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C-Level

4.7
4.7
2453 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Resting on stilts atop San Diego By C Level Lounge, is an upscale-casual lounge on the waterfront overlooking the city skyline and Coronado.

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Booked 92 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 298-6802

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Deborah Scott

  • Catering

    Take Chef Deborah Scott's cuisine to your special event, work function or party. For more details, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your private event on the C-Level Lanai with breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and skyline. For parties of 15-30 there is no better location to celebrate your special occasion, work function or family get-together. For pricing and information, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    Harbor Island Dr

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is unavailable at this time.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 4th of July Celebration by the Bay

    $64.95 per person

    Jul 4, 2022 only
    Join us for the 4th of July celebration at C-Level. Enjoy a three-course pre set menu at $64.95 per person with a firework show on bay. Served from 6:30pm to 9pm. Window tables may not be reserved online, please contact the restaurant directly. For outdoor tables, there is no weather back up. Our menu highlights Lobster Bisque, New York Steak, American Wagyu Burger, Chilled Seafood Platter, Chicken Piccata, Nordic Blue Salmon, and Flowerless Chocolate for dessert. Thank you for celebrating with us!

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What 2,453 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

    Scenic View

  • San Diego

    Seafood

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  1. J

    Jcancook

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    From the hostess to the wait staff, the service was great. we wanted a table in the shade and they didn't hesitate to find us a good table. Now comes the not so great stuff. Got the calamari appetizer. too much batter and over cooked. very chewy - almost sent it back. The French dip sandwich was awful. Who puts raw onions in French dip? caramelized onions - maybe, raw - no! cheese and peppers and heavy spread made it taste like cheesesteak instead of French dip. To add insult to injury. The meat tasted like it was microwaved. want a good French dip? go to Ember and Rye in Carlsbad or Houston's in OC. Burger was better. good buns, the lettuce and tomatoes were fresh but the beef patty was light meaning more fat and cheaper cut. Fries were good. Steak salad was above average but not enough toppings. Overall, it was a disappointment. On a Saturday afternoon, it was not packed like it used to be. Not sure what's going on with Cohn. I used to love their restaurants. Years ago, Indigo grill used to be fantastic, but the menu got stale and after they shut down (prior to pandemic) they reopened with pretty much the same stuff. No wonder it closed. Since the Pandemic, I've been to Island Prime, Coasttera, Prado and now C-level. Its just been disappointment one after another. I have to say, the service has always been great but the food has gone downhill. Its the attention to details that's lacking. the food tastes like its assembled instead of cooked with pride. The French dip was probably the worse I've had in years. Ugh.

  2. FB

    FranciscoB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service by Becky and great food. The beautiful ambience was the cherry on top. Had the everything seared ahi delicious!!!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was great as always however we made a reservation and there were tables against the glass with prime water view but we got seated one table back. There was always a prime water view table available the entire time we were there. Disappointed that a reservation wouldn’t get you one of the best tables. Towards the end of our meal, a party of 4 came in and some of that party knew several people that worked at the restaurant. There was a parade of managers and servers who came by to chat with this table and thus they were standing right next to our table which was disruptive and blocked our view.

  4. N

    Noel

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    Service was really slow. We were a party of 8. I had to seek waiter out to order a drink and food. I never received requested water. He did come with the bill timely … not unusual for C level. Love the view, service has always been a challenge, have never seen a manager walking around. I ordered mussels and they came in a small bowl with a slew of arugula. Was hard to manage. More arugula than mussels. They use to be served in a larger bowl so you could see what you are eating.

  5. PT

    PhillyTraveler

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Friendly service and good value for the bay front location and food.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our waiter Nick was excellent and the food was prepared to perfection.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Came here by recommendation of a friend. Was not disappointed pricing isn’t bad. Environment is a tad bit noisy but I liked it like that. My wife and I had our children with us and made the experience so much better as result of the environment. The view is breathtaking and the food was wonderful. The service was just over the top. Charles was a over the top wonderful server.

  8. BT

    BrianT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated my wife’s birthday with niece and her classmate. Service was great. Food and beverage service was prompt. We had a great time with perfect ambiance and beautiful San Diego Bay views. We are blessed in many ways and this was another one of those ticked positive experiences.

  9. M

    Mayablossom

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful location amazing food great service

  10. H

    Honeygram

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The lobster BLT is the best! They always have great servers! We love C Level

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Great views but food and drinks were not good. Stripe bass was dry and cocktails were too sweet.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Cool place with great views. Waitstaff was excellent and very attentive to our needs. If you sit on the patio in the evening, you may want to bring a jacket.

  13. C

    Chantel

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating my wedding anniversary, everything from the service, food, and ambiance was outstanding. You have to order their Mud Pie for dessert… it was delicious!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I came last night to celebrate my wife’s birthday and was frustrated at first because we had a reservation but had to wait longer due to miscommunication but Troy the manager along with an outstanding customer service from the waiter and the entire crew made this an amazing experience not to mention the excellent quality of food. Will definitely come back

  15. FB

    FroggiB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service was excellent. Filet mignon was a little gristly and asparagus had tough stalks. Other than that, no complaints. Amaretto cheesecake was excellent.

  16. KM

    KatieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent, Kaitlyn our server was attentive and kind and the view is spectacular.

  17. F

    Frank

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant right on the water with amazing views. Very close to the airport, so we ate here checking in before our flight. Good for kids. Mine loved views of the aircraft carriers docked on Coronado Island. Dress is business casual. Good selection of local beers if that's what you're into.

  18. k

    katinar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bernadette was our sever. Sweet gal, very hospitable. Management was definitely aware of their patrons and made the rounds several times to ensure our experience was running smoothly. We ordered the sea bass, ribeye, and the mussels with chorizo. We Will be heading back soon to try other items in the menu and grab some of the key lime pie. Wonderful views, great music - allowed for an enjoyable and smooth evening. To the manager wearing the blue suit with the sweet blue flower lapel pin, thank you for the hospitality and taking care of us. You and Bernadette were awesome!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good was good especially the New York steak and onion soup. Everyone liked their meals. Scenery was nice. Easy to find parking.

  20. SA

    SALLIEC

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to celebrate Father’s Day and had a wonderful meal. Our server was so nice and kept checking on us. The view was beautiful. I ordered the Chicken picatta and would order it again. I can’t wait to go back!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went here for Father’s Day and it was amazing time. Prices are reasonable, location fantastic but the main star was the food! Had the lobster BLT- amazing and a “must get” if you go here. Great service (which is hard to find nowadays)! Just an overall amazing experience with the family with great views of the SD bay, skyline and north island.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Planned a milestone birthday for my spouse and booked table a few weeks in advance. When we arrived, we were told by hostess that we might have to wait for a table with a view, even though I had included our request for one in reservation. I was a bit disappointed by this and when the manager, Rachel Lewis was brought out to assist, she immediately brought calm to the situation and assured us that even though the tables with a view were first come, first served she would do her best to get us the table we wanted. Within a few minutes we were seated at a fantastic table, worthy of the celebration we wanted. Rachel returned to our table a couple of times just to make sure everything was going well (which it was!) and our server Becky was extremely welcoming and attentive. We enjoyed our food and drinks. The standouts were the Coconut Shrimp appetizer as well as the Lobster Bisque, but everything else we ordered was very good and the Desi Arnaz Mojitos were outstanding. Because of Rachel’s professionalism and obvious skills in service recovery, we had a fantastic experience. The team even brought a wonderful surprise dessert for my husband’s birthday. We appreciated the service we received and will definitely plan to come back to celebrate another occasion soon!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  24. DA

    DianaA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great servers and great food !

  25. MY

    MYRAG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had seafood pasta it had at least a pound of seafood in it cooked to perfection! The service was excellent. Good value for the cost and the best Damn cheesecake! The view was amazing!

  26. DC

    DuckConfit

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    It appears that some menu items have been changed which are noticable to long time diners.

  27. JT

    JohnT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The outside patio is the way to go. Beautiful views of the San Diego skyline and harbor boating activity.

  28. RO

    ROBERTM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    C-Level delivered! My wife and I were celebrating our 33rd Wedding Anniversary and my 62nd birthday. We were seated within 10 minutes of our arrival. Andres was our server and he did a wonderful job this evening. And the food was delicious! I ordered the ribeye, my wife the striped bass, and my son the lobster mac n’ cheese. We also ordered the C-Level Louie salad and the French onion soup and lobster bisque! It got a bit chilly and Andres turned on the heater for us. At the end of our dinner, Andres brought us some cake to celebrate us! The only thing that dampened the ambience a bit was a pretty loud individual that was celebrating his own birthday and dragging total strangers into raucous renditions of “Happy Birthday,” repeatedly! We did appreciate that the manager on duty (we missed his name) seemed concerned enough to do rounds (including to table) to ensure we weren’t bothered. Nevertheless, it was great dining experience! Will definitely be back!

  29. AW

    AWG49

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our server Aubrey was great. Very attentive and friendly. Fantastic view of the bay and skyline.

  30. NT

    NanetteT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, food and amazing view of the harbor!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation

  32. ST

    SherryT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    C level was incredibly underwhelming. The food was quite average. The best looking meal turned out to be the hamburger. And I don’t go to a restaurant like C level for a burger. There are great tables at C level but we didn’t get one. Our table seemed to be thrown in the middle of the aisle. I rate the whole experience as meh.

  33. KR

    KellyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic experience from start to finish with OpenTable and C-Level. OpenTable: First of all the OpenTable app made it easy for me to make the reservation and make notes. Secondly, I got reminders that our event was coming up. I didn’t need them this time, but in another case I might have. C~Level: This restaurant is fantastic! The ambience, the food and the service is on point. * They do a great job of excellent service without hovering. I highly recommend this restaurant and we will be back.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience was amazing. We booked our reservation early for our anniversary. They had saved us an amazing table on the corner of the patio. We were lucky to be there on a Wednesday and enjoyed the sailboat races as well. Our server, Anthony, was full of energy and excellent suggestions on the menu. He talked me into some different items than I had planned for and it did not disappoint. The artichoke appetizer was out of this world. I had the filet mignon burger with blue cheese. It was delicious. My wife had the prime ribeye and also enjoyed it very much. Our biggest regret was that we were staying in a hotel so taking leftovers was not ideal. The mud pie for dessert finished off an amazing meal. We would 100% go back here for another special occasion or for a regular dinner if we are back in town.

  35. c

    craigc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Not sure what the 4% surcharge is for. Why not just raise prices?

  36. BM

    BMac

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    C-Level has become a special occasion lunch and dinner spot for us. This lunch was to celebrate our 54th Wedding Anniversary and our meal, service by Nicholas and the view made it all very special.

  37. A

    Antonina

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Liz was amazing! Great service, beautiful view, and delicious food!

  38. HP

    HollyP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a 3:45 reservation to sit out on the patio. What a great experience! We had beautiful views and delicious food and drink specials for $8 each.

  39. MK

    MaryK

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The 3 of us were seated promptly and outdoors, as I'd requested. We were taken to the area along an outdoor path so we didn't have to go through the crowded restaurant inside. Our food was superb as was our waiter. We all were so pleased with the entire experience.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly a beautiful and memorable experience we had here. The waiters we had were amazing and the hostess accommodated us without hesitation to a better table after we had mentioned our party was smaller than the original reservation. My family and I were there in celebration of my daughter's promotion to high school and we were treated with a nice dessert to finish our delicious lunch. Excellence all around and I'm very appreciative of the staff. We'll be back soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

C-Level offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 298-6802.

C-Level is rated 4.7 stars by 2453 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 92 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for C-Level

880 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harbor Island Dr

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is unavailable at this time.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Deborah Scott

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 298-6802

  • Catering

    Take Chef Deborah Scott's cuisine to your special event, work function or party. For more details, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your private event on the C-Level Lanai with breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and skyline. For parties of 15-30 there is no better location to celebrate your special occasion, work function or family get-together. For pricing and information, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

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