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Thu, 4/19
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Grant Grill

4.7
959 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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).
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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: 11:00am - 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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to an exquisite dining experience at Grant Grill. Our regular seasonal menus will be available for brunch and dinner on Mother's Day.

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

What 959 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was perfect! I got the salmon appetizer and sea bass. The entree was nice and hot.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

In San Diego on business, I decided after several days of crowded meetings to find a quiet spot to have a good meal in a relaxed way by myself. The Grant Grill was perfect. The setting, in the histórica US Grant Hotel, is warm and inviting. The menu offered variety and delicious, creative dishes reflective of the season. I highly recommend the citrus and baby bok choy salad, which is beautiful as well as delicious. My main course was the steelhead, and my server told me that the chef had just unveiled the spring menu and that the steelhead, with its presentation featuring pea purée, roast fennel, and crispy fried squash blossoms, was one of the new dishes, I have rarely had a dish so wonderfully composed, with flavors perfect suited to complement. My server knew all about the history of the hotel when I asked, including a number of fascinating details. Recommended very highly! Excellent wine list too!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great service
Interesting cocktails

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great place for lunch. Food was excellent and the ambience was exquisite.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Second time at Grant Grill. This time for Easter breakfast. Excellent choices, and interesting, too! Really loved everything. Can't wait to be back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Pre-Theater meal at the Grant Grill. Excellent meal, excellent service. Right away the wait staff asked if we were off to the theater, and assured us not to worry about curtian time, (theater a very short walk away). Mock turtle soup a must. Also had the soup of the day, a delicious fish chouder. Shared a garden salad and the sea bass entree. Each menu selection excellent, along with a very good wine selection.
Will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

First time at the Grant Grille and will definitely be back! Although pricey, it was top notch beginning to end. We had theater tickets, so time was an issue which our waiter was good at accommodating. Try one of their tableside craft cocktails. Quite a production!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food, service, ambience and live music were superlative! I had dinner with my cousin and her friend who have dined in the finest restaurants in the US, Japan and Europe and they were thrilled with menu, dinner, wine selection and cocktails. Furthermore, we needed to have a lot of conversation so we were seated in a booth in an area out of direct sight of the band. This way we could talk and hear the fantastic music.

There is also room to dance!!!!

This was another memorable experience for me at The Grant Grill.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always love the Grant! Shout out to Beatrice! Love yah, girl!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It was fantastic. Had the bartender as a waiter and he was fantastic. It was a play night at the civic so he was helping. All the food was great. I had the sea bass, my husband had the scallops and our friend had soup and salad. Then I mentioned that i had met the head chef and souls chef at William Sonoma and he actually took time out to come and talk to us!! We were totally impressed with the whole night! Plus - it was fun to read about all the bunnies and Bunnyville in the lobby!!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The staff gave us complimentary champagne for our anniversary celebration. Staff were very experienced in proving a memorable dinner. Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Once again the folks at Grant Grill provided us with wonderful service as we celebrated our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

THANKS TO MANAGEMENT FOR SEATING US IN A SUPER QUIET CORNER...... A REALLY ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGE TO MEET IN TODAY'S OVERLY LOUD RESTAURANTS!!
WE WERE ABLE TO HEAR, TO LISTEN AND TO TALK TO ONE ANOTHER...... RIGHT NEXT TO THE "SPECIAL AND RESERVED" LONG TABLE ENCLOSED ROOM!

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything from the start was slow, from the drinks to the desserts. Our waiter would disappear for long periods of time never asking if anyone needed anything. We had to request our needs every time, I asked the assistant for salt and I sat there until our waiter came back to ask again for the salt, meanwhile my $50+ veal chop got cold. We never got asked if we wanted another drink, empty cocktail glasses just sat there, thank goodness we requested water in the beginning!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

ABSOLUTELY EXQUISITE! We dine in upscale restaurants constantly, and we were delighted with surprise at this new favorite! Bravo to the chef, who made the prettiest plate I have EVER seen with his/her citrus salad. It looked like a wreath of glistening jewels... Vegetables were perfectly cooked, my lobster was delicious, ... I loved this place! And WE COULD TALK!!! Quiet!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Fabulous service, food and ambiance. Wonderful!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Terrific service. Very nice inside and the food is good. Very pricey for what you receive.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food and service. Live music was terrific. Beatrice our server and Alberto the manager were excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Amazing!!!! Delious food, grilled octopus app.was wonderful , great sea food and wine list!
Sergio was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The service was impeccable. I had dinner here last night, and breakfast this morning, they all were extremely attentive to my needs. I highly recommend this restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Fantastic meal. Natalie, our server, was attentive and did a great job.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Wonderful service, but not matched by the cuisine, at least the evening present. For example, the veal chop was quite tough, served medium rare. Bread, sort of a cake-like round bun, is not appropriate for dinner, and, in fact, is unpalatable generally. Very vice amuse bouche and complimentary mini-cookies with the check. However, the meat itself was not at all up to par.
Plenty of appearance, short on substance, except the fine service.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

