Fodor's Expert Review Baran's 2239

$$ Hermosa Beach Contemporary
This gem of a restaurant, tucked into an unassuming strip mall, has taken Hermosa Beach and L.A. at large by storm; even the foccacia bread has a cult following. Diners love the revolving seasonal menu, with its eclectic mix of European, Mexican, and Asian influences reminiscent of the city's own diverse makeup. While many dishes come and go, the most-beloved classics stay. The decor—with its rustic-yet-industrial touches and black Chesterfield-inspired banquettes—is effortlessly hip. The menu can range from gnocchi nero with king crab to banh mi toast with steak tartare, and the owners have hosted guest chefs for short residencies. Some items like pasta, sausage, and breads are made fully in-house by executive chef Tyler Gugliotta's team, while many ingredients come from his own family farm. More than 40 craft beers are available, along with a good wine list.
Contemporary Lively Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

502 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Hermosa Beach, California  90254, USA


Known For:
  • Clever, rotating seasonal menu
  • Hip California modern farmhouse vibe
  • "secret" breakfast burrito that locals swear by
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues.

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