Combine palate-pleasing cuisine, a laid-back atmosphere, and a charming dinner partner to execute a romantic date night. If you’re in the Long Beach area, there are numerous establishments that serve excellent food, backed by a relaxing ambiance. Here are five of Long Beach’s best date night restaurants.
1. The Sky Room
Nestled atop the iconic Breakers Hotel, the Sky Room is considered one of the best restaurants in Long Beach, having received Open Table’s Diners’ Choice Awards for Best Overall Restaurant, Most Romantic Restaurant in Long Beach, Restaurant with the Best Ambiance, Restaurant with the Best Scenic View, and Restaurant with the Best Service. And if those accomplishments alone haven’t won you ever, the seafood and steakhouse also offers an extensive dinner, dessert, and wine menu, with mouth-watering delicacies, such as Oysters Rockefeller, Wild Alaskan King Salmon, and Classic Tiramisu.
2. Sir Winston’s
Come aboard The Queen Mary and experience five-star, award-winning dining, coupled with impeccable service, and a seaside view that can’t be beat. Ideal for any formal occasion, Sir Winston’s offers a gourmet menu that includes many traditional favorites, such as Rack of Lamb and Beef Wellington. The establishment also offers fresh seafood, and numerous vegetarian options. Sir Winston’s has been named one of the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in American for 2015 by OpenTable, and provides live piano entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights.
3. 555 East American Steakhouse
For your next date night, visit one of Southern California’s most talked-about steakhouses, the 555 East American Steakhouse. The popular dining establishment serves USDA prime steaks, hand-cut from beef that has been corn-fed for 150 days. They also offer high-quality seafood options, as well as fresh oysters harvested from certified waters. Upon sitting at your table, begin with an appetizer, such as the Baked Goat Cheese with Roasted Garlic. Follow up with a soup or salad, and then a main course, such as a Prime Top Sirloin or Filet Mignon.
4. Parkers Lighthouse
Parkers Lighthouse is a recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, well-known for their two-story wine cellar, awe-inspiring waterfront views, and fresh grilled seafood dishes. On date night, head to the Lounge for Happy Hour or the main floor, or waterfront patio for a delicious dinner consisting of sashimi, sushi, or other seafood favorites. Parkers Lighthouse also hosts the popular Queensview Steakhouse. The upscale venue can be found on the third floor and provides live music, and an extensive menu of lobster, fresh grilled fish, chops, and prime steaks.
5. Cafe Piccolo
For some of the best Italian cuisine in Southern California, visit Café Picollo in Long Beach. Café Piccolo offers an intimate dining experience and uses only the freshest, high-quality ingredients in all of its menu items. Visit this fine establishment for lunch, dinner, or for a special wine tasting. The beautiful Café Piccolo Outdoor Garden enhances the romance factor, and is a popular place to hold small parties or social gatherings. The low-key ambiance and exquisite décor in the restaurant provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable date night. Whether it’s your first date with someone new, or a special date with your longtime partner, you won’t be disappointed with date night at any of these prestigious Long Beach restaurants.