This blog post was updated on October 9, 2018.
Long Beach may not be the first California city that comes to mind for culinary culture, but a recent visit proved that it has plenty to rival its northern neighbor, Los Angeles. Here are five places to check out the next time you find yourself in Long Beach.
6272 E Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803
Specializing in New Californian Cuisine (with international influences), Tantalum will please even the pickiest of foodies. Settle into the Asian-inspired interior and order up a tantalizing entrée like Miso Caramelized Butterfish, Plum Hoisin Chicken, or a flavorful Kobe Beef Burger. Tantalum has a great happy hour, too.
4th Street Vine
2142 E 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814
If you’re in the mood for a cozy wine bar, look no further. 4th Street Vine is known for their unique wine flights, so order one up with a few tasty small plates to go with it. It wine isn’t your thing, you can always settle into a comfy couch with a draft Belgian beer. 4th Street Vine features live jazz on the weekends.
Beachwood BBQ and Brewing
210 E. 3rd Street, Long Beach, CA 90802
For mouth-watering BBQ and craft beers, head straight to Beachwood BBQ and Brewing. This locally-owned restaurant takes the best of BBQ and beer and adds innovative twists to awaken your palette. Everything is homemade on-site— absolutely delicious.
Alegria Cocina Latina
101 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
Located on the bustling Pine Avenue, Alegria Cocina Latina specialized in innovative Latin cuisine. With a lively ambiance (live music and Flamenco dancing on the weekend), tantalizing cuisine, and tasty cocktails, you simply can’t go wrong.
555 East Restaurant
555 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802
Where’s the beef? The answer to that question is easy: At 555 East. For over a decade, 555 East has been serving up superior prime beef, complimented by a sophisticated wine list and classic craft cocktails. The restaurant’s interior is “steak-house chic,” making for an all-around classy experience.
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