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About The Reef

Nestled next to the Queen Mary, and voted Top 100 Best Brunches in America by OpenTable, The Reef Restaurant offers an unparalleled dining experience, starting with the enchanting front walk surrounded with waterfalls and beautifully manicured gardens. Large windows offer a stunning view of Queensway Harbor and the downtown Long Beach skyline that can be enjoyed from all the tables, and from two open patios perched above the water line, while the Sundeck Terrace, with its backdrop of The Queen Mary and harbor waters make for a breathtaking place for intimate weddings.

Offering contemporary cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood and a Polynesian flair. Guests can find seafood and steakhouse favorites, such as our signature Prime Rib, Filet Mignon and seafood favorites such as our Fresh Salmon and Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi.

880 S. Harbor Scenic Dr
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

Dinner:
Mon - Thur: 4pm - 10pm
Fri & Sat: 4pm - 11pm
Sun: 4:30pm-10pm

Brunch:
Sun: 9am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Harbor Plaza

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(562) 435-8013

Website:
http://www.reefrestaurant.com/

Catering:
The Reef is proud to partner with SRC Event Group, one of southern California’s leading event production companies. SRC Event Group specializes in custom catering menus, detailed coordination and innovative design services for off-site corporate and social events. Please contact events@srcmail.com for more details.

Parking Details:
The Reef offers complimentary valet parking.

Executive Chef:
Romel Panis

Private Party Contact:
Jamie Schwarcz: (888) 542-0856

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Reef Restaurant sits right on the water of Long Beach Harbor and Queensway Bay with beautiful views of the Long Beach Skyline and the Queen Mary. The restaurant is filled with private event salons and ballrooms equipped to serve up to 1500 guests for any type of special event. We also offer two outside patios that enhance our stunning views.

Our beautiful banquet rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views. Whether you are hosting a large event or a more intimate reception, we have the perfect space for you. Our talented events team will provide full-service, all-inclusive, one-stop planning to ensure that your event is designed, coordinated and executed with excellence and sophistication.

Please contact thereefcatering@srcmail.com to book your event. We look forward to sharing in your celebration!

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us for Valentine’s Day! Featuring a romantic Valentine's menu. *Regular a la carte menu will not be available. Advanced deposit required to secure reservation. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance or you will be charged the advance deposit.

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The Reef Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (36)
Waterfront (31)
Special Occasion (28)
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Great for Brunch (25)
Good for a Date (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Romantic (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Good for Groups (14)
Casual (13)
Fun (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Cozy (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
People Watching (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Business Meals (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Authentic (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

The lunch menu is outstanding and the food tasty and beautifully plated. The wait staff were attentive and friendly!! We had a wonderful dining experience!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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·Dined 6 days ago

Went for dine LA and you would think the food would be amazing as they want to impress potential repeat diners. First course calamari was pretty good. But the fish and chips were cold and greasy - unacceptable for a seafood restaurant. Desert was meh.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everyone I took to the Reef said it was really nice, looked very clean and beautiful. All would return the Reef for special occasion, food was great, the view was nice and the kids love seeing the Queen Mary and all the boats. perfect place to go to get away from your everyday life.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Loved the ambiance and the friendly staff who took our selfy. Great service for a first timer. I grew up fishing right in front of the queen mary as a kid and would always see The Reef but never went in since I was like 10, now that I'm 39, I'm glad I did and will be back soon. Loved it. My girlfriend enjoyed it as well as I made reservations for her birthday.

P.S.
The Reef has better food than the light house steak house across the bay ;)

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

My family and I got here when they opened at 11am on a Wednesday. It was nice and quiet! It was also the day after a rainy day, so the air was crisp and clean, and the views magnificent! I would love to return for maybe just coffee and dessert. I would sit outside and enjoy the view!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Nice Sunday Brunch. Lots of choices. Excellent views.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

BY FAR THE WORST SUNDAY BRUNCH EVER
THE SHRIMP WAS SPOILED YET THEY HAD IT OUT FOR CUSTOMERS TO EAT
THE NOISE LEVEL WAS HORRENDOUS
WILL NOT GO BACK AGAIN

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

2018 New Years Gala
Good Food
Good Music
Nice People
Good Time

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The ambiance was really really good. Amazing!! The food was average.. un expected in this kind of fancy restaurant.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The 3 course New Year's eve dinner for $65 was SO Delicious! My gf and I got both options filet mignon and seafood dish...lobster scallops etc were great. filet melted in our mouths. the only disappointment w the food was the Hershey's syrup on the tiramisu dessert...made it taste like a kid's dessert. The decor is outdated and the entry area actually has a strong musty smell like old carpet. Place needs a makeover but the large windo water/skyline views and food are the stars here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We visited The Reef for New Years Eve and had a wonderful dinner. We arrived about one hour early and the restaurant was able to seat us right away. They put us in the Ellington Room which was very romantic and had a great view. We were the only ones in this room for most of our dinner. It was pretty cool having the entire room to yourself. We will definitely be back to visit the Reef again! Thumbs Up!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I had a gift certificate through specilaity resturants based in Anahiem, Ca. There wasn't a way to redeem it. I let the resturant know it was our aniversary, other than the waiter saying "happy aniversary", they did nothing else, we had our wedding reception in one of the banquet rooms several years ago, so that was the reason for being at the Reef. It was great at our wedding. My food was cold and our meal was overpriced and everything was alacart. Wow. What a way to spend your wedding aniversary. I am going call and talk to the manager tomorrow, to let them know how unhappy we were. We will not return, the Yardhouse gave us a aniversary desert, last year, with happy aniversary stencialed in cocoa. We will return there where they give great service, sad experiance at the Reef.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Server was excellent, city view wonderful, meals beautifully presented and flavorful. This is my new place to go for clam chowder. Very close to Queen Mary .

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Despite having to wait 30 minutes for a reserved table, we enjoyed The Reef. It was within easy walking distance of our hotel although the many stairs on waterfront side were difficult for two diners. Delightful specialty drinks started our meals: crab cakes, clam chowder, oriental salad, fish and chips were all very good. We then shared a dessert of tiramisu and left very satisfied. Prices were very fair and service was friendly and professional.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The Reef was a disappointment. First - the positive. You can’t beat the view - across the water from Long Beach. Our server was attentive and friendly. The negatives - restaurant is tired and dingy. It needs a complete redo. We almost turned around when we entered. We had clam chowder (pretty good) and fish & chips. Far too much batter on the fish. Their motto is “come for the view, stay for the food”. I can only agree with the first half of it

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Item that we where looking forward where not being served at that time and day

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Horrible. Way too expensive for the type of food that was served. Waiters were rude.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I went Xmas day and as expected it was very crowded. The restaurant did the best to accommodate that many people.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food is excellent. The omelet bar was so delicious, and was my favorite.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was cold and unattractive. The service lacked style, e.g no plates, sharp knives. I have been to the Reef for dinner services many times and enjoyed both the food and the service, but the buffet was not very good. I would have expected better for Christmas Eve.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We sat outside on Christmas Eve for their Holiday buffet. The view was really nice, overlooking the water and Downtown Long Beach. It was about 70 degrees outside with no wind so it was a spectacular December day.

The buffet was arranged with about 5-6 different areas: a breakfast area, salad area, carving station, Mexican food, cheese/meat trays, and a dessert area. I liked the fact everything was spread out so the lines were more manageable. The abundance and variety of food was impressive. I thought the quality of the food was a bit lacking though and I would not dine at the Reef again.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Was very very disappointed with the food!!!!! For the price $47.95 the selection was NOT WORTH IT!!! A lot of the food was Luke warm , the ham was salty and the roast beef had no taste and was tough: I won’t be going back again any time soon... 🙁🙁🙁 The Queen Mary has a much better brunch !!! I have been numerous times and never been disappointed 👍🏻👍🏻🤩🤩

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Really bad experience and the cost so high for food that was like eating in Hometown Buffett very dissatisfied.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Overall the combination of food, service, and superb ocean view table made for a fantastic evening. The only caveat is that The Reef can be a little tricky to find if it is your first time going there so be patient if your GPS goes a little haywire like mine did.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It is always a pleasure to visit The Reef - everyone is so friendly, and takes such good care of you. The food is always delicious, and the view is spectacular.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I came here for a work party and I was very disappointed about the way that the buffet was set up. I was also very sad that most of the people at my work did not get to get what they wanted to order as the lines were so long. I brought it up to the waitstaff and also to the manager but nothing was fixed on my visit. I did not ask for a discount because I felt like the people that were working did a good job of trying to service but there were not enough staff members at all. Even though I have hosted events here in the pass I do not think that I will come back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Love this place! Very lovely view. We always sit outside because it is so California. Brunch is my fave time to go to this venue because i love bubbly with my brunch. Our waiters are always responsive and keep my glass filled. I bring my teen nieces here.. who obviously do not drink, and even though more than half of the people in my group do not drink it is well worth the price.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fun, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a great experience at the Reef for Sunday Brunch. We sat in Augie's section and he was absolutely hilarious. He got all of the different groups interacting and laughing with each other. Service was good, champagne was good & glass was always full!

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Sunday brunch with unlimited champagne is always a winner in my book

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I will not return! If I could give this restaurant 0 stars I would.
Terrible, rude, inconsiderate, and inattentive staff!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Horrible..Horrible..Horrible

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Horrible Service! I regret going. Don’t waste your time

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Bonnie as always super funny. like the vin Scully of the reef. lol

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Reef is excellent for brunch. But, I put in a request for a booth in a particular server's area and, when we arrived, the booths were all gone. The hostess said that they were all reserved, but I got a quick look at the reservation book and we were among the first reservations of the day. It is obvious that the hostesses did not look at the reservation list when they started seating people in the booths. This is a situation that should be addressed.

Other than the seating problem, the food was excellent and the view is very enjoyable.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service, good food, friendly staff was very satisfied with everything, highly recommend this place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Not worth the money for a holiday meal. Very disappointed after reading the ratings and booking for thanksgiving. Should have known better...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This is a review for the Thanksgiving buffet only, not the reef during regular days. The waiters took too long to refill drinks. The buffet tables were dirty with spilled food. Some of the carved meats were dry. Small selection of desserts.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet was my first time at the reef. The food was excellent and plentiful, the atmosphere was great. I will definitely return to try the every day menu.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food and service are always amazing! They were very accommodating to my disabled mom.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We sat on the 1st floor and the food was on the 3rd floor by the time we sat down our food was cold. Overall the service was good considering the special occasion. The view was amazing especially at sunset.

Tags: Romantic
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