Fireside Tavern

3131 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-913-9061

Details

  • Open daily, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-11 p.m.
  • $$$
  • Full bar
Fireside Tavern is a bistro in Costa Mesa. When the Hotel Hanford became Crowne Plaza, its Savoy restaurant was gutted, and what was cavernous and dark got brighter and more open. In addition to a series of enormous U-shaped booths at the back that could each seat six with space to spare, there are now fire pits surrounded by couches outside. To redo the food, the owners called in Scott Brandon, who is the current owner of LinX and was previously the opening chef at Corona Del Mar's Crowbar and Kitchen, OC's first gastropub. Under Brandon’s direction, Fireside Tavern serves shrimp and grits, pot pie, and pork and beans. Though Brandon has included fish and chips, a burger, and even deviled eggs on the menu, the place isn't really the gastropub it's billed as it's actually a real restaurant serving comfort food designed to stave off homesickness in itinerant souls. Try the chicken noodle soup and the whole-leaf caesar for sure.

Related Stories (2)

  • Five Father's Day Recommendations For This Weekend
    2 years ago by Anne Marie Panoringan

    Let's be honest. Sometimes you want someone to do the thinking for you. Instead of browsing ratings or reviews, an emphatic "Go Here" is enough reason to hit up a place. A place with beer, wine and liquor, plus its share of belt-loo...

  • Fireside Tavern Needs No Reservations
    2 years ago by Edwin Goei

    We'd made reservations for Fireside Tavern—tucked inside the Crowne Plaza across the freeway from South Coast Plaza—but we didn't actually need one. Aside from the two traveling businessmen who'd just checked in at the f...

View All

More American Restaurants in Costa Mesa

View All

More American Restaurants in Orange County

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >