If you’re looking to impress somebody or finally wear that dress you bought for a wedding and never used, head to Michael’s. This Long Beach staple located on the mostly-residential Naples Island has been around for years, but is still the standard for special occasion dining in the area. Are they doing anything particularly different with their food? No. But sometimes it’s just nice to sit on an open-air rooftop patio, drink martinis, eat a whole branzino, and pretend you own one of those yachts down on the water.
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Pike Restaurant & Bar
Pike in Long Beach is a diner by day and one of the best places to drink beer and listen to live music by night.
The 4th Horseman
The 4th Horseman is a horror-themed Long Beach bar of apocalyptic proportions - expect blood, guts, and great craft beer.
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The Tasting Kitchen
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Pace is an LA legend where you go to feel like you’re eating in the Tuscan countryside, even if you’re actually just in Laurel Canyon.
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Jongewaard’s Bake N Broil
The Bake N Broil is a Long Beach institution for diner classics and incredible pies and cakes.
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