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The Rockefeller

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Gastropub
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418 Pier Ave # 422, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3819
+1 310-372-8467
09:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:30 - 23:00
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Tubingen, Germany
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

My favorite is the lobster stuffed avocado. Tacos are great as well. On friday nights it's really crowded and pretty loud in there but the food makes up for it.

Thank one-crazy-cat-lady
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

A mainstay when I travel to Hermosa beach. Good variety of dishes, good local beer selection. Staff is always friendly.

Thank Terry S
Bandon, Oregon
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Went with a few family and friends and stopped in on recommendations from locals. Most of us were good with the menu and enjoyed the meal but one of us didn't get a meal with everyone else, I guess the waitress forgot to put the order in. The burgers were good but not great especially since you only had what... More 

Thank akoobra
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50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the layout of this cozy little restaurant. It has a small bar with seating, several tables that aren't cramped together providing you with personal space, and a few tables outside. I went o a Monday and for happy hour. On Mondays they have oysters on the half shell for $1 each. They were flavorful and my only criticism... More 

Thank Gary L
Torrance, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Have been here twice now. Food was good both times. Dinner menu is better than brunch menu. Food choices were better at dinner time. Get the sweet potato bombs they are awesome! There were six of us. My son and I had the braised short rib tacos and the American prime burger. The tacos were good. I've had better ones... More 

Thank firepit2015
Grimsby, England
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were very impressed with the courtesy and friendliness of the staff who after a long trip advised us well

Thank Malc2222
Hermosa Beach, California
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205 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The last few visits were good and the best deal is to hit the $1 burger night or 50% happy hour specials. Most menu items are good but a little over priced and full menu $. I live around the corner. If they had buy one get one dinner specials for locals, I would go more often.

Thank Steve Z
Hermosa Beach, California
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Popular local with friendly staff, lively atmosphere and a menu that offers tasty, fresh options for everyone. Service was a little slow this Saturday night but the manager was on it and our waitress quickly followed with drinks and appetizer - Allagash Queso which you can't miss! The Healthy Steak Salad was rare and amazing and the Ahi Tuna Tacos... More 

Thank Debbie M
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great atmosphere and pretty good food. This place is within walking distance from the beach and great for brunch.

Thank joshua-j-flo
Pikeville, Tennessee
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We ate at the Rockefeller and the food was great. I had the short rib tacos and the flavors were incredible. My wife had the lobster stuffed avocado and she really liked it too. If you like beer and wine, it will only add to your enjoyment of the Rockefeller experience.

Thank Ken P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 14
American, Bar, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 Pier Ave # 422, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3819
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-372-8467
Located on Upper Pier Ave in beautiful Hermosa Beach, CA. The Rockefeller is a gastropub focusing on an American cuisine with 33 craft beers and 22 wines (world) to choose from. All food is prepared with market fresh ingredients. Enjoy our indoor/outdoor patio, social table, takeout window, new parking lot in the back, etc...The Rockefeller. Simple. Yet Gourmet.

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