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About The Strand House

Down at the beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, The Strand House rises elegantly and iconically above the breakers. Like in an ocean front home, friends become family and strangers become friends. The indoor/outdoor space is elegant and dramatic and the tone is welcoming and casual.

Executive Chef, Greg Hozinsky, presents a colorful menu of traditional dishes expressed with fresh and exciting interpretations. He calls his approach, "modern heirloom." Here, the freshest produce is hand-selected from local farms. Every dish is created with complex flavors, subtle textures and luxurious finishes.

117 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday Lunch: 11:30 am- 3:00 pm

Tuesday - Friday Late Afternoon: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday - Sunday Dinner: 5:00 p.m.



Weekend Brunch: Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Cross Street:
Ocean Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 545-7470

Website:
http://www.thestrandhousemb.com/

Entertainment:
When the sun sets over the ocean, wander downstairs to Strand Bar for live entertainment, DJ and dancing.

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.

Executive Chef:
Greg Hozinsky

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

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.

The Strand House Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (71)
Waterfront (67)
Good for a Date (58)
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Special Occasion (51)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Romantic (34)
Great for Brunch (33)
People Watching (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Great for Lunch (31)
Hot Spot (30)
Fun (30)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Good for Groups (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Bar Seating (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Casual (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Business Meals (19)
Happy Hour (15)
Healthy (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Seasonal (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Authentic (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tapas (7)
Cozy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Great Beer (5)
Live Music (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Live Sports (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Love this Place! Romantic yet fun. Great seafood, great stuffed pizza (amazing and different), salads were delicious, don't miss the french fries, loved the old fashion (didn't try the one with cinnamon), wine choices were good, and the view of the pier is fantastic. Very festive. Really nice bar area, although I have only eaten at the restaurant upstairs.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was superb and the staff was awesome! They were able to accommodate our request for a ocean view as well.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Great location with an awesome ocean view. Look at their menu ahead of time online so you know what you want to order to save time waiting. It’s an average of 20-30 minutes wait to eat. Food is prepared as you order. Order appetizers 👍! Food taste good but pricey, $100 for lunch with tip for 2pax.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Austin)·Dined 7 days ago

This is my favorite place in Manhattan Beach. I live in Texas. When I come home to L.A. this is one of my must visit restaurants. Love the view! Love the cocktails! Love the donuts for dessert. The salad wasn’t bad either.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We have visited Strand House four or five times, mostly for the view while entertaining. Can’t say enough about the view. Got to see the sunset. Not many better locations in MB if that’s what’s important. Sadly, this last visit was likely our last. Food was Ok but the noise level was through the roof. Conversation across our table was difficult at best. Adding that to slow kitchen service (It took about 45 min to have meal served) and it was not an enjoyable experience. That said our server was great and not to blame. Bottom line - if you want a great ocean view, a so so meal, and a place where you may have to yell across the table to be heard then go for it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Poor service from waitor. Wasnt attentive and had to call few different employees. Restaurant had plenty of employees on the floor but had no awareness of tables except for the large party. Was celebrating my father’s birthday and didnt provide the service expected from the restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was mediocre, it lacked flavor, even on basic dishes. The pricing would be considered reasonable if the food was better. Although we really enjoyed everyone that served us they seemed short staffed and kept apologizing for the wait. If they improve their food I would definitely return, the people, location, and view are fantastic.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Gave us our table 45 minutes late making us an hour late for our plans after. Even with a reservation they made us wait that long. Food was mediocre some was good some were not.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Loved our experience. From beginning to end, everything was great. Started with drinks in the bar where we got to listen to a super hot guy sing some great songs. Dinner was great. We got seated at the best table. Our server was awesome! Definitely coming back!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Best ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Holiday lunch.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Too expensive...We asked for a piece of bread and was told it would cost $6....Really

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great, attentive service. Gorgeous view of the pier and beach. Great food and excellent Bloody Mary.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great lobster rolls. Donuts okay but not amazing. My child wanted pepperoni pizza so had to order the adult menu instead of kids pizza Which was about double the price. Parker house rolls yummy but pricy for $6 for tiny rolls. Really should just give for free to table. Nice view.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The server, Francisco, was so attentative and kind. He made the anniversary very special

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

This now my favorite restaurant! It is outstanding on many levels. There are 2, 5 hour parking lots across the street, try to get that parking because you are going to want to stay awhile. Also, try the made on-site donuts, they are exquisite!

