Enjoyed a wonderful meal. The chef's tasting menu with paired wines was wonderfully prepared and presented. Attentive service.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Grand Grant Hotel
We returned to the Grant Grill, where we had our second date 52 years ago, to find a beautifully restored hotel in the grand hotel tradition and the same outstanding menu. They have a tasting menu but we are partial to their mock turtle soup with sherry so we ordered off the menu and each course was more of a delight than the previous. The manager came out to welcome us, the waiter was perfect, the entire experience one we will not forget.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting food choices
We found different and unusual bar and good choices at this historic hotel.
We enjoyed the experience and the ambiance.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and elegant,
Great service and elegant, romantic atmosphere. The duck, pork cheeks & fish entrees were all outstanding. Management makes it clear that they appreciate your business.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food, excellent service
A friend recommended the Grant Grill to us for a romantic dinner while we were on vacation. We are so thankful to her! My husband is a chef, so our standards are high, but we were very impressed with everything about this place. The menu is very creative, the presentation and flavors are wonderful, and we really enjoyed the "problem" of having a hardtime deciding what to order because so many things were appealing. Our server, Natalie, was very knowledgable about the menu, attentive, friendly, and very professional. We spent three hours over dinner--such a luxury!--because we didn't feel rushed, and she and the rest of the staff ensured we had everything we wanted without being intrusive.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
An elegant retreat
I use the GG for lunch hour business meetings. The food is superb and it is a dignified, quiet setting. I hate trying to have a business conversation over the roar most places present. You pay handsomely for the dignity and fine dining but your guests will definitely appreciate it.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent choice for date night.
I really wanted to go all out for this evening, but the opportunity had come along last-minute and being both a Saturday in the Gaslamp and Comic Con weekend, I figured all the places worth anything would be booked solid. I was pleased to find Grant Grill was accepting reservations in my desired time slot, so I reserved a table and hoped for the best.
Everything, from the initial contact with the hostess to receiving the check, was handled competently and with pride, and the food was incredible. Don't think you're getting out without paying a pretty penny, but if you've already made up your mind that any price is worth the perfect dinner, this place will make you feel like your money was well spent. This is not a light compliment.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Which is not a good thing. American servers cannot get it through their heads that they should never interrupt diners in the middle of a sentence. Not to ask if we are ready to order, not to ask if our meal is OK, not to inform us they will be taking a break and who our new server is. A good server - which is to say, a server probably living in New York or Europe who regards what they do as a profession - know how to be efficient, get it all done - and avoid constantly harassing diners during their conversation.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service.....grea
Excellent food and service.....great restaurant for a delicious before show dinner....
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The overall rating for the Grant Grill is phenemonal. Wonderful staff and employees with good food, good spirits and good times. Very comfortable setting in an upscale hotel - doesn't get any better than that! Will be visiting again soon!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Breakfast / Brunch
The Waffle Breakfast Buffet was amazing. I made a reservation to be sure to get in because my Mother is the queen of waffles. They were amazing - light and airy, all crispy on the outside and fit for any topping - all 4 or 5 flavors were great.
I particularly liked the Hawaiian waffles with coconut and small pieces of pineapple inside.
I couldn't have just one !!
An option to have an omelet or eggs on the side would have made this buffet perfect ...I will be back :)
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time at the Grant Grill. We had a lovely booth and ambiance of the room is so elegant. We began the evening with cocktails and then had dinner. We enjoyed the excellent level of service and the food was fantastic. I had the beef tenderloin which was so tender and just the perfect amount. My husband had the ribeye steak which he said was great too. We ended our meal with ice cream and coffee. One of the best things about the restaurant is that it is in the historic and beautiful Grant Hotel. The lobby is a wonderful place and is decorated in a way that befits a historic and iconic hotel. We will definitely go again on our next visit to San Diego.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Chef, waiters and support team have been there for years. This is the key to it success. The review card with the bill is too hard to read, in the low light at each table, making it easy to make a mistake on a grade, if one is in a hurry or being distracted.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our 28th Wedding Anniversary
It was our 28th Wedding Anniversary, and I feel like they paid special attention to the event for us. The table service was exceptional and attentive, but not stuffy to make you feel uncomfortable. Sergio was awesome and was considerate. The ambience is very nice and upscale. The manager came to our table and talked personally to us to make us feel welcome. We were in a corner booth, which was quiet and romantic. I did choose the restaraunt for live music. The trio was super. After dinner they suggested we move to the lounge in front of the musicians where we felt like VIPs. So everything went well for us. Thank you!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Grant Grill always has amazing food to select from. The service can at times be a little slow, but overall the food makes up for everything.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Waffles in style
A very nice brunch for my husband, 10 yr old son and I. Son loved the waffles (I did too). Fried chicken was very tasty and unusual with the tasty sauce to drizzle over it. Excellent sausage and scrambled eggs too! Unlimited mimosa for $5 more! Very pretty historic restaurant.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about our experience dining at Grant Grill was perfect. Our drinks were made perfectly as was our food. Did not try any dessert as we were heading to the theatre and thus were short on time as we had taken our time enjoying our meal. The chef sends out a tasting treat for everyone to try and is was as perfect as all our meals were. ( there were 4 of us and no one had a single complaint) Thanks Grant Grill for a memorable evening.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Grant Grill is a Dining Must
This was a truly remarkable experience from service and food, to ambiance and presentation. We were celebrating our anniversary, it was more than I could have asked and certainly more than I expected. The food was extraordinary from the beet and Grant salad to the unique duck medallions and ribeye steak. We dined for nearly 3 hours, the service was impecable. IIf you love history, you will be additionally treated to the photoraphs, landmark building and historic recounting of the US Grant.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT Fine Dining Experience
I was extremely happy with my meal! The food was amazing, as was the service. I put this restaurant as great for "special occasions," but if I had the money I would eat there regularly. This restaurant is not an inexpensive, but is not out of line in any way for a fine dining experience; you certainly get what you pay for. I will definitely eat there again and I highly recommend Grant Grill to anyone who is looking to have a truly pleasant and memorable dining experience.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Favorite Restaurant!
The Grant Grill is elegant, sophisticated and the food is delicious.
The decor is wonderful and the ambiance is so romantic.
It doesn't matter what you order because everthing that is prepared by Chef Chris Kurth is a delight.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each dish served a great mix
Each dish served a great mix of textures as well as flavors. I loved that each combination of the elements in any one given dish brought forth a new experience of that dish. I also really appreciated the immediate service for both water and delicious, freshly baked focaccia without needing to flag someone over. The best part was being asked by the server about whether or not I would like some time to 'rest' before dessert came out. This was a very nice experience overall.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Dining Experience
I tried Grant Grill out for Restaurant Week and loved it. Cocktails, appetizers, dinner, and dessert were all high quality, creative (gingerbread and duck?! Yes!) and phenomenally delicious (except for the brown butter cake, my only complaint: too chewy). Each bite was superb alone, and layered with the rest made everything explosively tasty and delightful. I will be back for sure.
9/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Primo ingredients and prepared ?
Prepared well, but why send out cold food? If it sits for too long, heat it up or start over.. Even Taco Bell serves hot food.
Yes, when delivered in time, delicious, but the portions are 50% too small. We had to go to Quizno's afterwards for a philly cheesesteak (which was hot) as we were still hungry after three courses.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
While the food is very high quality, and the combinations of flavors were cutting edge, it is not pretentious or preening, all thoroughly enjoyable. Indeed, the service is old style quality. Only regret is that the nearby bar area has noise levels that younger people would label as "energetic" but which do slightly detract from the dining experience.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved this place. The Sunday morning waffle buffet really hit the mark. Almost couldn't stop going back for more. The topping for the waffles were each extraordinary in their own right. After a wait to be seated the service was perfect, not overburdening but you never wanted for anything. The ambience of the U.S. Grant hotel is stunning and just adds to the experience. A little on the pricey side but worth it in the end for a relaxing, filling Sunday Brunch. I'm certain to return whenever in San Diego.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem in San Diego
A great place for a quiet dinner. Excellent food and unique drinks.
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server was very friendly and attentive. Both the chef and restaurant manager stopped by our table to ask how everything was. The food was excellent (duck breast for my wife and scallops for me). Wonderful atmosphere. This restaurant is a gem.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We felt very welcome as out-of-towners. The food and drinks were amazing!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good choices with tasting menu
There were 3 choices for the tasting menu and accompanying wine flights.
Ususally eating mostly appetizers, again, the choices were interesting. Portion size was right not to over-fill, although I think vegetables should have been added to "main" cours- a significant lack.
The service was absolutely the best - attentive and well-timed.
We happened to mentioned we were going to theater ( so dinner cold be well-times - a 20% discount is offered for that - nice.
A definite repeat.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service assert the bar.
We came on a recommendation of a friend try the mule and Manhattan cocktails. They were both great but very pricey,you would expect. Valet was about $10, and super fast.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Night at the Grant
Very pleasant and spacious room with an outstanding wine list. The food was very well prepared we enjoyed it. The service could have been a little crisper however.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The potions are very tiny, but delicious. Desert ice scream scoop was a teaspoon size. Prices are high for such small quantities. However the food was excellent. The restaurant is beautiful, but very noisy.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to The Grant Grill for our 5th Anniversary. The food was spectacular; beautifully presented and delicious! Our server was such a pleasant person and the entire experience was great.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
Oggie, Caesar,Dane and Alberto continue to give excellent and superb dining experience. This is one of the reasons why I keep coming back. I never met the Chef but I do need to say "Compliments to the chef"
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful, elegant but fresh
Beautiful, elegant but fresh and open atmosphere. Not wanting a big meal, I ordered a simple chicken Ceasar salad which was not a routine presentation -- very fresh looking hearts of romaine leaves with a grilled bone-in chicken breast and delicious home-made Ceasar dressing. Although we dined off the menu for lunch, it looked as though the Sunday brunch buffet was lovely. An added bonus was its convenient, one-block walking distance to the Civic Center theater where we were headed after the meal.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife, two-year old daughter and I ate here for my wife's birthday and had a great time. The whole staff went out of their way to keep my daughter happy with crayons and a fruit plate. The food, service and ambiance of Grant Grill is top notch. Highly recommended.
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Place in San Diego
My first choice when I visit San Diego.
Not noisy, friendly host and servers.
It is the only place one can experience, Mock Turtle Soup.
Any location is comfortable to sit at.
Good selection of food to order.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
While the menu wasn't extensive, there were some very interesting choices and the wonderful descriptions made selection difficult. The preparation was attractive, the flavor combinations delightful and the entrees were perfectly prepared. An excellent meal!!!
We happened to go on a night on which they had live music. For my taste, it was too loud because conversation became difficult once they began to play. I would have preferred to be seated in a more distant location, which was available, however it was under the air conditioning system and therefore quite cold. Parking can be a bit of a hassle, but it is definitely worth the effort and we will return.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
The food and service are always great here. My waiter, Carlo, made a great recommendation.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
You can't miss
The Grant Grill is outstanding in every way. The menu changes every two weeks with only the freshest ingredients.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Historic Hotel with Modern Cuisine
The recently refurbished Grant Hotel, a Historic Hotel and part of the National Historic Preservation Trust, is a masterpiece. Beautiful inside and out, it harkens back to the golden age when California was still the Golden State with endless possibilities. The restaurant menu is fresh every two weeks and fit for foodies and nouvelle cuisine afficionados alike. And of course their is always some steak and traditional dishes for everyone. Go and check it out - worth the price of admission. Not a bubbly noisy Gaslamp restaurant - but use it as a respite from the maddening crowds sure to be lurking Th-Sun.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Dining Experience
Had dinner at the Grant Grill for my wife's birthday with friends and it was an overall great experience. The wait staff was top notch, drinks were great and food was spectacular. I recommend this place highly.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bea is the most fabulous server and ambassador for the Grant Grill. She is so welcoming that it is like dining in her home.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was in San Diego for a convention and wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of Gaslamp District. While this restaurant is a cab ride, it is well worth it. Quite atmosphere where you can have a conversation and not have to talk over everyone else. While my visit was a business one, I would definitely recommend this for a quiet, romantic dinner.
Our waiter was prompt and answered questions very knowledgeably.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant with a wonderful historic atmosphere. Portions are smal, but elegantly served. It is quite expensive, and I would return for very special occasion.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
US Grant Restaurant
A lovely experience, very satisfied with all aspects from the efficient and helpfulness at the front door/valet to the end-of-dinner excellent coffee, including the valet's incredible service which included asking whether I needed directions (having noted that I was driving a rental).
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My girlfriend and I stayed at the hotel and went there for our anniversary/birthday dinner. The food was really good, but a little pricey. However the service was outstanding. Everyone there was exceptionally nice and accommodating, especially our server, Brenden. At the end of the night they gave us a copy of the menu, wishing my girlfriend a happy birthday and wishing us a happy anniversary, and it was signed by the staff.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My family and I had the Thanksgiving dinner buffet at the Grant this year and it was wonderful. The food was superb with a wondrous selection. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Overall it was a fantastic experience and am looking forward to next year's Thanksgiving dinner.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Service
My girlfriends and I get together for Christmas dinner to celebrate every year. We had a great time. Our entrees were terrific, as was the dessert. We were not fond of the appetizer (Local Lobster). The appetizer was only about 2 bites of lobster and cost $22 -- not worth the expense. Otherwise, dinner was lovely. Our server was very nice, and the Grant Grill has a great wine list.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The scallops were wonderful...the ice cream perfect.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM