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Navy Proof Food & Spirits, Long Beach, CA

Navy Proof Food & Spirits

4.0
4
53 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
New-American fare | Craft cocktails | Bold flavors

Navy Proof Food & Spirits re-awakens the jovial ritual of the sailors of our past, swapping maritime stories over the rationed spirits they held so dear. “Navy Proof” was a term coined by sailors for the daily rum rations given to them by the British Royal Navy in the 1700s. The historic tale says that the sailors would “prove” the strength of their rum rations by pouring it on gunpowder & igniting it to ensure it had not been watered down.

Experience new-American fare and craft cocktails with bold flavors. Each dish emphasizes technique and texture to showcase the versatility of seasonal ingredients and locally-sourced seafood and meat.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Dining Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 06:00–11:00 Lunch Daily 11:00–17:00 Happy Hour Daily 15:00–18:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (562) 436-3000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Ann Nguyen
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room available
  • Area
    Long Beach
  • Parking Details
    Two hour free validated parking at The Westin Long Beach
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Captain's Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Step aboard Navy Proof's newest culinary adventure: Captain's Brunch, an enticing journey of flavor and indulgence set against the backdrop of maritime charm. Every Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 2 pm, guests are invited to savor a delectable array of dishes meticulously crafted to delight the senses and awaken the palate. As guests embark on their gastronomic voyage, they are invited to explore Navy Proof's enticing beverage offerings, including a selection of special bubbly bottles starting at just $15.00. Toast to the weekend with effervescent champagne or indulge in a refreshing mimosa, perfectly complementing the flavors of the brunch fare.

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

53 Reviews
  1. Topangal

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Located in Hotel Lobby bar area. Nicely appointed with great service. We went after attending a local event. Menu and pricing were average for upscale dining. Creative craft cocktails. Food was tasty but not exciting. Solid restaurant.

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  2. BenjaminK

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    They don’t actually take/honor reservations, so they shouldn’t be on OpenTable.

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  3. NedraD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stopped in for appetizers and a drink before the symphony. Very friendly wait staff sat us in a fun side booth where we could see everything. We ordered hummus and chicken & corn quesadillas. Also two glasses of house Chardonnay. The wine was chilled and delicious. The quesadillas came with guacamole and a spicy aioli sauce. Both paired quite well, each bite was delicious. The hummus came with veggies and warmed pita slices. Also delicious. We were full and happy, ready to cross the street for a night of music.

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  4. KeyonaM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and drinks. The service is extremely slow. Like, extremely, extremely slow.

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  5. VanessaZ

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food, drinks and service were great. The ambiance would benefit from soft music and dimmed lighting around the tables. It’s a little stark looking by tables. The lighting over the bar is pretty though. Maybe staggering the tables a bit more for privacy would be helpful adding some color.

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  6. DavidH

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    When we arrived, we found that the restaurant was part of a hotel lobby. Not a separate area. No one was available to greet us. When we finally caught the attention of a server, and told her we had reservations, she laughed, and said we don't take reservations. Based on the lack of service and the location of the facility, we left.

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  7. ChristianF

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn’t know what to expect and we picked this place because we had tickets to the Nutcracker across the street and were pleasantly surprised. This is a hotel bar at the Westin, with limited seating so do make a reservation as the bar was crowded and no seats avail when we arrived. A bit chaotic when we got there as there was none at the hostess desk so we walked up to the bar for our first drinks. Once served we asked about our reservations and Anthony took us to our table and took care of us. Food was delicious and I would return to try more. We had several of their holiday cocktails and they exceeded expectations. Overall enjoyed our dining experience and I would highly recommend it.

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  8. RonS

    Palm Springs

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were happy with food/service/view after making our reservations on open table.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Didn’t get a drink for 30 mins so we left

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  10. KevinM

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My 1st problem was I walked in and there's no patio seating. This is the lobby bar at the Westin. On Open Table all that is offered is outdoor seating. This was one of the main reasons we chose this restaurant. When speaking with a waiter and even a manager their attitude was "oh well". Then it took almost 15 minutes for us to get service. It wasn't until after I stopped a manager (that had walked past me 3 times) and said something that we got served. We were sitting right next to the kitchen entrance so there was no reason for us to not be seen and anyone notice that we hadn't been helped. Had a great time with the people I was with, but the trickery about a patio and the bad service lessened this outing. Food was decent for a lobby bar. 6 out of 10.

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  11. Stephanie

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The valet was rude which didn’t set the greatest tone, the people who worked the bar were delightful but the food fell short, very short!

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  12. JimK

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Made a last minute reservation for late lunch on a Sunday which was impossible except for this restaurant so decided to give it a try. It is located in the lobby of the Westin Hotel so was some noise, but not busy at that time, got seated immediately. Food was great, especially the salmon dish which was fresh from Santa Monica fish market. Waiter was attentive, quick and cordial. Would definitely revisit.

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  13. Tton808

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great quality cocktails ; memorable

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were amazing, food portions were great. It was way too cold tho

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails, friendly courteous service, good food

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  16. Ryan

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Navy Proof Food & Spirits is a good casual place for food and drinks. My group enjoyed the charcuterie board as an appetizer, then our main courses. I ordered the scallops, and found them to be very tender and tasty. Our server, Shep, was super nice and fun. We appreciate her willingness to help, and also her stopping to chat with us for a bit. I think the kitchen did take a little longer than expected with our dishes, but it was perfect for my group since we were interested in having more time to catch up.

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  17. RobertK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly Recommended- In town for wife's birthday and sporting event, NY steak, Salmon and burger all great. Server was really nice and helpful, pace was relaxed and appropriate. As Westin (Marriott) Titanium, 2 meals were comp'd- that's always appreciated.

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  18. JohnS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant has less ambiance than a used car lot. We received NO service. When my wife finally sat herself she was told to move for a larger party with no reservations despite the fact that we had reservations. Waitress did not reseat us.

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  19. Colelena13

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and the most attentive super sweet service! Can’t wait to go back!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brian was an absolutely amazing server! He know it was my birthday (from making the reservation via Open Table), and he went above and beyond to acknowledge my birthday, treated me to a drink and dessert from his pocket, and provided excellent service. If there were any hiccups or questions about the drinks/food, he fixed it or answered it so quickly. He asked me what I liked and couldn’t drink or eat and hit the nail on the head with the complementary drink and dessert. If I ever return to Long Beach, I would go back to Navy Proof & Spirits for the vibe, food, drinks and especially for Brian’s service!

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  21. fern

    Los Angeles

    64 reviews

    2.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was horrible. Wanted a spec Ialty drink but I was told not until 4 because the bartender was the only one who knew how to make

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  22. JollyBee

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall the venue looked classy and they put up nice Christmas decorations at the main lobby of Westin hotel. My husband and I brought my parents to Navy Proof for dinner. The appetizers were good, but sadly, the sea scallop dinner did not meet expectations. The whole dish was completely salty. My dad and I ordered the same dish and we both did not like it. However, my mom and husband loved their salmon and pomegranate jidori chicken. The other issue we had was the access to Westin from the parking lot. All the signs that should have led us to the elevators to the hotel led us to a different building. We ended up being outside in the rain still looking for the entrance to the hotel. Everything was so strange. In the end, it was a hotel customer who gave us access to the side entrance since he had a card key to let us in. Also, it was very dim inside. Very poor lighting to think it was Christmas time. We are not going back to Navy Proof again.

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  23. EddyC

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Still giving restaurants the benefit of the doubt in later-COVID times, I tend to be more patient with sub-par experiences. After being promptly greeted and seated, waitress took drink orders which were delivered quickly. Food orders were promptly taken but food delivery seemed to take an unusually long time. After food was dropped off by runner (not waitress), we never saw or heard from anyone until all 3 of us were finished eating! Eventually one plate was removed from table but not the other two. One dessert to share was ordered which took so long to deliver (more than 15 minutes), we almost left. In fact, we were ready to cancel the dessert because we had theater tickets... but again, no one was in sight to tell. Food - Meat Flatbread (pizza) was good. Cobb salad was thorough and fresh. French dip sandwich was OK, but nothing great. Found a dime-sized piece of bone (certainly authenticated real roast beef, but almost caused dental repairs) and fries were so salty, they were hard to stomach. Summary: Food 3, Service 2. Hopefully things will be "like before" soon.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, food and drinks are amazing. Thank you

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  25. RobertoZamora1

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food, and vibe. I will be back!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Let me start off by raving about our waiter. He was super attentive and courteous. The food was delicious. We would definitely return.

