The Reef

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1163 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
The Special Events office is still open and booking events. Please call our special event coordinators at 562.435.8013 or email TheReefCatering@srcmail.com to book your event.

The dining room is currently closed to help protect the health and safety of our community. Thank you for your amazing support.

Offering contemporary cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood and a Polynesian flair. Guests can find seafood and steakhouse favorites, such as our signature Prime Rib, Filet Mignon and seafood favorites such as our Fresh Salmon and Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi.

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Happy Hour on the Water!

See the view and be seen at The Reef’s Happy Hour featuring cocktail, beer, wine, and food specials from our talented culinary team Monday – Friday from 4p.m. - 7p.m.
$4 Select Beers $5 Well Drinks $6 House Wines and more!

What 1163 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.3
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3.7
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GaryB
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Was kept waiting for drinks. Food was served late. Other people who came after us were already eating before us. Waitress was serving other people and ignored us and had a bad attitude. Made reservation for Birthday and it was totally ignored at dinner.

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Steve
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The view is incredible! Nice place if you want a quiet time with friends and loved ones.

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vipTorcuatoD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good lobster and Salmon - too much light and had a lot of reflection. Overall I would come back and sit outside

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, Augie was a personable, funny, entertaining, energetic and accommodating waiter. Food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! No wait time, such a pretty view!

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Renee
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Parking is convince , view, food and service are good. but two hour for eating and talking with friend are not enough.

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KHHH
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Nice view but our table was next to a banquet room that was very noisy..steaks were undercooked and waiter was nice but too slow and forgot our bread twice

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AngieH
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal and excellent service! The server was friendly and courteous. We received our drinks and food in a nice order and did not feel rushed, which to me is something that is lacking in a lot of restaurants. They don’t let you enjoy your meal and make you feel rushed. Will definitely return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I'd made reservations for 6:30pm. Tell why, when I get there the restaurant it was close. It shouldn't have let me make reservations if the restaurant is close.

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KechaJ
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was mediocre and the food station weren't kept up most of the food was cold. The price was ridiculous for the experience felt robbed. Best part was the view everything else HORRIBLE SMDH. My boyfriend first time and he was ready to go soon as he realized not enough options for the food and also the way the stations look not to clean around the areas so this will be the last time unless improvements are done.

The Reef
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hello Kecha, We appreciate your feedback and your review. Thank you for letting us know how we can improve ourselves. We will be discussing your concern with our staff and management team. We thank you again for your time. The Reef Management

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mendy was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Me and my boyfriend enjoyed everything.

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vipNeedareservationinandout
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Reef was the best buffet we have ever experienced! The variety was abundant, the quality was excellent and the staff was warm & friendly!

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MarcyG
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We loved the ambiance of The Reef. Very cozy and great views of Long Beach. We had a limited menu for Valentines weekend and would of liked to have access to the regular menu. We were very happy with our food and service was very good as well. I hope to return soon.

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Stephanie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Requested a table with view and was sat in an area that looked like a hall with basic table .. the wait for my reservation was still 30 min wait . . Not to forget they completely forgot to bring out my
Food after I waited for an hour and the restaurant was closed already it was the worst experience I’ve had in a restaurant will not be going back such a waste of $200 and not to mention worst Valentine’s Day . Will not recommend to anyone.. not at all

The Reef
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We apologize for your negative experience and intend to correct our mistakes. All reviews we receive we taken into consideration when bettering our service. Thank you again for sharing your input. The Reef Management

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LeonardB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the atmosphere and the intimate setting which included the ocean view. I will definitely return as a regular customer.

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CheyenneG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

It definitely looks nicer online. I went for Valentines dinner and it was not nice at all. I thought the restaurant overlooked the water but it’s actually across the street from the water. Also they have areas closed off for special events so you’re not even allowed to look at the water or be in the area where the so called “ambiance” is. The food was mediocre. Served on two different colored plates which I thought looked trashy. The cutlery was old.
Worst restaurant I’ve ate at by far.

The Reef
Responded on 22 February 2020

Hello Cheyenne, Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate your feedback. We will be sharing your review with our staff and management. Thank you again for your input. The Reef Management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was very good
Food was okay
Nothing special

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Entrees came before salad and appetizer. Lobster over cooked, mash potatoes watery. Service was unorganized. Not a pleasant experience for Valentine’s Day dinner with my wife 😣

The Reef
Responded on 17 February 2020

Thank you very much for your review. We apologize for your negative experience with us, we want nothing but the best for all of our guests. Thank you for sharing your concern, we will be sharing this review with the rest of our team. We thank you again for your time. The Reef Management

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KimH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Augie was our waiter and he made our brunch so much fun! We will definitely be back and requesting to sit with Augie again. He is a true asset to this restaurant. The food is good, not excellent, but Augie's fun attitude and personal attention will keep us coming back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Is a great brunch, really good food, amazing service. The waiters were wonderful, really helpful and always checking on our table

AJ
vipAudreyJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The menu has changed so much, but the food that was available was tasty

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vipCurtilicious
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great view. Love the updated decor. Food and beverage better than I remember from the last time. Service was very good.

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DianaC
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning view especially from the 3rd level. Amazing service from Augie. He is the BEST!!!! Highly entertaining and great experience. Give that man a Raise! His "Customer Connection" is above board. We had such a great time we made reservation for this coming Sunday too and desperately want to be seated in Augie's section again. The food selection is great. Something for everyone. A very important point is the AC was blasting and it was so cold that my food was cold within moments of sitting down with my plate. Please be aware it is still WINTER.

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Beth
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. The restaurant had a great ambiance and the viewers spectacular.

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Henry
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Unbelievable they need to close the restaurant and start fresh and retrain their employees. The food is
Bland. I’ve gone to the restaurant a handful of times but the last three times were not good. I like to give people a second or third chance before making a decision like this. Good luck to the Reef restaurant.

The Reef
Responded on 12 February 2020

We deeply apologize for your bad experience, your input and review is truly appreciate. We will share your concern with our staff and management. Thank you again for your time. The Reef Management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food3s