Expensive but innovative and
Expensive but innovative and tasty.. Both main courses ( seafood and pork ragu) were flavorful and well prepared. Only complaint was we were served what tasted like Hersey's chocolate syrup with the delicious homemade chocolate gelato. That was a shame and I couldn't use the syrup. It ruined the ice cream. It should have been homemade or not served at all.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Since this was our first time staying at La Costa we were unsure in choosing the BlueFire Grill as our dinner destination, but so glad we did. Awesome food and experience. Would highly recommend for higher end dining. Worth every dollar spent.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food, great menu,
Excellent food, great menu, and outstanding service
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything very nice. Slightly
Everything very nice. Slightly high $$ for frequent returns. Great for special occasion!!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Impressed Once Again!
Food was phenomenal. But what really sets this place apart is the service. The waiter who served us over two months ago came to our table and said hello to us!! It was a really nice touch. We had a good conversation, and he even brought out our next round of drinks. We love coming here, and I'm wondering why more people don't come here. This is a real gem for North County, and the entire experience will exceed even the most discerning diner's expectations. We plan on coming back more frequently. Keep up the great level of customer experience!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We stayed at the resort and
We stayed at the resort and dined here. The chef made an effort to talk to each table. Our entrees were very good. Will dine here again!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I made reservations. I wanted to take my friend to a great dinner before a Chopra event. Problem was so did everyone else so it was very slow coming out of the kitchen for us. Mine was a bit cool by the time I got I dinner. The food was good and we did get out with enough time to get to our evening event.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I eat here
My husband and I eat here a few times a year. The food is excellent, the service is outstanding, and the ambience is cozy and comfortable.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another fantastic evening
Another fantastic evening at Blue Fire Grill at the La Costa Resort. The service was outstanding and the waitress really knew the menu and her wines. There were five of us and everyone raved about their meals. The pork ragu was sensational. I asked if she could make the dinner-size risotto into an appetizer for me and she happily complied. It was out of this world. The halibut melted in your mouth and the filet was divine. The desserts were incredible and perfect to share. What a great dining experience!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really love this place....it is our "go to" place to bring friends when they're visiting in North County. Awesome food, great scenery and 5 star service (kudos to our favorite waiter, Ed)!! Cocktails overlooking the golfcourse and then dinner at Bluefire....doesn't get much better!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef Frey is doing amazing things at Blue Fire Grill (La Costa Resort). The Food and Service were outstanding. My husband and I are NEVER disappointed when we come to Blue Fire Grill. This visit we shared the Porterhouse Steak and I was literally sucking the bone after our meal :) Delicious!!!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
La costa hidden gem
Ate here while staying at the resort. Top flight food and service. Staff knowledgeable, friendly and even a visit by the chef. Oddly the place is closed on Sunday and Monday, but other days it is open. At night Thursday to Saturday there is live music on the outside patio. Not cheap but worth the ticket
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Staff and Food
This was my first time at this restaurant and from the hostess to the Chef everyone gave my family and I amazing service thank you Joseph ( our waiter ) Kyle and Chef Greg for his outstanding recommendations for the weekend. You guys truly made this a memorable vacation and I can't wait to come back.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
LaCosta has really gone downhill
LaCosta has really gone downhill from its former glory, but BlueFire Grill continues to stand out for an outstanding dining experience.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of positives
We are locals who enjoy doing date nights around town at various restaurant/lounge venues. This was our first time at Blluefire. All of the food we ordered was excellent, and our martinis were outstanding. Service was outstanding as well. We sat inside, so I can't speak for the outside ambience. We probably won't return to the Bluefire only because the lounge/bar atmosphere isn't what we're looking for. There are three other hotel/resorts in our area that offer more of the atmosphere we're looking for. If we're going to dine at a higher end restaurant/bar, we will choose one of the others with more of a view and larger lounge area. At the Bluefire, when you are sitting inside the bar/lounge, you really only see the bar.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met some friends for dinner at the last minute. First time there for dinner. Great find. Everything was very good. We would go again and would recommend.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It started at the Bar
You know you expect a place like La Costa to be snooty, but you'd be wrong. My husband dropped me off and went to park our car. He told me to order a drink for him and joked that he'd have to drink whatever I chose.
The bartender fixed him a vodka and soda, but I picked out a girly drink for me. I said I should send a picture of my drink to hubby and say it was his drink. The bartender grabbed a handful of mint to really froo-froo it up. What an awesome guy!
Dinner was a foodie's paradise. Luscious and unctuous temptations mixed with outstandingly congenial service guarantees we'll be back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great meal and a
We had a great meal and a great time. We really loved that the chef bothered to come over to our table and ask our opinion of a dish that we had ordered that he was considering adding to the menu. It shows that he cares about his customers.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We're from Toronto where we
We're from Toronto where we have lots of fabulous restaurants, but this one was spectacular. Had a great chat with the chef and had fabulous service. Only thing I would change was that the restaurant offered limited choice of white wines from California. I wanted to indulge in Californian wines when in California. This said, we enjoyed this place enough to return for dinner the next night!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is great. The service
The food is great. The service is very good. The decor is quite nice. It is a good special occasion restaurant. The menu is on the small side, but there is a good variety and everything we ordered was over the top.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my husband's birthday and we wanted a nice place to eat that fits our VEGAN diet. This place uses all local organic vegies and the chef worked with preparing a special dish for us. Great place to eat healthy.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there for our anniversary
We went there for our anniversary and were pleasantly surprised. The food was great and the service excellent. We will go again.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seems like the chef takes
Seems like the chef takes pride for his food. He tries to use local farmers which is a plus. The food was really good and we will be back.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food; but not a gem
The food was first-rate at BlueFire, but the service and ambiance didn't match the cuisine. The service was rushed (no time to relax between appetizer and entree), and the wine list was just so-so. I was glad we decided to sit inside as the "wedding-band" playing in the courtyard of the hotel was not conducive to a romantic evening. Did I mention the food was great?
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was terrific - we were hosting out of town guests and couldn't have been more pleased with his professionalism and attention to our needs.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE Blue Fire!!
Honestly....why more people haven't found this gem is beyond me. Greg the chef, our favorite waiter Ed and the whole team are awesome and attentive. The food you ask? Greg does an amazing job with the food!! His passion clearly comes through and the food is awesome!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
BlueFire Grill turned out to be the perfect choice for my special occasion dinner - It has been years since I saw my niece and her husband because they moved out of state. We reunited at the La Costa Resort last night and experienced a wonderful evening of exquisite food, music and shared family memories.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thought the food was great but the attitude of your staff was outstanding, the manager, Kyle had a wonderful friendly energy, Joe and Amy were great at service. The management of your people is terrific!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb surroundings only complimented excellent food and service. Interesting twists on menu items by a very creative chef.
IF anything was to be criticized, it would be under cooked vegetables.
So many high end restaurants do this......potatoes are always fully cooked....why not the other veggies?
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM