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BLK Earth Sea Spirits

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638 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

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Dig into tasty contemporary cuisine at the BLK Earth Spirits Restaurant. Nestled in the heart of downtown Huntington Beach, this casual dining serves contemporary American cuisine and an extensive wine list in a lovely blue-accented dining space, next to an ocean side view. Helmed by Chef Jesus Muno, the dining menu is carefully designed to cater to the needs of most palates, with everything from seafood dishes to poultry to juicy grilled steaks.

BLK Earth Spirits Restaurant is a popular pick for many of the locals. The restaurant's charming interior is complemented by an outdoor patio. Relax after hours and enjoy cocktails with friends while gazing out at the ocean. The restaurant hosts a happy hour menu through the work week. BLK Earth Spirits Restaurant is open Monday through Sunday.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, American
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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
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Phone number
(714) 960-0996
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tom Shields
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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.
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Private party contact
Kathleen Shields: (714) 960-0996
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Catering
Catering for special events of up to 250-500 guests.
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
2 hours free Parking below center, with validation. Enter on Walnut, which is off Main St. Use the Spark elevator.
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Public transit
bus stop adjacient
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Entertainment
Entertainment and dancing available for private parties.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
4.1
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3.9
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Noise · Moderate
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4.0Dined on January 30, 2016

BLK has great food, terrific view, great service, menu has a lot of variety, small plates, burgers, fish. Everything we had was excellent, only issues I have with BLK are noise issues, sometimes kind of loud, due to hard surfaces, not what I would describe as a cozy, romantic eatery. But, otherwise, really good HB restaurant.

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2016

I like BLK, good food, fun place, great view of HB,to use the phrase energetic for noise, I would say, wrong, it's very noisy, not a quiet, romantic spot at all, especially since the bar is right next to main dining area. We had difficulty hearing the server and each other, it was a Saturday night, very busy, and packed. we're local, so we understand. One thing that annoyed me was a guy was smoking a cigar in the patio area, just outside the dining room, the doors were opened, so no way to avoid the odor. I don't understand why anyone would smoke a cigar near people eating. I don't know what policy is on smoking, they were outside, just near the people eating.

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2016

For the price needs to be more consistant.Great location so great food will make this place rock.

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3.0Dined on January 1, 2016

We have loved this location and frequented here when it was Spark. Loved the new decor and service was good. However the price of entrees is ridiculous ($30 for a thin piece of halibut all by itself on a plank.) You get nothing with your entree...no veggies, rice, salad...nothing but the meat on a platter and it wasn't close to $30 worth. It has always been pricey but we were very disappointed with the prices for what we received. Even burgers are $18 for just a burger. No burger tastes that good. We love the location and would love to come back but not unless there is more value for the money.

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2.0Dined on December 26, 2015

The food was just not good. Crab legs were flaccid, burger over cooked, coconut shrimp burnt and served with some sort of flavorless mush, Caesar salad was ok but over dressed with wilted lettuce, Moscow Mule was watered down and tasted like it had ginger ale not ginger beer. Pretty awful food for the price. Service was great and it is a gorgeous restaurant, something I often see too much of, all the effort is in the interior design and not the food. I will never go back.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2015

My husband and I go there often. It's always incredible.One of our favorite spots in Huntington Beach.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2015

We were lucky to have a reservation on a sunny day! We had a lot of fun, decent food offerings for the buffet, and the bottomless mimosas really made it worthwhile. They accommodated a large party while we were there, however it didn't really impact us or the buffet. It would be nice to be able to order off a menu, even an abbreviated one, instead of just the buffet. We were ok with the buffet. If you're looking for a view and a reasonable menu, this place is for you!

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2015

Such a lovely menu! The seafood was fresh and cooked perfectly. Nice thick cuts of swordfish grilled over a very hot flame - moist inside and crispy surface the soups and salds were organic and farm to table.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2015

Lovely restaurant, fantastic service, beautiful view. Scallops were fantastic!! Crab legs were a bit disappointing. Will definitely go back. I wish I could remember our servers name. She was an absolute delight.

