Located on the campus of the Long Beach Museum of Art, Claire’s at the Museum (2300 E Ocean Blvd.) occupies an enviable bluff-top spot overlooking Long Beach Harbor. Its views of the Pacific, Catalina and the Queen Mary, along with a menu by Chef Michael Ryan, are spectacular enough to keep regulars – and there are many – returning for more.
Directly across the harbor, next to the Queen Mary, is Fuego (700 Queensway Dr.), the Latin-infused restaurant and lounge at the Hotel Maya. Featuring fantastic cocktails (signature Margaritas and Bloody Marys) and fare (Ropa Viejas, Caramelized Plantains with Chipotle Rum Glaze) – it has its own spectacular views of the ocean and the best view of the Long Beach skyline.