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Blue Fire Grill at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Permanently Closed

3.9
3.9
353 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Blue Fire Grill is a family-run restaurant that offers modern American cuisine in cozy indoor settings and an outdoor lounge. Chef Marc Therrien brings his vast culinary skills to bear on a seasonal menu made up of beef and seafood dishes, with an emphasis on using fresh ingredients to ensure the best flavor. Lunch entrees come with a selection of two sides while dinner entrees are paired with sides and a salad. The restaurant also boasts an excellent wine selection, complemented with daily happy hour specials. Blue Fire Grill routinely features live music performances. Stop by on Wednesday to enjoy a variety of music, including blues, acoustic rock and contemporary tunes. The restaurant also offers private dining facilities that can be adapted to different events. Blue Fire Grill is open every day of the week.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Seafood, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5pm - 10pm Blue Fire Grill Lounge: Tuesday - Saturday 5pm-10pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 929-6306
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Marc Therrien
  • Private party facilities
    Blue Fire Grill offers a semi-private section of the dining room for groups of 15-40. This area can be exclusively yours. For larger groups, facilities and services are provided by Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. For assistance, please contact the restaurant directly.
  • Private party contact
    Melissa McKenna: (760) 804-7439
  • Neighbourhood
    Carlsbad
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary valet parking
  • Entertainment
    Blue Fire Grill features live music Wednesday - Saturday outdoors in the picturesque plaza or in Blue Fire Grill's lounge. Enjoy a variety of music including Contemporary Acoustic Rock, Blues and Oldies.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 353 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 0.1Value

NoiseModerate

353 Reviews
  1. Langster

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The butternut squash soup and roasted beet salad were divine. Wonderful environment of friendly and attentive staff, music, and design .

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  2. Jstar

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yumo! Awesome

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I went to dinner with my three girlfriend for a birthday celebration. We throughly enjoyed our evening. We had a great bottle of wine, Butternut squash soup to start. We then shared the beet salad, Salmon, and lobster Mac and cheese. The nice waitress brought us a beautiful dessert tray with Happy Birthday written in chocolate. It was delicious. I was disappointed there was no piano player like advertised. I think the main dining room or outside seating had more ambiance than the back room where we were seated.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate there two nights in a row. Went back next night for the clam chowder. It's excellent. Braised beef was really good also. Chef and sous chef are watching every dish that come out of the well run a kitchen.

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  5. JanRSF

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had excellent food, although we arrived unhappy because the restaurant is so darned hard to find -- even though we had been there before. It's hidden inside La Costa resort, and we never found a single sign. Fortunately, the hostess, Sky, was wonderful. They gave us great seats, free appetizers and great service. One caveat: the restaurant is morphing into a steak house in a few months. I like it the way it is.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited over 20 minutes to even get a glass of water. No staff to be seen for ages. Restaurant patrons there before us didn't have their food until around the time we got ours so slow service all around. Only three tables including ours were seated so not overly busy. Good choice was a little sparse. My companion enjoyed his short ribs but the chicken added to my risotto tasted as if boiled and unseasoned. Not sure I'd go back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu items missing. Fish was not high quality. Service was great!!

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  8. MollyB

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Extremely over priced, food was bland, old, and previously frozen. Only redeeming quality was our server. With all the amazing & high quality restaurants surrounding this area...eat there. Do not waste your money here.

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  9. Special123

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy LaCosta Resort for special occasions. The service is always great and so is the food. The holiday environment was very warming and not crowded. Great for taking pictures. The Resort is close to home, so the drive is great.....

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  10. JohnW

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fair at best; had a rib eye steak that was more fat vs meat; had to ask the waiter several times for bread, water and wine. Desert was great. Disappointed overall since the La Costa resort is very nice.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our main entrée of seabass was poor in quality and preparation. We were very disappointed. The dessert was delicious.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I have dined twice at the Blue Fire Grill. My first experience was two years ago and I was overall happy with my experience. My latest experience was last weekend for my mom's birthday. The food was absolutely terrible. This applies not just to my dish ( I had the sea bass) but to all of the dishes at the table. Their risotto was colorless and lacking flavor. The Salmon was also lacking flavor as did their chicken dish.The presentation of the food was absolutely sub-par. The only item which was excellent was the Banana Split dessert. As a resident living on the golf course I enjoy coming to the resort for the overall ambiance. The staff are very polite and friendly. The staff at the restaurant were also polite and friendly. However, the restaurants needs a serious makeover with regard to the quality, taste, and presentation of their food. I am overall very very disappointing in my dining experience last weekend and do hope that the Blue Fire Grill makes some changes in the future.

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  13. Gourmand

    Jackson Hole

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Presentation of food very nice. Not a large menu of choices but an excellent small variety. Superb fish! Excellent wines Very good service

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  14. jrheuertz525

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here was incredible. We ordered the trio of empanadas appetizer, and they were all extremely tasty. My favorite was the beef with olive and egg, but my husband preferred the prawn. They bring out a basket of bread - I loved the fig bread with the olive tapenade, and the sundried tomato cheese crisps! We both ordered the NY steak, and they both arrived cooked perfectly. The garlic mashed were scrumptious! Our server was wonderful - extremely personable, prompt, great with the refills. We had an amazing time, and I would definitely return here if I am ever back in the area!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our experience at Blue Fire. The food was excellent. Ordered the Chilean ribs which were among the best i've ever had.

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  16. Slecnokim

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for my birthday and there was live piano music. We had one whole section to ourselves and it was quiet and romantic. We ordered way too much food but it was all delicious. I had a piscarina which tasted like a margarita. We had the quinoa off the Chilean menu and the risotto off the regular menu. Both were tasty and filling. Recommend trying something off the special menu. Delightful!

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  17. Marilyn

    San Diego

    229 reviews

    5.0

    229 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We entertained two other couples last week at Blue Fire Grill and enjoyed a fabulous evening. Joey, the head guy there, seated us at a beautiful table and our service was outstanding all evening by Trina. She knows the menu well, is attentive but overbearing and is a delightful person. The roasted beet salad was ordered by everyone and we all raved about it. I ordered the short ribs and they were some of the best I have ever made myself or ordered in a restaurant. One person ordered the chicken and oohed and aahed over it. Another person ordered the halibut and said it was the best ever. We enjoyed wonderful wine from their extensive wine list and we shared one dessert since we were all quite satisfied with the generous portions of our meals. Blue Fire is an exceptional restaurant at the Omni La Costa Resort and we always love to dine here.

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  18. baylyz

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this place! We took advantage of the warm weather and sat out on the patio where it was quite comfortable. We ordered the fresh Halibut, Salmon and a couple vegitarian dishes. Everything was delicious. I would definitely return to check out some of the other items on the menu! Looking forward to our next visit!

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  19. PeteH

    Phoenix

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent. Better than most resort restaurants.

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  20. Neillib

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent, he was a good advisor, the food was very nicely prepared and the overall table and evening were excellent. We enjoyed the relaxing slow paced evening. Did not feel rushed and really liked the restaurant.

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  21. rickg

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We ate there on Sunday and were told that they were not normally open on Sunday so they did not have enough staff.

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  22. Blondie

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service, great ambience. This was a fantastic place to eat and relax. Not your typical hotel or resort restaurant at all!! The Steak was amazing and the cheese platter was as well!!!!

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  23. CarlsbadResident

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I really like this location but the service was just horrible. The waitress seemed to forget about us repeatedly and food was served without all the necessary silverware, for instance.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I decided to celebrate our 25 year anniversary at Blue Fire and it was well worth it. We enjoyed all 4 courses and will definitely be going back. Desserts were amazing. Creme Brule and Banana Split topped the perfect evening!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I had a great time here, the steak and lamb specials were wonderful. Our waitress knew we were celebrating and in no hurry and She was fantastic! We were able to take our time, talk, and really enjoy our food without feeling rushed. She kept our wine glasses full and her timing was superb.

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  26. RavingFan

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took some friends to dinner to celebrate their engagement. Started with the oysters and champagne. Then moved on to apps, entrees and dessert. Everything was extraordinary. Carrot-ginger soup, clams and pasta and chocolate cake. Service was exceptional and the ambiance with live music on the patio was just perfect. Blue Fire is under-appreciated.

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  27. sarsur

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    to start we were greeted by three different waiters until last one threw the first under the bus. Ordered our food appetizers came out fine. The our dinner entrees were brought to a table nearby us...the waiter then Went over to that table and told them "you are eating their food" as if it was their fault. About another 5-7 minutes worth of clusterf*#k and then we asked them to cancel rest of meal so we did not have to wait. The comped most of the meal but bottom line get your act together since it was almost empty that night none of this should have happened.

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  28. SMYS

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a surprisingly wonderful dining experience. Surprising because I typically don't expect much from a hotel restaurant. I saw couples, families with children, and business associates dining here and everyone appeared to have attentive, welcoming service - as we did. The spinach salad was fresh and came already split for 2. The vinaigrette dressing was light and tasty. The cioppino was full of clams, shrimp, mussels and fish, although we did miss the Dungeness crab that was promised on the menu. Also the Sugo pork with pappardelle pasta was savory and delicious. They also mix a great Bloody Mary!

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  29. SoCalDiner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We stayed at the resort and loved every part except our dinner here. The poblano corn gratin was thin like water so you couldn't dip anything into it like the bread that accompanied it. I mentioned it to the server and she said it supposed to be on the thin side. Then don't call it gratin! Short ribs were ok but a bit dry, pork chop special was good. Profiteroles were stale but ice cream was delicious. we couldn't even eat the profiteroles because they needed a knife they were so hard and it was already cleared. Nothing to go back to for sure!

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  30. Mykidsarecool

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we sat down, the GM Joe Baumgartner was very attentive. It was a special occasion and it was treated so. Our servers were excellent as was each course of food. From salad to short ribs, steak and especially the blueberry, pomegranate sorbet!

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  31. critle2103

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    we got the new york steak ($46) and the cioppino ($32). both were good, but very expensive!

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  32. OH2013

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The bread and tempenade was amazing. Great service.

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  33. JoeY

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but not terrific. Limited menu. However, our waiter was excellent. He recommended a good wine and made the experience much better.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Average night out staff nice but disconnected to each department.

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  35. cpacfp

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We found the restaurant pleasant and the noise level low. the service from our server, Trina, was fabulous. She had a great attitude, was helpful, timely, and pleasant. We even complimented her to her manager. the food was mixed. I had the seared scallops and they were very good. My wife had the salmon, and it was under cooked. OK for steaks, but not so good for fresh salmon. The wine list is good, but the Cakebread Chardonnay was overpriced.

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  36. GoodtimeFellow

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The room we were seated in was freezing cold, no heat. The food was fair at best, way below what we expected from such a highly rated restaurant. The steak portion was quite large, but not high quality. The dessert was a total disappointment on their New Year's Eve fixed menu. For the price, we could have gone to the best steakhouse in San Diego. The final surprise was to be charged for coffee on their fixed price menu. Will not be returning to this restaurant. Sorry for the bad review, but this was our experience. Oh, the waiters get a 5 Star review, they were helpful, entertaining, and very pleasant!!!!!!!!!!!!! Took my friends visiting from the east coast here for New Year's Eve. They are staying at the resort and were likewise very disappointed!!!!!

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  37. PamB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food just ok. Poor service except from 1 guy who was very nice, friendly and helpful. He brought the appetizer. Not returning. This should have been so much more for a well known Resort. The decor was so boring. So sad. The food just ok. We had a wonder meal here 7 years ago and the food was fantastic. The main dining area now was the bar before and it now has a very cold atmosphere with no personality.

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  38. BRollins

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Way too expensive for the lack of ambiance. Not many menu items to choose from either. Good service doesn't make up for the prices. Twice as expensive as it should have been for all things considered.

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  39. Almost

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All was well until dessert. Great selection of specialty items. We chose the tart which could have been awesome had it been hot and fresh. A big let down but the server immediately removed it from our bill. All in all a very good dining experience.

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  40. foodsnob

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I celebrated a special birthday dinner here. We sat in the bar area first as we had a very late reservation, but were very hungry. The waitress said she would keep an eye out for a seat on the self seating patio. She came back minutes later with a free table for us! Outside was beautiful and a much better atmosphere than the bar. We ate a couple of delicious appetizers and shared an entree. It was delicious!

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2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Carlsbad
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5pm - 10pm Blue Fire Grill Lounge: Tuesday - Saturday 5pm-10pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary valet parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Marc Therrien
  • Entertainment
    Blue Fire Grill features live music Wednesday - Saturday outdoors in the picturesque plaza or in Blue Fire Grill's lounge. Enjoy a variety of music including Contemporary Acoustic Rock, Blues and Oldies.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 929-6306
  • Private party facilities
    Blue Fire Grill offers a semi-private section of the dining room for groups of 15-40. This area can be exclusively yours. For larger groups, facilities and services are provided by Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. For assistance, please contact the restaurant directly.
  • Private party contact
    Melissa McKenna: (760) 804-7439
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