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BALEENkitchen, Redondo Beach, CA
BALEENkitchen, Redondo Beach, CA
BALEENkitchen, Redondo Beach, CA
BALEENkitchen, Redondo Beach, CA
BALEENkitchen, Redondo Beach, CA

BALEENkitchen

4.1
4.1
765 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Nationally renowned for its light mood and serious food, the all-new BALEEN kitchen in Redondo Beach brings an eclectic, eccentric fine casual dining experience to The Portofino Hotel & Marina. Enjoy dining outside on the patio overlooking the marina with dramatic drapery and fire pits. The upstairs bar offers a cosmopolitan-lounge vibe, with fireside sofas and chairs, and a cocktail list using fresh juices, hand selected herbs and premium liquors to create food-friendly drinks that perfectly complement the acclaimed menu. live entertainment every Thursday 7 pm to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 8 pm to 11 pm in the Lounge.

Make a reservation 24 hours in advance and get Complimentary Parking!
(The parking attendant will have your name on the reservation list. Does not apply to holiday's or special events.)

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Live entertainment Thu 7:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 372-1202
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Vasili Tavernakis
  • Private party facilities
    BALEENkitchen and The Portofino Hotel & Marina offer indoor and outdoor private event space. Each unique space offers breathtaking ocean and marina views.
  • Private party contact
    Jikki Ricciotti: (310) 798-5864
  • Neighbourhood
    Redondo Beach
  • Cross Street
    N. Harbor Drive
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking.Make a reservation 24 hours in advance and park for free! Just tell the parking attendant your name, he will have a list!
  • Entertainment
    Live Music- Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights. Please call ahead for details.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 765 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 1.8Value

NoiseModerate

765 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jared really made my mom’s birthday special!

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  2. RosS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server I think Tony was so nice and helpful, beef strogonoff could have had a little more sauce. Overall fabulous.

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  3. Anonymous

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot I never knew about despite living in the area for years. Food was quality and large portions. Great ambiance overlooking the boats in marina with live music in background. Birthday meal was awesome. Service was slow, but we were in no hurry and enjoying, so didn't mind so much.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Made reservations two weeks ahead, I got a confirmation phone call from the restaurant a couple of days before, yet on the day of, I got a phone call from the restaurant stating that they were booked and they had to seat us at the lounge. Needless to say I was extremely upset, it was my good friends Bday and wanted to make it special for her, but it started pretty bad. I told the girl that she need it to figure it out, I make reservation at the restaurant and not at the lounge. She call me back and stated that unfortunately she had no room at the restaurant for us. When we got there, she told me the same thing and when I asked her why this was happening when the reservation was make days in advance she said because the reservations was done through open table. I asked to speak with the manager, he managed to get a couple of tables together for us and after 30 minutes of waiting, we had a table at the restaurant. The weir thing was that as we started moving toward our table, most tables in the restaurant were clearing up??? This was so confusing for me and my friends. Michael the manager took good care of us, but I will never go back there again.

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  5. Foodnik

    Los Angeles

    118 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I didn’t get the table I requested, and the service was exceptionally slow. I had to try to get the server’s attention a number of times. Food as always was exceptional!!

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  6. la99

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is so so but the views of the Marina is wonderful.

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  7. VivianC

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Taking advantage of Dine LA to try out Baleen Kitchen for the first time. We were not disappointed. Everything was great, food, service and ambiance. It will be one of our favorite places from now on.

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  8. Laurie

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server recommended the chicken and I never order chicken when out to eat. It was amazing. Best chicken ever. I would definately have it again.

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  9. Foodie

    Los Angeles

    62 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I went here with a friend for the dineLA dinner special because I’ve had numerous pleasant dining experiences here in the past. Tonight the service from our waiter was subpar. He seemed distracted, hard to “find” and inattentive. His busboy and another delightful server, Miles, saved the experience for us. The kitchen and bar also seemed a bit off, with things being nicely presented, but tasting “just ok”. The setting was lovely, as always. I am really hoping this was an aberration and hope to be back to find what I’d come to expect from BALEENKitchen. I don’t think I’ll be able to convince my friend to return however. It brings to mind the saying “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”, And I suspect most people do not return to a restaurant if their first impression of it was not good.

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  10. KerryD

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The server was friendly but awful in the service area.He did not split our order. When we asked for another plate we never received one. The people behind us that ordered the exact same thing split had their salads and dinner split properly. I also requested extra dressing for the salad which had blue cheese. 10 minutes later he arrived with Caesar dressing. When he asked us if we would like to order a dessert we said yes, but he came back for the order about 10 minutes or so later. Mind you, this was not a busy evening and they seemed to have plenty of waiters. This is not the first time I have received poor service. We go back because we have a boat in the Marina so it is convenient for us and the food is pretty good. They need to train their staff so it’s run smoothly.

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BALEENkitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 372-1202.

BALEENkitchen is rated 4.1 stars by 765 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for BALEENkitchen

260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    N. Harbor Drive
  • Neighbourhood
    Redondo Beach
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Live entertainment Thu 7:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking.Make a reservation 24 hours in advance and park for free! Just tell the parking attendant your name, he will have a list!
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Vasili Tavernakis
  • Entertainment
    Live Music- Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights. Please call ahead for details.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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