The Strand House

4.7
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2844 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Lisat
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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YungW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

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.

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RayL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

KB
vipKellyB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good but bartender was just a bit above average

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steveb
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great view , service and food reservations are a plus

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AmandaK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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!

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vipDennisK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JG
vipJillG
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ClaireV
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SilkeO
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

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.

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MWARD
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, views, and ambiance! We went for a birthday brunch and it was perfect.

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vipcitychica
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Way to loud we had to shout at each other at a table for two to talk

JL
JanetLee
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipElaine
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipVisitingfromVirginia
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JR
vipJimR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit, but can’t wait to go back.

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GeorgeK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SatisfiedCustomer
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipEmadB
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place, great drinks, food & above all
Great views. I’ll be k

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too loud - large tables of women surrounding us

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

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vipluv2eatout
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipCCNP27
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect sunset-dinner date night❤ We enjoyed the branzino and lobster special. Thank you for your kindness and your attentiveness to detail.

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Renae
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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RichardL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

RK
RyKa
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food nice and elegant atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having Happy Birthday on the menu was a nice and unexpected touch

SG
SusanG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great. Parking is difficult and lots nearby close at 9:30. Watch the signs.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 7 year anniversary. Dinner was absolutely amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had company in town so wanted a dining experience with the ocean ambiance and The Strand House always delivers 😀

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BarbaraW
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be returning to The Strand House if business travels take me to LA. Best dinner ever!

HK
HeatherK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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.

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