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Indigo Grill
Indigo Grill

Indigo Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.indigogrill.com
  • Phone: (619) 234-6802
  • Hours of Operation: Social Hour nightly from 4-6pm and 10pm-12am. Dinner nightly from 5pm-10pm. We will not be taking web reservations after 9:00pm; Closed Christmas and New Year Day.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Deborah Scott
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available. Please call and ask for Jason or go to indigogrill.com for more info.
  • Private Party Facilities: Offer pre-set menus with limited menu. Weekend and weekday price ranges will differ.
  • Private Party Contact: Reservations (619) 234-6802

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cedar
  • Public Transit: Trolley stop at Little Italy
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available to our guests Thursday through Saturday evenings for $7 with validation.
A word from Indigo Grill
Enjoy a warm vibe with shared courses, main dishes and a full creative bar. An inviting atmosphere where family and new friends can congregate. A warm and rustic feeling with ritual and spiritual undertones.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "As craving their ribs. Reserved a table and got a call from the manager -" just finished remodel, what kind of area would you like to sit..". It is SO INTERESTING INSIDE - I love the new remodel! The menu was overhauled too. My favorite items were missing... Ribs and Good Things Growing. We ended up trying the crostini - the cucumber/almond was great. Not a big fan of the Serrano Ham. Took it off and enjoyed the rest of the crostini. The manager offered samples of another spread - nutty - like hummus - yummy. I ordered salmon, one of their original dishes - excellent! My friend ordered Steaks on Fire after asking the waiter if it was hot. It was so SPICY - he could barely eat it. Food is great, manager was excellent! Waiter was lacking."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I really like the remodel. I am glad some old favorites are still on the menu, as these are superb. Jury is still out on some of the new items. The fried chicken is an interesting gluten free preparation. Sorry to see the bread pudding and other deserts are gone."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The Easter menu included both brunch items as well as dinner item which was a big plus for our family. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food never disappoints and the atmosphere is great!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Artful presentation, tasty ,flavorful food, excellent service. As always enjoyed eating there."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food, service, and ambiance at Indigo Grill are top notch. The menu is definitely eclectic, but we have never been disappointed. The salmon bruschetta and duck are our personal favorites. The butternut squash soup and Good Things Growing are also quite delicious. The staff is always super friendly and competent. This little gem in Little Italy is well worth the 4 hour drive it takes us to get there. Can't wait until we can get back here again. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The restaurant was warm décor with soft lighting to create a comfortable setting to enjoy a number of uniquely prepared dishes including both appetizers and main courses. It was my daughter's birthday dinner and the restaurant did not let me down. The food was beautifully presented, the food was alive with flavor and taste, the setting was warm and very comfortable to enjoy our special evening. I would say that the service was less than I would have hoped for such a wonderful restaurant, as our server was hard to find a couple of times when we needed something during out meal and when I wanted to close out my tab. The restaurant setting is very artistic and rustic, with plenty of unique creations through out the room. It was wonderful."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "This is a unique dining experience without the pretense. The fusion menu is well thought out with plenty of options for all tastes. The menu choices werer unique without being "too" out there. Portions are huge, and they do tell you that up front. Service was very good, attentive but not intrusive. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Indigo Grill is one of my favorite places to eat. Thankfully, Deborah Scott brought over the Skirts on Fire from the former Kemo Sabe, my all-time favorite meal. We come here as often as we can to enjoy the wonderful food and always have great service as well. One time when the Indigo Grill was having a special cocktails pairing menu, a friend flew in from Salt Lake City to join us for that special. I think that says how we feel about Indigo Grill. We are looking forward to seeing the renovation and new menu....hope I can still get the Skirts on Fire."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "great food, but a bit pricey. interesting menu that had "something for everyone." although we were the last ones there, they didn't rush us out."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This place has been around for a while, menus have changed but the overall quality of the food is still way up there. Have the.. well have anything because it's all good. That's the ultimate measure of a chef and a restaurant, IMO. Casual enough to be fun, nice enough for a special occasion. A must visit if you're in San Diego."