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zinc@shade

4.6
108 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
A true fusion of coastal living with Los Angeles nightlife. Start with a craft cocktail and some of our unique small plates or order one of our mains with a glass from our extensive California wine list. Cool, hip, comfortable, inviting, we transcend the traditional beach feel with modern blurred lines that blend indoor-outdoor living.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–4:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 469-3466
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Johnny Tran
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Cross street
Manhattan Beach Blvd
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Parking details
Free Valet Parking for 3 hours- Must spend a minimum of $15 at zinc@shade.Public Parking Garage- $0.75 per hour
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Entertainment
Most Fridays and Saturdays we have a DJ playing to the crowd.
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Special events & promotions
Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Birthday Parties, Weddings, Corporate Gatherings
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for a special Mother's Day Brunch Feast with a variety of delectable serving stations. We will have a supervised kid's craft tale and all mothers go home with a special gift!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 108 People Are Saying
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4.5
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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was decent. Little overpriced for what you got but it is Manhattan Beach and is expected. Only complaint was the service. The waiter was horrible and inattentive. Would rather go to nicks across the courtyard

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter. I made my reservation on OpenTable and there was nothing about a special Easter brunch so we were a little surprised when we showed up - both our stomachs and our wallets were not expecting that. The food was fine not outstanding. Our reservation was for 1:15 which unbeknown to us was sort of near the end of the brunch so there was a lot of cleaning up during our stay. If you take out the bottle of champagne for mimosa's the tab came to around $85 pp with tip. While I will go back in the future for breakfast or lunch I'm pretty sure that I won't be attending a special occasion brunch again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The service was excellent. The staff was friendly. The food was not only tasty but plentiful. The outdoor ambience was perfect for people watching and enjoying the sea breeze. I made reservations through Open Table and had noted that it was my girlfriend's birthday. They paid attention to that and brought her out a surprise dessert. We had a great time and will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Nice hotel lobby bar/restaurant! Stylish layout with screens for sports, music and decor. Good food and nice wine selection. Service was friendly and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Good times

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

My $12 drink was about 1/4 of the glass. Even my date took note of how little it was. When I mentioned it to my server he commented that it was the smallest drink on their menu. A. He should have mentioned this when I ordered it. B. The volume was so ridiculously small that it created an overall negative impression of the restaurant right from the start. Service was fine but there was nothing exceptional about the food.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great place to people watch outdoor on the patio. Servers always very friendly and helpful. Food is consistently good and delicious.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Great service. Celebrating an anniversary and they had chilled champagne waiting and brought us desserts on the house. Food and atmosphere we really enjoyable

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

It was absolutely amazing! We threw a surprise baby shower for our friend and the staff and the valet were so helpful! The ambiance was perfect and our mommy to be was so surprised!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Although we would have preferred the outside seating, as it was a bit noisy inside, we had a lovely meal. The serving staff was attentive. Overall a good place to have good food within walking distance to the beach.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

We breakfast & lunch here often. We have never had a bad meal here. Always good.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Lunch during DineLA, prix-fixe, with great choices. The food was delicious, the presentation very nice, the service wonderful, great value. We ate on the patio, outside but in the shade, quiet. The "Kobe beef" burger with cheese, mushrooms, onions was great, and the fries were perfect, maybe the best I've ever had.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2017

The evening started ok, but the waiter disappeared for what seemed like 10-15 minutes after we were done eating. We would have ordered another drink or dessert but we were annoyed and went someplace else. The supporting wait staff was attentive but couldn't produce our waiter or provide a reason for his absence.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2017

The first couple of times I visited this place, the food was quite good. There were three of us this visit and we all had different dishes, but none was outstanding. The menu seems very limited ... not much of a choice ... The best part of the restaurant is the ambiance ... very well decorated. The waiter was very pleasant, funny and attentive! That was a plus ... but I think I will try some of the surrounding restaurants the next time I am in Manhattan Beach.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Those cucumber pear martini's are to die for!!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2017

We popped in to watch the Cavaliers game on the spur of the moment. We had great seats in the bar and the staff were very accommodating as we were traveling with a baby. The food was good and exactly what we were looking forward to!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Fun and delicious brunch menu, lovely outdoor patio seating and a friendly well trained staff. Really, I’ve been there several times for brunch and they aren’t all over you every second but are strangely there when you need them....it’s a pretty neat magic trick

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

Great, as always

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Sat outside for dinner. Lovely.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Overall, the experience was good. They left off a seat for our reservation but quickly added another so everyone could sit. There were a few larger parties the night of my reservation however, it still took close to an hour before we were even able to order food from our server. Thankfully, the food came out quickly once we placed our order and it was really good.

They also have a birthday deal where you are able to purchase a bottle of alcohol for the price of whatever age you are turning, no more than $39. For instance, you're turning 29, your bottle is only $29. Worked out great for our large party as one of those in attendance was also celebrating her birthday.

Would most likely go to again for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2017

The food is delicious. Chef Ashley's short ribs steamed buns are amazing!

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2017

We sat outside for easier conversation. It was a cool evening but the heaters worked great. Food was excellent and service good without being rushed. Will go back!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

We went for lunch and ordered the dineLA menu. Both of us ordered the truffle burger medium rare. While mine was cooked properly, my friends was overcooked. We didn't complain to our server but as she walked by she said she noticed that one of the burgers was well done and if we'd like to have another one made? We told her that it was fine, not a big deal but when she brought us the check she said she

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2016

It was obvious that they had no idea we had an Open Table reservation. Luckily they were able to seat us.

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Staff had great customer service. Would defintely go back.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2016

I choose this restaurant for my birthday celebration with my birthday club (wanted to try a new place). The staff was so nice, the food was great and the seating was nice too! I also appreciate the personal birthday card and dessert they presented to me. Just a lovely time had by all! I've already shared the experience and friends intend to visit!

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2016

Been for lunch a few times. Friendly service, good food, good portions

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2016

Very friendly staff all around. Thumbs up to valet parking and bar service. Very attentive and service oriented. I would definitely come back for more

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2016

Service was the standout at this restaurant. Servers were very friendly and it made for an all around pleasant brunch. Next time I'm in the area, I'll be back!

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2016

We went to zinc to celebrate my birthday as a group of eight. It was all of our first time eating there, despite being Manhattan Beach residents, and we were able to make a same day reservation that saved me tons of hassle. We sat outside at a large table and ordered shared plates and our own individual entrees. I enjoyed my salmon and the appetizer tacos were divine. I had a delicious margarita and a few glasses of wine, both were very enjoyable. They even accommodated to us bringing our own homemade cupcakes and putting candles on each to serve, but it seemed like they didn't get that request very often and were somewhat confused by it. Overall, I had a great time and would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2016

We went to Zinc for our 7th anniversary. Great food, no pressure to eat fast, great advice regarding drinks. What else to ask for ? :D

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2016

We found the food to be very good, the staff was very friendly and helpful, it was very pleasant dining on the outdoor patio on a warm summer night. They got us in and out quickly but we never felt rushed.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2016

We had a wonderful time at Zinc. I ordered a drink called Fire and Ice and it was very tasty and interesting. It had Jalapeno in it, a nice kick. Our waitress was terrific. She was informative, cheerful and wasn't pushing us out the door. She knew just the right time to come around and check and also left us alone to enjoy each other. The portions of food were generous as well. The snacks could be had as whole meals or definitely for sharing.

Great place, I would recommend it.

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1.0Dined on June 25, 2016

Canceled reservations on that morning. Called and no one answered so I left a message. I was taking a friend out for her 40th, but got a call earlier in the week sayin we would have to sit in lounge because they had two big parties, so my friend wanted to go somewhere else.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2016

Great location for brunch. Loved the eggs in a roll.

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2016

I have to say that I have been a patron and fan of Zinc@Shade for 10 or so years now. My fiance' and I went recently and it was a very disappointing night. I often go for weekend brunch, or maybe stop by for a drink, we're local, and often meet a group of friends and couples there. We made an 8pm reservation, when we arrived, the restaurant was fairly empty ... sadly, as much as we asked around, it took about 15 minutes to get seated, yet they acted so surprised we were even there. We had a very friendly waitress ... but here's where the less than perfect things happened. We placed our order, a bunch of apps, tuna/crispy rice, a pizza, chopped salad, and lamb chops. Our dinner was ruined when everything came at once! What we hoped to be a leisurely relaxing Saturday dinner, turned out to be a food bomb rush. Try enjoying lamb chops while they're hot, tuna while fresh, pizza while hot, and then taking on salad when your full of pizza ... it was pretty bad. As nice as our waitress was, she seemed to not really know how to handle the mistakes, the worst part, the manager came to check on us, and when we asked him, "what's wrong with things"? He said, "er, ah .... looks like everything came at once"?. He was nice and polite, but barely apologetic and he was pretty much, I need to get out of here and not deal with this uncomfortable. Not that he didn't care, but he didn't seem to care ... We smiled and said the food was delish, but impossible to eat four things at once coming in a hurry. He said, "he'd take off the salad off our bill"? He did end up taking off the salad, and a round of drinks, but honestly, it was such a bad experience, we barely ate anything ... most of it was tossed in the trash. We go to Zinc, Strand House, have stayed at Shade many times, they treated us like chopped liver. So much for local loyalty? They should have been much more apologetic and comped out meal. Food was ok, it's hard as a loyalist not to give a great review, but a bad night.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2016

We've been going to shade for brunch semi-regularly for the last year or so, and it's always good. Great service, a nice variety of food choices, and fun cocktails.

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2016

Very intimate and inviting place. Celebrated my bday with friends and family for brunch. Deliciously devine eats and our waitress Elise was delightful and engaging.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2016

Went to zinc@shade for breakfast with my daughter and we were a bit disappointed in our meals. I ordered the Shade Omelet. It was flat and dry. I think there was supposed to be cheddar cheese in there somewhere? There might have been a hint of cheese in the omelet but not much more. My daughter had the Egg in a Roll and she said it was rather bland. However, on the bright side our Bloody Mary's were very good and so was the service. I've been there before for dinner and another time to have drinks. Both of those occasions were better experiences than breakfast. Might have been an off-morning for the chef.

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3.0Dined on February 6, 2016

Shade has good food, a good location, and friendly personnel. Perhaps too friendly. Various personnel continually come by and talk during much of the meal. The high tops and chairs are good, but the "garden chairs " are uncomfortable, especially for anyone taller than 5'10". There are four restaurants in the plaza, and only Shade seems to be empty or barely occupied most of the time. Too bad. The bones are good, but something is missing.

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