The Strand House

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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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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Vacationing in the area and was looking for a great surf n turf restaurant. Found it! Great atmosphere, views and food. You will not be disappointed!

W
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an awesome dinner. The views, food and service was excellent!

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was overcooked and dry.

LT
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I was there for brunch! This is a great location! Seating in this place are great everywhere. You can see the ocean from all tables and the open and airy feeling is quite divine! The food is ok. I did however enjoy my short rib tacos. I even liked the tortillas that are a combination of corn and flour. I Ama corn tortilla fan usually, but these were above average. I was there for brunch with my two sisters and we ordered the donuts, which were a BIG MISS! We notified the server and she took them back and off of the bill. Great service point. I do believe breakfast lovers will love it and find a good variety of offerings. There are sandwiches and salads available too. I do recommend going earlier in the late morning to avoid the crowds. Great views and seating for all.

A
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

It was loud, packed, water dripping from the ceiling above our table.
The service was good. Overpriced for the food quality

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Veronica was a terrific waitress for our visit! Terrific views!

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

Food was extremely delicious with reasonable price. The noise level was understandably high since it’s more of a bar-like restaurant. Only down-side was it took us 30mins to get seated, that’s with a reservation.

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

Always love this special restaurant. Great food and service!!

OT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic dinner at the Strand House! Great food, service & atmosphere. Thank you to our server for making our experience extra special. One of my favorite restaurants in the South Bay

SJ
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wine list, once drinks were on the table, we gave all ordering power to our waiter Peter who 100% set us up with the best appetizers and entrees. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable on his product. As far as vibe, this place has the architecture of the Inception movie. It is a must try, if you aren’t having dinner it is still a wonderful place to grab drinks with friends.

BR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my wife for her birthday. The staff was great about making her feel special.

s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was not as good as the previous times I've gone. It took forever to just get an almost $8.00 latte! The latte was 1/2 the price of our entrees. Ridiculous. My English muffin was not fresh.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and very knowledgeable server

WS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing view, a bit loud but how can you walk away in a bad mood when you're living life in Southern California like this?

K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot! Beautiful views, lovely staff and outstanding food! Would have loved some more shade, but thats unavoidable!

OT
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The sizes of the appetizers are not consistent. The salads are very small in comparison to the appetizers.

LK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you! You made my sister and husband Liz and Johnson 27 wedding Anniversary very special.

AY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a good time to celebrate our friend’s birthday. I made a reservation and requested a certain table. They prepared for us, do we were very happy! They also provided us their complimentary donuts because of our friend’s birthday. Very thoughtful! The servers were excellent! Location was spectacular, too.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner with my wife very pleasant

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was attractive and tasty. Ambient noise was acceptable. The vies waa amazing.

AC
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional scallops! I again started with the avacado coated in chili powder. The tasteful decor along with the spectacular ocean views is rivaled by the kind and friendly hostesses and servers. Well worth my drive from Sherman Oaks.

W
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a nice romantic dinner with a view of Manhattan Beach. Great server and a nice anniversary special.

S
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Amazing view, delicious food, vibrant scene. Will definitely be back again!

c
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We were visiting from New York on business and found this place on Open Table. We enjoyed the evening, the service definitely was the best part of the experience. We had gin & tonic at the bar and it was the best! The food was good, I ordered the cheese board and it was very good. We had fish and red meat and everyone was happy with their meals. They have a pretty extensive wine selection, we had a bottle of zinfandel. The location is great, the view is awesome. We’d go back again!

MD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in PV. It is literally the only reason I go to Manhattan Beach at all.

SB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service for our anniversary dinner was impeccable. We noted the special occasion on our Open Table reservation and the restaurant put Happy anniversary on our menus and gave us a celebratory glass of champagne. Our server, Craig, provided great food descriptions and recommendations and showed up with our next course just as we finished the previous one. Service was fun and impeccable. Food was wonderful as usual. Great experience all around.

r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice place to dine with with your significant other while watching the sunset on the beach

TW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best! Beautiful view. Great food. Attentive service.

MD
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall rating is lower than the other individual elements... driven by one major challenge. PARKING!
No valet and the chances of getting a space in public Lots or on-street on a summer’s weekend were very low. My friend drove around for 40 mins and I drove around for 65 mins, to find parking spaces and still ended up a long walk away.
Recommend parking a few miles away and getting a rideshare.
However... the restaurant was super nice. Food was good, view was good, staff were excellent and very understanding about the parking issues. I would go back but obviously not try to park locally.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a very nice brunch. We had a very nice time celebrating my sister-in-law’s birthday.
We were seated by the window which is what I requested but unfortunately, this corner window table was positioned in the sun and there wasn’t a drop-shade near by to provide shade from the very bright hot sun where my seat was located. The other tables by the windows were in the shade and I will remember that for next time.
Excellent service! Thank you, Kenny!

CS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The view is the best thing going at strand house. Waited for our table in spite of a reservation and waited (almost an hour) for our appetizer. The food is good but not special by any means. If you like to see and be seen this is the place. If you want a great dining experience there are dozens others.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Went here for anniversary. Was promised the outdoor patio. Not only did we not get that, but we had to wait 15 minutes because they never had a table for us even though we booked one on OpenTable.

SM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and view were all outstanding - we will be back!

j
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great brunch spot right on the strand in MB. Was very satisfied with the experience.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We went on a Saturday brunch with 7 people. Service was impeccable, food was excellent : we the (enormous) cinnamon roll which is to die for, the fruit plate as appetizers and I chose the lobster roll which is one my favorite. Our waitress was very attentive despite the many tables she had to take care of. Some of our guest were for the first time at The Strand House truly enjoyed the view and the setting.

RP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time, First Date. Outstanding Experience. Gina our server was awesome. The food was great. Highly recommend.

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was phenomenal and so was the food and view. We will definitely be back when we are in LA. It was a wonderful way to end our trip.

LF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great, overall a very nice dinner..nice touch with the name of my daughter on menu for her birthday

D
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought Visitors from Japan. They loved it.

C
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Love the food, love the view, love the wide range of choices on the menu. BUT, the noise level is almost deafening. Under the best of circumstances, it's always pretty noisy, so you just accept it and don't try to have much of a conversation. But, on my birthday dinner there, in addition to the usual loud ambiance, a screaming toddler who took great joy in shrieking at the top of his lungs was a huge deterrent to our enjoyment of the evening. No, I don't fault the restaurant at all. I DO fault the oblivious parents and grandmother who made no effort to quiet the child or remove him from the restaurant until he could be calm. So yes, we do really love the food here, but be aware that it's usually noisy, and the presence of an out of control kid can seriously hamper your enjoyment of the evening.

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