After facing a fire that all but burnt down the entire building, Restauration, the Fourth Street bistro and patio owned by Dana Tanner and chef Philip Pretty, is officially set to re-open by the end of this month.
Jan van Dijs, the adaptive reuse master of Long Beach, had been courting owner Jimmy Han for years ever since van Dijs completely revitalized the architectural value of the southwest corner of 3rd and Long Beach Blvd. What was once a bland, giant furniture store has now become a hub for unique-to-SoCal businesses to flourish.
Today, King’s Fish House re-opened downtown—with a significant facelift—to the pleasure of Pine Avenue regulars. Chic, wooden-slatted doors greet customers from a new entrance on the side of the restaurant on Pine Avenue, moved over from the original main entrance at Broadway and Pine.
The one-year anniversary of one of Retro Row’s most coveted dining establishments is just around the corner and the owner wants to celebrate Long Beach-style by giving something back to the community, other than serving up a delicous veggie burger, that is.
Queensview Steakhouse is a hidden gem, a four-year-old fine dining establishment housed on the third floor of Parker’s Lighthouse, tucked up and away into a room fit for kings and queens, a room that arguably has the best ocean view in the City, and of course, some of the most delicious steak and seafood around.
Restauration, the longtime business dream of local couple Dana and Rob Robertson, hopes to bring some much needed craft beer, locally-sourced food, and a little love to a Bluff Heights location that has seen more turnover than success.