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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
3
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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

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (115)
Waterfront (91)
Worth the Drive (74)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (59)
Special Occasion (59)
Casual (58)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Good for a Date (48)
Great for Lunch (48)
Sunday Lunch (43)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Live Music (42)
Romantic (41)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Bar Seating (31)
Fun (28)
Great for Brunch (27)
Good for Groups (24)
Cozy (23)
Disabled Access (22)
Local Ingredients (21)
Comfort Food (17)
People Watching (17)
Authentic (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Kid-friendly (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Business Meals (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Healthy (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great Beer (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Live Sports (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Don’t go! This restaurant has an A+ view of ocean.....but a D- for food, service and noise level. Very disappointing. If you want casual and a fish dinner and a view... go to Sam’s Chowder House. It’s a thousand times better.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent NY Steak! Calamari is best on the coast. Excellent service.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Unfortunately, this was one of the worst restaurant experiences I've had in a very long time. It was like a day at the circus! The inept valet staff, the waitress with the rolling eyes, the hair in appetizer and the fatty, inedible ahi and, to top it off, the rude manager. The Miramar has been our go-to spot on the coast, but not any more!

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent view, Excellent food, Excellent service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, People Watching, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The one problem is getting there since the roads to Half Moon Bat at weekends are clogged and typically add close to an hour to travel times

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The restaurant is always busy reservations are almost a must for dining at dinner time haven't tried brunch yet looking forward to it

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food and wonderful service. Will be sure to visit again!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

LUCY is OUR FAVORITE WAITRESS , LAST THURSDAY
PRIME RIB NITE GOT TOO NOISY ! ... SO BAD THAT
THAT WE COULD HARDLY HEAR TERRY THE GREAT
PIANIST & WE WERE ONLY ABOUT 45 or 50 FEET
FROM THE PIANO.................. FOOD EXCELLENT
HOUSE WINE ( RUTHERFORD MERLOT) GREAT

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always our coastside favorite!! First choice every time.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Live Music, Casual, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

It is always a pleasurable experience at the Miramar Beach Restaurant. The food is quality, the service is class, the piano player delightful, the bartender is a Master and the views are plentiful.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, People Watching, Romantic, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 25, 2017

This restaurant was a fun fine. The view was spectacular. The restaurant was busy and very
lively. Our server was friendly and fun. The food came in a timely manner. The food was very good. There was a nice variety for the four of us. The place also has great history.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The view was very nice and the service was great. The food just wasn't quite there, though the desserts were pretty good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

My husband and I have been dining at the Miramar Beach restaurant for the past 37 years-several times each year. Each and every time our experience is wonderful and hope we can continue for the next 37 years!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Live Music, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The food and service received during our latest visit (9/24/2017) was outstanding as usual. Our only complaint is that the restaurant (we dined inside) was extremely warm -- actually down right uncomfortable at times. Other than that it was great!

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Birthday event. Ambiance and view perfect

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Haven't been here in a awhile but it's not as good as I remembered. Server didn't seem to care if we were there or not. This was exemplified by his display of annoyance when we asked to have a dirty knife and a dirty soup cup replaced. He was not very attentive with refilling of drinks and botched the service by bringing all the food out at once instead of appetizers and soup first. Furthermore, he had several displays of uncleanliness when he used his hands and arms to wipe sweat from his brow. View was great and we sat next to the window. Food was average other than the seafood chowder. Lobster roll was slightly cheaper than Sam's Chowder House, but significantly smaller than Sam's. Restaurant failed to acknowledge why were there which was for my mom and daughter's bday. Thought we would try something different since we always go to Sam's, which is where we will be going back to next time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Juan was great. Best sunset we've seen in a long time. Food was excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We took my 86-year-old dad and 90-year-old uncle out for the day, which included at stop at Miramar for lunch. The weather was absolutely perfect, so the view from our window seat was spectacular. Our waiter, Matt, was very friendly, as was all of the staff. The food was decent -- better than I expected but hardly memorable. I had shrimp scampi, which was garlicky and not overcooked (so often the case). My dad had halibut, which was an unusually thin portion but also large. It was better than ok. My husband had fish & chips and my uncle had pasta with scallops and shrimp. Both of those were just fair. But when you can eat while enjoying a good IPA or glass of wine (decent lists for both) and watch windsurfers and surfers glide over sparkling water, it almost doesn't matter.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Really disappointed in quality of food. Made specific arrangements fir a surprise birthday but front desk had a difficult time understanding

