Dining Guide

Editor’s Note: Once a month, we present an abbreviated compilation of restaurant listings. Price key: $ Thrifty; $$ Night Out; $$$ Splurge

AMERICAN

555 EAST AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE 555 East Ocean 437-0626. The steakhouse specializes in corn-fed beef that is hand-cut and aged to exact specifications. Open for lunch Mon-Fri $$$

ACAPULCO INN 5283 E 2nd St., 439-3517. The dive bar has added a kitchen and is now serving up classic American cuisine while still slinging the same, cold beers that has made it a Belmont Shore staple for 60 years. The home-made chips are a great snack while sitting in the sun on the open patio, playing pool or shuffle board, or taking in a game on one of the many TV's. Beer and Wine $

ALONDRA HOT WINGS 245 Pine Ave. #190, 437-2103. Serving hot wings with a choice of flavors, pizza, East Coast-style sandwiches, salads and, yes, fried Twinkies. Open for lunch and dinner. Beer, wine available. alondrahotwings.net. $

ARCHIBALD'S CHAR-BROILER 4600 E. Second St., 434-0444. Fast, fresh, made-to-order breakfasts, burgers, sandwich combos, salads, dinner entrées, and some Mexican dishes. Kids menu. Locally owned and operated. Open until midnight (1 a.m. Fri. and Sat.). $

AT LAST CAFE 204 Orange Ave., 437-4837. This neighborhood cafe between Ocean Boulevard and Broadway boasts the "Best Chef" winner from Orange Coast Magazine preparing comfort food with fresh ingredients. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Go to www.jmchefcatering.com for catering. $

THE ATTIC 3441 East Broadway. Southern inspired American cuisine that brings the Bayou to Broadway. Indoor and outdoor patio seating with outdoor bar and fire pits. Half off bottles of wine on Mondays. $$

THE BAGELRY & BISTRO 5514 Britton Dr., 430-6924. New York-style bagels made fresh daily on the premises. Also serving hot and cold sandwiches, fresh salads, fruit smoothies and a wide selection of coffee and espresso drinks. Mon.-Fri., 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. $

BEACHWOOD BBQ 131 1/2 Main St., Seal Beach, 493-4500; 210 E. Third St., Long Beach, 436-4020. Beachwood BBQ offers slow-smoked ribs, chicken, brisket, homemade sausages and pulled pork. The menu also features fish, salads and sandwiches. Large selection of craft beers. Delivery and catering menus available. $

BELMONT BREWING COMPANY 25 39th Place, 433-3891. At Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, with heated patio dining, BBC features hand-crafted beers brewed on the premises. The menu features seafood, chicken and pasta dishes. Full bar. Open 11:30 a.m. to midnight weekdays, brunch on Saturday and Sunday. $

BLACKBIRD CAFE 3405 Orange Ave., Long Beach, 490-2473. Offering a California Fresh menu for breakfast and lunch, this restaurant boats homemade breakfast fare along with coconut French toast and peanut butter pancakes. An extensive vegetarian menu is availbale. Burgers, sandwiches, soups and chili are regular lunch items. Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. $

BLACKBOARD BISTRO 1198 PCH, Seal Beach, 596-9556. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specialties include burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups, shakes and pies made from scratch daily. Dine inside or on the patio. Beer and wine available. $

BOATHOUSE ON THE BAY 190 Marina Dr., 493-1100. Waterfront dining at its finest, specializing in prime steaks, fresh seafood and more. Oyster and sushi bar with live sports. Dinner, lunch and brunch. Incredible views, magnificent sunsets, patio dining, full bar and banquet facilities. Live Entertainment nightly. $$

THE BULL BAR 3316 E. Seventh St. (at Redondo), 433-6282. The Bull Bar has it all - plasma TVs with every NFL game, live music on weekends, 18 beers on tap, mouth-watering food menu, $1.50 tacos all day every day. $

CAFE AMBROSIA 1923 Broadway, 432-1098. An eclectic mix of Greek, American and vegetarian dishes. A lush patio setting and cozy dining room both with fireplaces. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Beer and wine sold. $

CHIANINA 5716 East 2nd St., 434-2333. The name of the American steakhouse comes from the type of cattle that has been raised in Central Italy for over 2,000 years.  The Piedmontese is high quality with a superior nutritional value, free from steroids, hormones and antibiotics.  Serving farm to table, local ingredients, the steakhouse looks to "provide a dining experience that exceeds your expectations."  Closed Mondays. $$$

CHUCK'S COFFEE SHOP 4120 E. Ocean Blvd., 433-9317. Chuck's has been locally world famous since 1964. Open for breakfast and lunch all week, Chuck offers many combination breakfasts, lean burgers, salads and sandwiches. Home of "The Weasel." $

CLAIRE'S AT THE MUSEUM Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., 439-2119. Bluff top, indoor and outdoor dining with fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and the Queen Mary. Serving limited breakfast and full lunch weekdays, full breakfast and lunch on weekends. Open Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

COACH'S 1025 PCH, Seal Beach, 431-5266. Hearty lunches and dinners are featured at Coach's in the Seal Beach Shopping Center. There are three big-screens, 29 TVs and a satellite antenna for sports watchers. Open Tuesdays-Sundays at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. on Mondays. $

COFFEE CUP CAFE 3734 E. Fourth St., 433-3292. Healthy to hearty are your options at this Fourth Street eatery. Spice up breakfast with a chicken chile verde omelette or lunch on a fresh-roasted turkey sandwich, juicy burgers or large crispy salads. The friendliest place in town for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. $

CONGREGATION ALE HOUSE 201 E. Broadway, 432-BEER (2337). Focused on serving the finest craft beers available, the Ale House's menu provides the perfect bar food pairing. The burgers, sandwiches and sausages come with your choice of two unique, house dipping sauces.  Brunch Sat & Sun until 3pm.  Happy Hour Monday all day, Tues-Fri 3-7pm, and Sun-Thurs 12am-Close.  Take out available. $-$$

CORNER BAKERY 6507 PCH, 856-6120. A cozy cafe serving made-to-order breakfast scrambles, gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups and hand-tossed salads. Free Wi-fi. Open 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $

CRAZY CREOLE CAFE 900 Long Beach Blvd., 507-5494. Authentic Creole and Cajun food with the flare of Louisiana's unique culture. Specializing in crawfish, Po' Boys, jambalaya and more. Closed Mondays. Dine In, Take Out and Catering available. $

THE CROOKED DUCK 5096 E. PCH, 494-5118. A casual neighborhood grille serving delicious comfort food. Duck chili, biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash, huevos rancheros, burgers, sandwiches and World's Best Meatloaf are just the beginning. Daily specials. Beer and wine. Happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Burch menu Saturday and Sunday. Open at 8 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays). $-$$ 

DALE'S DINER 4339 E. Carson St., 425-7285. An original '50s diner complete with table-side jukeboxes and vintage auto seat booths. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For the whole family. Don't miss the burgers and malts, old-fashioned oatmeal or chicken pot pie. $

DAVE'S COSMIC SUBS 981 PCH, Seal Beach, 430-8555. A legend in Ohio, Dave's Cosmic Subs is looking to spread love around the world one sub at a time. The gourmet subs are packed with the highest quality ingredients on homemade bread. One taste sends your mouth on a cosmic journey of pure bliss. Beer and wine. Catering available. $

DISTRICT WINE 144 Linden Ave., 612-0411. Full service tasting room and lounge specializing in small production wines and imported beer, plus a finely prepared menu of small plate appetizers and gourmet flatbread pizza. Wine & gifts for the wine lover. Happy Hour Mon. – Sat. til 7 p.m. Open 2 to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 2 to 11 p.m. Thursday; noon to midnight Friday and Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Districtwine.com. $

DOGZ BAR & GRILL 5300 E. Second St. 433-3907. The newest addition to Second Street is home of the 20 oz. pint that is “too cold to hold” at 28 degrees. In addition to a large selection of specialty sausagez and hot dogz, they also offer a Not Dogz, Kids and Late Night Menu. Open 7 days. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon - Fri; 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Sat & Sun. $

