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About Miramar Beach Restaurant

The Historic Miramar Beach Restaurant & Bar has a long and colorful history going back more than 70 years. It was originally designed and built as a Prohibition speakeasy to serve the liquor smuggled into the Bay Area through a drop off point on Miramar Beach. We have kept the historical ambiance and décor of the 1920s including an incomparable collection of photos from the era. With only a frontage road between us and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, we have the number one view and sunset on the Coast side. Check out our website at www.miramarbeachrestaurant.com.

131 Mirada Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Magellan

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 726-9053

Website:
http://www.miramarbeachrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Two time Grammy Nominee Terry Disley performs classical & contemporary solo piano Thursdays through Saturdays 5-9pm and Sundays 12-4 & 5-8pm for more info visit www.miramarbeachrestaurant.com.

Parking Details:
We have our own parking lot with 51 spaces and 2 handicap spaces. Street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Highway 1 and Medio

Executive Chef:
Francisco Jeronimo

Private Party Facilities:
Ideal Wedding reception location. We can seat 100 guests in our dining room, 30 around the bar and another 20 in the lounge. There is room for a DJ or a Band to set up and plenty of room for dancing. Please check us out at www.miramarbeachrestaurant.com.

Private Party Contact:
Sheri Lewis: (650) 726-9053

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Every Thursday check out our Dinners UNDER $20!! 3 Course Complete Dinners for UNDER $20 per person (excludes tax & tip). Happy Hour Monday thru Wednesday 5-7 PM, including appetizer specials!

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Miramar Beach Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (114)
Waterfront (88)
Worth the Drive (72)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (58)
Special Occasion (57)
Casual (57)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Good for a Date (48)
Great for Lunch (47)
Sunday Lunch (44)
Live Music (43)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Romantic (40)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Bar Seating (31)
Great for Brunch (29)
Fun (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Cozy (23)
Disabled Access (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
Comfort Food (18)
People Watching (16)
Authentic (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Kid-friendly (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Business Meals (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Healthy (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great Beer (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Live Sports (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Organic (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vegan (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We've been here several times now and always go for our Anniversary. It's been great for birthday's, anniversaries and just a Sunday Brunch. Recently we went with a larger group for an Engagement party and it did not disappoint. Everyone that works there are super friendly, food is very good, they have a great pianist, the bar is awesome (wrap around old school style) and there is a great outdoor patio area. It's also right on the beach - kind of a hidden gem. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was very good. We sat outside on their deck in the sun overlooking the water. We could have stayed there all day. What a great find! My Aunt and I each ordered 2 appetizers and it was PLENTY of food. I had the artichoke cakes and the Diablo shrimp. She had the seafood chowder and the crab cakes. All was very good. I would recommend this place. FYI, they seem to have outdoor heating so it is probably OK on colder days if you wanted to sit outside. If there is a cold wind, you might want to sit inside which also looked lovely.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were here several years ago to celebrate a family reunion. Loved the daytime ambience, so decided to come back for our anniversary, in the evening. Our server, Juan, was amazing. View was fabulous and food was great. Went with the server's recommendation: cioppino, during crab season. Best meal I've had in a long time.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

First time here and we were not disappointed! Great view! Great Food! Great Wine! And very polite service. We will definitely return on our next visit to the area.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Melissa, the outdoor hostess, was delightful. She was as friendly but not overbearing.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

candle for a birthday, live piano and very nice service!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My wife and I have lived on the coast for many years and had somehow never tried Miramar for dinner. On a whim we made a reservation on a Saturday night, and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, my Negroni cocktail was outstanding, and our wines were also very good. Our server was attentive and had a great personality. The only drawback, and it’s a minor one, was the noise level, which made conversation a little difficult at times. We will definitely go back, and look forward to either dining outside or at a window table so we can enjoy the great food and a Coast sunset. Also, the piano player was very enjoyable.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great night - music was outstanding, food was great. What else can you ask for?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service and ambiance were great, but the food was unexceptional, especially for the price. The views would be great, but we were seated with a pole between us and the window.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place for date night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Their Oysters Miramar and the view are worth the drive. We'll be back.
However, the entrees my wife and I had were unusually large and good rather than exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Went for my anniversary, and it happened to be their specials night - 19.95 for surf and turf, and 30% off bottles of wine. Needless to say, it was quite busy. A couple small hiccups in the service, but then as I said it was very busy.
Despite being a "special" the steak was quite good, and the lobster tail was outstanding. The lobster tail was cooked perfectly.
Terry Disley on the piano makes for a special night in any case. All in all, a killer package.
It was dark when we arrived, so no ocean view, but in the day it is spectacular.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful location and great views. Meet nice people when you share a fire pit!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Regular menu is complete...but don't miss the weekly Thursday night specials! Outstanding food. Outstanding value!!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Casual, Live Music, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Beautiful views and a very friendly staff.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always excellent great food great service fantastic view and the piano player adds to it all

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Table service,
Great! Bar service on 11/4 around 12:30 - not so good. Not friendly, not attentive - talked casually to another guy while we waited and looked at him to finish and take our order. Not very observant - there was 5 of us at the bar and when two left to go to outside - took our drinks away without asking. Charged $3.00 for sparking water out of dispenser - not bottled! Think he would have asked if they still wanted it...

