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Culinary art and theater, with front row seats to the Pacific. That's the BALEENkitchen experience.

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Hours of Operation



All Day


Happy Hour




6:30am – 11:00am

7:00am – 2:30pm

11:00am – 11:00pm

5:30pm – 10:00pm

3:00pm – 7:00pm

Blue Zones Project- New Year, New You!

BALEENkitchen Becomes the Latest Blue Zones Designated ‘Healthy Options’ Restaurant!

In 2004, Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic and hired the world’s best longevity researchers to identify pockets around the world where people lived measurably better. They found five Blue Zones, places where people reach age 100 at rates up to 10 times greater than in the United States. With this research, Blue Zones Inc. partnered with Healthways and expanded the community initiative to California. The Blue Zones Project™ was created by Healthways Inc., in partnership with Beach Cities Health District. Out of 55 competing cities in California, only three were chosen: Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach.

Blue Zones is a community-wide approach to creating healthier, happier and more productive individuals. Blue Zones focuses on making the healthy choice the easy choice. Its mission is to lead and ignite community-by-community well-being transformation, where people live and work together in Blue Zones Communities™ for a better life.

For more information on the Blue Zones Project, visit www.bluezonesproject.com

Meet our Chef

Ethan Brown is now the Chef De Cuisine at BaleenKitchen. A native of Austin, Texas and a Marine Corp veteran, Brown attended the California Culinary Academy and also holds a degree in Organizational Management. Chef Brown joins the Portofino team after serving at many of the country’s best culinary operations, including internships at the renowned Michelin rated restaurants Gary Danko in San Francisco, and French Laundry in Napa Valley. Brown’s career path led him to some of the hotel industry’s finest resorts such as L’Auberge Del Mar, the 5 Diamond Sonnenalp Hotel, and the historic Stanley hotel to work with James Beard award winning Chef Richard Beichner. Chef Brown has also had the honor of serving well known celebrities and dignitaries such as Adam Sandler, Oprah Winfrey, and the Prince of Saudi Arabia. His interests include ocean kayaking, surfing, and the ever increasingly popular organic and sustainable cooking.

Large Party Reservations

Let us be your planning partner.
Thank you for considering Baleen Kitchen to be the host for your event! We know you will be satisfied not only with our service and food, but also with our wonderful location along the Marina! All large party reservations are available for groups 15 to 150 people.

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For more information, please email sdmartin@hotelportofino.com or call 310-798-5866.