The Strand House

4.7
2180 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 2180 People Are Saying
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RB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable! Worth the drive from Orange County!

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K
Charleston
59 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Wonderful food. Excellent view/location

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SK
Orange County
11 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
18 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
7 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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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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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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JB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good! No complaints at all. Will definitely visit again!

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LJ
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great view, ambiance & bar selection.

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BR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful experience overall. Amazing food and everything you would want for great night out.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made it so special and personalized everything for our anniversary down to the menu! It was awesome

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Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Our server (Jeremy S) was extremely rude to my girlfriend and I. He has no personality, he isn’t attentive in the slightest & he tossed the check on the table, hit my drink and kept walking... I’m not sure what the issue was however, if I go back, I do not want to be served by him.

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BB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I scheduled a special work lunch for my bosses 40th birthday. I requested a table with a great view. Strand House did not disappoint! Not only did we have one of the best tables with the best views, they printed Happy Birthday on the top of our menus! It was such a special touch. We loved the entire experience, and both of my bosses were really impressed with the atmosphere, food and service. Thanks for making it such a great occasion!

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PC
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Classy and classic design, spectacular views, great potential but uneven execution. Friendly staff but unevenly managed service and spotty knowledge. Attentive at first but then inattentive even though frequently nearby. Other tables had same challenges. Tableside staff do not know how to read positioning of silverware as indication of when to clear plates. Don’t bring extra plates when stated tablesplitting a dish. Slow to refill wine glasses. Served Madeira in proper glass but served cognac in same shape glass - opposite of what is proper for cognac. Menu compelling and generally well executed. We think we detected MSG though in the black garlic aoli under the Brussels sprouts. Well intentioned place with beautiful setting marred by uneven service and loud ambiance.

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KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Extremely loud and overcrowded dining room. Mediocre and overpriced food.

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c
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Scallops were amazing but very overpriced as well as everything else. Shell Food ice tower was very expensive with about half the food I've had at other seafood restaurants at almost half the price.

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J
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food. Servers. Ambience. View. And, my friend loved her birthday donuts!

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A
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location and service. Food was good, but not great.

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D
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and beautiful view. Specially for sunset

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JS
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very slow service, bland scrambled eggs...compared to previous visits, disappointing.

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Strand over looks the pier and the ocean. You can't get more So Cal that that!

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good , service was ok but they were crowded so I understand why bringing out food and drinks took forever. Overall nice restaurant but very busy for a Sunday brunch

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F
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - always fresh - good service - Hamachi crudo a must!

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MP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Outstanding service. Incredible view. Highly recommended.

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