Arterra
Arterra

Arterra

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arterrarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8583696032
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday, 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday & Sunday 7:00am-11:30am. Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-2:00pm. Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm-9:30pm. Dinner Closed Sunday Bar: 11:30am - midnight. Special bar menu from 2:00pm - 11:00pm. Sushi Bar: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm. Happy Hour Specials Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Wills
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Live Music Wednesday through Saturday, 6:30PM-10:30PM

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet and self parking available.
A word from Arterra
Arterra™, meaning “art of the earth,” serves American food accented with an eclectic blend of over 300 American wines. The distinctive atmosphere of Arterra evokes a comfortable yet elegant feel with the exhibition kitchen displaying a perfect view of the chefs at work. Arterra specializes in contemporary seasonal cuisine that reflects the diversity of American cooking culture: updated, refined and intensely flavorful. Produce, meats, poultry, fish, game and other products are harvested or hand-selected by local ranchers, farmers and fishermen exclusively for Arterra.
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Arterra reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (12)good for groups (8)fit for foodies (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)neighborhood gem (2)special occasion (2)late-night find (2)romantic (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Arterra's tasting menus and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Arterra's tasting menus and wine pairings are always a delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak salad is one of my favorites,
    SDDiner
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    Steak salad is one of my favorites, the bread was wonderful. Nice, even service. Always well done.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently fine dining,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/20/2008
    Consistently fine dining, even with the change of Executive Chefs a couple of years ago. Nice touch with the 1/2 off wine as well. Great promo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is always phenomenal,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/20/2008
    The food is always phenomenal, and there's a great bar scene, but the main restaurant is always EXTREMELY loud - they should find some way to tamp down the acoustics.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our best dining experience
    SaiWaiVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Our best dining experience in San Diego. We had the grand chef tasting. The best was the ahi-tuna and the scallop tasting; the weakest was the fish, overcooked and over-spiced. To go with the food, we had a bottle of 82 Gruaud Larosse and a bottle of 2005 gran cru white burgundy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was the best meal we
    rsfbarbieVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    This was the best meal we have had in a restaurant in a long time - EVERYTHING was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I really liked the restaurant.
    AlfonsoVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2008
    I really liked the restaurant. Food was very good, great presentation and the wait staff took very good care of us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We absolutely loved the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    We absolutely loved the food here. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was amazing, it lived
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    Food was amazing, it lived up to everything I had read about. We had the 7 course chef's choice and we shared a wine pairing. I would recommend sharing the wine since 7 glasses is too much for one person. The sevice was outstanding, we were well taken care of the entire meal. I would recommend this meal to anyone, who is into fine food and wine. This food pairing is for a special occasion since the bill was very pricey but it was a memorable experience and I'm glad we did it. We celebrated our 10 year Wedding anniversary and it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Arterra's is one of my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    Arterra's is one of my favorite places for lunch (Steak salad is outstanding) or for a beverage after work (Mojitos are excellent out on their patio). Their sushi is also excellent. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server was awesome...he
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Our server was awesome...he was very patient and did not seem to mind that my date and I spent 5 hours in his section....we did not want the date to end. And our server was very accommodating by letting us order sushi which is normally only ordered from the sushi bar and not the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was Friday night-lots of people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Was Friday night-lots of people in the bar area-made the restaurant very noisy. Service-great and so was the food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've been dining at Arterra
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    I've been dining at Arterra since its opening. The flavors are delicious and the presentation is always lovely. I'm especially impressed with the quality consistency year over year, visit after visit despite changes in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We found the reception quite
    pyriferaVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2008
    We found the reception quite arrogant and at the same time were ignored for ages at times during our lunch. We were offered a table between two of the few tables in use, when we asked about a window table near fewer people were told that was being saved for someone with reservation (which we had as well plus I'd let them know it was my friend's birthday about which they did nothing). Food was nice quality but not amazing but I won't return based on the service and attitude. At $18 for a glass of Cab Franc and $24 for a lunch entree, I don't expect to be made to feel like an imposition and wait 15 minutes for the check. Especially when there are Winesellar, the Lodge, and many other fine places with truly exceptional food AND service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thoughtfully prepared and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    Thoughtfully prepared and artfully presented cuisine that was both delicious and well thought out. I especially enjoyed the sweetbreads and lobster chowder.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    The food and service were very good. I would definitely go again. The one drawback is that the restaurant and the bar are very close and they have a very lively happy hour group that extended into the dinner hour and the noise level continued thoughout our dinner. We left about 9:15. I would recommend with that caveat. Thanks. lois mason
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very nice place indeed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2008
    A very nice place indeed. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food with wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/28/2006
    Excellent food with wonderful combinations of flavors. Very fresh. Service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Located in the Marriott Del
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2006
    Located in the Marriott Del Mar, this is a wonderful restaurant with an outstanding sushi bar located in the main bar area...this area spills on to the outside patio where one can enjoy the San Diego weather. The main restaurant has incredible food (especially the brunch) and the service is top notch. It is quite lound often in the restaurant and is routinely full for both lunch and dinner - make a reservation. Great back room for groups too - I have had a few meetings there and have never been dissapointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic