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Utopia Restaurant Long Beach

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Strolling down a charming street in the Long Beach Arts district, you will find Utopia Good Food & Fine Art. I recently was invited to a media tasting as part of the upcoming Dine Out Long Beach event.
It was our date night, so we started with a glass of wine – they have a wonderful wine bar in the room that was the original restaurant when they opened 16 years ago. Surrounded by local artwork and piano music in the background, we were in store for a wonderful dining experience.
We started with the refreshing Utopia Salad – Mixed greens, tomato and pepperoncini with a delightfully tangy Dijon vinaigrette and parmesan cheese. We actually split the salad and it was enough to share.




Next, we had one of their delicious homemade soups. Tonight’s soup was the vegetable soup.



Upon the suggestion of our friendly server, I decided on the Linguini Carcioto and was glad I did. Linguini in a garlic cream sauce with roasted garlic, artichoke hears, fresh herbs and sun-dried tomatoes made for my favorite dish of the evening. The chicken was cooked perfectly and the pasta and vegetables made for a wonderful entrée.



My husband had the Filet of beef, a wonderful filet mignon served with potatoes. Tender and juicy, it was served with scalloped potatoes and fresh vegetables. We were enjoying our dinner and occasionally playing name that tune with the music coming from the piano player in the bar area.


Finally we tasted the house made bread pudding. A wonderfully warm and light pudding topped with vanilla ice cream.

bread pudding

Utopia Good Food & Fine Art is participating in Dine Out Long Beach this year, so this is a terrific time to check them out for a prix fixe lunch or dinner.  Their patio dining area is a great place to people watch and enjoy the great weather.

Utopia Long Beach is a charming location in the Arts District



Utopia Good Food & Fine Art
445 East 1st Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 432-6888





Sunday 28th of February 2016

These are the kind of restaurants I love supporting!! And why Dine Out Weeks are so fun because it gets you out to try new places you may not have known about before =)

And the Arts District of Long Beach is such a fun place... great way to unwind on a weekend!


Monday 29th of February 2016

Me too Jamie! They are one of a kind and I so enjoy neighborhood eateries. Hope you are doing well and are coming for a visit sometime soon!