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Fire in Orange County?

gadflier Jan 29, 2009 08:25 AM

Seeking request of restaurants or coffee shops from Irvine, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach or anywhere in south OC that focus on fire as part of the aesthetic. Big oven as part of the visibile kitchen; hearth outside; etc. If I was in Santa Monica I would just go to Coffee Bean on Wilshire and sit around their big gas fire outside. Anything like that? THANKS.

  1. Midlife Jan 29, 2009 09:06 AM

    It's a little bit South but Salt Creek Grille has a gas fire pit. I can't recall exactly what the visibility is from tables, but they do have one on the veranda between the inside and outside seating.They're at the corner of PCH and Crown Valley Parkway at the extreme North end of Dana Point.

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      Allmodcons Jan 29, 2009 09:46 AM

      Canyon Fireside Grille in Rancho Santa Margarita has a big fireplace inside.

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        gadflier Jan 29, 2009 01:11 PM

        Thank you Midlife and allmodcons, very helpful.

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          Poeticalmath Jan 29, 2009 01:17 PM

          Is that a cozy environment?

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        jaykayen Jan 29, 2009 08:49 PM

        Ok, I *believe* there is an outside firepit at Duke's in Huntington, but I'm not totally sure.

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          justagthing Jan 29, 2009 08:56 PM

          Not sure about Duke's, but down below at 'who knows what it is called now' restaurant, there is a pit there.

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            gadflier Jan 30, 2009 08:45 AM

            Poeticalmath - great username, not sure what your question is exactly; I think you're asking about Canyon Fireside Grille?
            Thanks to jaykayen and justagthing for help with Dukes/competitor.

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              Allmodcons Jan 30, 2009 11:28 AM

              Canyon FG is pretty cozy inside... and, no fire outside, but patio is nice too.

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          Jaytizzle Jan 30, 2009 12:30 PM

          Only thing I can think of is Chronic Cantina in Triangle Square. Dang! Why can't I think of anything else?!?

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            gadflier Mar 14, 2009 12:50 PM

            Found a new one: Bandera in Newport on PCH, outside pit.

          2. umami Mar 25, 2009 08:18 PM

            Gulfstream in Corona del Mar has an outside dirt patio with two fire pits and adirondack chairs.

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