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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 good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
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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
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Last night as we were about half way through our meal the hostess seated a couple with a big, furry dog next to us. Disgusting. The critter laid down in the middle of the floor. The waiter had to ask the couple to move it...More

Thank Mblaca
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

So glad we strolled in to Darren's for dinner on a Monday night in downtown Manhattan Beach. It was somewhat quiet and we were seated right away at a high table in the bar area. What a sensational Happy Hour menu! Wow! We tried a...More

Thank Sally M
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Contemporary American dining. Good food, great service, good wine. I will definitely return. Next time it'll be with my colleagues.

Thank D B
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Wow - I live an hour away, but this restaurant will be among my top 5 in LA and I will come here again many times soon. I was so impressed that I checked other tables - and it all looked and smelled .... I...More

Thank GuidoKarp
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I know I just reviewed this place, but we decided to go back again a second time and it was even better. This time we tried the whitefish basket. I am not a real big fish lover, but I had whitefish once in Wisconsin and...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I had always wanted to come here. The food is very creative and the appetizers our group shared were terrific. I had the beef short ribs, very good but a bit rich. The wait staff was attentive and accommodating when the drink I ordered was...More

Thank Momto2_12
Reviewed 20 May 2016

The menu is varied and original enough to have something unexpected and delightful for everyone, especially if getting a bunch of small plates. Doing that turned out be a lot more expensive than I had expected, but it was a nice night out. Staff was...More

1  Thank DLMS_3
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Walk in and you are hit by the fantastic atmosphere. It's definitely a restaurant, but the mixed seating including a high-top communal table where I sat, really helps to give it a buzzy bar feel, with no hint of pretension. The menu was very inviting...More

Thank Rah_Rah_HockeySticks
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a unique and crafted menu that will surely offer you a great experience if you are really into great food. The group I was with had about 6 courses. Everything multiple appetizers to salads to main courses! Try the hamachi appetizer, pork...More

Thank TikiTravels
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
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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