Grant Grill
Grant Grill

Grant Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.grantgrill.com/
  • Phone: (619) 744-2077
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am / Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 6:30am - 2:30pm / Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm / Nightly Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Grant Grill Lounge: 11:00am - Midnight / Happy Hour: Sunday-Thursday 4-7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Sam Burman
  • 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 8776261119
  • 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: 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
Start your morning sweet with Bliss Cakes or savory with South of the Border flavors of the Chicken Migas. Power lunch Monday-Friday with sandwiches, salads and entrees, where top executives have been making deals since 1951. The Dinner Menu changes nightly to feature the best of the farmer's market. Pair with fine wines and dancing in the Lounge for a memorable date night. 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. 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 hand crafted cocktails which include their very own 100 Day Barrel Aged Manhattan and a rotating collection of seasonal concoctions like the holiday’s “Smashing Pumpkin” (as featured on The Food Network).
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Grant Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)fit for foodies (44)romantic (41)good for groups (20)great for brunch (18)great for lunch (16)notable wine list (16)neighborhood gem (15)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Play w dinner
    goodVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Enjoyed our meal and wine, would go back so it is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely
    cousins
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Second time dining here recently. Enjoy the retro warm feeling of the dining room. Good service and you leave knowing that everyone that waited on you from valet to busboy want you to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Reliable for a Good Meal, Great Service
    FriendlyVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    It was another reliable dining experience at the Grant Grill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent spot for lunch downtown
    foodlover
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This is an excellent place for the business lunch crowd downtown San Diego. Very accessible and close for many. Food, service, menu selection was excellent. Great ambiance. Not too noisy and not too quiet either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful gem!
    tmxdevils
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Located in the U.S. Grant Hotel, Grant Grill is a lovely restaurant with an elegant, but inviting atmosphere. I was there for a date and they were very accommodating by tucking us away in a quieter spot away from the bar. They has live jazz playing, which I love. I had the short ribs, which were tender with a lively hint of spiciness. My date has the sweetbreads, which were rich and sweet. The bar and lounge area seem like a great place for happy hours, especially, since we were hearing the bar break out in Sweet Caroline. Only complaint: Maraschino cherry in the Old Fashions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Fireball365
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I would have given 5 stars for Ambiance and given a lower noise level if we hadn't been seated near the kitchen door (which kind of ruined the mood). The service was particularly good and the food was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Nice Visit
    GeneVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I wanted to introduce my buddy to the barrel-aged whiskey (Genepi Americana) before it ran out. I had it a couple of weeks ago and loved it! We were served by Tara, my favorite person at Grant Grill! She is the best! We had a nice couple of hours of drinks and watched the World Series on the TV. Thanks for another nice visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Web site is misleading about brunch. Service was ok but felt rushed even though the restaurant was nit even half full.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old School with New Cuisine
    millard
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This place was Amazing. We are from Los Angeles, and it is almost impossible to find a restaurant like this - impeccable service from everyone - tablecloths - they change the silverware between courses - they ASK you if you are ready for your entree. And the price is the same you would pay at any of the new hip places that are noisy and pack you in and then charge $50+ per person for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grant Grill - 16 Oct 2014
    GeneVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Tara is our favorite hostess/waitress! She made our anniversary night the BEST with her attentiveness and a beautiful after-meal, anniversary dessert! I ordered the Butter Lettuced as a starter and the King Salmon for the main course. The salmon was perfect with the surrounding veggies really providing perfect flavor! I am not a whiskey person, however, I tried their barrel-aged whiskey (6 months old). They make one barrel and keep the barrel in the lounge area. It was the smoothest drink I think I have ever had!! It is the perfect lip-wettening, slow-sipping drink you could ever have! I’d like to say thank-you to Sarah for your sweet compliments while my wife and I had a drink at the bar after we arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    LoveFood2
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    It was a marvelous meal from beginning to end. Service was impeccable. We would highly recommend the Grant Grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shirleyk
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We enjoyed a great late breakfast here. Food was delicious and the service: Impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently great food & service
    LocalfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We've been coming to Grant Grill for years and the food and staff never disappoint. This is high end dining experience and its very apparent everyone takes great pride in ensuring you have a wonderful meal. New to the menu is an aged bone in rib eye for TWO. It amazing! A must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland, poorly prepared
    Opentabler88VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was extremely bland and not prepared very well. I had the scallops and found them undercooked and overly-salted. The dish itself was watery.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Dinner Before a Show
    JmapVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My husband and I don't make it downtown very often but we do when we have show tickets. The Grant Grill is an amazing location; within walking distance of Horton Plaza and Symphany hall. The cuisine is seasonal and creative. The service is impeccable and you know that they treat their employees well because it's the same folks every time we visit. On Friday and Saturday evenings, they feature a live jazz band. If you're looking for a lovely evening downtown, try the Grant Grill before or after a show. As a bonus, they partner with several arts organizations so if you tell them you're going to a local production then you may get 25% off your bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite places!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Everytime I walk into the US Grant Hotel, I feel like i've been whisked away to another time. The Grant Grill is one of my favorite places to meet up with friends to grab a nibble before a show, to linger over a long dinner or even just to have a drink. I met up with 3 of my good friends the other night and we had such a wonderful time. I ordered the lentil stew as my entree and it was beyond divine. Stew can either be too thick and filling or too bland. This lentil stew was absolute perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • upscale digs
    hal52VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The restaurant was very upscale in a appearance thought the staff was very friendly. The food was a superb balance of local sustainable food with layers of complex flavor. The service was first rate, timely and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    Romes01
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    While visiting San Diego, my wife and I were looking for a nice place to enjoy dinner. Lots of places to choose from and so we opted for the Grant Grill. Sometimes hotel restaurants are iffy and good for only breakfast, but to our delight, that was not the case with the Grant Grill. The atmosphere was great for a romantic evening and the service was excellent. Thank you Chris! The sweetbreads were delicious and the beef cheek was incredible!! The wine suggestions made by Chris were right on point to compliment our dinner. Needless to say, I highly recommend the Grant Grill and look forward to trips to San Diego in order to stop in and enjoy a meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in San Diego
    berrywilson
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a fantastic meal at the Grant Grill, the food was fabulous and the vegetarian option was imaginative. Service was excellent, very friendly and attentive with good recommendations made. This was our favourite dining experience on our trip to San Diego and I would highly revommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect meal before the theater
    johndpalm
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Last Saturday night was my first time eating at The Grant Grill. I've stopped in before for a drink and so it came to mind when we were looking for a place to eat before catching a play at the Civic Theater. Apparently a lot of other people had the same idea. Fortunately, the food and service did not suffer from the wave of people coming in for dinner and leaving at almost the same time. The food was fantastic and the service really raised the bar for what I expect at a nice restaurant. We certainly will be choosing The Grant Grill again the next time we're at an event nearby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice surprise!
    KurtellenVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had eaten at the Grant Grill once before and really were not impressed. We were seeing a play downtown and thought we'd give it another chance. It was wonderful!! The food was amazing! The portions were just the right size! The service timing was not too fast and not too slow. We were even able to have dessert and leave with plenty of time to make our play. We are so happy we gave it another try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food is not quality as in the past -- no longer can I recommend to people.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • restaurant week
    cousins
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Chose Grant Grill to be close to theatre and "quieter" choice. Didn't realize it was restaurant week and a lovely menu was offered. Great value and yummy food. Our dinner experience was flawless and out in time for Kinky Boots!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional experience
    Frank
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    There were eight for dinner and each of us enjoyed our meal very much. Our service from Brendon and others was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Meanddaughter
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Loved the preserved old style of the hotel and The sophistication of the restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great with the Girls
    Jillypepper
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had such a great time - excellent wine and food served with grace and style. Love the bar, the ambiance and the food is never a disappointment. Special thanks to the staff for managing a demanding group with class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will go back again...soon
    gkindred
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Second time there in two months...both for special occasion. Our experience was just as good as the first. Service excellent, food even better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for pre-theater dining
    StephanieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Good food and service, valet parking, close to the opera and Balboa Theater -- what's not to love?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great experience
    pkwhouVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Amazing food from the new chef and continued wonderful service always make the Grant Grill a great choice in dining!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nathan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Grant grill is great- it's perfect for special occasions with a sophisticated, throwback atmosphere. That said, don't order the fad drink from the bar, go for the sidecar. Awesome food, too. It's pricey, but well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    pkwhouVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    While most hotel restaurants tend to disappoint, the Grant Grill always has great food, great service, and a wonderful ambiance. Well worth visiting whether or not you are a guest of the hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • patience is a virtue
    charlieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    had a lunch reservation for 3 at 12:30pm. seated promptly, given some water and a bread basket and then waited and waited and waited till our server asked if we wanted some water...oops see you have that. it was now 1:15pm apx so we ordered a bottle of wine and then our lunch items. steak and frites excellent, turkey panini huge. then the bill came. what no offer for coffee or dessert? what's up with the grill? slip ups like these for this amount of $$$. not right. maybe we wren't movers and shakers?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful breakfast!
    CrewVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Not a large menu to choose from, but delightfully prepared and delicious morning fare. Go for the steak and eggs, you won't regret it. A delicious, expertly cooked and super tender Hangar steak, topped with a bit of Chimichuri sauce, super crispy breakfast potatoes, eggs your way, a match made in heaven! A great way to start the day. The Crab Benedict was also tasty and light, no English Muffin to weigh the meal down, rather a light and savory bread pudding, topped with crab, avocado, and perfectly poached eggs. Just a bit of Hollandaise, not too much to drown the meal. Not a bargain breakfast at all, but a wonderful splurge, especially if you can relax and enjoy the beautiful setting.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner, Awful breakfast
    Will79
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had an amazing dinner experience. The food was delicious and our waitress made the evening special. We choice to eat breakfast there and unfortunately it overshadowed the night before. We were offered complimentary coffee that was set up in the restaurant and we said we'd until we sat down, we sat down & it took 10 minutes for a waiter to come, he offered us coffee and I assumed it was the same coffee being offered for free, the coffee was cold but we ordered eggs and hash, it came and we were asked if we wanted condiments, it took 10 minutes for that to arrive along with our toast so everything was cold, the waiter was inattentive and to boot the cold coffee was 4$ each when free coffee was offered! Would not go back bc it was so bad
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Really loved it all especially the music. Can only afford it once a year but love it for special days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous turtle soup
    cackieVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Thought nobody could top turtle soup like New Orleans but the grant grill wins hands down! So good!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful setting; great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Menu offers some interesting variations on traditional dishes. Service was outstanding. Food overall good; only complaint is everything was just a little too salty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 534 reviews are from the Grant Grill reviews archive.
  • Great time with great Live Music
    Hiro
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Grant Grill just got even better!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, service a bit slow
    DisappointedVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.