About Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff
Pacific Coast Grill's oceanfront venue features unique "Pacific Coast" cuisine, an oyster bar, select sushi rolls, black mussels, baked oysters, and a plethora of seafood choices, delicious steaks & more! There are two levels of dining at the new PCG with every dining seat in the house carefully planned to have an ocean view. There are bars on both levels and a heated outdoor patio and a deck with one of the best views of the Pacific Ocean and the line up at Cardiff Reef. You can watch surfers, kite surfers, dolphins, whales and spectacular sunsets from throughout the restaurant.
Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007
Seafood, Steak, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
LUNCH everyday from 11:00AM to 4:00PM
DINNER Sunday through Thursday 4:30PM-9:30PM
DINNER Friday through Saturday 4:30PM-10:30PM
SUNDAY BRUNCH 10AM-4PM
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We offer valet for $5
Israel "Izzy" Balderas
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
Party for 2 or 200 on the beach? Pacific Coast Grill has multiple options for your group. We have a private room that seats (12), upstairs patio that seats (46), downstairs patio that seats (30) or buy out the entire upstairs or downstairs.
Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff Ratings and Reviews
The best restaurant on the coast! Great coastal decor, view of the surf/ocean/surfers/paddleboarders. Steps from the sand on Cardiff beach. Delicious and varied menu options... sushi, poke, salads, chicken, sandwiches, entrees.... nice, extensive cocktail menu. Our absolute go-to restaurant for us and all of our out of town visitors!!!
While on a business trip I was looking for recommendations and a local guy I was sitting next to at breakfast said if we had time we definitely needed to give Pacific Coast Grill a try. I am so glad we did! The view was amazing as the restaurant sits right on the beach. We went at 5:45pm and saw a gorgeous sunset while we had the best meal of the trip. Our server Adam was fantastic, super friendly and so knowledgeable about the menu with great suggestions. The house made guacamole was delicious. We also got 1/2 dozen oysters that were so yummy and fresh and even tried 2 oyster shooters that were so good, we got two more. All that followed by entrees that were delightful- scallops, short ribs and a vegetarian dish with black rice cooked in coconut milk. My friend said he never tasted rice that was so good! And I wish I wasn't staying in hotel or I would have definitely taken my left over short ribs. The scallops were cooked and seasoned perfectly. Finally bread pudding for dessert that couldn't be beat. My coworkers are going back for lunch tomorrow. My only regret is not staying long enough so I can go back for another meal. Ask for Adam if you go for dinner. You won't be disappointed with the meal or the service!
service was thoughtful, attentive and nonintrusive. view glorious. noise level made it tough to converse at a table for 5, door to outside patio sporadically left open which created cold breeze inside. food on the whole tasty with the notable exception that one order of potatoes au gratin served cold (not even warm) and the sea bass entree was dry and tiny.
I have dined at PCG many times. Until today, I have never been disappointed. Our server, Adam seemed very hurried. He never introduced himself, never properly greeted us, and seemed as though he was rushing us through on every level. I only learned his name upon receiving our bill. It was a Sunday afternoon and they were busy, but there is no excuse for not being greeted for 15 minutes. He then took our order for drinks and asked us if we decided anything else yet. We told him we would like the crab and lobster guacamole along with our drinks. The drinks showed up about 15 minutes later and then he asked us if we decided on our entrées. We said yes and gave him our order. 15 minutes again, our entrées came out he then told us that our appetizer would be out shortly that he made the mistake of not hanging it. Two the entrées had problems with them and he seemed bothered by that. One of the entrées was supposed to be the short rib chillaquilles, but he brought the the short ribs Benedict. The other entrée with the issue was exactly as we had questioned and he told us otherwise but it showed up also as a Benedict style breakfast. No apology was made, no effort was made to rectify anything other than reordering the chillaquilles. Adam never offered to just cancel the unnecessary appetizer at this point . He never offered us a second round of drinks. He walked quickly past our table to drop off the check when I raised my glass to him wondering if we are going to be offered another drink and he said "oh you're not finished? " If this were my first visit to PCG I would never return. However, I am confident that this is an isolated incident and will return to a restaurant that I have enjoyed for a very long time.
Food was too salty. When my wife requested something the waitress would only bring what she asked but would never ask if I wanted water or to order an appetizer after my wife would request it. She did remove my wife's order from the bill for the food being too salty. However maybe next time ask the other person if they want water too or to order an appetizer too.
Great experience and service. The servers were very attentive and friendly. The bone-in cowboy steak was absolutely the best I’ve had in a while and was delicious with the bacon wrapped asparagus. The view was incredible during the sunset. Overall a great experience and plan to go again
I live 2 miles from PCG and often overlook it. Having gone to too many overhyped restaurants, we went to PCG and enjoyed the food, the wine and the evening. Yummy crab cake for an app. Our entries were special and the wine list was nice with prices that allowed me to get one of my favorite pinots by Flowers.
We love the setting of this restaurant and booked a table with friends this past weekend to share with them the tranquil view of the beach etc. Unfortunately we were given a table downstairs inside the middle section of the restaurant without view of beach. This is the second time it has happened and a let down for our expectations. We drove from OC to visit. Food and service is fortunately always good and made up a bit for the disappointment.
Pros: Brilliant service - not in your face, but there when required. Intergallactically delicious salmon and bread pudding. Made my jaw drop to be fair. Stunning flavor on both.
Great view of course. Civilized waiting area. Decent parking/valet. Warm outside with heating on otherwise chilly night. Impressive.
Cons: Pretty noisy inside and out (but then I am no youngster), and the acoustics are a bit untamed. Beer selection is okay, but not great. Add a red ale to the mix and I shall return more often!
Had lunch here recently with a few friends. We all ordered different fish selections and everything was great. It's a perfect location right on the beach so fantastic views. Prices were reasonable. Service was very good. My only issue was finding the parking lot - which is valet only. Turn into the State Beach entrance then go left into the lot.
Had a wonderful reunion with my 50+ years friend and his wife from Colorado. Good food, nice atmosphere, great libations. Had a blast. With tips and tax, our bill and think we parted for around $328, not including valet, of course. Terrific place for those times you want to go to the upscale waterfront restaurant North of La Jolla. Love the place. Great service. Marguerita's were outstanding.
The food was excellent, view of the ocean was nice, our server was the greatest! The noise level was incredibly loud and difficult to communicate with our server, let alone our personal conversation. After the loud table left, it became more pleasant and overall a great dining experience.
We were late for our reservation and called twice to let them know. The staff was very nice giving us assurances that would hold our reservation- “no problem”
We had a great table on the patio- food was very good- waiter accommodating and efficient.
We will be back.
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