Located in The Westin Hotel in downtown Long Beach, this restaurant's namesake pays homage to the city's military history when sailors would come from near and far. The term, "Navy Proof," was coined by peacoat wearing men in the 1700s who were serving her majesty in the British Royal Navy and refers to the daily rum rations they were allotted. To ensure their rum had not been watered down, the "proof" and truth would reveal itself when the liquor was poured on gun powder and ignited. You don't have to go to such extremes at this modern-day watering hole which offers handcrafted cocktails and a savory menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night with small plate pairings coupled with wine, craft beer or a signature cocktail.
Owner Terry Antonelli brings a warm and elegant approach to his award-winning restaurant, which is housed in a former bank hailing from the early 20th century. The dining experience is elevated with timeless interiors match the old world "Italian Charm" coupled with modern comforts of new world creativity. Service is both attentive and comfortable with a spectacular wine list and over the top Italian cuisine that has been a staple of Downtown Long Beach for more than 25 years. The bar features a nightly apertivo and is an ideal backdrop for mixing and mingling over small plates and cocktails.