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1131 Manhattan Ave. (Center Pl.) Send to Phone
New England-style seafood house in Manhattan Beach with classics like chowders, ceviche and grilled fish.

Lunch Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Hamptons Restaurant Review

: Hamptons’ blue and white façade looks copied straight from the coastal seaside retreats of New England. Inside, a minimalist dining room has the ambience of a seafood shack. Creative light fixtures hang from the ceiling utilizing fishing nets and blue orbs, while wicker chairs wrap around a sandstone-lined bar, and walls are cluttered with ocean-tchotchkes. It all adds to the fun atmosphere. Food is unpretentious, centered on simple flavors. New England clam chowder is a hearty version loaded with more vegetables than clams, but it finishes with a firm kick. Flatbreads, decently charred and crispy, can be diner-built from a list of ingredients; or, go for an established number like the one that comes topped with prosciutto, wild mushrooms and arugula. Seafood entrées include scallops, pan-seared with a nice crust and served atop creamy risotto, and crab cakes packed with plenty of crab and little filler, with a lemon-caper rémoulade. Fried chicken and steaks also make appearances on the menu. There are a few seafood-friendly wines, but it’s best to pair a meal with one of the rotating tap beers.
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