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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (90)
Waterfront (81)
Worth the Drive (59)
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Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (49)
Casual (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (46)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Romantic (43)
Live Music (42)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Great for Lunch (35)
Sunday Lunch (35)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Bar Seating (33)
Cozy (29)
Great for Brunch (27)
Fun (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Disabled Access (21)
Happy Hour (19)
People Watching (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Authentic (15)
Kid-friendly (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Business Meals (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Hot Spot (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Live Sports (6)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Simply wonderful -
Sunday brunch - no matter what weather or waves out there - is simply always a special treat. Love going there with friends, who appreciate the setting, the food and great service. We often celebrate just being there.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Casual, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great from the greeting to the desert

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·Dined 6 days ago

This place has a great ocean front location and fine outdoor seating facilities. The clam chouder suffered from too many potatoes, not enough clams, celery, or clam juice, and pastey consistency. Food was OK, but lacked spark. Clams tasted fresh. Price might have been justified by ambience, but not the food.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Casual
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great location on the ocean. Food is consistently good as well as the service.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always enjoy coming to Miramar restaurant, various choices of appetizers, entrees, etc. the service is all about pleasing the customer. Can’t wait to return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Live Sports, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great place great food highly recommended been there many times love it

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food, great location and great service! My wife had the sole and I had the special for the night (lamb chops); both were absolutely delicious. They have a diverse menu with so many choices. I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great menu selections, but you can't beat the Thursday night 3-course specials for $19.95!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Unfortunately, our food was not good. I got sick later that day. I wanted a vegan entree, or at least a vegetarian entree which surprisingly, they did not have on the menu. So I opted for the Baby Artichoke Cakes. They were very oily and started feeling sick shortly after our luncheon.
This restaurant is right on the ocean and has great views, it's a shame they don't offer other choices for their entrees besides fish and meat. My choice was an appetizer since everything else had some sort of fish or meat in it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Everything from the valet service, to the friendly and accommodating waiter, perfectly grilled salmon, to the amazing views was the best way to start off the new year!!

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Healthy, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Casual, People Watching, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great views to match the great service. I was a bit bummed that brunch wasn’t offered on New Years Day, but the lunch had plenty of good options.

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Never Go Wrong with The Miramar!

This is one of our go-to places for special times like birthdays, Valentines, heck, even Ground Hog Day! It's nice but not TOO fancy, and has a comfy feel that instantly makes you feel right at home. There's a really good pianist at times, ocean side seating (ask for it when you make a reservation) and a very pleasant outdoor dining area for when the weather's good. Other than the Ritz Carleton (five miles south), this is by far our favorite oceanside spot, and way less expensive than the Ritz. Definitely worth a try if you've never been there before and are looking for a great ocean side spot with a super view and solid food, ambiance, and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Live Music, Casual, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, People Watching, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fantastic :)

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a wonderfully romantic dinner with great food and spirits. Breath taking views of the ocean, wonderful ambiance and live piano music. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Warm and friendly place with tons of ambience and character.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Live Music, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Hostess was not friendly. Several large tables open at 1:30, yet first available table was 7:30pm. Went outside and booked on Open Table for 3:15. They sat us early at 2:00pm.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good overall experience. Service is always good. The ocean view is beautiful and restful. Great deserts. Many great dishes. Chicken piccata and crab melt excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Beautiful view, but food was amazingly average , closer to disappointing. My salmon was cooked perfectly, but the mashed potatoes were terrible, obviously scooped out of a pot that they for got to heat thoroughly. Green beans squeaked. Gross. Caesar salad was covered in something closer to buttermilk dressing than ceasar. My date got pasta and it was a very bland Alfredo with a small amount of seafood. Overall, mediocre. Won't return

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Birthday serve was very good and friendly

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our favorite restaurants if the occasion is celebratory. Kent

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Best restaurant on the Coast!! Just had the shrimp and scallops with angel hair pasta. TO DIE FOR!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant for anything. Outside of our waiter Claudio and the view, the experience was terrible. The drinks were not good (my husband ordered a margarita that had no flavor) the green beans with his steak were overcooked and my shrimp scampi was lack luster. It was a complete fail.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very good food & service with an awesome beach & ocean view. The crab cakes, crab melt, chicken Caesar salad, and salmon sandwich were all delicious. Prices are a bit high, but the overall experience makes the price well worth it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was an Open Table Christmas Eve dinner reservation for 3 pm. It was not indicated anywhere that 3pm was the very last res time and that they were closing then. The Valet, the Bartender, and the Wait Staff all asked with a degree of irritation if we had a res and some just said they were closed. The Hostess was very nice however. Upon trying to enjoy our holiday dinner, everyone was rather pushy about us finishing up and leaving so they could go home. Understandable on a holiday, but not the way to treat customers. Service is usually very good, but was marginal on this occasion. Put a bit of a downer on this special meal.

Tags: Quick Bite, Romantic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Claudio was fantastic! When we come back we will request him. Dinner was tasty too!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The restaurant was very busy, but our reservation was honored on time. The food and wervice were very good. It was noisy with conversation and piano music (well played).

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent ambiance! My favorite coast side restaurant. Food is very good. Highly recommend it!

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We love Miramar restaurant. Terry, the pianist, is great. The view is awesome and everybody’s friendly.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Love to bring our out-of-town guests to the MIRAMAR. We ( and they! ) are never disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Waterfront, Live Music, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food and service were wonderful as always! Points off for noice as a very loud part of about 25 were seated on our side of the room even though the other side was pretty empty. It made it very hard for us and other diners on our side of the room to talk during the last part of our meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was very tasting, presented still warm. Very moist. An Aloli sauce might have been a nice added feature for the crab cakes, but they were good also with out it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

GREAT CRAB BISQUE !! GREAT CRAB CAKES !! MANNY'S RISOTTO TO DIE FOR !! GREAT HOUSE CHARDONNAY !! WONDERFUL TIRAMISU !! BEAUTIFUL VIEW TABLE !! LUCY IS THE VERY BEST WAITPERSON !! TERRY MIXED XMAS STANDARDS WITH GREAT JAZZ PIANO , IT'S HARD TO BEAT SUCH A MEAL & ATMOSPHRERE FOR TWICE THE PRICE.... + Free Valet Parking

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

We were there for a late dinner to celebrate our one year anniversary. We sat on the patio where we could see and hear the ocean. The ambience was perfect. My filet mignon was cooked exactly as ordered, super tender and delicious. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his peppered steak too. The vegetables were great, still a little crisp, not mushy. The drinks were on the strong side, but no complaints about that. We would definitely go back if we're in the area.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Had a great dinner on 12/10. Service was wonderful. Food was good. Wine and drinks did not disappoint. Very festive atmosphere! Window seat overlooking the ocean!!!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great location and very good food. The prices were very reasonable. I will go back

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The Miramar's Thursday evening specials are always very good. Tonight's crab ciopoino was exceptional in quality and quantity, especially the broth. We always enjoy dining at Miramar accompanied by the music of Terry Disley.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is our go to restaurant which is about an hour drive from our home.
We celebrate all our special occasions here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Great Beer, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a great time! Loved our table and the food was great. Prompt service.

Tags: Waterfront, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Late-night Find, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Live Music, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I love Miramar -- the setting is perfect with a view of the Pacific from practically every table in the place. The food is very good, and the service is always attentive, but never hovering. My friends had never been there before, and exclaimed after we left, "how come I never knew about this wonderful place before?"

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very nice views and good food and drinks.

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