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upscale casual in Long Beach

eyelean Feb 20, 2011 09:32 AM

Looking to meet out of town friends in Long Beach. Any cuisine except sushi , quiet enough for conversation.

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    TCinLA RE: eyelean Feb 20, 2011 02:21 PM

    You might try Cafe Sevilla in downtown Long Beach. I don't recall the food being anything special, but it was a decent value and an entertaining evening. Paella was bland, but everything else we had was fine.

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      josephnl RE: eyelean Feb 21, 2011 09:15 PM

      Michael's on Naples is a wonderful Italian restaurant which is usually reasonably quiet. It is definitely more upscale than casual, but it's not terribly dressy. I wouldn't wear jeans there, but certainly for a man, cotton pants and a sport shirt/sweater would be fine. This is a great spot!

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        mlgb RE: josephnl Feb 22, 2011 12:50 PM

        Cafe Sevilla is not generally a quiet place, and the food is not really up to snuff IMHO.

        Michaels is more upscale than casual but it certainly is delicious if you can afford it.

        Delius if you chose wisely on the menu is nice enough (avoid fish and soup).

        How about Benley? It may or may not show up on the link so the address is 8191 E Wardlow in a strip mall. Delicious, fits my def of "upscale casual" , small and quiet.

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          loreeLB RE: josephnl Feb 23, 2011 10:02 AM

          Most definitely Michael's, it's a bit more casual if you sit up on the roof top deck, it is ALWAYS phenom! Absolutly my favorite place. I cannot say enough about it!

          Michael's On Naples Ristorante
          5620 2nd Street, Naples Island, CA 90803

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            josephnl RE: loreeLB Feb 23, 2011 12:23 PM

            Looks like we all agree on Michael's as the perfect spot for eyelean!

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          eyelean RE: eyelean Feb 23, 2011 03:03 PM

          Thanks for the suggestions. Have made a reservation for Michael's on Naples for next week. Will report back with my impressions!

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