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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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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Baleens is remodeling, but service is at the Portofino Hotel across the parking lot. We ate breakfast in a lovely room with a nice ocean view. The American breakfast was ample and delicious. The berry bowl was also generous. Quiet and relaxed.

Thank Phyllis R
Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a lovely building and right next door to the hotel, so I had high hopes. I was, however, disappointed with the menu and the meals that we ordered took a long time and were not hot. How can this be when the place was empty? All in all, quite disappointing.

Thank asdfgal
los angeles
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165 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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 5 January 2017

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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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 29 December 2016

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 27 December 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

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 

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
Exciting Baleen restaurant refresh with big reveal on 5/1/17! Enjoy the same great cuisine in our hotel lobby restaurant until then. BALEENkitchen, (relocated inside the hotel till May 1st) is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?