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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Long Beach / Catalina

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Long Beach / Catalina? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.7
4.7 (1592)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Long Beach
About the restaurant
Queensview Steakhouse, located on the third floor of Parkers' Lighthouse, is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings from 5-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday evenings from 5-10 p.m.

The Queensview Steakhouse serves upscale Southern California cuisine and features Prime steaks, chops, lobster, and fresh grilled seafood.

Listen to the sounds of local jazz artists --nightly-- This venue offers a 360 degree view and is arguably one of the most romantic rooms in Southern California.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
It was a great experience. I was out with my wife celebrating her birthday, and this place definitely impressed. From the food to the service, everything was top notch. The steak was so damn good!! At the end of the meal, they gave my wife a complementary dessert. The view was fantastic, I recommend making reservations and ask for the queen side views. We will be going again.
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4.8
4.8 (1243)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Long Beach
About the restaurant
The Levant is the place where the sun rises, geographically it covers the region bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea. This region hosted a vast variety of cultures through history creating what is now known as the Levantine Cuisine which is the specialty of Ammatoli.

AMMATOLI is distinctive and extraordinarily fresh and healthy. We use only the finest quality ingredients, honoring the traditional recipes and exotic flavors from the cuisines of the Levant... and served in a warm and welcoming ambiance!

Our Mediterranean influenced kitchen gains inspiration from the best cuisine the Levant has to offer. Our fresh creative menu items are always made from scratch. The result is a cuisine that is tasty and exotic. Levantine food is the epitome of the Mediterranean diet, healthy food, high on vegetables and big on flavor!

For parties of 7 or more, please visit our website and complete the "Events & Large Parties" form.

Top review
Saguarovip
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent place with great service and food. Were frequent visitors
A photo of BO-beau kitchen + roof tap restaurant
4.7
4.7 (832)
$30 and under
French
Long Beach
About the restaurant
Located in Downtown Long Beach, this casual eatery offers California-French comfort food and an urban-style "roof tap" beer garden.
Top review
BethAvip
Dined 7 days ago
Great ambiance. Good variety of food. Everything tasted great!!
A photo of L'Opera restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2612)
$31 to $50
Italian
Long Beach
About the restaurant
Celebrating over 30 years of award winning classic & modern Italian cuisine! Owner Terry Antonelli believes in a warm and elegant approach to fine dining. Chef Walter Cotta shops at local farmer's and produce markets throughout the week to insure the best quality ingredients. Our pastas, raviolis, bread, sauces and desserts are homemade. His menu also includes a number of vegan and gluten free items that are sure to please all palates. For dinner or a private event, L'Opera is a must!
Zagat rated L'Opera as one of the top Italian Restaurants in the United States; Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence since 2005; Southern California Restaurant Writers Golden Scepter, 5 Star Award, Golden Bacchus, Sommelier of the Year 2005 & 2016, Server of the Year, and Restaurateur of the Year Award Winner.

Top review
ChrisH3040vip
Dined on May 14, 2024
The food selection was large enough for everyone to find something they would enjoy. The wines selections are varied and excellent. Prices are competitive. The lasagna was exceptionally good as was the ravioli. Desserts were all tempting!
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4.4
4.4 (2013)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Long Beach
About the restaurant
At the heart of our culinary philosophy is an unwavering commitment to make every meal an extraordinary experience. Fuego-which is Spanish for fire-is a spirited celebration of the coastal cuisines of Mexico, Latin America and South America.

With a vibrantly colored indoor-outdoor dining room overlooking panoramic views of downtown Long Beach and the historic Queen Mary, Fuego is an amazing restaurant in Long Beach CA that specializes in mariscos (fresh seafood). Also featured is a generous array of antojitos (appetizers), as well as tacos, tortas and entrées by award winning Chef Victor Juarez.

The bar serves premium tequilas-the largest selection in the region-that may be sampled at the bar along with handcrafted margaritas and other signature cocktails.

