Eat and Drink Like Royalty in Long Beach

sirwinstonsThe Queen Mary has been a major Southern California tourist attraction for decades — still majestic, still somewhat mysterious, and home to one of the region’s signature dining experiences.

Ascend to the highest level of the ship, and you’ll encounter Sir Winston’s — lit by candles, and offering a spectacular view of the coastline and downtown Long Beach.

Unlike many “view restaurants,” which excel in scenery but come up short in cuisine, Sir Winston’s provides an array of Old World classics that have been re-envisioned with New World flair. A sampling of the menu…

  • Appetizers — Roasted Oyster Rockefeller, Cured Scottish Salmon, Lobster Ravioli.
  • Soups and Salads — Lobster Bisque, Lobster Salad, Bibb Lettuce Bouquet.
  • Entrees — Dover Sole Meuniere, Petaluma Duck, Sea Scallops.
  • Classics — Beef Wellington, Chateaubriand.

The award-winning wine list features more than 100 selections, including both California and international bottlings.


If you’d rather not fight the crowds at the Queen Mary, head to Chianina Steakhouse, which merges the American steakhouse tradition with Italian cuisine.

The restaurant, the third concept from restaurateur Michael Dene and chef David Coleman, brings a farm-to-table mentality to its menu, which includes…

  • Salads — Caesar, Iceberg, Market Greens, Summer Salad.
  • Appetizers — Diver Scallops, Pork Belly, Beef Tongue, Lobster Crostini, Carpaccio, Kauai Shrimp, Roasted Bone Marrow.
  • Raw Shells — Kumamoto Oysters, Hama Hama Oysters.
  • Piedmontese Beef — New York, Bone-in Rib-Eye, Bistecca alla Fiorentina.
  • Other Than Beef — Colorado Lamb, Half Jidori Chicken, Duroc Pork Chop, Copper River Salmon.
  • Pasta — Risotto, Gnocchi Bolognese, Linguini with Clams.

And then there’s the wine list, which is even bigger than that of Sir Winston’s — some 300 bottles in all.

On ship or off, Long Beach offers an abundance of wining and dining pleasure.

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Sir Winston’s is located on the Queen Mary at 1126 Queens Highway. For further information, call 562-499-1657, or visit

Chianina is located at 5716 East Second St. For further information, call 562-434-2333, or visit

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