As Always, Amaya at The Grand
As Always, Amaya at The Grand Del Mar was great. Service is impecable and the food presentation is delightful. The atmosphere is totally elegant!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have always loved Amaya,
We have always loved Amaya, we live close by so its very convenient but we cant wait to try their new location in La Jolla. We have had private events held in Amaya and dined there numerous times, all great experiences!
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Amaya several
We have been to Amaya several times and this time the service did not meet the 5 star mark we normally receive but we recommend this restaurant and will return.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff are so professionallly trained (European style), the chef does an amazing Sea Bass, the patio terrace is luxurious... Perfect Evening!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a fabulous place! Service
What a fabulous place! Service was over the top---it should be like this everywhere!!! The food was outstanding (steak salad---lots of steak) and the prices were no more than other places around San Diego--in fact, I'd say "reasonable." I don't think there is a anywhere around with a view like this or a building so stunning. It feels like we were plopped right into Italy! Just gorgeous. Need I say more?
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attentive and thoughtful service.
Attentive and thoughtful service. My husband thought sea bass was excellent. Roasted duck was good but think crispy skin would work better. Catalan shrimp was pretty good and my kids enjoyed the flatbread.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great experience
We had a great experience here while staying at the resort. We had the halibut and lamb 2 ways, which was part of a 3 course dining menu. Both were cooked perfectly and were excellent main courses. The honeydew and duck prosciutto salad was exceptional and the creme brule for dessert topped it all off nicely.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amaya is a place we keep going back to for all special occassions..or not too special. A quiet romantic restaurant with wonderful food and service.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A world apart
this restaurant is situated on a very beautiful piece of real estate and has a definite sense of another place: european, Italian, elegant. The food was wonderful but the selection so limited and unlike most Sunday brunches, where the high fixed price includes at least one glass of champagne, this restaurant does not. They did not make us feel rushed. So, except for that disappointment, the overall experience was lovely and the walk around the gardens afterwards was peaceful and beautiful. It is very pricey for a large family, which we are.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was fantastic....friend
The service was fantastic....friendly and helpful. Food was beautifully presented, well prepared and tasty. The only complaint was that the salad had too much dressing (great croutons though.) Gorgeous environment for a relaxing dinner.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our visit was to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary. We found the ambiance very appealing - both the Tuscan decor and the wonderful landscaping. The service was prompt and helpful. The food was tasty and presented well, though not absolutely over-the-top mind-blowing, particularly for the price. We will probably return at some point, and perhaps try the Addison..
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleased with everything but...
Our party of four had an appetizer and 4 entrees. The food and presentation were fabulous. My only suggestion: consider adding a seasonal vegetable to the entrée where it would work well (not with pasta, for example). I missed having a vegetable but didn't want to order one after the entrees arrived. The waiter could have alerted us by asking if we'd like to order a vegetable along with our entrée. He did ask if we would like a salad. The waiter was very professional yet friendly and knowledgeable. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will return.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
It is a beautifull place to spend a evenning with your love one. The service is excellent , valet,reseption.bar,and restaurant all are execelent.We had dinner at Amaya the food is execelent,very extensive wine list and the dessert are very good.I realy recomend Amaya.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amaya - An Exceptional Experience
If you want to celebrate a special occasion or just celebrate the beauty of life, make your reservations at The Grand Del Mar's Amaya! You and your guests will not be disappointed with the exceptional quality of the menu, the amazing architecture of the hotel and the beauty and graciousness of your dining experience. Our family has fond memories of a special promotions breakfast and will return to enjoy more memory-making times!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father's Day at Amaya
Amaya was the perfect setting for a Family setting. Quiet enough for family conversations, food absolutely delicious and variety to please all ages. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion or non-occasion.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father's Day at Amaya
Enjoyable special occasion. Nice choices on 3 course menu. More kids/families with babies than expected.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Valet, front desk, hostess, and wait staff were all friendly, helpful, warm and yet professional. The ambiance of both the hotel and the restaurant were dynamic and impressive. The food was very good but it was the decor, grounds and hospitable staff that made the biggest impressions. The wine list was extensive although expensive. The birthday celebration was noted and enhanced by the restaurant.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We both ordered fish fishes and were very disappointed in the portion size. I gave most of my halibut to my boyfriend because he had 2 bites of salmon.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awaya outdoor is one of our
Awaya outdoor is one of our favorite lunch restaurants.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great anniversary dinner
We are local to San Diego , but haven't even come to explore all the options sd has to offer! Because we were celebrating our 8 yr anniversary I thought it would be great to finally experience the Gand Del Mar . And the dining experience lived up to all the talk! Great customer service, friendly staff , speedy food delivery and great ambiance ! I would definitely be back to celebrate another special occasion and recommend to others.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always top notch
We prefer dining at Amaya during weeknights when the atmosphere is a little more private.