DON THE BEACHCOMBER 16278 PCH, Huntington Beach. 592-1231. The decor immediately whisks you away to Polynesia. The menu features dishes straight from the islands of the Pacific, such as Kahlua Pork, Ahi Poke Tacos and Pineapple Upside Down Cake. $$

EGGS ETC. 550 Redondo Ave., 433-9588. Offering good old-fashioned country breakfasts and lunch. Daily specials. Patio dining. Famous for their banana pancakes and juicy burgers. Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. $

E.J. MALLOY'S 3411 E. Broadway, 433-3769; 4306 Atlantic Ave., 424-5000; 5506 E. Britton Dr.,  594-8771. E.J. Malloy's is a pub with attributes of the original 1920s restaurant, along with a secluded patio surrounded by ivy-covered walls. Specialties include corn-fed beef, chicken and fish. Breakfast served Saturdays and Sundays. Open all week for lunch, dinner. Full bar at the Atlantic location. $

EL DORADO BAR & GRILL ("THE ELDO") 3014 Studebaker Rd., 421-2122. Steak, prime rib, seafood and pasta are among the specialties served at El Dorado (from 5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.) Piano bar, live music and dancing Wednesday-Saturday. Blues/jazz on Thursdays. Lounge opens at 2 p.m. daily; Mondays at 4 p.m. $

ELISE'S TEA ROOM 3924 Atlantic Ave., 424-2134. Located in a historic Bixby Knolls landmark, Elise's provides the finest award-winning service and food in an elegant and relaxed environment. A variety of Tea packages and a la carte menu. Available for showers, weddings, private luncheons and meetings. $

FAMOUS DAVE'S 300 S. Pine Dr., The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, (562) 436-9260. With a passion for authentic barbecue, Famous Dave's is consistently chosen as America's Favorite BBQ Restaurant. To date they have won more than 700 awards for what they call "the longest-running backyard BBQ party in history." Open daily at 11am for BBQ, Catering or Carry-Out. $$ 

FIVE O'CLOCK WINE BAR 194 N Marina Dr. 810-5452. Located next to the marina, this wine bar has evolved into a wine and small plates bar. From blue cheese or buffalo chicken sliders to an array of flat bread pizzas, the menu is a perfect addition to the extensive wine and craft beer selection. The patio, which has a fire pit, usually plays host to live, acoustic music on the weekends. Open Wednesdays through Sundays. Weekly specials. $$$

GASLAMP 6251 E. PCH, 596-4718. Spend your evening sipping unique martinis, savoring imaginative entrées and enjoying the sounds of local musical guests. Open 5 p.m. Reservations, walk-ins welcome. Happy hour, wine tasting. Banquets and special events. Open Wednesday through Sunday. $

HAMBURGER MARY'S 330 Pine Ave., 436-7900. In addition to the large selection of famous burgers, this downtown restaurant offers soup, sandwiches and salads. Full bar. Champagne Sunday brunch and happy hour. $

THE HANGOUT RESTAURANT AND BEACH BAR 901 Ocean Ave., Seal Beach, 431-4888. A family owned and operated ocean front restaurant and beach bar. All menu items are locally sourced, organic and sustainably farmed. Everything is made from scratch, fresh each day. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. $

HARBOR HOUSE CAFE 16341 PCH, Sunset Beach, 592-5404. The biggest omelettes you've ever seen are at the Harbor House across PCH from Peter's Landing. They've got 29 different kinds of omelettes, in addition to great lunches and dinners. Open 24 hours a day. $ 

HOOTERS 90 Aquarium Way, 983-1010. The casual, beach-themed establishment features music, sports and a menu filled with a selection of seafood, burgers, sandwiches, salads and, of course, wings. In addition to the beer selection, the beverage menu has expanded to wine and cocktails. $$

JAMES REPUBLIC 500 E. First St., 901-0235. Featuring open air dining, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week with an ever-changing menu focused on farm to table with the season's finest products.  Now serving bottomless mimosas Sat & Sun 10:30am-2:30pm. Happy Hour Monday through Friday 3-6pm. $$

JOHN'S PHILLY GRILLE 550 PCH, Seal Beach, 493-8678. John's has - you guessed it - the best cheesesteaks, hoagies and burgers around. The crusty Italian-type rolls are made fresh daily, and the steak-cut fries are the thickest around. Lunch, dinner daily. $

LEGENDS 5236 E. Second St., 433-2723. The grand-daddy of sports bars has reopened with the same great menu; award-winning chili, clam chowder, Buffalo wings and ribs. Now with two levels for the ultimate in sports viewing. Catering available. $

LIQUID LOUNGE 3522 Anaheim St., 494-7564. Look what's cooking at Liquid Lounge. "Vivian's Chicken Shack" open Thursday-Saturday; "Chef Tomas" Sunday through Wednesday. $

THE LOCAL SPOT 6200-B E. PCH, 498-0400. From the owners of Eggs Etc., this restaurant features good, old-fashioned country breakfasts and lunch. Daily specials. Famous for their banana pancakes, juicy burgers and fresh pastrami sandwiches. Open daily 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. $ 

LUCILLE'S SMOKEHOUSE BAR•B•QUE 4828 E. Second St., 434-7427. This smokehouse features ribs, chicken smothered in barbecue sauce slowly smoked with hickory wood. Southern specialties include blackened catfish, shrimp and fried chicken. $

MADERAS STEAK & RIBS 3642 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos, 598-0401. Brought to you by the owners of Dale's Diner. Featuring steaks, ribs, tri-tip, chicken and seafood. Using USDA Angus beef. Family-style feasts. Full bar available. $

MAHE 1400 PCH, Seal Beach, 431-3022. Mahe offers seafood, steak, pasta and a sushi bar in an open and contemporary dining room. The cocktail lounge has entertainment on weekends. $

MOSHER'S GOURMET 4712 Seventh St., 439-9600; 300 W. Ocean Blvd., 434-6267. Great deli sandwiches, bratwurst and chili dogs are among the fare in this casual eatery's three locations. Beer and wine offered at the Atlantic location. Business delivery available. $

MURPHY'S Upstairs in the Belmont, 4918 E. Second St., 433-6338. A great place to enjoy a health shake after a workout at the Belmont, or the big game on their big-screen TV. Murphy's serves great sandwiches, lunch specials and more than 70 beers, ales and stouts, too. $

MVP'S 3701 E. Fourth St., 439-0809. Your neighborhood spot for great sandwiches, burgers and salads named after sports figures. Open 10:30 a.m. $

NAPLES RIB COMPANY 5800 E. Second St., Naples, 439-RIBS. Widely known for the best Baby Back ribs in all of Long Beach. Naples Rib Company is more than just great barbecue. Swordfish, prime rib, choice steaks, tri-tip, sandwiches and innovative salads round out a menu that offers something for everyone. Family owned and operated for 20+ years. Offering take-out specials, banquet room up to 60 and full-service catering. Open 4 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sunday. $

OLIVES GOURMET GROCER 3510 E. Broadway, 5000 E. Second St., 439-7758, 343-5583. This gourmet grocer offers fresh fine foods, sandwiches, salad bar, rotisserie chicken, freshly made soups, dips and desserts. Great gift selection, wine and beer. Daily dinner menu to go. Menu changes weekly. Catering available. Open 7 days. $

OMELETTE INN 318 Pine Ave., 437-5625. Eleven omelettes or create your own with unlimited combinations. Fresh salads, sandwiches and juices featured. Omelette Inn offers healthy choices with veggie burgers and vegetable-based sausage and bacon.Open all week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. $

ORIGINAL PARK PANTRY 2104 E. Broadway, 434-0451. Famous for good, fresh home-cooked meals in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. Don't miss their fresh-baked breads, sweets, cookies & pies. Beer and wine served. $

PANORAMA GRILL AND LOUNGE Holiday Inn, 2640 Lakewood Blvd., 597-4401. Enjoy the spectacular view atop the Holiday Inn near Long Beach Airport. The view is matched only by the grill's exceptional cuisine and appealing decor. Specialties include grilled meats, seafood, prime rib, pastas and pizza, plus nightly specials. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday champagne brunch 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $

PARADISE PIANO BAR 1800 E. Broadway, 590-8773. Long Beach's premiere gay bar and restaurant. Offers live entertainment, special menus, brunch, and catering. $

PARKERS' LIGHTHOUSE Shoreline Village, 432-6500. This landmark restaurant is housed in a U.S. Coast Guard-sanctioned rooftop lighthouse. The spectacular views from every table are matched only by the mouth-watering cuisine. $

PHIL TRANI'S 3490 Long Beach Blvd., 426-3668. Phil Trani's mixes California style with Continental cuisine, offering fresh seafood from around the world as well as premium meats that highlight the flavors of Europe. The restaurant also offers a variety of Italian-American signature dishes. Open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner daily. $$

POLLY'S PIES 3490 Atlantic Ave., 595-5651; 4707 Los Coyotes Diag., 597-6076. Good old-fashioned meals and outstanding pies and baked goods have made Polly's a mainstay since 1968. Polly's takes advantage of the fruit of the season to offer the freshest pies. $

PORTFOLIO COFFEEHOUSE 2300 E. Fourth St., 434-2486 & BERLIN 420 E. Fourth St., 435-0600. Portfolio Coffeehouse renders culture, friendship and caffeine fixes to java junkies amidst an eclectic collection of people, vintage furnishings, an outdoor patio, and fine art. Healthy snacks, sandwiches and gourmet desserts are sure to delight your taste buds. Portfoliocoffeehouse.com. $

POTHOLDER CAFE 3700 E. Broadway, 433-9305; POTHOLDER TOO 301 W. Broadway, 432-6824. Known for its outstanding breakfast, the Potholder has been in business for more than 30 years. Open daily for breakfast and lunch. $

POTHOLDER CAFE P3 2246 N. Lakewood Blvd., 494-9400. Known for its outstanding breakfast, the Potholder has been in business for more than 30 years. Open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for breakfast and lunch, and again on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

PROSPECTOR 2400 E. Seventh St., 438-3839. Since 1965 the Prospector has been serving mouth-watering USDA Prime steaks, lobster and fish. There are daily specials, a happy hour and entertainment in the lounge. Breakfast specials from $2.50. Don't miss the end-of-the-month specials. Open 11 a.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. weekends. $

QUEEN MARY 1126 Queen's Highway, 877-313-2726. With seven unique restaurant and lounge options, historic ambience and scenic location in Long Beach Harbor, the Queen Mary is the perfect place to relax and dine this summer. www.QueenMary.com. $ - $$

QUINN'S PUB & GRILL 200 Nieto Ave., 434-2606. Specializing in hand-crafter burgers and a consistently changing array of specialty beers on tap. Kitchen open until 11 p.m. every day. $

REBEL BITE 649 E. Broadway, 437-0555. Serving comfort food with attitude and revolutionary tastes in a laid-back atmosphere. Specialties include gourmet pizza, fusion pastas, "sammiches" and melts. 29 craft beers on tap. Open 5-10 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 5-10 p.m. for dinner Thursday through Friday; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $

THE REEF 880 Harbor Scenic Dr., 435-8013. Steaks, seafood and pastas top the menu, and the view of the Long Beach skyline can't be beat. Open for dinner and Sunday Champagne brunch. Large banquet facilities. $

SIP AT THE RENAISSANCE 111 E. Ocean Blvd., 499-2533. Modern ambience with traditional steakhouse cuisine. Serving lunch and dinner. Full bar, patio with fire pit. $$

RILEY'S PUB & GRILL 4133 E. Anaheim St., 494-4300; 5331 E. Second St., 856-1612. A comfortable gathering place for sports and good food. Traditional pub food of burgers, steaks, wings, fish and chips and sandwiches and salads. Open for lunch and dinner. Happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. $

RIVERS END 15 First St., Seal Beach, 431-5558. A tropical beachfront cafe literally on the beach. Unique breakfast and lunch menu with daily specials. Fish tacos are a standout. Open daily, 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. $

ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY One Pine Ave., 308-2255. This popular chain brews their own beer on the premises. The menu features a wide selection of appetizers, burgers, chicken, salads, seafood, pizza and ribs. Full bar also available. Happy hour Monday through Friday. $

SAVOR Aquarium of the Pacific, 300 E. Ocean Blvd 499-7565. Located inside the Aquarium of the Pacific, Savor is serving up modern creations with a hometown feel while promoting a sustainable seafood menu.  Using locally grown produce, the beautifully thoughtful plates follow the motto of "good food, good company, good results." $

SCHOONER OR LATER 241 Marina Dr., 430-3495. The ultimate dockside dining experience for breakfast or lunch, with great patio dining. Great food, friendly staff and exceptional ambiance. $

SHENANDOAH AT THE ARBOR 10631 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, 431-1990. Shenandoah at the Arbor serves American Cajun and Southwestern regional cuisine. Lunch 11-3 Mon-Sat. Open for dinner nightly. Large, heated patio in a garden setting. $-$$

THE SHORE PUBLIC HOUSE 5258 E. Second St., 434-9900. Designed to encourage sampling and tasting, the menu offers a mix of American dishes. The beach feel is ideal for socializing while enjoying something from the collection of local brews and wines from around the world. $$

SIP IN THE RENAISSANCE 111 E. Ocean Blvd., 499-2533. Modern ambience with traditional steakhouse cuisine. Serving lunch and dinner. Full bar, patio with fire pit. $$

THE SMALL CAFE 5656 E. Second St., Naples, 434-0226. Small Cafe is big on good home-style cooking, freshly baked pies and friendly service. Open for breakfast, lunch and early dinner. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. $

STARLING DINER 4113 E. Third St., 433-2041. The owners of Starling Diner live in Long Beach and desired to create a gathering spot where friends, family and neighbors could connect over a lovingly prepared meal. And people can do just that there for breakfast, lunch and dinner. $

STATESIDE CRAFTS 4242 Atlantic Ave., 352-8988. This Bixby Knolls American shop sells craft beer and specialty foods and includes a tasting room. The knowledgeable staff will broaden your horizons and educate your palate. 

THE SKY ROOM 40 S. Locust Ave., 983-2703. The Sky Room is one of Long Beach's most dramatic restaurant/bar settings. Designed to feel like a New York penthouse, The Sky Room is a modern-retro supper club with the elegance and excitement of Hollywood's Golden Age. Piano nightly, swing band on weekends. Serving dinner nightly. $$$

TASTE WINE BAR 3506 E. Broadway, 433-1000. The self-described fun and funky establishment is part wine bar and part restaurant. The simple, yet elegant menu offers farm to table ingredients on small, shared plates and is accompanied by a wine and microbrew list that encourages patrons to try something new. $$

TIDES RESTAURANT Hyatt Regency Hotel, 200 S. Pine Ave., 491-1234. This atrium-like restaurant with views of Rainbow Lagoon offers an imaginative menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Poolside dining is offered. Full bar. 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. $

TIMELESS PINTS BREWING COMPANY 3671 Industry Ave., C1, Lakewood, 490-0099. What began as a Father's Day present and hobby turned into Lakewood's one and only microbrewery. Located just behind the Long Beach Airport, Timeless Pints specializes in the art of brewing delicious craft beer and always has variety on tap. Check the web site for food trucks, live music, trivia and special events. $

TWICE BAKED GLUTEN FREE BAKING CO. 8185 E Wardlow, 343-5715. Family recipes from around the world and passed down through the generations "tweaked" and made gluten free. From bread and pizza crusts to cheesecakes and wedding cakes, every item is made from scratch and completely gluten free. $$

VILLAGE GRIND 443 E. First St., 432-4033. Every cup of coffee is hand brewed using their own roasted beans. Wide variety of made to order food.  Sweets, &  free  Wi-Fi. 7 a.m. – 7 p,m. Mon. – Sun. $

WEILAND BREWERY 4354 Atlantic Ave., 595-5700. Passionate about providing a fun, casual environment where you can enjoy quality beer in a relaxed atmosphere, this restaurant and brewery has a large selection of locally sourced craft beers.  

WORKING CLASS KITCHEN 1322 Coronado Ave., 494-0306. This butcher, deli and sandwich shop believes in getting its hands dirty and doing things right: paying attention to every detail that goes into the food. From bread to produce to pickles, everything is fresh and local. Don't have time for a long lunch? You can get the Chianina burger for lunch and take home fresh cut meat for dinner. $$

YARD HOUSE Shoreline Village, 628-0455. Offering the largest selection of draft beer in the world with 250 taps, The Yard House offers a fantastic menu ranging from steaks, seafood, pizza, salads and great appetizers. Open for lunch and dinner daily, with the full menu available until 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Open for brunch on weekends. $

ARGENTINEAN

GAUCHO GRILL 200 Pine Ave., 590-5000. Serving high quality meat cuts of all kinds, a variety of sausages, morcillas, mollejas, chicken, fish and steaks are sizzled on the grill to make a seemingly endless feast accompanied with a wide selection of Argentine boutique wines by the glass. Vegetarian options. Open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. $$

BRAZILIAN

GREEN FIELD CHURRASCARIA 5305 E. PCH, 597-0906. Churrasco means barbecue, and Green Field provides the tradition of the pampas in abundance. At least 18 meats are served direct off the skewer. Traditional Brazilian and European dishes, a salad bar and a full cocktail bar complete the experience. $

CALIFORNIAN

BO-BEAU 144 Pine Ave., 983-0056. California-French, casual food. Communal, family-style dining with more than 50 craft beers and 100 different vodkas. Upstairs, the "Roof Tap" is an open roof bar-style atmosphere with a ping-pong table and televisions. Call an hour ahead to get on the wait list. Happy hour from 4:30-6 p.m. weekdays. $$$

CAFE LAFAYETTE 330-F Main St., Seal Beach, 598-9566. Casual and elegant atmosphere and a fresh innovative menu make this a locals' favorite. Nice selection of fine wines. Breakfast and lunch 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily, dinner from 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Reservations accepted anytime. $

THE FACTORY 4020 Atlantic Ave., 595-4020. From farm to table daily, harvested organic produce, grass-fed beef, free range chicken prepared with creative flair. Microbrews, boutique wines. Cooking classes, tasting events. the factorylb.com. $

THE GRILL Long Beach Westin Hotel, 333 E. Ocean Blvd., 499-2060. The Grill at Shoreline Square offers both inside and outside dining in downtown Long Beach. California cuisine and a Sunday Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. $

NICO'S 5760 E. Second St., Naples, 434-4479. Nico's is one of the best fine-dining spots in Long Beach. Great bar area now made better with an amazing late-night small-plate menu. Friendly service and creative menu choices make it a local favorite.. Valet parking available. $-$$

RESTAURATION 2708 Fourth St., 439-8822. Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients make up the menu that is considered comfort food with a little flare.  The wood-fired, stone pizza oven sits outside as a part of the large, covered patio.  Family-style dining tables.  Craft beers and wine.  Happy hour weekdays from 3-630pm.  Closed Tuesdays. $

TANTALUM 6272 PCH, 431-1414. Located in Marina Pacifica, Tantalum is upscale yet informal. It mixes Californian, Asian and French influences. The varied menu includes Yakinku calamari, wasabi-crusted filet mignon, miso-caramelized halibut and a full bar. Now serving Saturday and Sunday brunch. There are wide open views of Alamitos Bay and an intimate enclosed patio. $$

TAVERN ON 2 5110 E. Second St., 856-4000. A gastropub featuring a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads and more, made with organic, natural and sustainable ingredients. Also features a variety of craft beers and wine. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $

THE SOCIAL LIST 2105 E. Fourth St., 433-5487. A tavern with a twist, serving tapas-style shared plates with a European flare, The Social List likes to celebrate working class people by bringing them together with communal tables to enjoy eating out.  Full bar.  Open daily 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. $

URBAN TABLE 5000 E. Second St. 438-9400. Your friendly, neighborhood cafe and gourmet market. Now serving beer and wine, Urban Table's breakfast, lunch and dinner menus highlight the wide array of items also available for take out and catering. $

UTOPIA 445 E. First St., 432-6888. Located in the East Village Arts District, this European-style cafe offers a variety of salads, pasta, seafood and chicken dishes creatively prepared and served in an intimate setting. Work of local artists displayed. Open from noon to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5-10 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. Wine bar. www.utopiarestaurant.net. $

CARIBBEAN

YUCATAN GRILL 550 PCH #111, Seal Beach, 430-4422. Bright and colorful atmosphere. Offering a selection of Mexican and Caribbean cuisine for lunch and dinner. Serving beer, wine and cocktails. Happy hour daily.$

CHINESE

CHA FOR TEA 5720 E. Seventh St., 668-5100. Cha For Tea is a subsidiary of Ten Ren Tea Company, a premier supplier of high quality green and black teas since 1953. The tea bar offers a wide variety of hot, iced and blended tea drinks, as well as healthy tea-flavored entrées and snacks. Open daily 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. $

FORBIDDEN CITY 6380-A PCH, Marina Pacifica, 961-3500. Authentic and extrordinary Chinese cuisine and sushi. For a genuine fung shwei museum quality dining experience and marina lounge. $$

NOMAD ASIAN BISTRO 6563 East PCH.,  430-6888. Nomad Asian Bistro specializes in Northern Hui Chinese cuisine which is greatly influenced by subtle Mediterranean flavors. Using only the freshest and finest ingredients, no MSG and plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. All handmade sauces, noodles, flatbreads, and potstickers. Seasonal blackboard specials and lunch specials 7 days a week. Large Outdoor Patio! Open Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm nomadasianbistro.com $$

PEKING WOK 6252 E. PCH, 498-8588. Famous Mandarin cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. Lunch specials Sunday through Friday. Family-style dinner combinations from $9.95 per person. Open seven days. Beer and wine served. Banquet room available. Delivery available within a three-mile radius and with minimum purchase of $20. $

ROYAL BUFFET 530 E. 33rd St., 427-9977. A buffet fit for a king with more than 100 items served daily, including shrimp, chicken, fried dumplings, mei fun, lo mein, fruit and salads. Lunch is $6.99 and $4.99 for children. Dinner is $8.99, or $11.99 Fri.-Sun., and $6.99 for children. A discount is offered to senior citizens. $

WA WA 406 E. First St., 590-3485. Fast, casual and fresh Chinese dishes. Soups, eggrolls, combo plates & bowls. Lunch Specials daily. $

YUMMY GARDEN 2741 E. Fourth St., 433-6185. Chinese and Mandarin Cuisine, no MSG. Open seven days. Dinner combos, lunch specials from $5.40. Delivery and catering. $

CONTINENTAL

DELIUS 2951 Cherry Ave., 426-0694. Delius has moved to a new home on Cherry Avenue in Signal Hill that includes a main dining room wiht a la carte menu, an intimate prix fixe room, a full cocktail and wine bar and an intimate wine cellar. Lunch, dinner 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Champagne brunch on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays with a regular menu from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. Banquet rooms available. Belly dancers on Wednesdays and swing dancing on Thursdays. $-$$

FRENCH

BABETTE'S FEAST 4621 E. Second St., 987-4536. Fine pastries, yes, and so much more. Five or more homemade soups served daily, sandwiches, crepes, omelettes, quiches, and tortes. Other gourmet specials, too. Eat in, or carry out. Beer and wine served indoors. $

CREME DE LA CREPE 400 E. First St., 437-2222. It will feel like trip to a small French Village. Specialty dishes from the various regions of France. Serving savory and dessert crepes (you can create your own to order), quiches, salads, fondue and raclette pasta & panini. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Catering available. Open every day 8 a.m.-10 p.m. $

DELIGHTFUL CREPES CAFE 1190 Studebaker Road, 594-9400. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Savory and dessert crepes plus sandwiches, soups, pastas and salads. Kids' menu also available. Full coffee and tea menu, smoothies. Catering and delivery. $

LA CREPERIE 4911 E. Second St., 434-8499. La Creperie serves savory and sweet crepes just like you would find in cafés and bistros on the streets of Paris. Dine inside, on the heated patio, or order take out. Beer and wine served. Live jazz on Fridays and Saturday nights. www.webworksassociates.com/creperie. $

GERMAN

JAGERHAUS 2525 E. Ball Rd., (714) 520-6500. All of the authentic German and Polish recipes are handmade from scratch. The open kitchen and family-friendly dining room make diners feel like they are at home. Banquet rooms available. Call for reservations. $$

