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About The Strand House

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.

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:
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

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:
Austin Cobb

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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (61)
Scenic View (60)
Good for a Date (48)
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Special Occasion (45)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Romantic (31)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Hot Spot (31)
Great for Lunch (30)
Worth the Drive (29)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Fun (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
People Watching (23)
Business Meals (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Casual (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Healthy (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Organic (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
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 (Houston)·Dined a day ago

Great food and view was made even better by a great waiter. Thanks Matthew for the good menu recommendations and the service with a smile.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I came here for Valentine's Day. I was already bothered by the fact that I made the reservation weeks prior, but was not informed until the last minute that there was a special menu with limited options and inflated prices. When I tried to cancel the reservation they told me I would incur a cancelation charge of $50 per person.

The food was tasty, but the portions were sparse. I spent about as much as I would at Mastros with significantly smaller portions.

Ultimately my wife and I enjoyed the ambiance, but we were disappointed with the steep price for small portions and slow service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Incredible food. Fantastic staff. Awesome view. Had a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great. Service was good. We sat by the window which offered a nice view. Only complaint was the high noise level probably due to the large glass windows around the room reflecting sound.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

The view, the food, amazing!@

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Margarita from the top bar!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Perfection!
Phil was very knowledgeable concerning the food and wine.
The wine list is great without excessive markups

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Always a great experience! Never a disappointment!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I found this restaurant on yelp. I wanted to go to a nice restaurant with a nice view. This place was happening, pretty, young, and had great food. I will definitely come back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Get there early in the day if you want to avoid a lot of noise. Business picked up midday on the weekend and there was a line by the time we left around 12pm.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great wine selection and drink menu. Food is good but this particular time I went things just seemed a bit off. Been here plenty of times so won't let one 'ok' night ruin it.

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 (London)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Not bad for a business dinner, but WAY over-priced for personal use.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This is my go to place when people come to California on a business trip. It's a great showing for the California beach lifestyle.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Good good, fine menu, delicious food, and a Terrifically beautiful location. On the beach ( looking at the sand, the Manhattan Beach Pier.). The noise level is high, the restaurant is lovely. I’ve been there many times and will return.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wine tasting event nearby with dear friends

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fun stuff!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Extremely noisy (you cannot have a conversation with someone sitting across the table) even on the very top level. No easy or close parking, and the City makes its revenue from expensive parking tickets (no, didn't get one this time). No valet parking. There is no view despite the fact that they promote one. The service is ok, nothing great. Food is fair but very poor value since the portions are ridiculously small. Wound up with a very large bill for two people ($ 160 without tip and didn't order alcohol) and left hungry anyway. I won't be returning. This place lives on its location and it's bar, and I don't think they care much about the restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, People Watching, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

No wait which was nice but service was slow. Slow to get drinks, slow for all water refills and slow to get food (all courses). Food was good and view was nice although they cram a bunch of tables in a small place.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Awesome views, superb food. Lots of choices for vegans. Casual and warm, very active & lively place.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Vegan, Waterfront, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great atmosphere and water views. Many choices on the menu from fish entrees to pizza. Service was prompt and courteous. Would highly recommend this restaurant and if in Manhattan Beach I would go back there.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Gathered friends for Dine LA Lunch. All had Branzino and it was exceptional. Sensed a very subtle attitude when server left regular lunch menus and we informed him we had made reservations for the special Dine LA menu. But along the way he warmed up. Lovely day and wonderful beach vistas.

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on January 24, 2018

VERY expensive for lunch, but worth the view. My lunch was $60, w/o any alcohol! That was just one app, one entree and iced tea. Now that is pricey. Service was very slow, esp considering we were there well before noon, before the rush hit. Busser service is excellent there tho. Usually service there is very good tho. Btw, the mac & cheese is excellent, however, it's TINY and it's $13 for a tiny portion.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My husband likes his steak blue, it came that way. The cauliflower side was amazing- the best cauliflower dish I have ever eaten. My Branzino was tasty and well cooked.
And the Apple cheesecake tart a great finish.
Service was good. Ambience lively but not overpowering. Definitely coming back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Being vegan, I would not normally choose this place for dinner, but we were celebrating a birthday and this is where the birthday girl wanted to go. Overall, it was a fabulous evening. We arrived early and shared a huge order of french fries (which are normally cooked in beef tallow...why? But they were able to make an order for us without animal fat). We had cocktails and enjoyed the start of a beautiful sunset. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. From the margherita pizza, to the fish, to my delicious avocado salad (which they modified to make vegan), everyone was very pleased. Even though they were very accommodating to my special requests, it would still be nice to see a few more vegan options on the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

If you want to see the view, go during the day as they don't have lights on the beach. Service was excellent and the food is tasty although the portions are small and very expensive. Lots of variety and the donuts.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Only thing we didn’t like, food came very slow.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I love the view out the window of Manhattan Beach Pier. It is gorgeous!
Food is excellent! I have dietary restrictions so they had no problems tweeking my meal to fit my needs. Presentation of food is perfect. I had Branzino that was delicious! My husband had a wonderful pizza.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

bar service is much better tan table service

but over all the clientele are so so so stuck up

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We went to this restaurant as part of the Dine LA experience. Interesting that we had to request the special menu and subsequently overheard the manager telling one of the work staff not to give the special menu unless guests requested it. Food and portions were excellent. Wine pairing was subpar; would have been better off to just order a glass of decent wine, rather than pay a premium for two tasting portions of not-so-good wine. Waiter was nice. But, as Manhattan Beach locals we found ourselves wondering how well this restaurant is managed vs just relying on the view for repeat customers. Also interesting that this is one of the few Manhattan Beach restaurants that doesn’t honor Open Table credits.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I came for the incredible ocean view, but you better believe I stayed for the doughnuts. One bite of the latter and I forgot my seat was bordering the beach.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We went for dine la and the menu was very good, excellent service. We chose the $25 wine pairing which seemed like a bargain versus us ordering 1-2 bottles of wine. The pourings were SO SMALL, we barely felt we had one glass requiring us to order extra wine which made it more expensive than ordering wine of our choice. We would have appreciated when we were deciding wine pairings or purchase we could have been told that pourings were small. Our waitress was great, but disappointed in wine options. Have dined at others with pairing never this small.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great time. Amazing food...red snapper for 2 the best! Nice bourbon selection

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

You can't beat the view from the Strand House. 80 degrees on a January day. The service was good and we had a great meal. I had chicken strips and waffles and my friend had the tacos. Delish.

Plus they were running DineLA specials as well.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I have dined here on several occasions but this was my first experience for Sunday brunch. It was very good and I highly recommend this restaurant

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always the best experience !

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had reservation through Open at 12:45 for 5 people for a birthday, was told since we were 10 minutes late that they no longer had our reservation but she will see what she can do. Seriously, never sat down until a little after 2 pm. Almost 1 1/2 later finally sat down. Ended up in a table with the sun in our eyes the entire meal after turning down a table outside in the sun. Meal was fine. First time we were all there, somewhat disappointed. They provided a menu with happy birthday on it and provided a cute dessert at the end with a candle.
2 bloody Mary’s, 1 mimosas and 2 beers $75...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

On the Open Table reservation site, I had indicated that we were celebrating a birthday and retirement, and we were pleasantly surprised upon being seated that they had personalized the menu with a congratulatory message about the birthday and retirement! The waitress gave us good explanations of the entrees so that we could make our choices more easily. I had been here before many years ago, and was happy to find the food better than I had remembered. We had a fun, pleasant time celebrating our special occasion, seated next to the window on a sunny South Bay day!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

A+ all the way. Amazing food, great location, lovely server!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had been wanting to check out the Strand House for a while and finally did last week. Very happy with the meal, drinks, service & atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went for my wife’s birthday on a Saturday night. First time here. There was a group party event on the other side of a curtain that was loud so ambiance gets low marks. Food was terrific (Tortilla Soup and T-Bone for two were fantastic)! Drinks were terrific (you have to try their version of a Manhattan - they have a special name for it)! Dessert was wonderful (where else can you go to have fresh donuts for a dinner dessert?).

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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