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Clearman's North Woods Inn of La Mirada

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244 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Kid-friendly

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A huge portion of great tasting food is considered to be the norm at Clearman�s North Woods Inn of Larada. Come early and enjoy happy hour with friends and colleagues. This is a place where you can have your favorite drink, complemented well with any of a dozen appetizers on the menu. This includes onion rings, chicken wings and much more.

At Clearman�s North Woods Inn, the customer is in control. Order a juicy T-bone steak grilled to your exact specifications. The range of side items is generous as well, including rice and baked potatoes. For the seafood lovers out there, Clearman�s North Woods Inn offers several fresh catches, including fish of the day and lobster tail.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Monday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(714) 994-4590
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party contact
Manager on Duty: (714) 994-4590
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Cross street
Valley View
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.1
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4.0
service
3.9
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2.0
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5.0Dined on August 29, 2015

Food and service is always excellent. Love both of their salads (letttuce with blue cheese & red cabbage). Can't get enough of the cheese bread. A fun place to go with friends. You can munch on peanuts and throw the shells on the floor. Our kids grew up going there and have fond memories.

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4.0Dined on August 22, 2015

I just wish I lived closer so I could dine here more. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on August 17, 2015

Hostess, Erica, was amazing. We sat in the bar which was a mistake because our server was not very attentive. Seemed very routine. Food is always excellent & on point so we'll always come back! Please don't change anything.

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4.0Dined on August 14, 2015

We loved that we could get a reservation on " Open Table" first time we didn't have to wait !

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2.0Dined on July 31, 2015

I had been looking forward to eating after hearing so much about the peanut shells on the floor and the woodsy ambiance. What a huge letdown!! First there were three in our party and we were seated not in a booth or table in the well lit warm conducive to having a nice dining experience instead area. We were instead seated in the land of the lost ( back of the house). Were it was dark and became increasingly colder as we ate. Now here's the kicker one of my party was celebrating a birthday and I had mentioned it to my sever "Don" he said he would take care of it. Well he didn't !! He either forgot or just blew it off because they wanted to close that section of the house. As we left we walked through the well lit warm very lively dining area that I imagined we would experience, instead we were in the land of the lost.

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2.0Dined on June 13, 2015

Thought this place would be a great steakhouse based on the amount of cars we see there every weekend. Overall staff was courteous and friendly except our server. She never smiled, didn't explain the menu or food preparation and when. We asked how the ribs were prepared, she said sarcastically "In the oven." She obviously didn't want to be there and seemed to not know she was in the service field.
Now for the food, seems overpriced for the quality. I would have expected higher quality than a country diner for my $35 meal. There were 3 of us in our party, each ordered steak, 2 medium rare one medium we'll, all 3 came rare.
Very disappointed. Rather go to the Ranch in Anaheim and spend a few more dollars on my meal for better service and quality .

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2015

I hadn't eaten at a Northwoods Inn since Belmont Shore probably 15 years ago. We had a great experience before heading to the La Mirada Theater for a performance. We we definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2015

One of the best steakhouses in SoCal. All the food is great and professional service always. A must try.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2015

Northwoods inn is always a treat. The steaks are amazing in every way imaginable. Plus, you get to eat all of the peanuts you can stomach.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2015

Janine our waitress was on her JOB. She didn't skip a beat. Very friendly, remembers all of her orders and placed everything in front of the right person who had order it. We never had to ask for anything because she kept up with asking us first and bringing items that we wanted without having to ask. Impeccable service by Janine. We will definitely ask for her every time we come to Northwoods Inn

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2015

3 adults and 4 kids = wonderful dining experience. Thanks

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2015

One of a kind menu, with the best endless salad and cheese bread on the planet. Entrees are very well prepared and very "tasty"... Great service and bar.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2015

The best ever garlic butter cheese bread..and 2 kinds of salad that compliment it perfectly!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2015

North Woods Inn is a more rustic Clearman's restaurant, (the other local one being the fine-dining Steak and Stein in Pico Rivera). That said the food is just as good and the service is timely without being intrusive. Reasonably priced wines to pair with wonderful steaks and of course the famous Clearman's Cheese Bread (can't get enough).

Highly Recommended.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2015

While this is a popular eating establishment, the food was not that good. Would not go back.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2015

Love, love, love Northwood's Inn. It is the go-to restaurant for special occasions. Go every year for my birthday and my husband's birthday. Since we live a distance away, that is about all we can do each year. If we were closer, we would be there more often.

If you've never been, don't be afraid to try their cheese butter. Get extra and put on your steak! YUM!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Been coming here for 20+ years. My steak was not how I asked it to be prepared. I asked for Medium Well and it came out Medium Rare. When it came back out, it was burned to a crisp (Well Done). Everything else was great, but unfortunately for the cost, the meat needs to be prepared correctly.

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2.0Dined on January 31, 2015

My partner and I were looking for a nice pre-show dinner before a show at the La Mirada theater. We made reservations for 2 were seated at a table for 8 in a family section. Server was borderline rude. Food was ok but on par with Outback or other chain steakhouses that charge 25% less. All in all a very awkward, mediocre dinner. We won't be back.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2014

Northwoods Inn is a classic family favorite. The ambience is a unique blend of hunting lodge and grandma's house. We all love being able to throw the peanut shells on the floor. The host and server were both great. The food is consistent. It is expensive for what it is - average, not-so-healthy American fare. But you are paying for the whole experience, and you always end up with enough leftovers for another entire meal.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2014

Enjoyable Family Reunion - we had relatives visit from Back East
They were staying up in Santa Monica - we drove from San Diego
Another relative drove from the valley.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2014

Delicious food no doubt! A little on the expensive side, about $40 a person, for a weekly dinner spot but if your looking to treat yourself with some good steak (or shrimp for all those like myself who don't eat red meat).. This is the place to do it! Eat like a king without the dressing up in fancy clothes. Awesome.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2014

Very enjoyable, been here several times. Currently decorated for the holidays. Multiple families there after Disneyland for a large meal. Salads exceptional and they come with each meal.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2014

I have never had a bad experience with the food or service but the wait times and front desk can be overwhelmed. If I want a steak and don't want to dress up, Clearman's fits the bill.

The server was fast and attentive on a busy Saturday night. High regard for the bar and table waiting staff.

I have seen the complaints on price but by the time I am done with peanuts, salad and cabbage, I have made it worth the trip. The menu is available on-line and the weights are listed so if you didn't want to pay the price you shouldn't be surprised. The baked potato needs a wheel barrow to carry out.

It's a good time

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1.0Dined on November 7, 2014

We advised our waiter at the outset that we had only about 75 minutes as we were going to a play; he said that was fine and he'd be sure to expedite our order. The salads came out pretty quickly, but then started a long wait for our entrees. He stopped back twice saying they'd be out in "just a couple of minutes," then we didn't see him for 15 minutes. Finally, we had to cancel our order and leave without receiving our entrees. He claimed he'd been having trouble w/ the kitchen all night. He charged us for the bar tab. Totally rank service. Clearmans is obviously popular and my bad review won't make a dent in that, but they've lost my business for good.

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4.0Dined on November 1, 2014

I have been to Clearman's several times and I always look forward to their 2 well known salads. One is iceberg lettuce with a creamy buttermilk blue cheese dressing and the other is a red cabbage salad. I don't EVER eat blue cheese and I usually pick red cabbage out of any salad; however, here I mix the 2 salads together as do most and "inhale" the combination. Of course this is accompanied by their delicious garlic cheese bread. I'm telling you, it's magical. Our waitress told us that the employees mix the 2 salads, put them on the bread, fold it and call it a "Clearman's Taco". Oh BTW, our shared entree was a 16 ounce ribeye with baked potato AND rice pilaf. The steak was nothing special and the rice pilaf was rather dry. SALAD!!

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2014

The place to go if your a meat lovin foodie and you have money to spend on a great meal! The filet minion was fantastic! As well as the salad and cheese bread!! If you're on a diet this WILL be the place to have a 'cheat' meal!! Also, if you make your reservation online, be sure to remind them if you are celebrating a special occasion. I don't think they pay attention to any special requests specified!

