Spark Woodfire Grill - Huntington Beach
Spark Woodfire Grill - Huntington Beach
  • Address:
    300 Pacific Coast Highway
    Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    Neighborhood:
    Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
  • Cuisine:
    Californian
    Price: $30 and under

Spark Woodfire Grill - Huntington Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sparkwoodfiregrill.com/
  • Phone: 7149600996x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Champagne Brunch 10:00am -2:00pm
    Sunday lunch 12:30pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday Dinner 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Dinner Monday - Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Tom Shields
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering for special events of up to 250-500 guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private events on the Ocean View Terrace can accommodate up to 125 or 250 in the total restaurant. Smaller events of 25 guests are also available.
  • Private Party Contact: Kathleen Shields 7149600996x
  • Entertainment: Entertainment and dancing available for private parties.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: bus stop adjacient
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 2 hours free Parking below center, with validation. Enter on Walnut, which is off Main St. Use the Spark elevator.
A word from Spark Woodfire Grill - Huntington Beach
Spark in Huntington Beach offers one of the best ocean views in Southern California. The Ocean View Terrace features 180° panoramic views and an open firepit. Spark, votes the best restaurant in Huntington Beach, specializes in prime steaks and woodgrilled seafood. Steaks are prepared in a 1600° steak broiler. Spark's bar has over 52 specialty martinis offered and the restaurant wine list and wines by the glass are extensive.
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Spark Woodfire Grill - Huntington Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (51)great for outdoor dining (45)good for groups (27)special occasion (19)great for brunch (14)neighborhood gem (13)romantic (13)kid-friendly (10)fit for foodies (10)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (6)hot spot (4)late-night find (1)Show More
  • hbdiner
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Sparks has a nice view and a relaxed feel. The food and the service is good. My martini was very good. The Arugula & Prosciutto flat bread was very good. My wife had the Sonoma Chicken which she loves and always orders. My daughter-in-law had the Salmon. She said that it was good. I decided to try the Herb Crusted Cod. I thought the cod was bland and too thick to be adequately flavored by the crust. My son had the off the menu rib-eye steak. He said it was good. However, it appeared to be a skimpy portion. I had the rib-eye last time I ate there felt it was good, but rather thin. In the past I had an off the menu New York steak that was excellent. They didn't have it on this visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    brunch. Good food. Quality not quantity. Beautiful view and a wonderful singer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was terrible the host was very rude and the food was overpriced for what it was
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View, So so Food
    Allfortheview
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is a prime location to get a great view of the beach and the waves. Unfortunately the food continues to be an issue. There is only one dish that I can say is good which is the Salmon. The rest of the dishes are just not of good quality or flavor. It is really unfortunate since the view is so good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surf Paradise
    TibiVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Sitting on the patio above Huntington Beach and Pacific Coast Highway is kind of surreal. But very very cool! Drinking a fine cocktail, eating delicious food, and watching the surfers in the distance...my kind of laid back luxury. We love this place and the service is stellar. Aloha!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset on the Beach
    LoboRaider
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food, service and beautiful location! Spark did not disappoint and I would recommend it to family and friends if they are ever in the Huntington Beach area and looking for a great place to eat!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't beat the view
    DineTownVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The view was amazing. The food was decent. The service was a little slow. However, the server was super nice and we enjoyed our dinner and evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice
    ELLE
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have had good meals with excellent service and suggestions for wine...tasting encouraged!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at Sparks
    Jedimaster
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Although we had a great time, the brunch offerings were a bit sparse. There wasn't a lot of variety, although I an say that all of the favorite brunch items were available. Overall, great service, fantastic view if the beach, ok brunch selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I really like Spark...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I come to Spark regularly. For both business and pleasure. We have business deals going on in the bar and great big family dinners when my family is in town. It is a can't miss place to go.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Many Dinners and a rehersal dinner
    jimboslice
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Woodfire grill is an excellent restaurant. We have had dinner on several occasions, Including using the restaurant for our son's rehearsal dinner {8/7/2014}. As for the food and service for the rehearsal dinner all I can say is it was awesome. We had more then 55 people and all the meals were cooked to perfection and everyone complimented about how much of a good time they had. Being from Chicago I had to leave all the planning for this event to Kathleen and Tom {the executive Chef} and they did a great job in making the event one to remember. Also the service during the event was superior. And all the other dinners I have had there have also as excellent. Try the Lobster MAC, Pork Chops, Prime Rib and Swordfish. I will be back for more.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aussies visiting
    Birthday
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had people from Australia visiting and they enjoyed it. Loved the views, the food and experience. Only negative from my end as a local and frequent diner here is the downsizing of martinis. Always have Spark Flower and don't like the smaller glass and change in quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice night!
