Beach House
Beach House
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Beach House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebeachhouse.com/
  • Phone: 7607531321
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Ingino
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Enjoy our exclusive view of the Pacific from every table in your private dining room, while our expertly trained staff provides you and your guests with excellent service, fine cuisine, and the personal planning assistance that will make your party a step above!
  • Private Party Contact: Katie Stevenson 7607531321
  • Entertainment: Enjoy nightly entertainment in the Top of the House Grill, featuring local talent playing acoustic jazz, blues, soul, and classic rock.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 101
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Beach House
A relaxing afternoon watching the surfers at Cardiff Reef or a romantic evening with the sun setting over the sea...the exciting new cuisine of recently-arrived acclaimed executive chef Michael Ingino...the value of our famed daily Happy Hour and nightly Sunset Specials...two heated outdoor patios so close to the sea you might just get splashed, al fresco dining at its finest...the energy and excitement of the Top of the House Grill, the comfort of our dining room...Lunch, Saturday and Sunday Champagne Brunch, and Dinner...Cuisine, Service and Value to match the stunning views...The Beach House...Lobster, Fine Steaks, Fresh Fish...World Class Wines, cool Libations and Martinis...on the beach in Cardiff by the Sea, two miles north of the Del Mar racetrack.
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Beach House reviews from OpenTable diners
  • We had a party of 10 . The
    scott
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We had a party of 10 . The service was good , less a couple of mistakes with the order. The atmosphere & room were comfortable. I felt the quality of food was not up to par . The Halibut sauce was too rich, the fish over cooked - too mushy - and the entree was not at the proper temperature . A better cut of T bone could be found at Von's or Albertsons . The fish portions were also too small . The appetizers and desserts were good . Though the desserts were over priced and the Maryland style crab cakes were not jumbo lump as the waiter insisted when I asked . I'm from Maryland !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yumm
    Lunchers
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    This was a real treat for our group. The staff was very accommodating and the food and view was great. We had a nice clear day, and the surf was just right. A few surfers enhanced the view
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bland
    foodiegirl
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    All of us felt the food was bland. Nice presentation but no interesting tastes. The curry sauce in the dish 2 of us had had a bite to it but no curry taste.. as if the seasoning was old and lost its flavor. Sorry 5 of us would not return.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Came home for thanksgiving,
    food2good
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Came home for thanksgiving, and was truly disappointed in the brunch at the beach house. The service was really lacking, it was clear our waiter did not want to be there and he did not even put in an effort to make our time pleasant. The food was decent but I feel like this was lacking as well since the last time i came here about a year ago.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Had a good time w girlfriends at the Beach House. The view cannot be beaten!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar server (woman short, light
    FriNiteOut
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Bar server (woman short, light skinned, a bit heavy, brunette) wasn't very accommodating. Slow serve. She looked as if the deer was caught in the car light when she saw us signing in American Sign Language. She brought the wrong order. It took forever before she brought back the check. She charged me the regular price when it should have been discounted during the happy hour. When I got confused with the bill, she avoided me. Another server noticed my confusion and offered to help. By the way, the food was good. The bread was bland and needed some flavorings.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very memorable dinning experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Beach House was recommended by Inspirato on our recent trip to San Diego. I made reservations through Open Table and we were led to the furthest table from the ocean view. Once seated we were informed by an overly busy waitress that none of the fish dishes we wanted to order were available. Then we noticed water dripping from the ceiling, which obviously had water damage and was an issue in the past. Once we notified the waitress, we were moved to a different table (carrying our salads) and the service improved. However, we were never given an apology from management or compensated for the hassle. My family was able to laugh about the experience and still enjoy our time together. Helpful hint-you have to pay for valet parking.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    macmvilla
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Service was very good, waitress attended to our needs but also gave us privacy. The view was excellent. The food was good but they had run out of a lot of the menu items. It was also very cold inside and it was not a warm day so really was no need for air conditioner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Over the hill.