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The Miramar Beach Restaurant is one of our favorite coastal restaurants. We enjoy the excellent food, service, ambiance, and music! We love that there is a Locals night! We often run into old friends there. Our dinners were cooked to perfection: roasted rack of lamb served with mashed potatoes and a Cabernet reduction. The spinach salad there has been a favorite for many years! The dessert, cheesecake, was smooth, served with a raspberry glaze without being too sweet. The graham cracker crust was delicious! We are happy to recommend this neighborhood gen!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Miramar is truly a classy restaurant where you and your spouse or partner can enjoy good food and experience the breathtaking views of Half Moon Bay. We live over 70 miles away and never regret it. The food is good quality, it’s a nice ambiance and we enjoy the fact that there’s a pianist playing live in the background.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This restaurant is in a great location, right on the ocean. We got a window seat with the beach and ocean view. The menu has a lot of variety, seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta. The Parmesan artichokes cakes for appetizers were crunchy and tasty. The service was great, we were seated promptly at our reserved time. Our waiter was friendly and helpful with the menu and the offered us some history on the restaurant. Overall it is a casual style restaurant, but you could dress up and come here too.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual, Live Music, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My main complaint was seating. I requested a front view of ocean seat and our location was not as requested. Food was good. Live piano music was a little loud and unfortunately police and EMT were obstructing the view which was not the restaurants fault. This was the best meal we had in Half Moon Bay.

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Music, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We had gone to the Miramar many times before and always enjoyed good food and good service BUT NOT THIS TIME.

Our waitress seem more concerned with every table except ours. She served meals to others who came after us first. Even though we had less in our party. We had to repeteadly ask for refills on drinks and bread and the status of our order . Our salads and appetizers came very slowly and finally our main course took an hour and a half to get served. The steak and lobster we ordered came with steak cubes Instead of steaks. Supposedly the kitchen ran out of steaks due to the hour and a half to get out of meals served to us. The drawn butter had already started to lose its clarity by the time the food got to our table, a sure sign the food has been sitting around for a while. This is the second time we have had this waitress so obviously this is her usual mode of operation. We let the first time slide figuring it was a bad day for her but twice with the same result sends up a red flag .

Overall, the food was average and the service was horrible this time around.

We will probably still return but request a different server like the ones we had before instead of this particular waitress if we get seated in your area which is the far right corner from the front entrance of the restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Cesar added to the usual experience by his sensitive attention - did not rush us but was "always there" when needed. We have never had a bad experience at Miramar, this was as good as ever.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

This is a view you can't beat - and the service is excellent. Some of the food quite good - some a bit average but you go for the view, the great service (at least at lunch have not been for dinner in a while) and watch the whales at play. I go here for business lunches and love it.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great food & view but restaurant very warm! No A/C I guess?

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Good food and service but the piano music overwhelms the place. Very difficult to carry on a conversation without raising your voice, which everyone has to, making the restaurant a very noisy place on the nights they have a piano player. The music should be in the background, not overwhelm.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 6, 2017

A very disappointing lunch. Artichoke cakes we're gummy. Crab cakes most ordinary, wouldn't order again. Clam chowder was good. View was outstanding, ocean waves almost close enough to touch. Great photos on the walls of how it "used to be."

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Had dinner which was good, breakfast the next morning was very good, the fresh croissants were the best I've ever eaten so I got a couple to go for the road!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Our waitress was wonderful, very attentive but not hovering & very friendly. Loved the pianist & people & dog watching out our window as we enjoyed our lunch.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food is very average. Paella is more like seafood soup with a lot of overcooked white meat chicken. Squid is chicken fried but soggy. Kids meals are Kraft Mac and Cheese from a box.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

This was our 40 anniversary. After I reserved the table through OpenTable, I called the restaurant and let them know that it is our 40th anniversary and would appreciate a table by the window. They said they would do their best to accommodate us. When we arrived at the restaurant, I explained that it is our 40 anniversary and would like to get a table by the window. The receptionist was very cold and rude and said we have to wait an hour if we want a table by the window. They put us a table next to dishes and cash register. Yet there were two tables that were available by the windows. I asked why we could not get one of them, the person who sat us down said there are reserved. We then ordered our drinks. My husband cocktail came in reasonable time, but it took 10 minutes to get my red glass of wine. I would never visit or recommend this restaurant. Terrible experience!!!

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our reservation got canceld due to plumbing problems at the resturant....

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I reserved a table for 6pm on 9/2. We arrived to be told the restaurant is closed. Mind you there was traffic on the way there. We left at 5pm and arrived at exactly 6pm. No call to say hey we shut down the restaurant, here's a gift card for your trouble or suggestions on where else to grab dinner.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Plumbing was backed up so they were not seating anyone. We ate elsewhere.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great service from Matthew which made the experience so much more pleasant. Food was good and view was beautiful.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Visited on the hottest day of the year! 9-2-2017 Asked for for window seat @ 11:30 got it!! Waiter was the best...gave us suggestions from the menu...artichoke cakes were the bomb!! We ended up staying until 5 pm because of the heat wave! Only downfall was the bathrooms went out of order...had to hike up a block for public bathrooms...ugh.
Service and food was wonderful!!! Will be coming back ! Btw Louie's combo shrimp and crab salad is the best!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Waterfront, Live Sports, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

As always...excellent!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Hands down, our coast side favorite and first choice for dining!

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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