Long Beach Restaurant Week starts this Saturday and runs until August 13th, and there is a myriad of restaurants to choose from. So what are you planning for these nine days of pure culinary indulgence? Here are my suggestions to plan out your lunches and dinners, in alphabetical order. Click on link to read full review.
Aji Peruvian – this Peruvian spot has some of the best Peruvian cuisine in Long Beach. Food is great, and the hospitality even better. Make a reservation!
Beer Belly — if you’re into beer and gastropub fare then this is THE place for you. The menu is filled with temptations such as duck fat fries, burgers and sandwiches, as well as a solid beer batter fish and chips.
Berlin Bistro — if you’re looking for something unique and different, Berlin Bistro is just the place. Fresh, clean, tasty dishes are served in an eclectic environment surrounded by nostalgia.
Cesar’s Bistro — this little eatery is off the beaten path, but the Latin-American menu is delicious and made with heart. From flaky empanadas to soft, pillowy arepas, and the best house-made arroz con leche that’ll satiate your sweet tooth.
Chianina — looking for a steakhouse without leaving Long Beach, well look no further than Chianina, from the same people who brought you Michael’s on Naples. You’ll get the same high quality here as any of the big name steakhouses without the stuffiness.
Panxa Cocina — if you’ve never experienced New Mexico cuisine, then you’re in for a treat. Panxa Cocina features some creative dishes including enchiladas with Christmas sauce — a New Mexico staple.
Restauration — this lovely neighborhood spot is perfect for lunch or dinner. My favorite place to sit is in the back garden surrounded by greenery. The menu is simple, yet creative, with solid offerings at reasonable prices. One of the best in LBC.
ROE — stellar cocktails plus mouth-watering dishes leaning heavily on seafood. Ceviche, sushi, and lots more for every discerning palate in your party.
Saint & Second — whether you’re dining with family, or having a girls’ night out, Saint & Second is the perfect spot for a great meal and a couple of cocktails. The menu is a mix of gastropub and modern American cuisines, with thoughtfully executed offerings for a wide range of tastes.
Sura Korean BBQ & Tofu House — I can’t say enough good things about Sura. I know when I come here, I can get traditional Korean dishes for me, and fusion items such as tacos, or sliders for my son. It is probably the only Korean restaurant in LBC where you’ll find these dishes without having to drive to K-town in LA, or Garden Grove in OC.