Arterra

4.5
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410 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Artfully bringing you the best of the region, inspired by cuisines from around the world, featuring San Diego’s fresh, local, and sustainable products. The Arterra Promise excites our team to deliver a new and creative dining experience every day. Our food and beverages energize the spirit and excites your senses.
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Thereseecup
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Arterra for the first time for a Valentine’s Day dinner. Their menu was very fresh and delicious. The staff were very friendly and the service was fast. Definitely made celebrating Valentine’s Day here very special.

Arterra
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your Valentine's Day dinner with us. We hope to see you back again soon to try our regular menu!

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RandySavage
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our Valentines Dinner at Arterra. The service was great! The food was very good and great portions. Overall great value. It’s not the most private dining area, but it is an overall great experience. The restaurant opens up to the hotel lobby , leaving intimacy to be desired.

Arterra
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you so much for the lovely review and for choosing to spend your Valentine's Day with us! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and great service. We look forward to welcoming you back and crafting another great dining experience together!

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ElaineJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The valentines dinner is very nice and the price is lower than our expectations too.

Arterra
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your Valentine's Day dinner with us. Thank you for choosing to spend it with us and we hope to serve you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent sushi. Very fresh and nice variety. We will definitely go back

Arterra
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We're glad you enjoyed our sushi selection from the incredible Chef Hoh. We look forward to welcoming you back! - Melissa, Marketing Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Even if the place wasn’t packed with people watching the football game, this place really felt like a sports bar. There were big screen TVs everywhere you looked. I’m fine with that, it’s just not what i expected. Because of the game, the place was probably much louder than usual. Wait staff may have been spread a little thin, as service was a little slow. We weren’t in a hurry so than was fine with us. We got there before happy hour ended, so prices were very reasonable. I have mixed reviews for the food. The margarita flatbread was just ok. However, the shisito peppers with pork belly were amazing! I could go back just to get them again. All in all it was a good experience. If your staying at the hotel it’s definitely worth trying.

Arterra
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad to hear you had an enjoyable dining experience with us. We appreciate the feedback and will share it with our management team. We hope to welcome you back again soon! - Melissa, Marketing Manager

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FerlyO
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We ended up leaving. For NYE dinner they only served bar food. The service though seems like it was going to be great. Very attentive with us.
It’s a restaurant in a hotel so set your expectations from there. Definitely not a place to celebrate anything special. I’m sure it’s a wonderful restaurant option if you’re staying in the hotel.

Arterra
Responded on January 3, 2020

We're very sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations on this night. We were running a limited menu during the holidays due to being short staffed and low in hotel occupancy. We appreciate your feedback and do hope you will return to try our full menu and give us another chance to create an excellent dining experience together. - Melissa, Marketing Manager

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vipTwosix
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious beautifully prepared food. We were pleasantly surprised that a hotel restaurant would be so lovely with such a great menu and food and service. Very nice bar area. We will certainly return.

Arterra
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you so much for the lovely review! We're very pleased to hear your compliments on our food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the new year and crafting another great dining experience together!

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vipSalB
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you!

Arterra
Responded on December 30, 2019

We look forward to welcoming you back in the new year!

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KizzyT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very tasty food. Thanksgiving buffet was delicious and servers were very polite and helpful.

Arterra
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for spending your Thanksgiving with us! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the buffet and appreciate your compliments on our staff and service. We look forward to welcoming you back. Happy Holidays!

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JimR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had Thanksgiving lunch. The buffet was ample and nothing was missing. The service was casual-friendly and we felt at home and well cared-for. My wife felt some dishes a little salty but I found everything to my taste. Three meats— turkey, ham and prime rib— all well cooked and well seasoned. Garlic mashed potatoes with brown gravy were heavenly . I can’t overstate the delicate perfection of the petits fours for dessert. I would return for those exclusively. I recommend the graham cracker custard dusted with chocolate. Reminded me of my grandmother’s pastries. Spectacular.

Arterra
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you so much for choosing to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with us. We're thrilled to hear you and you wife enjoyed our buffet and thank you for the compliments to our chefs. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Happy Holidays!

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vipGood
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Really dont like the new decor or menu. I miss Aterra! I was a regular. Bon Mi sandwich is awful and the place is very sterile now. Sad!

Arterra
Responded on November 14, 2019

We're sorry to hear that you did not have a great experience in our redesigned restaurant. We appreciate your feedback and truly hope to win back your loyalty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My salad was delicious and came very quick. The restaurant was cute and very bright!

Arterra
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We're trilled to hear you had a wonderful dining experience with us and we hope to welcome you back soon! - Melissa, Digital Marketing Manager

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MelanieG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I've never been disappointed when I eat here. The servers are friendly and attentive and the food is great. The housemade parker rolls were soft, buttery and decadent. The Scottish Salmon had a perfectly crisp skin and moist flesh. The spaetzle was drowning a bit in the sauce but it was delicious. The dessert was truly amazing - peaches and cream. There was a "peach" made from white chocolate(?) and filled with a delicious cream and peach bits. It was a work of art.

Arterra
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We truly appreciate your compliments on our food and service and look forward to welcoming you back! - Melissa, Digital Marketing Manager

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MelissaA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Had the shishito peppers which are always amazing. Ordered the Tomohawk steak with my family, the perfect size meal for 3. But still had room for dessert 😋

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vipHungry
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Everything was great. Food tasted very good and the service was excellent The only complaint was the time it took to get our meal. It was at least 30 minutes. We would return and give them another chance, but the food preparation needs to improve dramatically.

Arterra
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your compliments on our food and service and thank you for the feedback about your wait time. We do hope to welcome you back soon! - Melissa, Digital Marketing Manager

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KipM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome surroundings, excellent food, nice wine list. The portions are very generous and the server was very accommodating for the requests we made. Would highly recommend!!!

Arterra
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We're trilled to hear you had a wonderful dining experience with us and we hope to welcome you back soon! - Melissa, Digital Marketing Manager

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vipDrLarry
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

If you like to eat in a small hotel conference room then this is the place for you.

Arterra
Responded on July 3, 2019

The restaurant was temporarily moved to the ballroom during the renovation, but we hope you had a chance to see the new space and dine there, as we reopened on the 30th. If you're still in town, check it out! If not, we hope you will return sometime in the future. - Melissa, Digital Marketing Manager

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DaciaA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

They are currently remodeling and moved the restaurant to a makeshift cafeteria style in a ballroom with a limited menu and bar. It took 10 minutes to get anyone to come over after we were seated and after we finished dinner another 15 minutes for a dessert menu. The waitress never came back to take our dessert orders and we finally went to the makeshift bar to ask for our check. Wait another 3 months until renovations are complete before going. Right now it's just awful!

Arterra
Responded on July 3, 2019

We're sorry to hear that your dining experience during our renovation was less than ideal. We have now reopened the restaurant and hope you'll give us another try! - Melissa, Digital Marketing Manager

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LindsayO
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Food is pretty good. While they're renovating, the restaurant is in a conference room which lacks ambiance but at least is quiet. Unfortunately our service was very poor on the last occasion. The waiter never refilled our water, forgot one of my orders, and was very hard to get ahold of.

Arterra
Responded on July 3, 2019

We apologize that our service was lacking during your dining experience with us. We hope you will return again to see the brand new restaurant and give us another chance to earn a 5-star rating. - Melissa, Digital Marketing Manager

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Radiantglobe
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

LoCal under construction

Arterra
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for rating your experience with us. We hope you will come back again now that our restaurant renovation is complete. - Melissa, Digital Marketing Manager

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Doroteczka
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Right now the restaurant in under construction and it moved to the conference room . There was not enough servers and we waited 1:20 min for sushi. Yes, we didn't have to pay for it but it 2 people had to
watch how the others are eating. This place should be closed during the remodeling.

Arterra
Responded on July 3, 2019

We're sorry to hear that your dining experience during our renovation was less than ideal. We have now reopened the restaurant and hope you'll give us another shot! - Melissa, Digital Marketing Manager

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vipSusie
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Apparently, it is being remodeled, so it has temporarily been moved into a conference/ballroom section of the hotel. The food was relatively good, but the atmosphere was dismal.

