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Best of Pacifica 2014

Big thanks go to you Surf Spoters, our neighbors and friends, for your vote of confidence and support!

Best of Pacifica 2014

The 2014 Pacifica Tribune Readers Choice Awards honor local businesses in 40 categories each year via anonymous voting.

In our first year on the list, we are honored to have been chosen in two categories:

  • Best Place for Lunch
  • Best Place for Live Music

We connect to you, our community, through our food and our live events! As our Entertainment Director & Senior Audio Engineer Michael Alexander says, "It's our connection to the community that makes the Surf Spot a special place in Pacifica."

Fresh Food & Community

Our ingredients are the freshest we can find, with much sourced from local growers, and we prepare everything, from daily specials to live-fire pizzas to classic comfort food with great care and attention.

Our live events are just as carefully crafted, starting with the sound system.

Michael Alexander, Surf Spot's sound engineer, says, "It's an art, a lot of science, some modern technology, smoke, mirrors, and a little magic, to get great sound outdoors," and adds that it's a team effort, including Jeremy, his lead pro audio engineer and Megan, the talented woman-with-chalk, who updates the Band & Event Board.

Our live music shows on the weekends feature a lot of Pacifica's own local stars like The Chris Cobb Band, The OffShoots, Cypress Jazz, and The Dim Lights, just to name a few. There's something for everyone.

We also do local music programs like the Terra Nova High School Jazz Band or the middle school flute band, coming in February, and the youth from the Green Room Music Center play several times over the summer.

When you visit, we want you to feel like you're in your own back yard with lots of friends over, and you don't have do the clean up afterwards!


Valentines Day Dinner 2015

Join us for a romantic dinner that you and your special someone will savor.

Chef Courtney has created a decadent and delicious prix fixe menu as a wonderful finale to your Valentine's Day.

Valentines Day

We do recommend reservations for this popular evening. Please call (650) 355-7873 to reserve your place now.

Dinner price, per person: $50
Dinner price, per person with wine pairing: $70

The Menu:

Amuse Bouche

Point Reyes Kumamoto Oyster
Cucumber Kimchee Puree

Wine: Gloria Ferrer
Bright aromas of raspberry & baked apple; balanced, zesty pear, cinnamon & yeast flavors

- OR -

Chicken Liver Pate
Crostini, sherry reduction

Wine: A to Z Pino Noir
Nice balance of apricots, blueberries, Bing cherries, blood oranges, white pepper, sweet Eastern spices, violets tea & sweet pipe tobacco

First Course

Warm Spinach Salad
Bean sprouts, bacon, red onion, blue cheese, warm bacon vinaigrette

Wine: Freakshow Cabernet
Nicely balanced with fruit pomegranate & oak showing some smoke

- OR -

Tomato Pie
Heirloom tomato, scallion, parmesan

Wine: Tableaux Cabernet-Franc
Rich fruit & minerals coat the palate with a touch of spice

- OR -

Asparagus Biqsue
Mint coulis, sourdough crouton

Wine: Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling
Delicious flavors of ripe peach & juicy pear


8oz. Filet Mignon
Whipped chive Yukon potatoes/ creamed Brussels spouts/ Cabernet demi

Wine: Seghesio Zinfandel
Palate gives juicy fruit, molasses, red plum, white pepper, raspberry

- OR -

Shallot Butter Broiled Local Halibut
Butter Bean Ragout/ beurre blanc

Wine: Storrs Chardonnay
Aromas of apple blossom & honeysuckle, nice balance with oak & grapefruit

- OR -

Wild Mushroom Risotto
Mixed wild mushrooms/ cream/ crispy shallots

Wine: J Pinot Gris
Bursts with ripe pear & sweet orange blossom honey, finishes with a distinct minerality. A swath of lemon-lime on the palate highlights the fruit & acid


Chocolate Flourless Cake
Strawberries/ vanilla Chantilly cream

Wine: Six Grapes Port
Seductive, rich aroma of ripe plums, cherries & dark chocolate

- OR -

Fresh Fruit Meyer Lemon Tart
White chocolate & raspberry sauce

Wine: The Girls in the Vineyard Blend
Displays golden color & resembles the flesh of a ripe green apple

This evening always fills up fast, so please call us at (650) 355-7873 to reserve now.


Feb 7 & 8 Bands Rained Out!

Due to the coming deluge, we are cancelling both the Saturday and Sunday shows this weekend, February 7th and 8th.

We will make every effort to work with the Jim Moore Band to reschedule.

You'll have another chance soon to catch System 9; they are scheduled to play again on March 21st @ 1pm.


Remember to check the event calendar for new dates!

Time For Comfort Food

In the meantime, don't let the stormy weather get you down!

This is the perfect weather for friends to gather for a hot toddy and some of our soul-satisfying comfort food.

Mac-n-cheese or Left Coast Clam Chowder, anyone?!?

Latest News At-A-Glance

Best of Pacifica 2014

Thank you, Pacifica for voting us Best Place for Lunch & Live Music!


Valentines Day Dinner 2015

Romance and great food! We've got a special prix fixe menu...Reservations are recommended!


Feb 7 & 8 Bands Rained Out!

No shows this weekend due to the storm. We hope to reschedule System 9 & the Jim Moore Band

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