The buzz. What people are saying about "The House"...
Manhattan House is grateful for the support we receive from the press and social media for our ambitious seed-to-plate cuisine, community outreach gardening and our Junior Chefs educational program.
"This is literally my dream restaurant. The concept here is seed-to-table, which means most of the menu is either raised, grown, or in-house made by the incomparable chef Diana Stavaridis. ...Will be back probably every week since I live so close!"
- Yelp review from Katie N.
"Our 5th grade team and myself are so excited about going to dinner Wednesday night and experience the Spaghetti our 5th grade junior chefs have cooked up. We are always so appreciative when our students get real world experiences such as this. Thank you to the Manhattan House staff and the Growing Great team for having this type of program which gets our students excited about cooking, eating right, and using locally grown food."
- Principal John Jackson, Robinson Elementary School
"Best meal I've had in some time!! I was here for a corporate event on one of their closed days. The drink options were plentiful but the food was stellar . . . everything served was top notch and there was enough to go around. There's nothing worse than missing out on good eats when you're sharing! The staff was very attentive and kept our glasses full while we filled our bellies. If I'm back in town, I would definitely make this a stop for dinner! They sure know how to throw a party!"
- Yelp review from John K., Private Event guest
"Chef Diana and Manhattan House are providing an incredible and inspiring opportunity for our [Junior Chef students] to experience first hand the ingredients, science, passion, and preparation behind creative and healthy food. The enthusiasm and zest for planting and harvesting the garden, followed by creating a delicious meal to serve at our community restaurant has been simply palatable!"
- Principal Nancy Doyle, Grand View Elementary School
Chef D "plants seeds and ideas at local schools for the produce served at her restaurant".
"The Best Happy Hour" in Manhattan Beach
Manhattan House is one of the "best happy hours you'll find this summer".
- Eater Los Angeles
"If your birthday is within 4 days, your meal valued up to $25 is free!!! What an extraordinary deal!!! ... We had a wonderful birthday celebration dinner and would definitely come back."
- Yelp review from Julie F.
"Delicious Food and Great Service! I highly recommend...for a great night out."
- TripAdvisor review
The "community garden is what makes the [Manhattan House] stand alone amongst many other gastropubs in the area."
- South Bay by Jackie
At "Manhattan House, you're gonna see people sharing food, passing forks-full of deliciousness across the table to one another, then gawking and rolling their eyes because they can't believe how amazing every bite of every dish is."
- Yelp review from Leon N.
Manhattan House brunch is "one of the best meals I have enjoyed...in 2016".
- Beverly Press
"Absolutely love the environment here! … The restaurant really attempts to tie in the community in the surrounding area - customer wise and also ingredient wise from local farmers. ...The fried chicken, one of the best fried chicken by far. You must try the fried chicken here!"
- Yelp review from Jean K.
Manhattan House is one of "three new happy hours you should know about".
- Los Angeles Times
"Absolutely Awesome Food. I loved this place. It's farm to table, so the menu is constantly changing but it's all good! All the ingredients are local and fresh. Service at the bar was also awesome. I'll be visiting here on a regular basis!"
- TripAdvisor review
"Through our GrowingGreat Jr. Chefs partnership with Manhattan House, Manhattan Beach elementary school students become Friends of Chef D. She waters and pulls weeds with them, brainstorms about recipes using farm-to-table ingredients, and – the highlight of their year! – invites them into her kitchen to see real-world application of all they have learned in GrowingGreat’s education programs. Manhattan House has set a new (and delicious) standard in food sustainability and education for our community."
- Jennifer Jovanovic, Executive Director, GrowingGreat
"Best Food in Manhattan Beach. Love the food...freshly grown produce tastes amazing...drink options are top notch...my definite go to place for a night out with friends."
- TripAdvisor review
Manhattan House launched "a new program that aims to get kids to eat healthier".
- KTLA news (see video below)
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