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What's the great places to go now for dinner in Long Beach/Seal Beach/Lakewood area...for really delilcious food...anything!

Used to live in the Lakewood area and need to take family out for dinner...what's the new hip and delicios places to go to? Is Simmzy's any good? All cuisines welcomed!

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  1. I'm not the LB specialist, but because no one else has responded, I'll get it started. Would help to know what price point, ambiance, and number in your party:

    LB
    - Michael's
    - Michael's Pizzeria
    - Sophy's Cambodian/Thai
    - Simzy's is good and popular, esp. good for kids
    - Tavern on Two (they're earnest, but haven't had a great meal there yet)
    - Enrique's (esp for the pork shank)

    Seal Beach
    - Beechwood BBQ

    That's a start...

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    1. re: revets2

      We just tried 320 Main in Seal Beach. Food and service were both excellent. We had the pork chop and the salmon and were very pleased. Definitely make a reservation because it is a small place.

      Also second the rec for Simmzy's.

    2. Near downtown LB (Orange @ Broadway) is the small, chef owned, "At Last", a locals real favorite - reservations and parking are tough, but well worth it. On Main St, in Seal Beach are two great favorites - Walt's Wharf for seafood, and Cafe Lafayette for American/Continental. Between downtown and S.B., (PCH/Loynes), Enrique's for great, upscale Mexican

      1. Gee, but if my husband and I were chatting with you in person, Pink, we'd talk up the DTLB George's Greek Cafe. When we lived in the heart of the city for four years, we'd take the elevator from our apartment to Pine Avenue and walk -- maybe a thousand feet or so -- and enjoy some pretty darned tasty gyros, pastisto, saganaki or anything else Greek on that inclusive menu. And even though we're now in northern OC, we'll still make the drive to George's, since we feel the fare there definitely surpasses that at Orea in Placentia.

        For upscale dining, we liked Fora on Naples.

        1. Delius Restaurant
          2951 Cherry Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755
          http://www.deliusrestaurant.com/

          1. Search is your friend:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/834968

            Bellflower/Cerritos/Artesia is all right there and the threads apply.

            Little La Lunes is just hip enough, but still pretty dinky.

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            1. re: TonyC

              LITTLE LA LUNE is really great, but unfortunately not open for dinner.