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Harry's Bar & American Grill

4.2
170 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Great for Lunch (210)
  • Special Occasion (197)
  • Fit for Foodies (178)

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About

Feast on Italian-inspired cuisine at Harry's Bar & American Grill. Its spacious premises and wooden furniture create an elegant and cozy ambience.

Its menu features traditional crab cakes and roasted jumbo scallops wrapped in pancetta, as well as burgers and sandwiches. Some of its main entrées range from grilled beef tenderloin, to artichoke filled ravioli and risotto with chicken and spinach. Visitors can also enjoy Italian and American wines.

Harry's also hosts various types of events, like weddings and corporate dinners. Parties can either dine in one of its separate rooms or even book the entire establishment. Harry's event coordinator is available to assist in organizing these celebrations.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Monday-Friday 11am-10pm
Saturday 5pm-10pm
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Phone number
(858) 373-1252
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alejandro Vicens
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Private party facilities
We have three options for private events at Harry’s Bar!
The first is our Hemingway room which offers elegance and privacy for up to 18
guests.

We also have the Atrium with seating for up to 50 guests and features views of
the beautifully landscaped office park surrounding Harry’s Bar.

We are also able to make distinctive semi-private arrangements in our main
dining room for any size group.

In addition, you are welcome to take over the entire restaurant with sufficient
notice.
Our private event coordinator is available to assist in creating a
unique event in our warm and inviting atmosphere...
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Private party contact
Anna McAlister: (858) 373-1252
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Catering
Let us bring the restaurant to you! We would love to cater your next business
meeting, wedding, birthday party, retirement celebration, socials, and fundraisers.
We are happy to assist you in creating your vision, or our knowledgeable chef can
tailor something special just for your event!
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Cross street
Executive Way
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Parking details
Harry's Bar and American Grill is located near a self-parking structure which we validate for 3 hours, as well as a highly efficient and convenient valet service for just $3. Located just past Executive Way on La Jolla Village Drive in the Northern Trust Building.
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Public transit
Because of the proximity with UCSD and UTC shopping center, we have several bus stops and diverse means of public transportation.
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Entertainment
Join us and be delighted with our Live Jazz band Thursday and
Saturday nights from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
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Special events & promotions
Anna McAlister has over 10 years experience in coordinating large scale and more
intimate gatherings. Let her guide you through menu options, room set up and
all the special details to make your event memorable. We have our own screen and
an Audio Video preferred vendor for presentations. She can be reached at:
858.373.1252, or feel free to come in and take a peek around.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 170 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.2
  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Deee (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 23, 2015

Second time to eat here...first time food was really good...second time was really, really good. The service was excellent.

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Mel61 (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on December 23, 2015

Very comfortable dining experience. Even though the bar is not separated from the dining area there was no interference. Good acoustics or polite patrons? Maybe both?

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Shar10023 (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on December 22, 2015

Reason for the bad review- When you have to ask for butter three times even though the restaurant is empty, then you go to the parking garage and wish the waiter had asked if you needed validation and finally you get home and realize the waiter and given you the wrong left over carton.

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vipasthmadoc (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on December 18, 2015

WE arrived and the place was verey crowded and noisey- Happy Hour crowd and a large private party. Table was not set with silverware or a napkin. The drinks took a very long time to arrive as did the food. Soups were passable. We split a salad and it ws a miny one. Entree was fine with a scant amount of vegetables. Overall nothing to recommend here.

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AnneD (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 18, 2015

We challenged our lovely server, Lana, because we were first seated in the restaurant but near the bar tables. The group of 3 men there had one VERY loud companion and it was a much-needed night out, so we asked for a quieter table. Lana was great, all was changed, and the rest was easy and enjoyable. Scallop appetizer was nice, although not sure where the pancetta was. Chicken scallopini with lemon caper sauce was tasty. Needed a little more lemon which was brought promptly. Salmon asparagus risotto was tasty, of course.

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vipJamesvP1 (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on December 18, 2015

Love Restaurant but plank flooring is a disaster. Watch your step for sure. Food is great and a fun bar

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Aquarius (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 9, 2015

I invited 3 of my friends to join me for a combined Holiday Lunch/Right Side of the Grass Celebration, and we wanted this to be a special occasion.

There is something for everything on the menu, and we were all delighted with our choices. The service was excellent. We appreciate valet parking.

We go to dinner and lunch often and will return.

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VicH (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on December 9, 2015

Harry's Bar & American Grill is closing by the end of December, 2015. Too bad.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on December 4, 2015

We were disappointed with the lack of gluten free items. I was limited to fish/chicken when I was looking forward to trying some of their pasta. The mussels appetizer was good. My husband ordered the lasagna for dinner and we were not told there were mushrooms in it. That had to be sent back which was a bummer too.

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Michrich (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on December 3, 2015

The seafood specials are consistently excellent. Also highly recommend the salmon salad.

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