I had the scallops and the “almonds” were somewhat strange tasting. The scallops were good. The bread was good. I also had the gnocchi appetizer and it was good. Waiter got very busy and it took awhile to get our wine, and we didn’t get a refill on our water towards the end which I would have appreciated. The hostess was very nice.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We have dined here several times over the past two years, never disappointed.
Fabulous dining and great lounge music. What's not to like?

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great place to celebrate. The Grill brought us some complementary rose champagne as a way to start off our celebration. Wonderful experience and not rushed as we relaxed prior to the symphony to see Yo Yo Ma and friends. Our menus were personalized with Happy Anniversary!! Brandon provided great service and knowledge of the food and beverages.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Perfect before a performance at the Civic Center

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Grant Grill has quickly become one of my downtown favorites! The food and service are excellent and it is just across the street from the Civic Theatre which makes it a fantastic pre-show dinner choice. Try sharing dishes so you can sample more of the original chef creations! Thumbs up for sure.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Birthday celebration was perfect not crowded and the place inside is beautiful perfect for any special occasion

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

There’s a reason why the Grant Grill continues to be on my top ten list of restaurants in the world. The chefs deliver inspiring dishes every visit with touches ahead of trend. The GM Alberto Hollman could teach a master class in service. His team is astounding. Just the exact right level of attention and somehow they manage to remember details of every guest’s preferences. If you are looking for a truly 5 Star dining experience, you won’t be disappointed

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

It was a perfect place to dine before the opera. The food was delicious, and the service was attentive.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Another spectacular meal at the Grant Grill. Natalie made us feel very welcome and expertly steered us to the more delicious items on the menu. Loved the Seafaring Dragon cocktail - the focaccia is always extremely delicious, and I enjoyed the new Steelhead entrée. But most important, the ambiance and service here are unsurpassed in San Diego. There were 2 different live music acts for background in the lounge, just enough to provide atmosphere in the dining room, but still to be able to have quiet conversation. Love the Grant!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Nice place for a drink. Great live music. We arrive just before the kitchen closed around 9:30. The mock turke soup was very satisfying and the smoked octopus Devine. The service was excellent but my husband’s steak was not the greatest. Tasted too seasoned not the freshest.?? We’d definitely give it another go.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Service was great and food wonderful. The mock turtle soup is a great choice. My dining companion enjoyed the sweet potato soup. Entrees of salmon and lamb were both good choices.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Outstanding restaurant with attentive service, a varied menu, and well-prepared food. The occasion was a birthday celebration, and "Happy Birthday" was even printed on the menu.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The restaurant can’t figure out what it is - an elegant restaurant or a jazz club. The noise level from the live band was so loud to make any conversation completely impossible. The food is very good and appropriately pricey for an elegant restaurant, but doesn’t work together at the dinner hour with a deafening band.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Great menu and cooperative chef with special requests. Great evening.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner! This place never disappoints. Great ambiance for an intimate dinner with outstanding food. The chef is one of a kind and anything you order is fantastic!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Some dishes are outstanding and everything is good. Inspiring cocktails.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, great service and and wonderful decor and ambience. Always have enjoyed the Grant Grill

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful evening! We were attending a play at the Civic...made reservations several days before. Traffic from north county to downtown was miserable! Contacted the Grant Grill while we were en route to advise of traffic issues. The response...'your table will be waiting when you arrive'. How wonderful was this!! While sitting in traffic we viewed the menu to save time once we arrived. We were 40 minutes late.
We shared the citrus salad. It was a piece of art and delicious! Different slices of fruit in the form of a wreath on the plate. We both had the sea bass...it was prepared perfectly atop a bed of farro with fresh vegetables. It just melted in your mouth. You won't go wrong with these items.

Oh...and the service was fantastic! They were aware of our time constraint...we dined without the feeling of being rushed. It was a wonderful evening...thank you Grant Grill.

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