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About Cork Fire Kitchen
Rustic, yet refined, Cork Fire Kitchen features inventive menus made for sharing, which highlight the daily bounty from our favorite local farms. Join us for a casual breakfast, lunch with friends or a romantic night out with a spectacular view of our golf course. Enjoy the very best local edibles, foraged fresh and organic whenever possible.
Temecula, CA 92592
Californian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast – 6 am to 11:30 am
Lunch – 11:30 am to 5 pm
Dinner – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Bar/Patio – 11 am to close
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cork Fire Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
We went for our Anniversary dinner. Not crowded at 5:30. Sat near window at first but unfortunately the few flies hanging around were interfering with the enjoyment of the view of the hills and golf course so we moved to a booth further from the windows and it was much better. We have been here a few times before for dinner and the flies near the windows have been a common theme. They do take away from the enjoyment of the meal (last time one ended up in a glass of wine) definitely a spoiler.
Otherwise very good food. Great salmon dish and grilled shrimp pasta. The cheese board appetizer is great. Nice out of the way restaurant without being too far out of the way.
A scallop dish would be very nice, just my preference as well as a chocolate cakes type dessert or tiramisu type. Service was very good. Not pushy, attentive.
My wife and I took our daughter and her new boyfriend do brunch. Since this was our 1st meeting, I thought it was inappropriate environment to introduce ourselves to the young man. The service was excellent, the food delicious, and the ambience soothing. Thank you very much! We look forward to trying your dinner one night.
We had been to Cork Fire once before and really enjoyed it. Our company is having our holiday party there in December and everyone is being put up at the hotel. We decided to go back to make sure the food was still good. It was as good was we remember. My daughter chose the capellini with shrimp which she had before, my husband ordered the tenderloin special and I ordered the beet salad. The only thing that could have made it better was a little brightness needed for the tenderloin. It was good but could have been that much better. We paired it with a Cambria Pinot. A very lovely evening. It was dogs friendly as well as we had our two little dogs in tow. Amazing to be able to have a great meal and be able t bring your pooches. We're sold on this place. Can't wait for our holiday party.
Dissapointing. Good came out luke warm. Had to ask for replacement. Hot version came back within a couple of minutes. The food was over cooked and chewy. Font know for sure, but it felt like they took my food and reheated it.
The server said the calamary was great, but it was only fair and a bit chewy.
Billboard sign off 15 No freeway shows scallops. They do not have scallops on the menu. Online menu shows salmon, not on menu. The food needed more seasoning and the price is high for what you get. This was for a birthday dinner. I have never been to a restaurant that does not offer a free desert specially after spending $230 for 4. Service was very good and the waitress asked the chef for possible changes. They said no. For using local foods, I had no vegetables on my plate. Will not be going back....very disappointed.
Limited selection but fresh food, well cooked, my trout was delicious. The outdoor tables look inviting, it was a little too cold as it happened. There was a fairly noisy "19th hole" bar crowd-the golf course is right there-but the restaurant has enough separation that it wasn't a problem.
My wife and I have visited the Cork and Fork at Temecula Creek Inn on many occasions and have always been pleased with our meals, except for this last Sunday evening. First the positive. I had the stuffed trout which was excellent. The negative was my ordering the Wild Rice and Chicken soup. Very disappointing and quite frankly disgusting to my palate. I tasted the broth which was quite nice, but for my second plunge I got a spoonful of soggy, gross chicken skin which made me gag. I explored further in the soup bowl and couldn't find anything that resembled chicken. I returned it and they took it off the bill. The manager did come over to apologize, but then stated that they are into sustainable cooking and use all parts of the animal. That's fine with me if you use those parts to make the broth, but don't put those questionable parts in the soup. Or, plainly state on your menu that you use all parts of the chicken including skin, etc.
The other disappointment is one of my pet peeves and I'm sorry to see Cork and Fork fall into this hypocritical, politically correct trap. At the bottom of the Cork and Fork menu they state: "We support the minimum wage increase approved by the State legislature. A 2% surcharge has been added to you check....."
Really, if you support the minimum wage increase then pay your employees the higher minimum wage. If you want to raise your prices by 2% go ahead and we as consumers will make the decision whether to dine at your establishment. Your above statement is so hypocritical and makes me question whether I will dine at Cork and Fork again.
The Ambiance and atmosphere in the restaurant was fantastic. Absolutely gorgeous surroundings and a great place to sit and enjoy drinks or have a nice meal. We really liked the local wine selection and the variety of the menu. The food was very good. Unfortunately when they brought out our food they delivered my wife's and apparently my order had gotten lost in the shuffle and they did not prepare mine at all. So they took her food back and put it under a hot lamp where it got dried out and 20 minutes later when my food was finished they brought it out together. The manager was very nice and did not charge us for the entrees however I would have rather not wasted the 1.5 hrs we waited at the restaurant
Second time there, I was there about 3 weeks ago and was very good, this time though was not what I expected. Took a long time for server to approach us and food took even longer, once we got our food eggs were cold and potatoes hard and over cooked, sent them back and still were cold and over cooked. Did not eat them, let server know and seemed that he did not care.
Been here several times while staying at Temecula Creek Inn. Highlight is eating at the Cork (breakfast, lunch and dinner!). Food combinations are terrific. Order and taste food before asking for normal requirements. You'll be surprised and pleased. Looking forward to our next visit!
We chose this restaurant because of its location overlooking a golf course. It was a beautiful setting and our waitress was personable and genuine. I had the shrimp and grits because I wanted to compare them to the southern version. While they were good, I like the southern version better. My colleague had the special-whole trout with crispy skin. It looked delicious and he liked it.
This is a lovely place to relax and enjoy a slow evening. Don't go if you are in a hurry or don't like to linger.
This restaurant had great service and the staff was very accommodating. The con was that I enjoyed the appetizer more than I enjoyed the main course. I ordered the Filet Mignon but was very disappointed with the taste and presentation of the meal. If you offer Filet Mignon, It better be able to outshine the appetizer. Especially since it was probably the most expensive item on the menu. The ambiance was just ok. A little too old fashioned for me.
We love returning to Cork Fire Kitchen for special occasions during the year. Service is impeccable, hopefully Roy will be your server. Food is tasty, generous portions, a real dining experience- no need rush. There is a private dining room that we have reserved for a birthday gathering with 30 people. Lovely room, service and ambience!
The service was fantastic and the setting is quite serene. The view of the putting green and the green 9th hole is beautiful. The food is not incredible, but it is consistently good. A big plus is that we never feel rushed to eat our food and leave. If you do stay longer, please remember to tip heavy!
Service: waited 10minutes after being seated before someone asked if we wanted anything to drink. It was another 10 minutes to get that water and coffee. Service was slim to none....my husband had to get up to grab the water pitcher just to refill our glasses! Mind you, the place wasn't busy at all so there was no excuse for the crappy service!
Food: ordered the ribs with BBQ beans and some coconut chicken dish. The ribs were dry/tough and totally lacking in flavor; the beans were the worst I've ever had...it was a big clump of mess. The chicken was dry and also bland....no flavor at all....it reads well on the menu though. Ordered the flourless chocolate cake for dessert-- just simply awful!!
For the money this place charges for their food, you'd think it'd be somewhat decent. I will never recommend this restaurant. You're better off going to Denny's and spend a fraction of the cost and get better service! AWFUL FOOD, AWFUL SERVICE!!!
Three of us went for breakfast on a Sunday. We made a reservation with Open Table, arrived a bit early, but were seated immediately. We were offered a table by the window but were allowed to choose a booth away from the morning sun. The view from anywhere in the room is incredibly beautiful. The breakfast menu is inventive while still offering the regular breakfast staples of bacon and eggs. When the food was served it was visually pleasing as well as tasty. We all chose a different item. One had the chorizo eggs Benedict, the other had bacon and eggs. The eggs were fried to the exact request of our guest. I ordered an egg white omelet with goat cheese and arugula. Two of us ordered hot tea. I appreciated the fact that it was served in a tea press and was loose-leaf. I commented to our server that it was very good English Breakfast. My husband ordered a green tea that smelled like a Gunpowder green. We didn't ask what it was, but he liked it. My only suggestion would be for the served to let the guest know how much longer the tea should steep after bringing it to the table since we didn't know how soon before she brought it to us the water had been poured. For those who know tea it may be easy to figure out, but it isn't that way for everyone.
Overall, I would recommend this location for anyone who wants an interestingly diverse and creative menu to choose from without being overwhelmed with too many items to pick from. I love the fact that they source the food from as many local growers as possible. We will most certainly return.
This wonderful restaurant is part of the Temecula Creek Inn, which is a golf and destination resort for events, such as weddings. It had a really unique menu and the chef was quite creative with some dishes we all enjoy. I ordered the New York strip steak, on a bed of asparagus. My wife had the 'special', which was seared scallops and they were both very good. Not a long wine list, but some nice choices to pair with your dinner entrees. This was our 3rd visit to this resort and we will definitely be back.
I usually dine at Cork Fire kitchen once a month. It was my favorite restaurant... pricey but the food is amazing. However, this last time I felt unwelcomed by the older lady at the reservations desk. My waitress and all other staff were good but the older lady put a damper on my evening. How hard is it to be polite? I spent $168 food was worth it... service was good but her a tad bit rude maybe she ahould not be greeting/seating people.
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