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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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (69)
Waterfront (64)
Good for a Date (55)
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Special Occasion (44)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Great for Brunch (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Fit for Foodies (33)
People Watching (31)
Romantic (31)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Hot Spot (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Fun (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Notable Wine List (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Casual (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Business Meals (19)
Happy Hour (17)
Local Ingredients (12)
Healthy (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Seasonal (8)
Tapas (7)
Cozy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great Beer (6)
Authentic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Live Music (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (東京)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was delicious! Our server was very kind. It’s always packed, so we were happy to finally get in.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was excellent, very strange that the person was wiping condensation water from the HVAC duct above everyone’s head DURING dinner, just bizarre! Fix your HVAC system. If you sit next to the window beware.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great views and wonderful food. I always enjoy dining here

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Appetizer was over priced and service was very slow. Both tables next to us were served and Finished before we were and we could visibly tell they ordered a very similar meal to us, so it was not a matter of food preparation time. The environment was very nice and upscale however a party next to us was extremely loud and made it hard for us to have conversation

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 19, 2017

First time here. Everything was perfect for first time lunch date.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

My husband I picked the Strand House primarily for its beautiful views and it didn’t disappoint. The nice thing is there are few seats that don’t offer a view. So even with a last minute reservation (and a very considerate and thoughtful hostess, Lexi), we got a lovely table for two and a romantic sunset to kick off our dinner. The cocktail menu is quite fun. We started with the hamachi crudo which was light and tasty. I had oysters, the pear frisée salad and one of the best dishes I’ve ever had—fresh crab in a light creamy broth. It was insanely good. My husband had the salmon which delicious as well. We had a fantastic server, Francisco. Honestly he made the evening so enjoyable I will request to sit at one of his tables the next time we go and I recommend you do the same. He was charming, had great suggestions and was so intuitive with every step of the meal. This restaurant is run like a well tuned engine. Service and views make this a must do if you’re in the area and a seek-and-try if you’re not.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Unfortunately arrived 3 min after the 15 min reservation window and was told that we would have to vacate our table within 90min. Undue pressure for a business meeting. And to think I frequent this restaurant on a regular basis. Nonetheless, food was great, waiter was fantastic, hostess on the other hand....

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

It’s great. Great views. Great ambiance. Great food. Prices are reasonable for the quality

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great views! Delicious food!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful experience! Made our anniversary dinner one to remember. We had a lovely table with a view, complimentary champagne and “Happy Anniversary” was even written on our menu! Food and wine were excellent. Friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Marina was our server and was amazing ! The food was to die for. Never fails..
The DJ Jason always is on point. He is the reason we come for the night life!

We love the strand house

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very loud, unfortunately I got a bad oyster which is not really would expect from a restaurant of this class, and my husband was not feeling well during the night, possibly from the shrimps. Too loud to really enjoy the dining experience

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great location and beautiful view of the ocean; food was good; we had lunch. Lobster roll had a lot going on and I prefer less seasoning. The bun was great. My spouse said that the lamb baguette dip was excellent. He loved the fries. I don't eat meat so I couldn't eat the fries because they are cooked in bone marrow but they did look great! Overall a nice experience.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful location with a great view of Manhattan Beach Pier and sunsets. Great bar and comprehensive menu. All items we’ve sampled have been excellent and presented very well. Service is “top notch”. I highly recommend The Strand House!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was mediocre at best... friendly service, nice views are the only thing thing saves this place that seriously needs to revamp its menu, ingredients and quality.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Birthdaytable was not

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fun time beachside view. Grrat food and great service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite
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