Excellent Wine List
The selection and quality of the food at Sally's was top. I was most impressed with the winelist. It was very extensive and, unlike most Southern California restaurants, the mark up from retail is very reasonable.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the Halibut dinner and the Cosmo Martini. San Diego was a bit cold in May for outdoor dining. The heat lamps made it comfortable. Food was terrific. I would recommend this place if you enjoy seafood.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
High Price, but good food.
Pros: Great food; great service; yummy drinks; seaport village.
Cons: Very high prices; loud hotel guests; for some reason at this restaurant where you spend so much money to eat, there is a hostess wearing a sweater and a pair of leggings. Shouldn't there be some kind of dress code for employees?
Overall a good place if you want to spend major $$.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I very much enjoyed my meal
I very much enjoyed my meal the Ahi entrée served atop garlic mash potato's and spinach, the citrus sauce was amazing; however, my husband's entree was overly salted and he rated it a "D". We had the crab cakes and poke appetizer's and they were pretty good. We sat outside, which has heaters but it was still chilly...the view was nice.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The servers were polite and the restaurant is right by the water. The food is expensive, but the quality was great.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time at Sally's, we had crab cakes, very delicious, my wife had the Baja crab club sandwich, very tasty and I had the Lobster salad roll, yummy sandwich, both sandwiches came with a side of sweet potato fries or salad. We also had cocktails with our lunch outside under patio umbrellas overlooking the marina area. Awesome Saturday lunch!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ottimo cibo, eccellente trattamento
Questo ottimo ristorante si trova all'interno di un lussuoso hotel di San Diego e si affaccia su un piccolo porticciolo. Il cibo è veramente buono, il servizio cortese, preciso e non invadente.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Some of the other things may
Some of the other things may apply but we were seated in a small area out front so didn't really see much of the inside. Food was very good, as was service. Our table overlooked the marina, and we could see all the people strolling and biking along the boardwalk.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
At the end of our meal - I told my girlfriend that this was the best meal ever! Great food, Excellent Service. The appetizer sampler was amazing, so was the main course. We were so full by the end of our main course and bottle of wine but we just had to order dessert. The couple at the table besides ours seemed really happy with their desserts and I think we made the right decision. I loved this place and will definitely go back the next time I visit San Diego.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
That's how you cook a fish
We went there for a special occasion and I was surprised by the chefs great tasting food and presentation. I had the sea bream oh my god the taste is still in my mouth. Great job. Crab cakes and very salad were so yummy. And our waiter Drew was perfect. Thank you Sally's for a great evening. Definitely will go back.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was really a fabulous experience! The food was delicious. And it was my mom's birthday dinner, so we got a free set of desert as a surprise. That was so sweet!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Whenever we return to San
Whenever we return to San Diego the first place we go is to Sally's on the patio for a bottle of Pinot Grigio and one of their specials. The perfect beginning to a perfect weekend.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sally's - Always a Delight
I dine here often and am always treated like family. The staff and the service are always outstanding. I enjoyed the prix fix menu and loved the flavors of fennel and orange used on the bisque and salmon. The dessert with orange segments was a great finish. Of course the wine pairings were excellent especially the chardonnay. My son had the chili marinated Alaskan halibut which he loved and I tasted and certainly understand why.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
NICE FOR AN EVENING BY THE BAY!
We ate outside and loved the view. I could have done without the dogs barking at one another that were parked in front of our table, but it was still lovely. The food was nice-not outstanding, but still good. Overall, it was a very nice evening.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Summer Sunset Dinner
We chose to sit with the view of the bay and boats. The wait services was efficient, friendly and informative. Our server was able to make several recommendations for both white and red wines. Our dinner selections were the Fish and Chips with a light and flacky coating that melted in your mouth with the combination of the seabass, and served with french fries and four types of dipping sauces on the side presented perfectly. One guest ordered the Tuna which was served moist and very tender, and was served with the polenta which was to die for! Another selection was the Salmon, moist and tender served with the skin on to enhance the flavor of the fish. We ordered the sorbet trio for dessert, all delicious, but the Heath Bar was my favorite!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit
This was our second visit to Sally's on the Water. The first time was to try out a new spot for dinner and this last visit was for our anniversary. We made reservations as usual and were greeted and seated very quickly. The ambiance was nothing short of a classic romantic, summertime, San Diego outdoor dining experience. Our waiter Drew was awesome! He made us feel right at home and his timing for each course was perfect. Plus the celebratory dessert compliments from Sally's was amazing. Overall I highly recommend this location for any couple looking for a great place to eat and enjoy outdoor dining that only San Diego can provide.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is a tradition! No matter how many times we visit San Diego or how long we've been away we always start with lunch on the upper patio of Sally's with a bottle of pinot grigio and the special of the day.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hyatt always does a great
Hyatt always does a great job at making certain their restaurants have a great selection of kids choices. We orderd the Filet and NY Strip - both of which were cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. Our kids ordered the seafood app as an entree and the chicken - fantastic! The view was amazing and the service was exceptional. We had delicious cocktails and things were AAA+
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even we have a reservation, we still have to wait 15 min for a table...
