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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA

Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

4.7
4.7
6606 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Pacific Coast Grill's oceanfront venue features unique Pacific Coastal cuisine, an oyster bar, select sushi rolls, and a plethora of seafood choices, delicious steaks and more! There are two levels of dining at the new PCG with every dining seat in the house carefully planned to have an ocean view. There are bars on both levels and a heated outdoor patio and a deck with one of the best views of the Pacific Ocean and the line up at Cardiff Reef. You can watch surfers, kite surfers, dolphins, whales and spectacular sunsets from throughout the restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 479-0721

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Israel "Izzy" Balderas

  • Private party facilities

    Party for 2 or 200 on the beach? Pacific Coast Grill has multiple options for your group. We have a private room that seats (12), upstairs patio that seats (46), downstairs patio that seats (30) or buy out the entire upstairs or downstairs. *Please note, due to Covid-19, we are not accepting groups over 10 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Bennett: (858) 481-8040

  • Neighborhood

    Cardiff By The Sea

  • Parking details

    We offer valet for $6

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,606 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

    Most Booked

  • North San Diego

    Best Ambiance

  • North San Diego

    Scenic View

  • North San Diego

    Most Booked

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  1. l

    lnicho

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful view and location. Food was really delicious and staff were all very friendly.
  2. DB

    DanielB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pacific Coast Grill honored all of my request. I wanted and outside table and when I arrived they had one ready. Service by all was exceptional. The food and portions were stellar. Job well done by PCG. Thank you all.
  3. GT

    GrubeTuesday

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I ate here for the first time for our anniversary and we were blown away. The hot and cold appetizers were delicious and our entrees were some of the best tasting dishes we have had anywhere. There was a large selection to choose from. The view was amazing and the service was outstanding. We highly recommend anyone visiting to enjoy what this place has to offer
  4. SR

    SharonR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steve, our server was awesome! He was the most attentive server we’ve ever had The food was delicious!! Best ribeye ever and perfectly cooked lobster
  5. DK

    DennisK

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite places when we visit san diego! Great service great food and an incredible view
  7. a

    amym

    Nashville

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very loud table of females upstairs. Sound is held in by plexiglass. Much quieter to be outside.
  8. DP

    DeniseP

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We sat upstairs to celebrate a friend's birthday and had a fabulous ocean view, The room was VerY noisy and it was hard to heartache other. Our server, Jenna, was FABULOUS. So professional, helpful, efficient and just made us feel very welcome and cared for. The food was delicious, and they were very accommodating of our food preferences, i.e. no gluten, cheese, side substitutions. I had the short ribs--very tender but a bit dry. My friend's filet was delicious. The delicious fries are a must starter, and we enjoyed the pear-beet salad--as well as the yummy cocktails.
  9. R

    Rich

    Phoenix

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Have enjoyed a meal at this restaurant several times, both lunch and dinner. Never been disappointed with food, presentation or the service. Drinks as well were excellent. Casual atmosphere yet a very chic environment. You will not go wrong! Enjoy…..
  10. TB

    TimB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely evening with an excellent table and view and, as always, terrific food
  11. GC

    GaryC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view hostess and waitress were great. Food was good overall I will go back
  12. BW

    BeckyW

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The setting is superb! The food was good and the lunch menu a good value making for a lovely summer lunchtime with guests.
  13. LS

    LindyS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location for desert living friends. They thought it was awesome !
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    The food was really really bad The views were amazing Service was okay
  15. SO

    SteveO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good however, my seared Ahi had so many ligaments running thru it I couldn’t eat it. More connective tissue than fish. When I informed the waitress she seemed to not have a care, as if it wasn’t hers so why should she care? I wasn’t offered a new one just here response “oh I’m sorry”…and she walked away. $350 for just 3 of us - It would have been great to eat my dish. I live in Cardiff. Service has been hit or miss. I may not refer or return. It’s too bad.
  16. JB

    JeffB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pacific Coast Grill is outstanding - thoroughly enjoy the food, location & ambiance. One of my favorite restaurants!
  17. j

    jdh2

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic seafood just above the beach - loved it.
  18. CR

    ChadR

    Portland

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time at the restaurant. The service from Adam was next level. He did all of the little things that really matter. One example when I ordered an iced tea w/ sweetener, he asked what color? I’ve never been asked this before. He was knowledgeable about the full menu, making great recommendations. We sat outside on a covered patio with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop. Everything we ordered was great… apps, salads, mains, and dessert (tempura-fried banana split), it’s a must! I can’t recommend this restaurant enough, you will love it.
  19. JD

    JoeD

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The dining experience was fine, however, we got notified by email that we didn’t show up for dinner which is not true. We were seated upstairs at 4:30 and left at 6:20. The bill was approximately $175 and $100 was paid by gift card. Reservation was under Joe De Maria. Any questions call me at 760-214-7705 Joe De Maria
  20. SV

    SuzanneV

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Although the plates were hot the food was cold. We still had a wonderful evening.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were both delicious. Had a perfect table outside so we could look at the beach. Our waiter, Peter, was great. Overall great time!
  22. NB

    NadoBob

    San Diego

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We drive all the way from Coronado to eat at this restaurant. It’s probably the best restaurant on the West Coast or if not San Diego County. The food, ambience, presentation and service is all exceptional. Usually we have the Seabass, but this time we tried something different. My wife had the mahi-mahi tacos, which she raved about, and I had the fillet mignon sliders. All of the food was great, and the portions were perfect for us who are seniors. Finally I want to mention the cocktails. I had a vodka martini which was near perfect, and my wife had an old fashion with bullet. Make sure to make a reservation on open table because you can become crowded and you don’t want to wait in line to be called.
  23. M

    Mary

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff; good food ; nice outdoor patio. They had a nice variety of food options, including a vegetarian menu.
  24. RK

    RKSanDiego

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Moonlight roll is outstanding. At $25 it seems like a big price, but the roll itself is huge and a meal in itself.
  25. NM

    NMFoodRev

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Ordered seared sea bass - it was cooked through, not seared. 2 orders of seafood paella - lobster was over cooked. Otherwise meals were tasty. We didn’t send back because they told us the kitchen was closed and by the time we were sat we were so hungry we didn’t care. Staff was unfriendly to put it mildly. Between 3 hostesses, one waiter and 2 food runners, not a smile much less any friendly banter. We were there for our 34th anniversary and said so in reservation (and upon arrival) but not a mention at table service. We appreciated the gluten free menu, which is why we went there, but wouldn’t return due to extremely poor service by all staff encountered. Too bad because the beachside location is prime!
  26. LM

    LisaM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dinner on the patio. Sea bass was exceptional!
  27. JW

    JanisW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and sat outside just before sunset. It was perfect. Great service and the food was delicious. We had the filet mignon which was tender and just right. Our waiter was so friendly and attentive. We couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience.
  28. DH

    DeniseH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Of course the view is spectacular, esp at sunset. We sat on the upstairs patio and it was perfect. Our server was very attentive. We both ordered the halibut with scampi and it was ok. Not as flavorful as I would have liked but satisfying. Maybe go with the sea bass next time. Received a complimentary whipped cheesecake for birthday and it was delicious. With a bottle of wine and a tequila for each, our bill was under $300 with tip. A special event kind of place. And may I add, those parking valets were working their butts off! 😊
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great day for a lunch with the family on the beach!
  30. AF

    AngelaF

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My party arrived earlier than my scheduled reservation. I let them know about the change so I did not miss this reservation at Pacific Coast Grill! Thank you, Angela
  31. TK

    TomK

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is a great seafood restaurant. Don't miss the sushi rolls and calamari appetizers. The salmon and halibut entrees are winners. It's a little noisy inside so go for the patio if it's available.
  32. NJ

    NJJS

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks are excellent, just very pricey.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10… from food to service to setting, it was perfect!
  34. SD

    SteveD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Over priced for can food. Pasta was disgusting., salmon sashimi was old. Steak we ordered medium and it came well done
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 50th wedding anniversary celebration.
  36. MH

    MartinH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I really hate leaving these, but I feel that I must. Maybe my wife and I were celebrating our birthdays on an off day for the restaurant, but this place sure didn't turn out to be what it seemed online. So many things were off; the food was really bland from start to desert, the service was friendly-but slow/inattentive, the view of the ocean was obstructed by a retractable plastic screen (until we had to ask for it to be retracted), the valet drivers were crude and foul-mouthed at the front door, and it was excessively hot with the plastic shade drawn (like being in a greenhouse under a magnifying glass). I've had worse experiences, but I won't be celebrating any future special occasions here. I believe this restaurant has so much potential, but I think it's probably time for the management to pay closer attention to their operations.
  37. VO

    VivianO

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The table that was given to us was great the server was very sweet and very good
  38. CG

    CrosswordGirl

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always!
  39. J

    Jchall

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a perfect view of the sunset and then a fabulous meal. As always, the crab guacamole is perfect. We followed that with the Cocunut Mahi Mahi and the local Seabass. All of the fish dishes are outstanding here!
  40. JV

    JohnV

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff using the Order Online button. Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 479-0721.

Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff is rated 4.7 stars by 6606 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

2526 South Coast Hwy, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cardiff By The Sea

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer valet for $6

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Israel "Izzy" Balderas

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 479-0721

  • Private party facilities

    Party for 2 or 200 on the beach? Pacific Coast Grill has multiple options for your group. We have a private room that seats (12), upstairs patio that seats (46), downstairs patio that seats (30) or buy out the entire upstairs or downstairs. *Please note, due to Covid-19, we are not accepting groups over 10 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Bennett: (858) 481-8040

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