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Darren's Restaurant & Bar

1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
+1 310-802-1973
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
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1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

One of my favorite restaurants in MB. The innovative American cuisine menu, super wine list and excellent service. Casual and popular, but still able to hold a conversation.

Thank Suzmarch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my most favourite restaurants in the Manhattan beach area. The menu is innovative with both fish and meats to satisfy anybody. The wine list and advice on the wine is first class and it maintains a casual and friendly ambience.

Thank PJRHolbrook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great waite staff, great food and awesome wine list. Our friends has been the night before and couldn't wait to take us to Darren's on a Friday night. Darren's was able to seat us with no wait on a very busy evening. Our server is...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 13 September 2017

What's not to like... excellent service, good wine selection, and an eclectic menu. I especially like their small plates. Sometimes the noise from the bar is a bit distracting, especially when there is a ballgame but then again part of what we like is the...More

Thank AwayWeGo2016789
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed an excellent meal at Darren's. The menu and atmosphere are upper scale, and the food delivers at the price point. Everyone loved their food and commented that we wanted to come back and try what another had ordered.

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been here 10 years. Went after sunset on a random weeknight but wow Not busy and it took forever to get halibut. I think 1 waitress for while place? Super annoying long. We almost fell asleep. Bruschetta good, caprese not as good..halibut...More

Thank drmader
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I have been frequenting Darren's for a number of years and the food continues to be amazing. This time dinner had an added feature. The in house sommelier was fantastic helping us pair each course with just the right wine. In addition, her knowledge was...More

Thank JRCAL67
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is a great couples and friends hangout restaurant near the beach. One of my all time favorites over many years. The food is always top notch and the wine by the glass is always great. The restaurant is beautiful and they always try to...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This is anyone's first "must visit" restaurant in Manhattan Beach, CA! Darren is a phenomenal entrepreneur, and his creative innovations are worth the flight, from anywhere in the world. The Leadership and food variety / quality / uniqueness is beyond words! The environment was contemporarily...More

Thank ostate94
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We love Darren's. It is consistently one of our favorite spots in Manhattan Beach. The menu has small and large plates, all exceptional. Chef Darren makes the most incredible risotto, which paired with a glass of wine is the perfect meal for a winter night!

Thank zgkg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
    (Manhattan Beach Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-802-1973
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