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Grant Grill

926 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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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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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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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
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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 619-744-2040 to discuss how we can create a personalized experience for you and your group!
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 926 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipsocalgirl (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

vipLarryderm (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

JulieR (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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

Foodies (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipGourmetdiner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Cohnjunkies (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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 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.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great Ambience, Great food and great service.
Excellent choice if going to the Theater because it's right across the street.
They validate parking for 3 hour parking which is great as well.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The Grant Grill is our favorite downtown restaurant. It is consistently excellent.. food, service and setting. Thank you!

vippverdu (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Grant Grill. The service was terrific from the moment we walked into the hotel and into the restaurant. The food was amazing, too!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

We went for a date and everything went from amazing to perfect. The food was outstanding (started with the abalone and romaine hearts, I have the lamb rack and she had the salmon). The wine we chose was the Grenache and it was perfect with completary flavors. The we had to have dessert, and the honey semifreddo with black truffle shavings was the perfect cap to the evening. I can’t wait to try some of the cocktails (we arrived a little early and my significant other had one of the Viking cocktails and she loved it), and the rest of the menu.

yogaholic (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Went prior to theater. Had happy hour menu. Somewhat limited items. Food was good not great. Very conveniently located. Reasonably priced.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

I always receive prompt, courteous service at Grant Grill. Excellent lunch menu and, of course, a very good house Chardonnay.

vipLisaF (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Gorgeous old dining room - intimate and suited for conversation.
We stopped in for breakfast. The food was very good, but the portions small for the price.
I hear dinner is terrific, and will give it another try.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Hamilton matinee

FSdiner3 (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We had brunch and enjoyed our meal. A number of the menu items are interesting variants on traditional favorites. Ex: Roasted cauliflower quiche, duck confit benedict.

Aedyal (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful, & we got the reservation time we wanted before the theatre. But, the service could use some brushing up. Food was good, but the servings are quite small.

Mimi (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Going to see Hamilton at the Civic- great night!

smbpoway (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

This is not a family style restaurant, the menu has limited options but usually has fish, meat, soup and salads. The bar does a great job with creative cocktails. The ambiance has a more intimate appeal and the tables were spaced well enough that I did not hear other conversations. The staff was friendly and attentive.

It is conveniently located to the Civic Center Theater and is a very good option for dinner before the show.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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.