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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for our Christmas Eve Champagne Buffet* available 9am-4pm! Adults: $47.95 | Children: $21.95 *Buffet only. Regular a la carte menu not available.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Enjoy our Christmas Champagne Buffet* available 9:30am-4:30pm! Adults: $54.95 Kids: $24.95. *Buffet only, a la carte menu is not available. Advance deposit required to secure reservation. Reservation must be cancelled 24 hours prior or you will be charged the advanced deposit.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us on New Year's Eve featuring a signature NYE limited 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. Contact The Reef for details on our NYE Gala.

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The Reef Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (31)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Special Occasion (28)
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Waterfront (26)
Good for a Date (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Great for Brunch (24)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for Groups (15)
Fun (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Casual (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Romantic (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
People Watching (8)
Business Meals (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving Buffet. Mashed potatoes and Turkey were cold. Valet took 25 minutes to get our vehicle. Overall we feel ripped off.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had the Thanksgiving buffet on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone, and I mean every employee was at their best, from the valet service, hostess, waiter/waitress, servers and behind the scene workers who made it an enjoyable day. Plenty of food and an overflow of all the champagne you could drink. We were allowed to enjoy our meal without being rushed. Between our group of 4 adults we were able to sample just about every type of food offered. Noise level was a little high but considering most people were there for family gathering it was acceptable. Water was not offered but available. We were extremely impressed with the table service. We would recommend "The Reef " restaurant for any type of family gathering.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for the first time to the buffet for Thanksgiving. A little annoyed that I asked to sit outside with a view and they said there weren't any tables, but there were plenty of empty ones. All the meats were excellent. The carvery station had turkey, prime rib, turducken and lamb, all succulent. Fresh simple sushi and seafood. Where they fell down, badly, was the holiday fixins. My daughter is a pumpkin pie junkie. The pies were barely edible. She only ate one bite. Typical bad banquet desserts. And the yams were canned. Seriously? Yams are cheap and easy to cook. And they taste so much better fresh. When you pay $52 for a buffet, you would at least expect fresh food. And for a holiday that's all about the pies, tasty pies. The bright spot was our server was great. And the champagne was off label but actually drinkable.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for thanksgiving brunch. We were there at opening and were seated promptly. Even though we were there at opening the majority of the food on the buffet stations was cold. Our waiter was completely cringe worthy making inappropriate and un-funny jokes for example, about my 12 year old daughter drinking champagne.

Definitely will not be coming back

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great view of downtown Long Beach from the deck. Went for brunch, great omelets, waffles, sushi and all the other stuff. A bit pricey but considering the food selection, probably worth it.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love The Reef, but will never again reserve Sunday brunch at 1:30. The food was cold and a lot less tasty.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Came for brunch with my girls friends and we had an absolute blast. Food was good I especially liked that they resteam the crab and shrimp and add garlic butter and Cajun seasoning. Francisco kept out mimosas flowing and we really appreciate his service!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was decent but the lines for some stations was way too long. Our server did not clear the plates from our table so we had to move them ourselves to the empty table next to us. She was talking to a group of people sitting nearby and took a long time bringing us the water we requested.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Francisco was very attentive and kept our glasses filled 😃

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I was very disappointed with the food and the service. Although the restaurant offered a great variety of food, the quality of the food was not very good. The desserts were obviously store bought. And the lines were horrendous. I stood in line 45 minutes for an omelet that was swimming in butter.
A few weeks ago we went to brunch at Luminarias and it was 100% better and less expensive.
Our server was an elderly lady who seemed to be overwhelmed. She hardly came by the table and when she did the coffee was lukewarm, ugh.
Thank goodness for the view and the waffles. Otherwise, it would have been worse.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was out of this world! Really enjoyed spending my husbands 30th birthday at this restaurant. I look forward to coming back for the award winning brunch!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

went on a Monday it was quiet intimate dinner date, staff was great very attentive.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was a great choice for my 65th Birthday celebration with my family.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Love the location how ever the man assisting us took a long time to help us and bring is bread we did see another waiter taking bread and butter to another couple before us so it did kind of offend me. Another thing when ge to to the restaurant the lady taking me and my husband yo out table noticed some kind of bug on the plates placed on the table she just removed the plates but did not offer another sitting. I did have high expectations from this restaurant therefore it was my 1st option when I heard about it and decided to celebrate my situation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I truly enjoyed my visit and meal there. I will most certainly return and bring others

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was nice.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was a first-time experience for me - which I did not find enjoyable. It felt like feeding at a trough - with some foods looking as if it had been sitting for some time. Did not like the masses of people - and the wait time associated with it for individualized service. Just was not a good dining experience for me overall. I can now place this on the "been there, done that" list - yet never to return.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It’s been more than a decade since we last went to a Sunday brunch at the Reef, and it absolutely didn’t disappoint. The food selection was a home run, and the service was great. The only real problem was the facility really needs a refresh. Carpet needs to be replaced and the oak wood is pretty dated. Such a beautiful view, but the building itself looks a little grubby. That won’t prevent me from back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Came here many times in the past!! Literally only 3 tables of 2 at 6pm on a Thursday. Ouch. Server was very nice!!! Got the filet and was very salty and wish I would have got baked potato because the mashed seemed like out of a can from last week:((((((

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

A wonderful place to take your wife for an Anniversary Dinner or Date Night. The service was excellent and food tasted amazing. Have already recommend the Reef to one of my co-workers.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

For 50 dollars itvwas not worth it there was not a big food selection i came for my birthday and walk away unhappy the waiter was rude and when i asked to speak to a manager no one came maybe it was a bad day but i didnt like it i was outside the view was nice but there were thousands of flies everywhere i really want my money back

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a great time! We were there for my mother in laws 78th birthday and we all enjoyed every minute of it. Food was outstanding. Especially the crab legs and pasta station. We’ll be back again! Thank you to our lovely waitress as well.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My wife and I have been going to The Reef for nine years now. The remodel and additional variety of food was a nice touch. I would recommend that they make a new investment in furniture but our visit was enjoyable as ALWAYS!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Best view ever! Sat outdoors as always. Our waiter, Francisco was great-- He kept our champagne glasses full. Hostess was very nice this time. I love outdoor dining when the weather is great and this has all the ingredients of best weather, good food, great service , great view! I have brought all out of town guests here as long as the service stays great. :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Fun
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good place for brunch and nice ocean view . Wonderful food and friendly atmosphere!! Will go back 👍👍

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Enjoyed the outside seating overlooking the water.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Over all this place was okay I honestly thought the food could have been better and our waitress was fairly old and a bit senile which made the service lack a bit. She kept making cute little jokes that were sweet, (her: can I get you something to drink? Me: yes, hi, we'll take a few waters for the table. Her: It's a drought Ya know!) Lol I would have loved her wisecracks, however, she never brought the waters...or anything else! We asked her runner for everything and that made up for the service, but not entirely.

Tags: Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Business Meals, People Watching
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went with the whole family for my birthday.
Everyone loved the food and everything was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We arrived early and went to the bar for a cocktail. Sat on the sofa. The table had a empty glass & beer bottle. We were never asked if we would like a drink. The table was never cleared. We sat.there for 20 minutes. When we sat down for dinner we had to ask for water twice. We had to ask for bread. My husband ordered the Hawaiian rib eye. It was a thin piece of flavorless meat.
We have come to the Reef several times in the past to celebrate special occasions
This celebration was very disappointing.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I made the reservation for our anniversary and unfortunately it wasn't acknowledged. We had to ask to move tables due to a door not closing properly that lead to a wedding reception. I was hoping for a nice romantic dinner but it was not quite that.

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