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The Strand House

4.7
1925 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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Private dining
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

Private Dining

Several private dining areas available, please contact the restaurant for more information. You can also find additional information on our website: http://thestrandhousemb.com/htm/events.shtml

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4.6
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4.7
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4.1
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Went for my moms birthday and the food was amazing. I ordered the spaghetti pomodoro and it was very flavorful. I was very fulfilled and so was my mother . The view was breathtaking, and service was great . Will definitely go back more

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

This place is fine dining and you will pay fine dining prices but it's worth it. There for is flavorful and unique. My wife and I shared the scallops and branzino. Both were cooked to perfection however I felt the black truffle risotto that came with the Branzino was a bit strong. The scallops where my favorite and perfectly cooked with a nice sear on the outside. I will definitely return if I am in town again.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

One of the best places anywhere around LA. The doughnuts might the best dessert in the entire country.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

We went here for the price-fixed Mother's Day dinner. The view and service were great. The food was good but for $85 a person it was over-priced. The servings weren't substantial, though satisfactory, and there were no "extras" like bread, or a taste of something before the dinner, or cookies after, as you would get in a fine restaurant that charges that kind of money. We are from New York, where we've eaten in many top-notch restaurants, and I can't imagine any place charging that much without offering some kind of special touch to the meal. Left a bad taste.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

We were sat in a very high traffic area, right beside the stairs and kitchen. There was constant movement and chaos which was very distracting. Couldn’t hear each other speak.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

waiter was great, he was pleasant and helpful, the front desk was not organized at all and we arrived exactly on time, at 2:00, and then had to wait for 25 mins to sit, I got a text to come back to the front desk and we were there in the little tv nook right behind the front desk, so I asked my daughter to check and she said the desk still indicated the table was not ready, then a few minutes later I want up and they asked "where were you?"

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food took forever...and they had a fixed menu for Mother's Day so...? I don't get it. Took 2 hours for 3 courses. I wasn't in a hurry, but the amount of time between dishes seemed to take forever. And honestly, the food wasn't that great today. We had a variety of dishes, and no one was very stoked on their meal. Too bad. Very expensive for so so food and really slow service.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Not only was the food delicious, service was fantastic! Although it was cloudy and we didn't get to enjoy a sunset dinner, the view was still beautiful.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

it was great! good food and service, a great time.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The bartender did not know what to do with "VIP Put It On My Tab", I had to hand her my card - no big deal, I'm over it. We booked an 8:30PM reservation, we were seated at 9:00PM - still not a big deal since this was the first time this has happened to me here. I will continue to come to the Strand House, the food is great, the employees are great too. The bathrooms are clean, the bar is almost always packed - a good sign, good times.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great server, but we requested to sit at a table by the window. We were told that they were going to put two table together, that
it was reserved for a larger party. We were seated for about 45 minutes and they sat two men at the table we inquired about. They never put the tables together. We were two women, I won’t go back there even thought our server was great and food was excellent. I have been there a few times before and didn’t want to embarrass my guest by questioning this.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Graduation

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Our dinner at the Strand was fabulous. We arrived so that we could experience the sunset. You can't see the sunset completely because there is a building in the way, but you can experience the pink sky and the water. Our server was attentive and efficient. The house salad had nice crisp cucumbers in it. I had the branzino with black truffle risotto. My partner had the pasta which was delicious also. Overall it was a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

AMAZING food and service!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

First time,Great view ,food was excellent,service excellent looking forward to going back

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary at The Strand House last Friday night. The whole experience was fantastic. Our meal and the service was really nice; very high quality all around. The view is amazing! We can't wait to go back again.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner. The fresh white asparagus appetizer with trumpet mushrooms and fava beans was outstanding, as was the bucatini pasta with morels, asparagus and peas. For dinner, we split the seared branzino on truffle risotto, which was also prepared to perfection. The fresh donuts, and the bubble waffle with maple ice cream were great desserts, but each was enough for two people. I gladly paid the $30 corkage, and our champagne paired perfectly with each dish.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Fantastic spot along the ocean. Food was fantastic from the cocktails to the appetizers to the main course. The views were amazing and people watching eclectic. We started in the bar as we arrived about 30 minutes prior to our reservation and enjoyed drinks. Our reservation was ready at the exact time it was supposed to be and we were promptly seated. What set this restaurant apart from the bar through to,the restaurant was the service. From the servers in the bar, which was very busy, to our server at the table they catered to our experience. Each made us feel like we were the only ones they were helping. And what I really like is when the manager comes up to ask us how everything was and if we need anything additional and to thank us for dining. He didn’t just stop either as he asked us where we were from and chatted with us for several minutes. Great experience and when in town we will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Awesome restaurant! The view is spectacular and so is the food and service. Just wish they had parking!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The food, wine and service was exquisite! Loved the view. Great locarions with nearby parking.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Scenic views of the Beach are a highlight of the Strand especially if you’re fortunate to get a table by the large window.
The food is tasty & service attentive.
Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Excellent food, great ambiance and environment , and the service was great!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We had the French fries that were fantastic. I had the steak that was so tender and tasty. The doughnuts for dessert were so good. The wait staff is fantastic as usual. The wait staff made it special for our anniversary by bringing out doughnut holes with a candle. It made for a fantastic evening!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

This was my first time here with my boyfriend and it was amazing! The atmosphere was fun and our server was amazing! I will definitely be coming back here again!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Great place and at

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My son & I were kindly greated by hostess and seated at my choice of table. Waiter lacked of energy, I noticed other servers were a lot more upbeat and full of smiles, wish ours could have shown more interest in serving us, but oh well. I realized our server never served us our food someone else did, our server only brought us the ketchup only cuz I had to get his attention. I base my rating on the restaurant itself and the food. Our server... 2 thumbs down!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food & service but the noise level is not pleasant. It’s a great place to eat with someone you don’t want to talk to.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Awesome food and view! Best bloody Mary’s ever. Our waiter was very attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Loved the service from Alyssa in the bar! She is Top Notch! View nice, but we from coastal So cal, loved the little touches as napkins being refolded after someone left the table, (which is proper) really like menu printed daily, so tired of announces specials, chose because we had a businesss dinner Manhattan Beach and read reviews, looked at menu and pictures, Alyssa the highlight in the bar , she’s ON It, Best espresso I’ve had in forever....wine by the glass could have been better, more choice really wanted to try seafood appetizers but my husband and business partner wanted the charcuterie cheese plate which was really good. My Haikado Scallops dish was THE BEST SCALLOPS I’ve ever had!!! ...and how they were prepared...And I’ve dined at very special places...having lived in London and been to Paris also. My husbands pork was seriously excellent, and business partner chicken excellent as well. Overall truly loved our evening and I would almost drive up there again just for those scallops!!!! We live in San Clemente, so will see. I just can’t say enough about the food!!’ Service!!! Noise level very high, but I would still go back !

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

I have been going to the Strand House for many years. It never disappoints. Was meeting a good friend that I haven’t seen in 14 months. Two hours went by in the blink of an eye.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

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 on April 22, 2018

Lovely place

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Totally wanted a view of the sunset while visiting L.A. Had low expectations since I knew they could fill the place based on the view, not the food. Was pleasantly surprised that the food was actually very good the service excellent AND the sunset spectacular. We split an appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert. Perfect amount of food for two women. Loved the first three, the desert was okay. Appetizer: grilled Spanish octopus 24.
potato confit, aji amarillo aioli, mustard greens,Chimichurri, crispy Choclo

chili spiced avocado 15.
Napa cabbage, jicama, Cotija, crème fraîche
crispy quinoa, shaved red onion, chili lime vinaigrette

pan seared Branzino 44.
black truffle risotto, Hon Shimeji mushrooms, English pea nage

Desert was the gluten free chocolate with buckwheat crust. Okay, is all I'm give it.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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 on April 20, 2018

I love the ahi tuna salad.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Amazing view, great service, excellent food!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

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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