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Island Prime

4.7
4.7
6428 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse

Resting on stilts atop San Diego Bay, Island Prime overlooks the city skyline and Coronado.

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Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 298-6802

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Deborah Scott

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining room for up to 65 guests, with waterfront views.

  • Private party contact

    JoAnn Salem: (619) 298-6802 ext. 204

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    Harbor Island Dr

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is unavailable at this time.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 4TH of July Celebration by the Bay

    $74.95 per person

    Jul 4, 2022 only
    Join us for the 4th of July celebration at Island Prime. Enjoy a three-course pre set menu at $74.95 per person, served from 7pm to 9pm. Window tables may not be reserved online, please contact the restaurant directly. Our menu highlights Lobster Bisque, Snake River Farms "Eye of the Ribeye", Lobster, Seared Blackened Tuna, Chicken under a brick and a Flowerless Chocolate for dessert.

Popular dishes

What 6,428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Steakhouse

  • San Diego

    Steakhouse

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  1. CB

    ChrisB

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great setting for dinner. Views are fabulous. Food was also outstanding.

  2. JB

    JoeB

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a delicious meal and amazing experience here! One of our go-to places in the city.

  3. R

    Rooo

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first visit. I was not disappointed. Lovely interior. Fabulous views. Delicious rib eye. Friendly server. My all time favorite spot!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect.

  5. D

    Dave

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting. Thoughtful and happy servers. Great food.

  6. G

    Green5555

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Still our favorite place in San Diego for food, service and ambience...we go back there with friends many times

  7. DQ

    DianeQ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's our annual anniversary restaurant which has never disappointed

  8. GT

    GotTaste

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a perfect evening as we celebrated our wedding anniversary! The views of downtown reflecting off the water at night was amazing. The food exceeded expectation which was already high from previous experience. I think it was the best swordfish I’ve ever had and it’s one of my go to dishes. The lemon sauce was just the right flavor to compliment the fillet. Our water glasses were always filled and the rest of the service was very timely. Didn’t have to wait long at all between courses. As I said, it couldn’t have been better. 51/2 stars.

  9. AC

    AmyC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and service! The portions were very generous. The view was beautiful.

  10. E

    Eviltwinjca

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice restaurant. We went there to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Seated across from the window. Enrique was our waiter, who provided exceptional service with a sense of humor. The only negative was that my husband’s beef filet were over cooked (ordered medium rare), got over medium.

  11. DJ

    DrJim

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional food and atmosphere. The service is always superior and the choices on the menu will appeal to anyone looking for a high end restaurant that is still very comfortable. Enrique, our server, was awesome.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and a great experience as usual

  13. T

    Tarikd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was very friendly, environment was stunning., and service was amazing

  14. A

    Aaron

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    My rating is somewhere in the middle. I’ll start on a positive by saying the food was great! I made reservations over a month in advance and requested widow seating. I thought it would be a great anniversary experience. I was wrong. When we arrived at the scheduled time the lady at the front desk told me that my requested table with a view wasn’t available and that there was a table with a distant view. We had a view of the server area by the kitchen. Very disappointing. Our server was very polite when he would come by the table but he kept us waiting most of the time. I have wanted to try this restaurant for a long time. Due to the lack of service and lack of view I don’t feel it was worth $300 for just two people. Not sure we’ll be doing to go back.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for Father's Day. The service was immaculate. Island Prime is my go to for special occasions. Never disappoints

  16. LP

    LindaP

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Everything was so good, service was excellent. The next day, when we went to eat our leftovers, they didn't pack our steak leftovers, only the sides. So disappointed. Couldn't believe it.

  17. JK

    JoannaK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fabulous. Our server Nicole was out of this world and really made the evening extra special. She read each table beautifully. Food was spectacular. We were in the inner dining room and still had exceptional views. Cannot recommend higher enough. Truly 5 stars.

  18. MC

    MarkC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pretty much a perfect meal and dining experience.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went here for our anniversary dinner. Absolutely amazing venue! The atmosphere was very romantic and we had a table by the window, which overlooked the water. Our service was incredible! Our waiter went above and beyond to make our dining experience special. The food was delicious, as well as the drinks. We will most definitely be back!

  20. BL

    BillL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great views and world class service.

  21. VT

    ValerieT

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Beautiful views if you can get a table near a window. I requested that in advance, but the request wasn't honored. Nice dining experience nonetheless.

  22. E

    Ensenada90

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience, food was delicious and service is awesome.

  23. P

    Pops

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff and food was great. View od san diego bay fromour table was priceless

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Food was ok but overpriced. When you pay almost $200 for two you expect allot. The steak was chewy and the fish was bland. I doubt we’ll be back.

  25. s

    sdbaywatch

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have only been back in San Diego a few months after 5 years away...so long ago they were on my contacts list. Use "Open Table" for me. But this restaurant is still at the TOP. Not because its high above physically like "A" nother restaurant but because the water is where it's at ! And Jake (waiter) was near flawless, as the whole team . Ohhhh the bread ! Devine Dinner. We had surf and turf, $94 ! and swordfish. Yes go here ! They had Grouper on the menu too ! And it was packed on a Wednesday, reserve days in advance.

  26. DM

    DebbieM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and service.

  27. CJ

    ChrisJ

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and exceptional service at Island Prime.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5

    Service wasn’t efficient. Lack of seasoning in most of the food

  29. CA

    CintiaA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The food was “ok “ was expecting a better tasting food . The view was great and service . I order the eggplant and it was too salty . My boyfriend order the salmon and side of Brussels sprouts and he said it was “ok” .

  30. K

    Kipp

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Guess my expectations where high based on all the five star reviews. Night was okay, not wow but not bad. Service was slow…we were celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary with family. Evening started off with my son’s girlfriend finding a fly in her drink. Which the waiter replaced. There was a fly problem with lots of fruit flies. Popovers were very good. Seafood tower was just okay. Steaks very under seasoned, baked potato was very dry. Mac n Cheese was good. After dinner we were not offered coffee or dessert which was kinda off putting. A sliver of chocolate flourless cake was brought out with a stamp that said Happy Anniversary. I really expected more for our evening. We can say we tried Island Prime but will not be putting them into our dining rotation.

  31. AC

    ArdythC

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious. The staff was very friendly and polite. Had a great time

  32. T

    Taylor

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated my birthday, and it was fantastic. Will be dining here again ❤️

  33. RK

    RonaldK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Very good food and service. Location is excellent. However, we were bombarded by flies during our meal. Our table wasn’t the only one with the fly issue.

  34. DW

    DeniseW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The bricked chicken dish was the best chicken I have ever eaten.

  35. AE

    AntonioE

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and great food from the Cohn Group❤️

  36. L

    Lovms

    Tucson

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Always an amazing dinner with a great view. However we continue to experience a delayed wait for food. This is the second time in a row we experience that with the same server/waiter. He randomly disappears for long periods of times. Up until the check he continued to come back to us every 20 minutes or so. Other than that the food continues to be amazing and we will continue coming.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing dinner at Island Prime. We were here visiting our son who is stationed and it had been highly recommended. It definitely did not disappoint. Incredible food snd service, and what a view. We will be back for sure.

  38. TM

    TomM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Steak could use seasoning and or searing

  39. LR

    LindaR

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a real pleasant evening of celebration for significant birthday. We were able to celebrate in a wonderful atmosphere with great service & good food.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was very enjoyable..

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Island Prime is rated 4.7 stars by 6428 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Island Prime

880 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harbor Island Dr

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is unavailable at this time.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Deborah Scott

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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