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About Grant Grill

Start your morning sweet with Bliss Cakes or savory with South of the Border flavors of the Chicken Migas. Power lunch Monday-Friday with sandwiches, salads and entrees, where top executives have been making deals since 1951. The Dinner Menu changes nightly to feature the best of the farmer's market. Pair with fine wines and dancing in the Lounge for a memorable date night. No matter what brings you to Grant Grill, we guarantee a remarkable dining experience. From the sumptuous surroundings and attentive service, to the fresh California cuisine, Grant Grill carries a tradition of excellence. Renowned for shaking up some of the nation’s best cocktails, the adjoining Lounge boasts a unique Gaslamp Quarter nightlife experience. The stars of the menu are Grant Grill’s hand crafted cocktails which include their very own 100 Day Barrel Aged Manhattan and a rotating collection of seasonal concoctions like the holiday’s “Smashing Pumpkin” (as featured on The Food Network).

326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am / Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 6:30am - 2:30pm / Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm / Nightly Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Grant Grill Lounge: 11:00am - Midnight / Happy Hour: Sunday-Thursday 4-7pm

Cross Street:
Fourth Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 744-2077

Website:
http://www.grantgrill.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking for Breakfast & Lunch. Discounted Valet Parking Rate of $10 for Dinner Patrons.

Executive Chef:
Mark Kropczynski

Additional:
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

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 619-744-2040 to discuss how we can create a personalized experience for you and your group!

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Sun - Mon 5:30PM - 9:00PM

Tue - Thu 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Fri - Sat 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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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!

Grant Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
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Romantic (18)
Good for a Date (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Business Meals (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Live Music (7)
Seasonal (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined a day ago

1/18. The mock turtle soup was lukewarm at best. We had the scallops and sea bass. The fish were adequate but not exceptional. The sides were inedible. The potatoes under the scallops were terrible and the broccoli was limp and bland.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

I've dined here several times. The food is excellent, the ambiance is beautiful and reminds me of NYC hotels/restaurants, and the service is always superior. My favorite Downtown spot.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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food5
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

This was our first time dining at the Grant Grill before seeing the show Hamilton and the experience added to the whole evening. We noted it was our birthday's when making our reservation on OpenTable and our personalized menus said "Happy Birthday." The staff is very professional and attentive and everything we ordered from the pre-dinner cocktails, to the appetizers (we had the "Mock" turtle soup which is basically braised short rib soup), and then the entree where my wife had the salmon and I ordered the scallops (first time as a main dish) and it was all excellent. Highly Recommend!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Dinner before seeing Hamilton at San Diego Civic Center

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great service food is over priced with small portions.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious Pre-dinner cocktail and then were delighted to have a table in a quiet section of the restaurant. Our wait person, Brendan, was congenial, knowledgeable and catered to all our requests. The food was some of the best we had tasted. I had the ham, fruit, nut salad and my husband had the soup of the day which he said was delicious. We had a very drinkable Reisling and for our entrees we had the veal and the scallops. Then we finished up with tea, coffee and a port. A perfect way to celebrate our anniversary in an unrushed manner so we could savor all the delights of the meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Grant Grill is our 'go to' for pre-theater dinner and post-theater night cap. Service, food and ambience are all top notch. The staff goes out of the way to be friendly and promote relaxation and enjoyment. This particular night, we had the pleasure of meeting the manager Alberto, who is so friendly. We were seeing Hamilton, and the bar had a really fun themed drink - so fun! I can't wait for my next theater night to come back!

