Humphreys Restaurant
Humphreys Restaurant

Humphreys Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.humphreysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6192243577x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    TUE: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    WED: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    THU: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    FRI: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    SAT: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    SUN: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Paul Murphy
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private and semi-private availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Mark McIver 6193989446x280
  • Entertainment: San Diego's finest live entertainment from jazz, blues, high-energy dance and rock is featured nightly in our Backstage Music Club.
    Banquet Facilities: We can accommodate groups up to 1200.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rosecrans Street
  • Public Transit: Within 1/2 mile
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Humphreys Restaurant
Long regarded in San Diego and abroad as one of the city's finest waterfront restaurants, Humphreys Restaurant features Modern Global Cuisine at its finest and overlooks the marina on beautiful San Diego Bay. After dinner, dance the night away in our adjacent Backstage Music Club to the finest live entertainment San Diego has to offer. Reservations made online are for the dining room only. Sunday Brunch: $43.95 for adults, children 7-12 $19.95, 6 and under FREE!! If you want to enjoy the live jazz during your brunch, the reservation can not be made online.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Humphreys Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (45)special occasion (35)great for brunch (31)romantic (26)great for lunch (14)neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (10)vibrant bar scene (9)good for groups (8)notable wine list (7)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Diner for two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    service was great food was above average and the band in the bar was rockin the house...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice celebration
    GVML
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our service was outstanding! Our waitress was so accommodating and sweet! The food was good. All in all, a very nice celebration!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Surprise
    LauraLVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We picked this restaurant because it was near a place we were sightseeing (Cabrillo National Monument). It was a great surprise, since we had a great meal - a great table by the window - great cocktails - and a great wait-person! She edited the cocktails we ordered to our taste; helped us choose from their menu (we had the fish tacos & the crab louie salad - we both loved our meals!); and was personable too! Really enjoyed this Saturday lunch before we went off to hike around the point! We were there on the early side, so it was quiet - but it's a large restaurant with different dining areas and a beautiful decor! Enjoyed it thoroughly!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Humphreys is always top notch
    Actionmancali
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Humphreys provides ambiance with excellent cuisine always a great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most Disgusting Restaurant Ever!!!
    Mrsflores
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Appetizer was good. When I got my main course plate, I found 3 pieces of hair in my plate! We told our waitress right away. She apologized and offered another substitute. She did not charge us for our meals. Manager was also notified and came to our table where he also apologized. He said he will find out what happened and said that he will be back but he never did. We waited for him to get back to us and update us but he never came back. I would like to find out how it happened,if the food handlers were wearing hair cover. I will never recommend this restaurant to anybody. Sanitation department should be notified right away. What happened to me was preventable, and would never have happened. Finding a hair in your food is unacceptable!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dennys server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We have been coming here for over 25 years and we have always enjoyed ourselves. The long drive and traffic is worth it. We had not been back for awhile, but our server treated us like she worked at Dennys. I expect a little more class to go along with the ambiance and statue of your restaurant. She rushed us and had to redo our tab because of her screw up. We are the type that enjoy our time. We are not there to eat and get out. Next time, we want to go for a nice dinner and evening, I will reconsider going there!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mstita
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Restaurant week is hard to choose restaurants coz of limited time. It was my friend's birthday on Wednesday and I was looking for a place where it is relaxing with a beautiful view that she will enjoy. I chose Humprey's and it was a great choice. We enjoyed the ambiance,service and the food was delicious! I will definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place on Shelter Island
    BillVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This is a very good place to eat on Shelter Island. The food is very good - not tourist fare, and the location is outstanding. Service and atmosphere are very good also. We have never been disappointed here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best of Restaurant Week
    Moff
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    An attentive wait staff, combined with food that ranged from very good to great, combined to make this the perfect spot for a birthday celebration. During restaurant week, this is the best bargain in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very enjoyable experience
    Wook
