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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

Breakfast
Monday – Friday

A La Carte Brunch
Saturday – Sunday

All Day Dining
Daily

Dinner
Daily

Happy Hour
Daily

BALEEN Lounge

Daily

6:30am – 11:00am


7:00am – 2:30pm


11:00am – 11:00pm


6:00pm – 10:00pm


3:00pm – 7:00pm


3:00pm – 12:00am

Menus & Reservations

Menus: 


Holiday Menus:
Reservations: 877-225-3365




Christmas

Thursday, December 25
1:00pm to 10:00pm

After the presents are opened, it’s time for the family to enjoy each other’s company around the table. Rather than spending the day cooking and cleaning, allow Chef Richard Crepin to take care of it all! Spend Christmas Day with us and enjoy Chef Crespin’s amazing three-course Christmas menu. With choices of fresh Sea Bass, Caramelized Beef Tenderloin and Lamb Osso Bucco.

  • 3-course Dinner
  • Adults $59 with wine pairing $70
  • Kids $22
  • A la Carte Brunch and ‘Build Your Own’ Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar from 6:30am – 1:00pm

*Valet parking is complimentary. For full menu details and reservations please call 310.372.1202. 18% gratuity on parties of 8 or more.

New Year's Eve

Wednesday, December 31
5:00pm to 11:00pm

As the New Year begins and the old one ends, we’d love to celebrate with our family and friends. Join Chef Richard Crespin this NYE as he has prepared a lavish five-course dinner. Featuring Ahi Tuna Tar Tare, fresh caught Soft Shell Crab and roasted Kurobuta Pork Chop.

5-COURSE DINNER
$85 with wine pairing $110
All reservations waive $20 cover fee

Serving our famous A la Carte Brunch and ‘Build Your Own’ Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar from 6:30am – 3:00pm
A la Carte Lunch from 3:00pm – 5:00pm

LIVE MUSIC
Live Music from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and 10:30pm to 1:30am in the BALEEN Lounge
Featuring the dynamic duo Coleslaw from 6:00pm - 9:00pm with unique covers & lively originals and Jade Bennett & the Boom Booms combining old school R&B with top 40 in a way that will keep you dancing from 9:30pm - 1:30am.

$20 cover in the restaurant and lounge after 7:00pm without a dining or bottle service reservation. Featuring an additional Outdoor Lounge with satellite bar and fire pits.

NEW YEAR’s EVE VIP
Bottle service reservations available in the BALEEN Lounge

MAXIMUM 6PPL/$550
Includes cover charge waived for 6ppl, Reserved Booth, 2 bottles and mixers

MAXIMUM 4PPL/$350
Includes cover charge waived for 4ppl, Reserved Table, 1 bottle and mixers

Complimentary Midnight Champagne Toast for all guests.

Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday Marina Concert & Cookout
Join us on the last Sunday of each month for our Sunday Funday Marina Concert & Cookout. Live music, Gourmet Burger Bar BBQ, and more! 

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Calendar of Events

See who's performing at the Baleen Lounge

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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

Private Events

Let us be your planning partner.
The BALEENkitchen Event Staff stands ready to work side-by-side with you to make your next private event the one they'll always remember. Whether you’re planning a wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate gathering, engagement party, bridal shower or a simple dinner with friends, BALEENkitchen has a menu to 'wow' your guests.

For more information, please email catering@hotelportofino.com or call 310-798-5874.