Spark Woodfire Grill - Huntington Beach
Spark Woodfire Grill - Huntington Beach

Spark Woodfire Grill - Huntington Beach

  • 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: 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
63 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (47)great for outdoor dining (45)good for groups (26)neighborhood gem (18)special occasion (16)romantic (16)kid-friendly (11)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (9)great for brunch (9)fit for foodies (9)hot spot (3)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Sparks Woodside Grill Huntington Beach
    Linda
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had a wonderful meal of shrimp and lobster linguini with chopped salad and house wine! The ambiance and service was great. Thank you Sparks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was horrible!Changed there brunch menu don't go
    JRC211
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    They changed Sunday brunch menu from buffet with bottomless Mimosa's to everything ala carte menu. Everything was extra even toast potatoes etc. Nothing came with omelette. Everything was extra. They went from a great buffet brunch to a ala carte disaster!!! Service food were horrible!!! Will not go back only if they go back to the old buffet!! They also should of told us about the change when making reservation,as we frequent there often and this was the first day with the new ala carte menu. If we knew we would of never gone!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Robert
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This is a Gem the staff is very acomodating, the food selction is awesome, the outdoor dining, especially during sunset is spectacular.Give it a try you wont be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice to kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our 3 year old had a great time, good menu options for him and the waiter treated him like a person, asking him what he wanted, not asking us. It was great for him :) Also, wonderful outdoor fireplace.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Changed menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The first time I went here it was steak and sea food nice place. This time they changed the menu with craft beer and instead of being able to buy lobster it's now a noodle dish with lobster bits and shrimp 😒. Very artsy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location
    HeartsContent
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Being able to look out to the water and the landmark pier was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bring the noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Wanted a quiet Sunday date night overlooking the ocean. Was subjected to loud club scene music neither of us liked or knew, but even if we did, holding a conversation was very hard. The corn chowder was good, the clams not so much, started feeling stomach pains during the lobster mac n cheese but it was probably one of the first two since my wife also felt them. Some romance... Had it boxed up to give it a fair chance as a leftover, realized on the walk out that I'd forgotten it but didn't make the effort to go back. Wanted to stay for a dessert drink but the music was just too much. Walked through the noisy and trashy HB party scene on the way back to the parking garage. No thanks, not again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • go to spot after race
    Birthday
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    this is our go to spot after running Surf City road races. This was a 10 mile race day. We go for the calamari, the bubbly drinks and martinis. We'll be back Super Bowl Sunday after the Half Marathon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PRETTY GOOD
    Noura
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This place has been here forever. I use to see it as a kid. It was my first time here. Not very many people for a Sunday afternoon but the whole area was dead.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night
    brucemstarVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Had a great time last Sunday evening. Got there early to see the sunset and it was fabulous. Of course we had an artichoke. Cod was very tasty and the service was very attentive. Enjoyed ourselves very much. Thank to all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MissSewist
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Took out of town visitors - they really enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • visiting from Texas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We enjoyed an evening while in the area for a business conference. I had the Rack of lamb, it was outstanding. the sides were average, but the main course more than made up for it. Business associates all enjoyed their dishes as well. Wait staff was helpful, friendly and attentive without being bothersome, made good and honest suggestions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cody024
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Have been there many times. Food, service, view all great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restauarant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Good service, hospitable workers and nice location. Reservation was easy to make. This was for a work function and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spark lit a spark in dating for me
    Rustolyum8
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I first came here in 08 with a date for valentine's. She was very impressed with the restaurant and quality overall. I've recommended to my family and friends because it's such a good place to eat. I give it a thumbs up twice!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice
    ELLEVIP
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 526 reviews are from the Spark Woodfire Grill - Huntington Beach reviews archive.
  • 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!
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic