Spark Woodfire Grill

★★★★☆
A popular rotisserie with roots in Italy arrives in California.
  • 300 Pacific Coast Hwy

    Huntington Beach, CA 92648

    Cross street: Main Street

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  • 714-960-0996

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I would definitely go here again. if you sit outside you can have a romantic dinner watching the waves across the street. The food was great the first time I went but not as good the second time around. Its a little on the pricey side. Its worth checking out at least once

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★★★★☆

I would definitely go here again. if you sit outside you can have a romantic dinner watching the waves across the street. The food was great the first time I went but not as good the second time around. Its a little on the pricey side. Its worth checking out at least once

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I would definitely go here again. if you sit outside you can have a romantic dinner watching the waves across the street. The food was great the first time I went but not as good the second time around. Its a little on the pricey side. Its

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★★★★★

I would definitely go here again. if you sit outside you can have a romantic dinner watching the waves across the street. The food was great the first time I went but not as good the second time around. Its a little on the pricey side. Its

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Terrible experience, brought out of town guests in again, totally embarassed especially with the manager. Had to ask for everything from water to bread. But the check came fast! Is it too much to ask for good customer service especially in a tourist destination like Southern California.

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★☆☆☆☆

Terrible experience, brought out of town guests in again, totally embarassed especially with the manager. Had to ask for everything from water to bread. But the check came fast! Is it too much to ask for good customer service especially in a tourist destination like Southern California.

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came here for restaurant week and ordered the steak medallions and sea bass. we were seated on the patio with a great view of hte ocean. the steak i ordered was bland, no taste at all except for a bit of pepper. and the sauce was pointless, that too was bland. our side entree was corn that tasted like it was marinated in tea. it was inedible. i can uderstand that they would be tired or serving plates from the pre fixed menu but thats no excuse to skimp on quality and taste. our server was a woman with short red hair and she served us and didnt come back until we asked another server for her. the seabass tasted decent. the creme brulee was delish (when is it not). needless to say, id spend my $$ elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

came here for restaurant week and ordered the steak medallions and sea bass. we were seated on the patio with a great view of hte ocean. the steak i ordered was bland, no taste at all except for a bit of pepper. and the sauce was pointless, that too was bland. our side entree was corn that tasted like it was marinated in tea. it was inedible. i can uderstand that they would be tired or serving plates from the pre fixed menu but thats no excuse to skimp on quality and taste. our server was a woman with short red hair and she served us and didnt come back until we asked another server for her. the seabass tasted decent. the creme brulee was delish (when is it not). needless to say, id spend my $$ elsewhere.

Pros: view.

Cons: food. atmosphere. not very quiet or romantic

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I really enjoy the fish dishes and the service. The location is a nice as well. I can see the beach while enjoying my meal. The price is reasonable and won't break your wallet.

4
★★★★☆

I really enjoy the fish dishes and the service. The location is a nice as well. I can see the beach while enjoying my meal. The price is reasonable and won't break your wallet.

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Three of us had ordered the prime rib. It came fried and old (yes, it was fried!) It was the worse prime rib we have ever had. Now we know why the waiter laughed when we asked if they had prime rib. It was a joke. The key lime pie cheesecake was delicious. I also requested four days in advance a bottle of Moet champagne to be at the table chilled. When I arrived, they informed me they didn't have it. We could have drank the other bottle I had at home or brought it in. This was a terrible birthday dinner. We will not be back to this Huntington Beach restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

Three of us had ordered the prime rib. It came fried and old (yes, it was fried!) It was the worse prime rib we have ever had. Now we know why the waiter laughed when we asked if they had prime rib. It was a joke. The key lime pie cheesecake was delicious. I also requested four days in advance a bottle of Moet champagne to be at the table chilled. When I arrived, they informed me they didn't have it. We could have drank the other bottle I had at home or brought it in. This was a terrible birthday dinner. We will not be back to this Huntington Beach restaurant.