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went to Humphreys because of it's location to where we are staying and the reviews it has received. We were very pleased with the overall experience. The dining worth was very comfortable with just the right amount of lighting. The table spacing felt was such that you felt like you had some privacy. Our meals consisted of the diver scallops with the Cajun corn chowder appetizer and the three course sea bass meal. Everything was served hot, was very delicious, and had serving sizes that were satisfying but not overly filling. The diver scallops with the accompanying hash were definitely the star of the show. We will go back before this trip is over. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good experience
    guitar13
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Would go again for special occasion. Pricey lunch but worth it. The four of us split the free birthday dessert. Fantastic marina view.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch ar Humphreys
    Leaveatip
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The atmosphere was pleasant and the food was good, especially the dessert bar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Quiet, intimate and elegant. We had a beautiful view of the sunset after which we saw how beautiful the lighting was. I had the scallops and my husband had the prime rib which he claims is the best he's ever had. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocre
    jdawg
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had breakfast here at table overlooking marina.Scenic, comfortable, good coffee. But the food was very bland and unimaginative . Coffee good and coffee server kept it coming. But main waitress was extremely slow.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday brunch
    Mattie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Nice setting. A bit expensive since we were paying for 4 adults. It wasn't crowded going through the buffet which I liked. So I could go to any buffet table I liked. Food was good and the sherbet was excellent. We had a 1 PM reservation time and since our friends and us were talking they didn't try to hurry us out of there even though the luncheon was over.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch!
    PointLomaPam
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The view at Humphreys is terrific, and we enjoyed the quiet, relaxed ambience along with the great food and wine. I particularly like the salads and fish. Always good food, well presented and a nice selection.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great Brunch
    choc
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We are avid brunch goer,but lately we were having some challenges in finding a great brunch until now Humphrey is wonderful well worth the drive from Los Angeles to.San Diego
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    dblvee
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Fantastic experience - great brunch, food selection is superb. The service is top shelf - wait staff, cooks & food prep - well worth the money - great food, perfect service and terrific dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast Gem
    whocareswhoiamVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We love to have breakfast at this gem on the marina. The view is lovely, calming. Every table has a view. The service here at breakfast is excellent. Waiters are attentive and ensure your coffee cup, water is filled as desired. Breakfast menu has everything at an incredibly fair price. Every item we've ever ordered here is prepared well. Just love this place for breakfast! Shh...don't tell too many people though or it won't be so easy to get a reservation at the last minute for breakfast. Concerts here are fantastic. This is an intimate venue. A great experience, especially if you do the dinner package. The bar is fun. Sunday brunch is excellent. This establishment has been a staple in San Diego for YEARS.... it rocks!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and view are great!
    foodieyumyum
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I will start with the positive things: the food was good, lots of variety, the view is amazing, and our waitress was very friendly and attentive. With that said I will not be returning to this establishment the front of the house was incredibly rude they completely turned me off from ever returning! I called bc we were running about 5 min late for our reservation and the receptionist was very rude her response was," well your 2 hour limit has already started so get here when you get here but you have to be done by 2!" I was very taken back by her tone and how rude she was. I get the time limit but to be rude unacceptable! When we arrived she told me the same thing in an even nastier tone the rest of my party was very turned off!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great view and great food
    traveled2
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    had an enjoyable start to our day with a great breakfast and a great view
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch on the Harbor
    tylerdonna
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Beautiful spot to enjoy lunch overlooking the San Diego Bay and its many sailboats, as well as stand up paddleboarders paddle by. The food was excellent as was the service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Great
    KittyVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Went for lunch. It is a nice menu but the food isn't great. The calamari is bland and too breaded, the hummus is boring and the crab melt is fishy and not pleasant. Quite a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Server
    theman
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Excellent service. Our waiter has been with Humprey's 26 years. That says a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Brunch I've Ever Had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was really Ana amazing dining experience. I gave the food a 4/5 because my mom had wished they had yogurt and a few other things. Expensive but very worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great Restuarant, but Brunch hours need to be update on Open Table, I had to wait 30 minutes to be seated after my scheduled seating due to the operational hours being incorrect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New to San Diego
    OZZY
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    A real treat!! Great view and excellent food. The live music was a total bonus.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It makes dining an experience.
