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Funwithfood Aug 1, 2009 02:13 PM

Can anyone suggest a restaurant for a Sunday lunch get-together in the Long Beach area for about 20 people. Would like a fun(ish) atmosphere but not too loud, Open to any and all suggestions. TIA

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    attran99 RE: Funwithfood Aug 1, 2009 04:20 PM

    Parker's Lighthouse in Shoreline Village. Food's good. Sit out on the patio for a view of the Queen Mary. Close to the shops and the theaters for more fun afterwords.

    Parker's Lighthouse
    435 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

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      westsidegal RE: attran99 Aug 2, 2009 07:09 PM

      respectfully disagree about the food at parker's lighthouse.
      i was only at parker's lighthouse once, and was completely underwhelmed by the food.
      rarely go to long beach, maybe this is as good as it gets there. . . .

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        attran99 RE: westsidegal Aug 2, 2009 09:47 PM

        You could be right. I haven't been in a long time, but remembered that it was good last I was there. Quality could have gone down since I was last there. Worse comes to worst, there's always the Yard House in Shoreline Village...the group could have lots of beer and some really good appetizers there.

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      Ringo Gato RE: Funwithfood Aug 1, 2009 05:27 PM

      The new Hotel Maya, near the Queen Mary, has a restaurant, Fuego, that has a great outdoor patio overlooking the water with a nice view of downtown LB. I ate there last weekend (a Yucatan style tamale and some seriously good tacos that reminded me of some of the simple street vendor tacos I have had in Mexico). It is not a Mexican restaurant but has so-called Latin American themed foods.

      Fuego at Hotel Maya
      700 Queensway Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802

      Another place with a fun atmosphere and water view is Tantalum, which serves steaks and seafood with maybe a bit of an Asian-Pacific tilt...sort of.

      6272 E. Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach, CA 90803.

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        subal RE: Funwithfood Aug 1, 2009 07:16 PM

        Buono's Itialian on Ocean.

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          mlgb RE: Funwithfood Aug 2, 2009 01:34 PM

          Possibly you were looking for someplace today, in which case this is too late.

          For 20 people the Lucille's at the Town Square works nicely. The Long Beach branches are pretty good.

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            Funwithfood RE: mlgb Aug 2, 2009 05:36 PM

            Still open--not going for a few weeks. :)

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              mlgb RE: Funwithfood Aug 2, 2009 06:45 PM

              I don't know if Delius is too elegant but it isn't all that expensive for Sunday brunch. You might ask if they can handle a group that big. (Just don't order fish). It isn't loud.
              It's closer to Signal Hill than downtown Long Beach and freeway convenient if everyone is coming from afar.

              2951 Cherry Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755

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