Whether it be lunch or dinner, when dining at Long Beach Lookout you will always have a wonderful view.
"I think what makes the place so special is you've got the best view. The building has been designed to have the best view on the coast. Combine it with, I think, the most friendly, professional service staff, great food, and great ownership," laughs owner Rob Stinson.
He has worked very hard over the past year to create a culinary treasure for his customers.
"I've been in the business my whole life, but this is the first time I've actually owned my own restaurant," Stinson said.
He encourages customer feedback because he wants to be in tune with the local market. They've added nine steaks to the menu because his customers were asking for more beef.
"We do a Black & Blue Filet. We do a peppercorn brandy rib-eye. We're doing an aloha ribeye which is killer."
The Aloha ribeye is marinated for 24 hours and served with a slice of grilled pineapple and orange, over a bed of rice and topped with a special sauce.
"If you have to try one dish on our menu, you have to try the sesame soy seared tuna. For fish, there's nothing better," Stinson suggests. "Also, The cajun pasta supreme has been super popular. Andoullie sausage, portabella mushrooms, crawfish, shrimp in a spicy cajun cream sauce."
Everything is made from scratch, even the salad dressings. The Blue Cheese and the Balsamic Vinaigrette receive the most raves according to Stinson. My personal favorite is the ranch. His personal favorite is his Ceasar dressing.
"I've been making it for years. I think it's just the way it should be made because there's a tradition to ceasar salad."
Stinson believes many restaurants can do well with the right ingredients, but there has to be a creative heart behind the individual product.
Long Beach Lookout is casual dining at its best. It's located on Highway 90, right on the water, in of course, Long Beach. It's open seven days a week, Sunday-Thursday from 11am until 9pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11am until 10pm. The restaurant also features a Sunday brunch.