Category: Dine Time – Redondo

Dominique’s Kitchen

522 South Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
424-247-9054
http://dominiqueskitchen.com/
Cuisine: French
Jackie Says: Imagine being treated to a delicious, satisfying meal in an incredibly comfortable home surrounded by great friends. That’s exactly what it feels like when you sit down to eat at Dominique’s. The staff is welcoming and friendly, the dining room and patio are cozy and well-appointed and the menu reads like a wish list of favorite meals. The portions are generous enough to assume there will be left-overs but the food is so light and delectable, you’ll clean each plate. The prices are remarkable for such a high quality dining experience.

Ortega 120

1814 South Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310-792-4120
http://www.ortega120.com/
Cuisine: Modern Mexican
Jackie says: A classic cantina with a comfortable outdoor patio. Huge tequila selection and the place to go for margaritas! Not the same old Mexican dishes – don’t get me wrong, I love traditional Mexican food but they put an appetizing twist on just about everything and it works!

Hudson House

514 North Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310-798-9183
http://www.hudsonhousebar.com/
Cuisine: New American Gastropub
Jackie Says: This space has a great vibe – it’s a cross between a speakeasy (dark and intimate) and Irish Pub (comfortable and friendly). The eclectic menu changes regularly and has a little something for everyone. The prices are very reasonable and they have a nice selections of wine, beer and cocktails. They now offer a Jazz Brunch every Sunday!

Cheesecake Factory

605 North Harbor Drive
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 376-0466
http://locations.thecheesecakefactory.com/ca/redondo-beach-3.html
Cuisine: American
Jackie says: You’d be hard pressed not to find what you’re looking for on the huge menu – appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, fish, burgers, pizza, traditional entrees and the list goes on and on. The location overlooks King Harbor and as popular as it is, there’s rarely a wait for a table. Portions are huge so plan on sharing or taking home leftovers.

Baleen Kitchen at Portofino

260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310.379.8481
http://www.hotelportofino.com/redondo-beach-baleen-restaurant.aspx
Cuisine: New American
Jackie says: This is a lovely spot to dine overlooking King Harbor. Weekends feature live music in the chic lounge and during the warmer months, music and BBQ on the lower level outdoor lounge. The menu offers a curated selection of appetizers, soup, salad, entrees and hand-crafted cocktails and I’ve eaten just about every item on the menu. I’m a regular for brunch on the patio and can’t get past the Pain Perdu – it’s the best I’ve ever had!

Buca di Beppo

1670 Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach,CA 90277
310-540-3246
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/locations/default.aspx
Cuisine: Italian
Jackie says: If you’re in the mood for a casual Italian meal complete with red checkered tableclothes, Jerry Vale music and straw covered chianti bottles, this is the place. It’s a very popular spot for large parties and the volume in the dining rooms can be loud so I suggest eating at one of the booths in the bar. Meals are served family style.

Good Stuff

1617 South Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310-316-0262
https://eatgoodstuff.com/
Cuisine: A little bit of everything
Jackie says: A South Bay institution….the name says it all. They also have locations in El Segundo, Hermosa Beach and Palos Verdes

Crème de la Crepe Café

1708 1/2 South Catalina Avenue
Redondo Beach, Ca 90277
310-540-8811
http://www.cremedelacrepe.com/
Cuisine: French
Jackie says: There’s a reason this eatery is popping up all over the South Bay – it’s very good. It’s my ‘go-to’ spot when I need to get away from my desk in the late afternoon for a snack.

Bull Pen

314 Avenue I
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310-375-7797
http://www.thebullpenredondo.com/
Cuisine: Steak house
Jackie says: Old school chop house, old school vibe. During the week, this neighborhood spot serves lunch and dinner to a loyal customer base. Weekends feature live music and a tightly packed dance floor. Friday and Saturday nights are a fun crush.