Claire’s at the Museum
The art of dining is evident at Claire's at the Museum, located on the grounds of the Long Beach Museum of Art. Perched on a bluff high above the ocean, Claire's offers indoor and outdoor dining with a menu of American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Handcrafted cocktails are a specialty, too. The patio, which is punctuated by bright yellow market umbrellas to shelter guests from the sun, offers unobstructed views of the Queen Mary and Catalina Island in the distance. Claire's at the Museum welcomes guests Thursday-Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner plus Happy Hour on Thursdays.
Ray Lasher and Chef Raquel Jubran, who collaborated together at Lasher's in Belmont Heights, have reunited at Lasher's Kitchen. Featuring a menu of small plates, classic dishes with contemporary twists, and some favorite signature items from the original Lasher's (including the famed meatloaf, fried green tomatoes and creamy clam chowder), Lasher's Kitchen serves lunch and dinner plus brunch on weekends. The thoughtful wine and beer list, coupled with Ray's hospitality, have made this a popular dining destination since it's opening in 2017.
Plunge at 1900 Ocean Beach Club
Hidden in plain sight, Plunge at 1900 Ocean Beach Club feels very much like, well, a club. Located along Ocean Boulevard on the mezzanine level of one of the city's luxe hi-rise buildings, tables gaze out over a swathe of beach and blue Pacific. The of American fare offers a tantalizing array of appetizers, entrees and seafood with sweeping views paired best with a glass of wine.
There's a reason Dave is famous and we'll give you a 'que: Authentic bbq that starts in a live-wood smoker stoked with genuine hickory logs. The old-school pitmasters hand-rub the meats with a custom blend of spices and cook for hours to extract the natural flavors. Before the ribs are served, they're hand pulled from the smoker and tossed on the grill to caramelize the sauces, creating a chargrilled sweetness on the outside locking in the deep-down smoky flavor. Ready to dig in?