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3.0Dined on November 20, 2015

Great spot and good interior. I want it to be great - even good- but it's just not. And on a Friday night, only half the place was seated. It's not good. But if they fix the food (bland, Swiss cheese draped over sea bass, boring sides, blah bread) we might all get to enjoy it for years to come.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2015

Great cocktails! Great decor an ambiance and interesting menu!

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2015

This place is s unique addition to Huntington, especially for locals who crave new restaurants. Awesome views, good food. I will be going back. Cheese plate and Kobe beef were excellent!

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1.0Dined on September 6, 2015

I think it was a bad night for service ..I contacted them to voice my concerns but never heard a reply. The crab legs where way overpriced for the serving size..go to Captain jacks…service was very slow. meals luke warm. they kept forgetting our order. We had a lot of difficulty sending a round of drinks to friends at another table. I like the look of the place but nervous about going back and spending this amount of money for a bad experience.

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2015

The ambiance is amazing! Best location in HB and finally a little culture in a local restaurant. However service was terrible. Nice waitress, but sooooo slow and a bit disorganized.

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2.0Dined on August 22, 2015

Do not try the Lamb - it was very disappointing. It was almost as if our server was trying to warn us when she said it would be braised and tough to make Medium. It may as well have been boiled. Our dog enjoyed it at least. I wish we had just ordered a burger as they looked pretty good.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2015

Was very surprised of the the changes they made from Sparks Wood Fire Grille as we used to come their alot.The service was very good and the food was plentiful.It seem to run quite well for just its second week being opened. However the reception desk seem disorganized and did not credit us with our Open Table points.

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4.0Dined on August 22, 2015

would like to see the corn chowder return to the menu.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2015

Celebrated an anniversary here. The updated decor and the view is fantastic. Food is excellent and the service was great. They got a little busy at the end and slowed down with dessert, but that gave us more time to enjoy it.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2015

the filet was cooked perfectly and he said the best he ever had. I had the sea bass and it was the best I've ever had! Frustrating that we were sat at table over 6 min until greeted by server and had drink order taken. Food is all a la cart except one dish. The sweet potato fries, snap peas & bacon green beans were all really great!

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2015

When we arrived, we were shocked to see a new name and under new management. Since it still shows as Spark on Open Table. But thank goodness, the food, service, and quality were equal to, if not a tad better than Spark! Good job and kudos to the chef! We will be back even with the new name BLK.

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2.0Dined on July 3, 2015

Works burger great regular not worth 18 bucks. Should have told us it wasn't Sparks anymore

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2015

Spark is undergoing a renovation, very close to being finished. Not a big deal though, the food is terrific, views of HB and the beach, terrific. Service, excellent. Menu has changed slightly, restaurant is being renamed, new owner, but still keeping some of the menu items from Spark.

For an appetizer, try the Tuna Tower, delish, also the Calamari was awesome, my husband had the Kobe Burger, stuffed with blue cheese, he said it was fantastic. I had salmon, which was delish, too.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2015

Excellent view

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2015

Heard it was under renovation but was still surprised by the disarray. Food and menu currently same and servers consistent. But place is a mess. Hope they know what they are doing!

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1.0Dined on May 28, 2015

Was greatly disappointed in my recent visit. If they insist on staying open during their remodel, the least they can do is clean the floors before they open the doors. How long could it take for a quick mopping? Took my mother for her 86th birthday and was embarrassed.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2015

WITH THE WAVES ROLLING IN AND THE STEAKS SIZZLED PERFECTLY, THIS IS THE PLACE
TO CONVERGE WITH FRIENDS IN HUNTINGTON BEACH! DELIGHTFUL SERVICE AND ALWAYS
PREDICTABLY GREAT!

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2015

Spark used to be an wonderful restaurant, years ago. It has a great view of the ocean in Huntington Beach, and it used to have a good menu, warm décor with lots of wood and interesting lighting, and great food. Now the menu is limited, the food is pretty good, and they are remodeling it an industrial theme with open ceilings and corrugated steel on the walls - making it over all much less attractive and more casual. But it still has that great ocean view, and the service is good.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2015

The place is being remodeled. They should close for a couple days to finish. The food was great. Except for the French fries which were obviously refried in old oil.

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2015

I think they would best have closed during their remodel. They are pretty far along but it detracts from the dining experience. Food: we ordered a 12 ounce rib eye to split and it was so thin it could only be overcooked. We ordered it med rare and made a point to say red in the middle....didn't happen and it was $41.95!! It should have been excellent at that price. The salad we ordered was very good and very generous. My husbands vodka on the rocks was $13 which was very pricey for this level of restaurant and my wine was $14/glass. The waiter said it had be $18😱 I think they need to reevaluate what they want to be when fully opened because this is not a fine dining spot but has potential to be a very good restaurant. We'll check back in a few months and check on profess because it does have a nice view.

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1.0Dined on May 19, 2015

Service was great...Food was fair and way over priced! They were under construction but still open for business...first close the doors for a remodel or at least notify the guest BEFORE they arrive. I DO NOT recommend this place. As local, I can think of plenty of other places I would recommend.

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2.0Dined on May 10, 2015

Mothers Day; under construction; significant decline in food and customer service from years of previous experience. Staff were not provided with resources to deal with situation.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2015

Good was great but had to flag down different servers to get refills and silverware.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2015

Everything on the brunch buffet was excellent and there were LOTS of choices. We sat outside and watched the waves while we ate. I can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2015

Great brunch, but they seem to still be under renovations. Food and mimosa's were great, as was the service. Would definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2015

went here to have view of sunset great spot newly redone nice decor food amazing one downside for me was waiter mentioned the specials which I ordered just to be shocked at the 41 dollar price tag when I got the bill. wish he would have mentioned made my great meal end on a low note. the steak was good but not 41 dollars good. ask the price on specials if the server does not mention or else you may be shocked. Corn chowder amazing!

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2015

Spark has been sold and is under renovation by a new owner to be completed by the summer. The outdoor seating area is open but with plywood barriers so there is no ocean view right now. The always-well-done wine list is non-existent during the transition. The mixed drink prices have increased markedly (don't even think about asking for a particular liquor). Food is still very good. The service is as good as always. Great wait staff here. The wait staff said there will be a more varied menu with small and large plates at varying prices. Sorry to see the old place go. I'm thinking the new replacement will be more upscale and expensive if the drink and food price increases are any indication. Wait and see. Bye, Bye Spark. Thanks for lots of good times.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2015

The service was very good and the food was tasty. This is a nice option in downtown Huntington as the crowd is usually minimal and there is less noise. The view from the restaurant is very good.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2015

Everything was all very good. Bill was surprising.

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2015

Don't order any of the eggs benedict - they don't know how to cook a poached egg - overcooked and solid to the core. The rest of the items on the plate were cold.

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1.0Dined on February 21, 2015

Sorry to say that this place was a disappointment to me. When we arrived we were sat right away which was great however we were sat in the middle of the room when the place was pretty much empty. We did not request to move as we did not want to make a fuss. We ordered the seared Ahi Tuna for an app. and it was good, a little over priced but good. We ordered the Berri Tini very which were very good, the hot bread was great, however the problem came when ordering dinner at which time we also lost the attention of our waiter until it was time to tip and then he was more then helpful taking the payment. At one point another waiter came to help us. I can not express how disappointed we were in the Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, this tasted like something out of a box. The lobster was chewy and the pasta had a cheese sauce that was so tasteless. The price on this baby was $20.95 ouch! Live and learn but this will not be a place I go to again. The pork chop we ordered was good not $28.95 good but way better the the mac and cheese.

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