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Cork Fire Kitchen
Cork Fire Kitchen

Cork Fire Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.temeculacreekinn.com/cork-fire-kitchen
  • Phone: (951) 587-1465
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast – 6 am to 11:30 am
    Lunch – 11:30 am to 3 pm
    (Bar menu 3 pm to 5 pm)
    Dinner – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    Bar/Patio – 11 am to close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Igor Krichmar
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pechanga Pkwy
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Cork Fire Kitchen
Rustic, yet refined, Cork Fire Kitchen features inventive menus made for sharing, which highlight the daily bounty from our favorite local farms. Join us for a casual breakfast, lunch with friends or a romantic night out with a spectacular view of our golf course. Enjoy the very best local edibles, foraged fresh and organic whenever possible.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had several meals at Cork Fire and all were good. Will be going back."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Loved everything but the Spring Salad. There is no dressing to speak of on this salad, not are they roasted or seasoned in any way. It is only for the true veggie purist."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The staff accommodated our request for a quiet booth. Our waitress was terrific. We had a great view of the golf course and trees. The beet salad was delicious and my husbands pasta seafood was good. The half chicken came with mashed potatoes but no veggies. It was also under seasoned. Nice wine selections but none from Temecula, which seemed strange."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "A hanger steak (3.5oz) with French fries is not a $28 meal. Ate at steak house the next night with choice of salad, side option, vegetable and steak for $27."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My husband and I were visiting from Canada and ate at the Cork & Kitchen restaurant. Had great ambience, delicious food and great service. Don't hesitate to make a reservation."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "adequate place, not amazing but good enough, nice scenery and a relaxing vibe."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "food was awesome we were promptly seated and the wait staff was friendly and well informed on menu I had wild boar chops that was very mild and generous portion.my friend had the diver scallops that were to die for, cooked perfect. they also have a great selection of wines"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had the short ribs and the roasted chicken and both were delicious . The goat cheesecake was phenomenal. Our server was delightful and we enjoyed speaking to the lovely chef. We had cocktails off the menu, but if you want a specialty drink they might not have the ingredients to make it as we found when we wanted an Amaretto drink. We loved our dining experience."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This restaurant had a lot going for it. It was tastefully decorated ,great ambiance overlooking the golf course,and good service. Th negative was the small plates compared to the price. My daughter had scallops for an entree of which were served with three on a plate with a mushroom garnish at a cost of 30.00 dollars which equates to 10.00 each scallop. The food was good but nothing exceptional for that price.I really wanted this to be restaurant I would want to frequent but then again….dont think so!!!!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The restaurant is part of the very charming Temecula Creek Inn and really was convenient for all my meals and helped to make my stay there delightful."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We love the unique dishes and they are not overwhelming in quantity . . . just perfect amounts. My husband was disappointed with his hanger steak as it was tough, whilst my son's wasn't. He loved his steak. I had the sea bass which was delicious. The chef does an incredible job with the sauces. We loved sitting outside, overlooking the beautiful golf course, having a cocktail before dinner. All in all a great evening out."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We ordered the duck which was a bit overlooked for our liking. We noticed that each dish had an odd side dish with it that just did not fit. For example, the duck came with beet ravioli which were dry and just did not pair well with the dish in our opinion."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "For locals, this is probably a great spot for special occasions, gives you a sense of escape & luxury. For travelers & guests @ the Temecula Creek Inn, it's a lovely amenity, perfect spot for a reliably great meal. The servers are outstanding, attentive but not pushy, genuinely kind & very knowledgable. We'd come again!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "A loud sixsome ruined an otherwise fine dining experience. Someone on the wait staff should have quieted them!