Long Beach & Gateway Cities Restaurants
555 Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802
$$$ Recommended Editor's Pick
555 East is a classic steak house, full of old world style, charm, and superior beef. Dedicated to the art of dining well, 555 East offers choice cuts of USDA Prime beef prepared to perfection, complemented by a wine list with over 600 selections. In addition to succulent and tender steaks, the menu boasts a varied offering of appetizers and accompaniments, from grilled artichokes to fresh oysters, as well as equally succulent seafood, live Maine lobster, and Colorado Rack of Lamb. The ambiance is classic and charming, with marble floors and wood paneling, and on most evenings a low buzz …
9023 E. Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660
The Dal Rae is the Southern California restaurant where 1950s classics still reign. Lobster Thermidor, Pepper Steak, Chateaubriand, Prime Rib, Fresh Fish, Rack of Lamb, Steak Diane, and Cherries Jubilee prepared tableside are among more than 100 items on a truly retro menu, complete with some of the city's best martinis. The kitchen uses only the aged prime beef and the freshest seafood available, so it is no wonder this Rico Rivera institution continues to be a community favorite. The Piano Bar features live music Wednesday through Saturday to entertain those looking to unwind while enjoying a cocktail. Come experience …
5760 E. 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
Nico's is a contemporary American bistro with subtle French and Italian inspiration. Covered in art deco posters and straw-colored walls, this chic and cozy hot spot serves up a wide array of entrees from Dungeness crab cakes to New York Strip. The intimate décor complete with candle light and the upscale ambience makes Nico’s a fine choice for a romantic evening on the town with that special someone. The upstairs cocktail lounge is a wonderful place to kick back and enjoy a drink while waiting for a reservation, should guests arrive early, or just a place to unwind after a …
40 S. Locust Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
With an amazing 360-degree view of the Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles county as well as a history that dates back to 1926, The Sky Room atop the Breakers Hotel is a timeless Los Angeles landmark. Classic Art Deco décor transports diners to the Supper Club era of the 1920's and 30's, when dining out was synonymous with elegance and style. The menu offers French infused California cuisine with elegantly presented dishes that include Maine lobster and Colorado rack of lamb along with an inspired collection of wine that compliments Chef Juan Carlos's menu. Fine china, linens, and crystal hark …
190 Marina Drive, Long Beach, CA 90803
Located on Alamitos Bay, McKenna’s is scenic and serene as diners overlook the peaceful Pacific while delighting in fresh seafood and succulent prime steaks. Although it resides in the midst of bustling Los Angeles, the tranquil eatery allows guests to experience the al fresco ambiance of sailing lofts as the fresh breezes roll in from the picturesque horizon cooling the grand deck. Lighting up the stage five nights a week, eclectic vocal, guitar, and jazz add smooth harmonic vibes to the relaxed atmosphere, entertaining patrons as they choose from a diverse menu with dishes such as the delicious Hawaiian Ahi …
2945 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803
La Parolaccia means "bad language" in Italian, and for those that are speakers of Italian may notice the staff is swearing up a storm. Done in good spirits and only between staff members, it only adds to the charm of this cozy and inviting Long Beach spot. The menu offers all the traditional favorites expected from two chefs hailing from Milan and Rome. While the Limon cello ice cream alone will guarantee La Paroloaccia Osteria a place in diner’s hearts, it is the service is that is truly outstanding, swearing be damned!
140 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
$$ Top 10 Recommended Special Offer
Rogelio and Janet Huidobro opened the first Café Sevilla in 1987, honoring their homeland with a Spanish restaurant in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. After finding additional success in Riverside, they launched in downtown Long Beach in 2006. Mid week, the old-world setting draws business types. Weekends attract a younger crowd for upstairs dancing and dinner shows. Café Sevilla specializes in pans of paella and traditional Spanish tapas. The reasonably priced wine list is especially strong on full-bodied Spanish reds like Tempranillo and Torre Oria.
301 Cedar Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
La Traviata is opulent and ornate, a place where guests can lavishly celebrate the grandest of occasions. The restaurant’s décor pays homage to the style of the nineteenth-century opera house, with crystal chandeliers, sweeping silk drapes, high ceilings, and ornate inlaid wood. The opera theme continues to the entertainment, with live piano nightly, and piano-accompanied vocalists on Fridays and Saturdays. But where homage to the past permeates the ambiance, the menu is refreshingly modern, an inspired blend of unique, novel creations such as Kumquat Coco Prawns and house-made smoked Duck Ravioli, peppered with fresh takes on Italian classics such as …
200 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
$$ Special Offer
For a taste of Mexico in the heart of Downtown Long Beach, look no further than Agaves Kitchen & Tequila. This urban chic establishment is adorned with an impressive portrait, depicting Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, and a mural for the plant that is native to Central Mexico, the agave. Known for its extensive drink menu and the 100 types of tequila they serve, Agaves is the ideal place to have a drink or two with friends or co-workers. The spicy De La Casa Margarita, which utilizes habanero syrup, turns up the heat for all the thrill …
880 Harbor Scenic Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802
The Reef Restaurant in Long Beach sits gently over the water of Queens Bay. With a gorgeous view of the Queen Mary and gentle water lapping beneath it, The Reef offers lunch and dinner during the week, a fine happy hour menu, and the ever-popular Sunday Brunch. The bar serves up customer favorites such as the Rock Coconut and Wild Berry Mojito for those looking to relax. The patio offers a romantic setting perfect for that special occasion with a view of the sun setting over the water complimented by large windows and waterfalls as you enter the restaurant.
200 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
$$ Recommended Special Offer
Located on the corner of Pine Avenue and East Broadway in Long Beach, Gaucho Grill showcases a sensational Argentinean menu in a hip and chic atmosphere that guests will surely enjoy. Gaucho Grill’s outside patio is adorned with traditional Argentinean décor and polished steel accents, marrying a sense of modern day swank with rooted Argentinean notes. Inside, the dining room is dressed in deep red with wood panel walls and a stone archway, giving guests a juxtaposition of three different medium textures, while the atmosphere offers subtle sonnets of Argentinean classics played by a live guitarist. Just like its décor, …
4114 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90814
Located among the quaint Long Beach neighborhood of Belmont Heights is a charming neighborhood diner known for their friendly service and fresh meals. Starling Diner can be found on East 3rd Ave between North Roswell and Belmont Avenue. Guests will feel at ease in the brightly lit dining room, where the décor will make customers feel as if they have taken a seat at their grandmother’s kitchen table. Starling Diner strives to be the idyllic community diner where families and friends can gather over a handmade meal and enjoy the good life. A breakfast of the signature Broiled San Francisco …
5096 East Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90804
The traditional dishes of Cucina Picarelli make this Long Beach place an exquisite one! Seating inside or out, you will definitely enjoy some of the best Italian food Long Beach has to offer. Dinner selections vary from seafood dishes such as halibut checca, frutti di mare and Picarelli’s great and flavorful tri-tip meat sauce atop rigatoni pasta. Vegetarians are also welcome!