Pete's Sunset Grille
Pete's Sunset Grille
  • Address:
    21500 Pacific Coast Highway
    Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    Neighborhood:
    Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

Pete's Sunset Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com/
  • Phone: 7148454775x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Pete's Bar:
    Sunday-Saturday 11:30am-12am


    Pete's Restaurant:
    Daily Lunch and Dinner 11:30am-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Unspecified
  • Executive Chef: Manfred Lassahn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Pete's patio can accommodate large parties of up to 50 guests for a plated or buffet menu option.
  • Private Party Contact: Marlene Goble 7148454893x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21500 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking is available through the hotel's main drive-way with valet. Pete's offers complimentary validation for up to 3 hours for those dining in the restaurant.
A word from Pete's Sunset Grille
It wouldn't be Surf City without Pete's Sunset Grille! This congenial, colorful restaurant is filled with all the surfing and beach memorabilia that make this area a beach lover's paradise. Located on the former site of the famous Mallory Surf Board Factory, the casual atmosphere is perfect for hanging out with the family or friends. Influenced by surfing destinations from around the globe, Pete's menu features your favorite satisfying foods, with a twist.


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Pete's Sunset Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
late-night find (3)scenic view (3)fit for foodies (2)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (2)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)good for groups (1)special occasion (1)neighborhood gem (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Limited menu
    Overpriced
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I do not care for the menu items and it seems limited and overpriced. Tacos were good but for a few cents more should be served with some rice and beans. Wings are good. Water on tap tastes terrible. They need a filtration system.
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  • Liz
    LizzieB
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Pete's Sunset Grille was a wonderful surprise. We had not heard of the restaurant before and took a chance on a guest's review. The food and service far surpassed our expectations. Live performer and casual atmosphere made the evening extremely enjoyable. Would we frequent this restaurant again...without a doubt.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great music
    Maddie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Loved the food , but the music by Andy Hill the night we were there was outstanding! We will come again to see him play! Great venues, great food and Marco our server was outstanding as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 59 reviews are from the Pete's Sunset Grille reviews archive.
  • Local surprise
    PdotVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    This restaurant is located inside the Hayatt Resort Hotel, but don't let that scare you away. They have complementary valet parking up 4 hours. The restaurant is beach casual with a very interesting menu selection. I had a nice pork skewer which turned out to be just right for a,light meal. The service was attentive and the servers were very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • casual & good food
    Pan2FVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Don't get stuck on the big triangle type of table like I did. Invited clients for lunch & its a total hassle to have clients have to pass plates back & forth. I was paying & she knew since I gave her a credit card b4 lunch started & I had a hard time Getting her attention. At the end ordered coffee & dessert but she had to have clients pass it over by then clients were talking & thought forget it it. Wasn't a good experience clients spilled stuff due to having to pass stuff over to us in that awkward table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too many carbs
    None
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    None if the dishes were really health friendly. I expected a fajita plate, grilled salmon or chicken. Something. But really more of a bar food place than true dining faire.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DeedotVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Was to expecting much from a hotel surf inspired restaurant but it is a great place. Our server was amazing & everything we ordered: wings, edamame, salad, chicken sandwich, and frozen pound cake were all amazing! The wings were some of the best I ever had. And the live music was great too!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious & amazing
    TravelingFoodie
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    This secret little spot was truly a find! Delicious food & drinks & plenty of surf gear to view on the inside. Cozy outdoor dining on the fireplace patio. Service was friendly & helpful. Would go back a million times!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cool place
    mikeVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    we had a good time, the food was good, the service was good, the menu could use a little more selections, but other than that everything was great, we will probably return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Petes sunset grille
    Sweencrest
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The gentleman playing the guitar provided great music throughout the night. The restruant is nicely decorated with a great atmosphere. Our server did a nice job. Menu was not great, Food was over priced for what it was but as expected, alcohol was overpriced as well. Would be back if their was some specials for locals or something, otherwise probably not
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  • The food delicious and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    The food delicious and the service was spectacular. Make sure to save room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good service Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Very good service Friendly waiters very focussed on customer service Food was good and so were the wine and cocktails A great place for a casual dinner
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is very good here
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    The food is very good here at Pete's. Fish and chips well done; nice salads. The Californian is closed for remodeling until Spring 2014, so this stands in, along with the Red Lounge as the primary restaurants on the Hyatt property.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For a sunset dinner.......
    Webseitz
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    you can't go wrong! You have the best view if you get there 30 minutes before sundown. Ask for Andrew and try the steak sandwich.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good job
    rjg3339
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    was disappointed that crab cakes were on the menu but they did not have any. other than that, all was good (prawns exceptional).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over-amplification is assault.
    alnbarthelVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    One singer (with a pleasant voice) one traditional guitar (well played) with an amplifier can be deafening and ruin what would have been a very pleasant experience. Nothing else matters when ones ears are being assaulted.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good burger and fries
    FoodguruVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    We had a quick lunch after our conference. Good burger. Fish tacos looked excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A meal with Summer band concert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Tried the summer buffet on a Friday night , when a band was playing. Nice selection of Mexican buffet with fish chicken, taco's home made chips, salsa, guacamole. Make sure you live room for desert. Nice fresh ingredients great taste, good value for the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were enteraining family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    We were enteraining family and it was difficult to carry on a conversation with the noise level. Also the table (booth) we had was an odd shape so some people were facing away from the group. It felt like not being at the party. The buffet was basically hamburger driven and not all as stated on the website. All in all disappointing experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Our service was extraordinary. Our waiter, Corey, was unbelievable, food was amazing, and the view of te ocean was breath-taking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    As part of a big hotel I expected more? Food was not good which around here is unheard of. Weak drinks, inattentive service
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  • Great Food!
    Jermeldate
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    The Socali burger is one of the best burgers I have ever had! Highly recommend! The next day went back and had the fish tacos- just as good! Food is fantastic, view is awesome, and atmosphere is fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all that glitters
    splishVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    very disappointed in overall experience. we had a reservation, but they acted like we were just walk-ins. general lack of attention and just not listening to the order. had to repeat myself too many times and it still wasn't right. we mentioned open table several times but the next day it registered no show on open table. we called them and they claimed not to know anything and couldn't do anything even though we had receipt. i called the general manager of the hotel and it was immediately fixed. i guess i'll just forget about them.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place, but bad experience.
    Food2Love
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    My food, which was trout, came out very good. My son's burger was not bad either. My husband ordered a steak, which came to be a total disaster. We had to send his plate back to get cooked, then we asked for a steak sauce, the bottle of A1 we got was almost empty and inside was water. it seemed like someone put an ounce of water and rinsed the bottle and instead of throwing it away they put it back and served it to a client. I tried to pour the sauce in his plate and ended up pouring an A1 flavored water in his food, which he could not eat. Not to mention that we had to ask for everything and by everything I mean utensils too. Maybe it was just one time bad experience for us, but that will definitely keep us out of there in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Our server was wonderful and my Open Table reservation was in your system when I arrived.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Just outstanding! Everyone was great, attentive, and friendly! Food was amazing, and the drinks were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • what i dont like about this
    CupcakeSVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    what i dont like about this location is that it does not try to take advantage of the view of the ocean and the enclosed patio does not keep the wind out
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easily handled special requests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Easily handled special requests for food allergies (Gluten and Dairy). Off menu order was cooked well and ready with the rest of the diners' dinners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Delicious food, excellent service, neat ambiance, and an overall great place to take the family out for a meal. I look forward to my next meal at Pete's Sunset Grille.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent wait staff, had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    excellent wait staff, had great suggestions on wine
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cousins camp at pete's grill.......
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    my wife and i took our two sons, their wives and a total of ten grandkids.. aging from 11 to 3.. great kids, always appreciative and calm.. Still 16 orders, 10 kids menu, lots of changing of minds and asking questions... our waiter was amazing. she gave each one of us good advice, good ideas, and great service... the food was superb for kids and adults... we will go back when we are in ca... and we will go back, Oklahoma has no beach...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I didn't realize it was in
    TomSVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2012
    I didn't realize it was in the Hyatt Hotel when I made the reservation. This is more of a sports bar as they had big screen TV's everywhere. Good food, good service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have been coming to Pete's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    We have been coming to Pete's for awhile now. It is truly a hidden gem that too few have found.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went there to see a band play.
    Steve
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Went there to see a band play. Foliage outside blocks view a bit, otherwise a nice setup with outdoor dining and music.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for the outdoors, good drinks
    JakeVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    You go here for the view and the solicitous and pleasant service. The food is hit or miss ala carte, didn't try the $19.95 buffet but it looked like something you would find at a high school commencement- greasy, overcooked, caloric steam table fare. We enjoyed the bulgogi and fish tacos and some excellent Maragaritas while the sun set over the Pacific. Enough said.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had the Fish & Chips and
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    We had the Fish & Chips and Flat Iron Steak which very good, and we had great service. Liked the surf theme too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Indoor/outdoor beach style
    LomaKVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    Indoor/outdoor beach style restaurant. Good barfood, relaxed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a huge choice of items
    Luv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2011
    Not a huge choice of items and the food was not the best. I wouldn't go there again.
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  • We made reservations to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    We made reservations to celebrate a 50th Wedding Anniversary for my parents. It was a great experience for all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, very nice people.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2011
    Great service, very nice people. Food was fine, but not great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate