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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff
Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff
  • Address:
    2526 South Coast Hwy
    Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007
    Cardiff By The Sea
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pacificcoastgrill.com
  • Phone: (760) 479-0721
  • Hours of Operation: LUNCH everyday from 11:00AM to 4:00PM
    DINNER Sunday through Thursday 4:30PM-9:30PM
    DINNER Friday through Saturday 4:30PM-10:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Israel "Izzy" Balderas
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet for $4.
A word from Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff
Pacific Coast Grill's oceanfront venue features unique "Pacific Coast" cuisine, an oyster bar, select sushi rolls, black mussels, baked oysters, and a plethora of seafood choices, delicious steaks & more! There are two levels of dining at the new PCG with every dining seat in the house carefully planned to have an ocean view. There are bars on both levels and a heated outdoor patio and a deck with one of the best views of the Pacific Ocean and the line up at Cardiff Reef. You can watch surfers, kite surfers, dolphins, whales and spectacular sunsets from throughout the restaurant. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The best view and food in Southern California. The ahi with forbidden rice is to die for. The shrimp dumplings in the port wine sauce...Yum! Anyone taking the plate prior to us soaking up every drop of that port wine sauce will likely lose a finger. 8) The lobster tacos and the hot rock (filet mignon or ahi) also my favorites. The oysters are always tasty too! My cousin who was visiting from South Carolina is till talking about his delicious sea bass. Oh...and the sushi rolls. Always so fresh with unique combinations. Just love this place!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I requested a table at Pacific Coast Grill at 6:30 with a view for our anniversary on July 3rd. I had proposed at the restaurant previously at this location. We arrived and were taken past many open tables to the very end of the restaurant by the exit and were seated next to women drinking heavily and being very loud. I could not hear my wife even seated directly across from her. The waitress brought us what was clearly tap water. We asked if we could be moved. The waitress came back quickly and replied that there were 400 reservations and that they would not move us. She then told us that a we couldn't have a table outside because they were expecting a dog. We were treated worse than a dog at PCG so we took our business to Flemings again."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Last night of a 10 day visit for a friend from England - wanted to do it right and we sure did! Patio seating upstairs - be sure to ask for the "glass" to be right by the ocean and it was divine. Drinks i would say were a little pricey but food was wonderful and really overall for a high end place with the location it has quite reasonably priced. Dessert was so good i think im coming back just for that!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We had a great time last Sunday. The service, food, and the view was awesome and relaxing. We will be back. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Ideal experience across the board! We were seated the second we walked in, delicious food and drinks, very friendly staff, gorgeous views, energetic atmosphere! Highly recommend for any occasion!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The Ahi tuna with forbidden rice is by far the best we have ever had."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was delicious and well presented; service was attentive but not intrusive. Great for dinner with friends except we could barely hear each other and had to yell. It was easier to finish eating and go outside to talk."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our favorite go to place when we have friends visiting or if we simply want to treat ourselves. It has the perfect ambience and consistently delicious food, attentive service."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our first time at this restaurant was 3 1/2 months ago and we've been back many times since. We love it so much that since we've moved here we always make sure and take our guests here!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The location is great, right on the beach. There are lots of tables with a great view and plenty of outdoor seating. I appreciated the variety of food on the menu. There were several items that added in a little of something different so it felt like we were trying something new that we couldn't get at other restaurants. Everything was delicious."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "A perfect spot directly on Cardiff Beach that not only has a wonderful view but very good food and martinis! The Surfer Roll is outstanding as well as the pear and beet salad."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My friend and I arrived 15 before time, at 8 PM on Sunday and the place was packed to the brim. However we were offered a table outside on veranda, closest to the water, right away. More positives - We had Petit Sirah wine and Halibut for each culminating with banana split - all food and wine was great. Huge negatives: It took the waitress 20 minutes to come back and ask if we want to drink. She never asked us if we want any bread or appetizers or food - she simply forgot about us - I complained 1 hour later and 20 minutes later we got hour halibut... So from this point of view - servicing stuff there is a sad story.... for $180 that I paid (including a tip, this time 10% only) I can find impeccable service and food somewhere else..."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We came here for Sunday brunch and were treated with an amazing view and good food. We enjoyed the brioche french toast, the filet mignon breakfast burrito (amazing), and crab meat eggs benedict. The waiter was super friendly, patient and efficient. He recommended several of his favorite things, and didn't mind taking pictures of us with the ocean view. The valet parking at $4 isn't bad considering the beach front location. I will be back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The view incredible. The food ok. Waitress didn't listen well. I asked for no salt on the foodand the fish was loaded with salt. I asked for a skinny margarita and got a regular sugary one. I asked for a glass of wine and it ddidn't arrive til the meal was nearly over. Oh we. Great view...."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Loved the pairing of ingredients in the different fish dishes. Sushi special was fantastic. The coconut cheesecake - to die for! The place was crowded so the noise level was a bit high for easy conversation but the ambience and view couldn't be beat."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "There are not that many places that you can dine so close to the beach and the ocean. It is perfect for sunset, although there is a major glare, especially outside. Food was very good, but the view is the bomb."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Another typically outstanding outing at PCG! Food and service were superb!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints, especially at sunset. The coconut shrimp rolls alone are worth the trip, but all of the food is fresh and delicious."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had to request coffee three times before the waitress finally brought it. Tables were way too close together and we could not hear ourselves over the loud conversation of the group next to us. The food was nothing to shout about; I did notice many people ordered sushi."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Wait staff was aware of our compressed time line for lunch and made sure we were accommodated with respect to our business engagements! Were very helpful and courteous!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Took my two best friends to dinner for their birthdays! Both times I could not be more pleased.. GREAT SERVICE , GREAT FOOD AND GREAT DRINKS.. PCG knows how to provide service to their customers ! I would recommend them to anyone for a great dinner and time!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "You can't beat the view. Great outdoor seating downstairs and upstairs. Inside is great too. Food is very good - not high end gourmet but very good. Shrimp dumplings are 10 star - best appetizer ever (incredible plum sauce)."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "It was very noisy the night we were there. I wear hearing aids and it was difficult to hear with the loud background noise. Food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Every thing was good. I think the one down fall would be, we felt we were being rushed. There was no wait time between being served our appitizer to having our entrees brought out."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Nice selection and amazing views. Great service but a bit noisy. Ordered the Short ribs but got pot roast. (Good pot roast)Must not know the difference. Best beach view around though. A bit pricey but worth it"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Have eaten here a few times and we're always impressed by the view, service and food. A bit pricey but you pay for a view like that. Food is awesome, inovative and delicious! sushi starters are to die for. Halibut was some of the best I've ever had!!! YUM"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had a very nice dinner. Great service very friendly and polite. Great location with views of Cardiff reef and beautiful sunsets. One of my favorite Places."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband enjoyed his steak, mashed potatoes and the sauce. I ordered to beet salad, beets were soggy, the spinach was old but the red pear was delicious. My lobster tacos were more like a tomato and lobster soup. They had not received their gelato order that day so the desserts were limited. Our server never did ask how our food was. The woven chairs were uncomfortable with hard backs. The Chart House close by was a much better experience. As locals were we counting on better food and service, a place to return to for great food and a view. That did not happen."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We dine at Pacific Coast Grill on a semi regular basis. The view is fantastic. The food is always excellent. The service personnel are friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to make good suggestions. There isn't anything not to like about this place. Very good selection and everything we have ever had here was great."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It was delicious! Expensive, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a great table looking out at the sunset over the beach."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Terrific Ocean views all day but inside lower level is quite Loud and caotic? Upper level is much better!"
    Dined on 7/14/2013
  • "This restaurant is beautiful and is situated on the sand south of Encinitas with the most remarkable ocean & white water views. The servers & staff are friendly and efficient even during a busy day like Fathers Day. So were the very busy valets. The menu offers a lot of variety and interesting, very tasty items. I highly recommend trying this restaurant. You'll be sure to make return visits!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food could be a bit sharper in flavor and preparation"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The menu has a very good variety to it; a fare to match everybody's palate. Even though the prices are on the level of an upper scale restaurant, this is an excellent place for special occasions. The views from all dining areas are exquisite. The service staff is outstanding."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great service , view and food :) Definitely one of my new favorites restaurants."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was a perfect meal with perfect service. I would not change a thing! The menu is outstanding. I could not decide what to order. Keep up the great concept of attention to every detail."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We made a reservation through Open Table for lunch on a Thurs at 12:30. I requested an ocean front table for our special occasion. Sounds easy enough. The restaurant called while we were at the graduation ceremony and left a message for me to call them to confirm that I did want the reservation. I called at about 12:15 as we were driving down to say yes, on our way. My kids got there at 12:32 and checked in. We were not seated until about 1:20 and there was no ocean front table. The food was great, the wait staff nice, the manager comped us 2 appetizers ($20 or so). Very disappointed in the wait time. Why make a reservation with Open Table, leave your credit card as collateral if you are a no show, and not have it matter one bit?"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "service was friendly but slow...food was cold...lobster taco was a joke...will not return"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "we went here for my daughter's 8th grade promotion. Service was great. I ordered the pan seared sea bass. It came overcooked and tough. I sent it back and a new one came out 4 mins later. That was fast. It was much better. Other than that, the food was excellent and the ambiance and view was awesome! Service was excellent. Server seemed a bit new, but very attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 6/12/2014