Island Prime

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$50 and over
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Steak
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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

On Christmas Eve, Island Prime will open at 4pm and is serving our regular dinner menu. Thank you for joining us and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Merry Christmas! Island Prime and C-Level are both accepting reservations on Christmas Day serving our special 3-course menu at $59.95/person. All reservations will have a 2 hour time limit. For outdoor dining, in the event of bad weather please note there will be no seating indoors available.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Happy New Year! On NYE, we will be serving our special 3-course menu at $74.95/person. Window tables cannot be reserved online and all reservations will have a 2-hour time limit. For outdoor reservations, in the event of bad weather, there is no backup and we will be full indoors.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 5370 People Are Saying
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AL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

good food, good portions, wonderful service and if you can get a window seat the views are amazing. Make sure you go at night

AG
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent my birthday dinner here and it could not have been any nicer. The food, service and ambiance were all amazing. I cannot wait to go back.

KM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only problem I had was the person who boxed up my food forgot to put in my baked potatoin. This was my birthday dinner and I was going to eat the rest of it the next day. I was very sad about that.☹️

SL
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Sign up for Cohn Restaurants emails and receive a free appetizer.

MM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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LA
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could only get an early reservation, 5:00. The early reservation resulted in seating a great table, great service etc. This is a lovely place to dine.

BE
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great view of the Bay and the lights downtown. The server, Dillon, was knowledgeable and very friendly. The filet minion and sea bass were very good. And the bread and lobster bisque was excellent.
Excellent wine list with nice variety.

KM
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary. The food and service was absolutely amazing. They even gave us a little dessert, which I thought was really nice. Even late at night the view of downtown was amazing.

CO
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined with a large group from work. The restaurant was flexible/tolerant of our in exact count of people (Mon night) and we’re able to accommodate. Waiter was on the spot throughout the meal- glasses full -and food was spectacular. Great experience and view.

N
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience4

There were 4 of us. Our table was outstanding, right near the windows. The service was very slow and we ordered everything from shrimp cocktails to desserts. They brought us popovers and then the shrimp. We were still eating and a man came to our table and starting clearing the dishes. I told him I still had a bite of shrimp left and he stood there and waited while I ate it. Very disturbing. They seemed in a huge hurry to get us to finish our meal. Our bill was over $600 and I felt as though we could have been treated better and not rushed away. I was embarrassed and our guests seemed confused by the hurry up attitude. Service was not good, our waiter was very busy and had many tables but hurrying us was just wrong.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family from all over met in San Diego and we wanted to have a nice steak dinner. Island Prime was perfect. Great views even at night time. Service was excellent and everyone loved their meals. We ordered the the filet, filet with lobster, and the three filet combo which was a fantastic value.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great the food the drinks and hospitality all around a great experience......

MS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding choice for our anniversary!

o
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food is really great - everything in thai restaurant is outstanding. 6 Star. Top of the Line service!

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations 2 months ago for Thanksgiving dinner. I had never eaten here before. Was absolutely fabulous! The menu choices were excellent! Amazing service! Highly recommend this place. Very nice. I will definitely eat there again! The view of the city was so good!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Dinner

VD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and beverages.
We reserved an outdoor seat for Thanksgiving but the weather was chilly and rainy. The restaurant had a perfect way of solving this problem by covering the sides of the patio and running the heaters. Everything was perfect! I hope I have a chance to come back!

LP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I wish i new our waitress name, she was amazing. Always a great time.

JJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time for Thanksgiving dinner at Island Prime. Felt very fortunate to have table by the window which added to enjoyment of conversation along with a quite wonderful and excellent traditional dinner. Service was busy but very attentive. Would definitely consider Island Prime for any holiday dinner occasion, not to exclude any other regular dining.

JN
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

My husband and I have enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Island Prime for many years but this was the last time. We have always had a nice booth with a view of the bay but this time were led to a tiny table in the middle of C Level. We expressed our displeasure and ultimately were given a booth in Island Prime. The server did a good job in spite of being extremely busy. The food was very disappointing and not up to the standards we were used to. The mixed green salad was the best part. The entree presentation was terrible with large amounts of green beans and mashed potatoes carelessly dumped on the plate. The turkey looked odd with large slices that appeared partially uncooked (part dark meat?). The New York steak was tasteless with a strange texture as if it was partially microwaved. The meat was much rarer than the medium temperature I ordered. I think their goal has become move as many people through the restaurant as fast as possible.

K
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent view, excellent food!

R
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother and sister in law came to visit and we went to Island Prime for a great family time. The view made everything else really wonderful. The best was that my brother paid!

DE
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing..Beautiful views of the harbor..Highly recommend.

m
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful special-occasion restaurant. Great location over the water, well above average wine list and excellent food. Bring an appetite.

PF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant. We celebrated our anniversary and often come for our special occasions. Ambiance was 4 stars due to the table. We preferred a window table but had a very small table away from the window.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! staff was on point..loved this place,definitely going back.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance is just great!

SD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Asked for table by the window and had to wait a it to get it. Food took more than 40 min. to prepare. Ordered medium, medium tomahawk but it came rare. Didn’t send it back because we were pressed for time. Had bunch of friends waiting at the house to surprise my wife for her birthday.

SG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great however, I requested a window table so that we could enjoy the City view and instead got one at the far end of the restaurant. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary which I thought was a pretty special occasion and our dinner was at 6:30pm. Disappointed that they could not accommodate when they walked us by an empty one that would have been perfect.

AW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our wait person made us feel special. The prices are on the high side. For three people it cost us over $200.00 for dinner not including liquor.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience for all of our 12 people, nice foods, nice service

DG
San Diego
62 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food & setting

RK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks are amazing! Huge baked potatoes and wedge salad, combined with the best view in San Diego! You won’t be disappointed.

s
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brought my bf here as a birthday present and we loved it! It was a little noisy but we didn't mind. Food was good except for the steak. We didn't like how it was still bloody in the middle.

JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was super friendly, competent, and accommodating our large group. Will visit next time I’m in town!

J
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was such a nice server! So knowledgeable and helpful on our wine selections.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service were great. We were unfortunately at a table by a very lively, large group who were celebrating. Out of the restaurants control, but pretty distracting.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in San Diego!!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was absolutely fantastic and truly made the experience for my boyfriends birthday. Good conversation, great recommendations, even treated us with a special drink at the end !

LS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Really good steakes and side dishes, and a beautiful view, but very questionable business ethics, as they add a surcharge of 4% to every check "to help cover increasing costs and in support of the recent increases to minimum wage and benefits for our dedicated Team Members." (official website statement) What? So instead of increasing the menu prices to get their workers compensated properly, they add a surcharge at the very bottom of the check where you won't see it? What a scam.

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