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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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Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

A wonderful dining experience in a breathtaking location. Dinner was excellent -- fresh fish, fresh vegetables, amazing preparations. Great wine list, too.

Thank acdhuber
Manhattan Beach, California
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great view and would return for drinks and appetizers but the food was average and way overpriced for the quality. Would not return for dinner

Thank Robin K
Bogota, Colombia
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180 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A very good experience in every way from the bloody marys with bacon, yes bacon, a great twist, to the appetizers all handled by a friendly, engaging service staff.

Thank Marti_R_Cortez
Manhattan Beach, California
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went to the opening a few years ago and liked it. The food is excellent but a little on the pricey side and the place is the best for unobstructed views of the many spectacular sunsets. Weekends are very crowded with young and loud people. I rather go during the week, when less crowded and more peaceful. For those who... More 

Thank Rosemary G
Manhattan Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Everything is good here! The appetizers and deserts are my favorite! I love the tagliatelle & hamachi crudo. Make reservations so you get a good table!

Thank trinasolomon
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stopped in for a drink before going to dinner. The bar has a beautiful view of the pier and ocean. One of the few places in Manhattan that do. Service was so, so. Pricey, but what do you expect.

Thank azzdave
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Held a private customer appreciation dinner event here this past week for 14 people. We were in the downstairs wine cellar which, while not having ocean views, is quite gorgeous with a modern yet warm feeling with a beautiful wood dining table. The meal was delicious (folks particularly enjoyed the steaks, chops and fish) with options that appealed to everyone.... More 

Thank Emily J
New York
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89 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Highly recommended. A good menu that has something for everyone. Pizza was excellent, perhaps the best I've had outside the New York area. Hamachi crudo was excellent. So was the sea bass.

Thank GuavaMike
Manhattan Beach, California
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

If the objective is a restaurant with the nicest view in Manhattan Beach, then this is the place. It is a also a very nice place to grab a pre-dinner drink with friends. On the other hand, the food is decidedly average when compared to other restaurants within a couple of blocks. If you come for dinner, you will remember... More 

Thank GlobalTrekFamily
Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after driving up the coast from Dana Point. Cool location with great view of the pier. Atmosphere was fine but the menu was over thought. They added bizarre flavors to items that didn't require them making them less tasty. I had a wood fired pepperoni pizza and they distorted the taste. My wife ordered a heirloom... More 

Thank Paul 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?