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Alfresco Dining in Long Beach is Back!

Just in time for summer, Long Beach restaurants are opening their patios and outdoor spaces, and welcoming patrons with open arms! Many of these establishments are family-owned or founded by dedicated entrepreneurs with a passion for the community. From cool Downtown bistros and fun neighborhood cafes, to breweries, beer gardens, and local icons with panoramic ocean views, alfresco dining in Long Beach is back!

 

 

James Republic 500 E 1st St. Long Beach, CA 90802

 

James Republic is a chef driven and farm to table restaurant that serves modern American cuisine and an evolving bar program. The daily changing menu represents the best of what the local markets have to offer. Their philosophy is to begin with a simple passion for food at its very best, then refine and combine traditional flavors, fresh ingredients and all naturally raised meats, poultry and seafood.

 

 

Saint & Second 4828 2nd St. Long Beach, CA 90803

 

The Hofman Family opened their first restaurant on this site more than sixty years ago, and three generations have loved it ever since. Saint & Second brings to life all the craft and quality the family wants to share with their home town – a chef-inspired, come-as-you-are destination with creative, locally-sourced seasonal cuisine, organic cocktails, hundreds of curated whiskies, works by California artists, and a spirit of community and hospitality.

 

 

Utopia Good Food & Fine Art 445 E 1st St. Long Beach, CA 90802

 

Situated at the epicenter of both the culinary and artistic worlds of Long Beach’s Arts District, Utopia Restaurant offers world-class ambiance that will tantalize your senses and whet your appetite. This bistro-style restaurant features delicious continental cuisine, a great wine bar, and a critically-acclaimed art program. Whether you’re feasting on the lovely lamb chops, succulent salmon, or wonderful scallops, or just seeking a scrumptious desert and coffee, Utopia Restaurant offers the perfect ambiance for every occasion.

 

 

Belmont Brewing Company 25 39th Pl. Long Beach, CA 90803

 

Belmont Brewing is the oldest brew pub in LA county and one of the best spots for a brew with a view in Long Beach. Gourmet brunch features dishes like the short rib skillet or the killer breakfast burrito. For lunch, choose from eclectic salads like the Cabo San Lucas, Asian chicken or kale and quinoa. Belmont Brewery Company dinner items include the Hawaiian poke wrap, the classic reuben, and Kobe beef burger. The brewery itself features a seven barrel system expertly constructed by Pub Brewing Systems; two 14-barrel fermenters, two seven-barrel fermenters and seven serving tanks. This enables Belmont Brewing Company to produce over 1,000 barrels annually.

 

 

Boathouse on the Bay 190 N Marina Dr. Long Beach, CA 90803

 

The Boathouse on the Bay is a seafood restaurant situated on Long Beach Alamitos Bay, offering breathtaking ocean views from their spacious outdoor patio and deck. The menu includes an array of fresh seafood, sushi, sashimi and oysters, along with steak, pasta, salads, and full cocktail bar. The open kitchen and wood-fired grill convey a natural feel of an old time sailing loft, with rail wood brick accents, soft lighting, and warm earthy tones.

 

 

George’s Greek Cafe 135 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

 

The Loizides family welcomes you to “a little piece of Greece in Southern California!” George’s Greek Cafe is a favorite among Long Beach locals, providing fresh, delicious meals in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. George’s continues to follow Mama Rodou’s recipes (which were passed down to her from her grandmother), using only the finest imported ingredients, such as first cold pressed extra virgin olive oil from Greece and premium hormone-free grass-fed lamb from New Zealand. OPA!

 

 

Parkers’ Lighthouse 435 Shoreline Village Drive Long Beach, CA 90802

 

A proud recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, Parkers’ Lighthouse is known for its mesquite grilled fresh seafood and spectacular views, and is home to a lovely patio and beautiful two-story wine cellar. At  this time, they are seating a limited number of guests at a safe distance, offering a scaled down menu to ensure an enjoyable dining experience.

 

 

Creme De La Crepe 400 E 1st St. Long Beach, CA 90802

 

Creme De La Crepe is a French cafe offering elegant upscale breakfast, lunch and dinner items in an inviting bakery atmosphere with sidewalk seating. Enjoy the wide selection of handmade crepes such as buckwheat crepes, which offer savory flavors that can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner, and include such fillings as ham and salami. Dessert and breakfast crepes are sweet and made with authentic French flavors. Enjoy a Nutella crepe or a strawberry cream crepe for sweetness that will last the whole day! Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

 

 

Rasselbock Kitchen & Beer Garden 4020 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90807

 

Rasselbock ​is open for dine-in on their patio. Rasselbock specializes in German food with a modern twist, featuring over 35 German and Belgian beers, homemade sangrias and a great selection of German and Californian Wines. The menu includes various versions of schnitzel, sausages, Bavarian pretzels and of course, apple strudel. Multiple vegetarian and vegan options are available as well.

 

Photo credits:

Photo #1: Parkers’ Lighthouse

Photo #2: James Republic

Photo #3: Saint & Second

Photo #4: Utopia Good Food & Fine Art

Photo #5:  Belmont Brewing Company

Photo #6: Boathouse on the Bay

Photo #7: George’s Greek Cafe

Photo #8: Parkers’ Lighthouse

Photo #9: Creme De La Crepe

Photo #10: Rasselbock Kitchen & Beer Garden