Fireside Tavern

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Fireside Tavern, located inside the Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Hotel, is a restaurant and bar/lounge. Cuisine is modern American Gastropub, drink is craft beer and cocktails, and fine California wines.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate your Thanksgiving at Fireside Tavern Restaurant! Enjoying great food, drinks, and fun! Terms apply. Please call 714-557-3000x163 for reservation and details.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 35 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.0
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4.0
service
3.6
ambience
3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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r
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Met up with a friend for breakfast. Quiet hotel restaurant. Food was delicious. Service was ok. Staff was nice but a bit slower. We didn’t mind too much because we were busy catching up.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, casual atmosphere. We went there before a show at the Segerstrom Center.

a
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

there is no reason for reservations here, it is a hotel restaurant, the pictures are misleading, the food is decent, and the service was slow for an empty restaurant

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a graduation party at this location as first time visitors. Overall, we enjoyed the service, menu items, and the amenities. The outdoor seating was occupied by a much larger private event but it was very nicely setup and managed by the staff. Happy hour menu was very nice and food quality met all of our needs.

KM
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We will be back!

PP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a nice surprise. We were looking for a light meal before a performance at the Segerstrom. Found the Fireside Tavern online and decided to try it because of the proximity to the theater and the menu. The staff was so attentive and Carmela made us feel very special. For a light meal, it was dinner the next night as well. The pasta was fresh and delicious. The value, excellent. Noise level was a bit high but it was Friday night with a playoff game on the big screen and a corporate party on the patio. Didn't bother us as we were in the dining area of the space with few diners around us. It will definitely be on our 'go to' list.

e
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a hidden gem! It may be in the Crowne Plaza Hotel but it can stand on its own. The food was very good. My husband and I had entree salads and they were very tasty. My daughter had a burger. The french fries were delicious. We would come back again.

TM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Food was not good, mac n cheese was from a box with bacon put on top of it. Very bland burger and sandwiches. Also listing did not tell us it was in a hotel.

RO
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great staff and service. Food very good and very fresh.

k
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was very nice. They were slightly understaffed for Valentine’s Day so slightly longer service times but the food was great

MG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

I totally missed the fact that this restaurant was in a Crowne Plaza when I made a pre-theater reservation for our group of five. When we finally found it, I was disappointed--zero ambiance--no "tavern" or "fireside" feel whatsoever. However, the food was exceptional. Probably the best burger I've ever had. Seriously. And I've been eaten at Michelin-starred restaurants (...but haven't ordered a burger at one, admittedly). If you want a quick, casual, delicious meal, I have to say this basic place is a good bet.

KR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for brunch on Christmas day as we found no other place to be open. We were all pleasantly surprised! No wait, quiet but fun atmosphere, great food, excellence and friendly service, all out great value! Will definitely go back. Close to South Coast Plaza and we probably saved a hundred dollars by not eating AT the mall.

OT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party of 6 had Thanksgiving dinner here and it was good. We all left full & happy!

ND
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We came with the intention of having lunch but were told that lunch wasn’t until noon (despite multiple signs indicating lunch service started at 11:30)
Staff was friendly, food was ok and reasonably priced. It was loud only because there appeared to be a large group/reunion happening near our table.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not very impressive. Ok if you are staying at the hotel. Wouldn’t go again otherwise

CG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience1

This is a hotel restaurant. Food was actually not bad, but the kitchen was incredibly slow and we had to rush through dinner to make our show time. If you're staying in the hotel- great. If not, don't waste your time unless you are in a bind (which we were; couldn't get a reservation anywhere nearby on this particular Sat night).

MS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Foos was good. Had to wait a bit long fir our food, but our waitress was outstanding. Just wish I could remember her name. She was great.

T
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last minute Valentine’s Day dinner. Very good.

BW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Saturday night was excellent. He provided good recommendations on food and drinks.

F
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2014
Overall1food1service2ambience1

When I booked the place, it was not clear that the establishment was inside a hotel. The place was practically empty. We started with the grilled flatbread which was "over grilled". For dinner we ordered the burger, tavern mac n cheese, and the beer battered fish and chips. The burgers had an after taste which I did not care for. My daughter had the mac n cheese and it was dry and the smoked sausage was old. My other daughter had the fish and chips and the fish was overcooked with plenty of batter. Overall the dining experience was un-eventful.

