The Strand House

4.7
2297 reviews
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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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JL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The only thing wrong a little noisy but loved food and atmosphere

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BC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for brunch to celebrate our anniversary. The food and the service was amazing! We had a table with a great view. I enjoyed the watermelon cocktail!

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

Nice place really enjoyed it. A bit crowded and noisy for romantic time but overall very nice.

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EA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Over priced food very small portions and rude waiters

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r
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great view & ambience. Pleasant & efficient service. Food is good.

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AC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

food cold no TASTE........OVER PRICED better off at taco bell or street bacon wrapped hot dog after the kings play

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I came to have a Valentine’s Day dinner and let me say I was unsatisfied. I thought that the food was very mediocre, I’m a person who comes to the Strand House often and I just thought that for the portion size and for what we were getting it wasn’t worth it. I also thought adding a 20% tip wasn’t fair to a bill of two people

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

Great restaurant with really caring staff. The food was amazing and it ended up being a wonderful Valentine’s Day spot :)

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RS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Simply delicious. The perfect Valentine's Day meal. Sure it was expensive, but we left feeling like we got our money's worth. The food here seems to be getting better and better.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Extremely overpriced.. terrible food

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L
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waiter, I’m so sorry I don’t remember his name. He was perfect. Food and our view was excellent.

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GS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Upstairs dining room that's accessed by some elegant front lighted stairs. Ocean view from the dining room adds to ambience. Overall, a very pleasant dining experience that I'd recommend.

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M
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Our waitress was very attentive and informative. Food tasted great. We had the grilled octopus to start and it was fantastic. For dinner had the truffle branzino was lamb chops both tasted spectacular!

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n
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal with the added bonus of watching a gorgeous sunset! Perfect ambience to impress a new client, and the waiter, Kenny, was attentive and friendly.

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DJ
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was good but not exceptional. The service was efficient and all orders were accurate. However, our male waiter (name unknown) acted apathetic and very impersonal. After I gave him a 15% tip, more than I felt he deserved, he seemed disturbed and left without saying a word.

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

Food was delicious. Great service and selection of entrees.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and service

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l
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Girls get together. Delicious food & drink & view. The grilled chicken salad was outstanding. Perfect ingredient to dressing ratio. Just delicious. And very professional & friendly female. server. Thank you.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time trying The Strand House. And we were not disappointed. The service and food was outstanding. Would highly recommend!

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TT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was efficient, professional, and smooth, except for one key element, our server. Jeremy S. My wife and I both commented that he was grumpy. He only cracked a smile when he hovered over me and I selected a 20% gratuity. I almost always do that, but considering the size of the bill, he didn earn $40 plus bucks. Otherwise, The Strand is excellent, and the service is too. Just think management should be aware.

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c
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

great assortment of dishes, something for everyone

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The strand is an awesome restaurant. Great date night spot. Food was great. Drinks were great. Service great. Overall wonderful experience.

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IB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Strand House has an amazing multi-level design. I love the location. You look right out into Manhattan Beach. All of the waitstaff is kind and attentive. I really enjoyed the menu. Many fun options. The wine list is impressive as well. I enjoyed dinner with my family. Everyone appeared to enjoyed themselves. They thanked me for recommending the Strand to them.

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SF
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance, fairly good service, food excellent

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AS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Start to finish excellent. If you have an occasion this is a cant lose. Service and food are 5 star. Loved it

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d
Los Angeles
101 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent. GM Michael Morrisset is tops. Water Jeremy does a great job. Food was excellent. View of ocean on a wild day for waves was grat. Very relaxing.

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RC
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All aspects of our meal were great. The seafood dishes were excellent. The donuts and ice cream were spectacular. We will definitely return if we are ever in LA again.

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great taking good care of our table, which was a large group. Thank you for the great service!

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great ocean views (from raised booth), good food and service.

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a
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here for my girlfriends birthday and we absolutely loved it. From the little details like the menu printed saying happy birthday to the excellent cocktails. The service was very top notch. Food was great and just how the server described it. Overall, would recommend to a friend.

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RL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great Resturant. The food, service, and ambiance are excellent. It has a magnificent view of the ocean and the sunset.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as ever

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J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Beautiful place, but that’s pretty much what you’re paying for. We don’t mind splurging for special date nights. When we do, we expect the food to be amazing and this was not the case at all. Honestly, it was a bit bland. Our server was sweet but didn’t seem to pay much attention to us. It was nice that they did a special little birthday treat at the end. This place was the low point on our stay-cation and it was suppose to be the high point.

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NH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous birthday dinner the other night. The service is impecable, the food is amazing, the view couldn't be better (no other restaurant in Manhattan Beach has this view!), and we just had an overall amazing dinner experience.

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N
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CHASE was terrific. Thanks for making this dinner a special one, Chase, and thanks for your recommendations—such as the quail—that added to the overall superb experience. Autumn and I will be back. —Nick

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was exceptional. We would definitely go back.

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EO
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Unbeatable view from almost every table. The food was decent, service was friendly and the drinks were great. I would definitely recommend The Strand House.

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S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very romantic spot on Manhattan Beach with a view of the pier and ocean. There is outdoor seating as well as nice windows for sunset dinners. Food is excellent as well as the service. They were very attentive to our gluten sensitivities. It is a bit pricey, and can be loud at corner tables. Make sure to make reservations.

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JH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best view in Manhattan Beach with food, drink & service to match. Everything done to perfection. Especially enjoyed the charred octopus appetizer, gnocchi with sausage appetizer, branzino, scallop entrees & donut dessert. Our waiter Kenny was great and provided excellent suggestions.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter

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