Pros: key lime cheesecake

Cons: prime rib

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We live just down the street from Sparks and have tried it on multiple occasions. We had an exceptional meal the first time, then came back three more times thinking that maybe we just had off nights. Service was extremely poor/rude, food ok, but not worth the price. Recommend this place for drinks and view only. Don't waste your money, much better fine dining establishments around.

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★★☆☆☆

We live just down the street from Sparks and have tried it on multiple occasions. We had an exceptional meal the first time, then came back three more times thinking that maybe we just had off nights. Service was extremely poor/rude, food ok, but not worth the price. Recommend this place for drinks and view only. Don't waste your money, much better fine dining establishments around.

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I love the location, great view of the ocean. The food is great as well as the waiters. This place is not cheap, so ecpect to pay more than others location on Main street.

4
★★★★☆

I love the location, great view of the ocean. The food is great as well as the waiters. This place is not cheap, so ecpect to pay more than others location on Main street.

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My husband and I have been going to Spark for years, it was probably one of the first restaurants we went to when we started dating. Now, it's our favorite go-to restaurant whenever we have friends or family in town. It never fails!

The drinks are incredible - try their Pomtini, it's delicious. For appetizers, I generally go for the crab cake (that's if I don't get caught up with the tapenade!). Their pistaschio crusted halibut has ruined me for fish at other restaurants. I order it every time we go, and it is always unbelievably good. The food at Spark is simple and delicious. Unlike other mediocre restaurants in Studio City, Spark has mastered the art of comfort food with a twist.

Service here is great, we've only had great experiences. No rudeness, just helpful and knowledgeable staff. Be sure to make reservations - this place fills up FAST on weekends. Even if you don't, the valet will inform you as you pull up whether or not the restaurant can accommodate walk-ins.

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★★★★★

My husband and I have been going to Spark for years, it was probably one of the first restaurants we went to when we started dating. Now, it's our favorite go-to restaurant whenever we have friends or family in town. It never fails!

The drinks are incredible - try their Pomtini, it's delicious. For appetizers, I generally go for the crab cake (that's if I don't get caught up with the tapenade!). Their pistaschio crusted halibut has ruined me for fish at other restaurants. I order it every time we go, and it is always unbelievably good. The food at Spark is simple and delicious. Unlike other mediocre restaurants in Studio City, Spark has mastered the art of comfort food with a twist.

Service here is great, we've only had great experiences. No rudeness, just helpful and knowledgeable staff. Be sure to make reservations - this place fills up FAST on weekends. Even if you don't, the valet will inform you as you pull up whether or not the restaurant can accommodate walk-ins.

Pros: Excellent food and service, they also have take-out

Cons: I'd go broke if I ate there everyday!

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This place has a great atmoshpere on top of great food. I have stopped in a few times while hanging out around the pier. It's a great place to just kick back and hang out, and you see the locals doing just that during the off season.

4
★★★★☆

This place has a great atmoshpere on top of great food. I have stopped in a few times while hanging out around the pier. It's a great place to just kick back and hang out, and you see the locals doing just that during the off season.

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This is a classy and romantic restaurant where most seats overlook the ocean and coming to dine just before sunset is a real pleasure. The wine list is extensive and the waiters are knowledgeable about their wines. Appetizers are excellent - the calamari particularly light and obviously created on the premises. Their salmon is the flakiest, juiciest fish I have ever had, with a light sweet glaze that accentuates its tender flavors. All their veggie sides are delicious. An appetizer and entree does not leave room for dessert, so take that into consideration when ordering. They have indoor or outdoor seating at their second floor establishment. Outdoor is heated. Parking is avaiable underground. The service is always top notch. Higher priced meals are certainly worth it. A very nice place to impress out of town guests or a date.

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★★★★★

This is a classy and romantic restaurant where most seats overlook the ocean and coming to dine just before sunset is a real pleasure. The wine list is extensive and the waiters are knowledgeable about their wines. Appetizers are excellent - the calamari particularly light and obviously created on the premises. Their salmon is the flakiest, juiciest fish I have ever had, with a light sweet glaze that accentuates its tender flavors. All their veggie sides are delicious. An appetizer and entree does not leave room for dessert, so take that into consideration when ordering. They have indoor or outdoor seating at their second floor establishment. Outdoor is heated. Parking is avaiable underground. The service is always top notch. Higher priced meals are certainly worth it. A very nice place to impress out of town guests or a date.

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Spark is definitely a great place to go to watch the sunset and enjoy a great dinner. I love the grilled artichoke for an appetizer, the roasted chicken with goat cheese over polenta, or the lamb with mint if they have it. They have a great little bar where you can sit and wait for your table, or you can eat right there. They have an amazing martini list! I recommend the Chocolate martini for an after dinner drink! Enjoy!

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★★★★☆

Spark is definitely a great place to go to watch the sunset and enjoy a great dinner. I love the grilled artichoke for an appetizer, the roasted chicken with goat cheese over polenta, or the lamb with mint if they have it. They have a great little bar where you can sit and wait for your table, or you can eat right there. They have an amazing martini list! I recommend the Chocolate martini for an after dinner drink! Enjoy!

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I enjoy their smoked chicken lasagna (huge portion - prepare to share or take home 1/2) and their baby back ribs are very delicious. Fall off the bone type of slow cooked, if you're into that sort of rib then you'll enjoy it. They have a nice wine list with many affordable choices too.

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★★★★☆

I enjoy their smoked chicken lasagna (huge portion - prepare to share or take home 1/2) and their baby back ribs are very delicious. Fall off the bone type of slow cooked, if you're into that sort of rib then you'll enjoy it. They have a nice wine list with many affordable choices too.

Pros: Food

Cons: Parking

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The atmosphere is home warming and a lovely place to spend it with that special someone. It will cost you some money but it's worth every penny. They have a large selection ranging from seafood to steaks. The salad's are delicious and the crouton are nothing that I've seen at any other restaurant. You have a slight view of the beach, but you needs it when you're with that special person. Use opentable.com to make reservations online for free. They are accurate and always on time with your reservation.

PROS: Large Menu, Decent size tables
CONS: None

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★★★★☆

The atmosphere is home warming and a lovely place to spend it with that special someone. It will cost you some money but it's worth every penny. They have a large selection ranging from seafood to steaks. The salad's are delicious and the crouton are nothing that I've seen at any other restaurant. You have a slight view of the beach, but you needs it when you're with that special person. Use opentable.com to make reservations online for free. They are accurate and always on time with your reservation.

PROS: Large Menu, Decent size tables
CONS: None

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We went there for a birthday dinner for my husband because he was looking for a good steak and unfortunately we were disappointed. The decor is nice but it was crowded so it was pretty loud, we were seated in one of the tables right when you walk in the door which is a high traffic area so I got bumped at least three times throughout the night, I think they tried to fit to many tables in the their dining area. Then on to the food it was OKAY which is disappointing when you are expecting good. The food was bland there was no real flavor in anything and we ordered chicken and steak and neither one would make us come back again. I must say though the drinks were very good and the staff is very friendly so it would be a good place to stop and have drinks out on their patio.

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★★★☆☆

We went there for a birthday dinner for my husband because he was looking for a good steak and unfortunately we were disappointed. The decor is nice but it was crowded so it was pretty loud, we were seated in one of the tables right when you walk in the door which is a high traffic area so I got bumped at least three times throughout the night, I think they tried to fit to many tables in the their dining area. Then on to the food it was OKAY which is disappointing when you are expecting good. The food was bland there was no real flavor in anything and we ordered chicken and steak and neither one would make us come back again. I must say though the drinks were very good and the staff is very friendly so it would be a good place to stop and have drinks out on their patio.

