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The Arthur J is a neighborhood steakhouse right in the heart of Manhattan Beach, California. Call us to make your reservation for tonight or next week, we’ll be happy to help you get a table.

We also take reservations online through OpenTable.

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5 pm–10:30 pm
5 pm–11 pm

We Know Our Beef

At The Arthur J, beef is our passion.

When you combine our ability to source the best beef in the world, cooking with an incredible natural wood fire grill, and friendly thoughtful service, an incredible quality steak is born.
This is why we offer the best USDA Prime, True Japanese Wagyu, and Black Angus Beef.
Unlike most pedestrian steak houses, Each one of our Steaks is cooked skillfully by our Grill Master over a stoked live fire with smoking white oak embers.
Our steaks are available both wet-and dry-aged and well as Bone-in, grilled to perfection our magnificent J&R Woodfire Grill.

A Wine Education

Our wine list caters to a wide variety of wine lovers at both value price-points and the ultra-exclusive. The carefully curated offerings are hand selected by Sommelier Ryan O'Connor, General Manager Pablo Kovacs and Operating Partner/Wine Director Jerry Garbus who work together in relentlessly sifting through the world of wine to find offerings that embody excellence in focus, integrity, structure and complexity. We very much look forward to guiding you through an extraordinary food and wine experience.


At the Arthur J we believe in the time-honored tradition of live wood cooking our steaks over a hot fire and smoking embers.
This is why we had our wood fire grill custom made by J&R manufacturing in Mesquite Texas; because like us they believe that the interaction between great meat and a live fire of wood has defined our past and is at the heart of what we do.

Wood fire cooking was born in the wild hundreds of years ago. Since then, cavemen, cattle drivers, pit masters and a select group professional chefs have learned the prideful tradition of meats smoked for long hours over smoldering logs take on incredible flavor.

Our steaks at The Arthur J are faithful to the authentic ideals of long, lazy cooking with wood and smoke. Holding true to old time flavor.

The Neighborhood

The Arthur J is located within the vibrant coastal community of Manhattan Beach, which features a thriving downtown full of independent shops and restaurants to explore. This tight-knit, social community is brought together by a year-round calendar of events ranging from professional volleyball tournaments to a holiday fireworks show off of the Manhattan Beach Pier. Manhattan Beach is just a few minutes drive South of LAX with easy access to miles of beachside bike paths– perfect for building up an appetite!

Who is Arthur J?

A product of the Great Depression and a Bombardier and navigator during World War II, Arthur J had an insatiable appetite for living each day with gusto. Armed with a big personality and a penchant for risky endeavors, Arthur J (as everyone, including his children and grandchildren called him) was introduced to the restaurant business through his father-in-law’s coffee shops in Chicago upon his return from military service.

He moved his family to Los Angeles in 1948 and quickly landed a position running the commissary at MGM Studios, where his infectious zeal was enjoyed by the elite Hollywood clientele. Hooked on providing hospitality, Arthur J opened the first (of what would be many) Ben Frank’s coffee shops in 1952, on the Sunset Strip.

In 1974, now joined by his son Tom, The French Quarter in West Hollywood and The Kettle in Manhattan Beach were launched, before founding the first Mimi’s Café in Anaheim in 1978. Now thirty-seven years later, Arthur J’s two younger sons, and his grandchildren carry on the family business of legendary hospitality, expressed most recently through this namesake dining room in the community where he planted roots.

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