About Tantalum

6272 E Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90803
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Located on the water at Alamitos Bay, deep within beautiful Marina Pacifica, lays one of Long Beach’s best-kept secrets. Step inside Tantalum and take a journey into culinary paradise. Specializing in an eclectic menu of New California Cuisine with an Asian soul, Tantalum promises to please even the most discerning palate. With a daily happy hour, specials, promotions and live entertainment four days a week there is something for everyone.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 2:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am -11:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm-9:00pm

Sunday Brunch: 10am - 2pm

Happy Hour: Monday - ALL DAY starting at 2:30pm! Tuesday-Friday 2:30 - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm, Sunday 2:30pm - 6pm

Cross Street:
2nd Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(562) 431-1414

Website:
http://www.tantalumrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
We feature live music four days a week including live soul and R&B by "Dirty Sugar", a live acoustic duo; "The Joneses" and late night DJ's spinning sultry lounge grooves on Friday and Saturday nights. See our website for a detailed schedule. www.tantalumrestaurant.com/events/

Catering:
Tantalum offers customized on-site/off-site catering for any size and style of event.

Parking Details:
There is ample parking directly in front of Tantalum Restaurant, an underground parking garage for any over flow and valet on the weekends.

Executive Chef:
Jack D. Robertson

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Tantalum specializes in weddings, full venue buy-outs, small private banquets and corporate events and has an in-house team of experienced events coordinators to help plan each event to the last detail; Tantalum is the perfect place to host any event.

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Private Dining

A journey into culinary paradise, Tantalum offers exotic dining in a waterfront setting. With a menu specializing in an eclectic mix of New California cuisine with an Asian Soul, Tantalum showcases complex and interesting flavor profiles. The restaurant is available for complete private use.

Tantalum Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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NOT WORTH THE PRICE

vip
Dined 6 days ago

VIEW VERY NICE SERVICE SLOW AND INADEQUATE THINGS ORDERED NOT DELIVERED ICE TEA SPILLED ALL OVER ME AND NO COMPENSATION ON THE BILL FOOD FAIR TO GOOD BUT SLOW IN ARRIVAL

Tags: scenic view
food5
ambience2
service4
value4

Fantastic except the noise

Dined on April 23, 2016

Food, view,service were all great but the noise killed it. I have nothing against live music but when you have no separation or barrier from the bar, it detracts from the great dining experience.

Tags: special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Good food and best view on the bay.

vip
Dined on April 21, 2016

Very enjoyable. Often the music is so loud during the dinner hours that you cannot have a conversation. This time was the exception with nice background music. The food was excellent, wait staff attentive. This was our third visit on a night they were having wine specials, and the third time they had "run out" of our first and second wine that we selected. At 6pm no less. They worked real hard to up-sell on a wine that was twice as much. By the way, we had the salmon, but it was the wine deal that smelled fishy.

Tags: hot spot
food5
ambience5
service4

Always a favorite! Never get tired of th ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

Always a favorite! Never get tired of this place.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I have already recommended this restaurant!!

Dined on April 17, 2016

This is my second time to the restaurant and I plan to come again. I have already recommended this restaurant!!

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Elegant choice in Long Beach

Dined on April 15, 2016

Elegant quiet ambience and excellent nouveau cuisine! Although we enjoy Long Beach's many informal dining choices, there are times when you want something a bit upscale. Tantalum is the best choice. It's a tad overpriced, most items being slightly more than even higher end Westside spots, but the setting is lovely and the food is beautifully plated and perfectly prepared.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always a great time here!

Dined on April 15, 2016

Had a wonderful evening here on this very special occasion. Started off with the Strawberry Fields cocktail and it was so refreshing and delicious! My honey and I shared the flatbread and then each ordered the Kobe burger which was amazing but could have definitely split it because it was so filling! We just had to have dessert since we were celebrating 4 years together, and we decided on the dark chocolate lava cake and oh my! so good!! My evening ending with an amazing surprise, my wonderful boyfriend asked the band to bring me up on stage and proposed to me in front of everyone! of course I said yes! :) This memorable night is definitely one for the books!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Lovely for lunch

Dined on April 7, 2016

I met a dear friend at Tantalum for lunch. The food was delicious. I had the Hoisen Chicken and my friend had the Salmon and would recommend both. We shared the Bread Pudding dessert which was good and large enough to easily share. Dinner can be more noisy, but the view is lovely, the food is good and the decor is gorgeous.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome location, great view

Dined on March 26, 2016

Loved the Kobe sliders. The view is amazing and the band playing was fantastic!

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service2
value2

View - Yes; Value - No

Dined on March 22, 2016

The view and ambience for this place is very good. We were seated by the window, service was "fair". From the Happy Hour menu, we ordered the lettuce wraps (great taste and value) and edamame (great taste and value). One in our group ordered a Happy Hour Martini which she sent back. Everyone else ordered from the regular menu. We also ordered the calamari (huge portion, she liked it). Food, we got steak. 8oz with wasabi (taste was fine, but for the price, I could have gotten a better steak at Ruth's Chris for that money). All in all, if you want to take your mate for a romantic atmosphere and great view, this is the place. Be prepared to pay for that view. If you are a foodie like I am, I don't recommend it.

