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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 11:33 AM
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Redondo Beach, CA restaurant recommendations?

Will be spending two nights in Redondo Beach in a couple of weeks. Looking for seafood restaurant recommendations. Nothing fancy, Just good food. We'll be staying at the Crowne Plaza and prefer something within walking distance.
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 12:38 PM
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No question. Bluewater Grill: http://www.bluewatergrill.com/locati...ondo_beach.htm
Take a look at the online menu for the excellent selection.

For lunch or very casual fare, there is Captain Kidd's. http://captainkidds.com/

Also very interesting is this French/Japanese place on the RB Pier: www.maisonriz.com/

All are a very short walk from the Crown Plaza.

Places I wouldn't recommend: Any of the fish market places on the pier, (Quality Seafood, etc.) or Joe's Crab Shack.
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 03:49 PM
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Kincaid's is a good spot. It is on the pier, but not one of the markets that lvk references.

Hennesey's Tavern in downtown Redondo, a two mile drive from Crown Plaza is a pleasant restaurant with all around excellent food including seafood.
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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 03:28 PM
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Funny, Chowhound reviews of Quality Seafood are good and reviews of MaisonRiz are horrible. Not sure where we will end up. Maybe Kincaids, maybe Bluewater Grill. Also thinking of a place called Delzano's.
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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 04:51 PM
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For just good seafood, Bluewater Grill is our favorite place. For a little more special dining we like Kincaids.

I would not recommend Quality Seafood at all. I know they recommend it on Chowhound, but I don't agree with all their So Bay picks.
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Agree with Bluewater Grill--just ate there Sat night. Chez Melange or the gastropub Bouzy (same building) in Riviera Village. Also in the village--RB Brewing Company--for lunch.
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Old Feb 18th, 2010, 11:24 AM
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I haven't read chowhound reviews, but I can understand that Maison Riz is definitely not for everybody. We had great food and service when we were there, though. Haven't been to Delzano's, nor have I heard much about it. If you like beer, you definitely should stop in for one next door at Naja's: www.najasplace.com/

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Tony's on the Pier.

I like Chez Melange's food, but am not crazy about their new space. Maybe it's the low ceilings, but I feel like I'm in a converted insurance office, or one of those fake restaurants that you see on hidden camera shows.
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Old Feb 20th, 2010, 09:34 AM
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So you would recommend Tonys on the Pier?
And thanks for the beer tip. Sounds good.
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Old Feb 20th, 2010, 03:04 PM
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I haven't been to Tony's in quite a while, so I'll defer to those with more recent experience. My take on it is that it's a solid old-school fish house, with an straightforward, unimaginative menu. The interior is very tired, and really, really dark. However, the views and the feeling of being above the surf --with the waves crashing right under you-- might make up for it.

Naja's is a total dive, but all of our repeat visitors insist on having a beer there almost as soon as they get off the plane. (Note, though, that most of our visitors are coming from Germany )
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Old Feb 20th, 2010, 03:11 PM
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Reading the list of beers at Naja's made me thirsty! We will definitely stop in there for a drink.

I think we'll eat at Bluewater Grill one night, and the other night is up for grabs. Delzanos website looks interesting.

Now I need some breakfast recs for places near the Crowne Plaza; will post a separate thread for that.

Thanks.
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