We order a bottle a wine, but they didn't have it in stock ...
Food and service was great, plus a nice view of the bay.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my mother for her 79th
Took my mother for her 79th Birthday she loves the Steak Salad and she was not disiapointed just as good as it was a few months ago when she was there.
I had said when I made the reservastions it was her Birthday the wait person said Happy Birthday when she came to the table and ended the meal with a wonderful desert with Happy Birthday written in Chocolate. A very nice touch.
Everyone was very helpful and nice would recomend it.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding as always! The
Outstanding as always! The outdoor patio was perfect setting for our culinary experience . Our service was exceptional,,,,,,,dinners superb,
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sally's On the Water
Outdoor dining at its best & exquisite food. Best fish & chips ever. Fish used was sea bass; couldnt' be tastier. And the Salmon-Polenta was fantastic!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server was patient with many
Server was patient with many questions, view was awesome (one of the few actually on the water!) Most impressive was the meal, although substitutions (due to allergy) was impossible, the fish I ended up getting was the best ever!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my favorite restaurant!
I could eat lunch and dinner here every day and never tire of it! The food is excellent. The service is excellent. The atmosphere is wonderful with a beautiful view of the marina and the Bay. If you are seated outside near the boardwalk, it can be entertaining people watching. I would always recommend Sally's.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A martini by the water
Sally's is a lovely place to enjoy SD…you really can't go wrong on the scenery. We always sit outside, that is the point! The food is always lovely-not the absolute BEST, but good, nonetheless. The service can be a bit spotty. In fact, we had to switch our waitress out, all went well after that. Overall, we really like Sally's, it just feels like SD!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was terrific, the service was prompt, and the staff handled our requests professionally. An excellent restaurant.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely spot for lunch
We got there before they opened yet we were seated and welcomed. The food was excellent but the bread was bland. The iced tea was flavorful and our glasses kept full. Good variety on the menu.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely lunch meeting
I ate at Sally's with a professional group. The services was fantastic. The food was delicious. Each person was able to find something they really enjoyed.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
All of the staff at Sally's was friendly and a pleasure to be around
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The roasted beet salad was to die for! My husband's nagiri was perfect. His tuna was perfectly cooked, as was my homemade pasta. Both were very tasty. The deconstructed carrot cake was very creative. Service was attentive without being pushy. We enjoyed our experience very much and will be back the next time we are in San Diego!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last Minute Reservation
We called a few hours before we wanted to dine because we had to play that day by ear. We originally wanted to go to the Gas Lamp or Coronado Island for dinner but decided to stay close to our hotel. We were staying next door at the Marriott Marquis but they don't have an upscale menu or waterfront dinning options. This lead us to Sally's.When I made my reservation through Open Table I let them know we were celebrating our anniversary and requested a waterfront table. Didn't really expect to get one since I only gave them a few hours notice on a Sat. They not only came through but gave us a beautiful dessert with Happy Anniversary written on the plate. The waiter was excellent, and so was the food! I have NEVER had better Ahi Tuna!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great variety of food choices- from fish to steak to sushi- and all were awesome!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I dined at Sally's in 2012
I dined at Sally's in 2012 and had a positive experience and decided to come back. This time I was staying closer to the location and did not have to walk a long distance. Dining outdoors on the San Diego waterfront is a real plus, even when it is cloudy. Outstanding fresh maki rolls, with a great sushi chef. Unique fish,fruit,vegetable/soy roll or nori combinations. Small but tasty Dungeness crab cakes. Excellent lobster paella. Good dessert selection. Waitstaff are hospitable and social. Great if you are visiting, but there were some locals.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great maki rolls. Some very
Great maki rolls. Some very creative. Solid sushi chef. Tasty small Dungeness crab cakes with aioli. Sunset is early this time of year, so iit becomes dark early in the evenings. San Diego waterfront promenade walk - local color. Service can take a while on weekend nights. It is busy, and reservations will help. Fresh seafood. Above average food. San Diego flavor. Outside eating is the preferred choice if weather is good. This experience is not duplicated in many U.S. cities, so it is special. Attentive water refills.
