The Strand House

4.7
2197 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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Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

The Strand House presents ~ FROST to Ring in 2019! Early 4 Course Dinner 5pm-7pm, $100 per person/optional wine pairing +$50. Later 5 Course Dinner with a champagne toast, 8pm-10:30pm, $150 per person/optional wine pairing +$75 (tax, 20% gratuity & beverage not included in dinner price).

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 2197 People Are Saying
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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect!!!

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SB
Los Angeles
133 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The high level dishes here like the shocking branzino signature dish are the best in L.A. and the wine list equals the best.

What has us ticked off this time is that the cappuccinos are the worst in L.A. - like those things they were making years ago before the restaurants discovered that cappuccinos were not just another form of coffee.
We strongly suspect that the management has its untrained waiters making cappuccinos. Hard to believe would happen in an upscale place, but there is no other explanation since they buy a good bean. They make them with nonfat milk which would explain their taste except that we had them use whole milk.

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P
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends took me out for my birthday and we had a delicious lunch and the service was outstanding !!

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L
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Bustling good feeling with lovely view of the water, but not enough on the brunch menu for vegetarians or vegans. Terrific wine selection.

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B
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch. Fantastic Bloody Mary!

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NG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was Kenny who was superb. Service was excellent - we were seated less than 5 minutes after entering the restaurant. Food was excellent and served hot. Highly recommend The Strand House.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents and I went here before heading to the Pantages to see Wicked. We got there right before sunset and had a seat at the window and wow! Stunning view! We could not stop taking photos because of how beautiful the location was!
The food was absolutely delectable. From the appetizer to the main course everything was flawless! I got the Scallops and they were cooked to perfection with the slightest hint of dill flavor. LOVED IT! Then we finished with their desert which I have to say is the best donuts I've ever had in my life.
The server was AMAZING! He was so kind, charming and fast and even gave us a complimentary appetizer which again was DELICIOUS!
I cannot say enough good things about The Stand House! A must try!

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

Took my girlfriend here for our anniversary, had an amazing evening with great service, delicious wine, amazing food, and a beautiul view!

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SH
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my family here for a Sunday Brunch and it was incredible! We tried 4 different dishes and shared and every single thing we tried, including the espresso and latte, were great! The staff was wonderful, the view was amazing...seriously, one of my favorite spots. I can't believe I'd never heard of it or been here before. Will definitely be back! :)

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S
San Francisco
178 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch at a table with a magnificent view of the Strand, food is pretty good too.....

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable and view was amazing for out of town guests.

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MK
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for my wife's birthday and it was a great choice. They had menus that had Happy Birthday on them and we saw two other parties celebrating birthdays. Service was great and the food was delicious. I highly recommend The Stand House for a great meal and a special occasion.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view and ambiance, but not certain the prices match the portions.

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J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We waited almost an hour for our table in spite of having made a reservation. Service was slow and inattentive.

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MB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. We truly enjoyed our dinner there.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I shared the 32oz steak with sweet corn and brussel sprouts and it was excellent. Our waiter Francisco provided excellent service, was friendly, and made us feel like we picked the right place for dinner.

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f
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was fantastic.Outstanding service.

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RB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night. Fanatastuc Server. Great food. Wonderful view of the ocean!

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P
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood tower is a must! It has amazing ceviche and oysters!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable! Worth the drive from Orange County!

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K
Charleston
59 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were lucky enough to be seated at the window, ocean side. The view was spectacular. Our server, Francisco (?) we engaging and knowledgeable. I had the best filet I have ever had - perfectly cooked (which is difficult to keep some red in MW). I recommend this to anyone - local or visitor

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Wonderful food. Excellent view/location

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SK
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food - Our waiter John did a great job
Nice View.
We want to go back and try different things on the menu.
Cocktails were good!!!!

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DD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was a bit slow

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PL
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food. Efficient service. Modern restaurant but very noisy.

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KH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very professional place.

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AF
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made our 10 year anniversary so special! Serve and food was amazing!

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TH
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a really good place. It’s gotten better over the past couple of years. They’ve worked out the kinks. Food is excellent.

A couple of things. When they bring the check it’s on one of those machines where they ring it at the table and then hand it to you and ask you to add the tip. It calculates the tip and figures it off total amount including the tax. I don’t like that. It puts pressure on the customer and doesn’t really give them time to figure that out. Also I dont like handling a machine that’s being touched by all these other people Finally I was wearing a white sweater and the server touched my shoulder to get my attention. No bueno! She could have food on her hands and it’s a bit of an intrusion and provoked anxiety. I’m just saying.....

But food is really good and setting and service is generally quite good.

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LG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoy the food and the service. A bit noisy but does not keep us away.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb view and remarkable service! The cinnamon rolls are amazing. The veggie quiche...divine. We sampled a bit of everything from the brunch menu and it was spectacular!

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w
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, beautiful location. Went there twice in a row!

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n
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We did a birthday brunch on Sunday and it was fantastic. The waiter was fabulous and very attentive. We enjoyed the signature Bellini, Mimosas, and Bubbles. I would definitely return again for a family, friend or group function. Make sure you make reservations in advance.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration with the best view in town! Excellent food and service.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing attention to details, the team made our evening very special! Great job!!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful view and food

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MH
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The food was good and the service was GREAT, but it was expensive and very loud - too loud to carry on a conversation. I wouldn't go again on a weekend night - maybe it's quieter during the week?

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RP
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

4.5 STRONG stars. The service is very good, as well as the food quality. We were late for our reservation, and we were still seated immediately, window side. We happened to be for a special occasion, and waiter asked brought a special treat after dinner... totally unexpected as it was a REAL dessert from their menu. I will happily dine there again.

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PJ
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Scheduled for a business lunch with someone from Chicago. Thought the location would provide a good example of why we all live in Southern California. Good location and excellent service.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was awesome I think his name was Francisco

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To much noice but a fantastic place with amazing food. A bit cold though. We didn’t know about the big open window section in the end of the room making a wind come in. But great place :)

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