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About Blue Fire Grill at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Blue Fire Grill is a family-run restaurant that offers modern American cuisine in cozy indoor settings and an outdoor lounge. Chef Marc Therrien brings his vast culinary skills to bear on a seasonal menu made up of beef and seafood dishes, with an emphasis on using fresh ingredients to ensure the best flavor. Lunch entrees come with a selection of two sides while dinner entrees are paired with sides and a salad. The restaurant also boasts an excellent wine selection, complemented with daily happy hour specials.

Blue Fire Grill routinely features live music performances. Stop by on Wednesday to enjoy a variety of music, including blues, acoustic rock and contemporary tunes. The restaurant also offers private dining facilities that can be adapted to different events. Blue Fire Grill is open every day of the week.

2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5pm - 10pm
Blue Fire Grill Lounge: Tuesday - Saturday 5pm-10pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 929-6306

Website:
http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/dining/blue-fire-grill

Entertainment:
Blue Fire Grill features live music Wednesday - Saturday outdoors in the picturesque plaza or in Blue Fire Grill's lounge. Enjoy a variety of music including Contemporary Acoustic Rock, Blues and Oldies.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking

Executive Chef:
Marc Therrien

Private Party Facilities:
Blue Fire Grill offers a semi-private section of the dining room for groups of 15-40. This area can be exclusively yours. For larger groups, facilities and services are provided by Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. For assistance, please contact the restaurant directly.

Private Party Contact:
Melissa McKenna: (760) 804-7439

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Blue Fire Grill at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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4.0

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3.9

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3.0

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Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (423)
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Good for Groups (157)
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Notable Wine List (143)
Hot Spot (70)
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Scenic View (42)
Late-night Find (33)
Great for Lunch (29)
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 26, 2016

The butternut squash soup and roasted beet salad were divine. Wonderful environment of friendly and attentive staff, music, and design .

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Yumo! Awesome

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2016

I went to dinner with my three girlfriend for a birthday celebration. We throughly enjoyed our evening. We had a great bottle of wine, Butternut squash soup to start. We then shared the beet salad, Salmon, and lobster Mac and cheese. The nice waitress brought us a beautiful dessert tray with Happy Birthday written in chocolate. It was delicious.
I was disappointed there was no piano player like advertised. I think the main dining room or outside seating had more ambiance than the back room where we were seated.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2016

We ate there two nights in a row. Went back next night for the clam chowder. It's excellent. Braised beef was really good also.
Chef and sous chef are watching every dish that come out of the well run a kitchen.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2016

We had excellent food, although we arrived unhappy because the restaurant is so darned hard to find -- even though we had been there before. It's hidden inside La Costa resort, and we never found a single sign. Fortunately, the hostess, Sky, was wonderful. They gave us great seats, free appetizers and great service.

One caveat: the restaurant is morphing into a steak house in a few months. I like it the way it is.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2016

Waited over 20 minutes to even get a glass of water. No staff to be seen for ages. Restaurant patrons there before us didn't have their food until around the time we got ours so slow service all around. Only three tables including ours were seated so not overly busy. Good choice was a little sparse. My companion enjoyed his short ribs but the chicken added to my risotto tasted as if boiled and unseasoned. Not sure I'd go back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2016

Menu items missing. Fish was not high quality. Service was great!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Extremely over priced, food was bland, old, and previously frozen. Only redeeming quality was our server.

With all the amazing & high quality restaurants surrounding this area...eat there. Do not waste your money here.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2015

We always enjoy LaCosta Resort for special occasions. The service is always great and so is the food. The holiday environment was very warming and not crowded. Great for taking pictures. The Resort is close to home, so the drive is great.....

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2015

The food was fair at best; had a rib eye steak that was more fat vs meat; had to ask the waiter several times for bread, water and wine. Desert was great. Disappointed overall since the La Costa resort is very nice.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2015

Our main entrée of seabass was poor in quality and preparation. We were very disappointed. The dessert was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2015

I have dined twice at the Blue Fire Grill. My first experience was two years ago and I was overall happy with my experience. My latest experience was last weekend for my mom's birthday. The food was absolutely terrible. This applies not just to my dish ( I had the sea bass) but to all of the dishes at the table. Their risotto was colorless and lacking flavor. The Salmon was also lacking flavor as did their chicken dish.The presentation of the food was absolutely sub-par.