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2014

The food was very good and the service was acceptable. I would say though that when we told our waiter that we were getting tight for a theater date, he was very responsive. I think that prices are a little high as well. To me the ambiance is a little cold, but of course, its a log cabin.

The drinks from the bar were noticeably weak.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2014

family group for anniversary celebration...every meal was good and service was good

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2014

We decided to go to a nice dinner in the middle of the week and we were not disappointed. We love the food at Northwoods Inn. It is a little pricey so we don't go there too often but we decided to treat ourselves. The steak and lobster was good as usual although we asked for our steak medium well and it came medium rare so we had to send it back. Also, our waiter was not as attentive as he could have been. But all in all it was a very nice dinner.

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3.0Dined on September 20, 2014

Very disappointed in the food. Have been to other Clearman's restaurants in the past and had very good food; however, at the La Mirada restaurant the food was not tasty, undercooked and portions were cold and small. Will not go back to this restaurant again.

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4.0Dined on August 22, 2014

They now serve some really good craft beers. (Bottled). I have been dining here since it opened, and still love it.

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1.0Dined on August 1, 2014

I went for a nice dinner date on a Friday night at 8:00pm. We went with the intentions of having drinks and enjoying the environment. We were seated and everything went great until about a half hour into the dinner when a party of 15 came in with 5 kids that were totally unsupervised. The kids were yelling, running around the restaurant, smashing peanuts on the walls and jumping on the shells on the floors. The restaurant made no attempt to consider the rest of the patrons, just cater toward the other party. Once the other party showed up, all attention was removed from our table and moved. We sat for about an hour trying to talk and endure but we were ignored by wait staff and it was so loud from kids yelling, we couldn't even talk

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2014

We had 8 people for a luncheon. The food was great.. and the service was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2014

The steaks were great. The bread and the two salads go great together. It is not a place were ties are needed but if you want a great steak with family this is the place.

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2014

I have been going to Clearman's for years, especially Steak and Stein. I love the food, especially the cheese bread.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2014

My wife an sister in law, havent seen their couisn for almost 50 years. Thy wanted a great place to go an have a wonderful dinner,for everyone to remember. Great food an friends,would recommend Northwoods Inn any day of the week. Ade reservation on opentable for 7pm,an 7pm we were setted.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2014

Clearman's offers large servings on the entire menu. Their famous garlic cheese bread is melt in your mouth delicious! The two salad offering is also pleasing as both compliment each other. The assorted seafood platter was cooked to perfection…stunning in every way. Baby Back Ribs…a Friday dinner special…boasted a full, hang over the edge of the dinner platter, rack…smothered in tasty sauce, accompanied by a huge baked potato and rice pilaf.

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1.0Dined on May 28, 2014

We had a party of 9 and we were celebrating 2 birthdays. As a group - we were all disappointed in our food. My son had to send his steak back - he had asked for it medium but it came out well done. They did bring him a new one. I had ordered filet - it did not look like a filet and you should not have to trim fat or tough gristle off of a filet. I did not send mine back but I should have.
Also - the bathroom was in need of attention -

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2014

Unique, rustic and interesting place that appears to be a local favorite. Main dining room is large, and feels very impersonal. The tables are close and there is no separation between groups, which makes it very loud...should it be a bunch of men drinking or a birthday party you are not really a part of.

Food was ok. But more expensive than I would have thought and certainly for what we got. It amazed me that an expensive meal came with a gigantic baked potato and a huge serving of rice but not a vegetable in site. Talk about carb overload. Greens please. Ooh, there was the salad, if you could find it under the weight of the ranch/blue cheese dressing.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2014

Excellent food. The salads and garlic bread were fantastic. The steaks were cooked perfect. The decor is okay, however, that along with the servers uniforms give it a tourist feel. Like your eating at a restaurant inside a theme park. The feel and decor could be so much better. The food, however, was excellent. Will definitely return. Not for a romantic dinner, but just when we want a good steak.

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