A romantic dinner by a roaring fire is best enjoyed in a restaurant, and not around the neighbor's emblazoned wicker man. Retain your amorous appetite with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of contemporary American fine dining and drinks at The Sky Room in Long Beach. The Sky Room is located atop the historic Breakers Hotel, providing diners dazzling 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and the Long Beach skyline. The menu, described as California-eclectic, reinvents American cuisine to engage all 79 human taste buds. Start a meal with a small plate of filet carpaccio with baked brie, brioche, and truffle saba reduction ($16) or lobster mac and cheese ($15) before the culinary bell rings in the main event with prime filet mignon ($39) or scallops served with lobster mashed potatoes and roasted beet beurre blanc ($33). Osso bucco comes bearing gifts of fingerling potatoes, lemon rings, and mirepoix au jus ($35), and can be paired with a selection from the extensive wine list.
Since opening its doors in 1926 with a battering ram made from naturally fallen timber, The Sky Room has been a rendezvous point for legendary legends including Elizabeth Taylor, Babe Ruth, and John Wayne. Today, executive chef Juan Carlos Olvera continues the restaurant's legacy by wooing dining couples who are busy wooing each other into a restaurant built upon fine dining and dancing.
Menu subject to seasonal changes.