Grant Grill

4.7
1302 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
A remarkable epicurean experience awaits you at Grant Grill and Lounge. From the iconic, chic setting to our fresh California cuisine and innovative libations, Grant Grill and Lounge carries a tradition of excellence rich in history (since 1951) and history-in-the-making. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus highlight the best ingredients of the season with a fresh approach to classics. From the bar, proprietary beverage creations are offered alongside an impressive menu of wine, beer and cocktails.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1302 people are saying
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vipFoodie
San Francisco
253 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed the Thanksgiving dinner here. The food was delicious (4 course prix fixe) and the service impeccable. My favorite thing was the smashing pumpkin cocktail. Worth every penny!

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SherlynH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal very nice experience will come back for brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. I would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fun night with my sister! We were celebrating our birthdays! We had a delicious cobbler with birthday message in chocolate! The singer sang to us! It was a lovely time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Samuel was so helpful and made our dining experience exceptional. He was able to time our food so we were not late for our show. Food was phenomenal, will definitely visit again.

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vipBW80
San Diego
86 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was slow to be delivered and when it was it was really not that great. The $24 prime rib sandwich tasted burnt and didn't really have that much meat on it not even enough to fit on the bun. I will say that the bartender did take my sandwich off my bill when I let him know I wasn't satisfied.

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vipCary1247
Las Vegas
88 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grant Grill does not disappoint. We had brunch prior to seeing a show at the Civic Theatre and our experience set the tone for a wonderful afternoon. Everything was simply wonderful and our server Jose was very attentive and professional. We cannot wait to return.

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vipKMOSES15
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for the “

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UncleLee
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

JOSH M. a great server! Please let him know. Very knowledgeable and personable.

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vipFamilynurse
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The menu is confusing with a lot of fancy food you have no idea what it is. Fun to try something new. I was surprised there was no free desert for a birthday or even a candle.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent
I had the scallops and they were wonderful; nice bar
and great choice for upscale dining in the Gaslamp Quarters.
Close proximity to Westin;
I will come back

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SteveN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal the service and the ambience was perfect. We both had scallops. Very tasty. Live music was a nice added touch. Our waiter was very attentive. It’s a very comfortable place.

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Charles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been dining at the Grant Grill periodically since the mid-1980s. I recently had lunch at the Grill with a couple of friends after being away for a number of years. I am pleased to report that the food remains excellent and the service remains attentive without being intrusive. The steak in the steak sandwich (sans brioche) was cooked perfectly. It was pretty quiet at lunchtime, which I found surprising given how busy it was pre-pandemic, but the quiet facilitated our conversation. Definitely one of the best places for a relaxing and delicious meal in downtown.

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vipTerrieA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was a little slow but we were a larger group. Staff kept us munching with yummy focaccia bread and appetizers.

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Sahoffm1
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops were excellent and the focaccia was so good we took it home. Loved the atmosphere too. Definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone and I will dream of the scallops…

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vipneverhome
New York Area
929 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed in the hotel one night post cruise. It was our second visit to this restaurant and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Service is top notch. The bread is to die for. We shared a Caesar salad to start and it came split, a touch we appreciate. Portion was very fever and delicious. We both had the peppercorn tuna which is served rare and sliced. The accompaniments are unique and add to the flavors. I was surprised with a slice of cheesecake with a candle for me birthday. I was really pleased. Oh to visit San Diego more iften

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MaryP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We understand that Covid has been challenging. Service was very slow. Over an hour to get our food when the restaurant was not busy. About 39 minutes after we ordered, wai we were informed us they were out of the salmon we ordered. We got swordfish instead. Soup and veggies was really good. Fish a bit dry. Lovely place and has a great reputation. Will try again. But this experience was disappointing.

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vipEllie
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb and veal were delicious
Great service

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FredM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb, great atmosphere and service was impeccable
Highly recommended

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LindaB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, presentation, and execution. The kanpachi crudo was delicate with Asian herbs and sauces. It was one a unique and delicious appetizer. The lamb chops were perfectly grilled. The tuna au poivre was spectacular. Dessert and after dinner drink selections were top notch. The jazz duo accompanying our dinner made for a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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SusanO
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you staff at Grant Grill! The warm welcome from the valet staff to the servers - amazing!! The food is exquisite for a good price. Will certainly be dining here again soon with friends.

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DiveDJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Elegant as always! Creative cuisine, wonderful wines.

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vipkellik
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, interesting food. Great service.

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JimBob
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed three separate meals here and loved each one. The Three Cheese Grits is very impressive! I wish I had been able to have a drink at the bar!

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ScottH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The manager at the front was very cordial
The bartender was nice and fast
Music good
Waitress was untrained
Left menus on table all night
Forgot everything
Had to ask 3 times and was overwhelmed just waiting on 2 tables
Her assistant cleared the table immediately was on top of everything , very good
The food and quality was a 9
Small portions
But good anniversary so they brought a desert out that was awesome
Overal very good
I would go back but please people train your people

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Wonderful staff. Beautiful presentation. Heavenly food.

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vipOwenB
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service from the whole team, especially Jazmin. Lovely evening for our wedding anniversary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flew in to San Diego to celebrate our Anniversary and picked the absolute perfect place!! Amazing bartender Thomas and our waiter Jose made the evening unforgettable!! Intimate dining, soft live music in the background, couldn’t have been more perfect!! Can’t wait to go back!!

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LouiseA
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son had the aged ribeye it was delicious. Husband had the rack of lamb, tender, mild, cooked perfectly and a large portion. I had the mock turtle soup which was rich and savory. They served the most wonderful fresh baked focaccia I’ve ever eaten. It is a go to place for us when we are in town. Also the staff and particularly our waiter was outstanding!

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BrianJ
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting, the food and the immaculate service I will make this place so special. We only come here a few times a year but we look forward to it greatly every time we do.

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Dinnerwithdaughter
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of our dinner was great. We truly enjoyed the atmosphere, and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend. We also stayed at the hotel. Equally as wonderful.

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AlisaA
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food. Excellent, attentive service and very reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer service

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Furgy
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with fantastic service.

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vipmarko
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience all round

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Robin
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, welcoming and very attentive polite staff

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vipJaimiH
San Diego
88 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely evening! We actually had dinner at a table near the bar. Archie Thompson was there and it was delightful. The service is phenomenal. You don’t get that much anymore. Seems as if they kept their long time employees and they are doing a fabulous job. Highly recommend.

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vipDoc4foodies
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a light lunch (nice salad) along with a glass of Champaign. Very relaxing. Our waiter Josh, was a wealth of knowledge about the history of the U.S. Grant Hotel. Overall great experience.

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TinaB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grant grill we attended on several occasions and recommended other family members who also enjoyed the whole atmosphere. With the closure for 18months and the reopening the Grant grill has been consisted with their overall quality and quantity of service and food. The grant Grill is a must experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service

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Grant Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 744-2077.

Grant Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 1302 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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