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Fri, 10/7
8:00 PM
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Waterfront
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Reviewed July 21, 2022

This venue is impeccable! The views, the ambiance, the staff are amazing. The apps, drinks, and entrees are great. From turkey meatballs to salmon, it rings bells. The garlic mash ain’t bad at all. Portion sizes are ideal for any guest. Just go already.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

A nice evening walk from the Queen Mary, with great views across the water, we asked for the Early Diner special we had read about on Trip Advisor. It wasn’t listed on the menu and the server had to go confirm it and bring us...a special menu. It’s a 3 course fixed price meal with good options. Mine was salmon with veggies in a teriyaki sauce and was delicious. My husband had a good sized prime rib, which was a little too rare for him, but he finished every bite. Our grandson had a grilled cheese sandwich off the kids menu, and it came with a sundae for dessert. We were all happy walking back across a park to the Queen Mary.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 26, 2020

Staying at the Queen Mary with a young child and no car the restaurant choices are limited. The Reef is walking distance. Reading some other Trip Advisor reviews we learned that they have an early bird special so decided to try the restaurant. We made...5 pm reservations. Upon arrival no mention was made of the early bird special by staff and we were handed regular menus. We spoke up and inquired about the early bird. Waitress said she needed to check but returned with "early bird menus. Apparently on weekends the early bird is available 4:30 to 5:30 pm and weeknights 4:30 to six pm. It' is actually a good deal- choice of salad or soup, four entrees to choose from and dessert for $29.95 pp plus tax, tip and drinks. My wife had salmon and I had prime rib. Meal was tasty, not fantastic, but a heckuva good deal. Restaurant's service is good, some views of the waterfront and they have an outdoor seating area. They do have a children's menu as well.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 22, 2019

I just had a clam chowder soup and a wedge salad. Both were tasty and perfect. Couldn't go wrong with the chosen wine (a Coppola pinot noir) either. There is not an abundance of restaurants on this side of Long Beach, so although the property...looks like a huge hospitatilty place catering to christmas parties etc., individual dines are not likely to be disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2019 via mobile

Worst experience in more than 60 years of eating & celebrating at restaurants. While this restaurant has a long history & great memories, it apparently has changed management & is no longer maintaining the service, food or excellence of yesterday. If it continues down this...disastrous road, it won't be here much longer. R.I.P. We had a party of 12 & an early 6:30 reservation, 6 individuals after having placed their orders were told at deferent times their ordered food items were not available. The waitress was rude & incompetent from the beginning. We had to bend to her rules & the customer was never right. She even argued & refused to delete ordered items on the check that were not provided. The food was inedible either from being way too salty or no taste or seasoning at all! How does a restaurant, which was quiet empty (now I know why) run out of 6 menu items before 7:30 pm? The most disgusting thing was when the waitress brought out cut up salmon after having previously told the customer that she couldn't have her ordered salmon because the last one had been dropped on the floor. She explained that the cut up one had been left over from a banquet! REALLY??? - it wasn't eaten because who could be sure which explanation was true! You've been warned & should avoid this mismanaged restaurant like the plague!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 26, 2019

You can go to The Reef for brunch which is great (about 55$ a person), you can have a mid range price lunch (I suggest any of the sandwiches), and you have a fine dinning experience. They also have a great happy hour with snacks...and sliders. The eatery is lovely. It is large but I suggest a reservation anyway. You can dine inside or out. If the weather is kind, I suggest you sit outside, right next to the water. The Reef is very clean inside and out and the bathrooms are also spotless. The service is just wonderful. You may have to wait a minute to get a seat, but once seated your server knows the menu well and can guide you. We love the fried fish, not the healthiest choice, but fried calamari and fish and chips are so great. They also have fresh fish which is wonderful. We also love their onion rings. This place is right near the Queen Mary and other cute attractions so if you are visiting Long Beach this is one great place to stop at. Have a wonderful time.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2019

We only came for Happy Hour but the Wine options were very good and nicely priced for Happy Hour. The Poke was terrific and LOTS of Tuna, sliders were great and the tacos were good as well, but the star was the Poke. Service was...wonderful, friendly staff. I think Happy Hour is in the bar area only but there is outdoor seating as well so plenty of room.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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The Reef R, Manager at The Reef Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your input with us! We appreciate all of our loyal customers and hope nothing but the best each time they visit us! We hope to see you again soon! -Reef Management

Reviewed November 20, 2019

We were staying at the Maya Hotel with super friendly staff and good customer service, and decided to try dinner at the Reef restaurant. The 2 courses of food we had were excellent, salmon and swordfish mains were super quality. We had window seats with...a great view, the restaurant was not busy and we had high hopes having called in that morning and spoken with a lovely engaging server. Our waitress Miriam seemed to be in a hurry to take our orders, and was not interested in making conversation. We had warm bread and starters served to us and then less than 15 minutes later our main courses were delivered to our table without any apology or recognition that it was too soon and I was still clearly eating my tuna starter. When asked if we wanted dessert I said we did not and our cheque arrives minutes later without any offer of coffee or more drinks. Our bill shows we arrived at 6.55pm and were charged for our meal at 7.48pm. A disappointing ending to a rather delicious meal, we went back to the Maya Hotel where staff greeted us warmly and served us drinks for the rest of the evening.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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The Reef R, Manager at The Reef Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review with us. We appreciate all of our guests and wish nothing less then exceptional service for them. We apologize for your negative experience with us and hope one day you may choose to dine with...More

Reviewed October 31, 2019 via mobile

Went to eat at this restaurant tonight and were told we would have to pay $40 to park in the car park. I don’t mind paying for parking, but $40 is extortionate, a great way to turn customers away. Maybe it was just a random...guy in the car park trying to scam money.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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The Reef R, Manager at The Reef Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We do not charge any fee for parking. Usually on busier days we will have a complimentary valet service. They do suggest a $4.50 tip but it is only a suggestion...More

Reviewed September 9, 2019

The Reef Restaurant dining experience, starting with the nice front walk surrounded with waterfalls and beautifully manicured gardens. Large windows a view of Queensway Bay 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 Queen Mary near by. Great place to eat. The drinks, food, and service were all great. Very warm and friendly.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 26, 2019

The wife and I had some time before we needed to get on our cruise so we decided to eat something before we got on board. It was a Sunday so the restaurant was serving a Champagne Brunch. They had almost anything you could want...to eat at the buffet. Everything we tried was wonderful. The only downfall was the service was a little slow. I did try to keep in mind that they were very busy.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

Great location but feels dated or industrial, in part because the visitor passes the shipping and trucks comign into the Long Beach Harbor.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

Taken here by a client. This is a great place to eat. The drinks, food (served in a pineapple), and service were all great. Very warm and friendly.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed May 10, 2019

We go to The Reef on special occasions. The food is delicious and traditional fish and steaks. It's pricey but nice. The patio has a beautiful view of the Long Beach harbor. It's bit hard to find, so use your navigation. Then enjoy!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

We were staying on the Queen Mary for serial nights & decided to take the short 8min walk down the sidewalk thru the park to this highly rated restaurant. We are so glad we did! The view is amazing, ambiance is upbeat with the music...yet relaxing as well. A fine selection of wine. We got the Mahi Mahi & Ribeye Meals with soup & dessert. Our 8 year old had the fish sticks. This came with warm bread, butter, Parmesan pesto as toppings. Our server was wonderful & attentive to us. When we come back to LB we will come back to the Reef!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
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