Today is our 4 year wedding anniversary and I know it’s the most perfect time to use Groupon for The Sky Room in Long Beach! I had to make a reservation a day before as part of Groupon condition.
But before we went, I did some 10 minute burpee challenge.
View from the outside (took this after the dinner) – the restaurant is located at top floor.
When we got in, we actually had to wait for an elevator attendant.
The elevator attendant told us a bit about the building, that it was the original Hilton Hotel and has been around since 1938. Another interesting thing is Elizabeth Taylor actually had her wedding in this restaurant. You can read more of the history on their page.
The entrance to the restaurant. Btw since this is a fine dining type restaurant, business casual is the dress code.
We got a nice table next to the window with the harbor view. If we got here after dark, might look nicer with all the lights on.
I ordered some cocktail based on the waiter’s suggestions:
The Rosenson Raspberry Lemon Drop for me
Hubby K ordered The Sweet Troublemaker (basically watermelon with vodka) and those red powder along the glass rim was cayenne pepper.
The waiter gave us some bread slices, which Hubby K devoured all (including my portion). Served with butter and some salt.
After scrolling around the menu, we decided both would have the steak.
I ordered Prime New York Steak (I asked the waiter to make sure it’s gluten free and he happily accommodated it) – no sauce and only steak and veggie of my choice.
Boy, that steak was HUGE and I admit that I finished the entire thing! On the second thought, they might give me a bigger portion of steak since I didn’t have any carby dish (potatoes, rice, pasta etc) and might not be enough if they just gave me the typical small portion. Oh well, I won’t refuse more protein! 😀
Hubby K ordered Prime Fillet Mignon which arrived with an interesting mashed potatoes set up
We also ordered some salad and even though usually they charge for splitting the dish, the waiter waived it for us. How nice 🙂 I chose Salade de Maman which came with a dijon mustard dressing, but he put it on the side PLUS he brought us olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
We talked and pretty much just relaxing and waited for the alcohol to wear off a bit. This was our first time ever to have a fine dining. If it wasn’t because of Groupon ($25 for $50), I don’t think I’ll ever think of going to a fine dining restaurant, especially not in our current situation. Since we both were stuffed from the meal, so no desserts. After all, I already had enough sugar rush from the cocktail drink. No need to add more.
In a nutshell, it was a nice 4 year anniversary celebration.