Culinary art and theater, with front row seats to the Pacific. That's the BALEENkitchen experience.
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Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
A La Carte Brunch
Saturday – Sunday
All Day Dining
Tuesday – Saturday
6:30am – 11:00am
7:00am – 2:30pm
11:00am – 11:00pm
6:00pm – 10:00pm
3:00pm – 7:00pm
3:00pm – 12:00am
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Calendar of Events
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St. Paddy’s Day Party!
Join us Monday March 17th for the 1st Annual BALEENkitchen St. Patty’s Day Party!
- $4 Jagermeister
- $5 Guinness Drafts
- All Night Happy Hour
- $8 Traditional Irish Specials
- Live Music from 7pm-10pm!
Executive Chef Richard Crespin
Born in Spain surrounded by the fresh foods indigenous to the area and with an uncle who owned the local tapas bar, BALEENkitchen’s Executive Chef Richard Crespin could be said to have tapas in his genes. He brings an intimate knowledge of Spanish cuisine, varied experience in small bites ranging from Asian fusion to raw cuisine, and a background of formal French training to BALEENkitchen.
Chef Crespin was born in San Sebastian, a part of the Basque region of Spain where high quality, local, seasonal flavors are the standard and an integral part of everyday life. His family moved to The USA when he was five but they continued to enjoy the foods of the area as they opened a restaurant serving tapas in the afternoon and late evenings. Inspired, he moved back to San Sebastian and interned at Arzak ( 3 star Michelin), and later worked at Casa Nicolasa. From there, filled with a rich passion for good food he left to study at the French Culinary Institute in New York.
Crespin has worked in many top kitchens around the globe including Jean Georges in Manhattan, as Sous Chef at Chez Akumi in Kyoto Japan, at Toshi Sushi in Mission Viejo, CA where he was Chef de Cuisine working under Master Chef Toshiro Wada ( of Matsuhisa ), as Executive Chef at Ozumo in San Francisco, California, as Sous Chef at Gordon Ramsay at The London Hotel. He was Chef de Cuisine of Baleen LA before his promotion to Executive Chef in the summer of 2012.
Chef Richard Crespin is excited to share his personal style at the new BALEENkitchen.
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.
Executive Chef, Richard Crespin, has worked tirelessly to modify the ingredients to emphasize overall taste. In doing so, he had to remove a number of items and adjust the ingredients of other dishes to achieve that goal. Chef Crespin has toiled with his famous formulas to create new dishes that promote health, without sacrificing flavor!
For more information on the Blue Zones Project, visit www.bluezonesproject.com
BALEENKitchen - In the News
• ZAGAT: One of the Top 10 Best Restaurants for Waterside Dining in LA!
• LA Eats: BALEENkitchen, hidden gem in South Bay!
• Eating Around SoCal: BK is on point!
• Cook & Be Merry: The Beautiful Food of BALEENkitchen
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