Top Downtown Long Beach Restaurants

Downtown Long Beach Restaurants - Fine Dining

Seafood at Kings Fish House in Long Beach
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Prices are the average per person price of dinner with drink and tip.

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555 East

Address: 555 Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 437-0626
Cuisine: American, Steak
Hours: Lunch: Mon - Fri 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Dinner: Sun 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Monday: 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Price: $51 and over
Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking: Valet
Dress Code: Business Casual
Website: www.555east.com
Entertainment: Piano: Thursday - Saturday: 7 p.m. - close

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L'Opera

Address:101 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 491-0066
Hours: of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Saturday: 5 p.m. - 12 p.m., Sunday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Cuisine: Italian
Price: $31 to $50
Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking: Valet Parking available Lunch $6, Dinner $7, Two Hour Validation for all City Lots, excluding Landmark Lots
Dress Code: Business Casual
Website: www.lopera.com
Entertainment: Live Opera on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m..


Note: Long Beach’s most elegant Italian restaurant

The Sky Room

Address: 40 S. Locust Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 983-2703
Hours: : Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Closed Sunday
Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
Price: $31 to $50
Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking: Valet $6
Dress Code: Business Casual
Website: www.theskyroom.com
Entertainment: Live music nightly
Note Elegant penthouse restaurant in the historic Breakers building with a live dance combo nightly

La Traviata

Address: 301 N Cedar Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 432-8022
Hours: : Lunch: Monday - Friday 11 am - 2 pm, Dinner: Monday 5-9 pm, Tuesday - Thursday 5-10 pm, Friday & Saturday 5-11 pm. Closed Sunday.
Cuisine: Italian
Price: $20 to $50
Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking: Valet , street
Dress Code: Business Casual
Website: latraviata301.com
Entertainment: Live music Thursdays
Note Elegant dining room in the historic Wilmore Building away from the main drag

King’s Fish House

King's isn't really intimate. The venue is casual and kind of loud inside, but there's sidewalk dining and the menu is $$$.
Address: 100 W. Broadway Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 432-7463
Hours: : From 11:15 a.m. daily- Sun – Mon until 9, Tues-Thu until 10, Fri – Sat until 11
Cuisine: Great seafood, now serving sushi
Price: $20-50
Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Parking: Validate at surrounding lots
Dress Code: Casual
Entertainment: no
Website: www.kingsfishhouse.com
Reservations: Call
Note: My favorite seafood place

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Alegria Cocina Latina

Address: 115 Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 435-3388
Hours: : Lunch M-F 11:30 – 4, Sat 12-4; Dinner M-W 4-11 p.m., Thu -Sat 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Cuisine: Spanish and Latin American with a California spin
Price: $20-40
Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking: Validate for local lots
Dress Code: Casual
Entertainment: Live entertainment Tue – Sat, Flamenco Show Fri –Sat.
Website: http://alegriacocinalatina.com
Reservations: Call
Note: Fun bar scene with Latin music and a postage stamp dance floor.

Same owners as L’Opera

Cafe Sevilla

Address: 140 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 495-1111
Hours: : Mon-Wed 4:30-11 pm, Thu-4:30 pm - 1:30 am, Fri 5 pm - 1:30 am, Sat noon - 1:30 am, Sun noon - 11 pm
Cuisine: Spanish and Argentinian
Price: $11-30
Payment Options: Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, Diner’s Club
Parking: Valet, validated in garage
Dress Code: Casual
Entertainment: live flamenco and salsa music
Website: cafesevilla.com
Reservations: Required for flamenco show
Note: Romantic flamenco restaurant downstairs, nightclub upstairs; vegetarian and gluten free menus available

Yard House

Address: SHORELINE VILLAGE, 401 Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 628-0455
Hours: : Sun-Thu 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., food stops at 11; Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., Food until 1 a.m.
Cuisine: American Contemporary
Price: $15-40
Payment Options: Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, Diner’s Club
Parking: Validated parking in the Shoreline Village lot
Dress Code: Casual
Entertainment: no, classic rock music piped in
Website: www.yardhouse.com
Reservations: No
Note: Great location at the Shoreline Village Marina, 140 kinds of beer on tap and great food, but usually a long wait to get in, especially on weekends.

Utopia

Address: 445 East 1st. Street (corner of Linden Ave. & 1st. Street)
Phone: (562) 432-6888
Hours: : Lunch: Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner: nightly start at 5 p.m.
Cuisine: California & International Cuisine
Price: $20-35
Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, Diner’s Club
Parking: Lot at 1st and Elm after 5 p.m., otherwise metered street parking
Dress Code: Casual
Entertainment: Live jazz piano Wed-Sat
Website: www.utopiarestaurant.net
Reservations: Call
Note: Cosy atmosphere and good food in the East Village Arts District

The Auld Dubliner

Address: 71 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 437-8300
Hours: : Mon-Fri 11 am - 2 am, Sat-Sun 8 am - 2 am
Cuisine: Irish
Price: $11-30
Payment Options: All major credit cards
Parking: Validated parking in the Pike Garage, meters
Dress Code: Casual
Entertainment: nightly bands and Sunday afternoon Irish Sessions
Website: aulddubliner.com 
Reservations: Yes
Note: An Irish pub with surprisingly good food

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Pier 76 Fish Grill

Address: 95 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 983-1776
Hours: : Sun-Thu 11 am - 9 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood, American Contemporary, Sandwiches
Price: $9-20
Payment Options: All major credit cards
Parking: Validated parking in the Shoreline Village lot
Dress Code: Casual
Entertainment: no
Website: www.pier76fishgrill.com 
Reservations: Yes
Note: Casual space that gets pretty good reviews for the well-priced fancy-schmancy seafood menu

George's Greek Cafe

Address: 135 Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 437-1184
Hours: :Sun-Thu 10 am - 10 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am - 10 pm
Cuisine: Greek
Price: $10-22
Payment Options: all major credit cards
Parking: Validate for local lots
Dress Code: Casual
Entertainment: Belly dancer Saturday nights
Website: georgesgreekcafe.com
Reservations: Call
Note: Family-owned sidewalk café with a casual Mediterranean feel and great Greek food at a bargain price.

Modica’s

Address: 455 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA, Suite 1113
Phone: (562) 435-7011
Hours: :
Cuisine: Italian Deli and Pasta
Price: $12 - 20
Payment Options:
Parking: Street
Dress Code: Casual
Entertainment: no
Website: www.modicas.com
Reservations: No
Note: One of my favorites, the Chicken Bowtie Pasta, is also the favorite of both Southern California professional hockey teams. Modica’s sidewalk seating expands during Grand Prix and an outdoor BBQ is added.

Super Mex

Address: 732 East 1st Street at Alamitos, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562-436-0707
Hours: :
Cuisine: Traditional Mexican, with a tasty Lite Menu
Price: $15-25
Payment Options: Cash
Parking: Street
Dress Code: Casual
Entertainment: No
Website: www.supermex.com
Reservations: No
Note: Additional locations in Belmont Shore and North Long Beach