Navy Proof Food & Spirits

4.4
26 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
New-American fare | Craft cocktails | Bold flavors

Navy Proof Food & Spirits re-awakens the jovial ritual of the sailors of our past, swapping maritime stories over the rationed spirits they held so dear. “Navy Proof” was a term coined by sailors for the daily rum rations given to them by the British Royal Navy in the 1700s. The historic tale says that the sailors would “prove” the strength of their rum rations by pouring it on gunpowder & igniting it to ensure it had not been watered down.

Experience new-American fare and craft cocktails with bold flavors. Each dish emphasizes technique and texture to showcase the versatility of seasonal ingredients and locally-sourced seafood and meat.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 26 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation based on them having outdoor seating. When we arrived, we were told that they did not have outdoor seating due to Covid, which seems odd. We were told we could order our food to go and take it anywhere. We opted to go to a nearby taco place that had service on a patio.

This restaurant needs to update their seating options.

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vipStephanieT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Didn't realize this was a hotel restaurant in the lobby, but food and service was great nonetheless. Staff a little stretched due to reunion group that walked in unexpected, but servers were still attentive and food came out timely and correctly. Cocktails and food were delicious. Just wish it was a little more secluded off the main lobby, hence the 3 stars for ambience.

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Brunchlover
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This is a hotel restaurant and bar. It is situated in an open area near the hotel entry and lobby. As such, the ambience is a bit lacking but it did feel “COVID safe”, due to the open, airy location. The drinks were inventive - my cocktail had an edible overlay of a female lounging in a beach chair on top. Table next to us received a smoked highball (Manhattan?) delivered with a flourish under a dome of smoke. My Cobb salad was uninspired but edible. My husband had a tasty entree called pomegranate jidori chicken which he liked. The chief benefit of this place is its proximity to the Long Beach terrace theater. We were able to park under the theater and walk across the street for dinner, then back in time for our show. Our waiter was very pleasant and accommodating - he asked if we had show tickets and made sure we were served in a timely manner. I’d eat here again if I had show tickets.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visit

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vipgastronome
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice people
Confusing signage outside hotel
Disappointed that items from online menu not reflected
within menu offered at location

Navy Proof Food & Spirits
Responded on June 9, 2020

Hi gastronome, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on OpenTable! Please accept our sincere apologies for not having the latest menu available for you to view. The menus have been updated and you should not receive this error moving forward. We hope to see you again in the near future! Sam

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ChristopherM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Never actually eat, from the website it appears look a great restaurant, food looked pretty good. When we showed for Valentines Dinner we found out it was basically the Lobby Bar at the Westin hotel. The dining room was basically in the lobby area. Almost no separation and zero sense of intimacy or privacy. Honestly looks like a great lobby bar but not a great date night restaurant. I suggest they revise the identity they are building on the website to match their reality or find a new location.

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only issue we had was the drinks too a little time to get to us. My Guy spoke with 'James" the manager and he corrected the problem ASAP and even paid for a round. I loved the place, the wait staff was excellent. I am sorry forgot her name( Veronica? Jessica? 0) I am sorry I forgot -Young girl black hair with braces... Sweet and personable... Loved the drinks. I got a coffee and cigarette. I just quick smoking so I don't think that was the best choice lol... But, it was still good. Try the booty -its refreshing and tasty.... Over all the place is nice, Not loud, Not over crammed -Just very nice...

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JerryFlanagan
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu options, taste and service

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LuvShirllington
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food wasn’t anything to write home about but the drinks were great!

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vipDebbeB
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Cold and overpriced mediocre food.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

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susanl
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My friends and I were very unimpressed with this restaurant. Normally, a hotel restaurant has high standards for service and quality. Not this one! The wait staff were polite but aloof at servicing their customers - more interested in hanging out at the bar and talking amongst themselves. The food was mediocre; the pasta lacked flavor and the salmon was dry. The saving grace were the wine and desserts!

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RhondaV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were amazing! Looking forward to trying brunch soon! thank you

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vipDavid
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

VERY BAD!
We tasted almost everything on the menu and it was BAD. Took way too long and waiters seemed to be high. Not going back, not recommended at all!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Literally no one ever greeted us at the host desk, even though they made eye contact from across the room. They just went back to what they were doing...we’re talking at least three different employees. So we went to the bar, and sat down. Again, LITERALLY, actually, in real life, THREE different bartenders looked us dead in the eyes, and continue to ignore our existence. I never complain on line, as I am a bartender myself, and my friends are servers. But, it was so bad, we got up and left. It was actually disconcerting to have people make eye contact with you, and then completely pretend you don’t exist.

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vipLydia
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Who knew such an interesting place would be inside the Westin lobby. While certainly lovely it is still a lobby. That said, the restaurant is worth a trip. The menu is creative and filled with potential. The drinks are similarly creative and delicious. I highly recommend the smoking scotch drink and the "Booty". The disappointment was actually in the delivery of the food. We had a collection of small plates, wings (good seasoning but way overcooked), fried green tomatoes (very good but surprising added beets were so small they were impossible to find ), sliders (very good) and the street corn (surprisingly bland). I want to believe with increased business and time this will grow into it's potential.

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Bhowie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food that we got was very good, and that's about all I can say that's good. The restaurant is really just the Westin hotel bar which was filled with convention attendees when we arrived. Service was very slow. Our waiter apologized for drinks taking a long time by saying it was hard to get the bar's attention. We ordered Nashville hot wings for our appetizer (not hot, but very good) and it took a very long time to get them. We thought about going elsewhere for dinner but we didn't. We ordered one entree of scallops to split (the hot wings portion was large) and two side dishes. One side dish (brussel sprouts) came out in about 15 minutes. Then after we were done, the other side dish (fries) came out about 15 minutes later. We then waited for the main to come out and finally told the waiter (when we could find him) that if it wasn't ready, we would just take the check. He came back and apologized saying that it wasn't coming very fast. Uh, right. It wasn't coming slow either, apparently. We gave up. He took off two drinks from the bill but we left frustrated since what we had eaten was good.

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vipteachermom1954
Central Coast
88 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was pretty good. Service was very good. Have a nice glass of wine with dinner

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vipEdoErgoSum
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Checked in past 7 pm and did not want to go out for bite. Luckily, Navy Proof is conveniently downstairs. Ordered cocktail and burger. The burger had two patties, but it needed bacon and cheese and some pickled veggies. For $20, it had generous amount of beef, but I wish it was more quality than quantity.

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vipFoodieGal
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The food was good. But that is all. We were sat at 9:15am for our reservation.
We waited over 10 minutes for our server. He came to the table a total of 4 times. We completed our meal at 11am... almost 2 hours for a "quick breakfast" is ridiculous!

We ordered Bloody Mary's and a fruit plate which each took about 30 minutes to come out. The Bloody Mary's tasted like Pepperoncini Juice and Tabasco. They were awful!

Food took a while to come out too, but was good, so okay. But you better believe as soon as we were done the (manager?) was there with the bill dropped before the plates were even done being cleared. That was the ONLY fast part of the service.

Apparently our server had gone on break and we sat there for another 20 minutes waiting for someone to come to pay the bill. After waiting, I got up and walked to the bar to ask if we needed to go to the front to pay. The bartender took the credit cards, then came back to the table to ask how we wanted to pay. Then another person came up and asked if we were ready to pay I told her I'd already given the credit card to the bartender. It seemed that she didn't understand and asked again about our payment... ugh!

Once the credit cards were brought back to the table, she hovered, and waited for the credit cards to be signed. At that point my friend was in the restroom so her card was not signed yet. She asked if it was ready, I said no. Before leaving the table she asked again if it was ready, I said no... again.

While hovering, waiting for my friend to return from the restroom, she asked how our experience was. I told her about the issues that we had. Her response was "Bad experiences are a part of life." Nothing else ...just wow.

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vipBrianC
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the DineLBC menu which was excellent and great value. The presentation and flavors were great and the service was also very good. Yes, worth coming for cocktails and or dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

You sit in the lobby of the hotel? Server didn’t seem to know the menu, was not attentive, food took forever(even after server said 4 more minutes), food was cold and just not good. It is not worth the $, or time.

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JeffF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Excellent food and service. Would recommend to others.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and breakfast food menu and taste is outstanding!
Service was really great too!

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Jonathan
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Hotel lobby bar/restaurant with not much separation from the lobby. Although the setup leaves you wanting a more private and intimate dining experience, the great food, decor and service makes you quickly forget where you are.

FAQs

Navy Proof Food & Spirits offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 436-3000.

Navy Proof Food & Spirits is rated 4.4 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.