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Tantalum Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tantalumrestaurant.com
  • Email: KristenS@tantalumrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (562) 431-1414
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 2:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am -11:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm-9:00pm

    Sunday Brunch: 10am - 2pm

    Happy Hour: Monday - ALL DAY starting at 2:30pm! Tuesday-Friday 2:30 - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm, Sunday 2:30pm - 6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jack D. Robertson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Tantalum offers customized on-site/off-site catering for any size and style of event.
  • Entertainment: We feature live music four days a week including live soul and R&B by "Dirty Sugar", a live acoustic duo; "The Joneses" and late night DJ's spinning sultry lounge grooves on Friday and Saturday nights. See our website for a detailed schedule. www.tantalumrestaurant.com/events/
  • Special Events & Promotions: Tantalum specializes in weddings, full venue buy-outs, small private banquets and corporate events and has an in-house team of experienced events coordinators to help plan each event to the last detail; Tantalum is the perfect place to host any event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample parking directly in front of Tantalum Restaurant, an underground parking garage for any over flow and valet on the weekends.
A word from Tantalum
Located on the water at Alamitos Bay, deep within beautiful Marina Pacifica, lays one of Long Beach’s best-kept secrets. Step inside Tantalum and take a journey into culinary paradise. Specializing in an eclectic menu of New California Cuisine with an Asian soul, Tantalum promises to please even the most discerning palate. With a daily happy hour, specials, promotions and live entertainment four days a week there is something for everyone.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We received a confirming call for our reservation. We were given an opportunity to relay any special requests and had a great table with a wonderful view. The presentation of the food was beautiful and the flavors enticing. We enjoyed our meals and we enjoyed the jazz/instrumental music. The view is spectacular. Overall we had a wonderful time and enjoyed our meal. We will return again."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was awesome. the view was expectacular."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a great 1st time experience! Collin was our server and he was nothing short of awesome, the atmosphere was vibrant and the food was delicious. Definitely will go back again!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have been going to Tantalum for many years and it's always a favorite; especially for special occasions. We had requested a table with a view and preferably in the quieter side of the restaurant (away from the band). Originally the hostess started to seat us near the band, but was able to accommodate our request to be on the other side. We ended up being in a semi-secluded booth, which was perfect. The kitchen was busy so our entree was delayed, but our server Tyler was constantly updating us, so it wasn't a problem (we were not in a hurry."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food is terrific. Service was incredible-waiter knew his stuff, and was very attentive. The music is soooo loud though. Really have to kind of shout to hear the people you're dining with. At times the radio/background music was playing while the band was warming up and holy cow is it loud. Not a good loud. A loud, like "can someone PLEASE turn it down???" Not sure if it is the volume or the acoustics, but everyone in our party agreed that everything was perfect except for the music."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This place has a great vibe from walking in the door. Valet is only $2, The decor invites you in Its beautiful. The scenery is spectacular. I've been here a couple times and enjoyed each meal i have had. calamari is great. Tuna Tar tar Yum! spinach and goat cheese salad best i have ever had. Happy Hour great prices and great food. I recommended this place to my friend and he ordered the pad thai and loved it. The music was great. all the songs we love to hear. The service is outstanding. This place is a must on your list to go. Enjoy"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food is good. But when the afternoon performer started singing, we cannot hear each other anymore. So we decided to leave as, as I said, we cannot hear what the other person was saying. We were there on a Wednesday afternoon."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This was our 2nd visit. We tried some new dishes and enjoyed ourselves again. Dining at sunset on the Marina is so much fun."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Ambiance, view, live music & great food and drinks. What more could you want?"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Kobe burger is the best. Had a good time as always"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The food, service, and view are outstanding. It can be VERY noisy inside so I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Tantalum was a wonderful restaurant. Everything we tried was excellent and the view of the marina was amazing. Will definite return."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "It was a great restaurant that met expectations and more. There were two of us and it was loud because we were near two loud groups which took away the ambiance. But definitely worth it."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Cool crowds, food could use an upgrade in taste. Portions small. Mac n cheese way too salty. Brie app is not very good."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "On vacation and took some old friends out. Great dinner and a wide open menu. My wife had a wasabi crusted filet and raved about the dish for days. Highly recommended for dinner, drinks, and sunset."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for a normal date. We had the Beef & chips, Scottish salmon and pad thai. My salmon was really devious, my gf had the pad thai, which was kinda salty. beef and chips was ok, could be better if price wasn't so high for such a small portion. Drinks are ridiculous in price. Overall I would only go here for special occasions"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Amazing water views. Well decorated interior and exterior transport you to the Islands. The food was amazing and everyone kept (openly) sneaking forkfuls of food from everyone else's plate. When you are with a close group of friends or family, THAT'S how you know the food is good! Food was super tasty and even the coffee reminded me of the homegrown Kona beans that they never export. Wish we could go more often but 300 miles is a long way to go for a meal."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We were sat in the area on the side of the bar. This area is great during the day for the view of the marina; however at night is not the best as you can hear the live music or people watch. Ask for seating in the main dining room for way better ambience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised with this place. Friendly service. Waiter was prompted and courteous. The food was very good as well. The view was very nice and setting was very hip with music and a bar if you want to hang out for drinks. This was my first time at Tantalum and would go back there again for dinner and drinks."