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We've stayed at Temecula Creek Hotel several times, but have never eaten dinner in the restaurant. What a pleasant surprise. I had the shrimp and grits, it was delicious, spicy. My husband had the scallops, the server warned us of the size, which was small, so we ordered an appetizer. We ordered the black and blue flat bread, it was incredible. I gave the restaurant 4 stars because of the portion size. We're not big eaters but, there were only 3 scallops and some tiny mushrooms, but we were warned. The shrimp dish only had 3 shrimp, I think they could have sprung for one more. I shared my grits with my husband, because the scallops didn't come with any sides. The scallop dish should be considered an appetizer."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Amazing food. Killer laid back atmosphere. Went there for anniversary and it was great!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended to us for brunch although we had dinner there instead. My husband had a very good steak and I had the special which was seared ahi and it was very good as well. The Caesar had way too much dressing but was good. We tried the ricotta jar appetizer and though the ricotta was good the bread that came with it was rock hard. Dessert was deep dish fresh apple pie and it was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "our server might have been new because we usually receive excellent service at this restaurant. the one we had that night kept disappearing and was no where to be seen after he gave us the dessert menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were excited to meet here for lunch to celebrate Father's day after dad and son finished golf. It must have been time for a shift change, because we waited about 15 mins after being seated to be offered water or a cocktail. Our waiter was very engaging, although when we asked him simple questions regarding some of the appetizers, entrees, etc., he admitted to not really knowing the menu... We were starving by the time we got to order, so we ordered various appetizers, starter salads and entrees. The appetizers took forever to come, and the waiter said he wasn't sure which one he was serving us. The entrees were barely warm when they arrived....best thing, served hot, were the homemade tater tots. Thank goodness for the beautiful view!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This could have been a great place, but, they were out of several things. The short ribs, they substituted beef stew. The peach cobbler. One of the beers. And another item. The view of the golf course was nice. But, the service was kind of slow. We ate at 5:30 when it wasn't that busy, but took a long time to be served our entree and even dessert."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had a very nice and relaxing Anniversary dinner at a table overlooking the golf course and a couple of ponds. Very nice and tranquil setting. If I had one negative comment it would be about the bar. We came early to have a cocktail. Sat there for about 10 minutes without a single server glancing our way. It was not overly busy in there. We saw them shining glasses and worrying about the TV channels, but not a single glance our way. We gave up and sat at our table early and had our cocktails within a couple of minutes. Our waiter was very friendly and very attentive. Couldn't say enough good things about him. Our dinners were very tasty and well prepared. Overall a very good experience."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening at the newly renovated restaurant. From the staff, bar, restaurant & food . . . we couldn't find anything to fault. They have done an incredible job with this restaurant and we rank it amongst the BEST of TEMECULA. Prices were very good and not as expensive as some of the wine country restaurants which I think are way too high. They must have incredible Chef as the food was excellent. We will definitely visit this restaurant again as my husband has said it is his new favorite."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Great view and food was excellent. Location was incredible and one of the best places to be in Southern California "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the golf course view and our server was outstanding. The food was very tasty, though the portions seemed a bit small for the price."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Restaurant is beautiful and seating is generous and very comfortable. VIews are of the golf course, very pretty at sunset. Food was delicious. We need more upscale dining places like this in Temecula."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Although this restaurant is situated above the golf course pro shop, this is not a golf course restaurant. They have a professional staff that greets you, seats you and a group of servers who are very professional. We were there for dinner one night and breakfast the next morning. Both our servers were exceptional. For dinner I had the shrimps & grits. Served hot, perfectly prepared. My wife had lamb, tender and well seasoned. At breakfast my wife had a omelet loaded with spinach & cheese. I had the fresh fruit parfait, a good amount of fruit, yogurt and granola. I believe the kitchen also caters the various activities at this four star hotel. I was very impressed that they could pull it all off so well. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Short and sweet, the restaurant was newly remodeled, however the actual entrance wasn't clearly marked...the main dining area was maybe at half capacity and the noise seems to bounce off of the walls so we asked to move the bar area which was strangely much quieter...once we ordered, the waiter disappeared and a waitress took over, delivering our order, we asked for condiments which came 20 minutes later by our original waiter...we noticed that a couple other guest were waiting for service as well, which was wierd since there were several additional servers there but not really doing anything. Only the bartender seemed to assist people. The food was overpriced and average. The view of the golf course was the only plus."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Fun atmosphere , great service, nice menu. Had two salads for lunch which were good, only very little protein. Presentation was great, but was hungry a couple hours later"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Flies were buzzing around us. Other than that the food was excellent. I had the shrimp and grits. Whatever the sasuage is made out of I love it!!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "The Cork Fire Kitchen at The Temecula Creek Inn is the perfect spot for a nice dinner or any meal. The view over the golf course is spectacular. The dinner menu has plenty of variety for all occassions, and breakfast was also excellent. Very attentive and personable staff provided by Roy and Monigue. The lounge is most comfortable for enjoying the fire on a cool evening or sitting on the deck on a warm afternoon. A very good wine list and wonderful appetizers. We'll be back again soon."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Cork Fire Kitchen is on a par with a winery restaurant but located at an Inn. The decor is tastefully rustic yet modern as is the menu. We were celebrating a special occasion and we were given a private room at no extra charge! That was nice as we were a party of 15. The views of the golf course and surrounding grounds from the floor to ceiling windows were very nice. Service was very friendly and the manager even came and introduced himself and even helped serve us. The only problem was the food came a little slowly but that's to be expected when you're a large party ordering more than one course. The menu was varied and the food was pretty good. The only thing I was disappointed in was the profiteroles. The pastry was rather dry."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Everything was very good - just gave it a 4 because the main course took a really long time. I think the chef was just trying to make sure the food was perfect, which it was. I'm still drooling when I think about the black and blue flat bread. They have a decent wine list that isn't extravagantly priced. The remodel has brought with it a breath of fresh air and a warm and inviting atmosphere. The people in the bar were having a good ol time. (Saw a taxi come to pick them up)"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I were laughing because so many things went wrong. We were told by the waitress and the manager that the kitchen was very slow because of multiple large parties and two conference parties that needed food. The kitchen was obviously understaffed and seemingly disinterested. At this point the manager came over to apologize and offer a free glass of wine. I would have called us even had things improved. They did not. My girlfriend ordered and received a salad with the wrong dressing. I ordered the chicken dish, their specialty apparently, and it was served with raw looking white skin and just not good. We were then offered free dessert. It was bread pudding. Ice cold! I kid you not. What a disaster. Never again."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I probably shouldn't write this review, so as I can keep this place a secret. It has great food and wine, with a view overlooking the golf course. You definitely want to arrive before sunset! Great bar, all newly remodeled, open space, and nice deck area. If you're looking to romance her, this is a great spot."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Restaurant recently remodeled. Looks great. Historically, offered excellent cuisine at moderate prices. Now, quality gives way to presentation. Ordered half-chicken (at $25.) Size of a half-quail. Looked great, but over-cooked. Over all, over-priced. Let restaurant know it was a special occasion (wife's birthday.) Host made mention of it when seating us. Last we heard of it. Used to be a highlight when staying in Temecula. Now, we will either eat in the Bar, or eat off-premise."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "CFK is one of my local favorites. It has a very rustic, modern hipster feel to it, which is hard to find in Temecula. The renovation has made this place so much better and worth going to. All the while, the food was delish and fresh. I ordered the steak with portobello mushrooms, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts. I ordered my steak medium rare and it was perfectly cooked. I'm 4' 11", and usually don't finish what I order, but I cleaned the plate! My only guff about it was the wooden floors. I was wearing flat boots, but I almost slipped three times. Just be warned, you will fall in love with CFK regardless ;)"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Stayed the night after a day of wine tasting. The grounds and the restaurant are fabulous. The food is amazing. Had dinner and breakfast before heading back to LA. Try the "Huevos" Benedict. Simply fabulous! Will definitely stay and eat here again if I'm in the area for wine tasting or shopping."
    Dined on 3/1/2014