Darren’s Restaurant

Modern American

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Overview

Darren’s Restaurant, a nautical, chic spot in Manhattan Beach, serves Pacific Rim-inspired fare like sweet & spicy lobster chowder in coconut broth, wild boar sliders topped with Asian slaw or day-boat scallops atop fava bean puree. Drink offerings include craft beers, a succinct, seafood-friendly wine list and house cocktails like the Suzie Q (port, gin, lemon, ginger beer).

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Accolades

Zagat's Top 50 Restaurants in Los Angeles (2014)

Menu for Darren’s Restaurant

Main Menu

Finger Eatin' Breads and Snacks

  • Corn Muffins Pine Nuts, Sage, Ricotta, Truffle Butter
    $4.00
  • Emmental Cheese Rolls Fleur de Sel Tellicherry Black Pepper Whipped Butter
    $4.00
  • Roasted Nuts Smoked Sea Salt
    $8.00
  • House Fried Potato Chips Dried Seaweed & Roasted Sesame Seed
    $6.00
  • Truffle Fries White Truffle Oil, Grana Padano Cheese, Fluer de Sal, Roasted Garlic Aioli
    $11.00
  • Bruschetta Marinated Vine Ripe Tomato, Melted di Stefano Buratta Cheese, Balsamic Reduction
    $9.00

Salads & Wedges

  • Crispy Pear St. Andre Triple Cheese, Red Bartlett Pear, Sugar Plum Tomatoes, Candied Pecans, Raspberries, Balsamic Dressing
    $11.00
  • Wild Baby Arugula Suger Cube Melon, Prosciutto, Cool Mint dressing, Pommengranite gastrique
    $16.00
  • Baby Heirloom Tomato Panzanilla di Stefano Burrata Cheese, Avocado, Cucumber, Toasted Brioche Sticks, Purple Balsamic Dressing
    $14.00
  • Baby Iceberg Lettuce Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sweet Corn, Creamy Corn, Creamy Chipotle Dressing
    $12.00
  • Duo Beet Carpaccio Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese Brulee, Living Hydro Mache, Emulsified Pink Peppercorn Dressing
    $14.00
  • Caesar Romaine Heart, Spanish White Anchovy, Shaved Parmesan Cheese, Toasted Pine Nuts, Brioche Croutons
    $12.00

Small Plates

  • USDA Prime Hanger Steak Shiner Bock Cornichon Mustard
    $14.00
  • Spicy Black PEI Mussels Suger Plum Tomatoes, Spicy Shellfish Reduction, Rustic Millbrook Garlic Crostini
    $16.00
  • Hawaiian Seared Furikake Ahi Sesame Seaweed Salad, Sweet n' Spicy Corn, Cilantro Jalapeno Remoulade
    $21.00
  • Sweet & Spicy Lobster Chowder Lobster Knuckles, Duo Potatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sweet Corn, Sweet & Spicy Coconut Broth
    $18.00
  • Rock Shrimp Ravioli Goat Cheese & Pine Nut Ravioli, Rock Shrimps, Truffled Shiitake Mushroom Corn Cream Sauce
    $16.00
  • Kobe Burger Slider Melted Tomme de Savioe Cheese, Shiner Bock Beer Grain Mustard, Chipotle Onion Bacon Jam, Truffle Portabello Mushroom Duxelle Spread
    $14.00
  • Hamachi Tartar Japanese Yellowtail, Avocadoes, Ginger, Orange Zest, Jalapeno Pepper, Sweet Soy Sauce
    $18.00
  • Crab Cake Jumbo Lump Crab, Daikon Sprouts, Soy Dry Mustard Sauce, Sriracha, Sweet Soy Sauce
    $22.00
  • Jidori Chicken Kabobs Sweet Thai Chili Chicken, Pickled Cucumber, Sweet & Mild Lime Coconut Peanut Sauce
    $14.00
  • Butternut Squash Tortellini Green & Yellow Zucchini, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Grana Padano, Beurre Rouge, Sage
    $16.00

Above The Horizon

  • Braised Beef Short Ribs Creamy Point Reyes Blue Cheese Polenta, Horseradish Creme Fraiche, Hazelnuts
    $23.00
  • 14 Oz. Center Cut Bone-in Pork Chop Parsnip Puree, Honey Chipotle Glaze
    $28.00
  • 12 Oz. Boneless USDA Prime Ribeye "Cap" Broccoli, Green Peppercorn Sauce
    $36.00
  • Crispy Smoked Sonoma Duck Confit Green Bamboo-Green Tea Coconut Risotta, King Oyster Mushrooms, Sweet n' Mild Soy
    $21.00

Below The Horizon

  • Saffron Seafood Pasta Orzo tossed with Maine Lobster Knuckles, Scallops Fin Fishes, Black Mussels, Mexican White Shrimp, Lobster Cream Sauce
    $25.00
  • Shetland king Salmon Sweet Thai Chili & Peanut Crust, Asian Pickled Cucumber, Sweet Sake Butter Sauce
    $27.00
  • Alaskan Halibut Halibut infused with Bamboo Salt, Heirloom Tomato Fondue
    $31.00
  • Northwest Day Boat Scallops Fungi and Leeks Risotto, Porcini Oil
    $27.00
  • Big Eye Tuna Crusted with Black & White Sesame Seeds, Ginger infused Sauteed Pea Tendrils, Mint Coriander Raita
    $25.00

Farmer's Veggies and Starches

  • Chantenay Carrots Charred Supper Sweet Carrots, Hazelnuts, Sage
    $9.00
  • Broccoflower Scampi with Pork Belly Applewood Smoked Pork Belly, Garlic chips Toasted Pistachio, Hot Peppers, Lemon Mosto Oil, Parmesan
    $14.00
  • Portabella Mushrooms Green Califlower, Sugar Plum Tomato, Tomme De Savoie Fondue, Chive Oil
    $14.00
  • Broccolini Almandine Toasted Marcona Almonds, Garlic, Herbs
    $11.00
  • Macaroni & Cheese Gratin Breaded Gruyere, Captain Hook's Cheddar, Parmesan Cheeses
    $11.00
  • Sweet Butter Poached Nicola Dutch Potatoes Creme Fraiche, Hint of Smoked Paprika, Fried Rosemary
    $9.00
  • Lobster Mashed Potatoes Smashed Russet Potato, Lobster Knuckles Brandy Steeped Shallot, Mixed Herbs
    $18.00
  • Game's On Risotto Slowly Braised Buffalo Shoulder, Toasted Marcona Almonds, Parmesan Cheese, Cream
    $14.00
  • "Lollypop" Kale Roasted Chestnuts, Ginger, Garlic, Seasoned Soy
    $12.00

Sweets

  • Chocolate Dipped Fried Gelato Dutch De Leche Gelato deep fried in Corn Flakes & Nuts, Butterscotch Creme Chantilly
    $10.00
  • Triple Chocolate Brownie Chunky Peanut Butter Frosting, Sea Salt Caramel Gelato, Vanilla Bean Anglaise
    $10.00
  • Classic Creme Brulee Candied Ginger - White Chocolate Biscotti
    $10.00
  • Selection of Gelato & Sorbet Check with your server for our Chef's selected flavor of the evening
    $10.00

Happy Hour Menu

Happy Hour

  • Cron Muffin Pin Nuts, Sage, Ricotta, Truffle Butter
    $2.00
  • Emmental Cheese Rolls Fleur de Sel Tellicherry Blck Pepper Whipped Butter
    $2.00
  • Roasted Nuts Smoked Sea Salt
    $4.00
  • Truffle Fries White Truffle Oil, Grana Padaco Cheese, Fleur de Sel, Roasted Garlic Aioli
    $5.50
  • House Fried Potato Chips Dried Seaweed & Roasted Sesame Seed
    $3.00
  • Sweet & Spicy Lobster Chowder Lobster Knuckles, Duo Potatoes, Shiitake Mushroom, Corn Sweet & Spicy Coconuts Broth
    $9.00
  • Spicy Black PEI Mussels Spicy Shellfish Reduction, Toasted Millstone Crostini
    $8.00
  • Jidori Chicken Kabobs Sweet Thai Chili Chicken, Pickled Cucumber, Sweet & Mild Lime Coconut Peanut Sauce
    $7.00

Drink Menu

Wine By The Glass

Whites

  • Champagne, Laurent-Perrier, Brut 187ml NV
    $18.00
  • Chardonnay, Morgan "Metallic Un-oaked", Monterey, 2013
    $11.00
  • Chardonnay, Hartford Court, Russian River, 2012
    $15.00
  • Pinot Blanc, Domaines Schlumberger, Alsace, 2012
    $10.00
  • Pinot Gris, Archery Summit, Willamette Valley, 2012
    $12.00
  • Rose of Pinot Noir, Calara, Central Coast, 2012
    $13.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Laporte, Loire Valley, 2013
    $12.00

Reds

  • Bordeaux, Chateau Greysac, Medoc, France. 2009
    $17.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, James David, Paso Robles, 2007
    $13.00
  • Garnacha, La Atalaya, D.0.P, Almansa, Spain, 2011
    $11.00
  • Malbec, Antigat, "Uno" Mendoza., Argentina, 2010
    $15.00
  • Zinfandel, Seghesio, Sonoma County, 2012
    $14.00
  • Pinot Noir, Gothic "Nevermore', Willamette Valley, 2012
    $15.00
  • Pinot Noir, Roman's Lot Ill, Santa Barbara County, 2012
    $15.00

Beer

Featured Breweries on Draft

  • Ninkasi, Tricerahops Double IPA, Eugene, OR
    $11.00
  • Ommegang, "Rare Vos", Amber Ale, Coopers Town, NY
    $11.00
  • St. Feuillien Belgian Ale, Saison, Le Roeulx, Belgium
    $11.00
  • Strand Brewing Co, "24th St. Pale Ate", Torrance, CA
    $10.00
  • Trumer Pils, Berkley, CA
    $10.00
  • St Archer, White Ale, San Diego, CA
    $10.00

120z. Bottle

  • Ace Perry Hard Cider
    $7.00
  • Paulaner Thomas Brau (Non Alcoholic)
    $6.00
  • Old Speckled Hen English Fine Ale
    $9.00
  • Ninkasi Brewing Company Helles Lager "Lux"
    $8.00
  • Guinness Stout
    $8.00
  • Shiner Bock
    $7.00
  • Breckenridge, Vanilla Porter
    $8.00
  • Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
    $8.00

Large Bottle

  • The Bruery, Saison Rue 750ml
    $19.00
  • Affligem, Dubbel 750ml
    $24.00
  • La Trappe, Quadrupel Trappist Ale 750ml
    $28.00

On The Rock

  • Jess + 1 Jalapeno Infused Tequila. Raspberries, Fresh Sour, Ginger beer
    $14.00
  • The Beer Stoli Blue Berry, Fresh Lemon, Fresh Blue Berries, Basil Press
    $13.00
  • Bossa Nova Pomegranate Juice, Fresh Lima Agave, Jalapeno Infused Tequila
    $13.00
  • The Suzie "Q" Lemon, Ruby Port, Beefeater Gin, Bundaberg Ginnger Beer
    $13.00
  • Frisky Pear Cinnamon Infused Absolute Pear Vodka, St. Germain, Lemon, Bundaberg Ginger Beer
    $14.00

Shaken Not Stirred

  • The Gingerly Beefeater Gin, St. Germain, Lemon, Agave Simple Syrup, Fresh Sage, Red Grapes
    $14.00
  • Strawberry Kiss Stoli Strawberry Vodka, Fresh Lemon, Fresh Strawberry, Kiss of Sparkling Wine
    $14.00
  • Black Berry Basil Manhattan Maker's Mark Whisky, Fresh Black Berries, Fresh Basil
    $15.00
  • Italian Lemonade Skyy Vodka, Campari, Fresh Sour, Suger Rim
    $12.00
  • Nadia Pink Grapefruit, Fresh Lime, Cucumber, St. Germain Beefeater Gin. Float with Sparkling Wine
    $14.00
  • Bath Water American Harvest Vodka, St. Germain, Cucumbers, Fresh Basil, Lemon Juice
    $15.00

1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, United States

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Details
  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Intimate, Modern, Refined
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Groups, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (310) 802-1973
  • Private Dining Room: No