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We especially enjoyed the watermelon salad and the thick calamari. The margarita was outstanding as well!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Love this place.Takes me out of this busy life when I enter the restaurant.Chief is excellent and food presentation is like food telling you eat me now!!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Went here with a friend from out of town and my daughter and son-in-law. We had a 5:30 reservation on a Saturday night in hopes of catching up with each other before the live music started at 6:30. The service was wonderful (thank you Tyler) and the food quite good, but the noise level was too high for anything but shouted conversation across the table."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was delicious....menu is varied with many choices to appeal to varying tastes.service was very attentive, will definitely return. Happy Hour food and drink specials very reasonable."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We love the view and intimate feel of Tantalum with it's dark interior and sparkling view of the water/marina. The calamari can't be beat--in fact I didn't like it until I ate theirs years ago. It was loud, and I found the crowd to be a younger generation than the music played, but maybe 70s music is back."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Amazing restaurant, wish there were other locations elsewhere in Southern Cal"
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "We went years ago and decided to return when we needed a mid-point place to meet friends between Malibu and San Juan Capistrano. It was a Sunday night, and there was a band playing. The noise was deafening! The hostess was sweet and sat us as far away from the band as she could. We were put in a cozy banquet in the adjacent room. It was still noisy and we had to yell at each other to have a conversation. The food and service were very good- but all that was cancelled out due to the extreme noise level of the band. My advice is: call and find out which night/s the band will not be playing, and make a reservation based on that information."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food for all budgets, and taste.. Tuesday half off all bottles of wine from mild to wild sparked my attention and had me a little late for work the next morning. I would recommend this to all age groups, from a first date to a romantic night out. Just a side note, you'd be a fool not to get the calamari.! Will definitely be paying them a visit again very soon."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Thank you for the great food and the waitress was awesome. I am allergic to nuts and she was kind enough to ask that they prepare my food with no nuts. She was very kind and friently. My friends and I had never been to your restaurant and we just loved it. We will definitely be back and possibly to schedule our group events. Thank you for it is always nice to be treated nicely and all the staff I ran into said hello....."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Recently took my wife, on date night, to Tantalum and it was great! We are locals and always dine at the same spots(not like there's anything wrong with that)but changing things up was definately a good idea. After having a great meal and great drinks at a new place, after 23 years with a great women, Tantalum made me feel like it was a first date!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Heard great things about this place, and decided to take my guests out from San Francisco! They loved it, so did i. Live music, with amazing view."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Best calamari ever. Would have been happy with the appetizer alone, except for an outstanding filet cooked exactly as ordered (in our case medium rare). Service was efficient, personable and expert as to the menu and the winelist. Definitely a winner! My credit card will be working out here regularly."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This gem may be situated in a strip mall but once you're inside it's gorgeous: beautiful views of the marina and waterways.The cocktails are excellent and creative. The appetizers are delicious, especially the calamari! The dinner menu is creative and there are good vegetarian options. My favorite is the crispy tofu on soba noodles."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Great food, our server Tyler was wonderful. I asked for a table in the back which was quiet enough to have an actual conversation, but still hear the music."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Our service was great & though noisy, the staff made special accommodation to seat us away from the band & the noise. We celebrated 2 birthdays of our friends & the food was divine as well as the special cupcakes they brought for the Birthdays! Lovely water view & lighting just perfect for comfortable dining."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Amazing food, outstanding drinks, great service...just a great place! Love the live music."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I have always love this place but this day it took 1 hour 30 just to get our food serve. I ask for a manager the hostess handed me a business card and simply said we have a big party so we can have to wait. Like we didnt make because our bill was as much as the big party. I took my friends that haven't seen in over 27 years and they where so disappointed with the lack of service. I am a regular im loved this place but that night it was awful. I hope this get to someone that really cares no matter how big your party is."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This was a fun place with a nice ambiance, nice scenery, and had a good selection of food and drinks. They also accomodated my Vegan Diet. Thanks to Tantalum !"
    Dined on 7/28/2013
  • "Everyone enjoyed the food in my group. For seating, the hostess offered seating near the live band. As I am hard of hearing, I asked to be placed away from the band. They gave us a table the furthest away, but the music was still loud enough that all had to speak up to be heard."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "This place is a hidden gem on the water! You can finally wear that fancy cocktail dress. Or go casual in jeans and a dressy top. It's a bit pricey- but I love the whole package and it's worth it!! It's a place I would like to go to often, but my wallet couldn't keep up. So I'll have to stick to Beachwood BBQ, or Roma cucina for now."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We had a 6:30pm reservations, arrived at 6:20pm and we were promptly seated. We received our water, Then we were ignored for over 35 minutes, when we finally stopped a passing waiter, we were told our waiter would be with us soon, again we waited until the same waiter came by to check on us and offered to get us drinks while we waited. When he came back with our drinks, he offered to take our tantalizer order and also offered to put in our dinner order at the same time to help us out. This server did a wonderful job of taking care of us, along with his assigned tables. He ended up stating as our server through dinner and desert. He did his very best to make a bad situation better."
    Dined on 12/30/2013