Had dinner there with my Husband to celebrate our Anniversary. Waiter was superb, food good and ambience was great. Would recommend it to a friend.
3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good time was had!
This was my second visit to McKenna's. The first was a Friday for drinks with a friend. I saw the St. Patrick's Day menu and decided to return. My girlfriend and I ordered Black and Tans to start just to get into the spirit of things then I went for the Bangers and Mash. I was very happy with the bangers but I wish they had gravy for the mashed potatoes. The grilled Brussel sprouts were a pleasant surprise however a bit too salty for my taste. My girlfriend ordered the corned beef and cabbage and was very pleased with her choice. We also ordered oyster shots, a treat were seldom get to enjoy. With the entertainment, food and good service, it was an evening well spent even if a little pricey.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
I reserved on the same day
I reserved on the same day and was able to get the time that I want. It was a Tuesday night, the place was almost full and there was singing and dancing by the bar. The place was awesome and the food was good. The place is by the bay and a good view I'm guessing on daylight.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous First Date
This was a first date scenario, I got lucky with the location and the guy. The food was awesome and I cant wait to return.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our first time there and a
Our first time there and a very memorable experience. The food was excellent, service was terrific and the view is outstanding. We really enjoyed our evening.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our first visit to McKenna's
Our first visit to McKenna's on the Bay and it won't be our last. Our server, Matt, was very attentive to our needs and the food was outstanding. The view of the bay provided the perfect backdrop for a lovely sunset.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The prawn cocktail set the stage for a perfect holiday meal being presented with such flair that I would have been happy to stop at the appetizer. Well done!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food and service, but
Good food and service, but very loud. Unless you are sitting with the view, the restaurant is dark even with the sun shining.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love having McKenna's in
We love having McKenna's in our neighborhood! They offer several options to enhance your dining experience. Go casual (bar menu) on the outside patio or more sedate in the dining room, both with great water views that can be amazing at sunset! The live entertainment in the bar is always enjoyable.
I'm not sure why they have a "bar menu" and a "regular menu", because we discovered all food items are available wherever you are seated. Everything we've ever ordered has been really good. Last visit, I had the Halibut Special and it was excellent; although at $32, maybe $5-$6 more that I would have prefered to pay. The wine list is varied with some reasonably priced options. Check out the chop salad and/or the fresh cut potato chips!!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & atmosphere. The service was excellent & the marina view was pretty on such a beautiful day. It's close to the Carpenter Theater so it was a nice place to start out a theater day.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super Happy Hour specials
Super Happy Hour specials - Monday night oysters never fail to delight.
4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the beef dip. Was a bit fatty. Service was great
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I lived the food, loved the area but the service was terrible. After I made my reservation I called to reserve a table outside and they said they would put a note in my reservation. Then we got there and they had screwed everything up. Then they have us a really small table for 6 people. Then we had very long gaps waiting for our service and our server got confused with another server and they kept changing on us. They just weren't very attentive. But the food was great and view was awesome.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, greatest staff!
McKenna's brunch menu is so tempting that it's difficult to choose. Everything is delicious. This time I had an eggs benedict made with crabcake and pink grapefruit hollandaise, and it was perfection. Hot little poppyseed muffins were brought to the table immediately and were delicious. This restaurant has one of the best wait staffs of any restaurant I frequent (most of which are in west LA).
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always top notch...
McKenna's has been a favorite destination for many years. Whether on an intimate date, or with a large group, the service, food and entertainment are always spectacular. Never have I had a complaint or a bad experience.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I choosen Mc Kenna's to celebrate
I choosen Mc Kenna's to celebrate my 30th wedding anniversary on that day June 12, 2013. I I'm glad I did it.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server Bert took great care of us, food was wonderful . Beautiful view of the bay. What more can I say?
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had out of state visitors
Had out of state visitors that we took here for brunch. Immediate seating with a great view. Quality service, but not rushed, we wanted to sit, eat, and talk and were encouraged to take our time and be comfortable. Food was served quickly, with good quality. Had the Eggs Benedict with crab cakes instead of canadian bacon, and it was very good. Would go back again. Our friends loved the place.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
On the expensive side and
On the expensive side and noisy, but excellent food and service. Great view of the bay, lots of boats. Great patio bar.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
good time for a birthday dinner
friends were impressed when they walked in and saw that view. the birthday girl got a nice desert with a candle which is a great touch. try the black spaghetti....oh boy good. fresh baked bread too altho i will say for a fancy place why was the butter for the bread served in a plastic cup? odd, but no matter food, good. service good.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fourth of July Celebration
Excellent evening of good food, scenic seating, and service to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Most restaurants are too noisy and crowded but McKenna's Restaurant was perfect for the evening.
We could have a group conversation without a lot of noise from other guests.
Food is always reliable at McKenna's with the freshest seafood and inventive menu.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy hour is great!
good food and drink options. heated patio has marina view. service is good.
7/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is always good and the music is great. The location is wonderful and we always have a good time.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunny So. Cal. Saturday...
From the friendly helpful Hostess, to the personable efficient wait staff, to the tasty food, it was an extremely enjoyable group lunch :-) Given the perfectly beautiful sunny afternoon, we were seated on the patio, enjoying refreshing pomegranate-infused champagne drinks...until it became breezy enough to upend one of the umbrellas! Our subsequent request to move to a table inside was readily accommodated. The lunch menu provides a variety of nice selections (salads, soups, sandwiches, fish, etc.) and there's a more limited breakfast menu with tasty options as well. Recommend the breakfast skillet dish, as well as their crab cake sandwich and clam chowder.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sunday Brunch
Enjoyed the Brunch Menu, especially the salmon with mashed potatoes. Had a mimosa while waiting, enjoyed the water view and was especially impressed with our waiter, Chris.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice menu, reasonably priced. Took friends from LA area and we all enjoyed our choices, from omelets to flatbread. And the fresh mini muffins served were yummy.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & Service.
