If you’re looking to impress somebody or finally wear that dress you bought for a wedding and never used, head to Michael’s. This Long Beach staple located on the mostly-residential Naples Island has been around for years, but is still the standard for special occasion dining in the area. Are they doing anything particularly different with their food? No. But sometimes it’s just nice to sit on an open-air rooftop patio, drink martinis, eat a whole branzino, and pretend you own one of those yachts down on the water.
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Haewah Dal is an upscale Korean restaurant in Long Beach with food that doesn't warrant the high price point.
Sophy’s is a fantastic Cambodian restaurant in Long Beach and your first stop in the city’s Cambodia Town.
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Gjelina in Venice is one of LA’s most iconic restaurants, but it also doesn’t feel nearly as special as it did when it opened.
Pace Joint is the casual second location of the Laurel Canyon classic, and yes, they deliver.
Cortina’s Italian Market & Pizzeria
Cortina’s is a long-standing Italian deli and market in Anaheim with fantastic cold-cut sandwiches and pizza.
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The Attic is one of the most popular brunch spots in Long Beach, and home to the Mac N’ Cheetos, a dish that tastes much better than it sounds.
Jongewaard’s Bake N Broil
The Bake N Broil is a Long Beach institution for diner classics and incredible pies and cakes.
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