    4alarkVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Sunday brunch here is an event you shouldn't miss.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great ambience and food
    lc23
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The title says it all. We loved the appetizers and the main courses. Noise level was absent so we enjoyed excellent conversation with our friends. Good time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Brunch
    EscondidoFoodie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Brunch on Sunday was our first experience at Humphreys. It was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Food and service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David Smith
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was amazing. We sat next to the big windows overlooking the bay, it was wonderful. Our waitress was not the greatest, however the other wait staff around helped us out and they were great.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View with Uneven Food
    kiwirugby
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Typical of the kind of theme-based restaurant (Hawaii/Pacific) a little kitsch but with a good view of the marina off Shelter Island in San Diego. After having asked for the music to be turned down, we settled in. Shared a mixed plate appetizer, followed by scallops and lobster risotto. The latter was dreadful tasting more of beef broth and with very little lobster. Scallops were fresh and no over cooked. Excellent! The wine list is, as one might expect, over-priced and very limited for those who tastes tend towards the more natural tasting grapes (e.g., no oak). Service was all right, but not that attentive. I would not repeat.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Review of Humphreys
    1greatchoice
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants in Point Loma. I eat there frequently and am never disappointed in the food and the service. The menu changes occasionally, but they seem to keep some favorites on board for the regular diners. The view of the marina and San Diego Bay particularly enhances the dining experience. I particularly appreciate the fact that the noise level is not so loud (as in many restaurants) that you can hear one another talk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Freeninja40
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The restaurant was great! The food was spectacular! If we could of licked our plates we would of ! Very tasty food!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 925 reviews are from the Humphreys Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Less then perfect but still good
    LovefoodandwineVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I guess from previous visits I expected the food to be better. Most of it was good but not great. Variety was spectacular as usual. Wonderful table by the window. No shortage of anything. The oysters tasted off and the Benedict eggs were herd cooked. Shrimp was tender but bland. We had a reservation at 12:15 and yes we were 10 minutes late but we still had to wait 20 more minutes to be seated. Reccomend get there early.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food, SLOW service
    dbmsnurse
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We were entertaining clients, and decided to try this place. We arrived at 12:45 and were seated promptly at a nice window table. There were 3 other tables with diners, otherwise the place was empty. To make a long story short, we were there for over one and a half hours, which, considering we ordered nothing exotic or requiring extra prep, was ridiculous. There were only 5 of us, we ordered only 1 round of soft drinks, one appetizer, our main meals, and 2 desserts, so we should have been finished in one hour. As there were so few other patrons we were surprised at how long it took for each course. As far as the food, everything was delicious, especially the sea bass and the bread pudding, just don't go if you have a timetable to keep!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Celebration Spot
    MissT
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a great Father's Day meal. I recommend Humphrey's!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Reservation
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Fathers Day Brunch at Humpherys. We drove 105 miles one way to find that your site was WRONG. We did not have a reservation for brunch. No apologies from the Restaurant. I even emailed the manager directly. Poor customer service. Very disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • open table fail
    Sarah
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Open table allowed me to make father's day reservations at 8am and when we arrived the hostess looked perplexed. She looked at us and then looked at the empty restaurant and asked "you aren't here for the father's day brunch, are you?" We clearly were there as a family for brunch. She said that it was not starting for another two hours. I asked what we could do and after talking to two other servers, they informed me that there would be no way our family would be enjoying brunch there. When I informed them that there would probably be more people with reservations through open table like me, instead of offering to contact the "several parties" due in at 8:30, the server decided they would just let those families come in to find out.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Megro76
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Found it. To be very noisy. Open like a barn. Not romantic. Food good. But overall lacked atmosphere. Was there years ago. Liked it better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.