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Martinis, San Diego, CA

Martinis

3.8
3.8
10 Reviews
$31 to $50
Pacific Rim

Martinis has a chef-driven menu with a new focus on Contemporary Fusion cuisine by Diego Ledesma, the prior executive chef from Rustic Root in the historical Gaslamp Quarter of Downtown San Diego. Hand-selected, seasonal ingredients crafted with passion and creativity are the focus of this inventive new menu. Bar is a modern upscale lounge in a popular and well known area in Hillcrest located near Urban MO’s Bar & Grill with an outdoor and indoor bar delivering a relaxed and posh ambiance with daily live entertainment and activities.

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Delivery

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pacific Rim, Breakfast, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 546-9983

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Executive chef

    Diego Ledesma

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Cross street

    Between University & Washington St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Both Washington and University

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 10 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. s

    seans

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1

    I don't usually return food or drinks but being a Martini Lounge, the martinis were terrible! No champagne nor a descent wine selection either. Food was very mediocre too. Musicians were amazing however.

  2. A

    Alex

    France

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was great and very friendly. Food was incredible. This place did not disappoint.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Service,food and place was great. No live music which was scheduled on website:(.

  4. SP

    SteveP

    Orange County

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner and show with Betti and Bruce. Food was excellent and nice drink selection. A must stop for a fun night out.

  5. F

    Foodie

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4

    We just left Martinis. We are so disappointed in this place . We really wanted it to be great so we could go back with family and friends many times. The reservation system was very confusing we had to go to Martinis website for the show and pay the charge In advance that starts at 8. It asked what table number we wanted with no diagram of seating chart available. Then we wanted to eat before show but could not get a hold of restaurant until the night of show so had to go to open table and get a dinner reservation thinking the show was at 8. We sat down had an amazing server Christina but the poor girl had to say everything we asked for they do not have even though it was on the menu. We finally found a few things, french fries, chicken dinner, pizza and ceviche. Two things came out 30 minutes before the other 2 entrees. We were ok with everything until 8 oclock came. Two Entertainers start walking around talking to people as to which the only people in the audience were with the Rue Paul Show( The Void) They made a comment around 8:30 they were almost ready to start . Guess what next thing we know they are playing a blurry tv show on the big screen . After an hour we asked our server what was going on she said she would check. She came back embarrassed and said she was told the show would be starting in another 45 minutes by now that means 10 pm. Their webdite said show 8-9:30 We now have been at Martinis 4 hours no show in sight. We had an early morning event and had to leave. So we had no show and paid in advance for something we never got. Really not sure there was ever a show. So very disappointed wish it was the original Martinis above 4th but as nice as the people were they don’t have a chance with this kind of management . I hated writing this review but don’t want anyone else to be blind sided as we were.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    This venue used to be fun and amazing but since new ownership it’s not at the same level as before. They are trying hard but there’s still a lot of training and details that need to be addressed. It has potential but needs some much needed help and TLC!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Rayme on the piano is AMAZING!! Would come back just for him! And he was so gracious with the open mic!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The dinner was fantastic.We had the chicken that was cooked to perfection. The server was especially friendly. And the martinis are the best around!

  9. HR

    HowardR

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2

    Joshua was our waiter and he was the best part of the evening. Half the food came out a half hour after the first 2. The Pesto was barely on the flat bread...maybe a teaspoon! My fries were little bits and pieces...never seen any so small. Half chicken took an hour and was not very big either. Must've starved the chicken before selling it. Drinks were fabulous. Would not return.

  10. H

    Howbar

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice ambiance, great drinks, good food, good service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Martinis using the Order Online button.

Martinis is rated 3.8 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

June 2022
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Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online
Google Map for Martinis

3940 Fourth Ave San Diego, CA 92103-3193

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between University & Washington St

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pacific Rim, Breakfast, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Both Washington and University

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Executive chef

    Diego Ledesma

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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