Food is good but very noisy
Food is good but very noisy. Also, I called ahead to have something special setup for a birthday celebration. The hostess assured me that it will be taken care of. Nothing happened. No one from the staff remembered.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for special occasions
My friend took me to Miramar for my birthday. They met our request for a window table that overlooked the ocean. Needless to say, it was a beautiful view. Service was great and the food outstanding.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good food. Always good
Always good food. Always good service. Need to do something about the parking. Seems silly to keep a lot half empty for the valet parking, when we have to park down the street.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't think of anything negative to say about this restaurant. Dined here for my wife's bday and we ended up staying for over 2 hours. Through Open Table, I mentioned it was my wife's bday and was hoping to reserve a table near the window to overlook the ocean. We arrived a few minutes late, but still found that our table was ready and waiting for us. Food was great and well priced, and our server was friendly and efficient. We will definitely be back.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Location, Location, Location!
Beautiful setting right off PCH that you could easily drive right on by if you don't know it is there! Miramar Beach sits very close to surf and offers spectacular views. The building has quite a history worth reading about! The blackened salmon with mango avocado salsa was superb and the caramelized onion mashed potatoes are very tasty.The portions were large and well priced. The seafood chowder is an absolute must!! "The best ever" so says my husband who orders clam/seafood chowder whenever on the menu. The service was very good as well, our waiter was attentive without being hovering. Miramar also offers heated patio dining. We live in SoCal and will eat here next time we stay in/near HMB! Did I mention the carrot cake? Divine!!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
if for no other reason, go
if for no other reason, go to hear the piano player; he is the best and will play almost anything you request; however, don't request Rhapsody in Blue!!!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a crab cake for an appetizer that was the best I have ever had! We both had the halibut which was one of the specials for the night and again it was excellent! This is a gem that we will return to many times and would recommend it to everyone!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a window table, service was paced just right. And.. the food was terrific!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our goal was to have dinner while watching the sunset, but the fog (as often happens) prevented that. We walked along the beach beforehand, and saw 2 seals playing in the water! Kudos to the valet gentlemen for pointing them out to us. Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait a few minutes for our table, but not a big deal. The ambiance was nice, but the restaurant was pretty loud. The food was very tasty, cooked as requested, and arrived in an appropriate amount of time. When we were ready to leave, the check process took a little long, but the restaurant was busy and the servers were very professional and friendly, We went with family from out of town, and will probably do this again with future out-of-town guests.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Splendid eating on the coast
Splendid eating on the coast. The food range and quality are similar to the famed Duarte's in Pescadero, only much closer to SF. One big problem is that even with the tunnels now open the traffic gets congested on that portion of US 1 to a crawl beyond the turn off to Mezzaluna, which is only1 mile but a half hour closer from the north in those conditions. The other problem is the booming acoustics of the box like place, which when full, makes it hard to relax despite the relaxing seaside view. That said, wear ear plugs and perhaps go on a weekday. The food is very lovingly prepared, tasty and with generous portions. The wines are reasonably priced with an appropriate selection. Service is amateur but without attitude or pretense.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet and easy to reach
On a weeknight, it was a fabulous quiet night with good food, watching the birds dive into the ocean.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm full :)
Very nice, good service except the waitress may have been in a bad mood at first but then came around :)...Would tell others to go there for sure. -Shane
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food & ocean views
We love the crab cakes here, they are the best I've ever tasted. We also loved the shirmp & crab linguine & tiramisu for desert. Great service & lovely views of the ocean.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the view
Right on the window is best. So many dolphins along the coast to see. We like lunch/brunch time best.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Miramar is a favorite family destination for brunch, lunch and dinner. We love the ocean view, the food is consistently good, the wait staff are friendly and attentive and I, personally, enjoy the piano entertainment immensely, We always have a fun time at the Miramar.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very friendly staff, especially the waiter. Excellent food with good size portions.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing location on the Coast
This is a delightful place. Free parking is provided with valet service. And you cannot beat the location, right on the ocean on a small charming street. The menu has considerable variety. We just had Sunday brunch there and were impressed with the freshness of the fruit and the quality of the omelettes. A very pleasant experience. Dinning with a view!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great way to show off NorCal!
I love bringing visitors here because of the amazing view of the ocean, the almost always cool weather, great service and great food. Even on occasion if someone isn't crazy about a specific dish (I've never had anyone completely dislike any dishes) the rest makes up for it. I've brought over a dozen out of state visitors here and it's a great way to show off Northern California.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Miramar Beach Restaurant
The Miramar Beach Restaurant offers a varied food menu, good service, and an outstanding beach and ocean view in Half Moon Bay. My family enjoyed both the crab melt and salmon sandwich, which were both served with tasty french fries. The waitress was most attentive and the view was awesome.
While the prices are reasonable, this restaurant is a good choice for a special event or routine lunch any day of the week.
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our first time visiting
This was our first time visiting Miramar Beach Restaurant and it certainly will not be our last. The food, service and view were all spectacular.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I like the room we have reserved
I like the fireplace. I like the curtain which gives us privacy. The clam chowder, fresh oyster, crab cake and pasta are all good.
I like the valet parking too.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Miramar
I made a reservation for 7pm and arrived about 30 minutes early. To my surprise they seated us immediately. We had the specials of the day, blackened swordfish with mashed potatoes and veggies and the broiled salmon with baked potato and veggies. The swordfish was absolutely delicious. It was juicy, flavorful and was topped with avocado and mango. The salmon was topped with sautéed mushrooms and other veggies. The side veggies were tender.
As for the service, they were very busy and the poor waitress was shuffling from table to table. There were a couple waitpersons in our section of the restaurant. It's casual dining and the sound of screaming children in the restaurant was deafening but the company and food made it worthwhile.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food with an amazing view
This restaurant has amazing views, right on the water. The food was delicious, especially the diablo tempura shrimp appetizer and the LA Bamba dessert! The décor is a bit dated and the restaurant tends to get warm inside when it's crowded. Overall, nice romantic dinner place!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice experience at this place!
We enjoyed the view, seafood, and ambience of the Miramar Beach. Even though the place was crowded on a Labor Day weekend night, we made a reservation for 7 pm and we were seated on time at table with a view. The staff was friendly and professional. We loved the place. We will come back.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Birthday Dinner
My wife and I re-visited the Miramar for my birthday dinner. It was all we had hoped for. Table near the window with a view of the ocean, the clouds parted to give us a lovely sunset. Our waiter, Kevin, was delightfully personable without in anyway being obtrusive. Excellent menu. My only very very minor quibble was that the Oysters Miramar (much like Oysters Rockefeller) were a bit on the sweet side--but they still did not go to waste. We will definitely go back.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Nice time with great food and ambience....
Will definitely go back!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had wonderful steak dinner Saturday night on the patio and went back for Sunday brunch. You can sit outside overlooking the ocean, and even bring your dog.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for a Reception Dinner!
My husband and I picked this restaurant to host our small 10-person wedding party. We looked at other places in Half Moon Bay but none compared to Miramar Beach's warmth and history and none came close to the variety of menu choices available. Everyone commented on how great the food tasted, from the appetizers to the entrees and dessert. The manager was very accommodating with our requests and our waitress knew all of the details of our party. I would highly recommend this restaurant and my husband and I plan on becoming frequent diners when we are in Half Moon Bay. The other persons in our wedding party echoed our sentiments.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time diner. A beautiful
First time diner. A beautiful place to meet old friends for lunch, there were six of us. The view of the ocean was spectacular. The chicken tortilla was a little spicy but exchanged for the salsa on the side without any problems. The fish and chips, fish tacos and salmon dishes were excellent together with their famous fish chowder.
A wonderful afternoon!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there for our 25th anniversary and we were really not dissapointed. The table we booked was nice decorated and all the stuff were very courteous and friendly. The food was excellent and the wine was very tasty. After the main course the waiter came with a little surprise for us. He served a bowl of icecream with a candle on it as a greeting from the whole restaurants' team.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with a view
This restaurant made for a wonderful evening. Dinner was great and the view was spectacular. I had salmon and my husband had the sea bass. We both were very pleased with the complete dinner. I would definitely go back.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We originally were seated inside but asked to move to the outside patio because the evening was so nice. No problem. The food and ambience were great as was a lovely sunset over the Pacific.
We'll come again. This is as nice a spot as you'll find on the San Mateo coast.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
So Close to The Waves
We love the Miramar. The ocean view is fantastic. Very romantic and old style. Rustic, not new or modern. We could sit there and watch the waves forever. We have gone there for years and never miss it when we drive the coast.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Since I had made a reservation and asked for a window seat way in advance I thought I would get one. Unfortunately, it is on a first come first served basis whether you have a reservation or not. Even though this is a popular busy restaurant I would think the ones with the reservations would get the first chance at a window seat.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here for a random getaway with my girlfriend. Service was friendly and food was great. Expect to spend $100 for two if you go all out, but I think the prices were reasonable. The great thing about this restaurant is the location. Right after dinner, we walked along the beach to soak up the sounds and enjoy the smells.
This place is great for date nights, but was also relaxed enough where you could go with your friends if you wanted. The vibe in this restaurant is definitely older, but I think that's just Half Moon Bay in general.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special anniversary dinner!
My husband and I went there for our 30th wedding anniversary and we very pleased with the location, the service and the food was absolutely fabulous! We also thoroughly enjoyed the pianist that was playing that night. A very nice evening.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Miramar has never failed us
Miramar has never failed us but sometimes it can be noisy.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Sunday brunch
We had friends in town and this was the perfect place to show off California. Great food, great view, good service. My friend said it was one of the best crab cakes she has ever had, and she has had them everywhere across the U.S.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beach, food, and family
The day we were at Miramar the weather was wonderful. We took a short walk along the beach and then had lunch at the restaurant The food was good and the visiting great. I plan to return and have dinner during sunset.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Excellent Service,
Great Food, Excellent Service, 2nd visit this time with freinds from out of town, gave them a great bay area experience.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A can't miss for Sunday brunch
Hard to choose from their selection of brunch delights and in particular some tasty omelets. If you want to enjoy the ocean view, best get there early for a table by the windows. Sports fans won't miss out on catching up on games via the flat panel tvs around the bar and along the back wall.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thursday night specials
Outstanding Thursday night specials! And where else can you be served excellent food while sitting at the edge of a continent, watching the sun set over the ocean?
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Anniversary Sunset
We had a lovely table for two by the window. During our meal, we were able to watch the sunset, which was beautiful for our 30th wedding anniversary. Our waiter was excellent, the piano was playing music that enhanced the evening, and we thought all the food was delicious.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is our place for most special occasions. It's always the right time to come here, if' it's a rainy night, you still get to see the ocean while staying warm inside. If it's a warm sunny day, it's a perfect place to dine on the patio while watching the waves and people passing by, Watching the sun setting over the ocean from your table is just breathtaking. The music is always enjoyable, especially when Happy Birthday is played on the piano when your dessert is being presented to you! Love the Miramar Beach Restaurant!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service by the Sea
This was a great experience. I've been to Sam's down the road many times but this place was great. There is the beach, a small road, and the restaurant. Great Views, fun patio, with good food. The service was excellent. Parking was easy and a walk on the beach after really finished off the lunch.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I took my parents for a ride through the new devil's slide tunnel and a day at the coast. It turned out to be a perfect November day. The food was fantastic, the view was beautiful and the service was spot on! We will be going back!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a delicious cioppino, while enjoying the view of the ocean. Food is excellent, and service is attentive but not annoying. While we were there we discovered they had a patio that is perfect for taking the dog to the beach (just across the road!), and then coming back to the patio for drinks and/or food while the dog sleeps. I would highly recommend coming for brunch on the weekend, or dinner. Our food was great, and everything we saw go by looked fantastic.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wanted to eat at a restaurant with an ocean view and live music. The Miramar was perfect. We have dined there before but it had been a while. The food was better than we remembered. Calamari nice and light, ,the crab could not have been any fresher and the clam chowder the best ever, nice and thick. Our waiter's Juan and Milton complied with all our requests and they made our evening perfect. Very pleased.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always so pleasant - including
Always so pleasant - including Terry Disley on Piano -- makes for a lovely lunch environment.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a wonderful lunch. Prawns dipped in ranch dressing and coleslaw (Prawns Diablo) Dessert was fantastic, raspberry and vanilla sorbe dipped in white chocolate, delicious!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM