First Look at Neal Fraser and Travis Lorton’s Menu at The Strand House

The Strand House, opening mid-August
The Strand House, opening mid-August Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Ever since we caught wind of plans for The Strand House in Manhattan Beach, we’ve been scratching our heads as to what the heck Neal Fraser and Travis Lorton are doing down there. Now the picture is pretty much complete, as we have the opening menu for you to suss out before the place opens in mid-August. It sounds like the expected Fraser stunner, filled with both imagination and farm and ranch bounty. Pork shoulder pate, roots from Wesier Farms, braised rabbit gnocchi, air-dried duck, almond grilled hanger steak, lomo curado, pizza with Manila clams, and duck fat fries leap out at us from a first glance, all sounding pretty intriguing and possibly marking another step up for South Bay restaurants. Take a first look at The Strand House’s opening menu, below.

The Strand House
117 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach. 310-545-7470



Strand House salad spicy salami, arugula, radicchio, fingerling potatoes, haricot vert, radish, sun gold tomatoes, poached egg, cotija, asparagus, red onion, yogurt dressing

Anson Mills faro salad arugula, shaved Grana Padano, preserved lemon vinaigrette

grilled peach salad Purple Haze goat cheese, baby greens, Benton’s country ham, Pedro Ximenez vinegar

Munak Ranch heirloom tomato salad greens, balsamic onions, Burrata, avocado


slow cooked duck egg sautéed greens, forest mushrooms, shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano
hamachi crudo Garcia Farms avocado, tomato seed vinaigrette, red alaea salt, chives

braised rabbit gnocchi rabbit ragout, grilled green onion, pine nuts

seared ‘day boat’ scallop charred corn, corn veloute

Snake River Farms pork belly white bean puree, grilled frisée, sauce gribiche

steamed PEI mussels tomatillo, chile, Corona, grilled bread

sweet corn soup Dungeness crab, roasted corn, crème fraîche, paprika

hand torn pasta rags lamb sausage, roasted fennel, tomato, white wine, pine nuts


paté campagne pork shoulder, garlic, served with frisée, mustard vinaigrette

jäggerwurst pork shoulder, coriander, mustard, garlic served with sauerkraut

duck rillettes garlic, thyme served with grilled bread, Pedro Ximenez sherry reduction

lomo curado garlic, smoked paprika, served with slow cooked quince, vinaigrette

rabbit terrine leeks, pistachios, currents, served with pickled baby vegetables and shallots

margherita pomodoro sauce, buffala mozzarella, basil

house-made pork sausage rapini, grilled green onion, oregano

forest mushroom melted leeks, garlic, Fontina cheese, chervil

Manila clams creamywhite wine sauce, bacon, chile, parsley, chive

house-made chicken sausage asparagus, Midnight Moon goat cheese, fennel

grilled raddichio guanciale, asparagus, asiago, aged balsamic

prosciutto roasted red pepper-tomato sauce, arugula, oregano

zucchini squash blossoms, garlic, smoked mozzarella, parsley


crispy air-dried duck baby root vegetables, apricot gastrique

grilled Wild King salmon roasted shiitake, ginger vinaigrette, sesame seeds

Salmon Creek Farm’s porterhouse pork chop heirloom tomato, red onion, warm crouton

almond grilled hanger steak grilled onions, watercress gremolata

certified angus ribeye green peppercorn sauce, herbs

crispy black sea bass fire-roasted corn, cucumber, herbs

almond roasted lamb shoulder garlic, mustard, tarragon

grilled prime filet herbed truffle sauce

crispy Tai snapper roasted fingerling potatoes, mustard aioli

hand-cut Weiser Farms frites garlic aioli, roasted tomato ketchup

stuffed Anaheim chiles goat cheese, garlic, tomatillo salsa

cauliflower gratin Jarlsberg, breadcrumbs, parsley

Weiser Farm’s parsnips + carrots toasted almonds, lemon, parsley

duck fat fingerling potatoes Grana Padano, Maldon sea salt, parsley

roasted brussels sprouts brown butter, maple, caraway seed

potato gratin caramelized onions, bacon, Gruyére

roasted cippolini onions aged balsamic, basil, sea salt

First Look at Neal Fraser and Travis Lorton’s Menu at The Strand House