GREEK

ATHENS WEST 303 Main St., Seal Beach, 431-6500. Are you paying too much for Greek food? Then you haven't tried Athens West in Seal Beach where items are $10 or less. Offering Greek favorites like lamb chops, spanakopita & homemade avgolemono soup. Seafood kabobs and vegetarian favorites like falafel & humus are also on the menu. Heated patio. Greek beer and wine served. Open 11 a.m. daily 7 days a week. Athenswest.com $

GEORGE'S GREEK CAFE 135 Pine Ave., 437-1184; 5316 E. Second St., 433-1755. Offering a variety of traditional Greek dishes, superb service, award-winning wines, Friday night slow-roasted lamb special, Saturday night belly dancing, banquet room and catering. Hours for Pine location: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.;10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Hours for Shore location: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.; 11 a.m. to midnight Fri. and Sat. $

KAFE NEO 2800 E. Fourth St., 987-1210. Described as an American kitchen with Greek soul, Kafe Neo offers classic American dishes and contemporary Greek cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Patio dining, beer, wine. $

INDIAN

FRESH KABOBS 202 E. Fourth St., 951-1227. Specializing in kabobs, including beef, chicken, lamb, shrimp, scallops and fish. Served with rice and sauteed vegetables. Vegetarian dishes also available. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. $

KABOB CURRY 108 W. Third St., 49-KABOB. A combination of Indian & Halal Pakistani cuisine. Fresh, natural & healthy. Kabobs, Tika, curry & vegetarian dishes. Dine in, take away & catering. Kabobcurry.com. $

KAMAL PALACE Marina Pacific Mall, 493-0255. Behind the AMC Theaters on the lower level, Kamal Palace offers a large selection of Tandoori, curries and vegetarian dishes. Open all week for lunch and dinner. A daily luncheon buffet is $8.95 and features more than 20 items. $

NATRAJ 5262 E. Second St., 930-0930. Natraj offers Indian specialties out of the Tandoor clay oven include chicken, shrimp, kabobs and tikka. Beer and wine are served. A feature is a lunch buffet for $8.95. Weekend brunch. Takeout and catering are offered. $

IRISH

THE AULD DUBLINER 71 S. Pine Ave., 437-8300. Authentic Irish pub with a bar that was built in Ireland and assembled here. The décor is from Ireland too. Traditional Irish fare with a selection of boxty dishes, salads, steamed mussels and clams, plus grilled steaks and chops. Great selection of beer and a full bar. Lunch and dinner daily and live entertainment Tues.-Sun. www.aulddubliner.com. $

CLANCY'S 803 E. Broadway, 437-1836. The original Irish pub in Long Beach. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage and daily specials. Harp, Bass and Guinness on tap. $

GALLAGHER'S PUB & GRILL 2751 E. Broadway, 856-8000. Fun and exciting neighborhood pub with Irish hospitality, Irish beers, traditional Irish fare, burgers and daily specials. HD plasma big screens with surround viewing to watch your favorite sporting events. Happy hour 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Patio. Full bar. Entertainment. www.gallagherspub.com. $

K.C. BRANAGHAN'S 5734 E. Second St., 434-3600. Serving traditional Irish fayre from great sandwiches, salads and burgers to boxtys and corned beef and cabbage. Featuring the Guiness "perfect pint" of 20 ounce Imperial pours only. $

MALARKEY'S (Grill and One Hell of an Irish Bar) 168 Marina Drive, 598-9431. Located on Alamitos Bay, Malarkey’s Irish Grill offers dazzling oceanfront views and specializes in a wonderful blend of Irish and American Cuisine. Full bar with Happy Hour 7 days a week, live music Thursday through Sunday, 20 Flat-panel TVs featuring the full NFL Package. Open at 11AM Mon-Fri and at 8AM on Sat & Sun. $$

O'MALLEY'S 140 Main St., Seal Beach, 430-0631. An authentic Irish pub where locals meet to enjoy cheers and good food around the open fire. Serving everything from traditional Irish dishes to American cuisine. Open 7 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. every day. Winner of the Perfect Pint award. Full bar and patio. $

QUINN'S PUB & GRILL 200 Nieto Ave. 434-2606. Specializing in hand-crafted burgers and a consistently changing array of specialty beers on tap. Kitchen open until 11pm every day. $

THE RED LEPRECHAUN 4000 E. Anaheim St., 343-5560. The restaurant serves Irish classics, featuring crab cakes, lamb sliders, rosemary chicken, shepherd's pie and ale-battered fish and chips, along with a selection of craft beer and wine. The interior has an old-Irish feel with green walls, wood tables, booths and a bar. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

SHENANIGAN'S IRISH PUB & GRILL Shoreline Village, 333-6477. Long Beach's only waterfront Irish grill and sports bar. The menu includes fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie and burgers. The bar features a line of Guinness drinks and Celtic-inspired cocktails, along with 20 different draft selections. Live music on weekends. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. $

TILTED KILT 6575 E. PCH, 795-0163. Celtic themed sports bar and restaurant. The menu is a mix of traditional and contemporary pub food, including fish and chips, "sloppy janes" and "drunken clams." Bar features 24 beers, televisions and games such as billiards, shuffleboard and darts. Happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights. $ 

ITALIAN

2ND STREET PIZZA 5291 E. Second St., 987-4400. Classic New York Sicilian gourmet pizza by the slice and whole pies and calzones. Also serving pastas, salads, subs and desserts. Beer and wine. Daily lunch specials. Dine-in or to go. Free delivery in the Shore. $

ASCARI RISTORANTE In the Long Beach Hilton, 1 World Trade Center, 983-3400. The Hilton Hotel's restaurant features Italian and American cuisine in a fun, casual atmosphere. Lunch and dinner entrées are prepared with a Mediter-ranean accent. Open all week from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Prices are moderate. $

BACCO ENOTECA 2941 E. Broadway, 439-2401. From the people who brought you La Paraolaccia Osteria, Bacco Enoteca's Italian tapas menu is perfect for a quick bite to eat. Try the homemade ravioli or the wood-fired pizza. Pair the locally sourced produce and high quality imports with one of the many beers or wines from around the world to get the full Bacco Enoteca experience. Happy hour Monday through Thursday. $

BUONA GENTE 5205 E. Second St., 438-8763. Located in the heart of Belmont Shore, Buona Gente features a wide selection of authentic Italian specialties, from appetizers, homemade bread to pizzas and pasta dishes. A great selection of wine is available including Buona Gente's private label bottled in Napa and Sonoma counties. Don't miss the famous tiramisu. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. $

BUONO'S 250 W. Ocean Blvd, At Camden Harbor View, 432-2211; 401 Willow St., 595-6138. Offering authentic Italian brick oven pizzas,pastas subs and hot and cold panini. Lunch buffet, family-style dinners, beer & wine are also offered. Lunch & dinner, patio dining and free validated parking.www.buonospizza.com.$

CAFE PICCOLO 3222 E. Broadway, 438-1316. Northern Italian cuisine served in an enchanting garden atmosphere. Meals feature the freshest ingredients, including rare herbs grown on the premises. Open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, for dinner at 5 p.m. each night. www.cafepiccolo.com. $

CAFE GAZELLE 191 La Verne Ave., 438-5033. This small, intimate Italian restaurant has been serving Belmont Shore since 1982. They recently started serving lunch, with entrees starting at $4.95. Open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch, and from 5 p.m. to close for dinner. $

DI PIAZZA 5205 E. PCH, 498-2461. Operated by the Di Piazza family in Long Beach, this Italian restaurant is across from Recreation Park Golf Course. They offer a wide selection of Italian specialties, salads, sandwiches, grilled steaks and fish. The lounge area provides a variety of entertainment after 9 p.m. Open seven days. Full bar and catering available. $

DOMENICO'S 5339 E. Second St., 439-0261. A tradition in the Shore since 1954, Domenico's features traditional Italian food. A star is the original Domenico's salad and famous creamy garlic salad dressing. Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week. $

EXTREME PIZZA 21 The Paseo at The Pike, 901-9700. Pushing pizza to the next level, from The Screaming Tomato, Ragin' Rooster, Kickin' Chicken ... you get the picture. Great salads, monster subs, wine, draft beer. Extreme, not mainstream. Order on line; www.extremepizza.com. $

