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About Canyon Fireside Grille
Canyon Fireside Grille is located in the heart of Rancho Santa Margarita. Open daily for lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast. This classic American Bar and Grille features the finest selection of USDA Prime and Choice steaks, prime rib, tender pork chops, fresh fish, rotisserie chicken, baby back ribs, fresh baked pot pies, specialty pasta, sandwiches, and salads. Canyon Fireside Grille's warm Molten Chocolate Cake (made to order), Butterscotch Creme Brulee, and Profiteroles will surely please your sweet tooth.
We are a neighborhood restaurant. Our goal is to be on a first name basis with each guest. I look forward to seeing you at your next visit.
Lawrence Gill and Melissa Wells- Management
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 9:30am - 9:00pm, Monday: 11:30am - 9:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm; With Late Night Entertainment
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We proudly feature live music on Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm to 12:30am.
We currently offer self service catering off site and private, full service, catering on site.
Plenty of parking
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We can accommodate private parties at the restaurant up to 200 people.
Canyon Fireside Grille Ratings and Reviews
A neighborhood go-to for us when we want good food in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Server, Tori, was so helpful, but not intrusive. We had meatloaf, & pasta. Both were very good, as expected. I really enjoyed the pasta. Full flavored! They even did a sauce substitution to meet my dietary needs. Very pleased.
I made reservations here for Christmas Eve for me and my family. It is definitely a small-town neighborhood type restaurant where the local college kids work. Our server was a nice young man and very friendly but the service overall was incredibly slow. Perhaps they were simply short staffed that night. We ordered salads prior to receiving our entrees but the entrees were served before we ever received the salads and then they finally brought one of the 3 salads to the table. My parents ended up canceling their salad and my sister got hers 20 minutes AFTER the entrees were served. Overall, the ambiance was nice. Food was marginal. It’s definitely an okay place to go if you just don’t want to go far from home but don’t expect anything spectacular here.
Reserved on OT for my birthday with family. On a Sunday , so I didn’t expect the place to be busy. Not only there wasn’t a single patron there, but there a guy mopping the floor, and some chairs already on tables. Ready to close. That means they preferred not having any patrons walk by at that time. So we walked away and ended up at Hanna’s in the same strip mall, which was amazing.
So no food review, but this manager was unprofessional. Establishment need to provide the same experience to its patrons, from opening to closing.
This place is known for its happy hour vibe - I wouldn’t recommend it for dinner.
First time here. Good food, liked the fireside seats but sat in the restaurant this time. Then the Band started and dancing. Looks like a fun locals bar. Must have been a bridal shower group there as well and they were having some fun. Great people watching.
We arrived 5 minutes before our reservation time on a Friday night and was told they did not have record of our reservation. Since there were just two of us, the host was able to find a table for us. Our server was friendly and energetic which was good. My husbands salmon was cooked perfectly but the side was not. I ordered teriyaki steak. The meat was cooked perfectly but the sauce was spicy hot and did not resemble teriyaki. It was supposed to be served over rice and Asian vegetables. There was a little rice and lots of mushy squash as the vegetable, which I could not eat. We have come to this restaurant off and on for many years. The menu this time had a few original items and some new ones. A very limited wine list for those that want wine with dinner, which is less than before. It will be a while before we return but I am sure we will eventually. And we will bring our own wine.
I have visited this restaurant a number of times over the years and noticed service and food quality continue to fall. I kept going back to give it a chance in the hope the issues were resolved, but this last visit was the nail in the coffin for me. Food, drink and service is inconsistent and I always leave frustrated about something. I don't expect much so that's saying something.
This time it was watered down drinks, warm beer, very poor service (long waits), poorly prepared dishes (undercooked and poorly timed) and lack of management ownership of noted and obvious issues at our table.
$170 I'll never get back and I'm irked to have spent there.