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had tickets to Hamilton and wanted to have a special dinner to mark the occasion.
We were seated at “The Mayor’s Table” which was tucked into a quiet corner of the restaurant.
The staff was aware of our timeline for the theatre. They were attentive without being “stuffy.”
The food was well priced, considering it was fine dining. And the bread: to die for.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lovely environment, uneven food. My husband and I chose the Grant Grill for a special dinner during our trip to San Diego. The environment is as lovely as we remembered -- elegant and quiet -- a restaurant for adults. Despite a large pre-theater crowd, our service was very good. My meal -- abalone to begin and a veal chop was excellent. My husband's not so much. His special soup with muscles was just OK. He did not eat most of his large rib eye steak. He said it was tough, had a lot of gristle and tasted weird. I took a couple of bites and agreed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Took my mom for appetizers and drinks before a civic theater performance because the grill is so close by...we had such a great time we came back after the show! It's located only 1 block away from the civic center, diagonally across the trolley tracks. Lounge stayed open till midnight with live music, food, and full bar. The food was excellent, with delicious drinks (I recommend the Iron Maiden - it's served with flowers in the cocktail, super cute), very accomodating service, and elegant surroundings. I highly recommend this spot as a native San Diegan, one of the best places in the city :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fantastic service and the food was delicious! We especially enjoyed the dessert, which was a chocolate mousse type of dessert. Amazing!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The staff and the Chef made the whole evening so special for my friend. She said she was so happy to see that the food was still as great as it was in the 50's. It was memorable experience and the staff was so respectful, appreciate it! Great evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had a memorial dinner after the Moscow Ballet.
We had 3 well behaved young ladies with us, and the waiter treated them like special guests.
I had salad and scallops - excellent!
For us, this is a special occasion restaurant, perfect
before or after a show Downtown. Also - you can valet park here prior to your event, if it is within
walking distance. Enter on either 3rd or 4th for valet parking.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We love the Grant Grill for dinner especially before or after a show at the Civic Theater. Love eating in a booth. The service is always on-point. We loved their carpaccio with popcorn app and the bread at the beginning of the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful experience...great valet parking, too, instead of having to battle other restaurant parking in the downtown area. Lovely Sunday brunch before a theatre matinee.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent choice for dining alone at the tail end of a business trip. Great food and excellent service! There was a band playing that filtered into the dining room so the ambiance was festive.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Grant Grill is one of our favorite go-to places for special occasions. The food is excellent and the service is always outstanding. It is quite expensive so it's a splurge but worth it on occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We really enjoy dining at the Grant Grill. The service is perfect, just the right amount of attention without being overbearing. The food is well prepared. The menu is creative with wonderful combinations of flavors. Please try it, you won’t be disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Overall a great experience. I had the cauliflower quiche. It was a small slice but came with side salad and delicious fried potatoes. Unfortunately, the quiche was filled with potatoes too. I think it should have Ben a frittata instead. Don’t need heavy crust plus potatoes in it it plus potatoes on the side. My husband had the duck confit on brioche. Delicious. Rock star entree. Service was impeccable

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

What a relief to rediscover a classic restaurant in downtown San Diego. Yes, prices are a little higher, but when you consider the cost of many downtown restaurants The Grant Grill at the US Grant is a real bargain. Great for all meals and afternoon tea. We’ll revisit.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Amazingly amazing!!!!! So imagine dinner at the usual hotel restaurant. Not such a great day dream, right? Now imagine one of the best restaurants you have ever been to and you have traveled the world and are a foodie. The experience here was beyond 5 star++++++!!!!! All of the restaurants that I have recommended before just got left behind. One of the 10 top restaurant experiences to enjoy before you die. Enough said.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Return visit to the Grant Grill dinning room. Best experience of the evening was the Modern Negroni Experience and Enjoyment. Good service in a quite dinning room. Cuisine good but.... needs some love ❤️ and attention. Lacked execution and flavors. Please adjust the ratatouille oyster mushroom dish!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Have had dinner here and the food was amazing. Their home baked bread is worth the calories - eat as much as you can. Gracious service. Nicely decorated and a fun history. Read the plaque outside the restaurant to see how women forced their way in when the lunch hour was for men only.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

lovely, great and gracious service and best of all....quiet, quiet, quiet....you can actually carry on a conversation.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food and Service were very good! While the US Grant is a lovely, lovely spot it IS a Hotel and the feeling is such. People walking thru the restaurant wheeling their bags behind.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Who doesn't offer a house dessert to the Birthday Boy? This was the only disappointment in this otherwise exquisite dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Top quality in all regards.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were a large group so I was concerned about the Resturant accommodating us - we grew from the original 7 people to 10 diners. The Grant Grill team, however, did an amazing job. They set us up in the wine room and the food was great. The atmosphere was super special and we all greatly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks GG Team!

