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Darren's Restaurant & Bar

1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
+1 310-802-1973
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood pasta” (8 reviews)
“truffle fries” (5 reviews)
“scallops” (5 reviews)
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1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Darren’s food and wine is always top shelf. A foodie’s Restaurant! Great food, great people, great service. Classic greatness for years. One of Manhattan Beach’s finest.

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 5 days ago

A talented chef, a comfortable room, a great bar (and bartender), professional and warm service, and a varied, tasty menu...Darren's delivers on all facets of a dining experience. I've been to Darren's before and always came away satisfied but last night's experience really was perfect....More

Thank ann m
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I don’t know where to begin but I came here on a Sunday night with friends and we we’re visiting from out of town. I have been to Darren’s a few times before both for a few personal visits and brought clients. I have never...More

Thank TikiTravels
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We were just roaming around Manhattan Beach near LAX on a flight stop-over when we eyed Darren‘s Restaurant and got such a nice invitation of the owner that we could not resist to enter! We got a great table at the window. As we were...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We had heard great things & made a reservation for a Saturday night....oddly the place was not packed which was weird for Manhattan Beach. Service not very good....after being seated it took a long while for someone to great us & offer us drinks....then another...More

Thank jacki0w
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Visited the restaurant for a friends birthday. Tried quite a few dishes and all were excellent. Great place to gather with friends and the staff here is awesome. It's nice to see that the area is getting better quality of restaurants. Another gem in the...More

Thank K-show42
Reviewed 27 January 2018

We were invited by friends who live in Manhattan Beach to have dinner at Darren's. The service was excellent. We ordered the mac and cheese and brussel sprouts for the table, absolutely delicious. I ordered the short ribs which were not spectacular. I would certainly...More

Thank ServiceMatters86
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Came to Darrens with another couple last weekend. Surprisingly I have never been here and I live about 4 miles from the location. Upon entering Darren's, the vibe was a buzzin and the crowd was looking like everyone was having a great time. We were...More

Thank Matt E
Reviewed 28 December 2017

This restaurant is a great spot for friends, co-workers & lovers. It's got a low key feel, almost casual, but trendy too. I had the kale salad & Saffron Seafood pasta. Delicious! The salad was refreshing and not too large, and the pasta was packed...More

Thank juliebElSegundo
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We were on the west coast for a long weekend. After attending the Rams/Eagles game (Eagles won!), we ventured to Manhattan Beach to celebrate our 23rd anniversary. Unbeknownst to us it was the evening of the holiday fireworks celebration so we had to walk about...More

Thank JimJM63
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
    (Manhattan Beach Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-802-1973
  • E-mail
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