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The Clubhouse Grill and Club M | Fairmont Grand Del Mar

4.3
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147 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
The Clubhouse Grill is your place for a pre-round pick-me-up, laidback lunch or late-night craving. Watch the action at the 18th hole over smoothies and breakfast staples expertly executed. The menu includes Baja classics, burgers and sandwiches, calamari, ahi tuna poke, smoked wings and more. Happy hour is especially popular for local craft beer and specialty cocktails over small-plate Southern California-inspired tapas.

Experience live acoustic sets by local musicians on the patio every Friday night, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

WEEKEND RESERVATIONS
Online reservations after 8:00 pm on Saturday are assumed to be for dinner service only and guests will be held responsible for a food and beverage minimum of $35.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 147 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very pedestrian. Great service and views. Lousy food

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vipBusinessDiner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Poor service for a restaurant at this level. Medieval knights decor overbearing. Ok food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Lugar viejo, mala comida, servicio muy lento, nada que ver con Fairmont

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JimR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got there at 7:15 and there was no one there. The food was good. It was actually good for us since we could talk more easily. The crowd picked up around 9:30. Got a first kiss on the dance floor! It was an awesome night.

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vipJimD
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Brunch on Sunday. Service was pretty slow. Food was not as good as we had hoped it would be for Brunch.

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Simo
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Ate at the Grill while waiting for the Club to open. The waiter was kind and helpful but seemed out of place in that job position. Very few people in the restaurant at the time, yet there was debris on the floor that was easily noticeable and not being picked up by staff. When we entered the Club (with numerous small tables available), we were told there was a $35 minimum (not sure if that was per person or per table) and there was no place to sit inside where there wasn't a minimum. When asked if our dinner could be applied toward the minimum, they said no. We weren't even sure if we were going to enjoy the band and didn't want to commit to drinking the minimum amount. This use to be a fun place to go dancing, but not with those two policies. We won't be going again.

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vipRayP
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food is ok but service is very uneven. When we went they were in process of transitioning from restaurant to club. Manager denied our request to be seated at a particular table. Then immediately sat 5 women added that had come in sfter us. Not a Grand experience.

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vipLupeS
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Poke here is awesome. Fresh and well prepared. My fav lunch. The views on to the golf course are an added bonus with the sounds of waterfalls. Just serene!

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vipSaraBethD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service with a smile! And a wonderful meal

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CandaceG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Small plates food, was not great, the calamari was just crumbs and mostly batter, chicken wings were very tough. Service was kind of slow, they only had 3 waitresses it seemed who were working. Liquid Blue band in the past has been great, playing top 40, but the night we visited it was mostly music from the 60's-70's which happened to be the audience that was predominantly there, most were probably in their 60's. Around 11pm when the DJ started with better music, is when the younger crowd (30's-40's) came. From 11pm on we had a great time dancing.

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vipPriscillaA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The tortilla soup was overly spicy and the ceviche was over powered with lime/vinegar taste. I was very disappointed with the food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an awesome time! The live music was great and there’s plenty of room to dance. Don’t make a reservation in the Club section hoping to have much conversation though—it’s suuuper loud!

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vipKate
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was low quality, cigarette burns in booths, coffee served completely cold and not noted by server. Menu outrageously priced. We are happy to pay for food and beverages that are respected, however this food was treated very similarly to fast food.

Despite that the grill was empty, we had to get up to “find” our server to process the check so we could leave to unfortunately go find another restaurant.

Very sad to have to report this as we frequent Amaya and Addison and had a higher level of expectation even though this outlet is situated off the golf course. Will not return.

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Lulu100
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Celebrated Thanksgiving at the restaurant disappointed in the service they seemed very short of staff, however we did find a waiter who was very helpful but who wasn't assigned to our table. Thanks to him we are willing to go back for another meal.

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NatalieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Thanksgiving lunch buffet was a disappointment. The quality of the food was not worth the $68/person. Did not have the shrimp and crab claws that were advertised on the menu. Other seafood selections were not fresh and up to par. Turkey and ham were ok. Dessert had no flavor. Coffee was bitter and cold. The only thing we enjoyed was probably the tator tots from the kid’s table selection.

