Food & Spirits

Brunch So Good, Shade Hotel Extends Brunch at Zinc To Seven Days a Week

An LA’s The Place 2014 Top Pick for Best Restaurants!

The only luxury boutique hotel in Manhattan Beach, Shade Hotel  houses a gem of a restaurant: Zinc Restaurant is a great destination to relax and enjoy distinctive cuisine. The new menu is richly varied with special versions of all-time favorite brunch items, as well as Chef Garasic’s divine creations.

shade hotel zinc restaurant terrace

They have had such a great response to their acclaimed brunch, that they are now extending the hours, and now serve it seven days a week from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

zinc lounge at shade hotel

The hotel’s laid-back restaurant lounge, Zinc at Shade offers indoor seating in the lounge, or al fresco dining on the open, beach air terrace. What a great idea to offer brunch, 7 days a week, all day long.


TRUFFLE KOBE BURGER | snake river farms kobe beef, parmesan true aioli, black true boschetto, wild arugula, caramelized onions, portobello mushrooms, brioche bun, at Zinc Restaurant at Shade Hotel.

“Why limit breakfast to just the mornings, or lunch to only afternoons for that matter?” said Shaunna McKelvey, General Manager of Shade Hotel. “With our new Brunch menu offered 7-days a week you can enjoy our delicious Eggs Benedict at 3pm and our Truffle Burger at 9am! In addition to some of your favorite brunch classics, we are thrilled to offer Shade guests and locals alike the opportunity to enjoy both lighter and more indulgent brunch options, carefully created by Chef Garasic.”


MARINATED HEIRLOOM TOMATO STACK | summer heirloom tomatoes, creamy
burrata cheese, grilled polenta, basil pesto, kalamata olive puree, aged balsamic
reduction, seasoned greens

The only problem you will face, is what to choose on their menu. Everything is amazing.

Zinc at Shade’s daily brunch menu features sweet and savory dishes. The Summer Peach Stuffed French Toast, featuring brioche slices stuffed with sautéed summer peaches, zesty orange cream, dipped in Cointreau custard then topped with citrus whipped cream and toasted pecans is bite after bite of explosive flavor.

zinc restaurant at shade hotel


Low calorie options include the California Fit Fritatta, which is made with two egg whites and one whole egg, tossed with oven roasted tomatoes, asparagus, lean smoked ham, feta cheese and lightly tossed greens, served with a side of pico de gallo.

zinc restaurant california fit fritatta

Shade Hotel’s brunch not only offers breakfast favorites from morning to evening hours, but also includes salads, sandwiches, pizzas and tacos.

Prices range from $4 to $29. For more information or to make reservations, please contact Alissa at 310-469-3466 or visit Shade Hotel at

Eggs Manhattan with Crab Cakes at Zinc Restaurant

EGGS MANHATTAN | crab cakes, baby spinach, roasted tomatoes, poached eggs, hollandaise. Amazing.

Recently named one of the top 25 “trendiest hotels” in the United States by Trip Advisor, is Manhattan Beach’s premiere luxury boutique hotel. It also was deemed the #6 reason to visit Los Angeles! (Conde Nast Traveler). Located at the Metlox Plaza, it intertwines California beach culture and contemporary sophistication

Biscuits, gravy and truffles, Zinc Restaurant

SKILLET TRUFFLE PARMESAN BISCUITS & GRAVY | 3 mini house made biscuits, wild mushroom smoked bacon gravy, soft poached free range egg, served with caandied applewood smoked bacon

The hotel’s energized yet refined interior was designed by Christopher Lowell, and boasts stainless-steel and natural touches that include river rock, running water and exotic bamboo to encourage an environment of balance, harmony and spiritual well-being.  The opaque blue glass, dark wood and flame-filled glass cylinders are a treat for the eye.

Fox 11's Susan Hirasuna visits Zinc Restaurant with writer Tyler Emery.

Fox 11’s Susan Hirasuna visits Zinc Restaurant with writer Tyler Emery.

Shade offers 38 luxury guestrooms, including 5 distinct suites. Travelers or even local ‘daycationers’ will enjoy a refreshing California coastal living experience at the hotel’s spa, incredible indoor and outdoor dining at zinc@shade, and relaxation poolside at the rooftop Skydeck bar and pool.


Shade Hotel rooftoop splash pool

Guests will enjoy discovering accommodations that will allow them to host their dream beach wedding, or simply host a business meeting.


LA’s The Place writer Tyler Emery with Chef Garasic

Shade Hotel  310.546.4995

1221 N Valley Dr
Manhattan Beach, California


The Shade Rooftop Deck

Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach

One of Shade Hotel’s beautiful suites.


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Jane Emery