Vue Bar and Restaurant

3.8
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$30 and under
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American
At our modern, mid-century bar and restaurant, you can drink and dine with your friends while enjoying the spectacular views of Long Beach. Located on the Penthouse level of the Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport Hotel & Conference Center, we boast a 180-degree panoramic view of North Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, and the 405 Freeway. You can unwind and relax at the bar and sample our unparalleled wine list or sit down with your friends and discover something amazing on the menu thanks to our nightly dinner specials. Whether you’re in the mood to share conversations with family or watch the game with friends on our multiple TVs in the bar, we have a seat for you.
What 37 People Are Saying
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.7
service
4.2
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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K
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Thanksgiving
In the past I’ve had a great experience at this restaurant. The city lights are beautiful. We were a party of six with a two-year-old and an eight month old. They had only one highchair so the two-year-old had to sit in a regular chair with his eyes at table level. We were seated in a separate room with a very large party. The noise was loud but the view was beautiful. We waited 45 minutes after ordering for bread and salads and soup. They arrived after we went to the front desk to complain. The halibut and spareribs were very good but the turkey was very salty. The first course was a choice of unpopular choices. The sides varied but most of the dishes were not tasty. The little ones grew tired and as a result we did not have time for dessert. They boxed ours and when we arrived home we were surprised to find the deserts were so small that you could finish them in less than three bites. The night was disappointing.

BD
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best restaurant in the area. We enjoyed the beef appetizer and cocktails. And the view can't be beat.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Made a reservation, but no host at the host stand. Seating was choose whatever. Very noisy bar. Food options limited. Got a burger & it was just ok. Ordered the strawberry basil margarita & was told they were out of basil. It’s lipstick on a pig. It wasn’t crowded, though. I wouldn’t go back. Too many great options in LBC to go somewhere subpar.

PB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way. Enjoyed my husband's birthday. Thanks!

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Vacation to celebrate our 3rd Anniversary.

M
Los Angeles
131 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is a seriously cool place. It was empty. Once I was there, I understood why. The guy who sat me was super cool. The server was nowhere to be found. When you asked for anything, once you finally flagged her down, it seemed like you were inconveniencing her. The ahi tuna appetizer was phenomenal, everything else was meh. We had a couple of flat breads and soup. The vue is cool, and it should be a much better, much cooler spot. They could also use a decor update ;)

OT
San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

BLTA +E had no Avocodo. Server only told us they were out after we asked. Sneaky.

s
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made the reservation for my daughter who was visiting from New York and she was meeting long term friends from the LA area...she said food was great and drinks too. Also they had a great view window.

JH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food they even went out of there way to be helpful for makenit a great night.

BC
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall5food3service2ambience5

I was referred to this spot by a friend for her birthday and it’s great bar scean and bar menu works for small groups. Finally to my partners doe date night and we both enjoyed the food and the view . It was cold outside but warm inside.

AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Menu was extremely limited and limited and the Cobb salad had a terrible salad dressing on it with horseradish that was inedible. The view was great.

BN
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The restaurant was beautiful.It had a great layout and scenic to say the least. The server seemed overwhelmed with the customer volume and took a long time to take our order.My wife's steak was served approximately 10minutes before my salmon.To add on to my frustration my salmon was undercooked. I wasn't given a chance to express my displeasure or given another option because another host took my untouched meal with no other recommendations. The only fast service that I recieved from VUE was getting a bill that I never requested from yet another host that never introduced himself to me except with a smile. In the future, don't overbook,get better staffing on peak days and hours, and avoid miss cues and delays with food. Thanks for an Awesome 130$ date night.

MD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Understaffed. Service very slow. Food mediocre. Décor kind of industrial. Not very upscale.

WM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would recommend for its view, its not quite 360 degree's but its close. Also I would highlight the restaurant is on the Penthouse level of the Holiday Inn hotel. I didn't know that before booking it for a business meeting with a new male colleague.

