Tantalum
Tantalum

Tantalum

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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: 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.
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Tantalum reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (88)special occasion (57)vibrant bar scene (55)romantic (51)fit for foodies (44)hot spot (44)good for groups (44)neighborhood gem (32)great for lunch (20)late-night find (18)great for brunch (18)notable wine list (12)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Beautiful view
    Spacemouse88
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Went to Tantalum on a recommendation from my date. The view from the bar of the marina was awesome! The food was prepared expertly and was very tasty . Will be back for sure soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tantalum shines.
    EPwhiz
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The gentleman who seated us was very put out that we asked to be moved to a quieter table and then asked for the table next to it (before we sat down) muttering under his breath. However, everything after that was great. Our server was pleasant and well informed about the menu. The cocktails were great and the food was sublime. The bill for 4 people including drinks and a bottle of wine with tip came to $230. Not cheap but reasonable given the quality of food and service. Food was delivered quickly and piping hot. We did sit at a quiet table in the back corner which suited us just fine. The music was live and provided by a woman with a guitar who was very good. Overall a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food equals Great Night
    LongBeachFoodies
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Tantalum is one of our top 3 places to go for great food and great atmosphere. The staff is great and the service is fantastic. The food is delicious and they have a great selections of drinks. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MinnieVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We went on a Saturday and it was quiet, but Happy Hour prices applied. The view is exquisite and the food has an Asian flair with amazing tastes. Service was excellent and attentive. relaxed atmosphere on a weekend day. I have been there in the evening when it's busier. anytime is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music volume unnecessary
    Loves2eat
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The ambiance of Tantalum was nice. Right on the canal. However the music made it nearly impossible to have a conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gabs
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Tantalum is one on my favorite places to visit, the food is delicious, drinks are well made, the live band always playing good jams, the server was extremely nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointment Served Fresh Daily
    foodguru
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Massive restaurant that felt like a tacky mall food fair inside. Few menu options for those of us with wheat sensitivities…not even any Tamari sauce, which would be an inexpensive alternative to offer. Pork shoulder special arrived as tough as leather. Table we were sat at was in a far away dark corner. Big fail.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    Hardtoimpress
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I love this space. It's beautiful and the food and service is amazing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The waitress was awesome the service was fast and the food was delicious. Best halibut I have had. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Tantalum!
    NOLAorBUST
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Love this place! Right on the water, great food, great vibe. The bar area is large but unless you get there early, don't expect to get a seat. The calamari here THE best calamari I've ever had! We also had the baked brie served with a spicy Thai chutney glaze. A-mazing! Our server, Chris, was top-notch. Really no complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!!!!
    Stacyb
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I was so impressed with our dining experience! The martinis and steak were out of this world! The mood is romantic and relaxing. Live music! We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • <3
    LTNeighbor
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A friend recommended Tantalum and I loved it. I will definitely be a repeat customer. Loved the duck fries and calamari. However, I wouldn't order the tobacco onions again. They were okay but not anything special. Looking forward to trying the Kobe burger next time!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    swtbabyjames
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The reservation took 30 minutes longer than it was supposed to, but the manager took care of us, greatly appreciated. The hosts were very helpful. The waitor was excellent, even offered to split our table of 15+ checks. The rooms take away from the view and ambience though. Good night starter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    BigRWM
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Always enjoy ourselves at Tantalum! The entire experience is wonderful, and the view is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner dining
    Hona
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My husband and I went to have dinner here for our anniversary. It was a Monday so all day happy hour. It was pretty loud because of Monday night football. We had a good time. Our drinks were never empty. Our appetizers were great and our dinner was amazing. Everyone was really nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    SpecbyShay
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My goal when we found this place and after eating our first appetizer, dinner and dessert, is to try EVERYTHING on this menu. The chef is very innovative and loves being creative. Sometimes, if you ask the waiter, the chef is back in the kitchen "being creative" and you can order the "creativeness" that is not on the menu. But so far, the chicken lettuce wraps for an appetizer, the gazpacho for dinner, and chunky monkey(?) for dessert are my favorite dishes. It's hard to bypass those dishes in order to try something different on the menu. But so far, I have NOT been disappointed with ANYTHING I've tried. The atmosphere is great too. I love sitting at the tables on the highest floor so as to overlook the water and the bar. Very cozy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good as usual
    JDIIIVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was great, welcome and seating was perfect... server did well, but seemed a bit off tonight (distracted by ?)... But will keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big surprise
    Captainmike314
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    From the strip mall entrance you will be amazed once inside. Huge panoramic view and bar. Water and boat views from most tables due to the varied levels. Friendly, energetic staff. Waiter made many recommendations from the menu and was not wrong. The calamari is a must from the appetizer menu. Incredible. Wine list is what a collector might keep at home. Some pricey hard-to-find wines and some inexpensive wines for less favorite relatives. Many wines by the glass too. Service was perfect throughout the meal and the food was great. Best view tables overlook the bar area so if a little noise bothers you ask for a table in the interior area. However the glass wall over the bar made for great views of the boat slips and water.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs improvement