Brought my family for Mother's Day. The buffet choices, quality and taste were excellent for the price. I was a bit surprised that they were only about 2/3 full on Mother's day early afternoon. Despite not being very busy, it took the hostess over 5 minutes to acknowledge me at the hostess stand when I arrived with a reservation. But I think it was a case of an inexperienced person playing role of hostess. My group really enjoyed themselves, and we didn't feel rushed. Also, the place was surprisingly quiet and cozy.
So, we cam here for Mother's Day.
1. Large Table for our party that was out of the day
2. Decent Looking Inside
3. Everyone was friendly
1. Brunch Selection was kinda lacking (came in at 11am)
2. We had no silverware after asking a few times. I had to take it off another table
3. Server just kinda disappeared. Granted, they were busy, but this is brunch so all we needed other than our silverware was drinks and we had to ask a few times.
Its a bit out of the way for me to go, so I really would need a good experience to come back.
Made a reservation for a large party of 10. The restaurant was pretty dead for a Friday night when we arrived. Lots of open tables but guess what? Our table wasn't ready.... so we waited for 15 minutes to be seated and we were there on time. No one even told us the table was ready. I saw where it was set up and asked the us boy if we could sit down. Drinks took forever and the food took forever to come out. They ran out of prime rib on a slow night in 2 hours... so must of been a very small piece they cooked. We had 4 kids with us and it took 3 hour for us to get out of there. Which is crazy with kids. The Oso bucco was dry. Food was average and the service was horrible. Won't be going back there again ever. Don't waste your time.
Canyon Mac and cheese was good. Prime rib was flavorful. The baked potato was.disappointing, hard and the toppings tasted wrong. It could've used more cooking. For the price I expected more. Service started great. After the for was delivered the server seemed to disappear.
When checking in they could not find our reservation, but they did seat us right away. Ordered drinks and appetizer, but they keep asking for our food order. Appetizer was just ok, spinach dip with chip wedges. Drinks were very watered down, Scotch with ice, but added water to fill the glass. Real problem was with the air inside, they had an open fire place and the entire restaurant had a gas smell that got worse as we ate. Ended up with a headache which ruined the entire evening. Need a better venting system. Will not be back.
The food is good the cornbread was very good salmon was good however the service was really really bad. I don't know if it was the waiter or they're being overbooked or an experience with large crowds I just don't know but I was there before with a large crowd in the same type of thing happened I just don't think They were repaired. for large crowds they ran out of desserts and I would've kept us waiting 30 minutes for it so that service experience with that waiter was pretty bad unfortunately
This is a fine restaurant. Delicious comfort food, nice surroundings, gracious & attentive service without being obtrusive. Everything we've tried on the menu has met, or exceeded our expectations. This trip we had the fish & chips. They were some of the best we've had. Coated with a light, almost tempura batter, & tender, flakey Alaskan cod inside - they were delicious!
This was my first time at this restaurant and I was a bit apprehensive at first because it was empty, but I attribute that to it being Halloween. The short ribs were to die for - tender and flavorful. The spinach artichoke dip and ahi tower were also very very good. I will be dining there again.
This was the worst experience at any SoCal restaurant during my many visits over the last 5 years. The service was awful - we had an overwhelmed 20 year old who came to our table one time after ordering our food, and that was to grab our credit card!! If you like salt, the food is excellent!! Everything taste like swallowing ocean water. No butter was served with the underdone corn bread, and our salads and soups were served AFTER the arrival of our main courses, like some kind of a forgotten side dish. I won't even go into what happened when I asked for a cold glass for my beer!!!! There are so many fabulous restaurants in the area for the same or less money. Skip this place until they hire new management.
When we got there they did not have our reservations even though i showed him confirmation on my phone I reserved a quiet booth for two for our anniversary he wanted to give me table in middle of room that we would have to wait for we left and manager came outside said table was just leaving let me buy u a drink needless to say went back inside but never got a free drink food took a very long time to come out long time to get check would not go back
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