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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.
San Diego, CA 92101
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.
Harbor Island Dr
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking available or dock in Sunroad Marina.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Island Prime Ratings and Reviews
Dylan, our waitstaff person was poor and only interest was turning the table. We were there for Easter dinner. We had to ask twice for second round drinks and finally came when dinner was over.
If you want a great view and good food go, if you want to be treated like numbers from a teflon waiter and get Dylan, change tables.
Island Prime and its staff deserves as many stars as humanly possible because it is an absolutely amazing restaurant. The large windows that act as the walls all around the outer edge of the restaurant provide amazing views of the San Diego Skyline and Harbor so even without a window seat you are able to enjoy the gorgeous view. The view is even more beautiful once the sun sets and all of downtown San Diego lights up. Once the sun sets the lighting and atmosphere in the restaurant changes create a wonderfully romantic and comfortable ambiance to dine in. The dishes are sublime with reference to the taster course and I would highly recommend them to any who would like to dine at Island Prime. The service is impeccable! Highly reccomend!!!
I love this place so it will always get a great review from me. The food is amazing, the service is great and the view is awesome! Its pricey so I don't get to make a habit of it but when there is a special occasion or I have the means to make a huge dent in my wallet, this is the place I will usually opt for.
It was my first time taking a date here and it was amazing! We were seated at a booth that looked out onto downtown and it was breathtaking. The food was delicious. The service, amazing they gave us a free small appetizer as we waited because our food was taking a while (even though we didn't mind the wait). I will definitely comeback to this place.
We had a great dinner at Island Prime. It was extremely expensive, so we anticipated a flawless dining experience, however they brought out the wrong dish for one of our party's first course, and they forgot to bring out the side dish for one of our party's main course. Once we reminded them, the problem was fixed fairly quickly, but for such an expensive restaurant, you'd think these things wouldn't happen.
Compared to service that we constantly receive at other "high scale" restaurants , this one was very lacking. Only, after the fact, when a manager became involved, did the server even start to appear concerned. By then, the event was ruined. It would appear that Island Prime is living on it's past good will.
We flew from Tucson to San Diego for the weekend with Island Prime being the key item of our visit. Not a good decision on our part.
It was amazing service and food was perfect, the ambiance was amazing! The only recommendation to better the experience would be better follow up on keeping the coffee cups full. However I would say this was a perfect experience.And would highly recommend Island Prime! I look forward to coming back again!
Really appreciated our time at Island Prime! Starting with online reservations through Open Table.
I requested a nice table, as we were escorted to our table I was concerned my request was not honored, I was
Pleasantly surprised to receive a window /bay table. It was up hill from then on. The wine list was on
An IPad which enabled me to place my considerations in a cart. Good list of wines from around the world
And California. Started with an eye candy appetizer - seared ahi stack which was a new combination for me in a very
Good way, I highly recommend it. Wife had the Salmon, I had the rack of lamb. Both were exceptional
And high grade quality produce. Our waiter Nathan was/ is very professional and
Certainly added to cele
Very busy, crowded, noisy with a slow kitchen BUT......service excellent, wine list excellent, food excellent. I probably would not to choose to eat here again, but the quality of the food and service here are not to be denied. Would reserve for a special occasion with a larger group. Although right on San Diego harbor, there is no outside dining and unless you have a window front table, views of the water are obstructed. Really tries hard for a high volume, highly commercial restaurant.
Impressive view of San Diego. There are no bad views from Island Prime. The restaurant is built into the bay and has great views of north, west and south. A bit of a steakhouse with a la carte pricing common to their ilk. Yet there are plenty of other adventurous dishes for those so inclined. Excellent and unobtrusive service helped us to have a splendid evening. And the parking is in an open lot nearby and is at no charge. This is a great place for special events and is very romantic.
We had the best experience. We started out at C Level for drinks. We were meeting friends so we had a party of 6. The hostess was so accommodating to make it work. We got a beautiful round table which was perfect. Then two left and we had 4 for dinner. It was my friends birthday. We got the best table - a corner table at the window with views on 2 sides. The servers were beyond wonderful and so was the food!!! A memorable night!!
The view of the bay is outstanding. Noise level was high. Service was excellent. I had the bone-in rib eye. Not as good as I would have expected, everyone else at the table was happy with there choices. Excellent wine list. Did I say the service was excellent !!
Early Dinner and catch the sunset !!!!
the wait staff were informative and attentive....I ordered the fish......it came out undercooked in the center ....the management immediately came over to apologize and offered me a drink on the house .... A new portion of fish was delivered cooked to perfection ...I have eaten here many times and this was the first time that I had an issue with my meal...the food, staff and ambiance
Is always excellent.....can't beat the view!!!!
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