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Island Prime

4.6
4203 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steak
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood
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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.

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Phone number
(619) 298-6802
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Deborah Scott
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Harbor Island Dr
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Parking details
Valet parking available or dock in Sunroad Marina.
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Special events & promotions
Contact JoAnn Salem at joann@islandprime.com.
Additional
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mother's Day we will be offering a preset 3-course menu for $59.95 per person. Reservations are for indoor dining and there is NO GUARANTEE of a window table, and you may be seated at C-level or Island Prime. There is a 2 hour time limit on all tables for the evening.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 4203 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Well worth the trip if you’re out of town. Our server is great with recommendations.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant was very noisy. We ordered the bison ribeye, the rack of lamb and a side of mushrooms. Both entrees were good but a bit high priced in our opinion. The steak knives were surprisingly dull. That isn't something I would normally mention but it was so unexpected that it stuck with me. Service could have been better, they seemed really distracted. Overall a good experience but not sure we would go back anytime soon.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always a pleasure!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Positives - Beautiful, romantic view. Reserve for a waterfront/window seating 30 mins before sunset. Window seating is not a guarantee, but we came early and they managed to get us a window seat.
Negative - The food. High priced for mediocre food. Ribeye steaks did not taste like the typical ribeye. It tasted kind of sour.... maybe it was the sauce? Sides were okay. Nothing amazing compared to other high-priced restaurants.

Overall, view was kind of worth it only if you get to see the sunset and sit by the window. If we were seated not by the window, then the experience would have been horrible.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We loved the ambiance and the view! I think the food was too expensive for what I got. My plate presentation was plain. Food tested ok.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We celebrated our daughters birthday Friday night and we truly loved our experience at Island Prime! Everything we had was amazing! We would highly recommend coming to this restaurant for any occasion. The food & ambiance & service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food, great view. Not to be missed spot in San Diego!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Spectacular views. Excellent service and food! The portions are very large, next time I will split an entree.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Our dining experience was amazing! We had a sunset view which was gorgeous! The food was excellent! Well cooked and hot! Had crafted drinks were delicious! Only issue we had was service lacked at the end. Took very long time for us to get our check. That’s it! Everything else was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Such a great location and view with amazing food to match it! A great place to dine any time!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Our waiter Josh was one of the best we've had there

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Perfect location

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Perfect celebration

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

What a pleasant surprise. We were celebrating a birthday weekend on the island and celebrated my brides birthday at Island Prime. From the valet parking staff to the incredible table service provided by Seth, we were very pleased.

Unfortunately your location is 125 miles away from our home so frequent visits are probably not possible. However, this will not prevent us from recommending Island Prime to family and friends who visit the San Diego area.

Thank you for helping us celebrate our special occasion.

Rick & Peg

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We have been enjoying the food and atmosphere at Island Prime for 8 years now. The quality and service remain topnotch!
My only regret is that they changed to valet parking when they built Coaster next door. One of the nice perks was the ample free parking lot of the past.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our service was outstanding, wine was lovely and dinner far exceeded our expectations. Delicious, creative, brilliant dishes. All of it was amazing. We are were pleased.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

food was bland and nothing special. Service is always amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Love this place! Food is amazing and wait staff is always super friendly!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was my second time dining here. The first time we went it was not too crowded and that was around 6pm on a Friday night.

The second time we went around 8pm on a Friday night and it was packed. The food was still amazing, the service was just a little different than the first. They’re not too good at dealing with larger crowds in my opinion.
I guess I just got spoiled from the first time dining there.

However, one thing I will say that was amazing is that they cater to food allergies better than any other restaurant that I’ve been too and I’m super appreciative for that.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

View/ambiance was very good and service was GREAT which made the entire experience for us in celebrating our anniversary. Justin our server was attentive, cordial, accommodating and knowledgeable about the food and wine. Several other members of staff checked in and and took great care of us. Great selection of food, wine and cocktails.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Was very disappointed in the lack of seafood entree options on the menu. Sea bass had recently been removed from the menu, the very thing I wanted. Sides were huge but bad. Mac n cheese was a MAJOR fail- the easiest of all sides to make delicious. The bread and banana split dessert were both great though. Not good enough for me to come here and spend $200 on a meal though. Very overrated.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We were running a few minutes late (11 month old in tow) and the restaurant was able to accommodate our request to push our reservation by half hour.
Our servers were cordial and knowledgable of the menu. We loved the warm popovers although when they cleared the table for our meal the server said he'd make sure we got some to go since we hadn't finished them but we all forgot to grab them in our to-go's!
Our table ordered the bone-in rib eye and a side of fries, the rack of lamb with risotto, the rib-eye with green beans and potatoes au gratin and the filet mignon plate that came with mashed potatoes. Everything was delicious!
This is not our first time at Island Prime and we are yet to be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Will return. Pleasant experience

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Views were not the only amazing thing about Island Prime. The drinks, the food and service were top notch!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Steak, lobster were delicious as usual. My husband is handicapped and they were very helpful without being condescending.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Business dinner and it was a very good place

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food. Great Ambiance. Great service. However, A 3% surcharge on such a high priced restaurant is a bit much considering there are many lower priced restaurants in San Diego that offer the same great food and service without the surcharge....

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Very nice restaurant and great food. The service was excellent and bay front table was a great place to dine. I will definitely be a return customer

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing service and food!! Highly recommend!!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My wife passed away in July and we were celebrating her birthday. Great wait staff and food.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The staff here were amazing! So kind. Our waiter was also phenomenal. They made us feel very special as we told them it was our anniversary when we booked on opentable. When we got there they wished us a happy anniversary and brought out a dessert at the end for us. The food was absolutely incredible as well as the wine! The views were amazing. We would go back in a heart beat!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was wonderful!!!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Island prime has been a classic for us for years. We've had a number of amazing experiences being served by fantastic people.

Today was dissapointing. The calamari was great, the poppers remain an excellent alternative to bread, and my wife's steak (the filet) was done perfectly.

What brought the experience down to an average okay was the bone-in ribeye. This $66 steak had all the amazing trimmings that make the cut amazing removed. Without the parts that make it an amazing juicy steak, turned it into what might as well been a tough overcooked $10 sirloin.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Everything was amazing. The view of the city, the staff, service, and definitely the food. The popovers with saffron butter and the escargot are a must!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

With a 5 star view that they have from the dining room, they could absolutely get away with a lower-quality delivery, but they refuse to sacrifice any function for form. Perfectly cooked and butchered steaks, gorgeous side offerings, well-composed entrees, delicious cocktails and some of the best pop-overs I've ever had. A must-visit in San Diego. Make reservations a half an hour before sundown to really get the entire experience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Some what pricy but the food , service and view were excellent. it is upscale enough to conduct business with out being over powering. Servers were attentive and not overpowering.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My wife and I have dined here several times over the past few years. The food and service was always excellent This time the food quality seems to be going down. The potatoes lacked flavor and the same steak I get every time was significantly smaller. Side dishes have also got much smaller.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The view and food was superb but be prepared to pay a lot of money. Was it worth It? Yes.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We have come to Island Prime for years, and as usual the food, service, and ambience are outstanding. Every time we fly into San Diego, this is on our to go list!

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