Tags: Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I always enjoy the food here. Have some favorites ( branzino ). Chose the pork chop this time.. slightly tough. Not my favorite.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (東京)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Nice casual lunch. Efficient and fast very good food though not outstanding

A good place on Manhattan beach

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Love this place and have been going there for years. Only reason why I gave the service 4* was the following. Lunch was about 2:30pm and when ready to leave about 4pm I wanted to order something from the menu to go home. Unfortunately the menu was only good until 3pm and the only thing they had was some pizzas etc- not what i was looking for. The manager came over and apologized and offered me something else however I did not want anything else. My only issue was the the waiter/waitress should communicate a little better and come to the table to let us know that the menu was done and did we want anything else. There was no communication until they brought us the check and that was a little frustrating. They did make some adjustments to the bill however which was nice.
Other than that I still recommend this place for the views and the food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Nick and his staff are amazing! Quality food, top notch service and amazing views of the Pacific.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

I have been to the Strand on several occasions and it is consistently a great place to eat. They have a changing menu so there is always something excellent to try. I just had the Norwegian crab legs and it was an excellent choice. We all enjoyed our choices.

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Not as good as previous visits. The parker house rolls are always delicious and the beet salad was very good. The side of brussel sprouts were overcooked and my pork chops were a bit tough.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant with nice decor, wonderful ocean views, excellent service and good food. Four of us met for lunch/brunch on a Sunday but had a difficult time carrying on a conversation because of the noise level. Sadly the acoustics are terrible unless you can be seated near the patio or open patio door on the street side. I have eaten here in the past on a weekday and don't remember the noise level being so bad.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We went to the Strand House last May for our daughter's college graduation and we had a wonderful time. We were back in Southern California for the weekend and wanted a beautiful place for brunch on Sunday. I had requested a table by the window and though our booth wasn't right next to the window, we still had a lovely view and we were near the open part of the restaurant.
Our waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious. We look forward to going back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Waiter forgot my order, didn't return for 35min, and when dinner finally arrived, told me that they had to turn the table over for next reservation.... I have never been treated this poorly.. will not return

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and view were delicious. I had the lobster roll and my husband had the barbacoa tacos. Both really tasty. We also order a margherita pizza as an appetizer and that was also really good. The cons would be the noise level and the fact that they serve brunch until 5 in the afternoon on the weekend. Our reservation was at 2pm and it would have been nice to have more lunch options. I was looking forward to trying the mahi mahi tacos, but they weren't on the menu for lunch on the weekend. The view is amazing and you can take a stroll after you eat. Stick around for an amazing sunset after a late lunch!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was amazing as always, but it was really loud. Felt more like a pub, than a restaurant.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Strand House keeps upping it game. new chef (~yr ago?) has brought to a new level. Service and care is A+
thanks!

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went for my daughter's sweet 16. The girls loved the food and the ambiance. Our server was Sean and he was amazing! He timed and coordinated the entire meal brilliantly and everyone had such an enjoyable time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

First visit here, and I really enjoyed it! Location is great, overlooks the beach. Only a few true “outdoor “ tables, but we were lucky to nab one! Frankly, with the huge windows inside, on a warm day, it’s probably more comfortable inside, and since the window-side of the place faces the water, the views are great!

Service was attentive, but not overly so, which I appreciate. We never felt rushed, but never felt like we were waiting either. Lovely touch was that they personalized our menus with “Happy Birthday,” since I’d let them know in advance that we’d be celebrating!

We were there for brunch, and I thought the menu was both great, and vast! Lots of choices from traditional brunch/breakfast fare to more adventurous takes on the classics, as well as the addition of lots of lunch salad & entree choices. I had the salmon Benedict, which was recommended by our sever, and rightly so. One of my friends had the veggie quiche with salad, which was a generous portion, without being so much as to leave one feeling heavy. Our other friend had the burger, which was perfectly cooked!

I will definitely return!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food. We had the crab appetizer. SOOO good. and the short rib and filet for dinner. PERFECT!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I was offended when the server told me that my debit card did not work. I insisted that he try again and of course it went through. I did not appreciate his inference that my credit was questionable. He should have tried again without trying to shame me.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was amazing! the entrees were great and the donuts were enticing!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was amazing! The staff was friendly and attentive. The manager and his staff made us feel welcomed. We wanted to sit outside and they made it happen. I've never experienced such remarkable service. It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Not to mention the food was delicious! The cinnamon roll and French toast were divine. Definitely a great place to enjoy Sunday Brunch while enjoying the view.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was wonderful, service was reasonable considering how busy the place was. The only drawback was the noise level. We had to practically scream at each other even though we were at a table for 2.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My second time here, and it was another nice experience. We had a beautiful view of the sunset. The food was great. I only wish I were there with someone other than my old father.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fun, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Don’t leave particularly close to The Strand House but the food and service is so good that we drive there whenever we can. Fantastic

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Table outside looking at the ocean was very nice. Service was excellent and waiter very knowledgeable on the menu and wine pairings. Food was very good and can't beat the view.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Absolutely Great Dinner!
Nice atmosphere with delicious food.

Tags: Cozy
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