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“The Shade Hotel Food”
Review of zinc@shade

zinc@shade
Ranked #41 of 194 Restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Price range: US$10 - US$18
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Valley Dr.
Reviewed 3 November 2013

The food at The Shade hotel is excellent. That added on to the atmosphere of this boutique hotel make it a five star location for lunch or dinner. All of the serving sized are generous and the staff is extremely friendly. Lots of specialty drinks to go with the perfect meal.

1  Thank Elizabeth H
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We eat breakfast at Zinc almost every weekend. Organic, farm fresh food. The eggs are bright orange for some reason and I'm told it's because they are some special organic version. Whatever it is, they are good! Great deal for eggs, canadian bacon, berries and toast. The Belgian waffle is cooked to perfection. Service is inconsistent so beware it may be slow if you are sitting out on the patio. The truffle kobe beef burger on the brunch menu is perfect.

1  Thank Lori F
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Locals and hotel guests gather at Zinc throughout the day for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner.
Breakfast is complimentary for Shade hotel guests which adds to the value of the room rate.
Tables are outside on the hotel porch with a group of high tables and chairs inside.

The tapas style food and service is fantastic at Zinc with daily soup specials - the tomato soup is a meal to itself. The Caprese and the Greek salad with calamari are two creative salads worth ordering as is the ceviche tower. The mahi tacos are to die for and initially prevented me from exploring other dishes each time I visited.

While they offer the menu for dinner, in my opinion Zinc is the best destination for lunch as there are many restaurant options for dinner that offer indoor seating.

Zinc is known for a great wine list at moderate prices. Shade holds monthly wine tasting events that feature a vineyard and representatives from either distributor or winery staff. Wine with creative passed food at a price of $30-$40 is a deal you should not let pass by.

Zinc=great food+great service+great wine=try it now!!!

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2  Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

A very cool bar...in the upscale Manhattan Beach neighbourhood. The staff are great, and give you lots of attention. It's a beautiful hotel and even if you're not staying there defo check out the zinc bar. It's about a 5min walk from the beach.

1  Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

we discovered the zinc lounge during our first stay at shade hotel a few years ago. my initial fear was that this would be another captive hotel bar-food experience - nothing could be further from the truth! they have a proper chef that designs the menus and operates the food service like you would expect from a top restaurant. the menu is creative, varies with the seasons and always has something to satisfy a craving. the ingredients are fresh and preparation is excellent.
the sashimi salad is to die for!

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1  Thank c j
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