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“Some pluses and some minuses” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BlueFire Grill

BlueFire Grill
2100 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 929-6306
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Ranked #24 of 270 restaurants in Carlsbad
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Californian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: El Camino Real at La Costa Avenue
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Some pluses and some minuses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We were a large group and split up into two seatings. , From our conversations post dining the experiences couldn't have been different, I was in the second group. We had a wonderful wait staff, her suggestions were spot on, and the food well prepared. Most of us had a local salmon which was delivered as requested, in my case rare, the salad that I shared was split by the kitchen, a nice touch, a variety of wines by the glass offered, desserts are yummy, we shared three for seven of us, which was plenty. No complaints,

The earlier group didn't have the same experience at all ... The waitstaff was inattentive, by the time the waitperson returned to the table the kitchen was out of the specials, the food was returned to the kitchen and while they sat down 30minutes earlier than we did they finished at the same time??? Clearly the experiences were very differenet when we were dining less than 50feet apart from one another, so I guess it's the luck of the draw. At these prices it shouldn't have to be!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pensylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Adequate not amazing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Given its rating by other reviewers, we were expecting a lot more from this restaurant. The service was pleasant but our server was unfamiliar with the details of each dish. The food was good and not at all imaginative. We dined outside which was quite nice and never felt rushed during dinner. It was an nice meal, but can't see us going back.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Never felt that I need to go off property to have dinner. Highly recommend the seared fish or the speghetti dinner.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Service was attentive; food was quite interesting, well spiced, and fresh. Pricing was on the high side, but this is a resort restaurant, and so the pricing is commensurate to the location.

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Great atmosphere (eat on the patio). Food was incredible! Everything on the menu sounded delicious. Lobster mac n cheese was great as was the flank steak and the filet mignon. Ice Cream Coupe was delish as well! Highly recommend for fine dining in the area!

Visited October 2012
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