The best food find!!Island Prime is hands down one of the best places I have ever eating. The food was awesome, the waiting staff were awesome!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible service, food andIncredible service, food and ambience! wished I lived locally.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Dinner Spot EverOr mother picked this spot for our last dinner for our visit and we told her it was the best place we'd been in a long time and she agreed. It's going to be the first spot on or next visit and maybe even our first and last. Hey, it's so good we might make it our only spot.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat dining experienceThe title pretty much says it all. The food was great, the view was gorgeous and the service was top notch. I will definitely come again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional service & food.Exceptional service & food. What a wonderful way to spend Mother's Day!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual...great food, greatAs usual...great food, great service, great atmosphere!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressive view - but the food!This was an impressive place. Dinner reservations for three fairly early and mid-week (5:45 PM) resulted in being seated at the "best table in the house" according to the hostess. She wasn't wrong I don't think. We were seeated out over the water with two in a corner of glass facing both San Diego and Coronodo Island. It was an amazing view....so they probably could have gotten away with a little slacking on the food. They did not. The albacore stack, nutencrusted bried, albacore and scallops at dinner were all awesome. Might be one of my favorite meal....well certainly in a very long time. Great place, really great place!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMIndulgingThis is one of my spots I go to when I need to just relax enjoy great food and wine down. The scenary is amazing and service is wonderful.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful eveningOur large family group enjoyed a very special evening with great service and delicious food. We will return soon.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service,Great food, great service, everyone was so friendly. We have been here many times and each time it is just as awesome as we remember.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent for special occasionFine place for special occasion and for visitors to the San Diego area.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMYOU HAVE TO EAT HERE!Amazing location, amazing view, amazing food, amazing wine list and amazing service. Service was fabulous, we never were rushed. Also they had a great gluten fee menu.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent,ExcellentLoved this place so much.....Very Romantic for couples....food was Awesome....had a really great time and our waiter went above and beyond!!!!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were sat at a table nearWe were sat at a table near a large group who were extremely loud. Much louder than necessary and we asked to be moved. Our waiter totally understood and moved us to a different part of the restaurant. I think people were upset about this noisy table but it was handled very well.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time bringingThis was our first time bringing the kids with us Tina fine dining establishment and we couldn't have mad a better choice. Our server went out of his way to cater to the kids as much as he did the adults. I've been in the restaurant business for a long time and am a little over critical sometimes. This is, by far, the best service I've ever received and I have eaten at dozens of other fine dining restaurants in San Diego. Great job Island Prime - we'll definitely be back.
Oh yeah, the food was great too. Had the seared ahi and highly recommend it.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat wine list with someGreat wine list with some good values. The view is exceptional. Excellent lobster bisque and a wonderful Caesar salad. We had beef and fish entrees and they were all good. We weren't as impressed with the side dishes. They were ok but too expensive. They are huge (more than four of us needed) and would be a huge waste for one or two diners. For $45+ for an entree I would like to see at least a few simple grilled vegetables and/or a small portion of potatoes on my plate. I might pay extra for a special side but there's no chance I would pay $12-16 for a potato and a similar amount for some corn or spinach to dress my almost-naked plate of beef.
The room is so noisy that we had to lean across the table to carry on a conversation.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat selection of wines andGreat selection of wines and outstanding views. Went for my boyfriends birthday and would definitely recommend for special occasions.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and theThe food was great and the view is spectacular our waitstaff could have been a little more attentive we had to wait five minutes after our meal was served to receive knives and then we were basically ignored until we were finished eating. I would still recommend this for dinner.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience, serviceGreat experience, service was perfect, food was amazing! Love Chef Deborah Scott's menus and food!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWait staff was great. However,Wait staff was great. However, I did find that food came out slow. Otherwise it was a great experience and great wait staff.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed my recent trip toEnjoyed my recent trip to Island Prime. Food was delicious and drinks were excellent. I ordered the ribeye and my wife ordered the mahi mahi both great choices.
Always enjoy the bread they offer hear as you wait for your food. Prices are comparable to what you'd pay for any "finer dining" restaurant. Upside to Island Prime is the view. I come here about twice a year with my wife and always enjoy my experience.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy only problem is that theMy only problem is that the food is way too expensive and that side dishes cost extra - otherwise, it's just a piece of meat on the plate and nothing else. Definitely only special occasion, not for frequent stop ins.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Island PrimeWe have been to Island Prime a number of times and have never been disappointed. Excellent food and service, great view of San Diego Harbor.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it!This is the third time my husband and I have been to Island Prime and we love it. We would go there more often if it wasn't too expensive, which is why we go for special occasions. The food is amazing as well as the service.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view, outstanding service,Great view, outstanding service, but too expensive.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceGreat food, great service and great view!We came for my husband's birthday and it was a great dining experience.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerDinner Sunday PM, thinking it would not be too busy. Wrong, but no problem they can handle a good crowd with ease. It was an anniversary night out and the hostess group came up with a great table. The service was excellent, well paced and responsive. The food service was well done and our choices were delivered smoothly and subtly The food was excellent and well prepared, absolutely first rate. Very premium pricing, but worth the occasional visit.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAbove and beyondThe food was incredibly delicious and our server was tremendously attentive! Perfect place for a date night or a romantic dinner!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIsland Prime is a great dateIsland Prime is a great date night restaurant with spectacular views. We had a loud table next to us but after a while we could zone them out...seemed like all tables were into themselves so the noise wasn't much of an issue. The food and service were excellent. Everything of course is al dente but the portions are pretty big. We got the Mac n cheese on the side and came home with all of it, it was the size of a meal!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful diningWe had a wonderful dining experience, start to finish, and much appreciated the attentive yet unintrusive service of the wait staff. Next time I'm in San Diego, a return will be a "must"!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA great find with an awesomeA great find with an awesome view! The service is outstanding!!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall another great eveningOverall another great evening at Island Prime. As usual, everything about the evening was great. Enrique was fantastic (server). Thank you.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIsland Prime and its staffIsland Prime and its staff deserves as many stars as humanly possible because it is an absolutely amazing restaurant. The large windows that act as the walls all around the outer edge of the restaurant provide amazing views of the San Diego Skyline and Harbor so even without a window seat you are able to enjoy the gorgeous view. The view is even more beautiful once the sun sets and all of downtown San Diego lights up. Once the sun sets the lighting and atmosphere in the restaurant changes create a wonderfully romantic and comfortable ambiance to dine in. The dishes are sublime with reference to the taster course and I would highly recommend them to any who would like to dine at Island Prime. The service is impeccable! Highly reccomend!!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSan Diego's finest...The food was just exquisite, the service was prompt and helpful, the view was amazing, it was a great evening...3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMTrifecta of good thingsI love this place so it will always get a great review from me. The food is amazing, the service is great and the view is awesome! Its pricey so I don't get to make a habit of it but when there is a special occasion or I have the means to make a huge dent in my wallet, this is the place I will usually opt for.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMthis is my favorite restaurant.this is my favorite restaurant. The sides are amazing, my steak was cooked to perfection I got the filet and I like it well and it was still juicy and tender after it was butterflied. amazing service, beautiful view. I love it here.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my first time takingIt was my first time taking a date here and it was amazing! We were seated at a booth that looked out onto downtown and it was breathtaking. The food was delicious. The service, amazing they gave us a free small appetizer as we waited because our food was taking a while (even though we didn't mind the wait). I will definitely comeback to this place.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the ambiance, theWe enjoyed the ambiance, the good food, and the service. It has been always a good experience dining at Island Prime.
We will be back.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThey were very good with holdingThey were very good with holding the table until my guest arrived. Seated us a great table with a view. Waiter was very good and food was above expectations.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was amazing service andIt was amazing service and food was perfect, the ambiance was amazing! The only recommendation to better the experience would be better follow up on keeping the coffee cups full. However I would say this was a perfect experience.And would highly recommend Island Prime! I look forward to coming back again!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNo disappointment hereReally appreciated our time at Island Prime! Starting with online reservations through Open Table.
I requested a nice table, as we were escorted to our table I was concerned my request was not honored, I was
Pleasantly surprised to receive a window /bay table. It was up hill from then on. The wine list was on
An IPad which enabled me to place my considerations in a cart. Good list of wines from around the world
And California. Started with an eye candy appetizer - seared ahi stack which was a new combination for me in a very
Good way, I highly recommend it. Wife had the Salmon, I had the rack of lamb. Both were exceptional
And high grade quality produce. Our waiter Nathan was/ is very professional and
Certainly added to cele3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery busy, crowded, noisyVery busy, crowded, noisy with a slow kitchen BUT......service excellent, wine list excellent, food excellent. I probably would not to choose to eat here again, but the quality of the food and service here are not to be denied. Would reserve for a special occasion with a larger group. Although right on San Diego harbor, there is no outside dining and unless you have a window front table, views of the water are obstructed. Really tries hard for a high volume, highly commercial restaurant.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIsland Prime is a definiteIsland Prime is a definite must when in San Diego. We got a window seat and the nighttime view of the city and bay was fabulous. Deborah's specials were very interesting and tasty. Portions were huge.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressive view of San Diego.Impressive view of San Diego. There are no bad views from Island Prime. The restaurant is built into the bay and has great views of north, west and south. A bit of a steakhouse with a la carte pricing common to their ilk. Yet there are plenty of other adventurous dishes for those so inclined. Excellent and unobtrusive service helped us to have a splendid evening. And the parking is in an open lot nearby and is at no charge. This is a great place for special events and is very romantic.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent meal andWe had an excellent meal and dining experience.Thank you!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNice views from window seats.Nice views from window seats. Portions are enormous. Service excellent.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food along with an amazingGreat food along with an amazing view. Perfect for a special occasion!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWait staff - A +++The view of the bay is outstanding. Noise level was high. Service was excellent. I had the bone-in rib eye. Not as good as I would have expected, everyone else at the table was happy with there choices. Excellent wine list. Did I say the service was excellent !!
Early Dinner and catch the sunset !!!!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the best experience.We had the best experience. We started out at C Level for drinks. We were meeting friends so we had a party of 6. The hostess was so accommodating to make it work. We got a beautiful round table which was perfect. Then two left and we had 4 for dinner. It was my friends birthday. We got the best table - a corner table at the window with views on 2 sides. The servers were beyond wonderful and so was the food!!! A memorable night!!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view of the bay. KnowledgeablGreat view of the bay. Knowledgeable staff. Excellent meal3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM