Published on March 1, 2016

5 Manhattan Beach Restaurants Angelenos Love

Looking to try a new restaurant near Manhattan Beach? Here's a list of Manhattan Beach restaurants Angelenos and critics love.

5 Manhattan Beach Restaurants Angelenos Love

1. Steak & WhiskyManhattan BeachDim lighting and rich wood accents create a refined yet relaxed ambiance at this intimate and modern steakhouse. Renowned Chef Tin Vuong serves up dry-aged meats in a variety of cuts, complemented by a long list of more than 80 whiskies and handcrafted cocktails. Located in Hermosa Beach, the restaurant is home to rustic leather booths, exposed beams and intricate tiling that complete the rustic vibe.

2. Dia De Campo

Dia De CampoAt Dia De Campo, Chef/Co-Owner Tin Vuong pays homage to the array of Mexican and Latino food he enjoyed while growing up in LA. With a particular emphasis on Mexican seafood, the menu at this bustling Hermosa Beach restaurant is also inspired by the fish houses, oyster bars and surf shacks along the coast of the Pacific. Guests can also enjoy tequila-based cocktails or dine at long communal tables in the semi-industrial space.

3. Abigaile

AbigaileAbigaile dishes out a creative, globally inspired and market-driven menu in Hermosa Beach. An on-premise brewery crafts intriguing Southern California microbrews. Housed in an abandoned Baptist church that served as a music venue for punk bands, the space retains some of the most defining details of its former use, such as soaring ceilings and graffitied walls.

4. Little Sister

Little SisterLittle Sister's menu showcases Chef Tin Vuong's take on one of the more interesting and rich collisions of food and culture that was borne out of the European colonization of Southeast Asia. Dishes blend, and balance the spices and flavors of Southeast Asia with French techniques and Dutch and British colonial influences.

5. Darren's Restaurant

DarrenDarren's is a Manhattan Beach destination from Chef/Owner Darren Weiss. The stylish and comfortable restaurant serves up California-New American cuisine composed of locally sourced ingredients, along with seasonal cocktails. High communal tables in the laidback dining room serve as a convenient way to share the restaurant's small plates and snacks, while a large outdoor patio provides additional seating.

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