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  27. DaveB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reservations were easy and accurate, service was very professional and non-intrusive, food was excellent. Overall experience for our family was outstanding!!

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  28. MatthewR

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation based on them having outdoor seating. When we arrived, we were told that they did not have outdoor seating due to Covid, which seems odd. We were told we could order our food to go and take it anywhere. We opted to go to a nearby taco place that had service on a patio. This restaurant needs to update their seating options.

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  29. StephanieT

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Didn't realize this was a hotel restaurant in the lobby, but food and service was great nonetheless. Staff a little stretched due to reunion group that walked in unexpected, but servers were still attentive and food came out timely and correctly. Cocktails and food were delicious. Just wish it was a little more secluded off the main lobby, hence the 3 stars for ambience.

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  30. Brunchlover

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This is a hotel restaurant and bar. It is situated in an open area near the hotel entry and lobby. As such, the ambience is a bit lacking but it did feel “COVID safe”, due to the open, airy location. The drinks were inventive - my cocktail had an edible overlay of a female lounging in a beach chair on top. Table next to us received a smoked highball (Manhattan?) delivered with a flourish under a dome of smoke. My Cobb salad was uninspired but edible. My husband had a tasty entree called pomegranate jidori chicken which he liked. The chief benefit of this place is its proximity to the Long Beach terrace theater. We were able to park under the theater and walk across the street for dinner, then back in time for our show. Our waiter was very pleasant and accommodating - he asked if we had show tickets and made sure we were served in a timely manner. I’d eat here again if I had show tickets.

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  31. MelissaH

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family visit

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  33. gastronome

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice people Confusing signage outside hotel Disappointed that items from online menu not reflected within menu offered at location
    Navy Proof Food & SpiritsResponded on 9 June 2020
    Hi gastronome, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on OpenTable! Please accept our sincere apologies for not having the latest menu available for you to view. The menus have been updated and you should not receive this error moving forward. We hope to see you again in the near future! Sam

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  34. ChristopherM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Never actually eat, from the website it appears look a great restaurant, food looked pretty good. When we showed for Valentines Dinner we found out it was basically the Lobby Bar at the Westin hotel. The dining room was basically in the lobby area. Almost no separation and zero sense of intimacy or privacy. Honestly looks like a great lobby bar but not a great date night restaurant. I suggest they revise the identity they are building on the website to match their reality or find a new location.

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  35. NicoleR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only issue we had was the drinks too a little time to get to us. My Guy spoke with 'James" the manager and he corrected the problem ASAP and even paid for a round. I loved the place, the wait staff was excellent. I am sorry forgot her name( Veronica? Jessica? 0) I am sorry I forgot -Young girl black hair with braces... Sweet and personable... Loved the drinks. I got a coffee and cigarette. I just quick smoking so I don't think that was the best choice lol... But, it was still good. Try the booty -its refreshing and tasty.... Over all the place is nice, Not loud, Not over crammed -Just very nice...

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  36. JerryFlanagan

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu options, taste and service

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  37. LuvShirllington

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food wasn’t anything to write home about but the drinks were great!

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  38. DebbeB

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Cold and overpriced mediocre food.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious!

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  40. susanl

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My friends and I were very unimpressed with this restaurant. Normally, a hotel restaurant has high standards for service and quality. Not this one! The wait staff were polite but aloof at servicing their customers - more interested in hanging out at the bar and talking amongst themselves. The food was mediocre; the pasta lacked flavor and the salmon was dry. The saving grace were the wine and desserts!

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FAQs

Navy Proof Food & Spirits offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 436-3000.

Navy Proof Food & Spirits is rated 4 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Navy Proof Food & Spirits

333 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Additional information

  • Area
    Long Beach
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 06:00–11:00 Lunch Daily 11:00–17:00 Happy Hour Daily 15:00–18:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Two hour free validated parking at The Westin Long Beach
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ann Nguyen
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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