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About Island Prime

Chef Deborah Scott's Island Prime highlights her innovative and eclectic style, which will only be enhanced by the spectacular panoramic view and attentive Southern hospitality. Overlooking beautiful San Diego harbor.

C-Level, our bistro style restaurant, is open for lunch daily beginning at 11:30am and stays open through dinner. C-Level offers a beautiful outdoor, heated patio overlooking the San Diego skyline.

880 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch/Dinner (C-Level Only): Daily, 11:30am - Close.
Island Prime Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
Harbor Island Dr

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(619) 298-6802

Website:
http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/islandprime

Parking Details:
Valet parking available or dock in Sunroad Marina.

Executive Chef:
Deborah Scott

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact JoAnn Salem at joann@islandprime.com.

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

On Christmas, Island Prime and C-Level will only be offering a fixed three-course menu at $54.95 per person. All reservations will be for indoor seating.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

On NYE, Island Prime and C-Level will only be offering a fixed menu at $74.95 per person. All reservations will be for indoor seating and will have a 2-hour time limit.

Island Prime Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (103)
Waterfront (102)
Scenic View (99)
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Romantic (93)
Good for a Date (82)
Good for Anniversaries (80)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Worth the Drive (46)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Notable Wine List (37)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Business Meals (30)
Good for Groups (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Cozy (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Fun (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Authentic (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Casual (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
People Watching (10)
Great Beer (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointed in the food and the service. Have enjoyed in the past but was not a good night there this time

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·Dined 5 days ago

Never disappointed! My husband and I went on a date and truly enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious and in good portion. After we were done eating we headed to the bar and had a few drinks. Great ambiance!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent, loved the sea food tower. Our waiter Justin was wonderful, great service overall. Only downside was the seating by the waiter station. But not bad with the mirrors to see the bay.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Really disappointed in the 12oz cedar river ribeye steak I got.. :(

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·Dined 6 days ago

39th Wedding anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

One of the best restaurants and locations in all of San Diego

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Outstanding restaurant! The best in San Diego! Go just before sunset. The food is amazing as well!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was amazing! From the apps to the salads to the entrees, all tasted great. The restaurant also has one of the best views of downtown and Coronado.

Often when you go to a high-end restaurant the food is pricy but not great tasting and the portions are small. Here, it tasted great and the portions were not large but were reasonable.

Best Caesar salad in San Diego! A little pricey, but overall a great choice with a wide variety.

Highly recommended!!

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

My favorite place for steaks, never disappoints. Service was awesome

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Such a delicious meal at an excellent venue with outstanding customer service!

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was fantastic! My girlfriend and I cam here for our anniversary. The Salmon Creek Farms Double pork Chop was the BEST pork chop I have ever had in my life!!! Literally!!! The flavor and seasoning were out of this world. My girlfriend got the Aspen Ridge Flat Iron Steak. She said it was one of the best steaks she has ever had. I even had a few bites and it was really really good.

Brady was our server and he was fantastic. Definitely will come back again!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was horrible. The booth next to us had constant attention but my husband and I were given a refill of water once throughout the course of our dinner. The waiter took our order and basically forgot about us until the check came.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was fantastic and food was great!! Our server was 10/10 and made our event so much more enjoyable. We came to this place after we got engaged at La Jolla beach front and completed the night with Island Prime! Amazing night!

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Overall it was a very lovely place. The restaurant was clean and the staff was awesome. The was food ok but it was fulfilling. I would definitely go again.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great meal, our waiter was awesome. Request a window seat and enjoy the view.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Fantastic steak and service with an amazing view of the harbor and city skyline. Perfect for a special occasion or when you just want to relax and enjoy great food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Loved the crab cake, lobster bisque, and lobster BLT. Creme brûlée wasn’t that good. Great view!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

What a terrific evening! Delicious food, great service, and a beautiful setting.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Matt, the manager, and Jeff, our server, were terrific. Very happy with everything for our 45th anniversary celebration! Not much else to say. We were extremely pleased. Roger Roberts

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Staff was not knowledge about gluten free options.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great Thanksgiving experience. Thank you!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful, diverse Thanksgiving menu. Gorgeous view. Conscientious and kind waitstaff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, People Watching, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fun, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Staff was very helpful getting us a table at our desired time. food was excellent, and the waiter was very helpful in getting us information on our special needs. Service was attentive. but not pushy or obtrusive

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great steak and wonderful servics

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was okay and not out of the ordinary. However the scenery by the ocean overweighs the quality of the food and pricing. Overall I might go back there if I want a romantic ocean view dinning.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Appetizers were never served and all stakes were more than medium we ordered medium rare more than one hour wait for our dinner after we ordered

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We had a fantastic meal at Island Prime. Josh was our waiter and provided excellent service as well as offered fantastic recommendations. The wait staff that assisted him were on top of things. We had the ahi tuna stack and it was superb. My husband and I split the strip steak (Oscar style on top) and each had a lobster tail with it. We also had a side of mashed potatoes with scallions, bacon and cheese. We both gave the meal and service an A+ or 10 our of 10. Matt the manager this evening had a strong presence and worked the entire restaurant to ensure that everything flowed. He did stop by our table and check on us-food, services or any needs. When leaving he again took the time to see us off and receive any input. We let him know that everything was fantastic. Thank you Island Prime for making our 4 day visit in San Diego an unforgettable dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Romantic, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Phenomenal. Nothing else needs to be said. From appetizer to dessert, simply phenomenal.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great Place & always a real pleasure to have a nice steak.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Appertizer, view and servuces were great. However, the two main entrees scallops and cod were super salty. It was difficult to eat.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing food! Amazing view!!! You HAVE to eat here. Don't be scared by the price...it's totally worth it!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful birthday dinner !

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Vacation treat

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Our server was fantastic, I think her name was Mary but not sure? Really enjoyed the evening and the great table and view. Thanks!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always a great choice

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

I ordered the Special that day which I underdstood to be ribeye steak. I ordered it medium. It arrived medium-rare to rare. I did mention it but did decline to have it cooked again since that is usually never satisfactory. I NEVER heard that LOBSTER came with it. I realized it when they brought melted butter. What I did NOT realize that the charge for this was $75!!!
I suppose I should have asked but figured a ribeye might run around $40. So yes, my bad. But lesson learned. We love the setting and ambiance but not for an unsatisfying dinner at nearly $200 incl. tip for both of us.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Every part of the dining experience at Island Prime was amazing. The food was all cooked perfectly, the service was outstanding, and the whole environment provided an intimate and romantic atmosphere for our honeymoon date night. It was well worth every penny and has now become one of our "must visits" every time we come back to San Diego!

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Outstanding food. One of the best in the city. Server could have been more attentive.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We've been before, and weren't disappointed in the least. Top drawer food, service, and atmosphere. What an amazing night!

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was okay, I actually liked my husband plate than mine. We both got a medium well, but mine seem on the dryer side of the steak. Wish my plate would of been better.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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