Food & Drink

The Strand House

Jeff Miller Published On 08/10/2011 Published On 08/10/2011

This Manhattan Beach eatery's meant to give off the vibe of a choice beach house, with four floors of patio dining, and food from dudes who've cooked at Grace and Gjilena. Said vittles include pizzas (Manila clams w/ bacon, chive, parsley & chile; forest mushrooms w/ melted leek & garlic); charcuterie (pork shoulder, duck rilletes) and proteins including crispy air-dried duck w/ baby root vegetables & apricot gastrique, and charred corn-topped Day Boat scallops that, unlike Day-O scallops, don't make you want to go home.

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1. The Strand House 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (South Bay)

This Manhattan Beach eatery draws LA's affluent with four floors of patio dining boasting food from the people behind Grace and Gjilena. Veggie- and seafood-centric, thin-crust pizzas, charcuterie plates, and protein-heavy entrees like spiced New Zealand lamb rack and prime beef filet make ideal partners for fire-roasted baby root vegetables, a glass of Napa Valley wine, and the stunning view of the beach sprawling down below.