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Chef Philip Pretty Wins “Best Chef” in Long Beach

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A Long Beach native, Chef Pretty has traveled around Los Angeles for the last nine years serving as executive chef in notable kitchens, including fundamentalLA and AXE. He also served as Chef de Cuisine with Gordon Ramsey at The London and Sous Chef at Joe’s in Venice.
At Restauration, Chef Pretty continues to create unique comfort food cuisine using only the freshest ingredients with local farm lots, farmer’s markets and other local purveyors.

See more winners from the Long Beach Press-Telegram Readers Choice Awards.

Chef Philip Pretty on the SoCal Restaurant Show

SoCal Restaurant Show: Show 166, April 2, 2016 featuring Chef Philip Pretty, Restauration, Long Beach.

Listen to Part OnePart Two

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Chef Philip Pretty- Restauration

DINE LBC – Long Beach Restaurant Week is April 23 to May 1, 2016. Experience cuisine that delights the palate and defines the art of dining in Long Beach. Held annually, DINE LBC features value-oriented three-course menus from dozens of Long Beach’s best restaurants in twelve unique neighborhoods throughout the city.

“What’s old is new again. Restauration is a combination of two of our favorite words that are defining pillars of the Long Beach community: restaurant+restore. Situated in the vibrant and creative stretch on 4th street between Cherry and Temple dubbed Retro Row, our little eatery brings the Long Beach family together to pay tribute to the American culinary spirit while embracing modern fare.”

“Menus for Restauration are locally sourced and responsibly grown, using seasonal ingredients based on the abundant bounty available on the Southern and Central Coast. Many options are served family style intended for sharing. Our beer offerings feature craft beer on draft and in large bottles from all over the world. The comprehensive wine list highlights small producers from California and other unique wine growing regions from afar.”

The newly arrived Chef Pretty has substantial cooking credentials. He was the chef de cuisine for 3 years for Gordon Ramsay at the London Hotel in West Hollywood during the period Chef Ramsay was actually actively involved in the restaurant. He’s also spent time in the kitchens of the fondly-remembered SONA and Providence.

A prominent feature of the restaurant’s dog-friendly patio is the wood-burning oven. The signature dish from there is the Wood Grilled Spanish Octopus with marble potato, celery heart, almonds and Caesar dressing.

Listen to Part OnePart Two.

OC Weekly: On the Line with Chef Philip Pretty

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Loving this Q & A with Chef Philip for the upcoming Fresh Toast event at Newport Dunes in a week! Click here to view part one and two of the article on

EATER LA: The commute is over for Chef Philip Pretty

The news is out there! Check out the post from Eater LA here!

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Design & Steen Brunching with Restauration


Thanks for the great shots and the shout out! We are glad we hit a home run and you appreciate what we offer!

Feeding a Mad Hungry Woman…

Thanks to Anita (Diary of a Mad Hungry Woman) for visiting us and checking out our cuisine and restaurant.

Appreciate your support and look forward to showing you some more fun flavors in the future!

Winner! Best of Long Beach… Best Veggie Burger


Thank you for your support Long Beach. We were ecstatic to learn we were voted best veggie burger in Long Beach in the Best of Long Beach by the LB Post. We have only been open for five months but leaving a tasty impression on our guests!


24 Hours in Long Beach


Beth Manos Brickey is a freelance writer/blogger and LB transplant showing us some love this fine Friday. Check out her 13 reasons to fall in love with Long Beach on her 24 hour journey on the website Salt & Wind.



A little blogging love on FRIEDay


A wonderful way to keep our Friday poppin’! Jenna (@eatdrinklovejen) gave us some love this afternoon on the internet. So glad we impressed her enough to write about us and we appreciate the support the local community has given us in return!

A new spot to park on 4th street…

That’s right folks! Restauration will be opening in July and is excited to be the newest addition for the 4th street line up. We will be focusing on fresh food that is wallet friendly accompanied by quality craft beer and wines in an environment that will have you lingering a little bit longer.

Sign up for our mailing list or check back for updates on our new venture and what we are planning. From our family to yours… Cheers!


— Dana & Rob.