Simms Restaurants was founded by third generation restaurateurs Mike and Chris Simms together with, their father Tom who is the son of hospitality legend Arthur J. Simms.
Amidst delays in opening their original concept Tin Roof Bistro, the restless team took on a tiny Manhattan Beach space to open the South Bay’s first craft beer pub Simmzy’s, in 2009.
Three short months later Tin Roof Bistro opened its doors bringing a California wine country bistro to the community.
In 2011 the Simms’ partnered with Chef David LeFevre to open Manhattan Beach Post. Building on their partnership, The Simms-LeFevre team later opened Fishing With Dynamite in 2013 and The Arthur J in 2015, also in Manhattan Beach.
Meanwhile, in 2012 Simms Restaurants ventured out of Manhattan Beach to open a second Simmzy’s in Belmont Shore, followed by additional locations in Huntington Beach and El Segundo.
In 2016 Simms Restaurants welcomed Greg Bechtel as our Brewing Partner to develop craft beers that pair well with our Simmzy’s menu. Our Simmzy’s Beers aim to provide fresh craft beer brewed by Simmzy’s for our guests.
As they prepare to celebrate ten years of business, Simms and LeFevre maintain the same unwavering commitment to providing a guest-first experience.