Tags: romantic, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service5

Service, food and price were great.

vip
Dined on March 20, 2016

Service, food and price were great.

food5
ambience5
service5

Americana and Asian cuisine Fusion. Love ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

Americana and Asian cuisine Fusion. Loved it! Will return next time I'm in town! A must try!!!

food3
ambience3
service2
value3

Who died?

Dined on March 13, 2016

My wife and I visited Tantalum for the first time last weekend. Our excitement was met with a cool reception as the hostess appeared to be less than enthusiastic. We dine out a lot and have become accustomed to a smile and warm welcome (afterall, that's the first 'handshake' with the customer). Nevertheless, after we were seated, we were met by a cheery and smiling waitress. The food was par, but the waitress was forgetful and we ended up having to ask the busboy to fulfill a request since she was MIA once again. Additionally, my online reservation requested a seat at a window if one was available. Miss Unhappy Hostess escorted us to a table right next to an open table next to the window. I asked if there was a problem with being seated next to the window, she replied "Oh, you can sit there if you want." The vibe from her was as if I reminded her of someone who had killed her dog! Maybe this was an off day, but we won't be back.

Tags: special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

wonder atmosphere and service!

Dined on March 13, 2016

The brunch menu was limited but absolutely delicious. The server was on point even when he was double sat. I will be coming back here!

Tags: great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
food1
ambience3
service1
value1

The hostess that night were rude and foo ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

The hostess that night were rude and food was extremely salty. But nice little area perhaps I would go again only for drinks.

Tags: romantic, scenic view
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

Loud loud loUd

Dined on March 13, 2016

Fun place average food. Be ready to shout at your dinner date.

Tags: scenic view, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding dining!

Dined on March 13, 2016

They have a top notch chief which provides phenomenal food. Superb ambiance and great service.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
food4
ambience2
service4
value3

NICE PLACE, NOT ANYMORE

Dined on March 12, 2016

NICE ROMANTIC PLACE A FEW YEARS AGO, NOW OVERRUN BY TACO BELL AND POPEYES CUSTOMERS, EXTREMELY NOISY, WITH OBSCENITIES FLYING LEFT AND RIGHT ... AVOID !!!

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Just a real cool, chill environment!!! T ...

Dined on March 5, 2016

Just a real cool, chill environment!!! The only reason I said the noise level was high was because there was a live band performing, which did an awesome job.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great spot for special occasions or night out!

Dined on February 29, 2016

The three (3) of us were celebrating the end of audit season and filing of the 990 tax return. It is also a great spot (practically on the beautiful Long Beach marina water) to catch up, celebrate a anniversary, birthday, going away, etc. The live music is beyond amazing! We ordered about seven things and all the food was delicious! I would recommend this restaurant every day of the week and twice on Sunday! The customer service was also great. Need I say more? The place had much 'swag' with energetic overtones. I WILL BE BACK, AND SOON!!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience2
service3
value2

Too dark.

Dined on February 25, 2016

Maybe I just had an "off" night here...but my eyes could not adjust to the lighting that I felt like I was straining my eyes just to be able to see. We were seated in the "quieter" corner...so maybe it was just dimmer there. Food was ok. We ordered the fried rice, Mac and cheese, and short rib sliders. Mac and cheese was pretty basic...sliders were bomb. Ordered a mojito and it was just tooooo sweet so I only had 1 sip and wasted $10 . Service was average. It just seemed too expensive for the average food and drinks we had. However, I would still recommend the place for an evening out- it is a nice restaurant with pretty cool views. Just don't sit in the dark, dim corner.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
food1
ambience5
service1

Food was WAY too salty! I did not like t ...

vip
Dined on February 22, 2016

Food was WAY too salty! I did not like the Brie crostini jam appetizer and the Buddha rice and fried tofu vegetable udon tasted like salt. My friend liked the miso soup and some fish dish he got but it was nothing to rave about. I wish I checked the website first because it was so loud from the band my ears started to hurt and triggered a migraine. Oh and the service was horrid, our server went MIA and there was nobody we could even flag down for help in our vicinity.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Yummy

Dined on February 22, 2016

I enjoy Tatalums, the only thing that was a buzz kill was the nice kid that was running around and ended up taking a cookie off our plate. Food was great, drinks were amazing and the music was awesome!

Tags: late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

It started bad, but then got better

Dined on February 21, 2016

we love this place, we were meeting friends, they arrived before we did and were holding 2 seats at the bar, they placed their drink order then 2 other people came and the bar tender, said that they could not hold seats, in a rudely way, my husband and I were parking, but she did not care, so the other 2 people took the seats and did not order a drink or food... not cool because I walked in as soon as the other 2 people took our spots, and we were drinking, plus had dinner reservations. at the end the other 2 people left and we got the seats back, the bar tender came and apologize for being so rude to us, after that everything went normal the drinks were really good and the food was outstanding. I would recommend this place.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Tantalum

Dined on February 21, 2016

It was a great dining experience for my wife and I, will definitely come back. The mussels and sausage as appetizers delicious recommended it to everyone

Tags: romantic
food4
ambience3
service5
value3

Very good

Dined on February 21, 2016

However if you're out to have good conversation forget it, it's way too loud.

Tags: hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Fun Friday at Tantalum

Dined on February 20, 2016

I hadn't been to Tantalum, one of Long Beach's prettier restaurants, in a while. I booked a table for 2 on a Friday night at 8:30 and, fortunately, it was as good as I remembered. Our server was fun and rolled with my Dad-jokes, the hummus and tahini starter was delish, and my companion's Mahi Mahi was excellent. Though my seared tuna was great, I was kinda envious of her. The atmosphere was lively - always a decent-sized crowd here - and a loud-ish band was playing Van Morrison-style R&B. We didn't stay for dessert, but had a fun time.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent View!

Dined on February 6, 2016

Great view of the boats and surrounding harbor. Beer selection is good. Highly recommend the Kobe burger!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Delicious Food!

Dined on February 6, 2016

The food was very good. I had the mahi mahi which was excellent. My friends also stated their dinner was very good. Service was very good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I would definitely return!

Tags: special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Nice harbor/canal front restaurant

Dined on February 3, 2016

Nice ambiance. Good food. Nice view to the neighborhood on the water. I was surprised to find that this restaurant is in a mall, but it did not influence the restaurant quality.

Tags: special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service3

Always a good vibe here

vip
Dined on January 31, 2016

Always a good vibe here

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

My favorite place!

Dined on January 24, 2016

I have enjoyed every experience at tantalum and will be back soon!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service2
value4

Great food, great ambiance!!

vip
Dined on January 21, 2016

We were treated to an Anniverary dinner here recently, and were so impressed with the food-the calamari appetizer was excellent, as was the grilled salmon served with a watermelon and feta cheese salad. And we loved the Stonecutters live band!!! Would definitely return if/when we are in the area.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service1
value4

"Simple" Wait Staff

Dined on January 19, 2016

Brought wrong drinks twice and the waitress just passed the blame on somebody else. Sat at a terrible table and felt generally ignored.

food2
ambience3
service4
value2

unpleasant - returning customer

Dined on January 18, 2016

The ribeye was too fatty, burnt tasting, and not worth $50. It was way too loud (live bad) and temperture in the dinning area was too warm. I asked for hot tea, and they gave me a cheap tea bag to choose from for $3.00. Tea bag, not loose tea leaf. I live in NYC now so its been some time since my last visit to Tantulum and the quality of food was a diappointment. Im more upset about my time wasted then the $100 spent for two people. I believe the bday party they were having was the reason for such a loud noise...this isnt a place for people in their 30s, more for 50s and above. If thats the crowd they're aiming to serve...I guess they're doing a great job. Regardless, the food wasnt that great.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Dinner Spot!

Dined on January 18, 2016

What a great restaurant! The food was great, the environment was awesome! I will for sure go back!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent, bday celebration was 100% fun.

Dined on January 16, 2016

Awesome place, can't wait to return 10/10 Rebecca was a great host, she made visit that much better. My boyfriend had never been and loved it, he wants to go back soon and sit at bar. Mojito were excellent and great food quality

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience5
service3
value3

hints of excellence

Dined on January 13, 2016

Seated with a beautiful window view but difficult to have a conversation because noise/acoustics. Baked Brie was overwhelmed by the chutney. Beautiful presentation of beef salad but would have preferred arugula over spinach which was too bland in contrast to the delicious beets & goat cheese. Ordered the Wassabi filet - filet was cooked perfectly but I was entirely underwhelmed by the Wasabbi "crust" which tasted pasty and would have been better served as a simple condiment along side (I love wasabi). Mashed potatoes were "box type" and reduction far too salty. My partner had tofu which she said was very good. This was my 3rd trip to Tulume and my first 2 experiences were in large group settings where noise was also an issue however food was very good. Will give it another try before giving it a Grade "B"

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Very Peaceful Lunch

Dined on January 4, 2016

My visit to Tantalum was fairly quiet- but that's a good thing. Not many other diners were present, and I was able to enjoy both the conversation with my date and the scenic view in peace. Our server was very attentive, and overall the experience was very pleasant.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Brittany Rocks

Dined on January 3, 2016

We had a great time at T! Great food and great service. Atmosphere is fun. Live Music on Sunday afternoon and happy hour after 2:30pm!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot

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