Excellent food and great service at this wonderful establishment.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
McKenna's, once again Excellent
I've dined at McKennas on the Bay in Long Beach for both personal and business dinners, and it's been consistently outstanding for both. The most recent visit was to welcome my father on his first visit to Southern California, and McKenna's delivered: an excellent view of the bay, delicious food, wonderful service. My only complaint was that there was a VERY noisy table of possibly-overserved birthday celebrants whose loud behavior put a slight damper on an otherwise wonderful occasion.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
back to really good
Either the chef is new or the Sioux chef is new but the food has come back. Time to return and enjoy. Thanks
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for 2
I like the location by the harbor. Great food and ambience. Noise level was a bit loud, but would still recommend for a date night.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Night!
My wife and I celebrated her birthday here, and it was great. We decided not to order an entree, but instead we shared different menu items at random. We started with the calamari, and it was questionably the best we have ever had! We then enjoyed sushi, wich was delicious and fresh. Next we split a bowl of clam chowder. The chowder was exceptional, but what really made it great was the fresh made bread that they served with it. The bread was piping hot out of the oven. The outside was crunchy with specks of sea salt, and the inside was warm and soft. Happy hour beers were a good deal at $3 each. The ambiance was good, and the view was even better. The only gripe my wife and I had was that the padio area felt a little crowded.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Does not disappoint
McKenna's is a great restaurant in a great location. McKenna's has a little something to offer everyone - a vibrant & popular bar, quality entertainment, a small dancefloor, a large indoor dining room, a large patio for comfortable outside dining with a view, complete with firepit.
As a longtime repeat diner, there are old favorites I miss.
I REALLY appreciate getting the outdoor table I requested.
McKenna's doe not need to subscribe to Open Table; but I appreciate the ability to view time availability and make a reservation online.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mr and Mrs G
We had a wonderful time. Wonderful food and wonderful service. Haven't been there in 15 years and it has changed a lot. For the better. I want to go again
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
9 hour date
We arrived and were quickly seated nice outdoor table (as requested). We requested a taste of a wine and ordered a bottle along with a couple sushi rolls. The outdoor music was nice and at a level where we could talk and enjoy it. The staff was attentitive, we continued to enjoy the late afternoon, and evening with another couple bottles and several more dishes. The staff was great and gave us enought privacy but keep up with making sure we had or got what we wanted or needed. It was overall the best experience I have had at a resturant. McKenna's..you guys rock!! Thanks
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I lunch at McKenna's periodically
I lunch at McKenna's periodically with GF's and I like this place. It's Sunday afternoon and our son is home for the weekend. He's in the Navy and will deploy soon and we want to take him to nice places for dinner. My husband says how about McKenna's? He's never been and wanted to try. Both enjoyed their dinner. My husband had the seared tuna and he said it was great and perfect. My son had the salmon and enjoyed his meal also.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect evening. Service
A perfect evening. Service was perfect. Food was delicious.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night Out
On-line reservation was very convenient and we were seated immediately. Good variety of dishes to choose from. Candle on the desert for my wife's birthday made it very special.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the Ambience
The ambience was beautiful overlooking the bay and watching the sunset. Unfortunately we were seated next to a room where a private birthday party was being held. The noise level was extremely loud. We asked the server to close the door.
The food was delicious but pricey. We enjoyed the complimentary birthday dessert - cream puffs with ice cream inside.
I would rate outstanding except for the loud noise and pricey cost of the meal.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great; service even better; glasses always full; attentive waitress's ; great experience
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
View is Outstanding--Food is Okay
We took out of town guests for brunch at McKenna's. They loved the view. We all liked the food, but nothing was out of this world have to go back to eat again. It was good; portion size was ample. Service was very good.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good experience
Took some friends who live in the L.A area, and we have joined them at some amazing restaurants in L.A., including a few of WolfGang pucks. We were looking to take them to a Long Beach favorite, and we are never disappointed with McKenna's food. The menu is varied, with something for everyone, and they have a splendid wine list. I had the lamb, which was cooked to perfection and quite tasty. They serve Sand Dabs there, which is one of my favorite fishes, but difficult to find in restaurants. The only down side is if you want to have a conversation, ask for table FAR away from the bar. They have a band, which is great if you came to hear music. We usually sat further away previously, which works!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an excellent meal and a very low-stress experience. They are always a good choice.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great experience
Had a very nice dinner with my wife. We had Bert for a server, he took great care of us and was helpful with recommendations. Lovely sunset view over the bay. Thanks
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good menu with enough variety. Something for everyone. Good size portion (not too much) and good taste!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy the food and the view. One of our favorite spots
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was great as usual. A little loud after 8. They have a band in the bar. It's a great place to have dinner at 7 and then go dancing. Amazing sunset view...great sushi and the best pot roast ever. Great beers on tap along with excellent wine and cocktails.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had never been to this restaurant. It's kind of off the beaten path at Alamitos Bay Landing. Great ambiance and enjoyed the patio seating with a nice view of the water. Service was good, and the Chilean Seabass is a must if you are a fan. It's hard to find at other restaurants. A bit noisy on the patio for conversation so would probably try dining indoors next time, but overall a good experience.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saturday night dinner
Lovely view at sunset. Fish was perfectly cooked. Great service. Highly recommend for any occasion.
Saturday night was very crowded so I would prefer a weekday evening as it was packed.
Make a reservation for sure.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Affordable lunch date
If you want good food on a budget that is still fine dining, go here for lunch. The prices are more affordable at the time and the service is great.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM