Grant Grill

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$31 to $50
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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

For Thanksgiving fine dining in an intimate setting, Grant Grill promises to please with a 4-course prix fixe menu including seasonal specialties, traditional holiday fare, & optional wine pairings. The Smashing Pumpkin cocktail, as featured on The Food Network, returns for a limited time this Fall.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the legendary Grant Grill. Indulge in a 4-course fine dining menu that promises an exquisite experience. Enhance your evening with wine pairings or with our seasonal craft cocktails.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the legendary Grant Grill. Indulge in a 4-course fine dining menu that promises an exquisite experience. Enhance your evening with wine pairings or with our seasonal craft cocktails.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Welcome the New Year in style at the legendary Grant Grill. New Year’s Eve dinner options include an early seating pre-celebration 3-course dinner and the late seating 6-course dinner experience with a midnight toast and live music.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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What 1181 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special chef !!

DR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Everything was great service was top notch but food was not of quality. Poor choice in mixtures on plate. Need to have better consistancy of flavors.

M
San Diego
57 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Opakapaka Was amazinging delicious with crispy skin
Ms. B tooo excellent care of ur, a very memorable dinner

SP
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful pre-concert dinner restaurant... though really any time. All excellent.

JF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place! Our go to pre theatre. Can’t beat it

MG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant. Our waiter Jose was very friendly.

L
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was fabulous. Chef from Hawaii and found out we were from Hawaii. Came to our table and chatted with us. What a wow moment! We came back the next night to dine again.

k
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, very nice staff. Would definitely eat here again!

PS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

As expected, service was outstanding; food was excellent with great atmosphere...Servers and manager knew our name and we were treated like "special guests"... Top 10 rating...Thanks for a great experience...

Paul & Joanne Sabolic

D
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Acceptional service; extremely attentive with uncanny ability to anticipate your every wish. Food presentation is outstanding. Use of ingredients surprising and delectable.

EB
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Beautiful setting. Overly attentive wait staff... they interrupted our conversation to refill our 3/4 full water glass. The piano music and drums were too loud to enjoy our conversation.
Food was delicious

OT
New England
25 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet elegance, great service. Hamachi crudo app and veal lobster surf and turf were both fabulous. Nice selection of wines by the glass.

D
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Historic venue with outstanding service, food. Servers were very interactive and knew your next need even before we did...would return

A
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great live music. Outstanding cocktails.

AK
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice with Jazz and lively. The food was delicious and beautiful! Very pleasant dining experience.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific. Lived our server, Bee?

OT
San Diego
81 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish I lived closer—Grant Grill is always a treat. We ate dinner fairly early on a Sunday, so we had the added bonus of extremely prompt service since there was hardly anyone else there. We both chose seafood (the scallops and the sea bass), which was exquisitely prepared, plated, and savored happily. For dessert, we split the white chocolate mousse, molded around cherries and dusted with cocoa. I'll make the drive just for more of that perfection!

JG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The well balanced menu of delicious appetizers and entrées would appeal to most appetites. There house-made bread is magnificent. The courteous and efficient wait staff add to the outstanding dining experience. And the added personal touch for our anniversary was greatly appreciated.

OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Ordered rack of lamb ($40) and received two ribs. That is a disgraceful value for money.

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Wasn't sure what to expect at a hotel restaurant, but loved the live band playing during dinner and the atmosphere. Price was perfect and a good value for the quality of the food, fresh bread and butter and overall dining experience. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more attentive. Can't think of a single thing they can improve upon. Even though it wasn't on the main menu, I got a burger and fries and it was huge, flavorful and exactly what I was craving. Come here, you don't be disappointed.

C
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Overpriced, with poor service. For about $100 a head (with a drink) I think the food could have been better, and the service a bit more friendly. I did notice that older folks were there, maybe that is why they choose to under-season the food. Choose another restaurant if you want a “high end” night out.

CB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, service and ambiance, especially MERCEDES MOORE. Reminded us of the Supper Club in New York. We will return with more friends.

CF
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We wanted to have a relaxing dining experience with our out of town guest before going to the theater. The food and wine choices, the quality, the presentation and the preparations were all excellent. The service was wonderful as well.

It is important to note that this is a fine dining establishment in a luxury hotel. Therefore, the prices are in keeping with that type of venue. In that sense they provide good value.

GD
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our 2nd time at the Grant Grill for brunch and the restaurant staff and food continued to please with delicious food and good service. We had the Migas and Tuna Melt for our meals. The tuna melt, size and taste-wise was great - enough to take home 1/2. The Migas was delicious and adequate in size. Table service was good, as we have experienced in the past.

D
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch. Food and service was excellent.

That being said this really is not a place to bring small children. Their voices carry across the entire restaurant and make talking at you own table next to impossible.

KH
San Diego
73 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautiful decor, for special occasions.

BE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast spot!

J
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we eat here the food and service is outstanding. Would highly recommend both the restaurant and hotel for a short getaway.

SJ
Orange County
47 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sergio and Natalie provided us with a most enjoyable anniversary dinner. Thank you!

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say? We loved this place so much we had dinner here twice in the three days we were in San Diego. The Opa was incredible. The Quinoa Ravioli was out of this world (I had it twice) and the ribeye was A+. The cauliflower soup was to die for. Service was phenomenal and ambience was great. Thank you for a wonderful experience! We will be back!

OT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I really loved this place when we first starting going a few years ago, pre-theater. Loved the food, the service was consistently fast, and the staff was knowledgable and friendly. I would see menu items vanish, and was told certain items were seasonal, which is a great reason to try new entrees. But instead of the new season bringing in new menu options, the dinner menu has not seemed to change since that first time they took off items I loved. And that feels like two or three years ago. Now the menu feels completely stagnant with no new items.

Only once before did we choose to sit in the bar and go with a lighter fare. Same thing - there were some GREAT options on the bar menu. Now, it's 99% drinks with a handful of food options, only two being something to pass as a meal (salad, burger). Really disappointing to see what once was a fine dining establishment turn into an empty dining room with dilapidated furniture and a bar full of rowdy Padres fans in hats and flip flops. I think it might be time for some re-branding.

s
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food very good
Nice wine selection
Good service
Recommend highly. Especially before a show or the symphony

BO
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable dining experience featuring delicious food choices, great service and marvelous ambiance.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

While the hotel and restaurant are both beautiful, the service in the restaurant was lack luster at best. It was our 6 year anniversary and wanted to go some place special while in San Diego. While dinning the service was super slow, dinner cam out with the most amazing bread that should have been present prior to when the appetizers came out and I felt like we kept having to ask for service instead of them giving us service. They had a great band, but the music was so loud we couldn't hear the people sitting across the table on the 6 top we had. I hope you are reading this Grant Grill as you have some areas that need addressing.

DM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again a very nice meal at the Grant Grill. This restaurant deserves more praise then it appears to get.

PM
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience before an enthralling performance of Miss Saigon at the Theater. Haven't done a theater outing for more than a year, my wife and I decided the next performance, be it this week or next year - will be prefaced by a visit here.

Cozy quiet - my first impression. Later, it would turn into "comfy elegance". You know you're in for a treat, and a premium dining experience, but the atmosphere never ventured to the pretentious flair of other upscale restaurants we have visited.

Seated promptly, we were met immediately for beverages - a prelude to water glasses that never went less than half full. Table service was impeccable.

Salmon Four Ways - a fave dish of mine now. I had the ribeye, which was very good - but the star of the show was a companion's sea bass. Although she didn't use the tarragon cream and a chowder gravy - the sea bass was perfectly cooked and flavored on its own. We chided this companion for not using the supplied cream she was enjoying the dish well enough. Only mild complaint was the Hawaiian Catch of the Day - the server (Kristina - tks for the evening!) described it perfectly - a white fish, and it came well prepared - but my wife was mentioning it had the consistency of average tuna - although the flavors were spot on.

We had to cut the evening short sans dessert to make it to the theater on time. Kristina provided some cookies to celebrate the birthdays (x2) we were celebrating, and the chocolate script lettering was a very nice touch. I thanked her, and the table service - I appreciate the wonderful evening; we'll be back again!

NA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating family members marriage

GJ
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each dish ordered by our table of four was fabulous! Beatrice and the rest of the waitstaff were wonderful. The setting is beautiful. The live music was remarkable and the singer has a beautiful, evocative voice. Walking distance to the Civic Center, House if Blues, etc. Great experience!

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance in a historic hotel. The waitstaff was attentive, but there were only a few people dining so it's hard to judge. My porkchop was overcooked but I didn't feel like having to send it back.

PB
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

After being greeted and seated, it to 25 minutes for the waiter to return to take our drink order. Both the scallops and ono were over cooked as was the plated accompaniment.

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