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Tantalum Details

  • 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 & 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
  • "I told my Friends to find a place that will top the food. They both said they couldn't"
    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!!"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • " 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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Very good experience, friendly and attentive staff, great view of the harbor. Try the caramelized halibut!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Fabulous couples date night, love the band, people, vibe and ambiance."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Awesome food, ambiance, service, & view. Wonderful experience."
    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!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Environment very high energy. Meal selection and service good. If your seTed near the band it's very loud"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "First time here &loved it. Food was fabulous. Beautiful view of the water. Loved it"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "My date and I had a great table to take in the Sunset while we enjoyed our meal. Very romantic!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Incredibly loud on a Saturday night due to huge groups, so beware; Sunday through Thursday has been quieter. Superlative service! Food choice is very good to excellent. (Our food was excellent.) View is fantastic and the actual bar is good for dining. Live music, too (during week, if I recall correctly)."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Order the sea bass yummy! I love the chicken lettuce wraps yummy! For a drink Orchid is a great drink very refreshing!! I alway enjoy going here love it"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "1st time dining at Tantalum. The band playing wasn't very good at all, they should have taken more breaks. The food was very good and our server allowed us to dine at a very slow pace."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Excellent Service!! Would recommend for special occassions or a romantic evening. Good Food , Great Service, Good Music, and overall vibrant place to enjoy a fine dinning experience."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This place is okay, but should really bill itself as a vibrant bar scene, not fine dining restaurant. The set up is based around a large bar area that wraps around the restaurant taking over the view of the outside harbor (very few dining tables are next to windows w/harbor views, and those are off to the side, so one feels they're not really in the main dining area). Restaurant bills itself as a fine dining establishment with Calif and Asian cuisine influences. Might be fine food, but it's not a fine dining. Inner restaurant area, inside the wrap-around bar is very noisy. We went for a nice dinner as my wife doesn't eat red meat, so thought the menu would be nice. But, we left the restaurant before ordering any food and went elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "excellent experience, a bit loud though. have to talk loud to hear"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I found this little gem via yelp. I went with the recommendations and I was so happy I did. Bloody Mary's were divine. Calamari was so good. Soaked in buttermilk and lightly breaded with a light Asian sauce. So good. We also had the Tuna Tartar, delish and loved the giant crisps they were served with. The portions were really nicely sized as well. Not huge but definitely not small."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I never had such bad service...it was a birthday party for my wife and our friends were totally upset about the service. It was a first time and I had a bad experience"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Tantalum is nestled among big box stores. Upon entering the restaurant, you understand its prime realty! There are panoramic views of the harbor in this split-level space. The restaurant was lit only by daylight during our brunch. We recommend the duck fries, which are light but flavorful, the artistic triple beet salad, and the mini fish tacos -- perfect bites. If we're ever in the neighborhood again, we'll stop by for the happy hour. Good deals, great views!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Tantalum has a terrific room, great menu, very good food. and the prices are OK. Why so loud? Nobody was listening to the band, but everyone was shouting, trying to be heard by their friends or partner. Although we really enjoyed our dinner, it was probably our first and last at Tantalum."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food, service and general decor was very good to excellent. However the noise level was such that it all but prevented table conversation at anything less than a shout......If you are used to the evening bar scene this is probably not an issue for you...."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Calamari was very good! Our waitress was very attentive and very friendly. My fiance told her that it is our anniversary and that we recently got engaged, she congratulated us and surprised us with free desserts! A tad pricey, but great for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great ambiance but extremely loud. We had a party of 5 and couldn't hear ourselves talking. If your looking for a quite place to dine a loved one, this isn't the place."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Besides the amazing view, the food was fabulous, and the staff were so friendly. Always makes for a great time."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Hi, While all was good, I did find the restuarant too loud. The first time I was there there was not a band playing in the background. With that, everyone need to talk louder. I don't enjoy having to talk loudly to someone across the table or risk dipping my chin in the halibut as I lean over the table to hear the conversation."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food and service were very good. I would come back any time soon for the food, however we did not like the ambience too much noise, much more so when the band was playing. We can heardly hear each other and have to yell during our conversation. I think it's not our kind of place for dining because of the noise level."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a great brunch on Father's Day. The food was fantastic and our server was excellent. I always recommend Tantalum for the food, service, and beautiful view."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Cool, chic, romantic ambience. Feels very zen and almost tropical theme-parking, but not in a bad way. Excellent service, CLEAN, well designed mens bathroom...and no guy in there selling gum, shots of cologne and handing you paper towels. You must peep this spot, angel."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The birthday woman enjoyed the view, ambience, food, and the band that was playing that night."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "SeaFood was terrific, desert, Brass Monkey was a smash"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "huge windows offer great views of passing boats in the channel. Not a large dinner menu so it seams the things they do they do right."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Met a young lady at Tantalum for the visit. Atmosphere nice. good great, pretty good service. Downside was it took the romance away seeing we had to yell to hear one another. Totally killed first date chemistry!!! For us both..boooooooo"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Tantalum is a great date night destination. The wasabi crusted filet was excellent."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were seated promptly. The waitress was able to answer all of our questions about the menu. Very friendly service. The food was excellent. I had the swordfish- I enjoyed every last bite. The noise level was a little high, but what do you expext there is a live band playing in the bar area. Tantalum reminded me of Dukes in Hawaii. So I will be returning."
    Dined on 5/30/2014