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So good. We found this place on accident. We went to Duke's across the way, but it was late and they were only serving a bar menu. So, we went across the street to Spark, and it has been our favorite spot ever since. Whatever you order make sure to have it with the garlic mashed potatoes or the hazelnut green beans. The green beans are the best! The tri-tips, halibut, and lamb chops are all good.

Don't reccommend going here on a weekend night because it gets way too busy, and portions seem smaller. Go on a weekday for sure if you can; the place it nearly empty. If you do go on a weekend, make sure to make a reservation. And be there on time, because they will give away your table.

Overall, it is a little expensive, but I think it is so worth it.

2
★★★★★

So good. We found this place on accident. We went to Duke's across the way, but it was late and they were only serving a bar menu. So, we went across the street to Spark, and it has been our favorite spot ever since. Whatever you order make sure to have it with the garlic mashed potatoes or the hazelnut green beans. The green beans are the best! The tri-tips, halibut, and lamb chops are all good.

Don't reccommend going here on a weekend night because it gets way too busy, and portions seem smaller. Go on a weekday for sure if you can; the place it nearly empty. If you do go on a weekend, make sure to make a reservation. And be there on time, because they will give away your table.

Overall, it is a little expensive, but I think it is so worth it.

Pros: Hazelnut Green Beans, Weekday Dining, Good View of Beach

Cons: Weekend Dining/Crowds

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I wanted a romantic date with my lady so she found this restaurant on the internet and I decided to give it a try. I ordered the 10oz filet and my girlfriend ordered the babyback ribs. The restaurant advertises "prime" steaks, but after asking our waiter i discovered my filet was "choice" so don't be fooled into thinking you're getting prime. The ribs were very tasty and tender, with a nice bbq sauce to compliment the pork. My filet didn't come with any sauce, which I thought was odd, seeing that it's a fairly bland cut by steak standards. They did give me a reduction sauce after I asked, but it was very salty and seemed to overpower the steak flavor. Despite my complains (i'm particular, you could say), i enjoyed my dining experience at woodfire. THe waiter was friendly and helpful, and the ambiance was perfect for couples.

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★★★★☆

I wanted a romantic date with my lady so she found this restaurant on the internet and I decided to give it a try. I ordered the 10oz filet and my girlfriend ordered the babyback ribs. The restaurant advertises "prime" steaks, but after asking our waiter i discovered my filet was "choice" so don't be fooled into thinking you're getting prime. The ribs were very tasty and tender, with a nice bbq sauce to compliment the pork. My filet didn't come with any sauce, which I thought was odd, seeing that it's a fairly bland cut by steak standards. They did give me a reduction sauce after I asked, but it was very salty and seemed to overpower the steak flavor. Despite my complains (i'm particular, you could say), i enjoyed my dining experience at woodfire. THe waiter was friendly and helpful, and the ambiance was perfect for couples.

Pros: tender ribs, tasty sides, romantic setting

Cons: fair value, limited menu

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I visited the Hyatt for a conference and we went to Spark on two consecutive nights.
I found the meats and the ribs to be fantastic. The tri tip is not an item I would order but the food is quite good. The bar was also hopping. It really is the best restaurant in the area. Dukes and Chimayo are just OK in my opinion.

2
★★★★★

I visited the Hyatt for a conference and we went to Spark on two consecutive nights.
I found the meats and the ribs to be fantastic. The tri tip is not an item I would order but the food is quite good. The bar was also hopping. It really is the best restaurant in the area. Dukes and Chimayo are just OK in my opinion.

Pros: Ribs, Steaks-Rib chop, martinis

Cons: Bar was a bit packed

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We loved the ribs, the mojitos and the view. I can't wait to go back and try a steak.

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★★★★★

We loved the ribs, the mojitos and the view. I can't wait to go back and try a steak.

Pros: fall of the bone ribs, drinks, view

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There are actually very few choices for unobstructed ocean-view dining in Huntington Beach, and Spark Woodfire Grill has one of the best spots of all with its second-story picture windows and outdoor patio with a cozy fire pit.…

 

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