FRANCELLI'S 3404 E. Fourth St., 434-3441. Francelli's features traditional Italian food at reasonable prices. Offering a wide variety of pizza, calzones, pasta and sandwiches to satisfy all tastes. Open seven days a week. Lunch served Monday through Friday. Dine in or take out. Beer and wine available. $

LA PAROLACCIA OSTERIA ITALIANA 2945 E. Broadway, 438-1235. A friendly and very Italian neighborhood place to enjoy homemade food and great wine. Soup, appetizers, pastas, meats and poultry. Also offering a wood-burning pizza oven and a private room for parties up to 60 people. Dinner at 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m. Sat. 1 p.m. Sun. $$

LA STRADA 4716 E. Second St., 433-8100. La Strada is a quaint family-owned restaurant with fantastic Italian food and a friendly, caring staff. It is Northern Italian with a touch of French influence, with signature dishes Salmon Sorrentina and Fettuccini Au Gratin, as well as a Capirussy Scampi appetizer in a lobster ream sauce and several pizzas. Entrées are from $8 to $20. Foreign, domestic and micro-brew bees with a varied wine list from Chile, Spain, Napa Valley and a house Chianti from Italy. Available for private events. $

LA TRAVIATA 301 Cedar Ave., 432-8022. Located in the historic Willmore Building. If luxury, elegance and decadent dining interests you, then this is the place. Live opera singers perform on the weekend nights.New banquet room now open. $-$$

LONG BEACH PIZZA CO. 3430 E. Broadway, 439-5936. Serving pizza, pasta, subs and salads, as well as family party pack combos. Beer, wine and catering. Open seven days. $

MICHAEL'S OF NAPLES 5620 E. Second St., 439-7080. Contemporary Italian cuisine in a modern atmosphere. Rooftop dining available. Open seven days a week for dinner and a special lounge and wine bar Enoteca menu. Catering for large parties. Full bar now available. Michael's On Naples is dining at its finest. michaelsonnaples.com.$$

MICHAEL'S PIZZERIA 5616 E. Second St., 987-4000; 210 E 3rd St. 491-2100. This authentic pizzeria makes its own cheese and sauce and offers diners a menu of appetizers, salads and brick-oven pizzas from an Italian-made wood-fired oven. Wine, beer and soft drinks are availble. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. $

MODICA'S 455 East Ocean Blvd., 435-7011. Located on the ground floor of the historic Cooper Arms building, Modica's Deli uses only the freshest and finest ingredients. The world famous pastrami sandwich is one of the many that has been perfected after serving more than 200 sandwiches daily for 13 years. Open for lunch and dinner, with dog-friendly patio seating. $$

NEW YORK UPPER CRUST PIZZA 5291 E. Second St., 987-4700. Classic New York Sicilian and gourmet pizza by the slice and whole pies or calzones. Also serving pasta, salads, subs and desserts. Beer and wine. Daily lunch specials. Dine in or to go. Free delivery in the Shore. www.nyuppercrust-pizza.com. $

NINO'S 3853 Atlantic Blvd., 427-1003. Nostalgia favorite Nino's, one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Long Beach, established its reputation by word of mouth. Vincenzo Cristiano, owner and chef since 1958, was born and raised in Naples, Italy. Old World Charm, a call bar, catering and banquet room available. Open for lunch and dinner. ninoslongbeach.com. $

PAPALUCCI'S 4611 E. Second St., 434-4454. Beautiful food, simply prepared and shared with family and friends. Pizza, pasta, calzone and other specialties prepared daily from 11 a.m. All-you-can-eat specials from 5 p.m. to closing. Beer and wine; carry out available, too. $

PICARELLI'S ITALIAN KITCHEN 6204 East PCH, 986 5280. This family-run restaurant has been serving eclectic Northern and Southern Italian food for over 38 years in Long Beach. They continue the tradition at their new location at PCH and Loynes. Specialties include Stuffed Bell Peppers, Branzino (Italian-style Sea Bass), Veal Milanese and homemade shredded Tri-tip meat sauce. Open for lunch Mon-Fri 11am-3pm and nightly for dinner at 5pm. Beer and wine. Take-out available. $$$

PORKY’S PIZZA 4418 E. Seventh St., 433-8888. Finally, a Porky’s Pizza (the 10th location) serving the Shore, Belmont Heights and Los Altos. Offering made from scratch pizzas with fresh ingrediants, wings, salads and garlic knots. Also offering friendly, polite service and on-time delivery. Catering, delivery, picup. 2-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. www.porkysonline.com. $

ROCCO’S DELI ITALIANO 2420 E. 28th St., Signal Hill, 424-8400. 525 E. First St., Long Beach, 980-7500. Bringing authentic East Coast Italian family recipes to the West Coast, Rocco’s  offers the highest quality ingredients in homemade pastas and authentic Italian hot and cold sandwiches. $

RUSSO'S 5856 Naples Plaza, 433-1616. Naples neighborhood family ristorante and bar serving homemade pasta dishes, steak, seafood, pizza and mouth-watering desserts. Full cocktail bar.  Open seven days at 5 p.m. Patio dining available. Great for holiday gatherings. One block from the canals in Naples. Take out or delivery. Catering and private and banquet room. $$

SPAGHETTINI 3005 Old Ranch Parkway, 596-2199. For 20 years, a leader in innovative Northern Italian cuisine and great live jazz. The Smooth Jazz Performance Lounge is a to venue to enjoy name artists Wednesday-Sunday. Serving lunch, dinner and Smooth Jazz Sunday Brunch at the corner of the 405 and Seal Beach Boulevard. Catering, special events and parties. wwwlspaghettini.com. $-$$

THE PIZZA PLACE GARDEN & CAFE 1431 E. Broadway, 432-6000. A garden cafe to sample specialties such as lasagna, tortellinis, manicotti and Pasta Primavera. There are 26 pizzas to choose from. Beer and wine, desserts, cappuccino or espresso. Delivery available. Open from 11 a.m. to midnight. www.thepizzaplaxe.biz. $

TONY'S 701 Long Beach Blvd., 435-6238. After 23 years as chef at Dominico's in Belmont Shore, Jose has taken over the former Tony's French Dip location to offer Italian specialities at very reasonable prices. Old favorites from Tony's original menu remain, roast beef, corned beef, turkey and pastrami sandwiches, to name a few. Serving lunch and dinner. Catering. $

Z PIZZA 4612 E. Second St., 987-4500; 5718 E. Seventh St., 498-0778. Z Pizza offers healthy, creative cuisine to go with a blend of taste and tradition. 29 toppings to choose from. Salads, sub sandwiches and daily pasta specials. Catering, delivery. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. www.zpizza.com. $

JAPANESE

AKI SUSHI 1628 Seventh St., 436-8180. Sushi and other Japanese cuisine, plus beer and wine are available. Daily specials. Open daily for lunch and dinner. $

BAMBOO TERI 3391 Atlantic Ave., 595-6049. A counter serve Japanese restaurant that promises to offer high quality ingredients, rich flavor and great value.  Daily Specials. 

EAT SHABU 5242 East 2nd St., 343-5511. Shabu-Shabu and Sukiyaki are two Japanese styles of hot-pot dining based on self-cooking meat and vegetables in a hot broth. Family style seating. Closed 230-530 pm M-F. $$

I LUV SUSHI 3215 E. Carson St., 421-8917. Offering a wide variety of sushi, specialty rolls as well as tempura and teriyaki in a fun casual atmosphere with a friendly and enthusiastic staff. Open for lunch and dinner. Beer, wine and sake served. $

KOBE JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE 3001 Old Ranch Parkway, Seal Beach, 596-9969. Teppan, sushi and cocktail lounge. Offering a wide selection of sushi and sashimi combos and boats, plus teriyaki and tempura. Four-course Teppan dinners cooked right in front of you by your own chef. Lunch, Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 :30 p.m., dinner from 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 4:30-9 p.m. Sun. Entertainment in lounge. $

MITAKI 200 E. Fourth St., 432-3220. Sushi, tempura, teriyaki bowls, noodle soups and combination plates are the specialties at Mitaki - all at reasonable prices. Beer and wine served. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. $

MIYAKO 2938 Clark Ave., 496-4561. Quick and fresh Japanese cuisine. Sushi rolls, teriyaki bowls, plates, combo and Tempura plates. Selection of Udon noodle soups. Lunch and dinner, beer and wine. Sushi platters available. $

OCTOPUS 200 S. Pine Ave., 901-2100. Part of the popular Octopus Japanese Restaurant Group. Offering a wide selection of Japanese cuisine in a fun, modern atmosphere. Lunch & dinner, Happy hour & full bar.. $

SAKURA SUSHI 2830 N. Bellflower Blvd., 425-9492. Quality fresh sushi rolls, cooked rolls and tempura rolls, sashimi, teriyaki, steak and noodle specials in an upscale, contemporary atmosphere. Serving lunch and dinner seven days. Beer, wine, sake and catering available. $

SUSHI KINOYA 5521 E. Stearns, 598-8169. Fresh and fun, offering combinations, Rockin' sushi, baked rolls, fresh fish rolls, tempura rolls plus hot dishes such as Chilean seabass, bbq short rib and Teriyaki dishes. Lunch Specials daily. Family run and very friendly. Casual yet elegant atmosphere. Beer, wine, sake Lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.- Sat Dinner 5-9 p.m. Mon-Thurs.; 5-9:30 Fri & Sat Closed Sunday. $

SUSHI RYOKAN 1013 PCH, Seal Beach, 598-8283. Known for the quality of its daily fresh fish, including blue fin tuna, yellowtail, halibut, albacore, baby yellowtail, flying fish, pompano, Spanish mackeral and striped sea bass. Also available are sashimi combos and dinners as well as hand cut rolls. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. $

SUSHI STUDIO 4917 E. PCH, 498-9008. Newly reopened & remodeled. Offering a wide variety of sushi, specialty rolls as well as tempura and teriyaki in a fun casual atmosphere with a friendly and enthusiastic staff. Open for lunch and dinner. Beer, wine and sake served. Happy Hour & lunch specials. $

TOKYO WAKO 310 S. Pine Ave., 435-7600. Teppan Steak and Sushi Bar located at Rainbow Pier. Offering Sashimi,Tempura, Sushi & Teppan cooking. Complete lunch, lunch combinations and complete dinner combinations. Special cocktails and patio dining. Open every day. $

WHITE WASABIT SUSHI + BEER 6640 E. PCH, 799-0278. Chef Rain hand-selects fresh fish in the morning to prepare best sushi and sashimi dishes everyday. We also serve sake and wine and craft beers from the taps. Try our Tempura, juicy Rib-eye Teriyaki, and lots of appetizers. Open daily 11am-10pm. $

KOREAN

SURA 621 Atlantic Ave., 495-7872. An authentic Korean eatery specializing in tofu soup and Korean barbecue. Now serving Korean tacos. $

LATIN AMERICAN

CESAR'S BISTRO 6240 E. PCH, 494-1000. Fresh and friendly atmosphere offering delicious Caribbean and South American delights! Caribbean pulled pork served on a crunch plantain and topped with fresh guacamole is a favorite. Dine in or take out. Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Beer and wine. $

FUEGO AT HOTEL MAYA 700 Queensway Drive, 481-3910. Fuego at Hotel Maya features a Latin America culinary tour without ever leaving Long Beach. Executive Chef Victor Juarez presents the Latin Brunch Series each month. Live Latin music accompanies each brunch. Fuego presents daily food specials for the featured country. Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. $$

PANXA COCINA 3937 E. Broadway, 433-7999. The newest addition to Belmont Heights, the warm decor invites you to come in and try this modern spin on Latin American cuisine. Expect specials including qual with mole and corn pudding to accompany the classic street tacos on the menu. Full bar. $$$

VIVA MoLAA MUSEUM CAFE 628 Alamitos Ave., 437-1689. Enjoy the museum then visit Viva MoLAA for authentic Latin American dishes at affordable prices. Elegant outdoor patio dining as well as indoor seating. Full bar service and available for special events or parties. $

MEDITERRANEAN

BOUBOUFFE 5313 E. Second St., 433-7000. This Second Street dining fixture features specialties from around the Mediterranean from Algeria to Morocco. Patio dining. Open seven days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Catering available.$

GYPSY'S 21 S. 39th Place, 433-8850. Tucked away near the Belmont Pier, this small eatery offers Mediterranean appetizers, salads, kababs, vegetarian dishes and sandwiches. Lunch and dinner seven days a week. Patio dining and catering. $

MAGIC LAMP 5020 E. Second St., 987-3080. Exquisite Lebanese cuisine in an exciting and colorful atmosphere. Large assortment of Mediterranean appetizer pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches, combo plates and seafood plates. Desserts are made fresh daily at their bakery. Dine-in or take out. Catering. Open for lunch and dinner. Beer and wine. $

OPEN SESAME MEDITERRANEAN GRILL 5201 & 5215 E. Second St., 621-1698. Mediterranean cuisine can be found on Second Street. Specialties including appetizers, salads, pita sandwiches, vegetarian and kabob combination plates. Lunch and dinner daily. Dine in or take out. Patio seating. Beer, wine, catering. Order online at opensesamegrill.com. $

MEXICAN

ACAPULCO 6270 E. PCH (Marina Pacifica), 596-3371. Enjoy items like Yucatan roasted chicken, sizzling fajitas and bigger better combinations, or relax on the patio and enjoy a delicious Margarita. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Banquet facilities and catering available. Live entertainment. $

AGAVES KITCHEN I TEQUILA 200 Pine Ave., 435-7700. Serving classic Mexican with a modern touch. More than 100 tequilas are featured in the tequila lounge that specializes in crafted margaritas. Open 4:30-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; open 4:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Happy hour from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Friday. $$

BAJA SONORA 2940 Clark Ave., 421-5120; 3502 Atlantic Ave., 981-1950. Fine fresh Mexican food and lots of it is what you can expect at Baja. Their 2 lb burrito and famous deep-fried hard tacos will have you coming back for more. Open for lunch and dinner seven days. Catering, beer and wine also available. $

EL CORTEZ 5345 Long Beach Blvd., 428-6398. Family owned and operated, this traditional Mexican restaurant uses bold flavors and carefully selected ingredients to create a menu that takes you south of the border. Watch your favorite sporting event in the attached sports bar. Catering available. Happy Hour. Full Bar. $ 

KOMO'S COCINA 5730 E. Second St. 856-9494. Boasting fresh margaritas and hand-picked tequila bar, Komo's puts a fresh spin on healthy Mexican food. Lunch and dinner M-Fri. Breakfast available Sat & Sun 9am-2pm. Sun-Th 3PM-10PM, Fri 3pm-12am, Sat 9am-12am. Dine In, Take-out, Delivery and Catering available. $

LINDA'S MEXICAN DELIGHT 951 Redondo Ave., 439-2121. Mexican food from start to finish, from chorizo to steak picado. Linda's breakfast through dinner menu promises the richest Mexican food around. Open early for breakfast Saturday and. Sunday. Beer, wine, food to go, catering offered. $

LOLA'S 2030 Fourth St., 343-5506. Using Lola's mother's recipes from Guadalajara, Mexico. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the festive main dining room or in the patio area. Their motto is full belly heart. Beer and wine. Closed Tuesday. $

MERCED'S 1064 E. Broadway, 951-5755. Authentic Mexican food. Casual atmosphere and you can watch your food cooked in the open kitchen. Beer and wine now available. Open Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun. 8 a.m. -6 p.m. $

PANAMA JOE'S 5100 E. Second St., 434-7417. The all-new Panama Joe's has been remodeled and has a new energy. Daily food specials, Happy Hour 3-7 Monday-Friday with 2-for-1 drinks and Tapas from $1.25. Weekend breakfast, 9-11:30 a.m. $.