Arterra
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for leaving your feedback. Our remodeled restaurant is now open again so we hope you will return soon! - Melissa, Digital Marketing Manager

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vipKarenH
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

I haven't been to Arterra in years, and was taking a business associate to lunch. Business associate was looking forward, as he had never been to the restaurant. Arrived at 12:30, with reservation, to find that restaurant was undergoing renovation, and the "restaurant" was relocated in a meeting room, which was full, noisy, and we were told we would have to wait 15 minutes on a work day to be seated. Eventually we were seated, and our salads were quite good, as was our waiter (who was very apologetic). I would suggest that until the renovation is completed, Arterra get off of the OpenTable site, so they may inform potential customers on the phone of their situation. I paid top dollar for a meal in a noisy meeting room, which did not at all live up to my expectations. They offered us a free dessert, which neither of us wanted. This was poor judgment on the restaurant's part. I would not have made this reservation had I been properly informed.

Arterra
Responded on July 3, 2019

We apologize for the lack of communication and that your dining experience during our renovation was less than ideal. We have now reopened the restaurant and hope you'll give us another chance to win back your business! - Melissa, Digital Marketing Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall1food2service5ambience1

Under construction

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vipJayG
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for breakfast. It was outstanding!

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ElaineA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was great! Service was awesome!

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Vasiliki
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We made reservations for Christmas dinner because their Mother's Day buffet was excellent. Unfortunately, they had no special menu before 5pm and anything special was not available when we arrived at 2pm. We ended up with Steak Frites and Caesar Salad. The food was good, the server accommodating, but the appetizers were greatly reduced in size from previous visits. We made lemonade out of lemons, but we were disappointed.

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Jack
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance. It was what we were looking for.

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chefjack
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for Thanksgiving Buffet with family. Buffet selection provided something for everyone to enjoy. Quite possibly the best Turkey Gravy I've every had. Service top notch, friendly and professional. Chef came to our table to ask about our dinner, nice touch. Highly recommend Arterra for any holiday occasion.

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vipbill
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The salmon was excellent and so was Casey's service.

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AnnaK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Ten years ago was a completely deference, great service, newer place, good food.... I had a good memories there.. Now place is bit up, food is horrabale, service is ok.. But I had a lunch for two paid $100 with no alcohol just bottle of water, one salat and two main dishes. Not worse it.. Sorry! Big dissapoiment.

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LauriL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel like this is Del Mar’s best kept secret. The food was amazing. The service was awesome. The ambiance was outstanding. Why isn’t this place over capacity every night??? Works for me though as I know I’ll always get reservations!

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MicheleM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was greeted with a big smile by the hostess as I walked into the restaurant. The staff were attentive to the questions I asked about parking validation. Upon being seated, water with lemon was promptly brought to the table. The menu consisted of a wonderful selection of lunch items. I had the California roll which was very nice. My guest had the fish tacos and seemed very pleased. Our wait staff was conscientious of our desire to talk and catch up before approaching our table to ask for our order.

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vipTennick
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Seated for 27 minutes without even receiving a drink. Terrible service & place wasn’t even remotely busy.

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vipClint
Philadelphia
114 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This is my third, and last, visit to Arterra.

Whether I sit at the bar and order dinner, or sit outside and order dinner, the service is abysmal.

Sundays are the very worst. There is no one to greet you, so making a reservation is pointless.

Also, they offer a very limited menu, and are horribly understaffed, so you will have to wait... a long time... for everything...

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vipPeterGast
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable and the food and service were excellent.

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TheresaL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My husband and I had a terrible experience. The service was slow all around with many customers complaining. When we finally received our crab cake appetizer, it was frozen. We left directly after.

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RandeeK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It was very hot in the restaurant and it smelled like old fish, so I didn’t dare order the sushi. The servers were nice and friendly but incredibly slow. I’d never go back.

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vipshokutsu
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place!

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vipRONNIE
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were at Arterra on a slow evening. Not loud and very pleasant. Service was good. The menu was sparse but the food was very tasty.

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Arterra is rated 4.5 stars by 410 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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