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Long Beach brunch/lunch

prainer Sep 27, 2007 10:23 AM

Can anyone recommend a good place to take out of town company for lunch or brunch on Sunday in the Long Beach Area? Good food a must - view of water a plus.

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    So Ho La Sep 27, 2007 12:02 PM

    Try Parker's Lighthouse, near downtown - in the village. Water view, decent food.

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      Joani Macaroni Sep 27, 2007 08:22 PM

      La Creperie on 2nd Street is different and not the typical crepes. The "view" would be all inside though - think an elegant European apartment (at least that's what it reminds me of) of 100 years ago. They do have an outside patio. We've been there several times and all good experiences. Not too pricey either. They don't take reservations though. Across the street and down aways (east) is George's Greek Cafe. Call and ask if you can reserve the upstairs area for your group. We had our daughter's graduation party up there (fits up to 30 people I'd guess) and it was great. Food is good and again, not too pricey (not gourmet, but good).Call and check for Sunday times.

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        Oh Robin Oct 1, 2007 01:37 PM


        110 N Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803

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          justagthing Oct 2, 2007 10:53 PM

          Queen Mary-great fun too.

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            Aychacha Oct 4, 2007 11:52 PM

            For good food and better water views, there's the Yard House and La Palapa. The former is right on the sand.

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              calabasas_trafalgar Oct 5, 2007 12:55 PM

              Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles
              Sushi of Naples

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              1. re: calabasas_trafalgar
                justagthing Oct 7, 2007 11:59 PM

                Neither of these have a view and if you are going to do sushi, Koi on PCH (no view either, but oh so much better in quality) in Seal Beach.

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                wilp Oct 5, 2007 01:55 PM

                The QM recc. is a good one, the champaign brunch could be better..but its not bad and the setting is very unique and good for out of towners to see. Another one on the water, but more of a breakfast specialty is Schooner or Later in the marina.

                Yardhouse in Shoreline village has good food, as does Belmont Brewing Co closer to Belmont Shore. Avoid Parkers Lighthouse....Both seem a bit better if you will be drinking with your brunc.

                I have only eaten there once but was really impressed with Trachts in the Renissance hotel on Ocean. If its nice out the outdoor patio is a good hit.

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                  Oh Robin Oct 5, 2007 02:22 PM

                  Schooner or Later is okay (love the portuguese chowser) but the wait can be forever (2 hours or more... hence the latte bar) and the hungover trucker hat crowd leaves a lot to be desired.

                  1. re: Oh Robin
                    justagthing Oct 8, 2007 12:00 AM

                    Just a bit farther down is Buster's Beach House which also has a view and good/different breakfasts. There is also Khoury's if it is a Sunday brunch. I don't do brunch, but I know many that like it there.

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                      Oh Robin Oct 8, 2007 11:05 AM

                      I love Khoury's. (see my original post)

                      Great seafood.

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