Long Beach restaurants make excellent venues for celebrations; weddings, retirements, birthdays, graduations, reunions, or any excuse to get together for a great time. If you’re looking to party large, Long Beach has a wide array of restaurants uniquely capable of welcoming big parties with Big Fun.
BO-BEAU KITCHEN + ROOFTAP
Able to accommodate large parties in its spacious dining room – 30 for a seated meal, 60 for a non-private reception–Bo-beau’s (144 Pine Ave.) lavish, eye-catching decor radiates a salon-meets-loungey vibe. Its equally spacious second story deck – 30 and 160 non-private – the “rooftap,” allows patrons to take in the surrounding skyline and street scene below while enjoying a drink from a bar that features 50 taps, 50-plus vodkas as well as hand crafted cocktails and an eclectic wine selection. In keeping with the spectacularly appointed restaurant and view, the California-French menu is delicious and comforting – Beef Tartare meets Vegan Mushroom Scallops – with its “Famous Brussel Sprouts” being a veritable must.
If you’re looking for a reaction when announcing the location of your party/celebration/event, you’d have a hard time finding a place that’ll get a wider-eyed reaction than L’Opera (101 Pine Ave.) The iconic eatery, established in 1990, is a Downtown landmark and has won numerous awards including being named one of North America’s top Italian restaurants by both Zagat and Epicurean magazine, and taking home the Golden Bachus Award for its wine selection. Parties of all kinds – from retirement to wedding receptions – are regularly held there, many in the semi-private Wine Cellar, which seats 60, and the private La Scala space which accommodates 90 people.