Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/bluepoint
  • Phone: 6192336623x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Group Lunches Only.

    Dinner: Open at 5pm Daily.

    Closed most holidays so please call ahead.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Reservations 6192336623x
  • Special Events: Inquire on the web at dinecrg.com/group-events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and private paid lots.
A word from Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
Blue Point is a 1940s style New York supper club featuring great martinis, the freshest seafood and prime aged beef. The dining room is lined with cherry wood and Frank Sinatra's music is common overhead.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (58)fit for foodies (53)romantic (42)neighborhood gem (22)great for outdoor dining (22)notable wine list (13)hot spot (9)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (4)good for groups (4)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Dissapointed
    live2eat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I think it's fair not to have high expectation when you walk in to any restaurant nowadays, obviously from the others reviews, everybody's experience is different when it comes to food and service, unfortunately ours were more negative than positive, although the service was nice, the food was disappointing when it came to taste and texture, but the worst thing about the whole restaurant is the awful smell when you walk by the kitchen on your way to the bathroom, they should do something about that, I wish I remember our waiter's name, but he was really nice and attentive.
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  • Always delicious!
    JaimiVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We really love Blue Point. It's one of the those places you just can't go wrong with. The only criticism would be the price. The cost is the same as Eddy V's or Cowboy Star, and I'm not so sure the food, while very, very good, is up to those standards. We do enjoy the old school dinner house feel and will always go back. The martini's are especially good and may be why the bill is so high:)
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very nice place but the food was hit and miss. The crab topped halibut was dry and the lobster wasn't cooked fully. However the steak fillet was excellent as was everything else. Service was too notch!
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    special occasion
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  • Wonderful seafood
    veglasagna
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Enjoyed our mules, salmon with cheese grits and excellent service
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Seafood and staff
    2fishyfoodies
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    ALWAYS excellent. Consistently perfectly prepared seafood. Professional & knowledgeable staff add to the pleasurable experience, with recommendations that are suited to our taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a find!
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Brittany really helped us navigate a menu, in which absolutely everything looked good! She was very attentive without being overbearing. Kudos to the staff in the front and the back of the house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best restaurant in San Diego
    Loli
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is our new favorite for special occasions. From the moment we arrived, we were treated as though we were special guests. We were celebrating our son's 21st birthday, and we'll all remember the excellent service and the outstanding dishes and drinks. When we made our reservation we stated we have a guest with peanut allergy, and one with cinnamon allergy. Our server was already prepared for that, so she told us about the two or three dishes to avoid....that left us with many options. We all enjoyed tasting each other's choices. Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood
    HappyCamper
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    You won't be disappointed at Blue Point Coastal Cuisine. The Halibut was the best I've ever had and the service was wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Old School look/new school food=yum
    SusanSVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    For our first visit to San Diego, we were on business and looking for a really good restaurant near our hotel. Blue Coast came highly recommended on Open Table and did not disappoint. West Coast oysters were in need of NO enhancement, fresh, sweet and briny. My husband had the yellowfin with soba noodles and I had the sablefish (apparently butterfish? on the East Coast), both of which were delicious. The decor is deep red, leather banquettes, very comfortable. And the service was excellent. I hope there's another San Diego trip in my future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SUBSTANDARD!
    amanda4882
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Blue Point should be ashamed of themselves! First off, I came in on Friday at 5:30 for my reservation and there were 3 blonde girls standing at the hostess stand. No greeting, no hello, just staring as if I was a bother. I told them I had a reservation and was escorted to my seat of choice outside. Hostess walks away. Server comes up and asks for our drink order. I asked for the HH menu and the server seemed rather annoyed that we were ordering HH. I got my wine and it smelled like a dirty dish rag in the glass. I informed the server and they brought another glass of wine. Food came out and was terrible from the filet mignon ravioli to the caprese salad to the dumplings. All was really bad. No flavor and the ravioli was hard throughout.
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  • Highest quality protein that swims
    LustForFood
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Bottom line, high quality, fresh seafood. Skillfully prepared, served hot, almost every time I visit. New halibut entree a must try. Smoked salmon best I've had in San Diego.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy from beginning to end
    Cohnfan
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We started with fresh oysters and ended with dessert, sharing appetizer and entree in between -- definitely the way to go to taste several sections of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WAIT STAFF WOWED!
    GatirBearCA
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The moment we walked into the restaurant the staff was warm and welcoming. After we were seated the great service continued. Our waiter was extremely friendly and treated us to a delicious amuse bouche. Our server also took the time to thoroughly explain the menu and highlight some of the restaurants best choices Our meal was scrumptious! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodiefiend
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Waiter forgot our oyster app. Then brought us the wrong one. But made it up with a free warm truffle chocolate cake. Great service recovery!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood restaurant
    Bobc
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had the halibut, my wife had the linguine with shrimp and clams both were wonderful
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique seafood presentation
    JDRLVVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I was in town for a meeting and wanted to eat some good seafood. I asked for advice from a server at the bar atop the Hyatt. She recommended the Blue Point just a short walk from the hotel. The recommendation was spot on. The ambience was understated elegance and complimented by Sinatra background music. The food was great. The oysters were large and incredibly fresh. For a main course I had the clam and shrimp linguini in pesto olive oil sauce. My wife had the butterfish. Both were beautifully prepare and uniquely presented. A good choice for a great seafood meal in the Gaslamp district.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Fred
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This was an absolutely perfect meal. The farmer's salad was great, scallops were prepared to perfection, and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant - one of my all time best meals.
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  • Delicious romantic dinner
    FoodLover
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food was excellent. Highly recommend the scallops and swordfish. The wine choices were great as well. The servers are extremely attentive and great at giving recommendations. It was my birthday as well, and they brought me a scrumptious ganache chocolate cake. Would definitely go again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood
    PHil
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Had the Crab Crusted Halibut, it was amazing paired with teh Mac and Cheese which has to be on the all time best mac and cheese ever list, if that exists.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oceanic
    Karen
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We loved the oceanic theme, even though it's not on the water and the wait staff were exceptional! :-)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not really worth the price
    CJMGilbert
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We really like C Level and so decided to try another of the CRG offerings. I got the crab-crusted halibut. My wife and daughter got the salmon. I enjoyed the halibut, the crab crust had a nice lemony zing that made the whole dish- but was it worth $48? I've had tastier fish dishes for less. My wife and daughter's salmon was nothing special. My wife said the best thing on the plate was the barbeque sauce for the salmon. The grits were sub-par, the rainbow carrots were so completely al dente that we called it raw and CJMthe spinach was without flavor. We skipped dessert and went down the street to Chocolat.
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  • Great!
    JanieVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I went with my mom and had a great time. The cocktail was terrific, the food incredibly tasty and the server warm and accommodating. I can't ask for much more. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • San Diego Seafood
    ixlr8VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    There are so many great options for seafood in San Diego, granted. Blue Point can be described as your standby, where you know you are going to get, not only a great meal, top quality, and superior service, but a great location right in the heart of the Gas Lamp neighborhood for a tremendous dining experience, with access to everything downtown SD. We had the Scallops, Salmon, and the Sablefish. Octopus salad was also delightful (Caesar and Calamari were also part of the experience). Dining on the patio was questionable for some, but if you can tolerate all walks of life, it was actually quite entertaining; like dinner and a show! Add in a handful of great cocktails, and it was a perfect outing. Thank you Mark, outstanding service sir.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Martini Masters!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Awesome street-side gourmet dining and martinis to die for. An excellent experience for my out of town guests and a great recommendation for business meals near the convention center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood
    Bobndeb
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Blue Point has become our favorite resturant in the Gaslamp. The seafood is fresh and cooked to perfection. We have always had outstanding service here. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • carrie
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Central location, very good food and friendly servers! Really liked the wine menu. Whereas it may be a little old fashioned, it is always a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wines123VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I really enjoyed the food. It was tasty and the fish was very fresh. I wish the menu had a more complex appetizers otherwise it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Delicious Food
    Musch
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Blue Point Coastal Cuisine's food is consistently good. I have been there three times and it has never disappointed. The service is efficient and professional. The menu is diverse enough to please all palates and there is an extensive selection of wines. If you are visiting San Diego, if you have lived here all your life, or if you are entertaining a guest, be sure to take the time to go to this restaurant; you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal, once again
    nena
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Blue Point consistently meets high standards. We enjoyed our experience from the moment we walked in. The hostess was friendly, not minding that we arrived very early for our reservation. The waiter and bus boy were both friendly and knowledgeable, making it a comfortable and still elegant evening. And yes, the FOOD was FABULOUS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was just ok
    MBDB2014VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The halibut was dry, the haricot vert were overcooked. I expected better for a $48 dish. The service was incredible.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • steals burnt to a crisp
    chris
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Sadly my husband ordered a med steak that wad double well done. Mine was median well and was way over cooked. It was pretty bad
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  • Terrible food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I normally like this place, but it went with my father and my 2 uncles. I wanted to take them somewhere nice, but all of our food was terrible. Very disappointing especially since they drove two hours to see me and to go to dinner.
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  • Great seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Everything with seafood in it was delicious - skip the mushroom and beef ravioli, the pasta was tough and the insides were dry. The drinks are LARGE, they give you extra on the side. Had a great evening and left very well fed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, outstanding service
    DJM1
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great food, outstanding service. What's not to like.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    haal1
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had a fabulous time. Our waiter was great and the food was fit for foodies. As a matter of fact I said that we were eating things that looked like what we see on Top Chef challenges.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mother's Day Brunch
    happy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Mother's Day Brunch was delicious and I had the crab stuffed whole trout was AMAZING and very tasty. The steaks were perfectly cooked and my mom ate for free as a gift of the restaurant for all mothers and she loved her spinach ravioli with shrimp in a light cream sauce. It is in a great location in the Gas Lamp and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had eaten at Blue Point before and enjoyed their food so I took my sister there for Mothers Day lunch. To our surprise they paid for our entrees. How nice!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • smg46
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent service... Fantastic scallops.. so welcoming on Mother's day.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice, but ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Food was good, but short of great. Would likely have been happier with it had the prices not been so outrageous. Ate at Top of the Market the next night, liked both food and ambience better, and spent less. Should try to do something about the fishy smell on entry to the restaurant. Not all fish seafood restaurants smell that way!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back
    smeredithsVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We started with the lobster bisque and sashimi. Both were excellent and very flavorful. Our entrees were the albacore and the Faroe salmon. Our cleared plates were completely clean. The sides included with each entree were wonderful and tastefully plated. Our server, Erica, was extremely attentive, but not in a bothersome way. Our drinks were quickly refreshed and we left feeling full. Can't wait to return and try other fish entrees. This lives up to the rest of the Cohn restaurants we visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.