Miramar Beach Restaurant
Coming here for years ... butnow they have valet parking...this isn't the type of restaurant to have valet parking. I'm wondering if too many beach go'ers used their parking lot? We had to park out on a side street since we did not use valet. While we made reservations we were stuck in a very small table off to the side of the restaurant. View of ocean still spectacular. I had a crab louie salad and companion had salmon sandwich--both were excellent. While we have been coming here for literally 20+ years the crowds, plus the valet, plus the noise level is making me re-think if we find a new Half-Moon Bay restaurant. Server was excellent; person seating us had a major attitude like she was doing us a favor by seating us.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDate NightCalamari was perfect. Seafood chowder, some of the best ever! I Calamari steak was cooked to perfection, the veggies were good, t. My husband had one of the specials of the day, a blackened salmon with a beurre blanc sauce, It was amazing. Cooked perfectly! We shared a a piece of carrot cake for dessert and it was delicious. The frosting was a little on the sweet side, should have had more cream cheese less powdered sugar (but I'm a baker so I can be a little picky about that!) but I would definitely order it again, one of the best I've ever had at a restaurant. Our server was Juan and he was terrific, attentive but not intrusive and seemed to enjoy his job. All in all I highly recommend!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic Anniversary RetreatGreat food and great spot to enjoy an anniversary supper. Beautiful piano music and great environment to enjoy with the wife of my dreams. Thanks for making our trip memorable. It's always fun to enjoy the ocean view while dining.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMiramar just gets betterMy wife and I have been dropping into the Miramar for over 40 years. Recent visits have surpassed all my expectations. Since I make the best Salmon in the West, I was reluctant to follow my servers lead about trying their grilled Salmon special of the night, but I did. The fish was grilled perfectly, pink and moist inside, covered with fresh artichoke hearts and drizzled with cayenne tomato/olive oil that gave the whole dish heat and bite. Well done.
My wife's Ceasar Crab salad was generous and the best I have eaten.
We have to go back. Well done, Miramar.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBest ViewWe have eaten at the Miramar Beach Restaurant every time we stay at the Cypress inn. We have never been disappointed. We love the view of the ocean and the food is excellent.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Out of State VisitorsHalf Moon Bay is a very beautiful, easily accessible and convenient place to take visitors and I do so very often. Miramar Restaurant is always my first stop, They see the spectacular ocean view from inside the restaurant, we've always had great food and service, and been seated quickly (we do reservations). Afterwards a lovely stroll around the beach right there by the restaurant and nice cool weather!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't Go WrongI have been at this restaurant many times now, and it is always a wonderful experience, partly because of the friends that enjoy the lovely food and the view, partly because of the friendly service. There are many tables with ocean view and the staff makes every attempt to seat you there when you have a reservation. Weather does not matter; the views over the bay are always intriguing. I'll be back.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMiramar great experienceThis restaurant has scenic view on the ocean, 4 star food, pleasant atmosphere, friendly folks great place for any occasion.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways the bestWe have so many dining choices here in Half Moon Bay, but we find ourselves continually going back to our now favorite date night spot, Miramar Beach Reastaurant. The service is excellent, the food conistently wonderful, and the view, fabulous.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThursday night Special - Prime ribwe went for the Thursday night special, Prime Rib. We were there early enough to get a window table. Busy night with a large wedding party. Our service was very attentive. Very good evening. Prime Rib with a Cesear salad & tiramisu for under $20. Can't beat it.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SurpriseHad no idea what to expect on our first visit, but we were pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again we experiencedOnce again we experienced pleasurable dining at the Miramar. The especially tasty sauces mixed with the crunchy vegetables made the meal that much more appetizing. Coupled with the view of the ocean and the piano bar playing in the background, this experience beckons for another return visist.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMiramar Restaurant had VERYMiramar Restaurant had VERY GOOD food, service, and OUTSTANDING views of the entire Half Moon Bay and the local beaches. Miramar also is a "YES LET'S GO BACK AGAIN and AGAIN" positive type of restaurant!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the Thursday special,Had the Thursday special, BBQ ribs and chicken, delicious!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Ocean ViewsRight along the waterfront just north of Half Moon Bay, Mirimar beach Reataurant has one of the most scenic dining room views anywhere. Lots of mellow surf, bluffs a few miles north, and great sunshine - this day in May. Take your chances of getting fogged in. Very good reasonably priced food. The staff was a little overmatched, not much, by the Tuesday lunch crowd though. Overall a very good historic spot. It's a really long drive, so it's once a year or so, but every year once at least with friends from the east coast and west. We'll be back!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and great serviceFrom being sat at a great window table to watch the sunrise, to the excellent service - I enjoyed this dinig experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Get Away Place to Dine!My husband has been dining at this wonderful restaurant for over 30 years. Not only for special occasions but just a quick get away from the craziness of life-an oasis we love!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect DayI made the reservation the night before for 2 for mother's day at 11am. I neglected to mention the baby. We got there 10 minutes before. They had a table reserve for 2 but noticed we had our little guy with us. We didn't even think to mention it. They were good enough to find us another seat to accomendate our little guy. We didn't have to wait long at all. The food and wait staff were good and the view is fantastic. It was a beautiful Mother's day. We will definitely come back again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable Lunch!While we have gone to Miramar Beach Restaurant for dinner before, this was the first time we've had lunch there. It was a very nice experience! Both of us started with Bloody Mary's, which were good. Then, for lunch, we both had the blackened salmon sandwhich. I changed the bread to a ciabatta roll, which was a really smart choice since the sandwich held together much better with the heartier roll. The only negative I would have to say about lunch is that the french fries were just.....eh....okay. They just weren't remarkable like the sandwich was. I'm sure we'll go to Miramar again when we're in the area.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fantastic!!!!!EVERYONE is so, so friendly!!! It is definitely a neighborhood meeting place, but the locals seem to genuinely enjoy out-of-towners. Miramar has wonderful employees who really make you feel like they enjoy having you in their home!!! No rushing of the guests. Each table clearly was being serviced by its particular schedule. If you wanted to be done, the bill came, and if you wanted to just relax and enjoy the view, then you were left alone.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOut of town guests loved theOut of town guests loved the food, as we did, and really loved the spectacular ocean and harbor view.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for special occassions!Been going here for years! Never disappoints - for lunch I reccomend you get there around noon before the place fills up!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMwe had great service and thewe had great service and the food was prepared very well along with great simple presentation...4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner here capped off a perfectDinner here capped off a perfect day with a perfect meal and sunset over the ocean. We arrived early to enjoy the view and the bar. "Loopy", our bartender was attentive and provided everything we needed. The piano player was perhaps the best keyboard player I have ever heard. Turns out he is a Grammy nominee and has played piano for just about every entertainer that is anyone in the music business. His name Is Terry Disley and plays there frquently---not to be missed.