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BrentE
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue to go dancing and listen to some of our local bands.. $10 valet parking but reserve a table and get great service

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vipMitchT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had the restaurant all to ourselves. we were celebrating our anniversary. our server allowed us to sample the wine and the beer before making our choices which we appreciated. we had stellar service. The meal was excellent we each ordered a steak for the entrée and they were both cooked to perfection.
we wished we had found it sooner as it would be great for lunch or happy hour.

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MitchellW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic choice for my wife’s birthday. Great food and great service.

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MarkM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience5

The food was not cooked all the way through- waited a while to get the check.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great upscale yet casual food, especially for a golf club. Staff was very friendly and outdoor seating was very nice.

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Beno851
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

If you like quiet, resort ambiance, it doesn't get any better. The patio is very well laid out and provides plenty of privacy dinning options. View is great as well. Food and service were both above average.

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AnlinS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Inadequate service after we placed our order. The server disappeared for nearly 30 minutes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Mother’s Day brunch. The eggs benedict were incredible. We will be back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous staff, great food! Perfect for a casual dinner after a long day of travel.

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foodandwinefan
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food wait was longer than expected and our server did not seem to know about the kids meal program (50% off an entree). Still decent brunch for our son’s birthday

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Katherine
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as usual, especially for Easter :)

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vipRedtag
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Music was terrible for Easter Sunday morning.

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vipYasS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We will never go back again. Horribly slow service, horrible serving order, and we were just treated as additional unwanted workload by the staff. Never again.

MK
vipMagdalenaK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with the food, service and ambiance. Great place to dine

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FCVisitor
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

CRISPY CALAMARI is great. All three non-veget burger/sandwich are fresh, well prepared, and juicy. Will certainly come again.

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Chelsea
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Dueling Piano Show is absolutely Fantastic, We have been to almost every single one with family, friends and Clients. The service is exceptional and the Food was perfect for lite bites and a show that makes you, whether you want to or not, get out of your chair and dance. Always a must show to see at Club M

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Bria78
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to meet with friends in the band that was Playing the main stage! Great Night also ran in to fellow employees of my last Job, Greg told us the party and dancing goes on till early am! Great venue, nice Service staff great full service from the management.

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vipRu2bsi
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, it never disappoints. Its a great place for quiet conversation and a good meal. Most restaurants in the area are bustling with no parking, many tables, chaos - this is quiet and never disappoints.

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vipRu2bsi
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a bustling atmosphere in a restaurant - this is not for you.

Perfect location for peaceful conversation and private time. Food is fantastic and service is on par. I've always enjoyed lunches here.

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vipGuestTim
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience2

No way this restaurant should be part of the grand del mar...it is bad in general comparing to a 5 star hotel.

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vipTablereview
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and a lovely outdoor setting. Great service and delicious fish tacos and churro sundae. Excellent music in the evening in club M!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Don't waste your time! Quite possibly the worst dining experience of my life! After being seated we waited another 20 minutes before going back to hostess stand to see if we could get a server. Both heaters by our table were broken. We had 2 meals come out and then about another 10 minutes later the other two came out. Final straw was the single most disgusting cheeseburger I have ever tasted, so bad I actually spit it out. To be clear, this has never happened to me before.. I didn't know it was possible to not like a burger!

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SDMomma28
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was okay. Service was pleasant, but slow at the end of our meal. Cocktails are over-priced and not generous for the price, but it is a hotel and that is a given in San Diego. Food was good, but again, over-priced. I probably will not eat here again in order to spend $ on cocktails in out dancing for the evening.

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KatieM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed a beautiful Sunday brunch here, prior to playing a round a golf. We sat outdoors and were presented with a more than gorgeous view of the course while sipping perfectly made mimosas. Our server was very attentive and explained the menu options in a surprisingly artistic way. I also recall the female bartender welcoming us with a warm hello, with her hands cusped behind her back, as he walked us out to our table. She had even sent our table a free mojito to enjoy as she had been 'practicing' a new concoction. This gesture sealed the deal! As for our meals, each of us ordered the eggs benedict - outstanding! The hollandaise sauce was enriched with chili spices and was absolutely delicious. There is no doubt we will be returning! This is a special spot to say the least.

FAQs

The Clubhouse Grill and Club M | Fairmont Grand Del Mar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 314-2700.

The Clubhouse Grill and Club M | Fairmont Grand Del Mar is rated 4.3 stars by 147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.