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The Strand House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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117 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5431 (Ocean Drive)
+1 310-545-7470
11:30 - 02:00
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All hours
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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West Hollywood, California
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Strand House, do something about your hostesses!! I love this place and I have been many times for lunch. I've always had a pleasant experience dinning here. The wait staff is alway attentive and polite. Your hostesses however are not. They are rude and make no effort to accommodate your guest. They described your patio as a "sun drenched hot... More 

Thank monica b
Napa, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Great location right near the Manhattan Beach Pier. Outdoor terrace area for dining. Mid-afternoon menu is scant. A few pizza options and salads. Food quality was excellent though. Service dogs are allowed on patio. Good wine selection.

Thank Jo-Anne J
Yorba Linda, California
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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

The main entrees here are excellent our group had the salmon, the chicken and the short rib; all of them were very, very good. For groups over 15 ppl they give you a set menu which includes most everything anyway with appetizers, entree and dessert. Salads were fulfilling, entree's were excellent, the dessert's lacked the promise of the preceding meal.... More 

Thank Keith N
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a must visit anytime I'm in LA. Parking's a bit of a bear, but once you're parked this is a fun upscale beachfront shopping area to spend an evening in. Strand House sunset views are incredible - I'm not sure there's a bad seat in the house. Food is equally incredible. Pictured below is their clam pasta... More 

Thank Girlonthemove12
Minneapolis, MN
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

My parents traveled to the area to celebrate my Mom's 60th birthday. They ended up eating here. I called the restaurant as my parents were sitting down to eat and asked if I could order them dessert and pay their bill. The staff was so helpful and professional. They even offered my parents the dessert and a round of drinks... More 

Thank MNTraveler94
Miami, Florida
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329 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

This place has a nice view of the water and you can't go wrong with that. The food and the atmosphere is really good.

Thank cprieto73
Plymouth, Minnesota
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

The location, view, ambiance, drinks and food are all great! Only thing that gets in the way is ensuring you get a table. Even if you can't get in for dinner, stop by for a drink. Worth checking out. Good spot for locals and visitors.

Thank esmermail
McLean VA
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235 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Over a five-day trip to LA we ate at many restaurants but none compared to The Stand House. It's an unexpectedly large place, with a view over the water, but the food is quite good, especially the fish. Excellent cocktails and wine. The noise level is about average for a place of this size; it was not objectionable.

Thank geldolphMcLeanVA
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

If you're looking for an upscale place in Manhattan Beach with a view of the water, you can't go wrong here. We had a party of 7 on a Thursday evening and we had a great time while we watched the sun go down.

Thank Tom X
Torrance, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Such a BEAUTIFUL, HAPPY and WELL-MANAGED restaurant! We had a PERFECT dining experience. This was our first time at THE STRAND HOUSE and we were there to celebrate our young-adult daughter's birthday. I had reserved a table about a week ahead, told them it was for a special occasion and wanted a good table. They did their jobs very well... More 

Thank RustyStar333

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups, 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
"This place is only a month old but very hip- excellent food. Sits right on the hill overlooking the pier at Manhattan Beach".

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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?