The menu is very consistent. This time I went for the wine paring meal and my wife chose ala carte.
Our waiter is working is working on his Sommelier certification. So that made for some nice conversation since my wife and I enjoy wine and food paring. All in all another Grand experience at the Grand (Amaya). Lovely evening.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Celebration Dinner
This restaurant far exceeded our expectations. Your outstanding service and meal made this occasion even more memorable and something we'll always remember. Thank you so much!!!!! Highly recommended!!!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our country club without the fees
I love this hotel and restaraunt. It feels like an exclusive country club without having to pay the monthly fees. The staff is great, and the food, superb. We celebrate special occasions there, because it is a special treat, every time.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Breakfast and dinner at Amaya
Breakfast and dinner at Amaya were outstanding. Indoor/outdoor dining provide year round choices. The servers were very knowledgeable, polite and attentive. Breakfast menu was engaging on all levels, whether you were a robust eater or a morning snacker. Dinner provided a classic as well as creative choices. Our party of six was very pleased with the array of main dishes as well as appetizers and desserts. The wine list was extensive and well rounded for "by the glass" or full bottle service. We had a culinary treat at each of our meals at Amaya.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the very finest --
My husband and I love to go for lunch and feel as if we are on vacation on the outdoor dining patio. Food is always outstanding and service usually is. We took a group including 2 children this time and the wait time to order and get our food was much longer than usual. Not sure why, and this is not a place for a "fast" meal, however, this was a bit toooo long. The server seemed oblivious to the situation. However, we will plan to return again and again.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just the best!
I dined at Amaya twice in the last week because the steak salad I had over the weekend was so outstanding that I had to go back for another. The mat was cooked perfectly and was of superior quality and taste. We substituted veggies for the pomme frites and they also were prepared perfectly. The pretzel rools were so good that I ate 4! Our waiter Vladimir (both times) was great, too. This is the best place for lunch in San Diego.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just Right In Every Way!
The outdoor seating offers a wonderful environment for great food. The bar and indoor seating is romantically dark, but you won't be able to resist the patio dining, with courtyard view, ambient lighting, plush seats and firepit! Food was amazing. I had the lobster and crab pappardelle with tomatoes and mushrooms -- the crab was abundant and a lobster claw topped this pasta dish. My husband had the roast duck over risotto. The California Stone Fruit salad was a great taste, with cherries, nectarines and plums! A French press coffee to finish. Upstairs to see The Ultimate Stones.. . .a great Sunday treat!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service. Sea bass and Halibut were well prepared and flavorful. Creative presentation
Great piano bar.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was not our first experience
This was not our first experience at Amaya. It is consistently wonderful. The lobster, crab pasta is to die for.
We will be back again and again!!!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
went to celebrate two September birthdays The suroundings were beautiful and the service was good . The menu was very limited and not too exciting. We were wished Happy Birthday (but no dessert)
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceeded our expectations
Delightful outdoor setting. Tables spaced for private conversation. Greeting from Host and Waiter was geniune, friendly, and helpful with menu descriptions. Service delivery was well paced and entrees generously plated. Celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary and acknowledged by all of the staff.
