The Strand House

4.7
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2814 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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RK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food nice and elegant atmosphere

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SG
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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Great atmosphere

OT
Los Angeles
3 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.

OT
Los Angeles
22 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 😀

BW
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
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.

ER
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I have dietary restrictions, handed my card that listed them to the waiter. My dinner came with a number of my restrictions not adhered to. The waiter made some excuses But I obviously had not paid attention at all. He blamed the sous chef & took my food away. Eventually brought back alternative food that was ok. My dining colleague was nearly finished with dinner by the time my new food arrived. The waiter, Phil seemed to be clueless and ambivalent.

LF
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were met immediately and seated quickly. Server was quick and knowledgeable. Salmon was cooked perfect.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came here to celebrate our anniversary. We had an incredible dining experience. The sunset/ocean view was spectacular, the food and service was exceptional. we had oysters and grilled octopus for appetizers and the Bronzino and the Mushroom Taglitielle for our main courses They were all delicious. We can’t wait to go back!

DD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu and service!

L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing attention to detail and great service and food

M
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view, excellent service, delicious food. Everything was great but the service is what really makes me want to come back. It was packed on a Saturday night but did not feel loud - perfect for a nice dinner with my husband. The house margarita was great as was our food - pork chop and filet. Definitely make a reservation as this is a popular spot.

M
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. View was nice. Service was good. Food was delicious

P
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have been to the Strand House before and really enjoyed it. This time not so much. Service was very slow. We ordered a Margharita pizza it was good, except the fresh basil which was a lot, was cooked rather than put on fresh after the pizza was cooked, it seemed sloppy. My husband order risotto which was just rice with vegetables not a risotto. My salmon was completely raw, the crispy skin was not anything I would eat!! For the price it just wasn't very good.

m
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything perfect except noisy drinkers next table over but hey it’s Super Bowl Sunday all good!

d
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Impeccable service from our waitress. She was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. It was a very nice experience. Beautiful restaurant with gorgeous food plating. Great experience. Will definitely go again.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our first dinner of our Honeymoon. It was outstanding. The view was incredible and the food was better. Our server, Craig, gave great recommendations and added a lot to our dining experience. Leave room for dessert, the donuts are some of the best I have ever had and the coffee is similarly top notch.

CF
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation on Open Table and got a table just a few minutes after we arrived. Sat on the patio with a nice view. Food was tasty and our drinks were delicious!

DV
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess and our waitress was exemplary! The food was beautiful and thoroughly delicious! Prices are a bit high but in this case, worth it. It was a little too loud at lunch time but I do suppose you can get away with it by calling it "energetic." No complaints.

MP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Noise was way more than energetic. We all were hoarse from talking so loud.

AM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good but not knock your socks off amazing for the price. I don’t think I would go back for dinner because you are paying for the view which you can’t see at night. I would go for lunch on a nice day and try another spot for dinner.

MG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. A perfect portion served. Our waiter was helpful with suggestions. The food was served fast. We didn't get sticker shock by the price. 😄

LA
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views from any table. Excellent food and service. My favorite is their branzino and all their salads.

DM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very lively place, very loud, good bartender service.

SW
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really nice place to go for a nice dinner. Very nice atmosphere, and of course a dinner right on the strand is always very nice. Drinks were a little slow, but they were definitely very good drinks with the recipe being well thought out. I had the pork chop and it was very good and the plate was not so big it left me stuffed.

LT
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant combines an amazing location and view, overlooking Manhattan Beach Pier, with absolutely outstanding food and great service. We were able to sit on the patio over the street (comfortable thanks to the standard California coast heat lamps for outdoor seating), with an amazing view and ambience. The Parker House roll appetizer was delicious; the avocado salad had a very nice blend of flavors; the scallops were tasty and perfectly prepared; and the brownie sundae dessert was quite a treat. Even the after dinner cappuccino was notably good. A memorable experience, highly recommend for an unforgettable evening in Manhattan Beach.

f
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent branzino, scallops needed more seasoning. Doughnuts bland.
All in all, great for view but mixed on dishes. Prices considerable.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews