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$35 for a meal for two (up to a $74 total value)
- Two entrees (up to a $22 value each)
- Two drinks (up to a $15 value each)<p>
$70 for a meal for four (up to a $155 total value)
- Four entrees (up to a $22 value each)
- Four drinks (up to a $15 value each)
- One shared dessert (up to a $7 value)<p>
Executive Chef Michael Poompan has crafted a food menu that rotates with the seasons to feature fresh, local ingredients from Southern California. A mustard and vinegar barbecue sauce lightly bathes the carolina ribs made with pork from Niman Ranch. Craft beer and corn-fed beef from San Diego star in the Calico-amber-ale-braised Brandt beef entree with cheesy mashed potatoes.
The wine menu offers a glass of the Sonoma Coast’s Fogdog pinot noir, and the drink menu includes Cuban Society, a cocktail spiked with Bacardi raspberry rum, fresh raspberries, lime juice, and mint leaves.<p>
Sip Lounge, inside the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, is like a city with four distinct neighborhoods. Once guests walk past the lobby's large video wall, they're greeted by rows of wine bottles in the glass-enclosed cellar bookending the bar. Behind it, curtains billow beside a water feature that cascades along the wall like the zero-gravity streams found on the moon. Over in the dining room, large tables accommodate groups for gatherings over a local shrimp cocktail or cheese plate. The living room's plush couches cradle pairs for intimate conversations that can be shared over a glass of wine, a cocktail, or a craft beer.
Outside, the large patio embraces the busy energy of Ocean Boulevard without succumbing to it. Umbrellas, heaters, and glass walls separate its confines from the street's frenzy of beeps, brakes, and Model T hand cranks, and a focal fire pit warms both the temperature and the ambiance. The typical soundtrack of upbeat pop and instrumental music supplements Sip Lounge's live series, which hosts local artists from across Southern California.