The only item which was excellent was the Banana Split dessert.

As a resident living on the golf course I enjoy coming to the resort for the overall ambiance. The staff are very polite and friendly. The staff at the restaurant were also polite and friendly. However, the restaurants needs a serious makeover with regard to the quality, taste, and presentation of their food.

I am overall very very disappointing in my dining experience last weekend and do hope that the Blue Fire Grill makes some changes in the future.

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 13, 2015

Presentation of food very nice. Not a large menu of choices but an excellent small variety. Superb fish! Excellent wines Very good service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 10, 2015

The food here was incredible. We ordered the trio of empanadas appetizer, and they were all extremely tasty. My favorite was the beef with olive and egg, but my husband preferred the prawn. They bring out a basket of bread - I loved the fig bread with the olive tapenade, and the sundried tomato cheese crisps! We both ordered the NY steak, and they both arrived cooked perfectly. The garlic mashed were scrumptious! Our server was wonderful - extremely personable, prompt, great with the refills. We had an amazing time, and I would definitely return here if I am ever back in the area!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 10, 2015

Really enjoyed our experience at Blue Fire. The food was excellent. Ordered the Chilean ribs which were among the best i've ever had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2015

We came for my birthday and there was live piano music. We had one whole section to ourselves and it was quiet and romantic. We ordered way too much food but it was all delicious. I had a piscarina which tasted like a margarita. We had the quinoa off the Chilean menu and the risotto off the regular menu. Both were tasty and filling. Recommend trying something off the special menu. Delightful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2015

We entertained two other couples last week at Blue Fire Grill and enjoyed a fabulous evening. Joey, the head guy there, seated us at a beautiful table and our service was outstanding all evening by Trina. She knows the menu well, is attentive but overbearing and is a delightful person. The roasted beet salad was ordered by everyone and we all raved about it. I ordered the short ribs and they were some of the best I have ever made myself or ordered in a restaurant. One person ordered the chicken and oohed and aahed over it. Another person ordered the halibut and said it was the best ever. We enjoyed wonderful wine from their extensive wine list and we shared one dessert since we were all quite satisfied with the generous portions of our meals. Blue Fire is an exceptional restaurant at the Omni La Costa Resort and we always love to dine here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2015

We loved this place! We took advantage of the warm weather and sat out on the patio where it was quite comfortable. We ordered the fresh Halibut, Salmon and a couple vegitarian dishes. Everything was delicious. I would definitely return to check out some of the other items on the menu! Looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 25, 2015

The food is excellent. Better than most resort restaurants.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 12, 2015

The service was excellent, he was a good advisor, the food was very nicely prepared and the overall table and evening were excellent. We enjoyed the relaxing slow paced evening. Did not feel rushed and really liked the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 6, 2015

We ate there on Sunday and were told that they were not normally open on Sunday so they did not have enough staff.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2015

Great food, great service, great ambience. This was a fantastic place to eat and relax. Not your typical hotel or resort restaurant at all!! The Steak was amazing and the cheese platter was as well!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 28, 2015

I really like this location but the service was just horrible. The waitress seemed to forget about us repeatedly and food was served without all the necessary silverware, for instance.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2015

My husband and I decided to celebrate our 25 year anniversary at Blue Fire and it was well worth it. We enjoyed all 4 courses and will definitely be going back. Desserts were amazing. Creme Brule and Banana Split topped the perfect evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 15, 2015

My husband and I had a great time here, the steak and lamb specials were wonderful. Our waitress knew we were celebrating and in no hurry and She was fantastic! We were able to take our time, talk, and really enjoy our food without feeling rushed. She kept our wine glasses full and her timing was superb.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 12, 2015

Took some friends to dinner to celebrate their engagement. Started with the oysters and champagne. Then moved on to apps, entrees and dessert. Everything was extraordinary. Carrot-ginger soup, clams and pasta and chocolate cake. Service was exceptional and the ambiance with live music on the patio was just perfect. Blue Fire is under-appreciated.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 4, 2015

to start we were greeted by three different waiters until last one threw the first under the bus.
Ordered our food appetizers came out fine. The our dinner entrees were brought to a table nearby us...the waiter then Went over to that table and told them "you are eating their food" as if it was their fault.
About another 5-7 minutes worth of clusterf*#k and then we asked them to cancel rest of meal so we did not have to wait.