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our wait server was the Best. Wish I had remembered her name so that I could give jher high marks.
She was friendly,but not overbearing, very attentive and easy to suggest items that suited us.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This is one of the most fussy, yuppie, overpriced restaurants I've ever eaten at. The ambience is lovely and the tables are private and quiet. I'm sure the glitterati and political elite of San Diego eat here on expense accounts regularly, but if you are looking for just some great food at a good value, this is not your place. My husband and I were staying at the US Grant and wanted a close place to meet our daughter who lives in the city. Our bill for 3 came to $175 with tax and tip. Probably typical in downtown S.D., the wine was $18 a glass. My husband ordered their table-side-mixed Negroni, at $18, which was an overly fussy drink, overpowered by the fresh rosemary in it. They raved that it won a big award for mixed drinks. My husband couldn't finish it.

Our meals were tasty, but portions are very small and placed on big plates to look like an art show with drizzles of sauces, etc. My husband and I split a sea bass entree and the portions were smaller than appetizers. They charge $4 for the warm bread, which was delicious, but I don't remember the waitress asking us if we wanted bread for $4. The carrot cake also looked over the top but, frankly, not as good as my own. The best part of the meal was the mock turtle soup which was essentially beef stew. I wish I had just ordered that for $12 for a small bowl, the bread and nothing else. The waitress and service was excellent but this is a restaurant for a certain group of people, of which I am not one.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We were delighted to discover that our “take home” left overs were carefully placed in the containers and closely assembled to resemble our original restaurant plate presentation.
This extra effort resulted in our second opportunity to enjoy our food and “eat with our eyes”.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food experience in San Diego. Beautiful restaurant and excellent service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Was really disappointed with our meals at Grant Grill. Flavors were bland and uninspired. 4 of us for dinner-lamb was not tender, sea bass-fishy, vegetarian dish didn’t have much flavor, scallops were the best of the 4 dishes but still not a lot of flavor. Way overpriced for the lack of quality entrees.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 25, 2017

wonderful dinner before ballet. Have eaten here many times particularly for the thanksgiving dinner. I had problem with reservation for holiday dinner and concierge plus server plus grill manager took time to correct and give me desired time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great service from Beatrice and delicious post-opera meal!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

So happy with this restaurant. Went for brunch. Beautiful restaurant in the US grant hotel. Amazing, attentive and polite staff. Our food was absolutely delicious and unique. Drinks were pretty good too. I will definitely be returning if ever I am in San Diego again

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had one of our best meals at the Grant Grill Friday. Excellent food carefully prepared and presented, good service and for the prices a good value.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It costs, but it was worth every single dollar we spent there. the ambiance was wonderful. It was our son's 33rd birthday dinner and it could not have been more perfect. Our hostess and the chef made the evening delightful. the food was superb, the atmosphere was lovely and later the jazz artists begin around 8pm. We were leaving just as the crowd began coming in. I loved that it was an ADULT atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our experience at the Grant Grill has been excellent in every way every time we've eaten there. Service was superb; attentive without being intrusive. We were indulged with champagne and desert gratis because it was our anniversary. Prices are on the higher side, but value merited the prices. We will continue to select Grant Grill for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We went for the prix fixe restaurant week. The food was mediocre but the presentation was nice. The cocktails were delicious. Great live music with a band.

Tags: Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails
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