Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Long Beach

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Most people know Long Beach as the birthplace of Snoop Dogg, but you might not know that there’s a bustling foodie scene full of romantic restaurants. Whether you’re a married couple itching for a date night, or a new couple that recently swiped right, there’s a perfect Long Beach restaurant for you.

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Long Beach

1. Café Piccolo

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No list of romantic Long Beach restaurants is complete without the addition of café Piccolo. This unpretentious establishment is complete with a tasteful indoor/outdoor patio, beautiful lights, and delectable Italian food. Café Piccolo welcomes diners with fresh food from local farms and boasts the ambiance tonight. Call for a reservation today!


Address: 3222 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803

Hours: Sunday – Thursday (5pm – 9:30pm), Friday – Saturday (5pm – 10:30pm)

 

2. Open Sesame

photo of food at open sesame in long beach

This popular Belmont Shore restaurant features authentic Lebanese cuisine with beautiful decor. You’ll love the painted ceramic floor tiles mixed with Levantine furniture, and colorful glassware. Make sure to order the famous spicy potatoes to share with your significant other. For a uniquely romantic evening in Long Beach, Open Sesame is a great option.


Address: 5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803

Hours: Sunday – Thursday (11am – 11pm), Friday – Saturday (11am – 10:30pm)

 

3. 555 East American Steakhouse

photo inside 555 steakhouse in long beach

If you’re looking for something upscale and fancy, the 555 East American Steakhouse is a must-try option. Named the best steakhouse in Long Beach, this classic establishment is a romantic way to spend the night as a couple. Check out the endless list of quality wines and pair your meal with a tasteful glass of red.


Address: 555 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Hours: Check the Yelp Page for detailed hours

 

4. BO-beau Kitchen & Rooftop

photo inside bo beau restaurant in long beach

For a romantic urban oasis in downtown Long Beach, check out BO-Beau Kitchen & Rooftop. This trendy gastropub has a little something for everyone with classy yet eclectic interior decor and 360-degree rooftop views of Long Beach. The French-Bistro style menu is fresh and upscale with carefully curated options. Don’t miss out on their weekly wine Wednesday where all bottles are half-off.


Address: 144 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

Hours: Check the Yelp Page for detailed hours

 

5. Café Sevilla

photo inside cafe sevilla in long beach

Café Sevilla offers up couples an exciting location for a romantic entertainment experience in the heart of downtown Long Beach. This Spanish restaurant features an upstairs mezzanine for a romantic ambiance. For dinner and a show, stick around for the authentic Spanish Flamenco Show. With more than 40 tapas to choose from, there’s something to fit even the most stubborn pallettes.


Address: 140 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

Hours: Check the Yelp Page for detailed hours

 

6. Chianina Steakhouse

romantic chianina steakhouse in long beach

Another upscale and romantic Long Beach Steakhouse is Chianina, which is the name of the oldest, tallest, and heaviest breed of Italian Cattle. We think this is the perfect spot for a fancy date night as a majority of the dishes are meant to be shared. If you have some money to drop, the $115 beef tasting comes with cuts of Chianina, Prime Black Angus, and American Wagyu. Make sure to take advantage of the 50% off happy hour. 


Address: 5716 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803

Hours: Check out the Yelp Page for detailed hours

 

7. Ellie’s

Ellie's chef inside his restaurant in Long Beach

Ellie’s in Alamitos Beach is a welcome addition to the burgeoning Long Beach food scene. Ellie’s owner, Jason Witzi, is well known in Southern California as an accomplished restaurateur. The Southern Italian fare is to die for and a reasonable price tag makes it an affordable yet romantic option for any couple.


Address: 204 Orange Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

Hours: Check out the Yelp Page for detailed hours

 

8. La Parolaccia Osteria

photo outside the La Parolaccia Osteria in Long Beach

This family-owned Italian Osteria offers up homemade comfort food that sources ingredients from local sustainable farms. The relaxed atmosphere is perfect for a low-key date night. Everyone loves the more than generous servings as well as a friendly and accommodating wait staff. Take a look at this intimate Italian restaurant for your next romantic night out.


Address: 2945 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803

Hours: Check out the Yelp Page for detailed hours

 

9. Panxa Cocina

photo of food from panxa cocina in long beach

Panxa, known for its southwestern cuisine, combines the flavors of New Mexico and Oaxaca for a tasty meal. When it comes to drinks, you’ll love the tasty craft tequila cocktails and spicy Oaxacan cheese. For those on a romantic night out, the dimly lit dining hall makes for an intimate setting. Don’t miss out on the delectable pan-seared scallops! 


Address: 3937 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803

Hours: Check out their Yelp Page for detailed hours

 

10. Aji Peruvian Cuisine

photo of food at aji peruvian restaurant in long beach

If you’ve never tried Peruvian cuisine, Aji should be atop your list of unique and romantic options. You’ll love the mix of Japanese, Italian, Chinese, and Latin American flavors in a multitude of dishes. You can’t go wrong with any meat and rice dish as well as a range of fresh fish plates.


Address: 2308 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Hours: Check out the Yelp Page for detailed hours

 

Looking for convenient hotel accommodations for a romantic visit to Long Beach? Hotel Current is conveniently located in central Long Beach just minutes away from all the action of downtown and of course the airport. If you’re looking for even more things to do in the LBC, check out our attractions page. Book your local stay with Hotel Current today!

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