Island Prime

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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Happy Thanksgiving! Island Prime and C-Level are both accepting reservations on Thanksgiving 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, November 27, 2019

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

What 5283 People Are Saying
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KC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s great view, and the service is good ! Will go back soon.

SM
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with outstanding food; steaks are like butter! Start to finish=incredible!

A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is nothing negative to say about the food, service and ambience. The staff gave special attention to our seating request, and acknowledged our particular celebration for the evening.
The only negative for us is a decision by the owners to require valet parking for diners. This is not an urban restaurant. It is served by a huge parking lot with short walking distance to the entrance, easily accessible by the non-disabled. They limit free self-parking in a very, very tiny portion of the lot. Half the huge lot was empty when we arrived and when we left, so valet parking for the whole lot is an unnecessary hassle and expense.

B
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Best view in town. Great night! This will be our yearly spot for our anniversary from now on. Two years in a row now!

T
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The manager is excellent! great customer service

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I actually didn’t eat at Islad Prime. Had to switch to C level because my table wasn’t available at my reservation time. They made us wait and didn’t give us time how long we had to wait.
It was disappointing but turned out ok at C level. I really enjoyed the food.

C
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view, delicious food and excellent service. We were celebrating our anniversary. Scotty was our server. He anticipated our every need but also allowed us to take our time and enjoy our meal. We will definitely come again.

J
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great anniversary dinner. Good suggestions from the server. Nice teamwork from the entire service crew ; we were attended by 4-5 people.

SI
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Wonderfully eclectic menu, fantastic venue and perfect service led to an amazing dining experience. The twice baked potato stuffed with lobster is to die for but bring your appetite because it is huge. Don’t miss this one.

CC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, ambiance and service. Highly recommend to anyone living or visiting San Diego.

C
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal and service were surpurb! All wonderful. We had a table by the window with a view.

MP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible view, food and service! Perfect anniversary celebration.

JL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For those with money yes but if you're on budget go somewhere else's. It can be pricey.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really like the bone-in rib eye! It tastes soooo great and juicy. The fragrance is just right.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location. Great food. Great service!

K
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

There was nothing special about the whole experience. Even with a reservation, we waited 20 minutes to be seated, just missing the sunset intended for the occasion. Numerous times we had to try to find our server for basic items. The food was just so-so. But worst of all was the noise level. I The complementary birthday dessert was a dry muffin of sorts. t was a relief to finally leave after paying a scorching price for what we got.

KF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A romantic view of the bay, delicious food and sweet desserts! A perfect date night!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. The nut crusted Brie was to die for

AF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous view, great food!

PS
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful! Spectacular view. Incredible food and service. Thank you!

OT
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my birthday dinner with my wife. The server James was very helpful with the cocktail selections and gave thorough descriptions of menu items. My wife asked about the una salmon; he explained the eco-friendly source and the presentation of the dish. My wife loved the subtle green curry and the salmon was perfectly prepared. My wagyu ribeye from Snake River was charred but rare, exactly how I requested. Cheesy Potato Au Gratin was just the right complement to my steak. A birthday dessert was a little extra from James, who had guided us through the meal with just the right amount of presence and feedback. We’ll be back to try other enticing menu dishes.

MM
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend for her first time their on her birthday. We had excellent service, food was outstanding, and they even recognized her birthday. Really appreciated the effort and attention to detail on the service. Food was very good as well. Definitely a return visit. Thank you.

CT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, great service. The food was good but, the key lime pie was unfortunately disappointing, lacked the lime kick. Seems trivial but dessert is my favorite part!
I also didn't like the use of the iPad for drinks. I want to escape technology during meals out and the glare of the screen didn't really compliment the ambience of the beautiful restaurant and its views.

J
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter is supper nice. The view we got was beautiful seeing the lights of the city.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Menu probably was a bit different than usual because it was restaurant week!... overall it was a great experience

NH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice restaurant for my birthday celebration. Food was excellent

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. The view was very nice too. Great spot for a romantic date. Enrique, our server was extremely attentive and made sure everything went well with our food. Delicious bread and wedge salad, lamb chops were cooked to perfection and the creme brûlée was amazing. Their bar was also good.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience

D
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely view and beautiful restaurant. Service was good, but not excellent. It was restaurant week and there was only a Prix Fixe menu. The selections were ok unless you wanted to upgrade. Overall a bit pricey for what we received. The regular menu looked pretty nice though.

The restaurant was good, but not spectacular. The view was amazing and that’s what you are pay for.

DH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time at Island Prime, service was impeccable and food delicious and what a view!!! We will be back!

AZ
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We had dinner during Restaurant Week and looked forward to our visit. The view is lovely, as it was during our first visit, but the poor service overshadowed everything. Our salads were delivered before our cocktails arrived, an unusual practice for this quality of restaurant. This may be acceptable by some but I think that the 45 minutes we had to wait for our entrees would be unacceptable to all. We engaged management to get our meals which included steaks that were not prepared as requested. At this point, 2.5 hours after we had arrived, we asked to have our meals packed “to go”. Even though management was very apologetic and adjusted our bill, I can not recommend this restaurant.

DR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service excellent, ambiance excellent.
It was a great evening

B
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. The service as friendly and very attentive. You can't beat the view of San Diego Bay.

B
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week which was a true value. Food was excellent we especially liked the green curry under the salmon. Popovers are a real treat. You can’t beat the view. Only issue is the noise level.

l
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food was prepared perfectly

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, and an amazing view!

SS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, the bread is amazing and the service was prompt. The views are awesome. I would totally go again.

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was amazing from start to finish. Our waiter Scott was amazing. The food was delicious. The attentiveness of our waiter was excellent. I am very glad I picked this place to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. He loved it!

I am for sure coming back!

G
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a great view of the San Diego Skyline and the Harbor. We were lucky to get to sit at the table with a view of the sunset as well.

JR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic evening. My dads 90th was a big deal and island prime hit all our expectations and needs. I’m so grateful the evening was so perfect for my mom and dad. Service was especially fab great wait staff so kind and helpful to our family. Thank you.

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