3/12/2013 06:37:00 PM

10 Best Restaurants for Waterside Dining

Since spring seems to have pretty much sprung around LA, all anyone wants to do is spend time by the beach, and when it comes to dining, you can have anything from sushi (or scrambled egg and salmon donburi, a part of Nobu Malibu's new lunch menu) to lobster cocktail to a great steak, all with beautiful ocean or harbor views. Here are the 10 top-rated waterside spots for food from Malibu to Palos Verdes and many ports in between according to your votes. Have a favorite? Let it flow in the comments.


  1. Fuego at Hotel Maya in Long Beach is definitely one of the Best Restaurants for Waterside Dining!

    Fuego offers a unique setting at the water’s edge featuring 13-foot-tall glass walls that fully retract with seating inside and on the patio area. Fuego’s stunning open-air views include the Pacific Ocean, Long Beach skyline and the Queen Mary.

    Famous for its handcrafted margaritas, Fuego also boasts one of the largest tequila selections in the region. Fuego restaurant is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fuego lounge is open daily at 11 a.m.

    For Fuego reservations, which are strongly encouraged, please call 562-481-3910.

    Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton is located at 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802. http://www.hotelmayalongbeach.com or like

  2. Why stop at Palos Verdes???? Long Beach is still LA County and much easier to get to than PV. Fuego at Hotel Maya is the best - great food, beautiful view, its our new favorite place for brunch! Go Long Beach - its not just for sailors anymore!

  3. Uh hi LA, what about Long Beach Waterfront Restaurants?

    You might want to checkout Culinary Long Beach Facebook Page for "Foodies" in the Long Beach Area.


    We are a thriving growing coastal city...

  4. As a Native Californian, I have eaten at each of these locations recently (more than once)... and am sad to report they are all way overpriced! :-(

  5. It would really help out if Zagat would include the city or neighborhood with the address of the restaurants. This post includes restaurants in 3 or 4 cities but the addresses listed offer no help in determining where they are (without a city name.)