V
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This place was a mess, service food, you name it.

i
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

last minute Christmas Eve day brunch with mom and sis who just got back from Canary Islands cruise and rest of family from aunt’s funeral. Staff was attentive, accomodating, professionable and personable. However, food took awhile... our guess was not enough cooks for the holiday. Everyone was happy/satisfied with their meal. Three egg omelette with everything in it was perfect! Not runny, not dry like other brunch places esp with so many ingredients. Pot of coffee per person offered. Bacon cooked to order (crispy as requested. I usually don’t like country potatoes but theirs was good. Would like to go back and try dinner there. Wonderful view of Long Beach!

m
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall4food3service2ambience3

This has a great view of the planes coming into the airport. Service is a little slow and they sometime bring the wrong meal to your table or you see your meal being delivered to the next table...
Food is good- nothing memorable.
drinks are good... desserts are not great... not different..

PP
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met someone for a casual business lunch here; it was perfect. I had the lobster mac; that can be heavy, as Vue did it, it wasn't, just delicious. We were also left alone to chat, while had prompt service when we needed it. Getting there was slightly confusing as i didn't see a sign outside; it's in the hotel at the top (penthouse)

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Mac n Cheese was amazing! Our server Miguel was very attentive. They were able to modify ingredients for personal taste. Definitely eating here again. Had something for all tastes on the menu.

MR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends there for dinner. Sat promptly by window. Service was personal and efficient. Food was delish and good value. Will return :)

r
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Overall, my friend and I had a nice time. Our servers Manuel and Geoffrey were friendly and gracious but service was slow and lacking - table bread never arrived, timing of dinner order was late, asked for clean silverware repeatedly, and we had to ask for the obvious condiments with the burger and fries. It was no huge deal bc we were enjoying each other's company. Otherwise, VUE is comfortable, pleasant, modern,has great views (day or night), easily accessible, has decent-tasting and reasonably priced food, and casual (jeans and shirt). Also, the Holiday Inn is easy to access and self-parking is free. I plan to return with my mother; I know she'd enjoy the views and food.

AM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The view is exceptional. The food was just OK. Had great service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were excellent and fun to talk to. The food was absolutely great and plenty to eat. The ambiance was good with back ground music and a wide view for the area 13 story's up. We will return. Thank you.

M
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was not very good, service was a little sparce, nice view of course. Maybe just come have drink in bar.

g
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Saw an ad for Vue Bar and Restaurant and decided to have breakfast there with friends. On the Penthouse Level of the Holiday Inn. Great view of the city and airport. A quiet spot above the hectic city below.
Very friendly and accommodating staff and excellent service.
Ordered the omelet and it was the best I have ever had--besides the eggs, at least 10 additional meat, cheese and veggie ingredients. So delicious.
You have the option of ordering from the menu or choosing the breakfast buffet.
They also offer lunch , dinner and happy hour. Looking forward to going back.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place . The food is great and service wonderful.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The view was great.
Impossible to have a conversation, because the noise level was too excessive.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The remodel looks great. The food was amazing, and the view is amazing.

CH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Madea last minute reservation on a Friday afternoon because it was near the airport. I wasn't sure what to expect when I showed up, as it was a restaurant in a hotel. I was pleasantly surprised to find it was on the top floor of the restaurant and had a great view. I dined early afternoon and the service was spot on and the mall delivered promptly (cheeseburger cooked to order and sweet potato fries, gluten free). I would definitely eat there again. The big drawback was it was raining and no way park and get in without getting wet. But how often is there heavy rain in CA?

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Other than the fact that they pulled a Prix Fixe menu on us with absolutely no warning whatsoever (and i was specifically looking for this when i made the reservation because it was Valentines Day) everything else was pretty decent. We had the Filet Mignon and Lobster and our bill was $190. The view was pretty cool. So... yea other than the fact that they BAIT AND SWITCHED me which should be ILLEGAL i would totally recommend this to anybody who needs to find a quick solution for the anniversary problem.

SC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The ambiance, service and food were spectacular!!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and clean, view was nice but nothing special. Went on a Saturday night, not very crowded. Menu was not very big but the food was very good, l had the lamb shank and my wife had the steak. Will definitely be back, we want to try the happy hour.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Music in the bar area created a great atmosphere for our Friday night. The food was very tasty.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and Food. wish they had a better wine list

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very mediocre, at best. There were 7 of us and all our food was lukewarm to warm. One of us ordered pizza and it was literally cold in the middle. He sent it back and it came back hot. Food was really a letdown, although it looks great on the plate.

MP
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food & many options! Creative, small, well done menu.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Pretzel buns too heavy. Ice tea was terrible-apparently not brewed. Even the water had a funny chemical taste. French Fries were excellent.