The Reef

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$31 to $50
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American
Nestled next to the Queen Mary, and voted Top 100 Best Brunches in America by OpenTable, The Reef Restaurant offers an unparalleled dining experience, starting with the enchanting front walk surrounded with waterfalls and beautifully manicured gardens. Large windows offer a stunning view of Queensway Harbor and the downtown Long Beach skyline that can be enjoyed from all the tables, and from two open patios perched above the water line, while the Sundeck Terrace, with its backdrop of The Queen Mary and harbor waters make for a breathtaking place for intimate weddings.

Offering contemporary cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood and a Polynesian flair. Guests can find seafood and steakhouse favorites, such as our signature Prime Rib, Filet Mignon and seafood favorites such as our Fresh Salmon and Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for our Thanksgiving Champagne Buffet 10am-3:30pm featuring Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib, Crab Legs, Stuffed Pork Loin, Traditional Sides, Bloody Mary Bar & More! A:$64.95 C:$26.95. Advance deposits required to secure reservation. Menu subject to change. 2 hour limit. Tax and tip not included.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Christmas Eve! Featuring our a la carte dinner menu

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Christmas Day Champagne Buffet! Details coming soon.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 1056 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and My Husband went for a Brunch to Celebrate our One year Anniversary Omg best place ever the food 2 service was amazing I left that place with a fully belly unable to walk lol...We would come back and recommend for everyone to go!!!!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Augie is the best server I’ve ever had in my life. He singlehandedly made the experience a great one. I thought the brunch was a bit pricey, but the view and the service were amazing.

TD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Place and food was fabulous and delicious. I thought it would b crowded, it wasn't at all..Service wasn't up to standard as expected. Had to ask for table cloths and serving utensils. Rather than the waiter coming to us, we had to flag them down each time to clean our tables, refill drinks and order food. Otherwise, view of water was nice. My mother enjoyed herself.

RF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

For Brunch - No! Food that we’re at the stations were overcooked & dried out.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I hadn’t been to The Reef in some years and I was looking forward to going back. The 2 stations that I enjoyed most have been eliminated. Pasta & omelette stations. They have omelette available to order, however they limit you to 4 toppings and the omelette I received was not what I ordered. I also ordered steamed crab legs and it took over 30 min to receive them at the table. I had to ask my server about my order. I think she forgot to punch it in. Then they served the crab legs without a crab cracker. I had to wait another 20 min for the server to bring them. They have a Mexican food station where the sign said refried beans, but the were just regular whole beans. Needless to say, I feel the restaurant has lost its luster however that is my opinion. I won’t be back.

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Relaxed and casual atmosphere. Views are great and you can eat indoors or outdoors. Noise level was loud inside. Food was very good - great filet and generous sides. Service was very good - friendly and responsive. Parking available onsite.

MC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar with Victor! Everything was excellent. Am espectacular view, good food and great service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! We were initially seated next to an awfully loud table, but our request to sit at the bar was accommodated - which set up the rest of our amazing experience. The bartender was amazing, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was amazing. Best dinner date ever.

ND
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Reef is a great place to go for a special occasion brunch, as it is quite pricey, especially for a family with small children who don't eat very much. The view is very gorgeous. Our server Augie was fantastic.

MD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food is nothing special . Excellent service. View is to die for

DD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

I took my kids there for their birthday. I haven't been there in 20 yrs. I really loved this place before. It felt like a cattle call in a wedding banquet room. It was very disappointing, and much to my dismay, I felt like I let them down. I could have really done better for the price.

RL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our Anniversary and it was a very wonderful experience! We really enjoyed all the staff we interacted with! They were polite and went above and beyond what was necessary to make our evening enjoyable.

DS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, great atmosphere and good food. Been going there for over 50 years.

KL
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place loved all the food and ambiance....great birthday and the host are so courteous we accidentally left the birthday gifts there, the team was so professional by holding them there for us...thank you thank you thank you...

VM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing. I cannot remember her name, but she was African-American with a beautiful mini-afro. Her communication and customer service skills were exceptional.

MC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time the food was excellent. The server was excellent. This made our forty anniversary a day to remember.

f
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Restaurant priorities seem to be the events, which are loud and busy, and not restaurant patrons. Food quailty is good when served warm. Cocktails were served without garnish and were mediocre at best. We were there for a special occation and wont be returning.

L
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The view is great and food is always of good quality. The lady who is the manager of the restaurant is just fantastic and really knows how to make guests feel very welcomed.

d
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

food was very bad both of meals were bad every thing else was good recommend getting better cooks
would not recommend for food. party yes, drinks yes, nice place, I have ben here in the past never had food problems it was always good.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It would be great to add an omelet bar!

DS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here..Great ambiance and nice window view of the water...Had the Steamed crab legs which were as good as the cold crab...Every in the Brunch offered a variety of seafood, mexican and american cuisine..definitely a place for celebrating that special occasion..which brought me here celebrating my 1 year Anniversary!! We will be coming back with friends!! Enjoy🙏🏽😊

JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a fun meal any time of he day or night. Have not been there in a few years so it was fun to be there again. Easy access to the long beach freeway and coastal area

AF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

For the amount of money spent on the meal it should have been a higher quality of food. I complained about the chicken sliders being rock hard and not edible but no real explanations or discounts given. Never again!

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had never been to The Reef, to our surprise it was very friendly, family oriented, great service .. the food was delicious, I tried everything , breakfast, a little Mexican, seafood, oriental dishes and prime rib, Mac/cheese.. and more..it was awesome.. Can’t wait to return.. the “View”was spectacular, all and all it was a beautiful day.

L
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Though the price for brunch is on the high side, based on not having any other place for brunch with the great level of service and water view, it's hard to beat.

p
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, and great service. This all contributed to a wonderful birthday!

JS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Dont go here food was late because they were serving a wedding. Horrible
Manager tried to explain food took 45 min.
3/4 in thick swordfish rubber
Chicken salad chicken was rubber.
Shrimp pasta over done
All in the heat lamps when I walked in to question where food was.
Waiter and restaurant NO EXCUSE.
BEWARE

HG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and fantastic views of Long Beach Harbor and City Lights. Great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All meals were great except the fish & chips, the batter on the fish was a little doughy, not crisp as I would expect but not bad! Beautiful & well maintained property!

QK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Fried Chicken taste like it was made it old grease the sliders chicken was hard as a rock salmon was great enchiladas taste like they had beans and no meat recommend better quality food for the price

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our meal at The Reef. We sat outside with an amazing view of Long Beach, and the food was delicious. My wife called the clam chowder the best she's ever had, and I had a delicious boneless beef short rib. It's not a cheap dinner, but you get what you pay for here. Definitely recommend.

D
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu a little pricey....but overall, the food was good.

JB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food
Awesome ambiance

G
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was an anniversary dinner, the lobster was overcooked and fillet was tender but not flavorful. From other surf and turf that we have had in Los Angeles county I believe this was not good value for the price that was charged. Service was attentive!

FD
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing breakfast brunch and excellent selection. Fantastic ambiance and view. Great food quality and amazing dessert area.

C
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been coming to The Reef for about 20 years now and Saturday was our Anniversary. We had the best experience at The Reef. The food, service, and view were great!! The manager made it extra special for us and that just topped the whole dinner!!!

TC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a blast in Auggie's section! His energy and terrific personality gets his whole section going. If you want a fun time while dining on great food, don't forget to request Auggie's section!

JG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

I had a reservation and had me sit for 30 minutes the table was not set I had to go look for waiters to attend table and so noisy my date was very disappointed but never going back

g
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great time

FA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate my Ladies Birthday, it was a memorable event, one that she and I will remember forever.

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