317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA | Directions 9026633.885467 -118.409307
Mon-Wed 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm
Barramundi was raw! Rushed by waitstaff – We ate here for our anniversary and had a 6:30 reservation. We felt rushed by the waitstaff as they tried to take our drink order the second we sat down and brought out our entrees as they were clearing our first course. The appetizer (tuna tartare) was very good, but our entrees were just so-so. Unfortunately, my fish (the barramundi) was not cooked at all and completely raw in the middle which I have never had happen at a restaurant. We had to send it back and it took them 10 minutes to bring me a cooked version, by which time my husband was finished with his entree. His steak au poivre was good but the barramundi was very bland. The restaurant did not comp us anything for the screw up. For $186, we will not be returning.
Eat like royalty for a reasonable price. Is it possible? – I have been looking around for good food, and good deals, and thought the rough economy might produce some. I was right! At least this restaurant.
My wife and I tried Cafe Pierre, because of an article I read awhile back. Now, she started out skeptical as with most of my choices, but was immediately impressed with starters. The Foie Duo was out of this world, and a perfect balance of flavor for the skeptic.
The service was nice enough, but we never got too interested in conversation as we devoured what was in front of us.
I had the Wild Boar Pasta, sounded different, and I have to admit it was. I can't really explain, except by saying it was new to me. Maybe, it was how all the flavors blended so well together, but I felt like I could taste so much in one bite.
My feasting partner was equally impressed with her Tai Snapper, though she wouldn't let me taste any. A first.
Anyway, after cleaning our plates , we could only squeeze in one dessert between the two of us. We had the Remi Apple Tart, named according to our server, after the chef, At this time it was predictably perfect, and I can still taste it as I write this. Good job, Cafe Pierre!! You made this a special occasion.
The best food and service – The food and service at Cafe Pierre are great! It is my go to restaurant when my boss is in town, or my picky aunt.
Always a great spot for a wonderful glass of wine, and a great meal.
Love it! – My favorite splurge restaurant in town! The food is diverse and consistently wonderful. I also love their wine list, unlike many other area restaurants in the area I appreciate that Cafe Pierre offers a wide regional selection of wine at a semi decent price structure.
My only con is that on a weekend it can be down right noisy, but even then I enjoy my time here!
You need to try Poulet a la Mourarde – I had my birthday celebration with 15 guest and we had an EXCELLENT service from our waitress.
The owner happened to be in the restaurant that nigh and made sure that all was okay, that was AWESOME!
I said I wanted to be seated by 8:00 yes my guest and I we're seated promptly our table was ready for us.
Our meal was excellent is worth every penny, so if you like good dining and want to impress your date I highly advice you to take your date to Cafe Pierre. Romantic, hip, elegant, great decor, superb food and Awesome location for a nice walk after your dining. Thank you Cafe Pierre for the excellent service and I will be going back.
Good food. – Cafe Pierre was recommended to me as an excellent Manhattan Beach restaurant, so we tried it. It was not crowded on a Monday night, so we didn't have to worry about people at other tables. The tables are close to each other. All the food was good. The portions were on the small size.
It was a good restaurant. Not the best, but very good. If you are in Manhattan Beach and want to try a decent restaurant, give it a try.
Overpriced for what you get, Avoid on Friday Nights, Waiter didn't have a clue. – Have friends that have raved about Cafe Pierre, I personally would not go back. Food was average, and very expensive. The tables are so close together you could hear everyone's conversation and to add to that it seemed like our waiters butt was in our face the entire meal. Escargot very bland, masked by sloppy breading. Halibut was the special and was incredibly dry. Wine list is extensive and ridiculously high priced. Waiter had not clue how to pair a nice bottle with the meal. Know many other restaurants half the price and much better food.
Sophisticated French cuisine and stellar wine list bask in a romantic South Bay bistro setting blocks from the ocean. – The Scene
For more than 30 years, this lively eatery has been a local favorite, blending sophisticated bistro fare with beach-y elegance. An updated modern interior sports startling red walls and banquettes under an arched cerulean ceiling, reflecting ocean light with plate glass and mirrors. Brazilian jazz segues into pleasant European electronica beneath the buzz of the casual but fashionable crowd.
Haute French Provencale food is authentic and artful, complemented by a perfect balance of Tuscan dishes and market-fresh California stylings. Half the menu offers classic dishes; the other rotates innovative seasonal fare. Baked goat cheese has a warm, creamy tang paired with crisp kalamata toast. Dungeness crab fritters are sweet and feather-light, alongside velvety fresh cauiflower soup. Fragrant wild boar ragout envelops rustic al dente papardelle. Beef cheeks--a true French classic-- are meltingly tender and rich. Transcendent rabbit confit braised in duck fat falls off the bone in succulent bites, each more savory than the lst.
familiar faces – Cafe Pierre is the type of place where people feel comfortable. I have only been there once but could tell by the ambience and fellow diners that the locals that go there have "always' eaten there. There is a sense of familiarity and comfort when you go inside, the feeling that these people know good food and know where they can find it. It is the type of place, I feel, where you can tell the waiter you want "the usual." Cafe Pierre is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and it appears to be doing better than ever. I have passed by the place several nights in a row, and every night it is full. That's why I chose to finally dine there, after I realized that empty places usually are not the good places to get good food. I was correct in my decision to try Cafe Pierre... they have a collection of traditional French food, and you can find something for everyone to eat and be happy with. I went with my boyfriend and it was a great dining experience for a date... not necessarily an anniversary date, although others have said they went for that purpose. This is a kind of place where I can see my parents eating comfortably as well. All in all I would say it's worth every penny for the food and service.
Lovely!! – This is such a beautiful place to celebrate a special occassion or for a first date (you will definitely be getting a kiss at the end of THIS one!). It's a smaller place with a very intimate feel. Romantic atmosphere and tasty food. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. I can't wait to go back.
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