Clearman's North Woods Inn of La Mirada
Clearman's North Woods Inn of La Mirada

Clearman's North Woods Inn of La Mirada

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.clearmansrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 714-994-4590
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Monday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Manager on Duty 7149944590

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Valley View
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Clearman's North Woods Inn of La Mirada
Old historic Inns of past centuries offered food and comfort to weary travelers. Today you and your family can enjoy the tradition of hospitality and fine food when you visit North Woods Inn San Gabriel. Savor juicy steaks and large portions surrounded by the glow of Tiffany style lamps and warm, lodge interiors. Yup, there's a little folks menu, too!
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Clearman's North Woods Inn of La Mirada reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (14)great for lunch (9)special occasion (8)kid-friendly (7)neighborhood gem (4)fit for foodies (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Craft beer!
    Yogafist
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    They now serve some really good craft beers. (Bottled). I have been dining here since it opened, and still love it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Chuck E Cheese
    Roadtrip84
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I went for a nice dinner date on a Friday night at 8:00pm. We went with the intentions of having drinks and enjoying the environment. We were seated and everything went great until about a half hour into the dinner when a party of 15 came in with 5 kids that were totally unsupervised. The kids were yelling, running around the restaurant, smashing peanuts on the walls and jumping on the shells on the floors. The restaurant made no attempt to consider the rest of the patrons, just cater toward the other party. Once the other party showed up, all attention was removed from our table and moved. We sat for about an hour trying to talk and endure but we were ignored by wait staff and it was so loud from kids yelling, we couldn't even talk
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had 8 people for a luncheon. The food was great.. and the service was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loretta88
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I have been going to Clearman's for years, especially Steak and Stein. I love the food, especially the cheese bread.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50 year cousin reuioin.
    odwrangler
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My wife an sister in law, havent seen their couisn for almost 50 years. Thy wanted a great place to go an have a wonderful dinner,for everyone to remember. Great food an friends,would recommend Northwoods Inn any day of the week. Ade reservation on opentable for 7pm,an 7pm we were setted.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feast Fit For Foodies…
    lovetodine
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Clearman's offers large servings on the entire menu. Their famous garlic cheese bread is melt in your mouth delicious! The two salad offering is also pleasing as both compliment each other. The assorted seafood platter was cooked to perfection…stunning in every way. Baby Back Ribs…a Friday dinner special…boasted a full, hang over the edge of the dinner platter, rack…smothered in tasty sauce, accompanied by a huge baked potato and rice pilaf.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We had a party of 9 and we were celebrating 2 birthdays. As a group - we were all disappointed in our food. My son had to send his steak back - he had asked for it medium but it came out well done. They did bring him a new one. I had ordered filet - it did not look like a filet and you should not have to trim fat or tough gristle off of a filet. I did not send mine back but I should have. Also - the bathroom was in need of attention -
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 188 reviews are from the Clearman's North Woods Inn of La Mirada reviews archive.
  • Character filled
    BootsAndLD
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Unique, rustic and interesting place that appears to be a local favorite. Main dining room is large, and feels very impersonal. The tables are close and there is no separation between groups, which makes it very loud...should it be a bunch of men drinking or a birthday party you are not really a part of. Food was ok. But more expensive than I would have thought and certainly for what we got. It amazed me that an expensive meal came with a gigantic baked potato and a huge serving of rice but not a vegetable in site. Talk about carb overload. Greens please. Ooh, there was the salad, if you could find it under the weight of the ranch/blue cheese dressing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Foor But Tourist Feel
    SullyfishVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Excellent food. The salads and garlic bread were fantastic. The steaks were cooked perfect. The decor is okay, however, that along with the servers uniforms give it a tourist feel. Like your eating at a restaurant inside a theme park. The feel and decor could be so much better. The food, however, was excellent. Will definitely return. Not for a romantic dinner, but just when we want a good steak.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited
    Jasperluver
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Although the food and service were "good" and the ambiance "fair", the menu is very limited, and is a bit pricey for dinner. It is so dimly lit it makes reading the sandwich-board-type menu (only one) on the table difficult to read. As "okay" as it was, I doubt we will be returning. The space is very large and open, and probably perfect for groups and children; 3 of us were seated at a table for 8 and felt "lost". The lunch menu is probably the better value and still limited.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love everything ,the steak
    Dougo
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Love everything ,the steak was cooked the way we liked , every one got the food at the same time, can't WAITE until we go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went there for the first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Went there for the first time and loved it. Want to go back everyday!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last Hurrah
    MarkD
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Been here many times. Our company often uses this restaurant as a special occasion dining location. This trip was a nice gesture for those of us not transitioning on with the new parent organization. Sad reason for going..but still a nice experience. As good as it was going to get.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night 2.28.2014
    dinnerwinner
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Service was good. Salad was unusual, and good. My girlfriend's fish was cut in the wrong direction, which made it hard to eat My filet was a bit dry and had some gristle
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Company Dinner
    Buddy
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Went with a group of 8. Food was delicious. Everyone had a great time. We all got full but continued to feast from drinks, appetizers, entrees and dessert. I recommend going here at least once if you have never been here before. You will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our food was prepared perfect. Good service. We dine here frequently
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious DInner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had an early dinner at North Woods Inn with the boys (Ages 7&10) The steaks were tender and cooked exactly to out preference. The salad and cheese bread were fantastic. Overall the place was a hit with my family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B-Day Dinner
    Luvs2Eat
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    This place has always been a family favorite. A little on the pricey side, but they make up for that in the portion sizes. I usually persuade someone to split a dinner w/ me & still have food to take home. Dinner was great - first time for daughters BF & he enjoyed it as well. Dinner was topped off w/ a complimentary sundae for the b-day boy. Nice evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth the money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Four of us had dinner at Clearman's Saturday evening. We all thought it was very overpriced for what you received. I ordered the lunch portion of baby back ribs and they were very tough. My salad was plain iceberg lettuce - boring! We were seated in a room right next to a large party celebrating a birthday and it was extremely noisy. We were all disappointed in their "famous" cheesebread. It was soggy and very greasy. We would not recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good time
    Leeisodd
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Went for lunch when they opened. Having beren there before, I knew what to eat. The salads are great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So much food!
    lalapenguin
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The salads that come with dinner meals is fabulous. Always love eating here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for a Birthday
    Patty
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Made the reservation on-line through Open Table - the front check in desk had issues finding the reservation - finally did. Waiter did not acknowledge the birthday - even though he knew that is what we were celebrating. Others had the desert with singing. Guess you have to specifically ask! Otherwise everything was fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as usual
    Porkier
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Expensive but well worth it. The cabbage salad is simply something to die for. Many rave about the cheese bread but to me it is only slightly better than that at Sizzler; however, the red cabbage is has not been duplicated anywhere else. Of course, the steaks are the highest quality and always cooked to perfection. It's a "steakhouse" so order a steak and you won't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rustic good dining
    averageJoes
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The place has a stuffed beaver, dear and other animals. You throw peanuts on the floor. I love it. The food is good. The cheeses bread is worth the heart attack. The table salads (marinated cabbage and green leaf) are better mixed and yummy. The drinks are strong pours. The steaks are good. I would like to see the veggies be a lot better. I dont like over steamed veggies. They really do need to be steamed fresh for every dish. But I go back. Not a fine dining location, but a good laid back hearty meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • business dinner
    Pres
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Dinner meeting for a business group. It was not very busy but it was very loud.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but come hungry.
    BIll
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Great food, but come hungry. Cheese bread and salads are great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great great great!
    CareBear
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I have been going to the North Woods since I was a little girl and it hasn't changed...well except the prices! The food is always Perfect!! We always leave full and happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Came Back
    LouisVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Been a while since we were there, Don't know why cause not only is the food great, the prices are wonderful. Wish it was closer to where we live, a great piano player on weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still as good as ever!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Great meal and service from an old chain of restaurants. Thats why they are still in business in today's market.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food 10. Service 3
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    We are easy folks. Have dined at various clearmans over the years. The waiter we had hear was not the typical waiter that we are used to at clearmans. Not friendly. Couple minor issues with our order
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual upscale
    nuckingfutsVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    The Northwoods in has been a classic for years with my family. Its a place to go when you dont want the expensive a la carte steakhouse expirence. This steakhouse does things diffrent and more classic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good, but the
    steaklover11
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    The food was good, but the overall look of the restaurant is dated. I think the rustic feel is great, but the chairs, tables, barstools are tired and worn looking. Also, the lighting is really too dark for all the wood inside. Brighten it up! I would be back and recommend if the ambiance was better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clearman's North Woods Inn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Came for a birthday celebration. Great place to celebrate. Service was very good. However, the food is overpriced for the quality. But, have to put that aside, as they still serve the traditional cabbage slaw to mix with the green salad. And, the potatoes are monsters. No way can you eat all of this food. Ordered the rib eye steak and it was adequate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very nice enjoyable evening
    Theresa
    Dined on 7/15/2013
    A very nice enjoyable evening with out of town guest.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, plentiful, hearty food
    lawyerannie
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    You will not starve here - all servings are generous. Our whole group loved their meals, so from steak to fish to shrimp the restaurant did a great job. The cheese bread is unbelievably good, the salads very tasty, and the entrees and other sides very good as well. It's not elegant - you sit at oversize picnic tables surrounded by kitchy animal heads, etc. on the wall - but it's great, hearty food and an excellent value based on the quantity and quality of food you get. The service was very quick and attentive. A fun place!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A liyyle offbeat, but good.
    PilotDon
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Funky atmosphere. A log cabin with "snow on the roof" and peanut shells on the floor. Kind of fun place. Steaks were good and the two salads they serve are really good,
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timers
    Corex
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    My family of 5 including myself always go out for lunch/dinner whenever opportunity arises. This restaurant was recommended to me by a coworker for father's day. I worked the Father's Day weekend so we came to this place the day after for dinner. I use the I-5 often times, see this building like an old barn and when I drive their I have to go around looking for the main entrance, not the typical. I made my reservations online, arrived on time, was seated right away, since it was a Monday I was not that surprise. My family liked their orders: back ribs, seafood, I had the porterhouse steak, medium rare, was sooo good, the salad and cheese bread that goes with it, it was a perfect dinner. Next time , will be here with the extended family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good to a point . . .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    We made a reservation and still were seated 20 minutes after our res time, so right off the bat we're not doing well. However, the bar in there was epic, great service, free peanuts (whose shells you get to throw on the ground) and an extremely loud lounge "band." Now, to start off, this place is suuuuuper kitchy. So if you don't like a little bit of cheesiness, then you might wanna go elsewhere. It is also pretty loud, so again if you're looking for a quiet night out, elsewhere. However, if you are looking for an experience, this is your spot. Pros: Giant portions. Great salad and cheese bread. Strong drinks. Great ambiance. Cons: Steak is nowhere near the quality for the price. Server disappeared after we got our dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
    PB123
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    GREAT PLACE TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL AND HAVE A GREAT STEAK, SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING WILL BE BACK SOON
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timers
    sumdin
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Had never been...made reservations..waited like less than 1 minute....our server was great....food was good...a LOT of food....for the cost I would probably rather have a romantic dinner for two...but if I were going back with my adult children as a group...YES would definately do that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate