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Darren's Restaurant & Bar

1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
+1 310-802-1973
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood pasta” (8 reviews)
“truffle fries” (5 reviews)
“scallops” (5 reviews)
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options
1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were just roaming around Manhattan Beach near LAX on a flight stop-over when we eyed Darren‘s Restaurant and got such a nice invitation of the owner that we could not resist to enter! We got a great table at the window. As we were...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard great things & made a reservation for a Saturday night....oddly the place was not packed which was weird for Manhattan Beach. Service not very good....after being seated it took a long while for someone to great us & offer us drinks....then another...More

Thank jacki0w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the restaurant for a friends birthday. Tried quite a few dishes and all were excellent. Great place to gather with friends and the staff here is awesome. It's nice to see that the area is getting better quality of restaurants. Another gem in the...More

Thank K-show42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were invited by friends who live in Manhattan Beach to have dinner at Darren's. The service was excellent. We ordered the mac and cheese and brussel sprouts for the table, absolutely delicious. I ordered the short ribs which were not spectacular. I would certainly...More

Thank ServiceMatters86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came to Darrens with another couple last weekend. Surprisingly I have never been here and I live about 4 miles from the location. Upon entering Darren's, the vibe was a buzzin and the crowd was looking like everyone was having a great time. We were...More

Thank Matt E
Reviewed 28 December 2017

This restaurant is a great spot for friends, co-workers & lovers. It's got a low key feel, almost casual, but trendy too. I had the kale salad & Saffron Seafood pasta. Delicious! The salad was refreshing and not too large, and the pasta was packed...More

Thank juliebElSegundo
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We were on the west coast for a long weekend. After attending the Rams/Eagles game (Eagles won!), we ventured to Manhattan Beach to celebrate our 23rd anniversary. Unbeknownst to us it was the evening of the holiday fireworks celebration so we had to walk about...More

Thank JimJM63
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Sharing plates are the only way to handle this vast fabulous menu. From origami to truffle infused French fries, scallops, salads, succulent meats. Can’t go wrong. Intimate with dedicated staff. A great dining experience

Thank jacqueline285
Reviewed 18 November 2017

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 25 October 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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