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.
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
Cork Fire Kitchen was very understanding ...
Cork Fire Kitchen was very understanding that we got caught up in traffic due to road construction, and that our party had increased from original request. LoriAnne was a fantastic waitress, and took great care of our party.
My Cobb Salad was very good. My friend ...
My Cobb Salad was very good. My friend had the flatbread, but before she noticed the waitress had taken away her plate which still had two pieces on it without asking if she wanted it boxed up (which she did). Of course, the view is always excellent. I wish they could have a better menu for Lunch. I would go again.
I decided to make my days senior birthda ...
I decided to make my days senior birthday a little more special than his usual annual bbq. It was a lovely setting with a great view to the golf course. The service was awesome and to top it off the food and drinks were delicious! If you want to have a special occasion and make someone happy for the day- this is this place!
The food was sub-par at best. Ribs were ...
The food was sub-par at best. Ribs were dry and tough, baked beans were over cooked but cold (figure that out), corn bread was burnt on bottom. My wife's Angel Hair pasta with shrimp was flavorless.
For a $250 bill for 4 adults and two children I expected better.
Breakfast was absolutely delicious for e ...
Breakfast was absolutely delicious for everyone at our table. Our server overheard me on the phone with a friend who needed a hotel in town and she graciously offered and went to check if Temecula Creek In had availability
Our entire experience was amazing. Food ...
Our entire experience was amazing. Food was delicious and service couldn't have been better. One thing I do suggest is that servers be more familiar with menu as in describing certain foods. But like I said our server was amazing, very friendly.
Nothing we ordered was particularly grea ...
Nothing we ordered was particularly great. I ordered the Citrus Salmon special and it came plain on a very large orange tomato (the citrus). I would have preferred a citrus sauce on the salmon instead. The brussel sprout appetizer was probably the best thing we ordered, but I didn't like it enough that I'd come back for more. The service was very good though.
We arrived about 8:15 on a Sat night wit ...
We arrived about 8:15 on a Sat night with a reservation. Few people there, but took about 15 min. for our waitress to appear. She said she was also serving in another room with a party & had been cutting cake. There were several other wait staff in dining room, so her explanation still made no sense why we were not seated where wait staff was available. Throughout the meal, continuous, long delays. Although we were very disappointed with the service, we would return to eat on the patio & enjoy the outdoor ambience as we had read about in reviews.
Temecula was a convenient mid-point for ...
Temecula was a convenient mid-point for 3 families coming from different parts of California, to celebrate a birthday. We arrived a bit early for our luncheon reservation, and were seated immediately. Service was attentive and prompt, but we were comfortable and encouraged to linger as long as we wanted. Food was nicely presented, but not outstanding. The view, overlooking the golf course, was relaxing and interesting. We'll be happy to make the trek again in a few months.
Sunday lunch with a friend. Truffle/bac ...
Sunday lunch with a friend. Truffle/bacon/asparagus mac 'n cheese was spot-on to split as an appetizer. Yummy. I had a Reuben sandwich that came with side salad (or fries). Sandwich was excellent. Salad supposedly had house vinegarette-like dressing (suggested) but either it was too light or they forgot to add. Reasonable prices and staff was attentive.
Perfect for a romantic date night. 1) Re ...
Perfect for a romantic date night. 1) Reservations on-line in about 5 minutes while I'm running errands. SCORE! 2) Able to make reservations on-line to surprise my husband. SCORE! 3) The patio overlooked a waterfall, the golf course, and the mountains; we felt like the rest of the world just disappeared and allowed us to live in a little bubble of wonderful food, lovely scenery, and each other's company. SCORE! 4) Amazing menu options; great for foodies or just people who want a nice meal in a lovely location. SCORE! 5) Our server was just attentive enough to meet our needs while being great about giving us space to enjoy our date; some would say that she was away too long, but I think she was just an excellent server who knew how to read her clients. SCORE! 6) On a personal note, Cork Fire served THE BEST mocha I have EVER HAD!
Our appetizers did not quite hit the mar ...
Our appetizers did not quite hit the mark - Brussels were dry, and the calamari was rubbery. The dinners were very good - the big winner was the shrimp and grits, and the braised short ribs were very good. Dessert was hit or miss. The fritters were burnt, but the cobbler was good. Service was very good, and restaurant is attractive. If they could work out the quality consistency issues this would be a good spot.
We ate here for our anniversary and beca ...
We ate here for our anniversary and because we were staying at the Temecula Creek Inn. The service was excellent. They took every opportunity to make sure we were having a wonderful anniversary dinner. The food is hit and miss in my opinion. Some selections like my salmon were absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked, while others like our beet salad fell a little short. They have a good wine selection, but some wines were not available. Fortunately, the one we really wanted was :) The restaurant is large and has nice views of the golf course. Overall we had a wonderful anniversary dinner.
Went to celebrate my mother's birthday. ...
Went to celebrate my mother's birthday. The ambiance was nice because of the views of the golf course. My parents both had the Farmers Salad and added shrimp for an extra $8. The salads ended up being $20 each, which is fine, but only cam with four shrimp each. My one son ordered a Reuben with fries, but it came out with fruit. My other son ordered calamari which came with a dipping sauce. The sauce was actually smeared all over the calamari. I would have asked for a re-fire, but the server seemed to just drift by and ask how things were quickly. I obviously could have chased them down, but I guess I expected a little more paced service since there was a golf course and resort associated with this restaurant. I only ordered an appetizer, so when my bill before tip was $92 I was a bit surprised. Too bad because I really wanted to like this place. No one really seemed to be happy.
The only thing I would probably say that ...
The only thing I would probably say that was surprising, is that the vinyl/leather on the booths needs to be replaced. The booths near the windows. Not in great condition, and pretty dirty along each side. Was surprised to see that. At least in the booth that we were sitting in. Also could use some new filling in the seat cushions. We sat pretty low, but hostess said the pillows that were sitting on the seats were there so that we could sit on them to make up for the flatness.
Me and mine spent the weekend at the Tem ...
Me and mine spent the weekend at the Temecula Creek Inn and we ate at the Cork Fire Kitchen on both Friday and Saturday evenings both nights were excellent experiences all around! Great mood to the place, the food was excellent the service was beyond excellent and the prices were very reasonable. I would highly recommend the Cork Fire Kitchen for any and all occasions...bar none!!
"Extremely noisy from kids screaming eve ...
"Extremely noisy from kids screaming every couple of minutes the entire evening we were there."
"Food Services is lousy. Asked for new clean plates, they never came"
"The receptionist is not friendly to customers at all"
VERY underwhelming! The menu was a paper ...
VERY underwhelming! The menu was a paper menu, I was willing to overlook that because there were some raving reviews on here and was eager to try to delicious food I was promised. We got drinks which tasted very strong rather than delicious, two appetizers and two entrees. The server was oblivious to the fact that we were so unhappy with the quality of our food. When the server came and asked how everything was multiple times, our expressions alone would have given away the fact that we weren't pleased. Then we followed it up with everything is JUST OK every time we were asked. The server smiled and said great and walked away. I was very upset paying $115 for dinner that was this awful. I have never been so grossed out by the food! It was very fatty, bland and lacking in luster. I used to work at several restaurants, it does not take much to keep me happy. In fact, we did not complain to the manager or anything because my husband and I do not choose to do such a thing, however, we will never return here. This ruined our wedding anniversary...how disappointing!
The service at the restaurant was great; ...
The service at the restaurant was great; however, the food was extremely disappointing. Appetizers were lackluster and under seasoned. Salad was missing ingredients from what was on the menu and under seasoned. Main dishes were overcooked and also very under seasoned.
The wait staff and the management were very apologetic and took care of our dining experience; however, based on the food, I would not recommend Cork Fire.
We went on a Saturday for lunch . When ...
We went on a Saturday for lunch . When they poured us a bottle of champagne more expensive than we order they provided it to us for the same price as the one we originally ordered. It was quick and generous correction on the part of the young woman who was the manager that day.
Believe me we all appreciated the professional service and will stop there again on our next trip to the Temecula wine region.
Food was Great, I was really looking for ...
Food was Great, I was really looking forward to my first experience here... and it would have been scored much higher, had the service not upset me halfway through our brunch visit.
I met a friend at Cork that I Hadn't seen in ages. We had planned for a nice long sit down. We were sat, ordered drinks and ate the complimentary biscuits with preserves provided, an hour later we ordered breakfast items.
Later, when the server brought the check, she said "No Rush, please enjoy each others company!" We took her at her word, and did so.
After coming back by the table 3 more times to see if we had the check ready... the waitress finally asked us "I hate to do this, but "they" are making me cash you out"
My girlfriend and I immediately got out our cards and paid.
We sat there chatting for two more hours (well into the lunch service), and not ONE time after we paid, did anyone ask if we would like anything else to drink... anything from the lunch menu, or EVEN bothered to refill out water glasses. We had reservations at 9AM... we were at our table until 1PM. The restaurant could have easily made $30-$70 more dollars from our visit... and another double tip (we paid separately) had anyone... a manager, or any server, asked if we would like anything else.
They didn't ask us to vacate our table, but I felt like my patronage was not appreciated, just the same as if they had.
The location is wonderful (and will, no ...
The location is wonderful (and will, no doubt, improve greatly once the adjacent construction is complete). The service, without exception, was stellar. The folks who work there are authentically friendly. We were seated at what was, in my opinion, the best booth in the house -- by the window, in the corner, overlooking the property's attractive golf course. We were first drawn to the restaurant by their wonderfully creative menu. My sister and I are vegetarians, and their offerings were exciting for us. They also have a nice wine menu. Unfortunately, however, my guests and I found both the execution and presentation of our orders to be disappointing and mediocre. I ordered the hummus plate. The bread they served with it was rock hard, and the hummus trio was unattractively slopped on the plate. My sister ordered the beet salad. She commented that the beets didn't taste roasted or particularly fresh and were only red. She also didn't like the large glumps of feta cheese in her salad. We were celebrating the 4th birthday of a child in our party. She ordered a ham and cheese sandwich with fries off of the child's menu. The toasted bread of the sandwich was so thick, she really couldn't enjoy it. The plate was also hot. Not good. Dishes for children should never be served on a hot plate. All things considered, we really did have an enjoyable experience at this restaurant. I do hope they focus on improving their kitchen; but I would return, if I am ever in the area. And I would recommend giving it a try.
Great meal - we enjoyed it while staying ...
Great meal - we enjoyed it while staying at the Temecula Creek Inn. We had the tuna poke which was great, an awesome salad and the critters. My only complaint is that we found a piece of steak on the plate with our critters which didn't sit well with this vegetarian. Worth it if you're staying at the hotel!
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