Chef Thomas Vertl, corporate executive chef for YHB Hospitality announced today the official opening of Vue Bar & Restaurant, a much anticipated new concept located at the Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport. The restaurant is part of a $30 million renovation of the hotel.
The upscale casual restaurant, located in the iconic hotel tower at the corner of Lakewood Blvd. and Willow Street and only blocks from the Long Beach Airport, is open to the public and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. An extensive wine list and full bar are also available.
Chef Thomas Vertl designed a menu he dubs “comfort food with a twist” that includes craft burgers and sandwiches, hot appetizers and shareables, tacos, sliders, pizza, sausages, salads, pastas and heartier entrees. Specialties include Crispy Mac & Cheese Bites ($9) served with creamy sriracha dip, Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers ($10) served with cilantro ranch dip, the 12 ounce Sizzling NY Steak ($32) flame grilled with root vegetable mash, garlic and herb butter, Chipotle Chicken Tacos ($10) with tender braised chicken breast and thigh meat, corn and radish and the Spicy Lamb Burger ($14) with harissa aioli, dill pickles, red cabbage, crispy onion on a rosemary roll. The restaurant will also offer a Build Your Own Poke Bowl option ($11/small, $14/large) featuring various protein, sauce and side selections.
“Along with being the preferred dining option of our hotel guests, we’re confident that Vue Bar & Restaurant will be a culinary destination for Long Beach locals as well,” said Vertl. “The renovated restaurant and eclectic menu are perfect for business lunches, happy hour with friends or a casual date night.”
Vue Bar & Restaurant seats 146 and includes an intimate Private Dining Room and a Quiet Lounge. Live music will be introduced in January. The restaurant is open for breakfast (6am-11am), lunch (11am-2pm), happy hour (4-6pm) and dinner (4-11pm), seven days a week.
About Vue Bar & Restaurant
Vue Bar & Restaurant offers an eclectic menu of small plates, bar-centric share-ables, market specials and entrees, complemented by hand-crafted signature cocktails, craft beers and boutique wines. Vue Bar & Restaurant boasts a classic, mid-century modern décor, paying homage to the era of when the Holiday Inn tower was first built in 1968. A temperature controlled glass wine cellar greets guests upon their entrance into the restaurant. Giving life to the new restaurant is the nearly 360° view of Long Beach that includes the Long Beach Airport, Signal Hill and CSULB Pyramid, a differentiating feature that’s unique to Vue Bar & Restaurant.
Vue Bar & Restaurant
2640 N Lakewood Boulevard
Long Beach, CA.
For more information, visit www.VueBarandRestaurant.com.
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