I suspect we hit it on an
I suspect we hit it on an off night. Our appetizers came before our drinks did and the bread basket came afterwards? There was also a strong odor of bleach which no one could figure out? Our waiter was aplogetic and attentive. The website noted a pre-fix special but when we inquired about it we were told it was only for the last week of the month which was not noted. The Manager reduced our bill by $20 which was fair however we asked them to make a bowl of plain pasta with a little butter for our daughter (picky eater) and they charged us $15 for it.....yikes!
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and wine.
The food was very good, but higher priced then similar restaurants. The wine selection was excellent. The only down side was an automatic gratuity that took some control away from us.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was great. Staff
Everything was great. Staff was accommodating and efficient. Would go back without hesitation.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
food and service were amazing!
food and service were amazing! fish was so fresh and cooked to perfection!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out!
Husband had the best steak ever - the bone-in ribeye was cooked (rare) to perfection. Appetizer of calamari and bay shrimp was delicious. Only reason food didn't get five stars is because the seared ahi was too cooked. Still a great dinner and creme brulee was excellent. Great service and ambience. Too pricey for regular destination, but perfect for special night out.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Osetra has evolved
The customer service and table experience is outstanding. It's a shame that there's a sports bar with TV, as this detracts from the first-class ambience elsewhere in the restaurant.
The food is extremely good. My table enjoyed the flat iron steak, oysters, salad, and a seafood special, along with dessert. No fault found. Excellent wine selection in full, half and by-the-glass offerings.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
My overall Mother's Day expereice was good, mostly becuase the excellant service we recieved from our server John. He was very helpful, knowlegable, and extremely professional.
Unfornately, our initial arrival was not. We arrived 15 minutes early, not knowing that the restaraunt didn't open until 4:30pm. Several employees were standing around. The bartender finally said that the bar didn't open until 4:30 and the dining room not until 5:00. We were never asked if we had reversations or asked to come sit inside, though we stood out front for 15 minutes. Honestly, the food experience was good, but we probably won't return back to this location. We are actually frequent diners of Greystone!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Late Night Choice
We were staying at the WYNDHAM HOTEL in downtown and was looking for something romantic and not too far within walking distance.. I saw this restaurant across the street from where we were staying and thought we would give it a try!! Happy Hour is offered on Friday/Saturday between the hours of 9pm-12am at the bar only. This does not seem to be advertised a lot, but we happened to visit their site before going. My boyfriend ordered the filet mignon which was exceptional tasty. I fell in LOVE with the Black Mussels & Manila Clams. Something about the coconut milk & yellow curry sauce which kept me wanting more. I also Enjoyed the Live band, ambiance and our bartender was friendly. Will definitely return to try more dishes in the future.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good, not amazing
My wife and I (both in our early 30's) went here for a date night. Our meal came out to around $125 for the both of us. We started with the calamari/shrimp appetizer and shared a bowl of lobster bisque...both of which were amazing! I was hesitant about the caviar in the bisque 'cause I'd never tried caviar before, but don't let it scare you off...it really just didn't taste like anything at all. For our main course, I got the filet and she got the mahi mahi...again, both delicious! Steak was cooked perfectly and my wife loved the fish. We were stuffed and didn't have room for dessert, so can't speak to that. All-around great meal though. Recommend sitting outside if the weather is nice. Great people-watching!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food preparation,
Excellent food preparation, nice size portions, seafood is the dish to go with. Salads are large and easily split if you're a light eater. It can get expensive if you're not watching the menu. Ultra modern setting with a gimicky wine attrivale tower like in Vegas. Recommend upstairs dining if you want to have a conversation at dinner. Can get noisy with the bar in the middles of the dining room. Would go back to.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great! The only
The food was great! The only weird part was at the beginning we had about 3 different waiters come up to us asking what we wanted to drink or eat like they were fighting for our table and we just sat down so it was a little overwhelming but once we got our waiter he was great, came up to us a lot but still nice. I had the special which was the pistachio crusted halibut and my boyfriend had the osobucco which were both amazing. the caprese was a great appetizer! tasted like the mozzarella was made fresh that day! so good!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Picked the Restaurant from
Picked the Restaurant from the Gaslamp Website. Made the right choice. Meal was great, had lamb sank and it was the best I had ever eaten. Employees and management treated us very well. Would highly recommend this Restaurant to everybody.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delish as always.
The food was delish as always. I can never get enough of the lobster mashed potatoes! I love this place and its alway cool to see someone retrieve the wine...its like a cirque show.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great! Perfect location
Food was great! Perfect location to celebrate a special occasion.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyably great dining!
What a pleasure! Our special night out on the town was set in motion beautifully by the decor, ambience and great food at Osetra. We sat upstairs (perfect for quieter dining) and had a fabulous, friendly server (merci, Olivier!) Best Cioppino I've ever had (perfect textures among the seafood elements, delicious broth!) and a wonderful wine list. If you go out to dine (not just eat) Osetra is your place; although if you just want to eat and run, which we observed, they'll take care of you.
