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The Strand House

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117 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5431 (Ocean Drive)
+1 310-545-7470
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon 16:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was featured on The Travel Channel so I was eager to add it to my Must Do list when my trip to California arrived. From the appetizer, to the entrees and the great service, this was a sublime experience. Would absolutely eat here again.

Thank Jazzgal67
Torrance, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, what’s all the excitement about!!? Is it because THE STRAND HOUSE is the BEST restaurant in the South Bay? YES! IT IS! And here’s why: 1. THE FOOD. Incredibly good!! Flavorful. Cooked to perfection. Always reliable. Never mediocre. Always, in every possible way, superb and absolutely delicious. There are wonderful, wonderful, wonderful chefs at work here! 2. THE STAFF.... More 

1 Thank RustyStar333
Cleveland, Ohio
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166 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two of us here for early Thursday dinner. Fantastic staff! Appetizers of charcuterie, octopus, and asparagus pasta were delicious. The Norwegian Cod was in a very, very delicious sauce. The manager spent some time with us at the end of the meal getting our thoughts. With the view onto Manhattan Beach, consider timing dinner with sunset. Also, I forgot my... More 

Thank Paul-A-C-62
Galveston Island, Texas
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wandered in looking for an adult beverage and a snack and wasn't disappointed. I had a Strand Bloody Mary which included BACON, a Pickled Brussel Sprout, and of course olives. Wife had a New Amsterdam (Vodka Tonic with a splash of cranberry). Shared a Smoked Salmon Platter for brunch and must say it was as good as I've ever had.... More 

Thank jmac1013
San Mateo, California
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an excellent meal that the Strand House while on a short LA trip. Have been coming to the same location for nearly 30 years. I guess the Strand House has been the current incarnation at this location for the past 5 or so. Many good memories here. I must say that the Strand House delivers on both the food... More 

Thank rtwsfo
Verona, New Jersey
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296 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate there for dinner on a Wednesday night and the place was packed - it was hopping! We had a few drinks at the well-stocked bar, then had a really nice dinner upstairs on the balcony. Although fairly pricey, it was comparable to other high-end restaurants in the area and the food was really good. Reservations strongly recommended.

Thank BenVerona
Bayville, New Jersey
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567 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

One of the nicest brunch spots in the area. Great ambiance and great food. Loved the eggs with corned beef hash . Eggs benedict home made Canadian bacon and hollandaise really good too. Good decaf lattes and nice food portions. Excellent service. A go back. Bloody Mary's with bacon, yummm. Nice ambiance and view.

Thank dinerdon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Went with my wife on Sunday, although there was plenty of alternative seating we were given a corner table on the terrace wedged between the wall and the access door with a speaker blaring somewhat load music directly at us (we were alone) on the terrace. After some unnecessary discussion/delay we where reseated. The staff was friendly and the food... More 

Thank Joachim K
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful spot for a relaxing dinner while the sun sets. Had the branzino - excellent. The donuts for dessert seemed like an excellent choice. Would recommend it.

Thank Natesh
Stephens City, Virginia
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The views from the dining area are fabulous with floor to ceiling windows. First floor bar had great seating and open windows to enjoy the beach views and sounds. They also had several private rooms that would be great for small parties. We shared several dishes & a pizza. The scallops were fantastic!

Thank Connie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$55
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5431
    (Ocean Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-545-7470
Down at the beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean,The Strand House rises elegantly and iconically above the breakers. Like in an oceanfront home, friends become family and strangers become friends.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?