The comped most of the meal but bottom line get your act together since it was almost empty that night none of this should have happened.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2015

We had a surprisingly wonderful dining experience. Surprising because I typically don't expect much from a hotel restaurant. I saw couples, families with children, and business associates dining here and everyone appeared to have attentive, welcoming service - as we did. The spinach salad was fresh and came already split for 2. The vinaigrette dressing was light and tasty. The cioppino was full of clams, shrimp, mussels and fish, although we did miss the Dungeness crab that was promised on the menu. Also the Sugo pork with pappardelle pasta was savory and delicious. They also mix a great Bloody Mary!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 6, 2015

We stayed at the resort and loved every part except our dinner here. The poblano corn gratin was thin like water so you couldn't dip anything into it like the bread that accompanied it. I mentioned it to the server and she said it supposed to be on the thin side. Then don't call it gratin! Short ribs were ok but a bit dry, pork chop special was good. Profiteroles were stale but ice cream was delicious. we couldn't even eat the profiteroles because they needed a knife they were so hard and it was already cleared. Nothing to go back to for sure!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 30, 2015

From the moment we sat down, the GM Joe Baumgartner was very attentive. It was a special occasion and it was treated so. Our servers were excellent as was each course of food. From salad to short ribs, steak and especially the blueberry, pomegranate sorbet!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 27, 2015

we got the new york steak ($46) and the cioppino ($32). both were good, but very expensive!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 24, 2015

The bread and tempenade was amazing. Great service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 14, 2015

Food was good but not terrific. Limited menu. However, our waiter was excellent. He recommended a good wine and made the experience much better.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2015

Average night out staff nice but disconnected to each department.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2015

We found the restaurant pleasant and the noise level low. the service from our server, Trina, was fabulous. She had a great attitude, was helpful, timely, and pleasant. We even complimented her to her manager. the food was mixed. I had the seared scallops and they were very good. My wife had the salmon, and it was under cooked. OK for steaks, but not so good for fresh salmon. The wine list is good, but the Cakebread Chardonnay was overpriced.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2014

The room we were seated in was freezing cold, no heat. The food was fair at best, way below what we expected from such a highly rated restaurant. The steak portion was quite large, but not high quality. The dessert was a total disappointment on their New Year's Eve fixed menu. For the price, we could have gone to the best steakhouse in San Diego. The final surprise was to be charged for coffee on their fixed price menu. Will not be returning to this restaurant. Sorry for the bad review, but this was our experience. Oh, the waiters get a 5 Star review, they were helpful, entertaining, and very pleasant!!!!!!!!!!!!! Took my friends visiting from the east coast here for New Year's Eve. They are staying at the resort and were likewise very disappointed!!!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2014

Food just ok. Poor service except from 1 guy who was very nice, friendly and helpful. He brought the appetizer. Not returning. This should have been so much more for a well known Resort. The decor was so boring. So sad. The food just ok. We had a wonder meal here 7 years ago and the food was fantastic. The main dining area now was the bar before and it now has a very cold atmosphere with no personality.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2014

Way too expensive for the lack of ambiance. Not many menu items to choose from either. Good service doesn't make up for the prices. Twice as expensive as it should have been for all things considered.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2014

All was well until dessert. Great selection of specialty items. We chose the tart which could have been awesome had it been hot and fresh. A big let down but the server immediately removed it from our bill. All in all a very good dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2014

My friend and I celebrated a special birthday dinner here. We sat in the bar area first as we had a very late reservation, but were very hungry. The waitress said she would keep an eye out for a seat on the self seating patio. She came back minutes later with a free table for us! Outside was beautiful and a much better atmosphere than the bar. We ate a couple of delicious appetizers and shared an entree. It was delicious!

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