P&D from NYC metro
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was delicious, nice decor
food was delicious, nice decor and ambience. my only negative...waiter opened and poured our wine while we still had our cocktails
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely do again....
So far best in San Diego GasLamp. Great service. We sat outside and watched all the weirdos pass by. Food was amazing .reasonably priced for the quality. I WILL be back without a doubt.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trying somethig new
Being the first time to the Gas Lamp District, we wanted to try something different...aside from the standard $$$+ restaurants...found the menu to offer special sushi rolls, oysters on the half shell, lamb osso bucco, and oban scotch...not a bad mix.
Service was great, food brought to our table in a timely manner (not too soon, not too late). live music complimented the atmosphere.
Easy walking distance from within the Gas Lamp District...might be a longer walk from the harbor hotels.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for older crowd
Nice place. Food was great. Only thing was I had some tummy issues later that night. Not sure if it was from fish or what. But I would definitely eat there again. Kinda funny watching the lady get wine from the tower. Good music for happy hour.
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great happy hour menu!
The seared ahi was the best! Great selection, plan to try the seafood sampler next time... Lisa rules the bar! Great service and suggestions!!!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for dinner in the gaslamp
Came here for restaurant week. Good food, nice bar and pretty good service. No complaints on my end.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
First visit, for Restaurant
First visit, for Restaurant Week. Interesting decor, food good overall, and the tiramisu was the best I've had in I don't know how long.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite restaurants to go in Gaslamp. Delicious seafood, always had great service. Reasonably priced (especially during Restaurant week!)
Had the mahi mahi and the almond sauce is DELICIOUS. My wife had the surf and turf and was outstanding. Good portions, great presentation. Will most definitely come back!
Oh, and James (waiter) was exceptional!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good find for Restaurant Week
Osetra was very close to where we were staying and the restaurant week price made a moderately expensive restaurant less of a gamble. The lobster bisque and calamari/shrimp appetizers were great. My friend had the mahi-mahi which was wonderful. For me, the house-made lobster ravioli was too rich to be the total entree (not counting tiny pieces of asparagus). I would have liked it better with fewer ravioli along with more vegetables. The tiramisu is also house-made and was very good. Our server was friendly and very helpful. The wine list is extensive. We were pleased with our choice!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
good find in Gaslamp
service is outstanding at this restaurant--we arrived early and went to the bar while our table was being prepared--service was top notch and this continued when we were seated. Very knowledgable waiter and the food was outstanding--a definite return visit is in order here
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, service, and ambience
Went here for restaurant week on a Friday night and enjoyed their menu. The food was well-prepared and service was quick and friendly. This is a nice restaurant, with live music in the entryway and a comfortable waiting area. The layout was open, with multi-story seating and tall ceilings. Sitting in the perimeter area was less noisy but still not quiet enough for a romantic night out. (Maybe it's quieter during the week). Extensive wine list (it's a book!) and ok selection of beer (not really their thing).
Their mahi mahi dish w/ potatoes in citrus sauce was awesome and lobster ravioli w/ asparagus were very good. The asparagus was the best cooked of any I've had, sliced small and tender but not soggy. Cheesecake was phenomenal!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is a winner
We were treated very well even though it was very busy and we brought two extra people. The seafood tower was awesome and worth the price. The halibut was amazing too. Our server, Holly was attentive and not pushy. Too often with a big group a server will push the seafood tower on you to up the bill but she didn't do any of that. She was as perfect as was the food and the ambiance and the host staff.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had an amazing time at Osetra. Food was delicious and service was great.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food were excellent. Downstairs was a bit loud but it was a Saturday night. Delicious seafood dishes.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for the occasion.
We hosted/celebrated a friend from out of town. The Mrs. wanted to dress up and feel spoiled that night as well. Osetra was perfect for both. Be prepared to spend $$$, but the Mrs. is still discussing a) the scallops that she loved, and b) the incredibly handsome waiter with the French accent. And, after being seated at a less than preferential table, the manager had no problem moving our party to a more secluded area where we could talk and be heard. The "wine angels", though novel, were basically just okay. Perhaps a more elaborate costume would be in order?
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre Broadway Show Dinner
Our experience at Osetra was outstanding! I had scallops and my wife had stuffed sole and both meals had excellent presentation and were delicious. The service was excellent and we enjoyed dining outside. We will dine their again, the next time we are in San Diego.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great experience. From the beginning to end, the service and food were fantastic.
The Seafood Napoleon was delicious and the service was impeccable! Will definitely be back!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was out of this world!
Excellent winelist and wonderful service. The locally caught ahi-tune and the ribeye were the top favorites! Truly enjoyed it as we were on a company dinner. Wine angels were very entertaining and fun to watch as well.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM