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Clearman's North Woods Inn of La Mirada

4.0
4
184 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Come for juicy steaks, fresh seafood, enormous salads, and our signature cheese bread. Whether you are in the mood for a quiet dinner for two, want to bring the office for lunch, or celebrate your next family milestone, our restaurant is the place for memorable meals. The warm woodsy atmosphere is very unique and features stained glass, oil paintings, & period lamps. We are just minutes away with locations in L.A. and Orange County. Enjoy abundant lunches and dinners at all 3 locations.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (714) 994-4590

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Manager on Duty: (714) 994-4590

  • Neighborhood

    La Mirada

  • Cross street

    Valley View

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 184 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 0.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. YL

    YorbaLindaLady

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always excellent. Love both of their salads (letttuce with blue cheese & red cabbage). Can't get enough of the cheese bread. A fun place to go with friends. You can munch on peanuts and throw the shells on the floor. Our kids grew up going there and have fond memories.
  2. B

    Bananie

    Los Angeles

    155 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I just wish I lived closer so I could dine here more. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
  3. MP

    MrsPiggy555

    Los Angeles

    94 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2015

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Hostess, Erica, was amazing. We sat in the bar which was a mistake because our server was not very attentive. Seemed very routine. Food is always excellent & on point so we'll always come back! Please don't change anything.
  4. P

    Partyoffour

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We loved that we could get a reservation on " Open Table" first time we didn't have to wait !
  5. W

    Will

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2015

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Thought this place would be a great steakhouse based on the amount of cars we see there every weekend. Overall staff was courteous and friendly except our server. She never smiled, didn't explain the menu or food preparation and when. We asked how the ribs were prepared, she said sarcastically "In the oven." She obviously didn't want to be there and seemed to not know she was in the service field. Now for the food, seems overpriced for the quality. I would have expected higher quality than a country diner for my $35 meal. There were 3 of us in our party, each ordered steak, 2 medium rare one medium we'll, all 3 came rare. Very disappointed. Rather go to the Ranch in Anaheim and spend a few more dollars on my meal for better service and quality .
  6. C

    Curtilicious

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2015

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I hadn't eaten at a Northwoods Inn since Belmont Shore probably 15 years ago. We had a great experience before heading to the La Mirada Theater for a performance. We we definitely be back!
  7. R

    Retrocool1968

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best steakhouses in SoCal. All the food is great and professional service always. A must try.
  8. LT

    LoveThisShip

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Northwoods inn is always a treat. The steaks are amazing in every way imaginable. Plus, you get to eat all of the peanuts you can stomach.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Janine our waitress was on her JOB. She didn't skip a beat. Very friendly, remembers all of her orders and placed everything in front of the right person who had order it. We never had to ask for anything because she kept up with asking us first and bringing items that we wanted without having to ask. Impeccable service by Janine. We will definitely ask for her every time we come to Northwoods Inn
  10. p

    princess12toes

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 adults and 4 kids = wonderful dining experience. Thanks
  11. JD

    JDIII

    Orange County

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of a kind menu, with the best endless salad and cheese bread on the planet. Entrees are very well prepared and very "tasty"... Great service and bar.
  12. m

    miscony

    Orange County

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best ever garlic butter cheese bread..and 2 kinds of salad that compliment it perfectly!
  13. C

    Capndave

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    North Woods Inn is a more rustic Clearman's restaurant, (the other local one being the fine-dining Steak and Stein in Pico Rivera). That said the food is just as good and the service is timely without being intrusive. Reasonably priced wines to pair with wonderful steaks and of course the famous Clearman's Cheese Bread (can't get enough). Highly Recommended.
  14. S

    Scoop

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love, love, love Northwood's Inn. It is the go-to restaurant for special occasions. Go every year for my birthday and my husband's birthday. Since we live a distance away, that is about all we can do each year. If we were closer, we would be there more often. If you've never been, don't be afraid to try their cheese butter. Get extra and put on your steak! YUM!
  15. BJ

    BooyaJoe

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2015

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Been coming here for 20+ years. My steak was not how I asked it to be prepared. I asked for Medium Well and it came out Medium Rare. When it came back out, it was burned to a crisp (Well Done). Everything else was great, but unfortunately for the cost, the meat needs to be prepared correctly.
  16. DM

    DarrenM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2015

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    My partner and I were looking for a nice pre-show dinner before a show at the La Mirada theater. We made reservations for 2 were seated at a table for 8 in a family section. Server was borderline rude. Food was ok but on par with Outback or other chain steakhouses that charge 25% less. All in all a very awkward, mediocre dinner. We won't be back.
  17. OC

    OCMom

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Northwoods Inn is a classic family favorite. The ambience is a unique blend of hunting lodge and grandma's house. We all love being able to throw the peanut shells on the floor. The host and server were both great. The food is consistent. It is expensive for what it is - average, not-so-healthy American fare. But you are paying for the whole experience, and you always end up with enough leftovers for another entire meal.
  18. DG

    Dianeandthe2Girls

    Naples

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyable Family Reunion - we had relatives visit from Back East They were staying up in Santa Monica - we drove from San Diego Another relative drove from the valley.
  19. S

    Sammy

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food no doubt! A little on the expensive side, about $40 a person, for a weekly dinner spot but if your looking to treat yourself with some good steak (or shrimp for all those like myself who don't eat red meat).. This is the place to do it! Eat like a king without the dressing up in fancy clothes. Awesome.
  20. HT

    HaveTruckwillTravel

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable, been here several times. Currently decorated for the holidays. Multiple families there after Disneyland for a large meal. Salads exceptional and they come with each meal.
  21. c

    ciascunoilsuo

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a bad experience with the food or service but the wait times and front desk can be overwhelmed. If I want a steak and don't want to dress up, Clearman's fits the bill. The server was fast and attentive on a busy Saturday night. High regard for the bar and table waiting staff. I have seen the complaints on price but by the time I am done with peanuts, salad and cabbage, I have made it worth the trip. The menu is available on-line and the weights are listed so if you didn't want to pay the price you shouldn't be surprised. The baked potato needs a wheel barrow to carry out. It's a good time
  22. LD

    LuvDiningOut

    Los Angeles

    383 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    383 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2014

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We advised our waiter at the outset that we had only about 75 minutes as we were going to a play; he said that was fine and he'd be sure to expedite our order. The salads came out pretty quickly, but then started a long wait for our entrees. He stopped back twice saying they'd be out in "just a couple of minutes," then we didn't see him for 15 minutes. Finally, we had to cancel our order and leave without receiving our entrees. He claimed he'd been having trouble w/ the kitchen all night. He charged us for the bar tab. Totally rank service. Clearmans is obviously popular and my bad review won't make a dent in that, but they've lost my business for good.
  23. g

    goodvalue

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was very good and the service was acceptable. I would say though that when we told our waiter that we were getting tight for a theater date, he was very responsive. I think that prices are a little high as well. To me the ambiance is a little cold, but of course, its a log cabin. The drinks from the bar were noticeably weak.
  24. G

    Greentire

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    family group for anniversary celebration...every meal was good and service was good
  25. g

    gigi56

    Orange County

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We decided to go to a nice dinner in the middle of the week and we were not disappointed. We love the food at Northwoods Inn. It is a little pricey so we don't go there too often but we decided to treat ourselves. The steak and lobster was good as usual although we asked for our steak medium well and it came medium rare so we had to send it back. Also, our waiter was not as attentive as he could have been. But all in all it was a very nice dinner.
  26. a

    avfood

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2014

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    Very disappointed in the food. Have been to other Clearman's restaurants in the past and had very good food; however, at the La Mirada restaurant the food was not tasty, undercooked and portions were cold and small. Will not go back to this restaurant again.
  27. Y

    Yogafist

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    They now serve some really good craft beers. (Bottled). I have been dining here since it opened, and still love it.
  28. R

    Roadtrip84

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2014

    overall1food5service2ambience1
    I went for a nice dinner date on a Friday night at 8:00pm. We went with the intentions of having drinks and enjoying the environment. We were seated and everything went great until about a half hour into the dinner when a party of 15 came in with 5 kids that were totally unsupervised. The kids were yelling, running around the restaurant, smashing peanuts on the walls and jumping on the shells on the floors. The restaurant made no attempt to consider the rest of the patrons, just cater toward the other party. Once the other party showed up, all attention was removed from our table and moved. We sat for about an hour trying to talk and endure but we were ignored by wait staff and it was so loud from kids yelling, we couldn't even talk
  29. KH

    KimberleyH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had 8 people for a luncheon. The food was great.. and the service was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meal.
  30. BB

    BigmanBacchus48

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    The steaks were great. The bread and the two salads go great together. It is not a place were ties are needed but if you want a great steak with family this is the place.
  31. l

    loretta88

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I have been going to Clearman's for years, especially Steak and Stein. I love the food, especially the cheese bread.
  32. O

    Oldwrangler

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife an sister in law, havent seen their couisn for almost 50 years. Thy wanted a great place to go an have a wonderful dinner,for everyone to remember. Great food an friends,would recommend Northwoods Inn any day of the week. Ade reservation on opentable for 7pm,an 7pm we were setted.
  33. J

    Jokoolcat

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Clearman's offers large servings on the entire menu. Their famous garlic cheese bread is melt in your mouth delicious! The two salad offering is also pleasing as both compliment each other. The assorted seafood platter was cooked to perfection…stunning in every way. Baby Back Ribs…a Friday dinner special…boasted a full, hang over the edge of the dinner platter, rack…smothered in tasty sauce, accompanied by a huge baked potato and rice pilaf.
  34. BA

    BootsAndLD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2014

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Unique, rustic and interesting place that appears to be a local favorite. Main dining room is large, and feels very impersonal. The tables are close and there is no separation between groups, which makes it very loud...should it be a bunch of men drinking or a birthday party you are not really a part of. Food was ok. But more expensive than I would have thought and certainly for what we got. It amazed me that an expensive meal came with a gigantic baked potato and a huge serving of rice but not a vegetable in site. Talk about carb overload. Greens please. Ooh, there was the salad, if you could find it under the weight of the ranch/blue cheese dressing.
  35. S

    Sullyfish

    Las Vegas

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2014

    overall5food5service3ambience2
    Excellent food. The salads and garlic bread were fantastic. The steaks were cooked perfect. The decor is okay, however, that along with the servers uniforms give it a tourist feel. Like your eating at a restaurant inside a theme park. The feel and decor could be so much better. The food, however, was excellent. Will definitely return. Not for a romantic dinner, but just when we want a good steak.
  36. J

    Jasperluver

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Although the food and service were "good" and the ambiance "fair", the menu is very limited, and is a bit pricey for dinner. It is so dimly lit it makes reading the sandwich-board-type menu (only one) on the table difficult to read. As "okay" as it was, I doubt we will be returning. The space is very large and open, and probably perfect for groups and children; 3 of us were seated at a table for 8 and felt "lost". The lunch menu is probably the better value and still limited.
  37. D

    Dougo

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything ,the steak was cooked the way we liked , every one got the food at the same time, can't WAITE until we go back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went there for the first time and loved it. Want to go back everyday!
  39. MD

    MarkD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2014

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Been here many times. Our company often uses this restaurant as a special occasion dining location. This trip was a nice gesture for those of us not transitioning on with the new parent organization. Sad reason for going..but still a nice experience. As good as it was going to get.
  40. d

    dinnerwinner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2014

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Service was good. Salad was unusual, and good. My girlfriend's fish was cut in the wrong direction, which made it hard to eat My filet was a bit dry and had some gristle

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Clearman's North Woods Inn of La Mirada is rated 4 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Valley View

  • Neighborhood

    La Mirada

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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