it is not required and ensuring the dining chairs can move comfortably without getting caught on the umbrellas? other than the ambiance, this is a wonderful resturant with a team of experts!
The Strand house was excellent. The do’s was superb and my waiter was very attentive. I liked the location. It was a bit noisy but that could have just been the crowd that evening.
Initially, we were disappointed in the location of our table but having Craig for our server more than made up for it. He’s the perfect combination of a professional, well-trained server while making us feel welcome and giving great tips on the food and drinks.
This was my second time at The Strand House. We brought my mom for her 87th birthday. We all loved the view, the service was outstanding, and everyone loved their meals. We will be back soon.
Brunch was overpriced, $19 for an omelete, with the muffin greasy, mushrooms cold. Coffee $12 for a french press.....I understand this is MB, but the overall experience was not worth the money.
Beautiful views and gracious service. Went for brunch - the fruit platter was fabulous with perfectly ripe selections and a delicious scoop of icy pitaya or acai goodness. I cannot say enough about the English muffin that came with my omelette. Tasty cocktails ... a great experience.
Having just "found" The Strand a week earlier there was no hesitation on where to bring friends from out of town when they said they wanted to dine by the beach. I am a creature of habit and ordered the "happy waitress" breakfast, again. Everyone else had some form of Eggs Benedict and all plates were cleaned. Of note, the crab version was "the best I've ever eaten" as exclaimed by one consumer. The service was timely and non-invasive. The group arrived prior to me and had already dined on the "mini donuts" which they loved.
Amazing food, views, and ambiance! We went for a birthday brunch and it was perfect.
Way to loud we had to shout at each other at a table for two to talk
Food was outstanding. My husband loved the salmon but wasn’t full. Could have used some rice or potatoes. View spectacular. No doubt will go back again.
Great Views Great Service Great food! I was wearing black pants and asked for a black napkin and they had them! Many of us wear black pants and don't want to have white spots on when we leave!
The Strand House is my top "go-to" restaurant when I visit Manhattan Beach. It has an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and the Manhattan Beach Pier, and bar service and menu items are creative and well-prepared. Since I was only in town less than a day, I requested a specific table location and the staff was courteous, professional, and met my request. The scallops were cooked perfectly, and the brussell sprouts was fresh, delicious, and not "overly-prepared" nor highly seasoned the way some restaurants do.
First time visit, but can’t wait to go back.
Not cheap, but you shouldn't expect that at a place like this. Wait staff was very pleasant and helpful, bartenders held good conversations, huge wine list. Food was great - lobster, different fish options, fantastic rack of lamb, even the chicken dish. Not the most extensive menu, but good options, and a huge wine list. Obviously the location is great for romantic sunset dining, but the layout was pretty good for groups, too. It's a little loud, but tolerable. We had a group of seven and they took care of us well.
Thank you, Craig and everyone at The Strand House! We had a lovely meal celebrating my Dad’s birthday. The food was great and service spectacular. It’s definitely our favorite place to eat on the strand!
My favorite place, great drinks, food & above all
Great views. I’ll be k
Too loud - large tables of women surrounding us
Ambiance was great since it is right besides the beach. The food was ok but what was very disappointing was my scallops entree. They gave me literally 4 small scallops. My gf was even saying if it was an appetizer. Service was ok it took them a bit to get to us to get our orders, then was informed later that one of the appetizers was not available then came back after awhile and said that it is actually available. Oysters came with no small forks or spoons for the dips. It was so loud that we literally have to yell at each other. I mean I know they have a bar at bottom floor but wow for the upstair diners have to yell at each other was pretty bad. And finally the price. For the price I paid I wasn’t very impressed. But then again you are paying for the location. I had been to other high end places like the bazaar and catch and those places I frequent but this place my gf and I agreed never again.
We returned after some time with a cousin visiting from Toronto. The pork belly and grilled octopus appetizers were delicious. We all shared a pizza Margherita, a branzino with Porcini risotto and a grilled chicken. It was all delicious. The wine selection was expansive; we had an Oregon Pinot Noir which turned out excellent. Our server was delightful. Highly recommend dining at The Strand.
Perfect sunset-dinner date night❤ We enjoyed the branzino and lobster special. Thank you for your kindness and your attentiveness to detail.
Amazing ocean views! Brunch (2pm reservation) menu featured mostly breakfast items, would have liked more variety. Service was good. Party of 13 very nicely accommodated. Parking a challenge, especially if you are physically challenged. Looking forward to next visit.
Hostess seated the party by the window which offers great views of Manhattan Beach.
Waitress Christine offered recommendations for appetizers and main course.
Food and Service were EXCELLENT.
Amazing location, right by the beach and pier! We did a bike ride before dinner which made for a great evening. The service was excellent. Food was good and overall a great evening. The prices are pretty high But overall experience was great
Great food nice and elegant atmosphere
The strand has an all around wonderful set-up. From the moment you walk through the fire lit door way you are greeted by wonderful hostesses. They are super attentive! All of the servers were also extremely attentive and made sure to check in on our party throughout the evening. The food was fantastic! I ordered the salmon which was out of this world delicious. It melted in my mouth like warm butter. Others in my party ordered the pork chop and ceviche, both were wonderful. The pork chop was cooked to perfection, we licked the plate. I would recommend you come by and check out the food and stay to watch the sun set. Totally worth it! #ilovethestrandhouse
Having Happy Birthday on the menu was a nice and unexpected touch
The restaurant was too noisy for easy conversation, definitely geared for the younger crowd. But then that is who eats out the most. The food was great but the service was a little slow but then the restaurant was very crowded. The wait staff was working very hard, now there fault the service was a bit slow, they had their hands fulol.
Great. Parking is difficult and lots nearby close at 9:30. Watch the signs.
It was our 7 year anniversary. Dinner was absolutely amazing.
Great ambiance and good food.... we had the table next to the window and were able to see a great view of the pier from our table.
Had company in town so wanted a dining experience with the ocean ambiance and The Strand House always delivers 😀
Will definitely be returning to The Strand House if business travels take me to LA. Best dinner ever!
The food and ambience were unbeatable for our business dinner. I ranked service as a 3-star only because our server forgot our drinks a couple times. But we were a group of 7 and the rest of the staff who delivered food were all super efficient and friendly. Highly recommend.
The Strand House is rated 4.7 stars by 2844 OpenTable diners.