Cafe Pierre

★★★★★
  • 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd

    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    Cross street: Highland Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 310-545-5252

About Cafe Pierre

Hours
Mon-Wed 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm Thu 5:30pm-11pm Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm Sat-Sun 5:30pm-11pm

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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

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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

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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

3
★★★★★

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

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: great food and wonderful wine lis

Cons: none!

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This mom and pop French Bistro is just the ticket to satisfy your palate when you are in the mood for wonderful rich sauces that are balanced to satisfy you without being overly heavy. The chocolate bread pudding is a MUST HAVE.

4
★★★★☆

This mom and pop French Bistro is just the ticket to satisfy your palate when you are in the mood for wonderful rich sauces that are balanced to satisfy you without being overly heavy. The chocolate bread pudding is a MUST HAVE.

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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!

2
★★★★☆

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!

Pros: Lovely, diverse, consistent

Cons: loud

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This place is great! The bar area is nice and and fun. The servers are nice and friendly. It is a great environment. The food is great. I love the ravioli here!

4
★★★★☆

This place is great! The bar area is nice and and fun. The servers are nice and friendly. It is a great environment. The food is great. I love the ravioli here!

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Cafe Pierre is a family owned restaurant which offers consistently high quality food. The menu offers an array of items so that they can please just about any palate. The bar area is comfortable and the bartenders are friendly and the drinks are great. The pumpkin ravioli's are the best with an amazing cream sauce. The only drawback for me is the decor since remodeling. Red table clothes and red walls is not as relaxing of an atmosphere as previous times.

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★★★★★

Cafe Pierre is a family owned restaurant which offers consistently high quality food. The menu offers an array of items so that they can please just about any palate. The bar area is comfortable and the bartenders are friendly and the drinks are great. The pumpkin ravioli's are the best with an amazing cream sauce. The only drawback for me is the decor since remodeling. Red table clothes and red walls is not as relaxing of an atmosphere as previous times.

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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.

2
★★★★★

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.

Pros: Location, parking, service.

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I hadn't been to Cafe Pierre for a while and was surprised to find that so much had changed when I went back again recently. Have been several times since, as the new chef is great. The sauce (creamy, brandy, yummy) one one of the steak dishes was so good that I confess to scooping it up (from someone else's plate, no less) on a spoon. On more than one occasion, we have called the chef to the table to thank him personally for the great food. The new decor doesn't help the acoustics, sad to say. Mirrored walls make for high decibel levels, but - except on the very busiest of nights - it's worth it for the food. The menu includes quite a few more adventurous dishes that you won't find everywhere you go. And you can walk it all off with a stroll on the pier afterwards. What's not to love!?

4
★★★★☆

I hadn't been to Cafe Pierre for a while and was surprised to find that so much had changed when I went back again recently. Have been several times since, as the new chef is great. The sauce (creamy, brandy, yummy) one one of the steak dishes was so good that I confess to scooping it up (from someone else's plate, no less) on a spoon. On more than one occasion, we have called the chef to the table to thank him personally for the great food. The new decor doesn't help the acoustics, sad to say. Mirrored walls make for high decibel levels, but - except on the very busiest of nights - it's worth it for the food. The menu includes quite a few more adventurous dishes that you won't find everywhere you go. And you can walk it all off with a stroll on the pier afterwards. What's not to love!?

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: convenience

Cons: seating-to crowded, food was below avg, wait staff unprepared

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: good food, busy and prompt, atmosphere

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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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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Romantic Ambience, Food, Service,

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My gfriend and i came here for our anniversary last night and everything went very well. We just so happened to get a parking spot exactly in front of the restaurant. If we didn't, there's a parking structure behind the restaurant. i made reservations though i'm assuming most nights you don't need to. There were many seats readily available @ 6:30pm on a tuesday.

For dinner, we had two ice teas, crab cakes, skirt steak, half chicken, and the vanilla bread pudding (which was recommended in the last review). Presentation for everything was simply fabulous, honestly. Our service was attentive and everything looked great and most importantly, everything TASTED great. (cost of dinner: $61.00 before tip).

Overall, it's a great little place in a great little neighborhood. The ambience and service was great for any type of date. My gfriend was impressed! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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★★★★★

My gfriend and i came here for our anniversary last night and everything went very well. We just so happened to get a parking spot exactly in front of the restaurant. If we didn't, there's a parking structure behind the restaurant. i made reservations though i'm assuming most nights you don't need to. There were many seats readily available @ 6:30pm on a tuesday.

For dinner, we had two ice teas, crab cakes, skirt steak, half chicken, and the vanilla bread pudding (which was recommended in the last review). Presentation for everything was simply fabulous, honestly. Our service was attentive and everything looked great and most importantly, everything TASTED great. (cost of dinner: $61.00 before tip).

Overall, it's a great little place in a great little neighborhood. The ambience and service was great for any type of date. My gfriend was impressed! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Pros: Presentation, Taste, Service

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I came here with my girlfriend and we had a perfect dining experience. The food was outstanding and the service was just as good.

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★★★★★

I came here with my girlfriend and we had a perfect dining experience. The food was outstanding and the service was just as good.

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I'm not a huge dessert person so when I do eat something good, I am going to remember it forever! This was one of those dessert moments. Our waitress (who was awesome!) brought the dessert tray out and we decided on the vanilla bread pudding with some sort of a carmelized liquor glaze. OMG! YUMMY!!! Everything else was great as well - good food, service, ambience. Small and intimate kind of a place. MB is probably one of the most low-key places in all of LA county for a tony neighborhood.

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★★★★☆

I'm not a huge dessert person so when I do eat something good, I am going to remember it forever! This was one of those dessert moments. Our waitress (who was awesome!) brought the dessert tray out and we decided on the vanilla bread pudding with some sort of a carmelized liquor glaze. OMG! YUMMY!!! Everything else was great as well - good food, service, ambience. Small and intimate kind of a place. MB is probably one of the most low-key places in all of LA county for a tony neighborhood.

Pros: Great dessert, great service, good food

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This Manhattan Beach restaurant's origin dates back to the 1960s when owner Guy Gabriele first opened Crepiere, which later became the more easily pronounced cafe Pierre. The main dining room decor features a dome painted in sky-blue tones…

 

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