    hbfam14VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Spark was nice as usual - food always good, service a little off as waitress new and didn't know the menu as well. But not a big deal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome View
    HBchick
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    If you want a terrific view of the Huntington Beach Pier, this is the place for you. The outside dining area offers everyone a view of the Pacific Ocean. It can be a little chilly even in August, so ask to sit under a heater. All of two topscare one row in from the railing, but you still have a great view The menu is varied and reasonably priced. The warm dinner rolls are delicious There is am extensive wine list, but only a handful available by the glass.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails to Please Us
    HBlocal99
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have never been disappointed in the food or service at Sparks and you definitely can't beat the view!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great View
    Allfortheview
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had the pleasure to eat dinner on the patio. The service was friendly, the food was good and the view was great! Will definitely go back to enjoy again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have enjoyed Spark's many times~
    hbnative
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had out of town guests (Vegas) who had not seen the ocean in several years.....after enjoying the "best calamari ever" and wings, they watched the sunset and then dove into their entrees - the honey peppered salmon and pub burger were a hit! We'll all be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I had a great time
    n2dinning235
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great food, Great service...excellent experience. I would definitely recommend it to all my friends amd family.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and view
    walter
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Service was excellent. The recommendations she made were great. Scenic Huntington Beach was a great backdrop for dinner with important client
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place sucks!!
    Munchies
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This place sucks!! Made a reservation on a Sunday night for 8pm and when we got there. They said they closed early for the night?!? And I said we had a reservation and all they could tell us was "sorry were closed". Unprofessional and extremely disappointing!!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spark
    beachdoc
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was a great place for Italian food and the rolls were wonderful. We had amazing service The pizza was delicious . I would highly recommend if you are visiting Huntington Beach California
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KES
    Honestcritic
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Very disappointed. Service was uninformed and disinterested. Food was over priced and mediocre at best. Stayed at Hyatt Huntington Beach and should have stuck with a far more upbeat and higher quality Water Table for about the same price. Live and learn!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On second thought.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Ambiance was good though the view was not what we expected. Waiter was very good, though he forgot the chicken on our chicken ceaser salad, when we brought this to his attention he promptly took the salad back, He brought us another one, this one the chicken was uncooked and pink in the middle. That just ruined the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spark in HB
    SteakloverVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The view of the Pacific from inside and outside at Spark in Huntington Beach is wonderful - especially during Daylight Savings Time! The martinis are good and the food - although there are not as many choices as I might like, is good. The only steak on the regular menu is a top sirloin, but there are also a few fish choices, and chicken as well as sandwiches and other casual options. The service is good and the décor is nice as well, but the best thing is the location and the view. Go have brunch on Sunday or dinner at Sunset this summer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dog Friendly Patio
    TarzanandJoan
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We were on vacation with our two Pomeranians. We have a dog stroller and it worked well on the patio in the corner. They made an exception for our pups at brunch since they were in a stroller. Usually dogs are not allowed at brunch. I gave it a 4 rating because I have been to extremely high end brunches that are at resorts that offer more extensive selections. What Sparks offered was great and they were very generous with their mimosas. We would go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch, amazing view& bargain
    DandDVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Some of the negative reviews seem really petty. I set myself up for a just "okay" experience and was pleasantly surprised. This brunch is a good deal. Free flowing Mamosas, omelet station, waffle station, carved beef and decent sides...bacon, sausage, eggs Benedict, etc. What do people want for all you can drink and an amazing view...get over it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spark review
    Slatts
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The location spectacular, but in need of being remodeled. Food was good, but not fantastic. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In the heart of the beach scene
    CarlsbadDiner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Just steps away from the beach and all of the summer beach activities and energy, Spark Woodfire Grill is an oasis where you can enjoy a very tasty meal with friends. Great food, good drinks and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Patio at Spark!
    hbfam14VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Nice evening on the patio! Generous wine pours! The flatbreads are great for a light dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I was hoping for a better cuisine experience. The food was fair, but was at least moderately priced. The terrace seating was like a wind tunnel that made dining outside uncomfortable for me and my kids.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Martinis
    Birthday
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Go here regularly. Love the Spark Flower Martini, the Lemoncelo Bubbly and the calamari. Friend and I come here for these three items. I must say that the calamari was just OK this time and the martini glasses changed and are smaller. I hope this is just a summer tourist change and you'll go back to awesomeness we enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair but Not Great
    John66VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our basic assessment of Spark is that if you like pepper, its a great place. If you don't, stay away. Nearly every dish had some type of pepper in or on it. I like spicy food so it was fine for me, but my teenage daughter and wife had a hard time finding things to eat. I ended up eating my wife's pasta with jalapeno pesto because it was too hot. We asked the waitress before ordering if it was spicy and she said "not too." After we changed plates, the waitress noted that she liked spicy food so her assessment might be different than others. It would have been nice to have known that before ordering. My son and a friend share 3 appetizers and really enjoyed them and the meat and cheese plate was fun and good. So fair, but not great
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  • Nice night!
    hbfam14VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Spark was crowded but well staffed. Service friendly and attentive. Food also very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CyberronVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Still one of the best in downtown Huntington Beach on PCH.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What A View
    ConiVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We were seated inside with a great view since it was chilly out. Our server, Cathy K, was excellent- she knew the menu and answered questions and made suggestions and we were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Come see the sunset!
    TheColonelVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We REALLY like this place. We went because it is on Opentable and sounded very good, We had no idea the view was so spectacular and were glad we were there in time to see the sun set, but even more we were so pleased at how GOOD the food was.We had the seafood pasta and halibut and a Caesar salad and a bottle of Riesling. We sat on the window line next to the fireplace and throughly enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    steve
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We've lived in the area for 3 years and never really noticed the restaurant because it is on the second floor. Friends from out of town came in and we wanted them to have a scenic view. Spark was recommended and didn't disappoint. The views of the Pacific are perfect especially at sunset.The Herb Crusted steak was phenomenal and the wait staff were excellent. Will be making this a regular spot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Good Choice for A Birthday Dinner
    chefboyarkey
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I was looking for a place near the HB pier to take my wife for her birthday. It was a nice evening and we ate on the patio, with a good view of the beach activity around the pier. We were watching our budget so the moderate pricing was appealing for a beachfront restaurant. Generally it was good. I suspect one way they keep the price down is that some of the serving sizes were a bit on the smallish size. We had to ask for bread. Also, there is an adjacent parking structure for which Spark will validate. We parked at the City structure a couple blocks away and the validation does not work there; I did have the parking stub validated anyway and got a discount of $1 (parking was only $4). Menu is a bit limited but good; check online.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not return
    Scott
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I had not been here in a few years and was extremely disappointed in the food, one person had the pesto pasta with lobster, pesto was to strong and a strange seasoning on the lobster. I was not in the mood for fish and and was going to have one of the specials, prime rib however they were out so I had the next special which was a rib eye, the steak was over cocked and grey in color, the steak was under a 1/2" thick. I do not normally right bad reviews but felt I need to this time. Will never return
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  • Great choice for HB
    SatisfyingHB
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Spark was a nice addition to the restaurants I have visited in Huntington Beach. Most restaurants lack a creative menu and Spark has a very nice array of choices. For a dinner with friends with lively conversation, this is a great place. There is also a cozy fire at the front of the restaurant, a nice place to warm up if the evening is cool. I would recommend trying this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 507 reviews are from the Spark Woodfire Grill - Huntington Beach reviews archive.