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BlueFire Grill

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2100 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (El Camino Real at La Costa Avenue)
(760) 929-6306
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Today
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful restaurant.

Enjoyed a nice steak dinner with friends. Great quality food and good service. Very cozy and charming.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Pumpkinkitty2
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a nice steak dinner with friends. Great quality food and good service. Very cozy and charming.

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Kitchener Waterloo
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had read the reviews about the expense of dining here, but we were still surprised at the bill for what I would consider an ordinary dining experience at fine dining prices. The wait staff were friendly and attentive, the presentation was a bit boring and the food was nothing out of the ordinary. The price of wine by the... More 

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Ontario
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Nothing exceptional for the price of the food! The food is good, but is expensive. Try the scallops, they were very good!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife and I are lovers of fine food and quality experiences. We've eaten at numerous places, including Joel Robuchon in Vegas. With that said, we were not expecting that level of service on Valentine's Evening. Rather we were expecting a general Flemings / nice steak house type of meal. We base our expectations off of the price level of... More 

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Churchton, Maryland
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134 reviews 134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I was impressed with the customer service here. The breads were wonderful -- the malt bread was superb, especially. I had a scallop special and my husband had short ribs which were melt-in-your-mouth awesome. There are healthy options on the menu, as well. I didn't dislike anything. The wine list was a bit odd, I will say.

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San Marcos, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had a pleasant experience at Bluefire. We were surprised how quiet it was for a Friday evening...there might have been three other tables with diners. The service was good but not great as the server didn't know all the answers to the questions we asked her about different dishes. But was kind enough to get the Chef to help... More 

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encinitas, CA
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151 reviews 151 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This restaurant is one eatery in the La Costa Resort. I would chose this one every time. The food is well prepared and the service is excellent. It is a special place for a special occasion. We live in the area and would recommend dining here even if you aren't staying at the resort.

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McLean, Virginia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Bluefire was quiet but service was very good. Had the Frisee and asparagus salad with sherry and bacon vinegarette. Main course was short ribs with roasted veggies. They make a mean black cherry whisky sour too!

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Amazing as always...food was fantastic...service spot on. I ordered a special birthday cake for my husband, and it was absolutely marvelous. Kudos to the chef and his staff. What a wonderful evening.

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Mill Valley, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Walking into the restaurant was not pleasant as it was very noisy and not the elegant dinning experience we expected. Their was no one to greet us and finally when he came he ignored us! We realized he was someone in training and once the maitre' d arrived he was gracious and welcoming. Unfortunately, the new person took us to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (El Camino Real at La Costa Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: (760) 929-6306

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?