    LBdinner
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Menu needs updating. Food was not the best quality for the price paid. Service and customer attention needs much improvement. Drinks equally overpriced. But live entertainment was very good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lissa
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    A local favorite. Only place I will eat calamari. Beautiful restaurant with an outstanding bar and view. A favorite for birthday celebrataions. Also a great Sunday afternoon Happy Houry
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem hidden among chain restaurants
    MaxEats
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I've been to tantalum several times in the last year or so. Love the view and the food is well prepared. The service is typically outstanding and the waitstaff is attentive. I was a litte disappointed after making reservations for 4 we ended up seated next to a party of 12 celebrating. It was a little difficult to hold a conversation. There were plenty of tables open open seats so I thought this was a small notch on the service side. Otherwise a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance, Poor Food
    devicon
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The view was nice when the sun set, And the inside was very nice. But the Food Was Over priced for the quality I had the Duck it was cooked well but the white bean paste they served with it was not very delightful. My Mothers burgers were cooked very very over done, And my Wife Scallops were way to fishy.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Eats!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I've been to Tantalum several times now, and it literally gets better every time. The food is always unbelievably delicious, the cocktails are to die for, and the ambiance is unmatched! Not to mention that great live music they have playing, and the happy hour! I love taking people here for the first time... they're always impressed and can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Awesome
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    As always, Tantalum never disappoints!! The food and service are unbeatable. We always enjoy our visit to Tantalum.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like dining in Hawaii
    OnoGastro
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Just got back from the Big Island last week where we had dinner at Roys. We felt we were still on vacation. Great views, good food, exotic feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy Experience
    McGrubby
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The fried brie appetizer was delicious, as well as the short ribs & fries. If you're going for dessert you can share the banana bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Jamiestar
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I told my Friends to find a place that will top the food. They both said they couldn't
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tantalum Rocks!
    Gabi
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Tantalum continues to perform as an outstanding eatery. The waterfront views are spectacular! Every item on the menu is scrumptuous and perfectly prepared. This is an epicurean delight no one should miss. We will be back soon! Love love love Tantalum!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LDeWitt
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I have been here many times. When my brother was visiting from Europe I suggested we meet here for dinner. The music was SO LOUD we exhausted ourselves trying to have a conversation. It was a Wednesday evening, and I don't understand why it had to be this way. I was very disappointed, as I don't often get to see my brother.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trying to make a connection
    Eatout
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    When I arrived at 6:30 the restaurant was perfect for a first date. By 7:00 the obnoxiously loud band was playing and no one could talk to each other anymore. The food was delicious (I had the carmelized halibut), the decor was clean and romantic Far East infusion. Just get rid of the band
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All about the ambiance...
    FourGreen
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My fiancee and I have been here twice. We enjoyed wine and dishes off of their limited and semi-pricey menu. Dimly lit, and noisy, it isn't ideal if you want to engage in an intimate conversation with a first date. There's a comfortable looking lounge down by the bar, & I counted 13 tables on the upper dining area that overlooks the entire area. Our recent visit for our anniversary was bad, as the staff wouldn't accommodate our desire to sit closer to the band, despite there being a vacant table. the waitress was barely attentive, and bar flubbed on a specific drink request. The ambiance that we enjoyed the first go-round was gone, thanks to the chaos and confusion. We're not sure how likely we'll return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • thank you
    tantalumexcellence
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was everything described and more. The view is outstanding and the ambiance for a very busy bar scene and an obvious local hot spot is not overwhelming. Knowledgeable waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business meeting/dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Very good experience, friendly and attentive staff, great view of the harbor. Try the caramelized halibut!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the decor
    WeLove2Dine2gether
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had to wait long to be seated with reservations. The manager did come and apologize for the delay. The live music was good, the bar size was good. We really enjoyed the food but probably won't be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great date night!
    2hot4u
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Fabulous couples date night, love the band, people, vibe and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a romantic spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service, drinks and food were great. However, if you are planning a romantic night out, find another place. The noise level was so high I couldn't here the waiter or date!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tale of 2 Stories
    Cubandiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was amazing. The noise level quite high. We had to yell in order to speak to my dining partner. The service was quite slow in every aspect. So if you are not in hurry, don't mind loud music, enjoy the beautiful sunset views and amazing food. This is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • didi1166
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Awesome food, ambiance, service, & view. Wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long Beach Finest
    Gabi
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Tantalum is one of the finest restaurants in Long Beach. With its fusion menu and outstanding water views, this is an epicurean delight not to be missed. Anything on the menu excels in flavor and freshness. One of my faves is the Gazpacho soup with shrimp and crab - YUM. The calamari is exquisite. It has an awesome Happy Hour menu as well. Fabulous dining!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High energy
    EstelleVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Environment very high energy. Meal selection and service good. If your seTed near the band it's very loud
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.