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The Strand House

4.7
1891 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Late Afternoon
Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(310) 545-7470
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Austin Cobb
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Cross street
Ocean Drive
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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.
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Entertainment
When the sun sets over the ocean, wander downstairs to Strand Bar for live entertainment, DJ and dancing.
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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.
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Thank you for joining us for Mother's Day! We will be offering a a special three course Brunch & Dinner Menu! Brunch: Adults $75, children 10 & under $35 I Dinner: Adults $85, children 10 & under $35. Prices do not include tax & gratuity. Our standard brunch and dinner menus are not available.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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4.6
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4.5
service
4.6
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4.1
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5.0Dined 9 hours ago

From the host to the server to the chef, we received the very finest restaurant experience. Thanks to everyone for making my our anniversary very special. We had the crab cakes, the beet salad, the salmon and frites and were treated to a delicious dessert.

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5.0Dined a day ago

One of our favorites. We love this place! Food and service always excellent. The views are great!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I have been to The Strand House on numerous occasions and always found it to be great dining experience.
We started with Parker House Rolls(these seem to be making a comeback) could have made a meal in those alone. Next I had Lamb Chops and date had Salmon. Both showed well and were prepared as ordered. I am showing my age but I miss The Mint Jelly with Lamb Chops. Server indicated you could buy it at Bristol Farms, that was an interesting fact, I have used it in the past when preparing Lamb Chops.
Had Cappuccino for desert and was fine way to finish a great meal. Throw in a great sunset and this place is hard to beat.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing view, great service, excellent food!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant is in a cute area! The food and service was amazing. The view is amazing. My colleagues shared the red snapper, I tried it and was delicious!! This was a great choice! Will return the next time I’m in the area!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great spot, solid menu, great service, great for dates, friends dining, foodies!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The branzino is always prepared nicely

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Chef Austin has completely changed this place around. The food is decadent & the experience is well worth it. Views for sunset are spectacular. A great place for any special occasion. Their brunch is fantastic too.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

So enjoyed a lunch meet-up with a good friend. The service was wonderful, the food delicious & the ambiance was very pleasant. Look forward to it all again.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Our server, Kelly, was fantastic, very knowledgeable and attentive. We had a window seat table, looking out to the pier. Food was excellent, tasty, and presented in a lovely manner. I recommend the brussel spouts! Great ambiance. A few little draw backs... parking is limited, the trash trucks seem to stop on the ocean side on the restaurant, so even though you're sitting above where they come in, you still see them. Otherwise A+!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The Strand never disappoints me with its fabulous food choices. The French fries as an appetizer is so very good. The pizzas are made to perfection. The doughnut desert is heavenly. Also, it is in a great location that can’t be beaten.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I made a reservation and we were a little early so expected to wait. However there were so many empty tables and people that were walking in without reservation we’re being seated before us. I finally took the little monitor they gave us at check-in and asked when we might be seated; immediately took us upstairs to seat us. I don’t quite understand what was going on there. The waiterForgot to bring out the appetizers so he took one of them off our bill and we passed on the other one. The food was just OK, nothing special but the view of Manhattan Beach is the highlight. Not sure I’d come back here again, but maybe I’ll give it one more try.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The Branzino and truffle risotto was amazing. Everyone loved what we ordered. Our waiter was flakey though. Thank god for the bus boy. Also thank you to the manager for my birthday donuts 😊

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Shrimp spaghetti was delicious, however, they did not de-vein several of the shrimp, so that was disgusting & I had to sit there & scrape out the veins myself, eww. Should have sent it back, but we were on a 1hr linch time frame & we were starving. Very small portion also, harly any pasta, for a whopping $18 for pasta. Service was not super attentive either, like it usually is. This is the 2nd time I have been recently w.meh service. New manager maybe? Cant beat the view tho.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Lovely setting with views the Strand. The servers and hosts were all pleasant and very helpful . The food menu is delicious but has been the same for three years. It needs to be switched up for the folks who are repeaters.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Chef Austin delivered innovative and delicious food for our party of 5, and everyone enjoyed all our selections. we'll be back!

Chris and Bob

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Enjoyed a lovely Easter Brunch. All five of us ordered different items off of the menu, and each of us were pleased with our choices. We each felt that the quality and taste of the food was superb. I had the Lobster Benedict, and it was the best Benedict I have ever had!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My husband and I took our friend for brunch on Sunday and had a great time💜
We go to The Strand House often and really enjoy the food and the view.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It turns out that Easter brunch means the left side of the menu has breakfast and the right side of the menu has lunch - Brunch.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food is always great, and with a changing menu, always new and refreshing. The house made English muffin is a must try. Perfectly toasted. I would buy them if they sold them to take home. In addition to the good food, the staff is superb. To top it all off, the views aren't bad, either.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

As usual, this was a really nice meal and ambiance. I got the vibe from the waiter anything we wanted was putting him out though. Benefit of the doubt, maybe I misread him or he was just having a human day.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Really excellent service. The food was very good, but second to service and ambiance. Corkage was high ($30), so probably won’t drink here much, but overall very good

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Amazing food, wonderful service and of course a great view.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Strand House is so awesome! I always get so well taken care of - food and service is amazing and the view is stunning!!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I went to the Stand House for my husband’s birthday. I made a reservation about a week before and had no problem getting a seat reserved for sunset. Unfortunately when we arrive the table wasn’t ready for another 20 minutes (what is the point of a reservation?) Our waiter was very friendly and prompt. The food was pretty good, but in the end, we spent $130 on salad, pizza, and a couple of drinks. It was a little difficult to hear my husband, as the noise level was pretty high—much higher than I’d expect for a “fancy” restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great place. Service is very slow. Food is pretty tasty.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The view is excellent here, of the beach, the pier and the ocean. The food is better, a lot better, than one would expect given how good the view is. We had salmon and scallops for mains and started with octopus. All were really quite good. My only gripe is that the only bread available is parker house rolls, good but not the yeast bread one likes to eat with dinner. And the rolls were $7!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great food and server. Not a very intimate setting, as you’re surrounded by tables in every direction and it’s pretty loud.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was great and our waiter was fantastic

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a great table right by the window so the view was great. Metered parking was right across the street. The service and food were great. They have a bar downstairs that was a little noisy, but in the restaurant itself it was easy to carry on a conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our favorite place for brunch, lunch or dinner in LA. Everything we've ever ordered has been terrific and the setting is perfect. The service is excellent and the burger is actually amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The Strand House is in a great location. It rained the night we were there, and we had a table near the wall, so our view of the ocean was obstructed by other guests and the weather. Food was good and accommodated both a vegetarian and a paleo diet. Service staff was friendly and attentive. It was rather loud in both the bar and the restaurant, so it was hard to carry on a conversation without feeling like you had to shout.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Extremely loud restaurant so it honestly wasn’t the best for a date. Suitably priced for the location. The oysters were amazing, but I definitely wouldn’t order the T-bone again. If I ever come back here I’ll sit at the bar.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Had Barbacoa tacos and margaritas- great! Fantastic outdoor seating, wonderful views!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Absolutely the best--new chef,Austin Cobb, young, very focused, and creative...this is now an outstanding fine dining destination. Sommelier Doug is very well versed and very knowledgeable...terrific guy with real service orientation. Michael, the waiter did a superb job. And finally, GM Michael Morrissett is one of the very best.

This is a restaurant that I will be visiting much more often based on this fabulous experience.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We were celebrating my girlfriend's Birthday and really enjoyed the dining experience. I made reservations and requested a window seat. The view was outstanding and very close to the Manhattan Beach Pier. The ambience and service was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or date. The food was delicious and was slightly overpriced, but worth the overall experience.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Initial service was slow but got better when the restaurant got less busy. Food was great. Recommend the Shrimp Cocktail, Pizza (New York style) and the roasted Brussell Sprouts.

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