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Permanently Closed - Paradise Restaurant and Bar

3.9
135 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Hot Spot

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Let our friendly and knowledgeable staff create an experience you will never forget. Come taste our extraordinary menu created by Chef Veronica Organista, which includes appetizers such as the scallops on a half shell, manhattan clams, and Mac N'Cheese Balls. Our server will then entice you with entrees such as Sauteed Tilapia, Penne Pasta in a herb cream sauce, and Filet Mignon prepared any way you like. At the end of the meal, your server will personally bring over all of our homemade desserts, made daily by our chef, in hopes that you will enjoy them.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Mon-Thurs 3p-10pm

Fri 3p-12a

Sat 10a-12a

Sun 10a-10p
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Phone number
(562) 590-8773
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Veronica Organista
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Private party facilities
We offer breakfast, buffets, and luncheons for any occasion. Great for business meetings and corporate events.
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Private party contact
Eric Davis: (562) 590-8773
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Catering
Let our Chef cater your next Luncheon or dinner party. We offer a wide arrange of appetizers, entrees and desserts for any of your party needs.
Contact Eric Davis at paradisecateringandevents@gmail.com for more information on how Paradise can cater your next event!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hermosa
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Parking details
Parking may be a little challenging after 6:00pm. Please allow yourself an extra 15 minutes to find street parking in the neighborhood.
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Entertainment
Check our Google Calender on our website: www.paradisepianobar.com for our up-to-date Entertainment Schedule!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
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2.0Dined on February 14, 2013

Arrived for our dinner reservation, was told there was up to a 45 minute wait, asked why, couldn't get an answer, only that they were slammed and people were waiting ahead of us,. There was no attempt to apologize and we were actually told " you can wait or not", we chose "not". Our valentine dinner was ruined, thanks "Paradise", not!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2013

Always a plus when we stop here. However, were a little disappointed that they got rid of our favorite appetizer. The lamb trio. May it rest in peace.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2013

For the first time, service was not as sharp as we expect. I'm guessing our server was new. He kept forgetting to bring things, and had a bad habit of sliding into the booth with guests. It wasn't a busy night, and he had no obvious reason to be inattentive. As always, the ambience changes when the entertainment starts, since there's no way to close the door between bar and restaurant. Harder to talk when the show starts. Food was good, which is why we come back.

I wish Paradise could work something out about parking on weeknights. I forgot we wouldn't have valet parking on a Tueday night, and our friend from out of town had to park far away after battling traffic down from LA. Might choose a different venue next time.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2013

One of my favorites in Long Beach along the Broadway corridor. Great food, drink, service, and the waiters are all gorgeous.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2013

Once again items on my bill which I did not order ... this is why I did not go back for a year .. but "new manager" I thought would mean new training of staff.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2013

Four of us had dinner at the Paradise Cafe this Saturday evening. The reserved table was waiting and ready for us. The service staff were friendly and as playful as we were. Then the food - it was EXCELLENT. I had the recommended fried chicken, which was delicious, but everyone had something different and all were just great, including the short ribs and skinny salad (which has salmon). We all had just a lovely evening.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2012

I love Paradise. They have an outstanding wait staff.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2012

We were very thankful that this restaurant was open for Thanksgiving Day dinng. My partners 80 year old mother couldn't drive to our home, so we decided to find a nice restaurant in her area that was open. We were greeted by the owner and sat by the window of the restaurant. It was beautifully decorated for the holidays and the ambiance was great. Our waiter, James, was not only cute, but he was also very friendly and attentive. The Thanksgiving Day dinner special was a deep fried turkey and gravy with puréed yams, steamed carrots and a cranberry something. We were also offered three different dessert choices: Red Velvet Cake, Apple and Pear Pie and a chocolate dessert, which we ended up sharing. Thanks Paradise Cafe.

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2012

The food was good. We shared a shrimp cocktail to start. While it was flavorful, the presentation made it difficult to dip the shrimp into the cocktail sauce. We both had the steak salad with fried goat cheese. It was a nice portion but again served on a long thin plate that made it difficult to eat. Steaks were ordered medium rare and were both over cooked and a bit tough. Service was less than attentive.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2012

Had an outstanding meal...and my friend who had never been there before was amazed at her meal and the ambiance. She was disappointed that the Fried Chicken was only served on Monday night 2 for 1, since she had experienced some leftovers before....but her Mahi Mahi was outstanding and she will be back again on Monday...

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3.0Dined on September 2, 2012

The food was great and our server was friendly. Kind of a local hangout where visitors may be looked at strangely. I'd recommend this place to those with an open mind who is looking for good food and a different experience.

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2012

Thanks for a wonderful dinner. Our server Chris was great! The food was yummy. Thanks!

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2.0Dined on August 16, 2012

Used to be one of our fave local spots. Menu changed and the favorite items are gone. Food tasted like frozen dinner. 2 for $30 meal was underwhelming. Food came out stone cold. I have recommended this place to everyone - thought it was a hidden gem. Now it's just a bar on Broadway :-(

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2012

Great service, and the food is absolutely amazing! I always have a great meal when I come here!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2012

Came to see Saif, was not disappointed!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2012

David was a great server this evening...probably the best server I have had here....made the evening more fun.....

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2012

Paradise has an interesting flavor and look that I have yet to find anywhere else, I don't think I've ever heard of a restaurant having different menus for different days of the week before. The staff there is really friendly, and go out of their way to make me feel at home, and the food is absolutely amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2012

Almost always a great experience.....like the new menu choices as well.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2012

The food is okay, if you are on a date or romantic evening this is not the place for you, the dining area is next to the piano bar and very hard to have a converationit could be noisy. the service is adequate

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2012

Love all the choices! Diverse menu. Everything is delicious and reasonable prices. The service is impeccable. Great evening!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2012

Friendly, local gay Long Beach bar and restaurant.

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2.0Dined on January 29, 2012

Normally the food is great. I don't know if this was an off day for the cook or if there has been a change in cooks, but two of my guest were disappointed in their meal preparation.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2012

Our new favorite spot for Monday nights!

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2011

The food is good, but manager Eric Davis and his very friendly, hard working staff is what makes Paradise one of my favorite places to dine. You will not be treated better any place else.

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2011

Went fot Thanksgiving dinner. Food was okay but definitely not like Mom used to make. White creamy gravy over smoked turkey was not what I was hoping for. The vegetables were crisp steamed and delicious. The stuffing and sweet potatoes were great. But no mashed potatoes? Mom where were you? Staff is friendly and helpful. Have been here before and loved the food.

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3.0Dined on November 19, 2011

Paradise is a nice locals, gay friendly restaurant and bar. The food is average but not great and sometimes the kitchen definitely tries to stretch their creativity beyond their skills. Order something simple and you'll enjoy it. The service is always good.

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2011

VERY good food and good drinks. Monday night menu - two for one - was a pleasant surprise!!

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1.0Dined on September 30, 2011

If you like to watch strippers when eating dinner - this place might be for you.

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3.0Dined on September 23, 2011

Good food, fun atmosphere! A bit on the pricey side I think, for what you get. The $6 martinis however were a great bargain! :) Very noisy, not a place for a romantic interlude.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2011

Food just keeps getting better. Nightly specials make every experience different. Service is always thoughtful. Special requests are almost always accepteed.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2011

We live in the area and decided to try it since it was 1,000 pts. We were floored at how outstanding the food was. Dessert was amazing too. My husband wanted to meet the Chef because it was so great. Our server Chris was amazing & took great care of us. Nothing I would change. Lamb trio beats any place I've been. Great job Paradise!!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2011

Four of us enjoyed our entire experience of tasty entrees, nice wine, and excellent service in the restaurant followed by after-dinner drinks & fun in the piano bar!

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2011

I have eaten several times at Paradise. My service was not as good this time as in the past. I don't think the restaurant was busy at all...just might have been an off night. The food is always good and hot. The scenery is always nice..host very nice. The Piano singer seemed especially good this particular evening....I would recommend this restaurant and I would certainly return.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2011

Service is generally good but can be spotty when the servers think they're busy.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2011

GREAT!!!! EXPERIENCE ...ENJOY MY MEAL, THE SERVICE WAS REMARCABLE...I WILL GO BACK AND I WILL TELL A FRIEND

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2011

Always a great experience although it was tough keeping the glasses filled and I wasn't offered a second cocktail despite my empty glass.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2011

It was awful loud...but we really enjoyed our dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2011

Service n place was nice but the parking is awful

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2011

We were 20 minujtes late to our reservation and they still had our table. Parking is horrible in that area. They were out of the pork chop that I ordered but offered me a bone in pork chop from the main menu. Score on that one! The service was fantastic and the food was fresh and delishous.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2011

We have never eaten at Paradise Restaurant even though we had passed by it hundreds of times. In my mind it was more part of the bar scene along Broadway and not really a restaurant. I was wrong. The food was great. We went for brunch on Sunday because Ken had a Groupon that he had purchased for this establishment. The Eggs Benedict were great and served with Hash Browns that were good, crispy and brown, cooked in a skillet by the look of them. Rob had the Smoked Salmon platter and was wild about the quality and the presentation. Ken had the Steak and Eggs and while he asked for only 2 eggs instead of 3, he received 3 eggs that were a little over-poached and steak over done. The server did little to check up on us and...see yelp

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