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Lovely location just on the beach with outside seating. Service is good but food is definirely average. Had steamed clams with a generous portion but many cracked shells and sometimes sandy. Tuna was average as was quality of filet and fish entree not memorable

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Went for dinner and the food was very disappointing, not like what is was a few months ago.
Returned for lunch the next day, and the "prime rib sandwich" was a joke. What meat there was resembled overdone small pieces you would find in a taco.
We will not return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The Miramar has a view that can't be beat - we saw dolphins and the tall ship while there - and endless beautiful waves as always.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food, service, and atmosphere. We enjoyed the salmon very much.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My Wifes Birthday with our grown children plus 1. Going knowing that we had a reservation took the stress out of the evening.
We were promptly seated and had appetizers and drink for those who wanted them, I am an Iced tea drinker and the tea was either instant or had some flavoring. In a high end restaurant the tea should be brewed, and have a non flavored straight taste. Just as you would serve a flavored coffee as your only option.
All of our meals were tasty and well prepared and decent portions. The desert was great and although I never saw the bill the prices seemed reasonable.
It is not my first time there and will not be the last.

Happy diner

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I've been here many times and have never left disappointed.

The seafood is always good. I can recommend the grilled salmon, the baked halibut and the parmesan encrusted petrale sole. The accompanying rice and vegetables, usually asparagus, are fresh and appropriately portioned.

Tasty dessert selections, including the chocolate cake, chocolate fondant and the apple pie.

The service ranges from okay to great. Anytime we've been lucky enough to have Lucy as our server it's been great.

Very nice view of the ocean and outdoor seating with heat lamps if you'd rather breathe the salt air.

The only negative I've experienced is that check-in process can sometimes be slow and somewhat awkward when there's only one person available to handle both check-in and seat you.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Miramar is a lovely combination of great food, excellent service, and breathtaking views as you are right across a narrow street from the beach. I have gone there for my last two birthdays and may go again next year. You will love this place!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

CAN NOT BEAT THE SEASIDE VIEW ! MANNY THE CHEF IS THE BEST ! OUR FAVORITE WAITRESS LUCY IS BEYOND EQUAL ! TERRY the PIANIST PLAYS ALL THE OLD FAVORITES WITH HIS OWN SPECIAL FLAIR , IT'S OBVIOUS WHY HE'S WON ALL THE AWARDS THAT HE POSSESSES !
ALL THAT & AT A REASONABLE FAIR PRICE TAG ... WHAT'S NOT TOO LIKE ?????
RON FAHY

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food and wine were fine; our view from the window table superb. Next time I'll have to make reservations more carefully around the sunset! I will definitely be returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Miramar always meets our expectations. Patricia was a great help with garlic allergy and provided smooth and friendly service.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I've been visiting this restaurant from time to time since 1998. It has accumulated some wear and tear but the food has been always very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We celebrated my 80th birthday brunch at our favorite beach restaurant!! Wonderful food and service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Simple fresh food. Good for gluten free diners. Typical american grilled dishes and brunch options. Free Valet parking. Great view of ocean. Decor is seventies seaside steakhouse, lots of wood walls and piano player in the background. Not bad but not extraordinary either.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Have been a customer for years and years and never disappointments .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was superb. Service was excellent. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

always is a great experience. Good food, Good service

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music, Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very good food & service with an outstanding ocean view. Prices are high, but somewhat reasonable for the oceanside setting. My family enjoyed the shrimp & crab fettuccine, calamari steak, and crab melt sandwich. I would definitely make the drive to Half Moon Bay to dine here again.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 18, 2017

A bit pricey, but we had a great view of sunset over the ocean and good food. Excellent bread pudding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Everything was very good except that they asked us if it was a special occasion and we told them that it was our 35th wedding anniversary on that day. Unfortunately they did absolutely nothing with that information. Not even a little "congrats" or small desert, etc.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food, great service, fantastic view, and you’d hope so, for the price. Great for a special occasion tho maybe not for every day

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The rack of lamb with aspargus was especially tasty this week at the Thursday special.
Only problem was that somehow, the next day, I got a reprimand that we were a no-show, which was not true. Don't know how hostess missed us. Our party of 4 was on time and well seated by the 7 p.m. reservation time.

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

FROM OUR WINDOW TABLE, Ocean view was fantastic... Sadly the sun was golden due to the smoke in the air from the Napa Fires ........ LUCY our waitress is always THE VERY BEST ...
MANNY'S FOOD has never been bad in all the years I've been lunching & dining at the Miramar .
Terry plays a never ending collection of great old standards in HIS OWN SPECIAL WAY , I could
listen to Him Play ALL NIGHT ... BUT I ALSO AM AWARE SOMEONE IS WAITING FOR OUR TABLE
to experience the same Dining , Music & Atmosphere. GREAT JOB MIRAMAR
Many Many Times repeat customer ...................Ron Fahy

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good food nice piano player great service
outdoor seating with fire pits and heat lamps
awesome view with ocean front

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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