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Navy Proof Food & Spirits, Long Beach, CA

Navy Proof Food & Spirits

3.8
3.8
45 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
New-American fare | Craft cocktails | Bold flavors

Navy Proof Food & Spirits re-awakens the jovial ritual of the sailors of our past, swapping maritime stories over the rationed spirits they held so dear. “Navy Proof” was a term coined by sailors for the daily rum rations given to them by the British Royal Navy in the 1700s. The historic tale says that the sailors would “prove” the strength of their rum rations by pouring it on gunpowder & igniting it to ensure it had not been watered down.

Experience new-American fare and craft cocktails with bold flavors. Each dish emphasizes technique and texture to showcase the versatility of seasonal ingredients and locally-sourced seafood and meat.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (562) 436-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ann Nguyen

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining room available

  • Neighborhood

    Long Beach

  • Parking details

    Two hour free validated parking at The Westin Long Beach

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 45 people are saying

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3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Didn’t get a drink for 30 mins so we left
  2. KM

    KevinM

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    My 1st problem was I walked in and there's no patio seating. This is the lobby bar at the Westin. On Open Table all that is offered is outdoor seating. This was one of the main reasons we chose this restaurant. When speaking with a waiter and even a manager their attitude was "oh well". Then it took almost 15 minutes for us to get service. It wasn't until after I stopped a manager (that had walked past me 3 times) and said something that we got served. We were sitting right next to the kitchen entrance so there was no reason for us to not be seen and anyone notice that we hadn't been helped. Had a great time with the people I was with, but the trickery about a patio and the bad service lessened this outing. Food was decent for a lobby bar. 6 out of 10.
  3. S

    Stephanie

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The valet was rude which didn’t set the greatest tone, the people who worked the bar were delightful but the food fell short, very short!
  4. JK

    JimK

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Made a last minute reservation for late lunch on a Sunday which was impossible except for this restaurant so decided to give it a try. It is located in the lobby of the Westin Hotel so was some noise, but not busy at that time, got seated immediately. Food was great, especially the salmon dish which was fresh from Santa Monica fish market. Waiter was attentive, quick and cordial. Would definitely revisit.
  5. T

    Tton808

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great quality cocktails ; memorable
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Drinks were amazing, food portions were great. It was way too cold tho
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, friendly courteous service, good food
  8. R

    Ryan

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Navy Proof Food & Spirits is a good casual place for food and drinks. My group enjoyed the charcuterie board as an appetizer, then our main courses. I ordered the scallops, and found them to be very tender and tasty. Our server, Shep, was super nice and fun. We appreciate her willingness to help, and also her stopping to chat with us for a bit. I think the kitchen did take a little longer than expected with our dishes, but it was perfect for my group since we were interested in having more time to catch up.
  9. RK

    RobertK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Highly Recommended- In town for wife's birthday and sporting event, NY steak, Salmon and burger all great. Server was really nice and helpful, pace was relaxed and appropriate. As Westin (Marriott) Titanium, 2 meals were comp'd- that's always appreciated.
  10. JS

    JohnS

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant has less ambiance than a used car lot. We received NO service. When my wife finally sat herself she was told to move for a larger party with no reservations despite the fact that we had reservations. Waitress did not reseat us.
  11. C

    Colelena13

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and the most attentive super sweet service! Can’t wait to go back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brian was an absolutely amazing server! He know it was my birthday (from making the reservation via Open Table), and he went above and beyond to acknowledge my birthday, treated me to a drink and dessert from his pocket, and provided excellent service. If there were any hiccups or questions about the drinks/food, he fixed it or answered it so quickly. He asked me what I liked and couldn’t drink or eat and hit the nail on the head with the complementary drink and dessert. If I ever return to Long Beach, I would go back to Navy Proof & Spirits for the vibe, food, drinks and especially for Brian’s service!
  13. f

    fern

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food was horrible. Wanted a spec Ialty drink but I was told not until 4 because the bartender was the only one who knew how to make
  14. JB

    JollyBee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Overall the venue looked classy and they put up nice Christmas decorations at the main lobby of Westin hotel. My husband and I brought my parents to Navy Proof for dinner. The appetizers were good, but sadly, the sea scallop dinner did not meet expectations. The whole dish was completely salty. My dad and I ordered the same dish and we both did not like it. However, my mom and husband loved their salmon and pomegranate jidori chicken. The other issue we had was the access to Westin from the parking lot. All the signs that should have led us to the elevators to the hotel led us to a different building. We ended up being outside in the rain still looking for the entrance to the hotel. Everything was so strange. In the end, it was a hotel customer who gave us access to the side entrance since he had a card key to let us in. Also, it was very dim inside. Very poor lighting to think it was Christmas time. We are not going back to Navy Proof again.
  15. EC

    EddyC

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Still giving restaurants the benefit of the doubt in later-COVID times, I tend to be more patient with sub-par experiences. After being promptly greeted and seated, waitress took drink orders which were delivered quickly. Food orders were promptly taken but food delivery seemed to take an unusually long time. After food was dropped off by runner (not waitress), we never saw or heard from anyone until all 3 of us were finished eating! Eventually one plate was removed from table but not the other two. One dessert to share was ordered which took so long to deliver (more than 15 minutes), we almost left. In fact, we were ready to cancel the dessert because we had theater tickets... but again, no one was in sight to tell. Food - Meat Flatbread (pizza) was good. Cobb salad was thorough and fresh. French dip sandwich was OK, but nothing great. Found a dime-sized piece of bone (certainly authenticated real roast beef, but almost caused dental repairs) and fries were so salty, they were hard to stomach. Summary: Food 3, Service 2. Hopefully things will be "like before" soon.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and drinks are amazing. Thank you
  17. RZ

    RobertoZamora1

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, and vibe. I will be back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Let me start off by raving about our waiter. He was super attentive and courteous. The food was delicious. We would definitely return.
  19. DB

    DaveB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservations were easy and accurate, service was very professional and non-intrusive, food was excellent. Overall experience for our family was outstanding!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    We made a reservation based on them having outdoor seating. When we arrived, we were told that they did not have outdoor seating due to Covid, which seems odd. We were told we could order our food to go and take it anywhere. We opted to go to a nearby taco place that had service on a patio. This restaurant needs to update their seating options.
  21. ST

    StephanieT

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Didn't realize this was a hotel restaurant in the lobby, but food and service was great nonetheless. Staff a little stretched due to reunion group that walked in unexpected, but servers were still attentive and food came out timely and correctly. Cocktails and food were delicious. Just wish it was a little more secluded off the main lobby, hence the 3 stars for ambience.
  22. B

    Brunchlover

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    This is a hotel restaurant and bar. It is situated in an open area near the hotel entry and lobby. As such, the ambience is a bit lacking but it did feel “COVID safe”, due to the open, airy location. The drinks were inventive - my cocktail had an edible overlay of a female lounging in a beach chair on top. Table next to us received a smoked highball (Manhattan?) delivered with a flourish under a dome of smoke. My Cobb salad was uninspired but edible. My husband had a tasty entree called pomegranate jidori chicken which he liked. The chief benefit of this place is its proximity to the Long Beach terrace theater. We were able to park under the theater and walk across the street for dinner, then back in time for our show. Our waiter was very pleasant and accommodating - he asked if we had show tickets and made sure we were served in a timely manner. I’d eat here again if I had show tickets.
  23. MH

    MelissaH

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great cocktails.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family visit
  25. g

    gastronome

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice people Confusing signage outside hotel Disappointed that items from online menu not reflected within menu offered at location

    Navy Proof Food & SpiritsResponded on June 9, 2020Hi gastronome, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on OpenTable! Please accept our sincere apologies for not having the latest menu available for you to view. The menus have been updated and you should not receive this error moving forward. We hope to see you again in the near future! Sam

  26. CM

    ChristopherM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Never actually eat, from the website it appears look a great restaurant, food looked pretty good. When we showed for Valentines Dinner we found out it was basically the Lobby Bar at the Westin hotel. The dining room was basically in the lobby area. Almost no separation and zero sense of intimacy or privacy. Honestly looks like a great lobby bar but not a great date night restaurant. I suggest they revise the identity they are building on the website to match their reality or find a new location.
  27. NR

    NicoleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only issue we had was the drinks too a little time to get to us. My Guy spoke with 'James" the manager and he corrected the problem ASAP and even paid for a round. I loved the place, the wait staff was excellent. I am sorry forgot her name( Veronica? Jessica? 0) I am sorry I forgot -Young girl black hair with braces... Sweet and personable... Loved the drinks. I got a coffee and cigarette. I just quick smoking so I don't think that was the best choice lol... But, it was still good. Try the booty -its refreshing and tasty.... Over all the place is nice, Not loud, Not over crammed -Just very nice...
  28. JF

    JerryFlanagan

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu options, taste and service
  29. LS

    LuvShirllington

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food wasn’t anything to write home about but the drinks were great!
  30. DB

    DebbeB

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Cold and overpriced mediocre food.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!
  32. s

    susanl

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    My friends and I were very unimpressed with this restaurant. Normally, a hotel restaurant has high standards for service and quality. Not this one! The wait staff were polite but aloof at servicing their customers - more interested in hanging out at the bar and talking amongst themselves. The food was mediocre; the pasta lacked flavor and the salmon was dry. The saving grace were the wine and desserts!
  33. RV

    RhondaV

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and atmosphere were amazing! Looking forward to trying brunch soon! thank you
  34. D

    David

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    VERY BAD! We tasted almost everything on the menu and it was BAD. Took way too long and waiters seemed to be high. Not going back, not recommended at all!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Literally no one ever greeted us at the host desk, even though they made eye contact from across the room. They just went back to what they were doing...we’re talking at least three different employees. So we went to the bar, and sat down. Again, LITERALLY, actually, in real life, THREE different bartenders looked us dead in the eyes, and continue to ignore our existence. I never complain on line, as I am a bartender myself, and my friends are servers. But, it was so bad, we got up and left. It was actually disconcerting to have people make eye contact with you, and then completely pretend you don’t exist.
  36. L

    Lydia

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Who knew such an interesting place would be inside the Westin lobby. While certainly lovely it is still a lobby. That said, the restaurant is worth a trip. The menu is creative and filled with potential. The drinks are similarly creative and delicious. I highly recommend the smoking scotch drink and the "Booty". The disappointment was actually in the delivery of the food. We had a collection of small plates, wings (good seasoning but way overcooked), fried green tomatoes (very good but surprising added beets were so small they were impossible to find ), sliders (very good) and the street corn (surprisingly bland). I want to believe with increased business and time this will grow into it's potential.
  37. B

    Bhowie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    The food that we got was very good, and that's about all I can say that's good. The restaurant is really just the Westin hotel bar which was filled with convention attendees when we arrived. Service was very slow. Our waiter apologized for drinks taking a long time by saying it was hard to get the bar's attention. We ordered Nashville hot wings for our appetizer (not hot, but very good) and it took a very long time to get them. We thought about going elsewhere for dinner but we didn't. We ordered one entree of scallops to split (the hot wings portion was large) and two side dishes. One side dish (brussel sprouts) came out in about 15 minutes. Then after we were done, the other side dish (fries) came out about 15 minutes later. We then waited for the main to come out and finally told the waiter (when we could find him) that if it wasn't ready, we would just take the check. He came back and apologized saying that it wasn't coming very fast. Uh, right. It wasn't coming slow either, apparently. We gave up. He took off two drinks from the bill but we left frustrated since what we had eaten was good.
  38. t

    teachermom1954

    Central Coast

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was pretty good. Service was very good. Have a nice glass of wine with dinner
  39. EE

    EdoErgoSum

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Checked in past 7 pm and did not want to go out for bite. Luckily, Navy Proof is conveniently downstairs. Ordered cocktail and burger. The burger had two patties, but it needed bacon and cheese and some pickled veggies. For $20, it had generous amount of beef, but I wish it was more quality than quantity.
  40. FG

    FoodieGal

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    The food was good. But that is all. We were sat at 9:15am for our reservation. We waited over 10 minutes for our server. He came to the table a total of 4 times. We completed our meal at 11am... almost 2 hours for a "quick breakfast" is ridiculous! We ordered Bloody Mary's and a fruit plate which each took about 30 minutes to come out. The Bloody Mary's tasted like Pepperoncini Juice and Tabasco. They were awful! Food took a while to come out too, but was good, so okay. But you better believe as soon as we were done the (manager?) was there with the bill dropped before the plates were even done being cleared. That was the ONLY fast part of the service. Apparently our server had gone on break and we sat there for another 20 minutes waiting for someone to come to pay the bill. After waiting, I got up and walked to the bar to ask if we needed to go to the front to pay. The bartender took the credit cards, then came back to the table to ask how we wanted to pay. Then another person came up and asked if we were ready to pay I told her I'd already given the credit card to the bartender. It seemed that she didn't understand and asked again about our payment... ugh! Once the credit cards were brought back to the table, she hovered, and waited for the credit cards to be signed. At that point my friend was in the restroom so her card was not signed yet. She asked if it was ready, I said no. Before leaving the table she asked again if it was ready, I said no... again. While hovering, waiting for my friend to return from the restroom, she asked how our experience was. I told her about the issues that we had. Her response was "Bad experiences are a part of life." Nothing else ...just wow.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Navy Proof Food & Spirits offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 436-3000.

Navy Proof Food & Spirits is rated 3.8 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Navy Proof Food & Spirits

333 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Long Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Dining Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Two hour free validated parking at The Westin Long Beach

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ann Nguyen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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