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Beach House

2530 South Highway 101, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
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Price range: $35 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highway 101
Description: A relaxing afternoon watching the surfers at Cardiff Reef or a romantic evening with the sun setting over the sea...the exciting new cuisine of recently-arrived acclaimed executive chef Michael Ingino...the value of our famed daily Happy Hour and nightly Sunset Specials...two heated outdoor patios so close to the sea you might just get splashed, al fresco dining at its finest...the energy and excitement of the Top of the House Grill, the comfort of our dining room...Lunch, Saturday and Sunday Champagne Brunch, and Dinner...Cuisine, Service and Value to match the stunning views...The Beach House...Lobster, Fine Steaks, Fresh Fish...World Class Wines, cool Libations and Martinis...on the beach in Cardiff by the Sea, two miles north of the Del Mar racetrack.
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213 reviews from our community

53% Recommend
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English first
San Diego
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Restaurant has closed down. It was a great place with an excellent oyster bar and view. Don't know what happened

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Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Went here last year on a short trip to SD County ... It was a nice place to bring my significant other for a romantic meal. The seafood was good ... but unfortunately the exorbitant prices warranted the seafood being superb and it was not. The view however is amazing ... so maybe if you just have a couple of... More

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San Diego
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The sign says, "closed for remodeling", but from what I've heard it's closed for good. It used to be a terrific place. Great reasonably priced brunches right on the water. I forget the manager's name, but he was outstanding and always remembered me, even though I visited infrequently. Apparently, he left or was released and things went downhill in a... More

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We've been to the Beach House for lunch, appetizers, and for dinner on various occasions. We keep coming back because you simply can't get a better view of the ocean on a sunny day. It's spectacular. Unfortunately, we're consistently disappointed with the quality of food. The decor needs an update. You'll love the view, but don't have high expectations for... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We went today for lunch - the service was good although the inside dining area was almost empty due to the amazing weather we are having here at the moment, everyone was seated outside. So we got served pretty quickly and the food was served within a reasonable time. My dish was the Chopped Veg Salad with Grilled Chicken and... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I had glorious experiences in the past, of a classy place with superb food and spectacular view. I tried to rekindle that feeling in the last few month with several dinners and yesterday with lunch for four. I had hoped that my recent mediocre experience was a fluke of a slow night; I was wrong. Recently I have been disappointed... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

It's unfortunate that the owners of this restaurant haven't spent any money on the upgrade of the very sad looking interior décor. I have eaten here a few times but only for lunch and drinks at sunset on the balcony and it was fine. This time we decided to take out of town guests because of the location and view... More

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Oceanside, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Don't waste your time if you want service, comfort and excellent food. We made reservations 2 weeks in advance for a birthday and anniversary dinner expecting that we could have a wonderful time as we always do on this annual dinner. The reservations were for an early dinner because the birthday person is 83. The table was broken; the extension... More

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Delray Beach, FL
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Great location on the beach but service at lunch was a bit disappointing given the number of customers dining. We ordered drinks upon sitting down and waited quite a while before they came and no bread or napkins were provided. The apps were OK - oysters and New England clam chowder - being from Boston, the chowder was just OK.... More

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Lake Waukomis, Missouri, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Continuing our afternoon "roamin n grazin" (a little snack here, a little snack there) drive down the southern California coast from Oceanside to San Diego, we stopped at the Beach House at Cardiff by the Sea. We opted to sit outside on the lower patio, in the sunshine, at sturdy wrought-iron tables with comfy chairs, and an amazing ocean view.... More

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