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This time was different. Over-air conditioned, mediocre service, food warm but not hot, and loud crowd was being clustered in one part of the restaurant - very annoying! Won't go back here for awhile, because there are just too many great places to eat in SD and in Little Italy."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The manager and staff Amy and bus person where great to us all. Thank you for great service. We really enjoyed our birthday party gathering. We will definitley go again. I recommend this restuarant for parties and kid friendly."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed Indigo Grill so much the first time that we made it our restaurant of choice for our anniversary dinner. We both had different entrees than we did the first time and they were delicious! I had the salmon on a plank with squid ink noodles. My husband had the Pork Porterhouse and they were perfection on a plate. The meal was so enjoyable. The service was great and we love the atmosphere too. You have to try the corn pudding! Neither of our meals came with the corn pudding but we loved it so much from the first time we dined here that we had to have a side order this time too. The chef so generously shared her recipe for her Indigo Grill corn pudding on the internet and we have made it at home a couple of times. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I travel to San Diego 3-6 times per yar and always hit up this location of Executive Chef Deborah Scott's. However, this one was disappointing. Maybe it was because it was a Monday. While the ribs and talapia were excellent, the side dishes, which are one of her claims to fame, too, were not. Beans were undercooked and flavorless, and one of the places signature dishes, the cornbread, was dry. Pear salad nothing special either. Until this experience, I had never had a bad meal there, but now I will think twice about returning for that kind of money for food and wine. There were not many tables eating in the place, but our server was nowhere to be found."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Went here on a first date. We had a great time. Great food and service. Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great menu. Excellent food. Large portions and good atmosphere. Waiter and staff are very informative and friendly."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I had an important client coming in from out of town and brought them to your restaurant. The server was very attentive while allowing us enough space to have our meeting. Made for a great experience"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Our group of four reserved for a Saturday at 6 PM. The server ordered our lovely appetizer of pipian-crusted Brie with condiments while we perused the menu. My husband and I shared the grilled romaine salad and kaffir lime duck plate. Each menu item easily serves two. The salad was excellent and interesting, my favorite dish. The duck was nicely charred but without notes of the stated kaffir lime to my taste; its accompanying goat cheese risotto cake and spinach salad nice contrasts in texture and taste. I would have appreciated the server's describing the condiments. I had to ask three different servers for the draft beer I had ordered, receiving it far into the meal; and we were brought the wrong bill."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I loved the crisp modern decor, the staff greeted you with a warm smile, we asked for a larger table and they were gracious. The waitress assisted us greatly with the menu. What a great surprise, the food was fantastic and unique. Since in Little Italy, I was thinking Italian food but it was anything but. A GREAT FIND!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had a great meal this past weekend and the service was excellent! The last time we were there it wasn't so great but the menu seems to have improved and the food was awesome exactly what I remembered Indigo Grill to be like. Maybe they got a new chef...not sure....but it was much improved from the last mean I had there."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It's not your regular menu...Indigo Grill adds creativity and style to a corn tamale and pork ribs. The serviings were enough to share and to try others items on the menu. Very nice wine list."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My family went here for my Mom's birthday on a Friday night. We had the brie appetizer, which was delicious. For main dishes, we had the trout, the pipian rojo chicken, the filet, and Good Things Growing (a vegetarian option.) Everybody loved their food, but the indian corn pudding (part of the vegetarian dish) was a favorite of everyone. Service was also great. Attentive, but not overwhelming. My only negative comment would be that our first bottle of red wine was not the wine that we ordered. We didn't realize it at first, so asked the waiter about it. He said he would comp us a bottle, but didn't. We enjoyed both wines, so it wasn't a big deal. It's pricey, which is why I say this is good for special occasions, but delicious."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I love the Kaffir lime duck and the Vulcan dessert is amazing! I've been coming here for years and love indigo grill!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I've dined at the indigo Grill many times when I lived downtown. My son loved the ribs, which are the dry type, and I liked the trout. I went back last weekend with a date and I wanted the trout again, but since she ordered it, I got the filet mignon. The steak was terrific, and since I love green chili, that was a bonus. But the trout was no longer the browned, delicious fish the restaurant used to serve. It was soggy and lacked the crisp flakyness I recalled. The red wines we had, a Cab and a Malbec, were very nice. Overall, the restaurant has slipped a notch in the year since I last went there."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Quality of food was great. We went there on Saturday, restaurant was very visited, some tables were occupied twice per evening. Restaurant is popular. Ambient could be more upscale."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Indigo Grill never disappoints! Food and service are top notch. Dining room is starting to feel a lil dated but it's still one of my all time favorite restaurants in San Diego!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We were wanting to go somewhere close to home, downtown, but it was Fat Tuesday & the Mardi Gras was going on in the Gaslamp. We drove by Ingigo Grill Sunday and said "we haven't been there in a long time, actually four or five years". Well our wait was far too long. We had both forgotten how good the service and most especially the food were. We had the tortilla and squash soups (a cup each) that were delicious and the presentation outstanding. For entrees she had the pork ribs and I the filet mignon. The ribs were tender as was the steak, both cooked perfectly. The other items paired on the plates were unique and well seasoned. We will be back soon and won't stay in the future. A great meal, especially the leftovers."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We took our grown children for dinner. Everyone was pleased. The menu is so varied that there is something that everyone likes. Pretty reasonable price wise, especially given the portion sizes. Everything was large enough to share. It was quite crowded and pretty noisy, but we had a great meal and service was good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Indigo Grill really knows how to wine and dine their guest. It's like they are taking YOU on a date. For starters you must get the crusted brie. Here's your first bite, break off a piece of bread, spread some brie, mole, tamarind, and cotija. Second bite, break off a piece of bread, spread some roasted garlic, add a slice of the grilled nopales, brie, tamarind, and cotija. Third bite...you're on your own! The combinations are endless, and you'll be sad when it's all gone. But by then, your entree is on it's way out. My go to entree is the pork porterhouse, a giant succulent pork chop, with smoky mashed sweet potatoes, fried onions and a spicy sweet smokey glaze to pull it all together, each bite is intoxicating!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Eve was a very conscientious waitress. A part of Little Italy San Diego without an Italian name. The food and drinks were original and delicious."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "A great meal. We had friends visiting from England who loved the Flat Iron Chimichuri and the Pecan Encrusted Trout was incredible as always. The decor is modern, lovely, and warm. The entire staff was terrific and the manager was charming when he came to make sure everything was going well. A wonderful evening that helped us show off San Diego to our guests."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I seldom write reviews, but the food was so good, I had to. The flavors were amazing. From the appetizers to the dessertt the food was perfect"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Everything was amazing. We had the Brie, Beet salad, Duck and Fire and Ice desert. The chef came by half way through our meal to see if everything was to our liking, service was top-notch and this remains my favorite restaurant in San Diego."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We live nearby and whenever we have guests, Indigo Grill is ALWAYS on the list to go to. The service, wine list, food and the elaborate delivery with the ambiance is always a hit with everyone. The best deal and best tasting desert is the Chocolate Caueta Vulcan - to die for!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Indigo Grill was a pleasant surprise. Service was excellent. Portions large enough to share, but beautifully plated. Dishes were very flavorful with just the right amount of heat. Tortilla soup was superb! LOVED IT!!!!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Great food(like you've never eaten before), more than ample servings and wonderful, personal service. What else is there?"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It just was not a romance setting for Valentine's."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Make sure to get the Brie for an appetizer, and don't be afraid to ask questions about the menu the staff is very knowledgeable of he menu. Always professional and friendly"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great service! Great food too. We dined on Valentine's Day, so there was a pre-fix menu. Served good size portions for the price."
    Dined on 2/14/2014