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What to Eat for Lunch at The Strand House

Grilled wild King salmon

Grilled wild King salmonPhoto: The Strand House

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.

LUNCH

appetizers

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

lonza
La Quercia, dry cured pork loin

San Daniele prosciutto
cured pork, 18 months

bacon wrapped duck terrine
duck, tart cherries, pistachios, black truffle

pepperoni
pork & beef, chile, black pepper

cheese
pepato
semi firm sheepsmilk, smooth, California, USA

moody blue
smoked, nutty, Wisconsin, USA

crottin
soft ripened goat, California, USA

epoisses
marc washed rind, creamy, Burgundy, France

sandwiches
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

margherita 13.
pomodoro sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil

house-made chicken sausage 14.
asparagus, aged goat cheese, fennel

pepperoni 15.
house-made pepperoni, pomodoro sauce, mozzarella

bianca 17.
fresh mozzarella, black truffle cheese, fried sage

spicy rock shrimp 17.
pecorino, basil, calabrian sauce

mains

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

hand-cut frites
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

brownie sundae
smoked sea salt caramel, vanilla bean ice cream,

maraschino cherry cream, candied marcona almonds

terrine
chocolate cake, espresso ice cream, praline anglaise, toasted pecans, cocoa nibs

ice cream & sorbet
three scoops, seasonal selections

cocktails 12.

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

ruby rose
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

apricot fizz
No. 3. gin, house made fallernum, Luxardo apricot liquor, fresh lemon, egg white and vanilla bean

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