Waitstaff can be overwhelmed on busy nights, be patient.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Baja Cobb salad and the
The Baja Cobb salad and the Panna Cotta were excellent. Beautiful location by the bay.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I visited San Diego and thanks to Open Table I found this again great restaurant. Conveniently located with great ocean view, great stuff and delicious food. I hope I will have a chance to visit San Diego and this restaurant again some day.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I CELEBRATED MY 60TH BIRTHDAY
I CELEBRATED MY 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY AT SALLYS
THE EXPERIENCE, FOOD , SERVICE, AMBIENCE WAS OUTSTANDING
ON ALL FUTURE TRIPS TO SAN DIEGO WE WILL DEFINITELY HAVE DINNER AT SALLY'S
THANKS FOR A MEMORIAL EXPERINCE
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining spot on the water
If you're looking for good food with a great view, this is the spot! Great outdoor seating (with heat lamps for chilly nights) and views of the water. Food was great, too!!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good service
The service from our waitstaff that night was beyond any I've experienced at any other time or restaurant. Can't say enough good things about it! And the food was outstanding!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unfortunately, I was too full from an afternoon reception to order much. I only had a half dozen oysters- miyagis from British Columbia, I was told. They were wonderful- with the brininess of cold water oysters, but an additional sweetness. The service was excellent, and I was able to sit outside with a view of the bay. The heaters on the patio made being outside comfortable even on a chilly November evening. The menu looked interesting, and I really wanted to try the Peruvian seafood stew, but couldn't manage it. If I get get back to San Diego, I'll definitely go back- and next time, I'll make sure I'm hungry!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We liked everything about it.
My family and I ate here twice while staying at the Grand Hyatt. Very convenient. Great outdoor dining. Sushi is very fresh and nicely presented. I had the crispy chicken and the whole dish was very flavorful, just as the server said it would be. The place specializes in seafood but everyone in our party liked what they ordered. The bar mixes a good cocktail. The wait staff is very good. Timely service, polite and friendly.
I would definitely eat here again when staying at the Hyatt.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent.
The service was excellent. Our evening was memorable.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't forget big price parking even with valadation
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Close by the Water - Great Food!
Great experience - the Baja Cobb Salad is incredible.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dinners were well prepared
Our dinners were well prepared and the presentations were great. The Lobster Pot was wonderful!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
For the first time ever at the restaurant, the noise was disturbing for me and for my guest. It was because someone from the hotel/restaurant (he had a name badge) was discussing the use of the restaurant for a future event, but his voice was loud (naturally?). We were sitting two tables away but it oftentimes disturbed our conversation. I could see it from the face of my guest. Other than this, Amaya is one of my most favorite restaurants in the US.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed sitting on the terrace. nice and warm with the heaters. relaxed. good food and waiter recommended the tuna which was perfectly prepared. great choice of sushi. would go back next time I am in San Diego. Dined alone and was well treated. not always the case when you eat alone.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time diner and it won't be the last! Ambiance is perfect, quiet and beautiful view at the ocean front. Food was excellent and was a good serving size. Oh, I recommend the tomato soup! Thanks also for the "in house carrot cake" for my wife's birthday, that was excellent. Our server by the name of Joseph, he was very polite and accommodating. Good job to all!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went there for our 41st anniversary since we were spending the night at the adjoining Hyatt. The dinner was great. The tomato and ancho pepper soup was tasty-just a little spicy for my wife but it worked for me. We shared the chilled seafood appetizer, which we enjoyed. It was a spectacular presentation of delicious oysters, shrimp, lobster and crab legs. The main courses were crab pasta and the lobster tail paella. The pasta was very good, the asparagus served with it was just a little tough. The paella included a variety of items besides the lobster such as muscles, chorizo and calamari, all tasty. It perhaps wasn't the most "authentic" paella I've ever had, but tasted much better than most. We would definitely go back again.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Seafood, Great View
Off a cruise ship for the day, we found Sally's in Open Table as a good place to eat near Seaport Village. We ordered the Seafood Selection, small size along with an extra half dozen pacific oysters. What a great seafood treat. Crab legs and lobsters were perfectly prepared to be easy to take out of the shells. Oysters were juicy and plump. Shrimp firm. Loved the sauces. And if you like your seafood hot instead of cold just ask.
Thank you for a memorable harborside lunch Sally.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM