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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 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sparkwoodfiregrill.com
  • Phone: (714) 960-0996
  • 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: Californian, American
  • 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 (714) 960-0996
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The location spectacular, but in need of being remodeled. Food was good, but not fantastic. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Nice evening on the patio! Generous wine pours! The flatbreads are great for a light dinner."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Spark was crowded but well staffed. Service friendly and attentive. Food also very good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Still one of the best in downtown Huntington Beach on PCH."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great night at Spark. Food excellent and service good. Even though a little busy, they were able to keep up. Generous pours on our glasses of wine which was also nice."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The 4 sisters meet for Lunch or Brunch quarterly. First time here for brunch. We sat on the patio near the live music, only table available, not to bad but hard to hear conversation. Service was great, food was ample and very tasty with a lot to choose from and my glass of bubbles stayed pretty full all afternoon. The Eggs Benedict was a favorite as was the Ahi appetizers and Pancake lasagna(great idea). We enjoyed the whole experience and will most certainly do a return engagement. As for the setting, roof top like, open and with the Pacific Ocean and the Huntington Beach Pier in full view. The weather was superb! Sunshine, puffy clouds and an awesome on shore breeze. A perfect day..... "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Food was all around outstanding and the view the best in HB. The cod minus the herbed crusting was excellent for the gluten-free diner. Definitely plan to return again soon."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Went to this restaurant day after mothers day to treat my mom and my much younger sisters to a nice dinner to catch up on life. Wonderful view of the Huntington Beach Pier & Ocean. I recommend sitting out side next to the largr eclear glass windows. I can't say much for the entrees as we ordered all appetizers, but the Seared Ahi Tuna was delicious and always a favorite of mine. Fried calamari not bad. As well as the chicken wings. I am definitely going back to try out, the main course meals and explore this restaurant's menu a bit more. Cheers!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Having lived in HB for a number of years, this was first time eating here. Not a large space, but great views of the ocean. Our server was Robert and he was excellent, in service and honest recommendations; very attentive. Pace of service was good. A little pricey, however, right in line with other good resaurants in the area. Quality and quantity of food was very good. Really good grilled artichoke appitiser. Dined with out of town friend and it was a hit. Will definately return. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The applewood smoked prime rib with crisp green beans was excellent. Very good view of the ocean from the deck. Decent craft beer selection."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "They ran out of the prime rib by 6:30 p.m. seemed a little odd. However the lobster & shrimp linguine was great. My wife enjoyed her steak. We enjoy this restaurant and have been coming there ever since it has opened."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Good experience but not accommodating regarding seating. Outdoor seating was too cold unless you were under a heater and they declined our request to be seated under one."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We actually ended up leaving after we finished our appetizers. Server didn't visit our table. The food was okay, but definitely not worth staying for the rest of the meal."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This was my first time in this restaurant and, unfortunately, I think it was the first time for the server too! Seemed like a nice guy, but to say that he was uninformed about the menu (or even being a server) is an understatement. I was very surprised that a restaurant like this would send a server out without ANY basic knowledge of the menu or training on simple service steps. The guy had absolutely no clue how to answer any of our basic questions and acted like a deer in the headlights when asked. It was very strange. - The food, however, was good. But, the service really put a damper on the whole experience. We left without ordering dessert because we had enough. I don't blame the server here, this seems to be a management issue. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This place had great food and atmosphere. Service was good and I woul definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have spent most of our special occasions at Spark for the past 3-4 years. This was our anniversary visit and once again the food and device were over the top. Highly recommend the steaks and the martinis. Can't beat sitting on the outdoor balcony and looking at the beach and pier. Had such a great dinner we booked Easter Sunday Brunch before we left."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Can always depend on Spark for a nice meal on the patio!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday at Spark and it was lovely! There were seven of us (one child) and the service and attention were very good."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Pros Good food and service. Accomodating to requests. Cons - table was too close to the fire pit, portions were good but price was too high for the amount of food. Good experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great dining experience on the outdoor patio with a great view Main Street at the beginning of the peer. Cathy was a great server...friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I'd walked by this place dozens of times; always wanting to try it but never quite making it in. Went during restaurant week, and glad I finally did. Food was fantastic, and everything cam out quickly. Service was attentive, but unobtrusive. Ambiance was great. While I was there for dinner, I imagine the views make for a great lunch spot. They have an outdoor dining area that overlooks the Huntington Beach pier. As for the food itself, I had the garlic shrimp appetizer, followed by the short ribs with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans sautéed in shallots. Both were excellent. Ended with the bread pudding for dessert; a little dry for my taste; I prefer a more custardy texture, but still delish."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Spark wood fire grill is a great restaurant. The food is excellent and the staff is very professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend this place. Great outside sitting with beach view."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "To be fair I have only eating once and wasn't that impressed. Not enough good meat / steak selection. Service was very good and the view was very nice (we sat on the patio facing PCH. We live local and the wife and I said we would go again and set in the same area and perhaps order a few apps and drinks! Thank you,"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Very nice dinner! Good service, just a bit sporadic. The restaurant seated us a bit early which was nice. A wonderful place to watch the sunset, enjoy a fine cocktail and good dinner."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My daughter enjoy her 19th birthday. Good stake and excellent tuna."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "It is a small place but you don't feel trapped. Nice ambiance . Menu is small. Portions are of normal size. Not huge. If you want huge portions this is not the place to go. Quiet enough to talk one on one, but great for a bigger group."
    Dined on 2/1/2014