This is the signature restaurant on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. Our party of four had reservations for 7 pm., but we finished our tours by 5:30 and walked in to see if they could accomodate us. The manager was extremely pleasant and had us shown to a window table overlooking the fantail and Long Beach harbor.
The restaurant is beautiful. While it was not a restaurant when the ship was in service, it is in keeping with the grand style of cruising from the 30's: deep pile carpeting, lots of wood and tables spaced to allow for lots of movement.
Service was top notch. Our waiters Drew & Ben were friendly and on the spot without being intrusive. Water glasses were kept filled and plates were cleared promptly. Drinks were served as ordered and were not overly expensive, given the location. The wine list is adequate, but not huge.
Food was very good, but not perfect. French Onion soup was superb, as was the caesar salad, complete with anchovies. The ladies shared a chateaubriand, which was done medium rare as ordered and tender enough to cut with a fork. However, the men's steaks were slightly overcooked. Still tender, but mine was medium instead of medium rare and the other was medium rare+ instead of rare+. The servings were generous and included vegetables and mashed potatoes.
Desserts were very good, and because it was a birthday, Drew brought out an extra dessert as
well as chocolate covered strawberries.
As we left at 7:30, we peeked into the bar. It was deserted, only a lonely piano player and the bartender. However, this was true dining, a 2-hr. meal that never felt rushed or boring. And we were entertained as we overlooked an evening outdoor wedding out our window.
Will definitely return.
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