TACO SURF 5316 E. Second St., 434-8646. As the name suggests, tacos are in demand at this casual eatery. Featuring fish, beef and chicken soft tacos as well as tostadas, burritos and salads. Surf's at all the hot spots - Belmont Shore, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Huntington Beach and Surfside. $

TEQUILA JACK'S Shoreline Village, 628-0454. Great Mexican food and 125 kinds of tequila combine to make Tequila Jack's special. Come by for lunch, dinner, late night feasts or just for the fantastic margaritas. There is a festive cantina lounge and plenty of seats on the outdoor, waterfront patio with a view of the Aquarium and downtown skyline. tequilajacks.com. $

SEAFOOD

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. 87 Aquarium Way, The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, 437-2434. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. offers shrimp specials such as "Forrest's Shrimp Net Catch" and "Dumb Luck Coconut Shrimp." Also serving kid's favorites: burgers, salads, fish and ribs. Features a full bar, patio seating and a retail market. Gift certificates and on-line orders available.$

CRAB POT 215 Marina Dr., 430-0272. With a view of Alamitos Bay, Crab Pot offers fresh, fresh, fresh lobster, crabs, seafood and shellfish. "Seafeasts" for two or more are their trademark, and steak and chicken dinners also are available. There is dining on their outdoor patio and a full patio bar and fire pit. Open daily at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner. www.crabpot.com. $

FISH O'LICIOUS 2594 Cherry Ave., Signal Hill, 595-8226. With a mission to bring the quality of fine dining while creating an affordable and healthy fast food option, this fish grill and seafood restaurant is serving some of the freshest seafood in town — so fresh, customers can pick from the seafood displayed on ice and they will cook it. $

GLADSTONE'S 330 S. Pine Ave., 432-8588. Gladstone's Long Beach is a waterfront restaurant offering views of the Queen Mary and Shoreline Harbor across the street from the Convention Center and minutes away from all major local hotels. Featuring a variety of fresh fish and sushi, live lobster, crab and more. Outdoor seating available. Crabby Hour is from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Quarter Deck Lounge. Private Room available for banquets or special events.$

THE ORIGINAL FISH CO. 11061 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, 594-4553. For the past 27 years The Original Fish Co. has been serving the freshest fish available for lunch & dinner. Great atmosphere and garden patio dining. Fresh fish market opens at 9am daily and also offers beautifully decorated seafood platters. Catering and full bar. originalfishcompany.com. $

PIER 76 95 Pine Ave., 983-1776. This American Seafood eatery likes to take simple, fresh and local ingredients mixed with the right amount of passion to create innovative, health, quality cuisine. Reasonably priced, their Langostino and Lobster Roll is quickly becoming a local favorite.  Call for takeout. $$  

PIKE BAR & GRILL 1836 E. 4th St. (just west of Cherry), 437-4453. Serving fresh seafood, clam chowder in a casual atmosphere. Open for lunch & dinner. Daily specials offered. Breakfast served on weekends. Entertainment nightly. Full bar. $

ROE 5374 East 2nd St., 434-2763. An upscale fish and seafood market and restaurant simplified into quick-grab meals.  Offering eight different varieties of fish for sale every day, the extensive take-out menu includes everything from poke and ceviche to burritos and tacos.   

SPANISH

ALEGRIA 115 Pine Ave., 436-3388. A wondrous mosaic-tiled cocina and tapas bar, Alegria is a musical and dining experience. Its unique menu offers many of Spain's most noteworthy treats, including paella. Latin jazz, guitar music and flamenco shows. Call for details. Serving lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Dinner only on Saturdays and Sundays. $-$

CAFE SEVILLA 140 Pine Ave., 495-1111. Cafe Sevilla comes to Long Beach to serve its award-winning Spanish cuisine. Tapas, or small plate dining, is its specialty, serving fresh, signature, and gran tapas, along with three kinds of paella. Enjoy dinner and a flamenco or tango show in the third floor nightclub or eat in the restaurant and head upstairs for dancing afterward. Hours: 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. www.cafesevilla.com. $$

THAI

BAI-PLU 2119 Bellflower Blvd., 343-2661. Newly opened, serving a large selection of Thai and Sushi cusine in a modern atmosphere. Traditional, vibrant dishes, budget-freindly Thai and affordable sushi. Beer, wine, catering. $

BANGKOK CUISINE 3426 E. Fourth St., 433-0093. Open almost 30 years, serving authentic Thai dishes including spicy Thai salads, beef, chicken, pork and seafood. Lunch specials from $6.50 served Tuesday through Sunday 11am-3pm. Dinner served from 4pm-10pm. Closed Monday. Dine-in, take-out, free delivery and beer and wine available. $

HAPPY ELEPHANT VEGAN 1532 E Broadway, 491-7429. Authentic Thai and Sushi recipes and preparation, these vegan cuisines are fresh and full of flavor. Delivery and Take out available. $

I LOVE VEGAN 2264 Pacific Ave., 981-8700. Focused on health conscious food, the traditional, native Thai family recipes take fresh vegetables, herbs and spices to make it flavorful, naturally vegan cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesdays. $

KHUN DOM THAI 1990 Pacific Ave., 599-2801. Authentic Thai dishes for lunch and dinner. Featuring a casual yet traditional atmosphere. Daily lunch specials. Free delivery and take out available.$

MAY'S THAI KITCHEN 3832 E. Anaheim St., 494-3003. Authentic Thai cuisine in a casual setting. Wide selection of traditional Thai specialties including salads noodle & vegetarian dishes. Open Mon.-Sat. Closed Sunday. Lunch specials Mon.-Fri. starting at $5.75. $

SOPHY'S 3240 E. PCH, 494-1763. Sophy's offers good home cooking at reasonable prices. in a new location Open seven days from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and features Thai and Cambodian dishes. Patio dining. $

STAR OF SIAM 2109 E. Broadway, 439-1564. Star of Siam boasts more than 20 years of culinary delights where traditional Thai cuisine is maintained and celebrated. World class beer and extensive wine list. Open daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. except Tuesdays. Prices start at $4.75. Patio dining. www.starofsiamonline.com. $

THAI DISTRICT 149 Linden Ave., 951-7181. Northern Thai food comes alive in this creatively decorated, East Village Arts District restaurant. A modern twist on authentic Thai dishes. You will want to save room for dessert. Impressive selection of beers and wine. Closed Monday. $$

THAI GOURMET BY SRI MAYA 4722 E. Second St., 438-5838. From traditional to exotic Thai dishes, curries, rice and noodle dishes. Lunch, dinner seven days. Lunch specials 11 a.m.-3 p.m..Beer, wine now available. Dine in, take out, catering. $

THAI ON MAIN 117 Main St., Seal Beach, 598-7030. Authentic Thai cuisine served in a stylish, cntemporary atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner every day. Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. $

THAI SIAM 600 E. PCH, Seal Beach, 596-5156. Remodeled and under new family management. Serving authentic Thai cuisine in a colorful modern atmosphere. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. all week. Beer, wine. $

THIPTARA THAI 5630 E. PCH, 498-8809. Exotic Thai inspired cuisine. Featuring salads, Curry dishes, Noodle and sauteed dishes with a choice of Tofu, vegetable chicken, beef, pork, fish or seafood. Special seafood selection. Lunch specials from $7. Full bar. Open seven days lunch & dinner. Thiptaralongbeach.com. $

YOUR HOUSE 2838 E. PCH, 498-4949. Authentic Thai cuisine with over 100 items to choose from. Also serving Thai fusion sushi from the traditional to the exotic. Open for lunch & dinner, including a great happy hour from 3-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Beer & wine, catering available. $

VIETNAMESE

NEW PHO LONG BEACH 1036 E. Anaheim St., 432-3133. Family owned and operated. Specializing in Pho noodle soup. Choose from beef, chicken, shrimp and special filet mignon. Also serving rice dishes, spring and egg rolls and grilled filet mignon. Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days. $

PHO AMERICA 1826 Pacific Ave., 218-0204. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine with a large selection of Pho, rice, vermicelli and vegetarian dishes plus boba drinks. Open all week. Dine in, take out and catering. Credit cards accepted. $

PHO-NOMENON 5295 East Second St., 434-8950. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine, using family recipes that have been passed down for years to bring dishes that are similar to the streets of Saigon.  Offering traditional Pho soup, rice, vermicelli and vegetarian dishes, if you're in a hurry, you can order ahead. $

VEGETARIAN

STEAMED ORGANIC VEGETARIAN CUISINE 801 E. Third St., 437-1122. This casual hipster vegetarian restaurant offers nutrition for the body and soul. Steamed features locally grown, organic produce. Anything on the menu can be made vegan. The restaurant has take out and a backyard cafe-style patio. Open 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. $

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