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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: Chris Kurth, Chef de Cuisine
  • 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. Larger groups can be accommodated in the Main Dining Room or Lounge.
  • Private Party Contact: Alberto Hollman (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. Our luxurious Private Dining Room holds up to 12 people and offers customized menus aimed to please even the most discerning guests of honor. Larger groups can also be accommodated in the Grant Grill's main dining room with sleek 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 619-744-2040 to discuss how we can create a memorable moment 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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Laura, Carlos, Chris and the rest of the team are great. Keep up the great work!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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
  • "We celebrated a late Valentine's Day at the Grant Grill. It was a very romantic evening with incredible service! Thank-you, Natalie for taking great care of us! I will be requesting you during our next visit!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The Grant Grill definitely is in the "San Diego's Top Ten Restaurant" category, though you rarely see reference to it. The experience we had here was equal to the dining experience in the private, Member's only University Club, and every other high end restaurant right up there next to Addison. The ambience was perfect for the event (my annual dad and three daughters birthday dinner) and will be remembered as one of the best evenings yet-and we've tried the very best in San Diego)."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I had booked a table for dinner on our first night in San Diego. I had looked at the menu, but was more interested in finding something good for a Sunday evening after a day of travel. The food was well prepared, the staff professional, and it exceeded expectations."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "On the positive side, a very pretty and quiet restaurant. The food was totally bland and tasteless, with miniscule and overpriced portions."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. There was a great live band playing. Perfect for a dinner setting. Definitely will be back."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We always go to the Grant Grill prior to a downtown play or music event. The martini's are great - as is their wine selection. But the best part of our dinners there is the service and food. We always let them know we are on a "schedule" for a event after dinner - and they take care of the rest. Nothing is rushed - and the service is just plain outstanding. The food? The scallop dish and the salmon dish are absolutely delicious. Simply a great menu so kudos to the chef!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I have always loved the Grant Grill and wanted to take a friend there after the Opera. The food was as good as usual, but the service was slow and spotty. We had to flag down our waiter to take our order after waiting for about 10 minutes to get his attention. I am chalking this up to a post-Opera crowd, but it was a bit disappointing."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "the sommelier taught and thought about suggestions and was patient to find the right wine for our dishes. we left satisfied and would go back absolutely. service was impeccable, the booths were large but cozy enough for two at the same time. definitely felt like we were a part of the old boys club while we ate. the centennial manhattan was out of this world and one of the greatest drinks we've ever had."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "The best bread I've ever had in a restaurant. Which, for me, is a promising sign. I could have easily eaten the whole loaf...but I didn't. All of the food was excellent, except for my steak. That is why I only gave four stars. I ordered something called a strip loin medium-rare. What I expected was a New York, or Kansas City or Delmonico (depending on where you are from). What I got was (I think) a strip of a sirloin. It was only 3/4 inch thick, quite a way past medium-rare, and so tough the steak knife barely made a dent. The good news is the servers were great. They replaced it with a rib-eye (much better). Everything else, including the lemon merengue dessert was top notch."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Why? 1. The dining area is right next to the bar. (NOISY!) 2. Service was slow. Very slow. They may have wanted us to order more wine. 3. Quantity of Restaurant Week food was quite skimpy, and not up to par. 3. Duck was tough & dry. 4. Lemon Meringue pie had only 2 small drops of lemon. 5. "served with granola" means only 1/2 tsp of granola. 6. Owners should dine at Bertrand's, as we did 2 nights before: EXCELLENT in every regard! 7. Convenient parking. Nice decor. Tasty fish."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My husband and I went to dinner during restaurant week and we will definitely be back...the service was great, the food amazing and the atmosphere just perfect. It was a truly memorable dinner from the appetizer to the desert...everything was PERFECT!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I love Grant Grill for it's overall experience. The food is exquisite, the drinks are immaculate and the service is first class."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We had a very good experience at the Grant Grill during the Restaurant Week. The first table we were given was next to a rather noisy ice machine, but we were promptly given another table after requesting. The cocktails were very good, the wine selection good, and the food varied between "ok" and very good. But, overall, a nice experience, worth the visit."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "I had a business lunch with some international clients. The service, food, and overall venue were fantastic. Complimentary parking and the valet parking persons also super efficient and courteous. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Really friendly and engaging service! 10% off if you book before the Show. Amazingly fresh smoked halibut. Chorizo Risotto to die for. House baked focaccia I could eat all day."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The Grant Grill has been one of my favorite restaurants since I first dined there in 1970! We often have dinner there before we go to the Civic for various performances. The wine-by-the-glass pours are generous, my sweetbread appetizer could have been more so but my main course of Lamb was simply the best. Cooked to perfection and every bite delicious! We miss the days of subdued conversation among sophisticated diners. The noise level can be more an energetic and that is something that is never appreciated."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Kind of dissapointed. The great waffle buffet was just 4 different flavored 1/4 pieces of very crunchy waffles that were sitting around for awhile. Lots of different toppings. They ended up blending into each other."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Great service and friendly staff. Food was delicious and portions were just right."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We really enjoyed their Waffle Brunch. I would highly recommend it as it is a great value. It was much better then expected. We look forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Out of Turtle Soup and everything else was bland, bland, bland. How can chorizo be made bland and pork with hoi sin sauce tasteless?"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Loved the venue! It was the best decorated place in San Diego for Christmas! The specials were amazing and so were the black truffles!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "They make the best manhattan's in town and the food is delicious. Try the lamb dish....it's outstanding. Service was a bit slow which is quite unusual here but I believe they were very busy due to the holiday. Overall I give this place an A+. I've been here before and will be back!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "I always have a great time at the bar of the grant hotel. . Tom the bartender is a fantastic bartender. I highly recommend going in to see him."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The restaurant's holiday decorations are stunning, and the food was excellent, but not outstanding. A must to visit, at least for a drink, because it is such a beautiful place. The service is unobtrusive but excellent."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Online menu was quite different from the real menu, all three of us had wanted to order something that we saw online that was not available. Seabass was good, portions were tiny. That's okay for me but not for hubby. A rather stodgy setting. The extreme shouting in the bar infected the whole restaurant and we were as far away from the bar as possible and the restaurant was not busy at all. Too many other choices in the area to return to this place."
    Dined on 12/20/2013