Our dinner began with their seafood margarita---a sundae glass packed with ceviche style dungeness crab, shrimp and cod. Pecan encrusted halibut was great.
Best of al was the exceptional service form our waitress Susan---a true professional.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place on the beach,Great place on the beach, the lobster was delicious.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe returned on a SaturdayWe returned on a Saturday night to celebrate a friend's birthday. When making our reservation, we'd requested a window table, knowing that it couldn't be guaranteed. We arrived early and had a drink and appetizer in the outdoor patio area (the chill wind tempered by the heaters). Once seated indoors, we had an excellent meal (filet mignon and lobster for two of us; ono for the birthday celebrant)--not cheap, but well worth the price. The service, both on the patio and in the restauarant, was excellent throughout: attentive without being smothering, friendly without being cloying. And we got that window table, so the sunset view was perfect. We'll definitely be back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly Enjoyable Dining ExperienceThe main attraction is the location. The ocean view is spectacular. You don't have to have a window seat to have a wonderful view of the ocean. Just about every table is great. Service is excellent. I am very observant about the subtleties of restaurant service and it is clear that Miramar hires experienced wait staff who know their craft, and reinforces a customer service forward environment. The food is very good. I would not say it is outstanding, but it is solid, fresh, well prepared and presented, and enjoyable. You won't be disappointed.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite restaurant!Our favorite restaurant! Sometimes we drive the 2 hours just for dinner. This time was brunch and the weekend for a birthday. Excellent food, service and view as always!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely view. Warm outdoorLovely view. Warm outdoor firepits. Courteous efficient service. Fabulous food. We'll be back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNice restaurant with a beautifulNice restaurant with a beautiful view of the bay. Service was outstanding. Good wine list and the menu was extensive with many interesting choices. Something for everyone.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful view of the ocean.Wonderful view of the ocean. Very friendly and helpful staff. One person raved about his pasta dish with shrimp, another thought the fish and chips was very good and my blackened salmon sandwich was also very good. Portions are generous. One disappointment was that the oysters on the half-shell could have been fresher. All-in-all, we agreed that we would enjoy a return trip to Miramar.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Coastal DiningI love this place. The views are spectacular, the service is wonderful, and the food is fantastic. I've dined here many times, both for lunch and dinner. I've never left disappointed. The music on Thursday evenings adds a wonderful ambiance.
I've had romantic dinners with my husband and brought clients here to celebrate!! It's great for any occasion.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe view is spectacular andThe view is spectacular and the ambiance is good. The food is not that good.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ocean side diningWe had a great time at the Miramar. Truly enjoy the prime rib 3 course specials for locals on Thursday nights. The big hit was the view and the service. Juan Flo is the best! We will request we sit at his table every time!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommend the ThursdayHighly recommend the Thursday night special. It is a great value and changes weekly.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe wanted a place to celebrateWe wanted a place to celebrate a special occasion and we got it!! Everyone enjoyed themselves.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe didn't bring jackets, butWe didn't bring jackets, but sat outside by the firepit for dinner. We were plenty warm and really enjoyed the atmosphere....cocktails were good, food was good, the sound of the ocean was great, and the ambiance was wonderful!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eat with aGreat place to eat with a wonderful food and awesome view.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good service, andGood food, good service, and a pleasant ambience. A bit on the pricey side for what it offers, but still a nice choice overall.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated a birthday brunchCelebrated a birthday brunch with 5 friends. Great view. Great service. Good food. Overall, a lovely day. Will definitely return.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!I loved the live piano, the scenic view, the ambiance, and obviously the food! Friendly staff and free valet parking. Loved the whole experience.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNone better for semi-casualNone better for semi-casual dining; ocean view, superb service, and a terrific menu ~~ fits everyone's fancy!!!!
Will always return ourselves and/or with visitors.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were both very good and the view of Half Moon Bay Beach as well as the Pacific Ocean was outstanding. I enjoyed the fish tacos and my wife thought her melted crab sandwich was excellent. This is a terrific place to relax and watch the beach scene.1/21/2013 12:00:00 AM