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    The restaurant has seen better days. Interior was tired and worn. Definitely need a major make-over. Rather depressing. One group had to be re-seated due to a leak over their table. It was not raining and there was a floor above the one we were seated on. Staff worked hard to please and the fond was ok, but nothing special. Would not recommend.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thanksgiving paradise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    This is the 2nd time my wife and I have hit the Cardiff Beach House for Thanksgiving and both times it has been exactly what I was looking for. Great white water views and ambiance. Our server, Chris was outstanding in accommodating the fact that only one of us are meat and had our entree's plated perfectly. I look forward to another thanksgiving at the the beach house!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Dine
    cbaddiner
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    My wife and I love this restaurant. Great atmosphere, location, and food. Love the outside patio dining and the upstairs lounge and patio balcony. Super early-bird and bar menus. Nice wine, beer, and cocktail selection. Staff was very friendly. We will definitely be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value especially its
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Good value especially its Prix fix menu….. Out of four red wines but upgraded to finer label at no added cost.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The lobster and chocolate
    Dc51VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    The lobster and chocolate lava cake were to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great birthday!
    MEK1
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    The Besch House provided a perfect setting for my birthday with family. I had the lobster which was beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset and beyond
    SolanaBeach21
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    What a great place to enjoy dinner. My companion and I each had the prix fix dinner and the dishes were generous portions and beautifully presented. Our server was attentive and we felt spoiled....Caesar salad, lobster tails and chocolate lava cake overlooking the Pacific :) Divine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday
    dwheels
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    a great venue for a small gathering of friends..we all enjoyed the setting and the food was well presented and prepared...the wine list was a treat with selections not readly available...a great time was had by all
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beach House - Cardiff by the Sea
    SSGG
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    I love the location of this place -right on the sand. It's like a mini vacation! I definitely would return again for lunch or brunch on a nice day.to try more dishes. Prices are reasonable. Only complaint was the service. No water or iced tea refills unless we asked and even then it took some time to receive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific lunch!
    Rusty
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Had a birthday/business lunch on the back patio looking out at the ocean. Everything was superb. Had not been in a long while, but will need to return soon!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A view and something for everyone
    mafortinVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Dined here for the first time with my husband and 2 sons ages 12 and 16. My husband and I love sea food but the boys really prefer steaks. Beach House has something great for all of us. We opted to each out on the terrace where we could enjoy the fabulous ocean views. The atmosphere was casual but upscale enough to make it feel like a special family night out and the food was very good. There were a few of our favorite wines on the menu and the service was prompt and friendly. It's hard to get the boys to agree to a night out now but I was happy to hear them say they'd like to go back to Beach House.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I've never eaten something that wasn't delicious and I always try something different. The location is stunning, especially at sunset! It is a little dark at night, we needed the flashlights on our phones to read the menus and service was pretty slow but the food is worth the wait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sunset View
    rbuddy
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    My wife and I have dined at the Beach House on many occasions & have always enjoyed the food, ocean view and opportunity to dine outdoors. This is San Diego, after all! We recently had visitors from Illinois and took them to the Beach House for an early dinner to watch the sunset. We arrived early and enjoyed a glass of wine from the upstairs bar, then went downstairs as soon as the restaurant was open at 4:30pm. We were seated pretty promptly, but the service thereafter was much slower than normal. However, since we were there to watch the sun set around 5:15pm, we were not in any hurry and greatly enjoyed the leisurely pace and incredible views. We were certainly not disappointed in the vivid colors of the sunset nor the delicious food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BHL
    BBfoodrating
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Very good food, busy day and short staff made for hurry, hurry service but we enjoyed a nice lunch. Would prefer a more casual and friendly waiter, but she had too many tables to service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    We had not been to the Beach House in years. It was our 41st wedding anniversary and decided to try it again. We wanted the ocean view, but didn't want to have to pay extra for side dishes. We both had filet mignon & my husband also had lobster. We started with the bacon wrapped bar-b-que shrimp skewer and a Caesar salad. Everything was absolutely wonderful! The food was outstanding and the bacon wrapped shrimp was out of this world! Service was perfect and fast. Prices are a bit on the high side, but lower than most other comparable restaurants. And, the side dishes are included. Great view and very romantic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sandpiper's frolick, diner's dine
    Jimmy
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Evening dining was complimented by floodlit seashore. While feasting on Steak and Salmon, with generous drink portions, we enjoyed watching the Sandpiper's frolicking along the shoreline search for an evening snack of their own. We don't get out much, and this was a special treat... It helped that the summer crowds were gone, but the view and great food remained.....Go, before the crowds return.h
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful family gathering
    luvtheocean
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We were celebrating my dad passing his written driving test at the age of 83. We were so pleased to get a table where we could look at the ocean and the waves coming up to greet the shore. It was so nice that my Dad could hear the conversation as he wears hearing aids. Normally he is not able to hear the conversation due to background noise, but was actually engaged in our conversation. So wonderful and nice! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable, leisurely dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Made reservations but after reading some reviews was a bit concerned. However, there was no need to be. The service was great and the view outstanding. We enjoyed all of the food except my steak (it was a bit chewy/tough). Appetizer, sides and desserts were great as was the salmon. Wait staff was very attentive, however the food service was a bit slow. No complaint though as we were looking for a relaxing dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful time
    YumYum
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    My daughter and I had a wonderful dinner watching the sunset at the Beach House. We hope to be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the lobster!
    Blondie
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    The Beach House knows how to serve a lobster tail! Succulent and flavorful! The ocean view from inside and the outside patio is so gorgeous! Definitely a favorite!
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous evening
    Yumyum
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    This is the 2d time we have dined on the Beach House patio. It was a bit chilly but we had brought 2 friends and wanted them to experience the amazing ocean view and sounds of the surf. They were up for it too. The wait staff was adorable and had blankets to offer ad plenty of heat lamps. We were toasty and so comfortable. Our appetizers, entree, and desserts were absolutely delicious. Not a flaw in any of our orders and beautify presented. My husband and I eat out often and can now say we have found a new favorite....an absolute 10. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beach location
    scottsdalefamily
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Very good location with what might be one of the best views in this part of SO Cal. Sunsets are amazing. Friendly staff. Food was 4 out of 5 stars. Weird thing is the music they were piping in didn't fit the atmosphere. They should have a no cellphone usage policy at tables. We had a part next to us that were passing a phone around yelling happy birthday to a 5 year old on the line. Not the end of the works,but was kind of a mood killer. We will be Back again though. The staff, food and view are worth overlooking a few minor details.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just a fabulous venue....
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    All around great experience. Try it - don't think you will be disappointed...
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • prices reasonable. food fare, fair!
    doctorbones
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    beach-side location very good. ambiance ok. too bad the food doesn't measure up.
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    scenic view
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  • Great view, lousy food.
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    The view, especially at sunset, is great. However, the food and decor is poor at best.
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  • Great setting
    Scott
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    We dined on a weekday night and found the restaurant to be uncrowded, allowing us to choose an outside table along the beach. The setting was spectacular! The night was cool and breezy but the portable heaters kept us comfortable. Our appetizers of lobster bisque and crab cakes was very good, although the crab cakes could have been served a bit warmer. Entrée servings of Filet and pork chop were served at the right temperature and were delicious. The wine list is small but adequate and very well priced
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Break
    seafood
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    There were three of us. I ordered salad with salmon on the side; they were out of salmon. Another diner ordered calamari; they were out of that. We had to ask three times to get bread. They were slow to refill our drinks. This experience was unusual. We have eaten there many times before and haven't had these problems. I am hoping this was a one time thing. The setting is absolutely gorgeous, overlooking the ocean.
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    scenic view, great for lunch
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  • This has to be one of the
    tomger
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    This has to be one of the best places on the planet to sit so near the ocean and have great food at reasonable prices.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Parking problem
    Jkennedy8130
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Didn't like the fact that we had to pay for parking ,try and cross a very busy street, or park far away. Didn't have cash for the valet parking so it was quite a walk in the dark to park. Service was very slow and there wasn't that many people dining.
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    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once Again Outstanding!
    jhorchak
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    We've been here several times and just love the setting. We go once in awhile for the "early bird" menu which includes our favorite - sanddabs! Great job chef! Love this place.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat!views are
    Foodman
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Great place to eat!views are fantastic and so is the food! Great place everytimr
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall excellent
    Satisfied
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Called ahead after making the reservation and left a message for a patio table due to it being our anniversary. I received a call back from the resturaunt confirming my request and time. Wow, a call back. Some businesses DO remember to make every aspect of the dining experience enjoyable. Food was great, table location and view were awesome. Our server was on the spot. it seemed like everyone there knew it was our anniversary as the servers and staff did a quick pre-meal stop by to wish us well. Excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic