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Grant Grill
Grant Grill

Grant Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.grantgrill.com
  • Phone: (619) 744-2077
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Sunday- Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am / Brunch: Saturday& Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm / Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm / Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm -10:30pm / Grant Grill Lounge: 11:00am - Midnight / Happy Hour: Sunday-Thursday 4-7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Mark Kropczynski
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Create a memorable event by selecting Grant Grill for your Special Celebration or Business Occasion. Guests will delight in seasonal menus, fine wines and handcrafted libations, set in Grant Grill's sleek Private Dining Room (up to 12) or Semi-Private Upper Lounge (up to 30). Larger groups can be accommodated in the Main Dining Room. Cocktail receptions, and full and partial buy-outs of the restaurant and/or lounge are also available.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason Alessio (877) 626-1119
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment Thursday-Saturday at 8pm includes live Jazz, Blues, Pop, Soul and R&B presented by Local Artists and Special Guests, with a repertoire of classic and contemporary hits.

    Schedule subject to change. Entertainment calendar available at www.grantgrill.com.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We want to celebrate with you on your special day. Leave the cooking and entertaining to our team of experts, and choose Grant Grill for your Special Occasion Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Reception. Customized menus aim to please even the most discerning guests of honor. Our luxurious Private Dining Room holds up to 12 people surrounded by Grant Grill's wine vault. The Semi-Private Upper Lounge boasts a sleek and modern setting with Art Deco details. Larger groups can also be accommodated in the Grant Grill's main dining room with classic wood finishes and crisp, white linens. Or, for more informal affairs, the Grant Grill Lounge provides an inviting backdrop for versatile receptions with tray-passed bites and craft cocktails. Call Grant Grill's Special Events Team at 619-744-2030 to discuss how we can create a personalized experience for you and your group!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fourth Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking for Breakfast & Lunch. Discounted Valet Parking Rate of $10 for Dinner Patrons.
A word from Grant Grill
On Sunday mornings, follow the scent of fresh waffles to a Sunday Brunch unlike any other. Power lunch Monday-Friday where top executives have been making deals since 1951. Rekindle romance with a 5 course wine tasting dinner, followed by dancing in the adjoining Lounge. No matter what brings you to Grant Grill, we guarantee a remarkable dining experience. From the sumptuous surroundings and attentive service, to the fresh California cuisine, Grant Grill carries a tradition of excellence throughout. Renowned for shaking up some of the nation’s best cocktails, the adjoining Lounge boasts a unique Gaslamp Quarter nightlife experience. The stars of the menu are Grant Grill’s signature, hand crafted cocktails which include their very own 100 Day Barrel Aged Centennial Manhattan and a rotating collection of seasonal concoctions like the holiday’s “Smashing Pumpkin” (as featured on The Food Network). Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Diner Reviews
  • "First time since my 14 years living in San Diego. Service was good. Live Jazz Music was awesome. Seeing nice people dancing. I strongly recommend people this restaurant especially for a special occasion such as your spouse's birthday and/or anniversary. Just spend good time with a feel of relaxing and enjoying the music."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "FANTASTIC meal at what was already my favorite restaurant, and has now gotten even better with the new chef. Started with a wonderful Jeff Josenhans cocktail: the reinvented cosmo. Very refined, fascinating, delicious. Then we had the famous foccacia from their old menu. Sam Burman is really brilliant and is adding very inventive touches to the menu. Loved the herbal "meringue" on the beet appetizer plate - really fun. And the vegetarian entree was a lot of fun too (perfectly cooked veggies with lovely mushroom bread pudding). The new farmers salad is tasty and the strip loin too. Natalie is a brilliant waitress and is always so knowledgeable. The atmosphere is classy but happening. Most fun and delicious restaurant in town."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Overall we had a good time and would recommend it. The servers were much more attentive during breakfast than dinner which was a bit disappointing."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went for my husband's birthday dinner before going to the theater. Our waiter was very attentive and offered great suggestions. We asked for a certain type of wine and he actually recommended the least expensive of the selections and it was perfect. We had the scallops and the duck, both cooked and presented beautifully. 3 hours later we returned after the theater and went into the lounge. Although we had not given our name, the complimentary birthday desert that we missed at dinner (a good thing since we were very full) appeared at our table. Thanks to the whole staff in the Grill for making it a perfect evening!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had lunch recently and, as always, the service, food and décor was great. From being greeted to wait staff, all top notch. The Mock Turtle soup remains my favorite."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My husband loves live music, and I can always count on the Grant Grill for date night! Easy valet parking, professional staff, and a musical line up that never disappoints. Special mention to Sergio, the waiter who goes above and beyond to ensure your dining experience is exemplary/memorable."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I had a special guest that had just arrived from Denmark. He enjoyed the food immensely, eggs benedict (he is a very tall man and didn't need to skip on calories) and full order ceasar salad but my sliders were disappointing - dry and bland. But the service was flawless, so would definitely go back for the service (this kind of service is hard to find) and order something else, perhaps ask for a recommendation from the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Dinner at the Grant Grill was excellent. My wife ordered lamb and I ordered duck, dishes that can be ruined by over cooking even momentarily. Both were done beautifully. Presentation very good. Service was beyond excellent, very attentive and helpful without being intrusive. Exceptional wine list. Price was on par with restaurants of this caliber, not the least expensive place in town but not the most expensive either. We had an after dinner drink at the bar...equally enjoyable. If you haven't tried the Grant Grill, I would encourage you to make it a priority."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We went to the Grant Grill before the theatre and it was wonderful! The fresh baked bread was incredible; warm. light, flavorful. We were there early so we were able to take advantage of the happy hour pricing on the house wine. We had the Chardonnay which was cold, buttery and delicious. The menu was filled with fresh and interesting choices and the meals we chose did not disappoint. We were pleasantly surprised when the bill came to find out our server had given us a 20% discount because we were theatre-bound. The wait staff was attentive and pleasant without hovering. All in all, a fantastic experience! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I've always heard The Grant Grill called The Legendary Grant Grill and I have finally got to experience why. There's so much to say in praise, yet I don't know we're to begin. Everything was exquisite, especially the service. Everyone was very attentive and friendly and made us feel very welcome. They made us feel like they didn't want us to leave and naturally, we didn't want to. The food was beyond amazing. As a foodie I was mind blown by the flavorful and we'll put together dishes on the menu. I would definitely reccomend coming for a special occasion or just a regular dinner night. The Grant Grill will never fail to impress."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "As has been my past experience, this is a well-run comfortable restaurant, suitable for special occasions or just a fine meal. The rich settings are more or less those of a masculine club, but softer in feel and color. The menu is inventive, preparation is careful, and service very attentive and accommodating. The fact that there are only 7 or 8 main plates may not deter locals, but hotel guests may find the choices too limiting for more than one night's meal. That's a pity, because despite the many choices in the Gaslamp Quarter, this is one of the best, and certainly the most refined."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Once found it was magnificent, the ambience, food, service, live Jazz, not to mention the cultural history impact, the lobby is like a museum. if you are in the San Diego, Ca. area this is a must do!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Service from Natalie was perfect, timing of visits was just right. Recommendations of dishes and knowledge of menu reflected a true interest in delivering a memorable experience."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Service was outstanding! Attentive, courteous, and knowledgable about the menu and the wine list. The Prime strip steak was perfectly seared and delicious. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Perfect service, great food, and actually very good value. Much better than might be expected from a hotel based establishment. We paid almost twice as much the day before food that was barely half as good. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Sumptuous dining room and excellent service to accompany it. The menu is not terribly creative, but the rather small selections were well done."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was excellent, i attended a business lunch, service was great..but the server didn't offered us a dessert menu or coffee..which is a surprise for a great restaurant "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Unusual and thoughtful presentations of perfectly prepared food. Everything from the beet salad starter to the "Smores" desert and including the tenderloin of lamb was superb. Service was excellent and unobtrusive. Well worth the money."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We don't come downtown very often but was attending the Symphony on Saturday night. We wanted a nicer up-scale restaurant but did not want to deal with crowds & parking in the Gaslamp so decided to give the Grant Grille a try. An early reservation found us seated in a cozy booth in the corner. Our waitress, Bea, was outstanding, very friendly & professional. She was very well versed in all aspects of the menu & the wine list. The food was wonderful, starting with a delicious amuse bouche & ending with dessert. The excellent coffee was french pressed at the table. Bea was attentive without being intrusive and when she brought our bill, she had applied a Symphony discount which the Grant extends to Symphony goers. Definitely will go back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food and service are always great here. My waiter, Agusto, does a tremendous job. Always remembers my name, which is a nice touch."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "A very nice meal, great steak. Attentive but not intrusive service."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I ended up trying a few different things, and all of them had nice quality to them. Things were pretty pricey, but with the setting, not surprising. Their signature drink was amazing for only $10. Service was pretty good. Their bread is also awesome."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The Grant Grill is lovely and perfect for that 'special evening.' The menu is limited, but what they do, they do well. The service is outstanding with just the kind of unobtrusive care and attention you want. The Grill's location is close to theaters and to the symphony.Two issues. The first is that the portions are quite small. An entree alone might not satisfy. The second is that a $15 parking charge is excessive. Still, Going to the Grant is something I enjoy given its atmosphere, outstanding service, and elegant presentation."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Absolutely fabulous lunch before heading off to the airport. My guest had the Pastrami Rueben Sandwich which was phenomenal as well! Love the dark wood walls with cream booths/decor. Pleasure to dine here!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The place is nice and swanky...but I wish there were was a more exciting menu. I mean I settled on a Cobb salad with grilled chicken...boring! And it wasn't anything special, I knew what a Cobb tastes like. Service was very attentive and took care of us well though. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This is our second time here. The food was very good, but one needs to be aware of the presentation and small portions. We ordered the beet salad appetizer and it was 5 small beets… the roasted red pepper soup was quite salty, the beef was delicious, and the dessert was not what we expected.. it was the cake.. but a tiny piece of cake and a few add on items."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The service is outstanding, and the ambiance elegant. However, the food was not consistent & in some cases not worth the price or eating. The mixed salad on the menu promises goat cheese Gouda and pistachios; it delivers a few grated pieces of cheese and a sprinkling of crushed nuts, not enough to impart any flavor. The scallops were delicious, however the Sable fish was ordinary. The duck was so chewy it was difficult to cut; the only remedy offered was a sharper knife and they tried cooking it more, but tough is tough, and despite the nice flavor of the sauce, chewing was grueling! The citrus dessert, a sort of deconstruction of lemon icebox pie, had too much gram cracker crumbles, not enough lemon flavor, and was disappointing."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was amazing and unique - it's always nice to have something different and good! Prices are very high but definitely worth it for a special occasion. They also had amazing music and wonderful service!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Despite the loss of the tasting menu, the Grant Grill continues to offer an outstanding dining experience. I typically get to go there once every few months. The menu changes at a reasonable pace--there are some novelties, but also some sure old favorites. For single diners like me, the excellent selection of wine by the glass is a plus--one has choices beyond just chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, and cabernet. The service also continues to be great--if your waiter is preoccupied, someone else notices that your wine glass is empty or that you have finished the course. I look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "As usual, the service was excellent, the food beautifully prepared and presented, and the price/value ratio reasonable."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Booked a 9:30pm reservation after the opera - wanted to avoid the 5pm pre-opera crowd. Even though it was a near-closing reservation the server was at the top of her game and the food was magnificent. Great blend of flavors, no taste overpowered another. We were the only couple not seated in the lounge, so it might as well have been a private booking. :-) Spendy, but you really do receive great value for the money."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "A fabuous dining experience- wonderful flavor combinations, expertly presented and mouthwatering experience from the famous mock turtle soup to the scallops to the prime rib- exquisitely prepared and make sure to order the chocolate mouse with expresso icecream- you don't need an opera afterward to make this a must dine destination"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The cuisine and the service is by far outstanding and worth the experience! Very unlike many of the hotel type restaurant settings, the Grant Grill is a gem! We will return! Merci Chef Dean"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Laura, Carlos, Chris and the rest of the team are great. Keep up the great work!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Very nice place, classic and very elegant ambient. Fantastic service, good food for American standards. I would definitely come back and recomend it."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I have been here several times. Alll the help are friendly. Two of my guests were never here before. They liked it so much, they want to return soon. After dinner it is a short walk to the train station,then home to Orange County."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "While others came in and were served after our table at noontime, I had to call for the waiter 40 minutes in and say we had to leave and wouldn't have time to eat within our lunch hour. Only then did they bring the food and blamed the well-done burger for the delay. So it was actually our fault because of our menu choice. Inexcusable service. Second time for a similar experience. Will not return. This was a birthday celebration for which we had reservations."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A pork belly starter was too tough to eat. The sweetbread main course for all of us was over cooked and boring."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I have dined at a great many places. Natalie at the Grant is the best waiter/waitress my wife and I have ever had! Top notch! Grant Grill is on the recommended list!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went to Grant Grill for dinner before an event at Copley Symphony Hall. An outstanding place - excellent food, wine and service."
    Dined on 2/21/2014