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Darren's Restaurant & Bar

1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
+1 310-802-1973
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Went with family to this relatively busy spot. We had hoped for a table but were informed that we needed to sit at the communal table with bar stool type seats. My sore knee and my cousin's recent intestinal surgery didn't appreciate this. In fact,...More

Thank aagourmet
Reviewed 6 November 2016

From start to finish totally excellent! All 10 guests enjoyed their experience. Salmon & Pork dinners were very good. Appetizer assortment was also great quality.

Thank rjkbear
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We have small children and don't get out for date night as much as we used to, but Darren's is our go-to place and we confirmed that again this weekend. Whenever we have family or friends in town, we take them there too. Nice atmosphere,...More

Thank Kkat006
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Been a few times...if you are on a date, get a table and definitely make reservations.this place is tiny and fills up quick. I only went with friends and 2 out of 3 times, we sat at the bar. Happy hour menu is amazing....great tuna...More

Thank Staci A
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I like this restaurant... It is nice for dates, business-talk and and and... The food has its own taste.. nothing is made by convient food... ervything is really self made...

Thank maxizent
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Really nice and casual right off the beach on the main drag. Friendly servers and very fresh. Lots to choose from with a great selection of small plates. Ambitious combos like salmon with peanut butter but those I was with really enjoyed it. The lobster...More

Thank RedShoesM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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