Parker’s Lighthouse Preps for $2.5M Modern Remodel

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Parker's Lighthouse expects the renovations to be complete by 2011. The remodel will include a new Lounge & Patio.

Parkers’ Lighthouse, known for its mesquite grilled fresh seafood, announces a $2.5 million remodel and modernization project scheduled to be completed by early 2011.

“As we approach nearly 30 years in business at this location, we are freshening our restaurant with a new look and feel,” notes longtime General Manager Michael Cole.  “While Parkers’ will continue to be in the forefront of fine seafood dining, it is important to bring new energy to this Southern California favorite.”

The restaurant’s menu will feature Executive Chef Jason Stein’s pioneering, Southern California seafood dishes as well as expanded steak, pasta, and chicken selections.  Parkers’, also, offers fresh and creative sushi and sashimi prepared by award-winning Sushi Chef Gene Hsieh.

The restaurant will be providing even more opportunities for guests to enjoy a variety of drinking and dining experiences throughout the 16,000 square foot restaurant, where every seat in the house affords a spectacular view of the historical Queen Mary and out to San Pedro Bay.

For an entertaining nightlife setting, Parkers’ Lighthouse patrons will enjoy the vibrant new Parkers’ Lounge & Patio with unrivaled views of the Long Beach waterfront.  The Lounge & Patio will provide Long Beach trendsetters, business people, and casual diners with a relaxed retreat in which to unwind, featuring exclusive private cabanas and nightclub-style Hollywood booths, which can be reserved in advance.

The menu, for the Lounge & Patio, will offer an eclectic and innovative selection of sushi, appetizers, and small plates.  In addition, the bar features specialty cocktails using the freshest ingredients, including freshly squeezed juices, to complement a wide variety of liquors, wines, cognacs, ports, and beers.

One of the most dramatic changes of this exciting makeover will be the complete transformation of the third floor Queensview Room.  On weekends, the Queensview Room becomes the Queensview Steakhouse, under the direction of Nathan Linsley, Assistant General Manager, where customers will experience elegant “supper club” dining with a warm ambiance and intimate seating in a refined bar setting.  Diners can listen to live music while enjoying an exclusive menu of prime steaks, chops, lobster, and fresh grilled fish.  During the week, this intimate space will be available for private functions, cocktail parties, and meetings.

Parkers’ Lighthouse, recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, will also unveil a new, spectacular two-story wine cellar which will include both California and imported varietals within a wide range of price points, both by the bottle and by the glass.  The service staff is well trained by Stacy Lee, Service Manager, at recommending the appropriate wine to complement food selections.

To create the new look, Parkers’ brought on the highly sought-after firm, Bitton Design Group, a full-service hospitality design firm working with an extensive, nationwide list of clients, to re-design the restaurant.  To heighten the atmosphere of this landmark restaurant, the “new” Parkers’ Lighthouse will boast a contemporary interpretation of nautical design, by incorporating cleaner architectural lines along with colors evoking feelings at the beach.  Wood elements and authentic Long Beach lifestyle art will fill the space.

Parkers’ Lighthouse, parkerslighthouse.com, located at 435 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach 90802, will remain open during the restaurant’s transformation.  For reservations, call 562-432-6500.  For updates, photos and renderings, visit Parkers’ Facebook page at facebook.com/parkerslighthouse.  For press opportunities and additional information, contact E L Doran Public Relations at 818.238.9005 or email, elaine@eldoranpr.com.

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