FF
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the new menu items...Chef Scott is very creative!

PT
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was outstanding and the price was reasonable. Very creative menu and the Bangers & Mash was wonderful. The tables and chairs are a bit shabby inside although outside looks nice. I would have given it a 5 if the decor was updated. It was very much like a coffee shop rather than fine dining although the menu was certainly fine. The server was great and very attentive.

FF
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Scott creates an excellent menu. Love that he changed it up and adds seasonal items! Service is simply outstanding and staff knowledgeable about menu and wine parings. Charles the GM of the hotel is often in the dining room ensuring guests are served and visits. He's a great storyteller, very interesting and enjoyable to visit with. My husband and I will definitely be back!

j
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We've been to Fireside Tavern several times now. The menu is fantastic and each dish is just delicious. The one problem is they have one waitress who serves the whole restaurant section…so service is a little lacking. Food comes out quickly though. If you are looking for a relaxing evening without time constraints then this is the place for you.

OT
Austin
76 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2014
Overall4food3service4ambience1

Did not know it is in the hotel, so no ambiance what so ever. Food was good but very pricey and small plates. The meatball slider special was really good. Meatballs were moist. Jeremy, our server was very attentive. We may go back but perhaps for lunch and not for dinner.

j
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went back to Fireside to celebrate my birthday with my family. The food was delicious and they had no problem accommodating our party of 6 (with a baby). We did notice that there weren't enough waitresses to serve all of the parties in the bar/restaurant and it definitely caused some delays. I must say that the mac & cheese, tatter tots and oatmeal ice cream cookie DID NOT DISAPPOINT.

j
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I found this place on Yelp and let me tell you - AMAZING! We started outside siting around the fireplace with flatbread and drinks. We went inside for dinner (steak, mac & cheese and salad) and then went back outside for drinks and adult chocolate milk and cookies. Everything was delicious! I think this place must be crowded during the week with business travelers. Its very relaxing there and the staff was great. The prices is also very reasonable for all of the food that we ordered.

j
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early lunch before a 2 p.m. matinee at Segerstrom. Arrived early because of reviews complaining about slow service. Not a problem. Very prompt attention and service from a great server. However, we were the only two diners. Hope that others patronize this gem.

M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2014
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Fruitflys... My mixed drink had attracted them.. I counted at least 2 that flew into my drink. A few others were flying around nearby ... Minor nuisance to me but might not be to others.

DD
Orange County
318 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Came here for lunch and I was one of 2 people in the place, granted it was 2:30 in the afternoon but it was so empty. I ordered the bread with salted butter for $5.00 and now I'm wondering why do they charge $5 for the same kind of bread and butter that every other restaurant gives out for free. while it was good it was just bread and butter nothing special and definitely not worth the price. The burger and fries were tasty and the service was excellent, but then again it should have been since there were only 2 customers in the place. I did like it and will probably come again.

BB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2014
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The steak (20oz) had awesome flavor. The mac and cheese lacked taste and was a small portion compared to the price.

Did not stick around for dessert as it took three requests to get water and we weren't willing to wait another hour for a dessert menu or the actual food to show up.

A
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hidden in the Crown Plaza hotel, the Fireside Tavern isn't your typical hotel restaurant. I probably wouldn't have given it a fair shot if I haven't booked it before realizing it's inside the Crown Plaza, but I'm glad I did. The service was fantastic. The food is comfort food done well, but with an edge. Everything is a great price. The little gem salad is $8 and full sized, the roasted cauliflower was fresh, flavorful and well done; don't skimp on the french fries they are hand cut and served with a spicy ketchup. The cocktails and wine list are well planned and affordable. I actually can't wait to go back. The food wasn't overly heavy in spite of the American Comfort style. Be sure to ask about the specials, we had 3 to choose from.

IS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dont let the "hotel" type restaurant fool you. To be honest, we booked reservations on open table not knowing that Fireside Tavern was inside the Crowne Plaza hotel. We almost didn't go in, I am not a huge fan of hotel restaurants. Much to our surprise everything about Fireside Tavern was perfect. The service was great and the food, divine. We would definitely come back.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2014
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We went to Fireside on a Thursday. There were only a handful of people there.