Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado
Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado

Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hoteldel.com/
  • Phone: 6195228490
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open daily for Breakfast 7:00am - 11:00am, Lunch 11:30am - 3:00pm and Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Free Parking validation given through restaurant (with min. $50 spend). Parking is available in adjacent west lot off of R.H. Dana entrance. Valet parking is available at Main Entrance.
A word from Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado
Sheerwater offers California coastal cuisine: regional specialties that emphasize bold flavor, tantalizing spices and seasonally inspired menus. Signature entrees are prepared in the exhibition oven. A special children's menu includes original takes on traditional childhood favorites. The bar offers signature margaritas, blended tropical drinks and California 's premier wines. Serving breakfast, lunch, cocktails, light fare and dinner daily.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado reviews from OpenTable diners
172 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (142)scenic view (137)special occasion (77)romantic (62)great for brunch (55)fit for foodies (51)great for lunch (50)kid-friendly (48)good for groups (45)neighborhood gem (15)hot spot (14)notable wine list (12)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Have been there many times
    JoeF
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My wife and I go here a lot. It is here favorite place in San Diego (although it's in Coronado). We went this time as part of her birthday (and our anniversary) weekend and had an enjoyable time. We had brunch then stopped by the bar to watch a Charger game. The food was good and the service was a little slow but the waiter was really friendly and attentive. The only shocker was what we paid for parking ($48 for 3.5 hours, even after the restaurant validated our ticket!). WE used valet, next time I'll find street parking! Overall it was a nice time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Beautiful setting, attentive service, and delicious food made this impromptu lunch just perfect. We shared a delicious crab cake appetizer and then went for the Alaskan salmon and crab and chicken pasta dishes. Fresh ingredients and bold combinations made our meal fabulous. There happened to be an event happening on the lawn in front of our outdoor table, so we also were able to enjoy live music while sipping wine in an ideal climate-- not bad people-watching, either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best service food so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our waiter Manny was "the best we've ever had" - stated by my husband and daughter, and I would agree. Sadly, the food was only so so, especially for the price. You pay for the view and ambience, the food needs a little improvement. IMHO
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Deliciouseats48
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Awesome date night with my wife with the perfect surroundings!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service!
    ESLocal
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our server was attentive and friendly, and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    Sunshine
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The food and the view were great but the drinks at $15.00 a drink were not worth the price. I ordered a Mojito and my husband order a Rum & coke...too much for an okay drink. Fish & chips were good and they even treated me to a birthday tiramisu!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lobster menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We enjoyed an amazing meal. We will be back:) The lobster special waffle appetizer was fabulous...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service and food quality
    Dontgothere
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Server was rude. At first, he told us he wanted us to switch seats (not tables) because "we were on his way." We refused, and then he started pushing the chair everytime he was passing by. Steak was over cooked, it got sent back. Food was OK, yet not worth the price. Do not go there!!! It is the worst dinning experience I have ever had, definitely price and quality are not equally proportional.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sheerwater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I brought girl friends for an outdoor lunch. We loved the food and the view. Great experience. Our server Jessica was wonderful. Professional, friendly, patient and attentive. The entire wait staff was marvelous. I live in SD area and am so happy I brought my out of town friends to the Del.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't beat the view
    kendrarel
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The outdoor seating area is clean and has a European feel to it. The food was very enjoyable and the selection was really great. You can have anything you want here for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night
    Jaxprs
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The food was great and the view was wonderful. The fireworks from another event on the grounds made for a great ending to the evening
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Suuuper expensive for what you get, food wise. Food is fine and all, just not at that price point. You are definitely paying for the location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    One of the best meals ever! Gary our waiter was outstanding! He was attentive, knowledgeable and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best place to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    A dining experience that you don't want to come to an end.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Views with great food
    DinningDiva
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had the lump crab appetizer - very plentiful and nicely presented. The Chilean Sea Bass was excellent and the side of asparagus was cooked to perfection and our wait person Mary was wonderful she kept an eye on us while we watched the sunset and enjoyed the view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible service
    will
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We went for restaurant week and unfortunately it seems like since we chose from that menu the waiter decided he was not interested in us. Other tables that ordered off the main menu got their meals a long time before we did. Took over an hour to get our meal
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the patio great ocean view.
    Baseballlady
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Historical hotel with this lovely patio with great ocean view Great for lunch and yummy Bloody Mary.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch buffet
    yupitsme
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I usually HATE buffets, especially breakfast buffets - when we came here with our guests from China, I had hoped for a menu and lunch and our only option was the buffet because we were too early (10:45 AM) To my surprise, the breakfast items were better than I thought it would be - I thought it would just be overheated scrambled eggs, stale pastries, etc but the food items were tasty, fresh and flavorful. Something for everyone, even cheeses and salami, lox bagels, eggs benedict, really good pastries. I'd come here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A shame how much this has changed.
    92118resident
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    First to note, the prices have raised tremendously, this used to be a 19.99 buffet, with an added 5.00 charge for all you could drink mimosa's. Now, the cost of the buffet has increased to 32.00 and the mimosa's are 11.00 a piece. Quite the increase... On my most recent visit, I was sad to recognize just how much else had changed. There is no longer an omelet station and has been replaced by a series of warm dishes. They also used to have a wonderful homemade yogurt which has been replaced with pre-packaged chobani. The service was not particularly attentive and I felt rushed all morning. The view remains wonderful of course, but it is hardly the place it used to be, much like the rest of the island, it has taken a turn for the worst.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scenic dining
    luvcoronado
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The scenery was great. We were able to watch a wedding along with some hummingbirds on our dinner. The service could have been better as we waited for our drinks and our parking voucher was not validated as asked. The waitress did Apologize for waiting for our drinks and compensated us with a free dessert. Overall we enjoyed our dinner and would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shearwater..shear delight
    finediner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our waitress Sarah stands out in my review. Kind, attentive, professional, and fun! We went to shearwater to celebrate a friends 55th birthday. There were 8 of us. We had the breakfast buffet. 31.00 per person but the food was good. Fresh baked goods, fresh fruit, lots of hot items, and you could order custom omelettes also. The price was worth it for all the food that was available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • what a great place to have a meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I am so happy that my wife and I came to the Sheerwater! The staff was kind and prompt and our server Manolo was outstanding! Not only did his recommendations of the food prove to be spot on, but he made sure that our drinks were served to promptly. We had the oysters for our starter and they were absolutely amazing. The seared scallops in butter are my new fave. The burger and lobster Mac are to die for as well. When we left my wife had forgotten her license and Manolo remembered hearing us talking about meeting some friends at the b&s bar and came and found us! That is service over and beyond and I feel lucky to eat at an establishment that treats their patrons this special. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed!
    chip
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a group of 8 and the food was very disappointing. The service was good but the food was not worth the money.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful 17th birthday celebration
    love2travel1VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My daughter celebrated her birthday with 8 of her friends here, while my husband and I had a quiet dinner at another table. Both our waiters went above and beyond to make sure my daughter and her friends, and my husband and I have a great time. The steak and fish dishes were great. The girls raved about the food and the service. Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good night out
    Karin
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Made a reservation for my husband's birthday. Special request: good view and outdoors. We found ourselves seated beautifully, overlooking the entire scenery. We received a friendly and attentive welcome, every member of staff dealing with us was informed about the occasion and congratulated my husband. Our waiter Dan and his team were extremely friendly and professional. The food itself was very well presented, arrived warm and in remarkable quality at our table - a miracle given the size of the place! We had Lobster Bisque and Clam Chowder filled by Filet Mignon and Diver Scallops. My husband's dessert was on the house - something we did not expect at all. Fantastic! If there's anything to criticize at all: no adequate light at the table.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Breakfast
    RaceGoer
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Got the Del Beach and Breakfast package, so got to enjoy breakfast here for 3 mornings. Great omelettes and eggs benedict! Wasn't too crazy about the chorizo hash. Biscuits looked like they were out of a can and not homemade, but the gravy was good. Overall very good place to have breakfast. The view is GREAT!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere and great food. Would highly recommend eating here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Ribeye!
    spike
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion on a nice evening. Sit outside if you can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood dining with a view.
    JoesCrabFan
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Oh what a view at sunset! We sat under the covered patio with a ceiling fan gently cooling us on a very warm day. Anthony, our waiter, was professional and attentive. I had the Chilean Sea Bass. My favorite fish that I have not seen on menus for some time. It was done perfectly. Cleaned my plate. Hubby had the choppiono. It was my second choice and glad he enjoyed it. It was flavorful, but would have been too spicy for me. I finished off with a warm chocolate bread pudding for dessert, which I inhaled. Great food with a great view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Your not coming here to save money. The food here is good, the drinks are great (no skimping on the liquer), and the views are spectacular. When you come here you are paying for the whole experience: great food, attentive service, and a fabulous view. Its not meant to be cheap and shouldn't be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    MelsDiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I thought we would revisit Hotel Del and relive our wedding day. After visiting and eating at Sheerwater, we were sadly disappointed. We did not experience one single smile or an encouraging greeting. Additionally, the food was no better than a chain restaurant-except the price. An incredible disappointment. We left feeling the same way the employees appeared-depressed
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding experience
    thesixofus
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food. Wait staff was very attentive. We had breakfast (5 days) lunch (2 days), dinner (2 days). loved the view. We would go again for sure. The breakfast buffet is outstanding, so many choices and they all taste wonderful. The fruit which we all had was so fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful sunsets. Food ok.
    PDFlavor
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    What else can I say? Its the Hotel Del. The location cannot be better, the service is great. The food is good but nothing out of the ordinary. Excellent place to bring out of towners!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall good
    FirstTimer
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I thought the service was outstanding from the hostess to the server. We had a group lunch and found the food to be hit or miss. We generally all liked the appetizers except for the friend goat cheese app. It tasted good, but lacked logistics. There was a very small cube of goat cheese surrounded by a 9" moat of pesto/tomato. It just didn't make sense to serve that much sauce with a small piece of cheese. It would make much more sense to spend the food cost of the app on a little more cheese and a lot less sauce. We all really liked the lunch entrees but collectively felt that the duo-style menu (where you pick from various half portions) was very underwhelming. The portions are small and had a premade feel to them. Think airplane food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful view, poor service
    Kg1111
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our salads actually came wilted and the feta cheese on top had melted probably from waiting in the warm kitchen. Couldn't eat it. The waiter was nice but rarely saw him. The next day we had a buffet brunch and Erwin was a 5 star waiter. The food was delicious but it was a buffet so you didn't have to wait for a server. Come on hotel del....splurge and support this staff with more help! I think you could afford it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening.
    Leonardo
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a fabulous dinner and would definitely recommend this resterant. Our waiter was very good and the food was absolutely wonderful. The sea bass and lamb dinners were our favorites and the view was spectacular. If we had more time we would have made a trip back. After dinner we went to the Laugh Factory right in the hotel and saw Jon Lovitz preform. The evening turned out to be the most memorable of our entire trip in San Diego.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place To End Our Vacation!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The service and food were amazing. Chef Jen is great and the waitress was so attentive and friendly. I highly recommend it! I loved the scallops and my friends had the short ribs. Don't miss the view of the ocean and sunset!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • milholland1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Awesome . We spend every Christmas Eve here. We love the food and the gift shops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great food in a fantastic atmosphere. Salads were hugo,main courses were small but exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleased
    lovesong
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food awesome; service from Manuel and others very attentive; Hostess very helpful in table selection; sunset and beach wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate