Island Prime

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Steakhouse
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.
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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best part of my vacation in San Diego. Food and service were excellent!

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AudreyG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent! The views provided at this location are outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I hate to write this review. The service was great. Absolutely amazing, that’s why I felt bad complaining while I was there. The food was absolutely terrible. Completely flavorless. My steak was cooked the way my boyfriend wanted his & visa-versa so we traded with each other. The steaks were seasoned but not nearly enough and the quality of meat didn’t seem too notch. The sides (mashed potatoes & creamed spinach) were so bland. My boyfriend said his lobster was great so at least there is that. We were both expecting a fabulous meal, especially for the price but it was one of the worst meals I’ve had at a restaurant.

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RichardL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a terrific view! The service is thorough and efficient without being pushy. It is always a pleasure to dine at Island Prime.

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vipDSAII
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scotty was an excellent server...and made the night outstanding!

Our table was perfect, as was the food and atmosphere!

Thanks for a memorable evening for my date's birthday.

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MagnoliaSteve
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and the chef takes pride in providing dishes to her clients with a flair. My only objection is the 4% to cover the cost for their waitstaff. I consider myself to be a generous tipper, having once been a waiter at a 5star restaurant, it's offputting for such a classy establishment IMHO.

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tonyb
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The lobster bisque was the best I've ever had and the prawns were the biggest I've ever seen or eaten-

-a little noisy

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat and always delicious!!

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ponygirls
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, view and service... worth every penny!

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vipKingofbeef
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular and view was amazing. I will definitely be back when in San Diego again.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew was a great host. He acquired us on of the best tables in the house !

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JanetC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seth did an excellent job as our server!

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Jenn
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet trio is always delicious. Our server Courtney was amazing. Drinks were great. View was amazing. We had a great meal with good friends.

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AlonsoA
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall is a excellent place to have an awesome time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends 21st was probably the best place to take her she loved it. The food, view, and customer service were amazing definitely will be back !

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MikeD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. the surf and turf was ordered by everyone.
Your staff are top notched and that's why you are my favorite "go to" restaurant.

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JulieJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Came her for my husband’s birthday. Loved the Ahi Poke stack. Lamb chops were pretty good but a little fatty. Shocked there was no birthday recognition for my husband. That would not have happened at Ruth’s Chris. But we still had a good time - fantastic views and corner table.

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mrs4by
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, steaks were cooked to perfection. I asked the bartender for a particular taste in my wine and he suggested an excellent one, and one of the lesser expensive ones, which I appreciated. Definitely will go back, but really pricey, so maybe for another special occasion.

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MarlineP
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had dinner with friends and had a wonderful meal with excellent service. Between us we had cocktails and moctails, steamed PEI mussels, ribeye, wagyu eye of ribeye, citrus glazed salmon and the whole seabass. Everything was cooked perfectly and the accompaniments (rices and green beans with almonds)were excellent. We finished sharing the mud pie- plenty for 4-6 people. The atmosphere is quiet and the view of the San Diego waterline so nice. This is an expensive place but if you want superb food and service then it’s the place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The food is exceptional as was the service. We enjoy the view of the harbor and city. Get there early if you want a table by the water.

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RichardB
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent

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henry2690
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely view especially at night time , great food and service, everyone were very nice and professional.

Love the place will be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me begin by saying the view was amazing. Absolutely perfect place for a special occasion. Great cocktails, good food, and the service was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The service, the food, the experience, honestly top 3 best dining experiences I’ve ever had. I will definitely be back.

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jtsd
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent dinner for a birthday. Nice window seat, fantastic service, and great food. The mai tai's were the best anyone at the table ever remembered having. Charcuterie board was big enough for 4 to share. The steaks and pork chops were cooked perfectly and flavorful. My only minor complaint was the bernaise sauce was missing something. No one could figure it out. Wasnt not really an issue the food didn't need it. We will definitely be back.

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DennisW
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Place has an awesome view and the food and service was very good.

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GLaker
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome start to finish. Started with perhaps the best crab cake I have ever had ! The pop-up bread and homemade butter - divine. My Maine sea scallops were very tender and moist - perfectly done. My dining partner ordered the filet mignon trio and loved the different toppings on each one. We brought home a mud pie and a key lime pie.... for later tonight. Justin was an informative and excellent waiter.

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durban
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

I always come to Island Prime for my birthday and always get the American Wagyu Snake River Farms "Eye of the Ribeye". Always a great melt in your mouth steak. This year what was placed in front of me looked just like my wife and daughters filet. I asked the server and he insisted that it was correct. I accepted what he said and found the steak very chewy and not nearly as flavorful as my other experiences. I'll, of course, try again hoping for a repeat of my earlier fond memories. Thanks for listening - David Dahl

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JimB
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An issue with the broccoli side was corrected and taken off our bill. OK. our go-to restaurant for special occasions.

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Food was poor for the price. Shame on you. Mediocre at best.

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KathrynC
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

As the food was outstanding along with being on the water, I don’t understand why they almost force you to valet park. The meals are expensive enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Want to get the best table by the corner to see San Diego? Try come here later lol.

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PatH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect view, excellent food and excellent service.

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JenniferL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Steaks not properly cooked. Service was mediocre. Didn’t check back u til end of service when bill came. Overpriced food wasn’t what it used to be

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my boyfriends birthday! Beautiful window seat. Fast service, great drinks, AMAZING FOOD! We got the lobster tail and wagyu. Both cooked to perfection. Great place for a birthday date.

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DaniciaC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Island Prime never disappoints! The Food was Awesome, and as always my favorite part is the pop up bread with their butter ( I am obsessed ). Of course the Filet Mignon is Always cooked to perfection, another favorite is the King Crab Legs! We love this restaurant and will be back. :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ordered the filet, that was great, the Wife ordered the sirloin and it was smothered in Pepper, ruining the taste. It was okay, not what we had in mind though.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Family event

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DesireeS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Environment great: amazing view. Good service

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Island Prime offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 298-6802.

Island Prime is rated 4.7 stars by 5592 OpenTable diners.

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