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  • About Michael Zislis

Down at the beach, at the foot of the Manhattan Beach Pier, you will find a welcoming spot filled with delicious food, spirits and warm smiles. Welcome to Rock’N Fish.

With impeccable service, generous helpings and comfortable atmosphere, guest experience is our priority. That’s why our regulars come back time and time again. We work as a team to make sure you feel taken care of. In fact, don’t be surprised to find owner, Michael Zislis, stopping by your table to personally make sure you’re having a great time. We call our menu, “American Regional Cuisine.” That means we’ve taken the best American dishes from around the country and interpreted them at their best with the freshest local ingredients. People travel to Rock’N Fish just for our legendary Navy Grog rum cocktail. We suggest enjoying one as a way to transition out of your day and into the evening. Then start your meal with our famous Oak-grilled Artichoke or Blue Cheese Wedge salad and a generous pour from our extensive wine list. Follow it with our raucous Seafood Jambalaya or hand-cut Kapalua Rib-Eye, marinated 72 hours. Indulge in one of our irresistible desserts, like Kona Pie or Sticky Toffee Pudding. Whatever your personal favorites, you are guaranteed a great meal. It is our mission to send you home satiated and smiling.

Come down and let us treat you right. It is our pleasure to serve you.

Serial entrepreneur, restaurateur, hotelier and philanthropist, Michael Zislis has captivated consumers with his wide-ranging portfolio of well-loved and highly successful hotel and restaurant concepts.

It all started with a fascination for beer. Michael brewed his first beer for a school science experiment when he was 13 years old. By the time he was a student at USC, he was a master brewer. In the late 80’s, Zislis opened his own brewery, one of the first in California, Manhattan Beach Brewing Company. Subsequently, he has helped open more than 140 breweries worldwide

In 2000, Michael opened Rock’ N Fish. His first full service restaurant concept, a seafood and steak house in Manhattan Beach that has become a favorite for locals and visitors. In 2009, he opened his second Rock’N Fish restaurant at L.A. Live located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

Adding hotelier to his many titles, in 2004 Michael transformed an urban revitalization project in Manhattan Beach into the area’s first and only luxury boutique hotel, Shade. The hotel has received many accolades, including a place on Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List, in addition to being the magazine’s #6 reason to visit Los Angeles. Shade was also named one of the top 25 trendiest hotels in the U.S. by TripAdvisor. In October 2016, Michael expanded his hotel brand, opening the second Shade Hotel on the water’s edge at King Harbor in Redondo Beach. This project is considered a cornerstone in the City of Redondo Beach’s waterfront revitalization project and has already been awarded recognition as the best hotel in Redondo Beach by the media.

In 2011, Michael opened The Strand House, a highly acclaimed restaurant featuring farm fresh fine dining in an environment that is reminiscent of an elegant yet welcoming oceanfront beach house, complete with stunning ocean views. The Strand House is also home to the Culinary Masters Series, which is an ongoing series of dinners that welcomes celebrated chefs from around the world into the restaurant’s kitchen for one night, bringing their signature cuisine to the South Bay.

In what could be considered a “perfect storm”, Michael’s love of great food, craft beer and rock & roll collided in 2012, when he became a co-founder and one of the visionaries behind the rapidly expanding Rock & Brews restaurant and entertainment brand. The one-of-a-kind, family-friendly, rock-inspired concept, features quality American comfort food and local favorites, a broad selection of craft and international beers, and an energized, rock-inspired environment. Today, there are more than 20 restaurants, including freestanding, airport, arena/stadium, and casino locations.

Michael’s greatest passion lies in his philanthropic endeavors. Each year he enthusiastically helps raise significant funds and awareness for health, education and environmental causes and serves on the foundation board of Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is an active supporter of causes and organizations such as Walk with Sally, Growing Great, and several education foundations.

“Success means nothing if it is not shared with others who are less fortunate,” says Michael. “I am grateful that my successes have afforded me the opportunity to do so.”

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Rock’N Fish is the perfect place for almost any party, big or small.

the mezzanine

A dining area overlooking the main dining area and bar, which comfortably seats up to 30 guests. It's a great place to host a private party, without giving up the lively atmosphere of ROCK'N FISH. Thick velvet curtains can be drawn shut for a more intimate setting.

the patio

An enclosed area located in the front of the restaurant, which comfortably seats up to 40 guests.

Get In Touch

Smaller parties have the option of having an open menu with smaller table minimums. Please contact Jason Cervantes for more information or to book your event.

(213) 324-5263 or events@rocknfishmb.com

120 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

310.379.9900
info@rocknfishmb.com

11:30 am - 10:00 pm  Monday - Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm Sunday


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