Top review
Enjoyed
Dined on May 11, 2024
Great service, food and beautiful view of the Marina
A photo of Trani's Dockside Station restaurant
4.8
4.8 (91)
$31 to $50
Seafood
San Pedro
About the restaurant
Trani’s Dockside, is a new waterside restaurant launched by one of the port town’s best known restaurant families. The restaurant was able to hold a soft grand opening on May 16, the 98th anniversary of the opening of the original Trani’s Majestic Cafe that opened in 1925 in downtown San Pedro.
Top review
Cinder
Dined 1 day ago
I had the swordfish it was lovely. Love the ambience and good music, not too loud it’s such a nice atmosphere
A photo of Thai District restaurant
4.8
4.8 (658)
$30 and under
Thai
Long Beach
About the restaurant
First and only in Downtown Long Beach Modern Thai, very authentic in taste and ingredients. Features northern style, street food in a hip and modern decor.
Top review
Chup
Dined 7 days ago
Outstanding Thai food. Dumplings, pad see ew, panang curry, and Thai basil were all really, really good. Comfortable, casual environment with attentive but unobtrusive service.
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4.8
4.8 (6253)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Long Beach
About the restaurant
With an ambiance from yesteryear, an award-winning wine list and a menu built around hand-cut and dry-aged steak, 555 East has been one of Southern California’s most talked about steakhouses since 1984. Discover the flagship American steakhouse in Long Beach that makes any occasion special. Private dining capabilities also available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The food was great!!! I had the blackened salmon and my goodness, it was great!!!! I really didn’t like sitting in the covered patio because it was cold. However, everything else was fabulous.
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4.9
4.9 (2487)
$30 and under
American
Long Beach
About the restaurant
Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list in an upscale yet casual environment. Our intimate restaurant features a chic island bar, walls of glass and a spacious covered patio, perfect for people watching. Our exhibition kitchen highlights the talents of our passionate culinary team.

Nick’s is dedicated to perfecting the dining experience through continuous innovation, offering the highest quality food and beverage, and executing impeccable standards of hospitality. The deeply instilled Nick’s culture is personified by its Ladies and Gentlemen – professionals who share a single focus and are inspired and committed to offering great service and creating positive memorable experiences.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
We love Nicks!! The asparagus fries are to die for! I usually always get the Chilean Seabass, but our server last night recommended the macadamia nut crusted halibut with their seasonal asparagus, and it did not disappoint! 5-star service and food, highly recommend!!
A photo of Gaslamp - Music + Bar + Kitchen restaurant
4.6
4.6 (546)
$30 and under
American
Long Beach
About the restaurant
IF YOU CAN'T FIND A TABLE HERE...PLEASE CALL THE VENUE DIRECTLY! (562)596-4718...

LONG BEACH'S FINEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE
Thurs. - Country Night & Line Dancing
Fri. - 80's with Knyght Ryder
Sat. - Concerts, Dining & Dancing
Sun. - Sunday Brunch & Live Music


Top review
ChristopherP
Dined 5 days ago
I want to start off by saying we had a very good time, food was good, service was very good, drinks were good. Our issue was one of lack of information when booking on open table. INFO - THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL COVER CHARGE TO GET IN EVEN IF YOU ARE JUST EATING. We made reservations for my birthday due to the great reviews we found. In LA area from East coast, and came across this restaurant. Did see a show starting at 8, our reservation was 7:30, and did see notes that table reservations required dining/bottle service. Nothing was noted about the $30 per person additional cover charge to get in to pay $150 more for dinner and drinks. There wasn’t anything else around, and we ended up being allowed in to eat, as long as we left within 2 hours. Turns out this was a special event (again not noted on open table or when we called the restaurant), and tables were set up like a prom. Food was the menu food, service again was attentive, show started late so we were barely there for any of it, but what we did see was good.
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