On Top of the Game with JOEY Restaurant Group


The heart of Manhattan Beach marks the third JOEY restaurant location in SoCal.

As with each of their 29 locations throughout Canada, Washington and California, including JOEY DTLA, the newly opened JOEY Manhattan shares a familiar blend of style and grace, and most paramount, their particular sense of hospitality that has managed to keep the JOEY brand on top of the game. 

First impressions

At each JOEY restaurant location, a host or hostess offers complimentary champagne upon arrival.

While patrons wait to be seated, eyes anxiously scan each section of the room. Be it the bar, lounge, outdoor patio, or even the open kitchen views; the room shows faces of accomplishment, gratitude, and satisfaction.

Tables topped with filled plates inspired by Southern California culture and fresh global cuisine trends pair well with great conversations. Family and friends celebrate spending time together all the while, JOEY’s signature cocktails are ready on standby to ease the tensions around any stark business deal.

Warm and Cozy Nights 

Yet, with the pandemic came some revisions, which JOEY pulled off seamlessly that actually enhance the experience. 

Heat lamps caress the diner forbidding the cold sting of a chilly night. Clear partitions manage to separate each dining table, adding a more intimate setting for each party. Hot meals are brought in reasonable time by a team of cordially-observant servers masked in proper PPE.  

Unstoppable JOEY restaurants 

After months of pivoting during COVID and in abidance with the strict guidelines set by the state of California, JOEY moved forward with the new JOEY Manhattan Beach opening on March 4th (patio and to-go only), increasing safety protocols to match its other locations. 

Guests who chose to patron the newest location found within the posh settings of Manhattan Village discovered JOEYs newest 1,400 square foot patio set up, a cozy and safe destination for outdoor dining. 

“We are beyond excited to finally have the opportunity to open JOEY Manhattan Beach and be part of this community,” said Layne Krienke, President of the JOEY Restaurant Group. “We can assure the community that we are confident that we can successfully and safely open this location, providing a fantastic dining experience for customers and also bringing jobs to the Manhattan Beach community.” 

From masterfully constructed sushi cones and hand-made hummus to the array of globally inspired salads, the JOEY Manhattan Beach menu dazzled with choice cuts, bountiful pastas, fresh greens and signature cocktails.

JOEY – Right Back at It

When JOEY Manhattan Beach and it’s siblings can welcome guests indoors, all will get to experience expansive ceiling features, decorative lighting, handcrafted wood installations and ultra-warm backdrops featuring the artworks of local artists. 

JOEY has set the bar for a new level of hospitality in the restaurant industry. A level, which no doubt contributes to the chain’s huge success. By using every manner of enjoyment to their benefit, JOEY keeps waves of fashionably dressed trendsetters on top of their echelons, returning to patronize the JOEY brand, yet again and again.

Photo Credits: Christina Gandolfo 

Author: Keri Freeman

Military mom and proud parent, artist, writer, musician and film maker. Cocktail connoisseur. Publisher of DTLA Weekly.