The Clubhouse Grill and Club M | Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Ate at the Grill while waiting for the Club to open. The waiter was kind and helpful but seemed out of place in that job position. Very few people in the restaurant at the time, yet there was debris on the floor that was easily noticeable and not being picked up by staff. When we entered the Club (with numerous small tables available), we were told there was a $35 minimum (not sure if that was per person or per table) and there was no place to sit inside where there wasn't a minimum. When asked if our dinner could be applied toward the minimum, they said no. We weren't even sure if we were going to enjoy the band and didn't want to commit to drinking the minimum amount. This use to be a fun place to go dancing, but not with those two policies. We won't be going again.
Food is ok but service is very uneven. When we went they were in process of transitioning from restaurant to club. Manager denied our request to be seated at a particular table. Then immediately sat 5 women added that had come in sfter us. Not a Grand experience.
The Poke here is awesome. Fresh and well prepared. My fav lunch. The views on to the golf course are an added bonus with the sounds of waterfalls. Just serene!
Service with a smile! And a wonderful meal
Small plates food, was not great, the calamari was just crumbs and mostly batter, chicken wings were very tough. Service was kind of slow, they only had 3 waitresses it seemed who were working. Liquid Blue band in the past has been great, playing top 40, but the night we visited it was mostly music from the 60's-70's which happened to be the audience that was predominantly there, most were probably in their 60's. Around 11pm when the DJ started with better music, is when the younger crowd (30's-40's) came. From 11pm on we had a great time dancing.
The tortilla soup was overly spicy and the ceviche was over powered with lime/vinegar taste. I was very disappointed with the food.
We had an awesome time! The live music was great and there’s plenty of room to dance. Don’t make a reservation in the Club section hoping to have much conversation though—it’s suuuper loud!
Food was low quality, cigarette burns in booths, coffee served completely cold and not noted by server. Menu outrageously priced. We are happy to pay for food and beverages that are respected, however this food was treated very similarly to fast food.
Despite that the grill was empty, we had to get up to “find” our server to process the check so we could leave to unfortunately go find another restaurant.
Very sad to have to report this as we frequent Amaya and Addison and had a higher level of expectation even though this outlet is situated off the golf course. Will not return.
Celebrated Thanksgiving at the restaurant disappointed in the service they seemed very short of staff, however we did find a waiter who was very helpful but who wasn't assigned to our table. Thanks to him we are willing to go back for another meal.
Thanksgiving lunch buffet was a disappointment. The quality of the food was not worth the $68/person. Did not have the shrimp and crab claws that were advertised on the menu. Other seafood selections were not fresh and up to par. Turkey and ham were ok. Dessert had no flavor. Coffee was bitter and cold. The only thing we enjoyed was probably the tator tots from the kid’s table selection.
Great venue to go dancing and listen to some of our local bands.. $10 valet parking but reserve a table and get great service
we had the restaurant all to ourselves. we were celebrating our anniversary. our server allowed us to sample the wine and the beer before making our choices which we appreciated. we had stellar service. The meal was excellent we each ordered a steak for the entrée and they were both cooked to perfection.
we wished we had found it sooner as it would be great for lunch or happy hour.
This was a fantastic choice for my wife’s birthday. Great food and great service.
The food was not cooked all the way through- waited a while to get the check.
Great upscale yet casual food, especially for a golf club. Staff was very friendly and outdoor seating was very nice.
If you like quiet, resort ambiance, it doesn't get any better. The patio is very well laid out and provides plenty of privacy dinning options. View is great as well. Food and service were both above average.
Inadequate service after we placed our order. The server disappeared for nearly 30 minutes.
We went for Mother’s Day brunch. The eggs benedict were incredible. We will be back again soon!
Fabulous staff, great food! Perfect for a casual dinner after a long day of travel.
Food wait was longer than expected and our server did not seem to know about the kids meal program (50% off an entree). Still decent brunch for our son’s birthday
Amazing experience as usual, especially for Easter :)
Music was terrible for Easter Sunday morning.
We will never go back again. Horribly slow service, horrible serving order, and we were just treated as additional unwanted workload by the staff. Never again.
Very happy with the food, service and ambiance. Great place to dine
CRISPY CALAMARI is great. All three non-veget burger/sandwich are fresh, well prepared, and juicy. Will certainly come again.
Their Dueling Piano Show is absolutely Fantastic, We have been to almost every single one with family, friends and Clients. The service is exceptional and the Food was perfect for lite bites and a show that makes you, whether you want to or not, get out of your chair and dance. Always a must show to see at Club M
Went to meet with friends in the band that was Playing the main stage! Great Night also ran in to fellow employees of my last Job, Greg told us the party and dancing goes on till early am! Great venue, nice Service staff great full service from the management.
Once again, it never disappoints. Its a great place for quiet conversation and a good meal. Most restaurants in the area are bustling with no parking, many tables, chaos - this is quiet and never disappoints.
If you're looking for a bustling atmosphere in a restaurant - this is not for you.
Perfect location for peaceful conversation and private time. Food is fantastic and service is on par. I've always enjoyed lunches here.
No way this restaurant should be part of the grand del mar...it is bad in general comparing to a 5 star hotel.
Always consistent and a lovely outdoor setting. Great service and delicious fish tacos and churro sundae. Excellent music in the evening in club M!
Don't waste your time! Quite possibly the worst dining experience of my life! After being seated we waited another 20 minutes before going back to hostess stand to see if we could get a server. Both heaters by our table were broken. We had 2 meals come out and then about another 10 minutes later the other two came out. Final straw was the single most disgusting cheeseburger I have ever tasted, so bad I actually spit it out. To be clear, this has never happened to me before.. I didn't know it was possible to not like a burger!
It was okay. Service was pleasant, but slow at the end of our meal. Cocktails are over-priced and not generous for the price, but it is a hotel and that is a given in San Diego. Food was good, but again, over-priced. I probably will not eat here again in order to spend $ on cocktails in out dancing for the evening.
My friends and I enjoyed a beautiful Sunday brunch here, prior to playing a round a golf. We sat outdoors and were presented with a more than gorgeous view of the course while sipping perfectly made mimosas. Our server was very attentive and explained the menu options in a surprisingly artistic way. I also recall the female bartender welcoming us with a warm hello, with her hands cusped behind her back, as he walked us out to our table. She had even sent our table a free mojito to enjoy as she had been 'practicing' a new concoction. This gesture sealed the deal! As for our meals, each of us ordered the eggs benedict - outstanding! The hollandaise sauce was enriched with chili spices and was absolutely delicious. There is no doubt we will be returning! This is a special spot to say the least.
Went here for Mother's Day...it was not that crowded however...and although the service was good...our food took almost 45 min. to arrive at the table. = (
I had a reservation for Mother's Day I booked ahead of time but when I got there they had no table ready we had to wait and wait for someone to get us a table when we did it was the worst table you could have. I asked if we could switch tables 21 people had departed from but they said they were saving it for a party of four as we were a party of three. The gentleman went and asked the manager if that would be OK and he came back finally but we were standing in the middle of the restaurant and said OK. The sheets were wet so obviously someone with a baby fit on headset on the cushion so my beautiful clothes got wet there was food all under my chair and on my chair when I sat down and then we had to wait another 10 to 15 minutes just to get a waitress to come over and ask us for drinks and then she had to leave to go get an order and came back finally and took our order. The food took a long time to get but it was very good it was my Mother's Day after all we had to put up with you would've thought they would've given me a glass of champagne but honestly I wouldn't go back there for a special occasion or maybe even ever go back there I thought the service was not what it should be for a five-star hotel and I honestly was very disappointed that on Mother's Day they did not have the tables preset and ready to go For those who had made reservations way in advance.
We came here for an Easter brunch. I will say this right off the bat, the food was absolutely delicious. I was disappointed because of the service. At a "5 star" resort, I would expect it to be better. We ordered an appetizer and the waiter never put that in, brought out our food, and we asked where it is. He was like "oh yeah...." I just said nevermind. No apology, nothing. Then my husband and I ordered the same thing. I took one item off my food but my husband said leave his as is described on the menu. Well, when he got his sandwich, they didn't put everything on the way that he asked. So for a place that describes itself as "5 star resort" they ought to have their waiters do a better job.
We went there for a birthday dinner celebration and strictly to go dancing. Come to find out the club was closed for a private function! Sad
The staff were welcoming and attentive. The ambiance was cozy with the fireplace burning. Conversation was lively at the bar with the bowl games on TV. Overall I nice place for casual lunch or brunch.
My overall experience was really good. I had two issue; 1: We were asked to move to another table once we sat down and ordered our drinks (we chose to stay where we had been seated); 2: The kids that the adults allowed to run around the tables without their shoes, screaming, and taking items from the buffet with their hands.