Utopia near the Crest

Long Beach Restaurants Offer Patio Dining

Summer weather beckons and Long Beach restaurants are answering the call. Your favorite eateries are expanding their patio dining, adding street side tables, and even building charming parklets so you can take advantage of the beautiful sunny days and starry nights. 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, it’s time to take your seat at the table! Check their websites for hours, reservations and takeout/delivery options.

RISÜ Wine + Bar  207 E Seaside Way Suite A Long Beach, CA 90802

RISÜ is a stylish wine + bar on ground floor of The Crest residences, located in the center of the Rainbow Bridge which connects the Long Beach Terrace Theater and the Convention Center in the heart of Downtown Long Beach. Owned and operated by District Wine alumni Mark Dunton, RISÜ is focused on tasty sharable tapas-style plates, paired with an amazing wine selection and a full liquor cocktail program. Enjoy a glass on the large covered patio and take in the amazing night view. The 605-foot Rainbow Bridge is illuminated with 3,500 LED lights, 100 downlights, and 70 floodlights, so the bridge lights up like a Disneyland show.

BO-beau kitchen + roof tap  144 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

Enjoy open-air rooftop dining at  BO-beau kitchen + roof tap. Located in downtown Long Beach, this casual eatery offers California-French comfort food and an urban-style “roof tap” beer garden. BO-beau kitchen + roof tap is a  member of the Cohn Restaurant Group, a family owned company founded 33 years ago by David and Lesley Cohn. Their philosophy focuses on superior service and aesthetic comfort, providing a premiere dining experience for each guest.

The Social List  2105 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

The Social List is a European-style tavern specializing in eclectic gourmet comfort food, vegan dishes, seasonal sandwiches, salads, and entrées, as well as a wide selection of craft beer, wine, and spirits. This upbeat tavern offers patio dining and takeout.

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

Saint & Second is a New American restaurant and cocktail bar founded on this site by the Hofman family more than 60 years ago. The restaurant recently opened their newest parklet, offering five outdoor spaces for you to soak up those midsummer rays while enjoying a delicious meal. 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.

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

James Republic is a chef-driven 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.

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.

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. Reservations are highly recommended.

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. They are open seven days a week for patio dining and take out. 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, including two 14-barrel fermenters, two seven-barrel fermenters, and seven serving tanks. This enables Belmont Brewing Company to produce over 1,000 barrels annually.

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

Rasselbock ​is open for outdoor seating on their patio and sidewalk for a festive al fresco dining experience. Rasselbock is a German restaurant and pub specializing 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: Utopia Good Food & Fine Art

Photo #2: RISÜ Wine + Bar

Photo #3: BO-beau kitchen + roof tap

Photo #4: The Social List

Photo #5: Saint & Second

Photo #6: James Republic

Photo #7: Boathouse on the Bay

Photo #8: Parkers’ Lighthouse

Photo #9: Utopia Good Food & Fine Art

Photo #10: Belmont Brewing Company

Photo #11: Rasselbock Kitchen & Beer Garden