Fishing With Dynamite
What Insiders Are Saying
We don't use the term "destination restaurant" lightly. But the seafood at Manhattan Beach's Fishing With Dynamite more than fits the bill.
My favorite restaurant in town! Love how the menu is divided into old school and new school seafood dishes.
Don’t skip out on the squash rolls...so good!
Always so good. Hands down, the best restaurant in the south bay
Really enjoyed our lunch.
Outstanding every time. High quality seafood including great raw bar options and service is always impeccable.
We were greeted by great and pleasant service. The decor inside the restaurant fit Manhattan Beach really well. All the food was great - we chose the dineLA tasting menu: raw bar platter, grilled albacore, crab cake, and a key lime parfait at the end. All the flavors were fresh and well spoken for in the dishes. Would definitely come again.
Terrific seafood, biscuits are to DIE for, excellent service
Continues to be our favorite seafood restaurant!
We’ve been here several times. Food is always great! Great raw seafood items. Rest of the menu is always inventive and varied and yummy. The bread pudding is to die for. Service is always top notch. Place is so tiny, it’s hard to get a reservation but that’s the only drawback.
If you want to make sure to get a table, go to fishing with dynamite for lunch. We Went for a very late lunch and had the restaurant to ourselves. Crabcake is full of crab. You get a huge amount of french fries with the fish and chips. The fish was very delicately fried and crispy. The absolute best thing that is must have, is the key lime pie!
Delicious, beautifully served, small and cozy, casual yet elegant. It's a sensual experience with amazing food and great drinks. Can't wait to go back.
Great dining experience, one of my favorite places to eat for a special occasion for 2 people.
Small restaurant, but service is great and the food is amazing. The oysters are a must try.
My friend recommended me this restaurant and I and my wife enjoyed very much for foods, staffs' friendliness and attentiveness and atomospher.
We definitely recommend and come back again.
Great drinks and food. Would recommend to family and friends.
Not a fan of small plates and "fussy" food, which is what this was. Very expensive for what you get. The grilled octopus was extremely salty. The rice was good, but not worth $27 bucks. Won't be returning.
Delicious an casual !!!
FWD is another one of Chef David LeFevre's brilliant creations! The food is not only farm fresh local and sustainable, but truly delicious! You can actually find him shopping at SMFarmers Market early Wednesday mornings! AND they are wonderful to help a gluten free gal out! The fish experience, priceless!
My boss had never been and wrote a stellar review of both service, willingness to educate her on the various menu items and gladly turned the music that was up too loud for us to comfortably talk!!👏👏❣️
Service was not as good as usual—food was delivered slowly and inattentively. Our special occasion fell on Manhattan Beach’s Xmas fireworks festival so parking was (and even walking) was difficult. Also, the pendant lights are not practical—I hit my head every time. Hope things are better next time.
We had a fabulous time at Sunday brunch. The cocktails were well made and fun. The food was full of flavours (scallops!) and the service friendly. We arrived just after noon, lots of seats available but it quickly filled up after us: it's a small room. Would recommend heartily.
The food was great and the location is ideal. It's something like formal food with an informal evironment. Really clever idea.
The only possible qualm is lack of space. If you don't mind being within inadvertent bumping distance of other tables and guests, the "informality" aspect is perfectly fine; it might even add to the charm of this place. If you absolutely need lots of space, maybe consider other options.
Service and food was outstanding!!!
This place is the bomb, always worth the trip. I’m definitely going back many more times.
Always a great experience and enjoy everytime I am there. Friendly staff and excellent food and wine.
Always worth the drive to come down and eat at FWD. Great service and great food.
This is a gem.
Outstanding seafood. Somewhat tight seating and noisy but definitely worth it.
As always excellent! I took my son in law here for the first time. He is a tough critic. He also loved the foods. Everything was great. I am not from California but eat here every time I get the chance. You will not be disappointed.
love this manhattan beach gem -- it really is perfect if you are making a day trip! however, this time the dining experience was a little less than. We ordered crab legs ($30) and the waitress brought out one measly crab claw, which we promptly asked for different pieces of the crab leg, pointing out how expensive the legs were already for a 1/2 lbs
Very fresh, fun combos. They don't overdo the flavors but instead let the best of each ingredient come out.
It was good but we were seated 20 minutes late and they didn’t offer any thing as a way of simple apology which would have been a nice gesture from such a place.
‘Loved this quaint little restaurant in MB. Reminded me of The Walrus and the Carpenter in Seattle. Great raw bar. Pretty good wine list. Outstanding, personalized service from both our server and the manager. Tough to get a reservation and now I know why. We will definitely return!!
We had brunch. The seafood was good but extremely small portions and very expensive. Eat your meal somewhere else but come here for the bread pudding.
The food was amazing! I could have eaten 100 of the Peruvian scallops. The food came out quickly and the staff was very attentive. The crab cake had just the right of lemon and was so moist. The waiter suggested this wine from Hungary that was outstanding. Definitely make a reservation because space is at a premium. I wouldn’t recommend this place for parties bigger than 4 people only because the establishment is decently small.
My fiancé and I left happy and satisfied. 10/10 would go again.
Love this place! Amazing raw bar and the squash of all things was INCREDIBLE!
Food is creative, fresh and consistently excellent. Our server was exceptionally well informed on the menu and her suggestions helped make the meal memorable. I'll be back.
Fantastic service and amazingly fresh seafood!
Really nice servers and staff. My fish was slightly undercooked; they took it back, made me a new one and then did not charge us for it. I did not expect that at all! Just an extra minute would have done the job.
And the food, every single bite was delicious.
My friend and I will definitely go back!!!! It really could not have been better except maybe the seating. Its a small noisy space, you wouldn't go for the atmosphere.
This is one of our favorite restaurants. Every bite is more delicious than the next. The cocktails are creative without being over the top. The raw bar is to die for. If you love seafood, a lively atmosphere, and a killer soundtrack, Fishing with Dynamite is for you!