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BeachFire Bar and Grill - San Clemente
BeachFire Bar and Grill - San Clemente

BeachFire Bar and Grill - San Clemente Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.beachfire.com
  • Email: sanclemente@beachfire.com
  • Phone: (949) 366-3232
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday:5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: John Merlino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: BeachFire Catering will impress you and your guests with exceptionally fresh menu ideas, presented with style and customized for your event and budget. Our On-Site Special Events Venue at Irons in the Fire at the San Clemente Golf Course offers a real California lifestyle experience with exceptional food and service in a garden setting with ocean views. Spanish Colonial architecture and original plein aire painting collection accent the Hacienda Room with high-ceilings and chandeliers accommodating up to 250 guests. Irons is one of the top Wedding Reception sites in Orange County.
  • Private Party Facilities: Overlooking the lounge, BeachFire"s Mezzanine area upstairs offers private seating for up to 25 guests. Our award-winning patio is perfect for private celebrations for up to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Turner (949) 366-3232
  • Entertainment: The free nightly smooth entertainment is provided by an accomplished list of musical talent that has taken years for owner, Dave Donaldson, to establish. Our lounge also features many high definition televisions with NFL ticket channels offering a quality, classy, sports experience. Free WiFi, Happy Hour, nightly Lounge Specials make BeachFire the fun, lively place to be.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ola Vista
  • Public Transit: OCTA provides a stop in front of the restaurant. You can also take the train and get off at the San Clemente Pier stop. We are right up the hill on Del Mar.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer street parking behind and in front of the restaurant, as well as an underground parking garage. There are handicap parking spaces available on the street in the front of the restaurant, and a public parking lot just across the street from the restaurant for more parking.
A word from BeachFire Bar and Grill - San Clemente
Located in the heart of Downtown San Clemente, the original BeachFire serves up flavor and freshness with coastal fusion cuisine, nightly smooth live music and vibrant art floor to ceiling Guests of all ages realize they are part of a unique and exciting experience. BeachFire is more than a restaurant, it's a place to connect in food, fun and spirit.

BeachFire serves up the ultimate Southern California beach lifestyle with award-winning Coastal Fusion cuisine using only the freshest, healthiest food products and ingredients available including organic produce from the 5,000 square foot BeachFire Backyard Garden. We prepare our dishes with respect for our Earth's valuable resources, with hand-crafted sauces and dressings. Our signature Crispy Thai Calamari, Coconut Shrimp, Seared Ahi Salad, Vaquero Burger, and Shoyu Flat Iron steak round out a tasty and fresh menu. Finish your meal by sharing the delectable S'more Cheesecake dessert and enjoying the smooth live music in the loungeContinued

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "very friendly service, prompt seating and a different varity of food, not the usual "bar food""
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Celebrating a special birthday but didn't want another chop house - there was food to meet the most gourmet choice and more casual fare as well - and we partaked of both with recommendations from a very hospitable waiter."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Went here for dinner on Friday evening, with a group of runners, while in the middle of an almost 30-hour, 200-mile running relay. The halibut sandwich, crusted tilapia, chicken avo sandwich, and sweet potato fries were all very nice. Filled us up but was not so greasy that it ruined the rest of our race. We were also concerned about how we looked, but the family-friendly pub atmosphere was fine for both running attire and the other clientele in casual-dressy."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We went on a Sunday, intending to have dinner with friends, but left after appetizers (which were EXCELLENT) due to the fact that it was a chilly beach evening, and we could not sit inside. The guitar player in the bar was one of those players who mistakes "loud" for "good". Get a clue and don't keep turning up your amp if people aren't listening. Either they aren't interested (which you probably can't fix), or you aren't that good (which you can -- go home and practice instead of inflicting it on paying customers). As we left we noticed that the place had cleared out pretty well and it was not that late, so this problem may solve itself. Next time we'll just go for lunch..."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This is a place where you will find great service and food!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Had a great experience on the outdoor patio with all three generations enjoying the food and atmosphere. We were seated promptly and the wait and support staffs were very attentive."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the food and ambiance. I will definitely go back next time I'm in the area."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Good menu, great food. Seared Ahi app is great, good wine list and nice atmosphere. Service is very good, a little slow when very busy, but not bad. Fish and chips are good and I particularly liked the 'slaw!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Our first time but for sure it won't be our last. Great service and the food was terrific."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Beachfire is a fun happy place to have a great drink and dinner. A few things are a little spicy so check it out with the waiter first. Steaks are great and the salads are really good."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I love dining at the Beachfire! Aside from the staff being so friendly & attentive, the food is consistently outstanding. The walls covered with artwork, and ridiculously cool fireplace always make for a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "On the way home and in traffic on the freeway, we decided to make a quick reservation on your website. Very good food and the service was also great. Not the run of the mill food. The seafood was excellent."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "This is just a comfortable place to be. There is something for everybody there. You can sit where it's noisy at the bar or at a quiet table inside or out. The food is amazing and the presentation is even better."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Prior to having dinner there recently, I had only visited this restaurant once for a drink and appetizer. I will not be going back. The service was below average, the appetizers were bland and the main dishes were not good. I ordered their "signature" (according to the waitress) panko crusted halibut and it was dry and hard. When I told the waitress I wanted to send it back she replied by saying "oh yeah, we've had a lot of people saying it is hard and dry lately." This was the same dish she had recommended moments earlier! My wife ordered the Tilapia which was not good either. All and all, I see this place as more of a bar scene than quality restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Seven of us ate outside, away from the high noise & energy level inside. The food was tasty & fresh. It was a great family gathering. Very nice, gracious people."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The only negative is that my halibut was overdone, and tough. Otherwise, a fun and enjoyable place."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "This was our first time here and we will definitely be returning! Our server was Nathan, he was very nice and frequently stopped by the table. He gave some recommendations and told us about some appetizers that can be made into entre size. I recommend the coconut shrimp, it was fried to perfection and had a delicious sauce like I've never tasted before. We also ordered the artichoke app which was delicious. The ahi tuna sandwich was also a favorite in our group. For dessert their homemade s'more is an absolute MUST. The place wasn't huge, but it had a great feel. We came in early evening, perfect time. The lighting was great later on for a romantic date. Love this place!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "New to San Clemente but celebrated 58th anniversary at restaurant dinner. Atmosphere and service made an enjoyable Dinner out. Thoroughly enjoyed my steak and shrimp, likewise my wife with her fish entree. Server was friendly and courteous. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "We enjoy going out here for a casual dinner... consistent service and food and a fun atmosphere..."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The food was awesome, as was the service and the atmosphere. We sat by the fireplace and covering the walls are paintings and photographs from local artists--very cool. The outside seating looked amazing with heat lamps. Overall, a really great experience."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Was hoping for a nice meal when paying $20 to $30 for lunch per plate but was very disappointed at the overall quality of the food. The atmosphere was nice and the service was fantastic."
    Dined on 10/29/2013