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“Some pluses and some minuses” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Fire Grill - CLOSED

Blue Fire Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $45
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: El Camino Real at La Costa Avenue
Description: Taste the difference fresh ingredients make at the Blue Fire Grill. Our executive chef’s focus on ingredients harvested from the surrounding area means that every bite bursts with the cleanest flavors; diners literally taste the beauty of Carlsbad, California, and the surrounding areas. As the seasons change, so do the menus, which only entice guests to come back again and again to sample the in-season ingredients. Fresh coastal seafood and fine meats are perfectly paired with our wine list, or you can sample artisanal cocktails prepared in the lounge area.
New York City, New York
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191 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Some pluses and some minuses”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Pensylvania
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Adequate not amazing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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203 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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