Patrick & James
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gorgeous view, Fantastic Food
I cannot say a negative thing about our experience at The Grand Del Mar. Papa Doug has his staff trained to make you feel like you are the most important person at this place. The view, food, staff, anything you can think of is just outstanding. The pancakes are the best I have had anywhere. Try it, you will not be disappointed.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Dinner for Two
The service was exceptional and very attentive. The atmosphere is very upscale. The food was good, not great, but overall we were pleased and would dine there again. The lobster bisque was delicious, however my lobster and crab dish had more pasta than anything else which is why I would not rate it as great food. I had also prearranged with the hotel that this was an anniversary dinner for my fiancée and me and that we wanted a more private romantic table, and to my dismay, it appeared no one was aware of the request and no table had been prearranged for our reservation. That was a little disheartening. Our waiter was great and the restaurant is beautiful. Overall - very nice.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
good but nothing exceptional
Went for dinner during the restaurant week. The food was fresh and good, but not exceptional. The service was slow.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been Amaya before, and this time I went there for restaurant week. The food quality was excellent as always. It was delicious.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Starting with the ambiance, then the great service, the perfectly prepared food! We brought out of town guests, they, and we, were impressed.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impeccable service. Top-notch quality food. My husband's steak was slightly under-cooked from what he prefers, but the sauces used, the rest of the appetizers/veggies/desserts, and the overall presentation was what you would expect of one of the highest-ranked restaurants. Excellent wine pairings from the waiter/restaurant. Quiet atmosphere.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed another outstanding
Enjoyed another outstanding meal at Amaya Grand Del Mar during San Diego Fall Restaurant Week. We always enjoy a nice evening in their spacious and elegant dining room. Food was outstanding and service was great. Entrees for the evening of seabass and beef filet were very delicious with a nice dessert of pecan maple tart to finish the meal. Complimentary valet is a nice perk. Looking forward to our next visit.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was personalized and friendly, and outstanding as always.
The New York steaks were juicy and very well prepared as was the duo of lamb. We really enjoyed the Lemon Cake desserts and the Espresso provided a fitting finish to an excellent meal.
Thank you Amaya.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of San Diego's Best
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner here. We sat in the outside area with a beautiful view of the pines and the golf course. The best service we've ever had in San Diego in 25 years. Fantastic food and wine. Couldn't be better.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
If I could give it 6 stars I would
John was our waiter - amazing guy! I simply asked him if the soup was gluten free - he thought it was and then double checked with the chef to confirm it. Love that he did that instead of "just saying yes" then Without asking for it - they made me gluten free bread and brought it to the table and anything that I ordered he put the sauce on the side that had gluten in it again without me having to ask for it! Service was phenomenal!!! We have eaten here before and loved it but now when I go back I will ask to sit where John is serving.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a winner!
We've lived in San Diego for all our 56 years, and recently discovered the Amaya at The Grand Delmar. We love dining here! Such delicious food and an amazing atmosphere. We'll be back!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went there for a dinner. Great food and great service! The lamb was very tender. The Catalan shrimp was so good!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service, great view inside and even better on the patio.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wife's birthday- perfect setting, excellent food, the best service. I have been there before several times and will certainly come back. Duo de Boef was wonderful .
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Great atmosphere. Great service. Truly a local gem
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pay Attention to the Noise Level!
This is a beautiful restaurant which our large party chose because the reviews said it was Quiet. However, though we rate it highly for food and service we were astonished that they allowed small children to run screaming through the diners (why would anyone bring small kids to a luxurious, romantic restaurant?). They also allowed several tables of adults to yell out so that we thought they must have microphones.
I advise friends to go but when making reservations ask them to keep the noise down so you can visit comfortably - why do restauranteurs think their patrons DON'T want to visit???
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit and
This was our first visit and we were very impressed by the service, food and scenery. We look forward to going more often. Now we know why tihis is a five star resort!!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant knows how to treat people well and serve the finest foods in a beautiful setting! The pork chops were the best I've ever eaten. The waiter was very helpful and did his job to perfection.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dining experience was worth ragging about! We stayed at resort for a week and enjoyed all breakfast meals and three dinners at the Amaya. The variety and quality kept us coming back. Our servers remembered us from one day to the next , all of our preferences. We would highly recommend.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM