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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

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (102)
Waterfront (83)
Worth the Drive (64)
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Special Occasion (58)
Great for Outdoor Dining (52)
Good for a Date (51)
Casual (50)
Live Music (46)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Great for Lunch (42)
Romantic (41)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Bar Seating (32)
Good for Groups (27)
Fun (25)
Great for Brunch (24)
Cozy (24)
Local Ingredients (24)
Comfort Food (19)
Disabled Access (19)
People Watching (17)
Authentic (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Business Meals (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great Beer (6)
Healthy (6)
Live Sports (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Always our FIRST CHOICE when dining out on the Coastside.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Scenic View, Disabled Access
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My Prime Rib "End Cut" was par excelance AS USUAL ! Great Caesar Salad , My wife said Her Bowl of Clam Chowder was Delicious , Pie Ala,mode vunderbar , Had our favorite wait person
Lucy & a Window Table......... Terry tinkled the Ivories like only He can , mixed Beetles Medleys
with Happy Birthday to someone , with Andrew Lloyd Weber , GREAT DINNER & not too loud
volume just right , Chef Manny always turns out a great meal ..................................................

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great service and friendly atmosphere. Appreciate the authentic Decor and style.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

I was very disappointed in the dinner selection. They did not offer any veggie meals; No, gluten free meals; No, vegan meals. Very disappointed !!!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent service and good food. Beautiful view of the water and great place to see the sunset

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great spot! We came here before our sons football playoff game and loved it! Great ocean views, great atmosphere and the piano player was really good too (and not too loud so we could still chat over dinner!)

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was fine, not exceptional, but still good. The service was the same, but also very friendly. Ate out on the deck which as a great view of the water. Casual and relaxed and comfortable dining experience which was perfect for catching up with friends and getting away to the coast. Ate there at noon on a Friday and was disappointed that they do not serve breakfast. They do have brunch on Sunday's. The crab cakes were a good consolation. All in all I would recommend to friends looking to dine by the coast.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very good food. Great views of ocean. Fast and friendly service. Beautiful architecture of restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great location and view of ocean. Pity the main course did not come as requested.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Yosemite)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Shrimp scallop angel hair was tasty. NY strip was under cooked and had to be sent back. It was tasty but tough. Cocktails were great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a little noisy, but food and service are good. I’m sure the guy on the piano is fed up of playing happy birthday though!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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