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The Ordinaire

The Ordinarie is a tavern in downtown Long Beach with a tight menu of mostly traditional pub fare that is consistently good. The chicken pot pie bites are like vegetable and chicken dumplings with a flaky, buttery crust, and the scallion and cheddar popovers go surprisingly well with the honey truffle butter that comes on the side. As far as bigger plates go, we tender order a mix of appetizers and burgers/sandwiches instead of the actual entrees, especially the juicy short rib French dip or the huge fried chicken sandwich with pickles and cabbage slaw. They’ve got great cocktails, an extremely impressive beer list, and live music most nights, so expect to spend a lot of time here.

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