Grant Grill

4.7
1051 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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. Live music enhances the energy of this Downtown dining and lounge experience on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 8pm.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am / Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 6:30am - 2:30pm / Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm / Nightly Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Grant Grill Lounge: 11:00am - Midnight / Happy Hour: Sunday-Thursday 4-7pm
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Phone number
(619) 744-2077
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Kropczynski
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fourth Ave.
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking for Breakfast & Lunch. Discounted Valet Parking Rate of $10 for Dinner Patrons.
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Entertainment
Live entertainment Thursday-Saturday at 8pm includes live Jazz, Blues, Pop, Soul and R&B presented by Local Artists and Special Guests, with a repertoire of classic and contemporary hits.

Schedule subject to change. Entertainment calendar available at www.grantgrill.com.
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Special events & promotions
We want to celebrate with you on your special day. Leave the cooking and entertaining to our team of experts, and choose Grant Grill for your Special Occasion Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Reception. Customized menus aim to please even the most discerning guests of honor. Our luxurious Private Dining Room holds up to 12 people surrounded by Grant Grill's wine vault. The Semi-Private Upper Lounge boasts a sleek and modern setting with Art Deco details. Larger groups can also be accommodated in the Grant Grill's main dining room with classic wood finishes and crisp, white linens. Or, for more informal affairs, the Grant Grill Lounge provides an inviting backdrop for versatile receptions with tray-passed bites and craft cocktails. Call Grant Grill's Special Events Team at 619-744-2041 to discuss how we can create a personalized experience for you and your group!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Create a memorable event at the legendary Grant Grill for Fine Dining or Social Receptions. Bring family and friends together or impress clients & colleagues. We offer seasonal menus, fine wines and craft libations. We look forward to exceeding your expectations!

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Sun - Mon 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Thu 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 8:00PM - 10:00PM

What 1051 People Are Saying
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RU
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite dining experience. Conveniently located to hotel within the Gas Lamp District.

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JC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall this was an outstanding dining experience, the food was delicious and the service superb. The quiet ambiance and uncrowded table spacing sets the Grant Grill apart from many other fine dining establishments. The serving portion of one of the appetizers was a bit small for the price, otherwise everything was excellent.

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BR
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful dinner, dessert, and wines. The service was excellent and I will eat here again and certainly recommend it to others. My server, Sergio, was kind, attentive and knowledgeable with all the wine questions I had. The Christmas ambiance was amazing.

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A
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was an absolute delight. Her suggestions for our drinks (wine) where impeccable.

The food however wasn’t anything to talk about. We had a total of 4 guests and everyone was a tad disappointed on the food. The portions are very small for the price and the tastes where nothing special.
The bread that was given while we browsed the menu was the best tasting item we all had.

The service is so GREAT, the ambiance even just as great. However not quite worth the price.

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BL
Tucson
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

If you are in downtown San Diego don't miss the Grant Grill in the venable Grant Hotel on Broadway.
It exudes old California with dark woods, chandeleers, crisp linen table cloths, private booths, excellent service and a chef with a real flair. The FOIS was perfectly prepared with a pistchio granola accompaniment; the veal came with roasted bone marrow......sweet; the lamb as rare and tasty as can be.
Pricy but extremely reasonable with an extraordinary dining experience. Valet parking at the hotel entry way.
The bar is equally private, but with a big screen for sports afficianados and every conceivable alcoholic brand to the ceiling.
Enjoy the Grant Hotel Lobby...it's a California classic.

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AT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They are long overdue to change up the menu. Particularly for the theater crowd, the menu is becoming tired although the food is always good. Running out of things to order.

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LG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way.

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MD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Grant Grill service staff was very attentive. We ordered the ribeye and the sea bass. The sides to our entrees were a little heavy handed with the salt, but the meals were delicious none the less. We both agree that the sea bass entree was seasoned deliciously. Both plates were left clean! :-)

MP

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G
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The US Grant offers warmth in reception, our server (Beatrice) was excellent, professional yet friendly and the food delicious especially the soup before our entree. For theater goers they offer a reduced rate valet parking.

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DF
San Diego
127 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at Grant Grill. Beatrice took excellent care of us and everything was delicious. Sunday nights are quiet (no live music) but still a wonderful and not obtrusive jazz soundtrack in restaurant and lounge. First time getting the delicious Manhattan too. Thank you!

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p
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was good but not remarkable. Mushroom soup rich but slightly flat. Scallops good but not stunning. Gnocchi adequate. Excellent service. Not too noisy. Very good for pre theater, with excellent location and fine service.

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LT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for lunch prior to seeing play at civic center. For 5 star luxury hotel to be out of avocado was insane. Could no one run to the market? Otherwise it’s a wonderful place.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing hospitality in a private dining area. Exceptional service

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KW
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Everything was perfect, except for a never-ending swarm of fruit flies that plagued us throughout our meal.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing service and outstanding food.

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TP
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Rude front desk. I can’t believe they can’t get nicer people to work at this restaurant.

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IO
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great small dinner before theatre!!!!! The service was GREAT and the food was the BEST we have had downtown before a theatre event, and we do MANY!!

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ML
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Grant Grill never fails to deliver. Its pricey for sure, but great, innovative dishes and good service.

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R
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful jazz band!! We had the pimento crab appetizer and it was fabulous.

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our dinner after the theater was lovely. I was especially impressed by the beef carpaccio garnished with popcorn with truffle "caviar."

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BR
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Too pricey but good for a special occasion. Everything was good about the place, everything. Just out of my price range.

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TB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best food and the best service ever!!!

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B
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent cuisine, had the Duck Hash and the Steak & Eggs both were fabulous! The service was a tad slow but the overall experience was outstanding.

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VD
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, knowledgeable waitress and great ambience!!

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N
Manitoba
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Cocktails are very tasty and inventive. Service was attentive, friendly but not intrusive. Fun place to go. Live music was fun

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JR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to go for a date and romance. Food is great too. There was Live music too.

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AC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We sat in a cozy quiet corner and enjoyed dinner: We could see that the dining area at the bar was bustling. Seems like the Grant Grill can accommodate anything you want. And the location is outstanding for pre-opera dining.

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PW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was knowledgeable and enthusiastic! She described the Lobster special beautifully and it was a fun fabulous dinner. The live music was great and added to the lovely ambiance.

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TN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

$80 spiny lobster was good and the 5 course had flavor but the 5 course serving needs to have a little more portion. 1.5lbs lobster at $80 is a bit high without a full entree. Otherwise everything was great.

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OT
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We did brunch here for our anniversary on our recent trip to San Diego. It was everything I hoped it would be: elegant, well-appointed and comfortable. The historic building is absolutely beautiful. We were seated at an incredibly spacious booth. We were served a signature cocktail to celebrate, and spent the next hour and a half savoring every morsel of our meals. I honestly cannot even remember what my husband had, because I was so consumed with my own dish, eggs Benedict with what I believe were slow-cooked short ribs. The meet was tender and the eggs were perfect. The potatoes were crispy and divine. Oh yes, my husband had a vegetable omelette with burratta in it. Everything was perfect two. I couldn’t have made a better choice for our anniversary brunch.

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CK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grant Grill did a great job accommodating our team dinner during a conference in San Diego, this despite the fact I underestimated the group size in our reservation. The dinner was delicious and I liked that the wine list is comprehensive enough to have good choices at all price levels but still accessible and not overwhelming.

From the octopus to the salmon, lamb, sea bass and steelhead, everything was delicious and artful presented

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LB
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was creative and fresh. Service was excellent!

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p
San Diego
86 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Surprisingly good for a hotel. Sat in a quiet room and had an enjoyable meal. Limited salad options and no chicken on the menu, but enough choices for the group of 4. Great place to go before the theatre nearby. Parking is $17 for all evening and less for just the restaurant. Prices not inexpensive but very fair.

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G
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great restaurant with terrific food, but very slow service.

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R
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. We were pleasantly surprised when our waitress remembered us from our last visit over a year ago. She was very solicitous without being obtrusive and made sure we were finished in time for our theater time. Loved our total experience.

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c
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Service was very very slow. Hard to get an order taken and then the drinks and food took ages to arrive. Appetizers did not arrive together. One arrived after the main course. Had to get up and get the waitress for a second drink order. This was In The bar area.

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MG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat at Mayor’s table (he was not able to attend). Great service, great food. Barkeep makes a perfect manhatan.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service, gorgeous space and delicious food!

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CJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the third anniversary we celebrated at the Grant Grill. That alone speaks for our ratings of this restaurant. Food is always great, the selection is more limited than some restaurants, but each item that we have eaten over the years has been superb. The portions are perfect. Each entre comes with a complementary vegetable (not one of the listed optional side dishes) that has flavors that complement the entre. The bread, warm and almost addictive. Every time we have eaten at the Grant Grill the service has been perfect, attentive without ever being intrusive. We will return, probably next year because this is becoming our choice for that special occasion.

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R
Kansas City
299 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great historic beautiful atmosphere

Lovely eggs Benedict & loved my quiche

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