We’ve enjoyed Neal Fraser’s vigorous, locals-only menus over dinner at The Strand House, but find ourselves distracted by the hot-spot’s wild game park of pouncing cougars threatening to swallow us whole, by leers if not something more sinister. These nocturnal disturbances should be somewhat ameliorated now that the Manhattan Beach restaurant has started lunch service, offering a selection of new dishes, with some overlap of Strand House standards, from 11:00 to 3:00 P.M. Tuesdays through Fridays. What’s on the menu?
Executive chef Greg Hozinsky (who replaced chef Travis Lorton in March) is building on Fraser’s menu with new sandwiches, like one with tempura soft shell crab aside green papaya salad, salads including a Vietnamese chicken with crispy noodles, and soups, such as a sunchoke chowder with smoky bacon and corn.
There’s also charcuterie and cheese, naturally, as well as a decent embrace of seafood in dishes like spicy rock shrimp, moules frites, and a sandwich of Lake Superior white fish with spicy aioli, which can all be enjoyed on the patio or in the safe embrace of the inside dining room. Check out The Strand House’s full lunch menu below.
hamachi crudo 18.
avocado, tomato seed vinaigrette, red alaea sea salt
fava beans with burrata 14.
arugula pesto, country bread, buratta cheese, lonza, lemon, olive oil
soup and salads
sunchoke clam chowder 9.
smoky bacon, roasted corn
baby artichoke salad 14.
radicchio, arugula, parmesan vinaigrette
Vietnamese chicken salad 19.
crispy noodles, cabbage, spicy garlic vinaigrette
Bluefin tuna 20.
yuzu kosho, avocado, pickled mushrooms, ginger sesame vinaigrette
grilled steak salad 22.
farro, roasted beets, arugula, parmesan
charcuterie + cheese
served with wood fired rustic country white bread, fruit & nut bread, baby greens, pickled vegetables, quince mostarda
7. ea / 3 for 19. / 6 for 35. / chef’s board 20.
charcuterie- house-cured meats
La Quercia, dry cured pork loin
San Daniele prosciutto
cured pork, 18 months
bacon wrapped duck terrine
duck, tart cherries, pistachios, black truffle
pork & beef, chile, black pepper
semi firm sheepsmilk, smooth, California, USA
smoked, nutty, Wisconsin, USA
soft ripened goat, California, USA
marc washed rind, creamy, Burgundy, France
choice of frites or mixed greens
bbq chicken 15.
house-made tangy bbq sauce, charred sweet onion, coleslaw
grilled fish sandwich 16.
lake superior white fish, spicy aioli, coleslaw
prime dry aged burger 17.
gruyere, tomato, lettuce, house-made pickle aioli, pretzel roll
short rib sandwich 17.
horseradish mayo, arugula, crispy shallots
tempura soft shell crab 16.
spicy aioli, green papaya salad
wood fired pizzas
pomodoro sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil
house-made chicken sausage 14.
asparagus, aged goat cheese, fennel
house-made pepperoni, pomodoro sauce, mozzarella
fresh mozzarella, black truffle cheese, fried sage
spicy rock shrimp 17.
pecorino, basil, calabrian sauce
English pea tagliatelle 14.
mint, pea tendrils, parmesan
hand torn pasta rags 15.
lamb sausage, roasted fennel, tomato, pine nuts
moules frites 16.
carlesbad mussles, tarragon, fennel, tomato, grain mustard, white wine
grilled wild king salmon 24.
frisee, creamy herb dressing, hericot vert, Nueske’s bacon, asparagus, shallot confit
roasted chicken breast 24.
parsnip puree, roasted wild mushrooms, sherry shallot sauce
sides 8. ea
house blanched russet potatoes in tallow
garlic aioli, roasted tomato ketchup
roasted Brussels sprouts
black garlic aioli
Kenter Canyon Farms spinach
sautéed with garlic and lemon
small indulgences 5.ea
black & white bread pudding
white and dark chocolate, vanilla creme anglaise, chantilly creme
smoked sea salt caramel, vanilla bean ice cream,
maraschino cherry cream, candied marcona almonds
chocolate cake, espresso ice cream, praline anglaise, toasted pecans, cocoa nibs
ice cream & sorbet
three scoops, seasonal selections
The Strand House bloody mary
Kettle One vodka, L&L;’s Bloody Secret, house-cured bacon strip
Sunrise over Manhattan Beach
prosecco, fresh tangerine juice, blood orange cordial
rosé champagne, TyKu soju, elderflower liqueur, fresh grapefruit
The Strand House margarita
scratch margarita made with Sauza Hornitos tequila, agave, citrus sea salt rim
mojita de fresita
Bacardi rum, Fresita, lime, simple syrup, fresh strawberries
No. 3. gin, house made fallernum, Luxardo apricot liquor, fresh lemon, egg white and vanilla bean