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Baleen Kitchen

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260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-2033 (N. Harbor Drive)
+1 310-372-1202
06:30 - 01:00
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los angeles
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have had breakfast here twice, lunch once, and happy hour. Both times breakfast was very good. I am picky about my poached eggs and they got it spot on both times. Lunch was a mixed affair as my wife's salad was flooded in dressing and we had to send it back, and my burger was medium not medium well (although... More 

Thank 1fastcat
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95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dined here a few years ago when at the hotel across the street and remember it as good. It is still good but uneven. We had dinner here and had the place basically to ourselves. Drinks were good. A truffle fries appetizer was fine. My wife had the Brick Chicken and it was flavorful. I asked the server if... More 

Thank Scott H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here on Christmas day with the set menu and wine pairing for each course. At $88 per head it was not cheap. When we got to the 3rd course my husband had beef so he had red wine both my daughter and I had fish so we were given white. I tasted the wine and immediately thought it... More 

Thank GlasgowTM
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I came here to eat lunch before continuing on to Santa Monica. It was a great little hideaway, you need to go back to the hotel to find it. The food was very good. The truffle fries were AMAZING! AMAZING! We just ordered the tapas, but really enjoyed all of the ones we tried, the edamame, the... More 

Thank Jacqueline H
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed brunch at Baleen Kitchen on Christmas Eve. Fresh salmon, excellent Eggs Benedict. Service is very s-l-o-w so be prepared to wait for even a glass of water.

Thank BetsyLAtlanta
St. George, Utah
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is good. Arrogance of staff is incredible. If you have a long time to wait, don't mind being treated like you're bothering them, then go ahead and eat. Otherwise, there are many other choices for beachside dining that are a better overall value.

Thank Griffensmom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband went a couples times to pick up food while we stayed at The Portofino Hotel. They have Great Steak w/Chimichurri Sauce & Very Good Mahi Mahi Tacos.

Thank Leslie B
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate here a few times both for breakfast and dinner while visiting the Portofino Hotel for a conference. Breakfast was good... all the expected options... and delivered in a timely manner. Dinners were average at best; items as they were written on the menu were not what was delivered to us. The more disappointing part was the staff were... More 

Thank SydneyMargs
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A portion of my family stayed at the Portofino (across the parking lot from Baleen) while in town for a family event. Dinner was atrocious; a long wait, very little checking back and food that was next to inedible. The Caesar Salad had no dressing and three croutons. Neither the steak nor the chicken could be cut with a knife.... More 

Thank reaneyweather
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Saturday morning; very relaxed atmosphere. Excellent granola; love the coffee!! Service was attentive.

Thank Stefan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Bar, American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-2033
    (N. Harbor Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redondo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-372-1202
Offering marina views with both indoor and outdoor dining, BALEENkitchen is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner while featuring our Bottomless Mimosas and 'Make Your Own' Bloody Mary Bar Weekend Brunch. From Huevos Redondos at breakfast, Smoked Salmon, Cornmeal Pancakes and Orecchiette at brunch, local's lunch time favorite Lobster 'Mac & Cheese,' to our top selling Miso Sea Bass, Braised Beef Short Ribs and Seafood Spaghetti at dinner, hand crafted cocktails, a local craft beer selection and a culinary adventure awaits you at BALEENkitchen. Offering daily Happy Hour specials and live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, there's always something happening at BALEENkitchen!

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