Greystone The Steakhouse
Greystone The Steakhouse

Greystone The Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.greystonesteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 6192320225x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music every Friday & Saturday Night starting at 9:00pm
  • Special Events: LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS AT 9pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: G Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Greystone The Steakhouse
Greystone is an independently owned and operated steakhouse located in the heart of downtown San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter. We feature aged meat, seafood and pasta with influences from the culinary traditions of Europe, America and the Pacific Rim. To complement our cuisine, Greystone also features an award-winning wine list. Our spacious, multi-level floor plan features a classic yet contemporary decor and a relaxed, cosmopolitan ambiance perfect for entertaining.
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Greystone The Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (10)notable wine list (9)romantic (8)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (4)good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (3)hot spot (3)fit for foodies (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food and service were both very good. We started with Oysters Rockefeller and Stuffed Mushrooms, which were perfect. Everyone in our party was happy with the steaks and the sides of garlic mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus were delicious The ambience, however, left a lot to be desired. The area downstairs is tight and loud. There was a drunk obnoxious patron in the upstairs bar who was making a huge ruckous all throughout dinner. We complained to the manager, as did others. While he apologized profusely and spoke to the man, he and his group were permitted to remain and continued to be boisterous. Our dessert was comped, but that had little significance to the overall disruption to our very expensive meal.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food but loud
    foodbusiness23
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    we enjoyed the food and wine but there were several loud groups in the bar and the noise flowed into the dining area. good spot for larger groups. intimate dining go elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not great steak for a steakhouse
    RickVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had the filet oscar. Filet was not a great quality (guessing not center cut) and had no flavor/seasoning. The "oscar" was touted as lump crab. Not a lump in it - more like some kind of crab mush. Service was very good and i sat on the patio which made the people watching fun. those things made the overall rating Fair vs. Poor.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great time!
    Andrew
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had a wonderful time at this location. Located in the middle of San Diego's Gaslamp district, they make very good use of their space. Two floors of dining plus a middle level with the bar. They have a spacious lounge, good bartenders, and excellent staff. Their oysters on the half shell were delicious and they gave me a great ribeye. My fiancee had the king crab legs and they were excellent as well. Too bad we didn't have room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Comiconned
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My husband and I ate here during Comic-Con so we could sit outside and watch all the people. This was the only good thing about this place. I ordered a wedge salad. The lettuce was completely yellow. No green anywhere. If it would have been at home in my fridge, I would have thrown it out. There were only 4 bacon bits on the salad, and it was literally swimming in what tasted like a bottled blue cheese dressing. Then, my husband and I shared the rib eye. The waitress audibly sighed when we told her we would be sharing a meal, as if already calculating the tip in her head. The rib eye was under seasoned, over cooked and obviously not a "prime" piece of meat. The garlic mashed potatoes were thin and watery. Not worth the money.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK...
    alteredegoVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Dined at this restaurant on a Thursday. $10 valet parking near the door. The interior is pleasant and more colorful than many Downtown restaurants occupying older buildings. After being seated upstairs for dinner, reasonably quick service and drinks followed. The stage for "OKness" was immediately set by a initial serving of bread that might have been sliced from a grocery-store baguette: tasteless and underwhelming. A disappointing shrimp cocktail with mealy, granular shrimp followed. The salads as a whole were better, especially the Greystone salad, but were served on warm plates. The steaks were not bad (a la Oscar, NY Strip), but the entree prices with sides are expensive and didn't redeem a ho-hum meal. No need to return here.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good steak in the Gaslamp fist
    Steakhouse
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Good service and good food. Outdoor seating is great but inside feels a little claustrophobic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Excels; Food Meh
    SDMom
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went with husband and Dad on Father's Day. Once a year they like a good, albeit expensive steak, sides extra. Love Donovan's and Ruth's Chris. Tried this place for free entree for Dad. They each got bone-in filet, one boneless filet. Meat was tender and well flavored inside, but missed that sizzle you get at the other places. They seemed to have sat a while. Sides were corn and mushrooms, both great and enough for 3, but the mashed potatoes were a watery bore. Also got apps - lump crab cake was tasty but more bread filler than lump crab. Kind of mushy. Wedge salad was ok. Bread was a bore too. A good sourdough please? Weird music - 70's pop - wrong place for that. Service great. Hostess, wait staff, manager, all terrific.
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  • Wonderful Food, Great Night!
    katy101VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was wonderful, fish done perfectly. Good Drinks and good wine list. Only fault was our food didn't come out at the same time...awkward. Pretty pricey...will go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Although our waitress was good about getting everything delivered to our time in a timely manner it was all business with her. She came across as stiff no personality. That might have been because of the number of tables she had to cover, not sure. Over all she got our food to us and it was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS A TREAT
    Trac
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We love to go to Greystone Steakhouse whenever we're downtown. The food is great and I love the ambience and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little Dissapointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I have been before and had a great experience. This time, while the service was very good, the food -- both in taste and presentation -- was fair at best, and the air conditioning was not working well so it was not comfortable.
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  • San Diego - steakhouse
    Theo2
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Very good steakhouse in the gaslamp district. Busy steetlife with outdoor seating or cozy indoor seating on two levels.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 181 reviews are from the Greystone The Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Greystone The Steakhouse
    RyanD
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    It was truly a great experience overall! The food was great and although a bit pricey you got a lot of food for what you paid, unlike some expensive restaurants. A great atmosphere and very friendly and fun service. We had a 6pm reservation on a Friday and were seated immediately on the patio. A great night with great food at a fantastic restaurant!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greystone
    LPcomments
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I had chicken florentine, it was pretty good. But my boyfriend had a streak and it wasn't that great. Especially, because the restaurant is known for steaks. Flemings steaks were better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE THIS PLACE!
    victoria
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The service is always great! The food is always amazing! The always have great specials! On fridaysand saturday nights they have great bands!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greystone = GreatStone = Fantastic
    bkm425VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    You get what you pay for - and you if you have wine, etc. plan on paying about $75-80 per person including tip - but the food is fantastic. No three star, under $20 per person restaurant but this place steps up and knocks it out of the park. Greystone is consistently a step above the rest of the Gaslamp's cuisine. Steak, Italian pasta, Elk, Buffalo with port wine reduction, fine wine list - its all here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's okay!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The service was good, but the filet mignon was nothing special. There are much better places to go for a nice steak - Donovans, Ruth Chris. The prices were high I thought for what you got.
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  • Restaurant was dated
    Luvs2eatout
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    It wasn't horrible but the dining room area for the tables for two was very very small and crowded home space for wader to get by table waitstaff was wonderful Barcinas outside seen looked great inside the restaurant really not much ambience or ROM and now I'm much to it
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good night out
    Simon
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Excellent restaurant food with extensive range of food choices and lovely wine menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was ok- but the waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Food was ok- but the waiter Dennis was so annoying checked in so much- he never gave you a chance to look at the menu. Other staff was fine. He ruined the evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Run of the Mill
    Biewel
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Typical steak house with nothing special to report. Good quality meat, same dishes you find on any steak house menu, good wine list. Service was fast efficient and friendly. Most interesting aspect of the place it the tiered lay out. Why not recommend it? These days a restaurant has to show more imagination for it to be recommended. Greystone is by no means bad - but in the category of steak houses nothing special what so ever.
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  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Really a great meal... excellent service... shared a cheese board and the Greystone Salad. I had a bone-in Filet ala Oscar (Lump Crabmeat and Bernaise) my wife the Buffalo Tenderloin... cooked to perfection... great wine list too... will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steaks no bueno
    Finediner
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Service and atmosphere great. Filets were so-so.. Seafood platter was pretty good. Prices somewhat reasonable, but overall, the food was not first class.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Loved the Elk Chops
    Cinde
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    We had an early dinner, so the restaurant was uncrowed and quiet, with nice Jazz . The wine and craft beer list was impressive. Our favorite dish was the Elk Chop. Very tender and flavorful, served with Mashed Potatoes and a wonderful sauce. If you ever wanted to try Elk, this is the place. The Buffalo Tenderloin was very good. The Blue Point Oysters were delicious and very fresh. I love that the bread they serve was hot and yeasty and the butter was spreadable. The Greystone Salad was good, but the Butter Lettuce was boring. I think more exciting greens would be much better. Gelato and espresso ended our meal. I can't wait to come back to Greystone and I like that they are a local restaurant not a chain. The best service, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad steaks
    Mshe
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    It was a holiday and we couldn't get into any of our favorite places. Grey stone had room so we took our Oregon friends. The 2 filets were so tough we couldn't eat them. They said they had been having trouble with the purveyor. That was an understatement. When they charge this much the steaks should be tender.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been so much better
    Jkunkle
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our name was not on the reservation list and we had to wait. The noise, the crowding, mugginess all I could put up with but for our waiter's actions. I order my filet mignon medium rare and when my entrée was brought it was well done. I was appalled that after my initial corner cut on my steak and showing the waiter that it was not medium rare he would ask me to split it in half to make sure. When my meal was brought up again and I cut the steak again in a corner and informed the waiter it was perfect but he wanted me to cut it in the middle to make sure. He insisted on my cutting the middle and my husband stepped in and finally he relented. I would not recommend a restaurant that questions its customers on what they have order.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OK FOOD FOR THE PRICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The steak was good - but not $50.00 good. A little fatty. Server said the sides were family size so we shared - barely enough for two people. The did let us bring our own wine which was great. Unfortunately it is also a little crowded - table done have much room by the time you have a drink, water, food, sides, bread and plates. There are no notes that the Valet is actually down the street at their sister restaurant and anyone who has gone through the gas lamp at night with all the one way streets know how hard it is to park at night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was delicious. When we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was delicious. When we first got there we did not have to wait that long for our table. We were waiting by the bar and the bartender took a little while to help us out but still very friendly. Our waiter was consistent and constantly refilled my water.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Valentine's Day Dissappointment
    sailaway
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    After trying to get reservations to some of our favorite restaurants for Valentine's Day, we settled on Greystone as it had open tables at reasonable times. Now I know why. Our table was just at the top of the stairs and in a high traffic area, they didn't have the wine we selected off their wine list and the food was only so-so. Since steak is supposed to be their specialty, I ordered a filet mignon. It was overdone and the Bernaise sauce was tasteless. The only positive I have to say is that the service was very goo.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could be a Steak Chain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Noisy, cramped tables, waiters overworked (or cooking requests were reversed). But the place was packed; big groups of business related. No better than a steak chain
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Gaslamp Steakhouse
    KarinaVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    I had a wonderful time at Greystone. Amazing food, and beautiful ambience. Steaks very delicious and cooked to perfection. The servier's recommendations were great. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • smile
    spellfire
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Although our waiter was very slow and seemed disorganized when we first for there, he got it together. The meal was great. The beer was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    DavidC
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Great experience. Outstanding food (filet was delicious), wine was excellent and the service was wonderful. Spouse dinner out as a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Not Great
    USAFoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The food was pretty good. Little surprised at the portion size of the potatoes but we'll get over it. The location and atmosphere also great. Service was something you'd find at a quickie breakfast spot. No chit chat. No specials. No set up for a great experience. That was a shame because that would've made the whole experience rated higher.
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  • average at best
    underwhelmed
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The hostesses were nice. The server was competent but no personality. I don't know if it was because of all the hype, but the experience left alot to be desired. Average steak at well above average prices. The highpoint of the night was the tiramisu. With all of the restaurants downtown, I doubt this one will get a second visit.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the top Steak House's
    RCisepic
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Four of us went there for restaurant week, and we LOVED it! The service was great , the food was perfectly prepared, and the environment was fantastic. We got a discounted price because of restaurant week, but we took a look at the regular menu while we were there. It had a great selection, and the wine list was huge! It cost about the same as other Steak Houses in Downtown, so be prepared to spend a bit of money for a dinner and a bottle of wine. I will definitely be going back and would gladly recommend this to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week ......
    Blondee
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    I was in town and it happened to be restaurant week. I had a great meal way below their normal prices. The crab cake was awesome, as well as the sea bass. Waiter was wonderful and helpful. Introduced me to my 'NEW' favorite vodka Ultima ........ it was smooth as silk. This Kettle One girl is now a Ultima girl. Sat outside on the patio which was very nice. The indoor dining was a little big loud for my ideal setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab Food Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    The food was incredible. We went during San Diego Restaurant Week and the service was a bit bogged down but well worth the wait!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A NIGHTMARE
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We drove down from Orange County to take client's to a GREAT steakhouse. They first brought the wrong appetizer, overcooked one of the steaks, one dinner was cold and was re-heated and too dry to eat. I ordered the lobster bisque soup. It was DARK brown in color and looked more like gravy than soup. It had no lobster and was AWFUL. The waiter asked me if I had been to a restaurant "Blue Points" down the street and said they made it the same way! It was an embarrassing evening and I will never return. A nightmare of an experience!!!!!!
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