Looking for great food in Long Beach? From February 23-29, Dine Out Long Beach will host the fifth annual Long Beach Restaurant Week. Foodies and gourmands can enjoy multi-course meals and wine pairings for a fraction of the usual price. Dinner selections start at $20, while breakfast and lunch options start at $10.
Whether you prefer seafood, steak or vegan food, there’s no shortage of cuisines to choose from. More than 50 local restaurants will be participating in this one mouthwatering week, including a few of our favorites.
BO- beau Kitchen + Tap will highlight savory vegan and gluten-free dishes, including their famous Brussels sprouts, tomato bisque, wedge salad and ratatouille. Other dishes include beef bourguignon and chicken fricassee. For dessert, BO-Beau will serve slices of banana bread pudding and blueberry cheesecake. Try BO-beau’s signature drink, the La Romantique, made with Hangar 1 Mandarin Vodka, Pom Rose Nectar, lemon juice and champagne.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company has a dinner menu starting at $30 per person that features Forrest Gump’s personal favorites, like Forrest’s Seafood Feast, hand-battered fish and chips accompanied with hush pups; and Mama Blue’s Shrimp Gumbo, including fish, Andouille sausage, okra, poached shrimp and steamed rice. Pair dinner with their signature drink: Lt. Dan’s Pomegranate, made with pomegranate liqueur with Malibu Rum, cranberry and pineapple juices, and Sierra Mist.
EJ’s Pub will celebrate Long Beach Restaurant Week in the most Irish manner– by featuring a prix-fixe lunch menu, dinner menu and the featured cocktail: The Proper, an Irish coffee with Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey and house-made whipped cream. Lunch and dinner will feature Irish staples like Shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and smoked pork belly skewers.
Gladstone’s Long Beach will prepare a $20 two-course lunch menu, a $30 three-course dinner menu and a two-for-$40 menu. Gladstone’s has a diverse menu with ample portions, from fresh seafood and sushi to grilled steaks, leafy salads and decadent desserts.
Chef Matthew Kinney at Hungry Angelina has crafted a creative menu centered around plant-based cuisine for his vegan restaurant. Two prix-fixe menus will include lunch of two courses for $20 and dinner of three courses for $40. Meatless choices include sushi rolls, cauliflower flatbreads and plant-based burgers. Vegan desserts include mango mochi cake and chocolate cake.
Michael’s on Naples Ristorante has put together the fanciest menu for the week, with pork loin stuffed with spinach, steamed mussels and clams and rosemary-skewered swordfish. Pair dinner with their signature drink: the Lucciola, an aperitivo made with vodka, vermouth bianco, strawberry shrub, bitters and soda.
Sister restaurant Michael’s Downtown will offer authentic Italian comfort food and the prix fixe menu is a reflection of just that. It ranges from handmade pasta and wood-fired pizza to fresh salads and grain bowls. End your meal with one of three dessert options: tiramisu, sorbetto or bread pudding.
A restaurant sure to have all the barbecue basics is Naples Rib Company. As a widely recognized barbecue spot, Naples Rib Co. offers their signature baby back ribs and other favorites like slow-roasted tri-tip and prime rib. Both prix-fixe menus for a single person or to share include guest favorites. Naples Rib Co. will also offer its signature drink: Rib Co. Mai Tai, made with orange and pineapple juices, Disaronna, light rum, and a dark rum float.
Rasselbock German Kitchen & Beer Garden is one of the only authentic German restaurants in Long Beach and the only German restaurant participating in Long Beach Restaurant Week. Rasselbock has prepared a $30 prix-fixe menu featuring classic Bavarian dishes with a modern twist, and because they have a huge beer list a beer flight is the first course. The following courses include beef and pork meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce and stuffed pork chops with sage and bacon. Vegetarian options are also available.
Sir Winston’s, named after the WWII British prime minister, is set aboard the iconic Queen Mary. During Long Beach Restaurant Week, Sir Winston’s prix-fixe menu will feature bacon-wrapped scallops and a grilled New York steak entrée, with vegetarian options made available upon request.
Tantalum has created a $20 prix-fixe menu that combines new California cuisine with classic Asian flavors. Featured on the menu are a feta and watermelon salad, seared ahi salad, flatbread and balsamic chicken. Tantalum’s signature drink is Mr. Miyagi, a martini with house-infused sesame oil vodka, ginger liqueur, wasabi syrup, cucumber and lime juice.