Zagat’s Top 50 Includes Two South Bay Favorites



Darren’s Restaurant and Fishing with Dynamite in Manhattan Beach Receive High Marks from ZAGAT Voters

Two beloved South Bay restaurants, Darren’s Restaurant and Fishing with Dynamite, were recently voted among Zagat’s “Top 50 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles.” Darren’s ranked #25, while Fishing with Dynamite followed closely at #29.

Darren’s Restaurant, which originally opened in 2007, underwent a complete renovation of both the space and the menu earlier this year. Chef-owner, Darren Weiss, who has been deaf since birth, flaunts his global culinary experience with his new menu, which boasts Mediterranean and Pacific Rim influences.

Zagat has been a trusted source of restaurant reviews for more than 30 years, with ratings that are based on the opinions of passionate diners. Restaurants are scored based on food, decor and service and all three categories are averaged to reflect the overall ranking.

Darren’s Restaurant is located at 1411 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA. For more information about Darren’s Restaurant, please visit or call (310) 802-1973.


Opened in 2007, Darren’s is located in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach. The warm and friendly environment allows guests to enjoy both an upscale dining experience and the famous California beach culture. With a light and airy atmosphere complimented by the open patio, locals and visitors alike come to experience the culinary masterpieces created by head chef and owner Darren Weiss. The globally influenced cuisine is a fusion of new American, Mediterranean, and Pacific Rim flavors. Darren’s offers private dining options for weddings, receptions, cocktail-style events and intimate dinner parties. Doors are open Monday through Saturday beginning at 5pm, and closed on Sunday. The restaurant was voted #1 Best Overall and California Cuisine by Open Tables Diner’s Choice.


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