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About Marina Kitchen - San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

Marina Kitchen is a dynamic, chic and comfortable San Diego dining venue where people go to relax, socialize and take in the sights and sounds of a rhythmic and vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy panoramic views of the San Diego coastline from our bay restaurant.

333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am
Bar
Daily 6:30 am–1:30 am
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Wine Bar
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Harbor

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 699-8222

Website:
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/sandt-san-diego

Parking Details:
Validation at the restaurant provides self parking at $10 for 3 hours.

Public Transit:
Convention Center Trolley Station

Executive Chef:
Aron Schwartz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Encounter the new breed of restaurant designed to accommodate group clientele in an endless combination of configurations. Marina Kitchen delivers a unique dining experience, from a breakfast buffet to a "Williams Sonoma" like reception space, sunsets on our outdoor terrace to private dinner parties

Marina Kitchen - San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (7)
Scenic View (6)
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Special Occasion (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 17, 2017

We had a fabulous dinner. Our server made great wine and dinner suggestions and all were great.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Business Meals, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Our family celebrated a magnificent night with the staff at The Marina Kitchen, Marriott Marquis Marina Hotel!
They helped us reveal the gender of our new little baby to our older daughters. What a talented pastry team and what a hospitable crew!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 16, 2017

I ordered the egg white frittata with salmon - it was delicious! I would definitely order it again. I was there for a business breakfast and the service was good, friendly, and quick.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Great food and ambiance. Quiet with great space between tables.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Food took over 30 minutes to come to the table, all the orders were very simple. Expect a wait, or order off the $27 buffet.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Good food. Stiff prices. Buffet was good but pricey.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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·Dined on February 12, 2017

Best brunch in downtown San Diego... HANDS DOWN!!
Even though we were having brunch their servers and chefs are still attentive and kind, You feel like there going above and beyond for you.. our servers name was Michael or Mike I believe; he's One of the best servers I've ever had in the restaurant industry.... Oh and the food is excellent!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Sat down in a freezing dining room. Completely ignored by waitstaff. Never even ordered! Or saw anyone. Walked out. Mr. Marriott, get it together!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Disappointed there was no turkey for Christmas Day, Salad bar was a choice of one premixed salad.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Food was good. Nothing exceptional. Service was better than food. Did the Holiday Buffet. $52 each for wifey and me. $12.99 each for my 6, 4 and 11mos old. Kinda sucks babies have to pay.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Fantastic food, perfect service. We had the Christmas buffet and it was a great way to spend the holiday. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2016

More of a coffee shop ambiance rather than finer dining that the menu and pricing suggests

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 5, 2016

Service was excellent. Brigitta provided very high level of attention to detail.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Enjoyed breakfast with lots of options. The blueberry pancakes were fantastic.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Chose Marina Kitchen for Thanksgiving dinner for our family of 4. Our table was ready when we arrived. We sampled all the dishes of the very extensive buffet menu. Our unanimous verdict was that the food was excellent, all servers were friendly and efficient, and we all had a great time. The wine was on special, my blend and my wife's Cab were excellent.
In particular, the turkey and the roast beef were outstanding, sliced to order at the carving stands. Salads and desserts were in ready-to-eat small servings - a good idea when you want to try everything. Side dishes - potatoes, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, risotto, prosciutto, breads, etc were also available, well seasoned, and very good.
All things considered, if you are looking for a high-end dinner, willing to spend about $60/person + tip, and want to feel at home in nice surroundings, this place works.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2016

La comida bien. Solo bien.
Precio alto por lo que ofrecen.
Es un ABUSO agregar el 18% en un buffet. Sobretodo en mesas de menos de 8 pax.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2016

My friends and I went there for the Thanksgiving Buffett and it was really good. It was a great set up...the food was very tasty and each dish I tasted was seasoned perfectly. They had a carving table for the turkey and steak area, a cheese and cured meats station, bread area, desserts, salads, and some played up sides. I would definitely recommend this place!!!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We had the thanksgiving buffet- yummy food, we are so much! We were glad we could find a place that offered many thanksgiving options for the two of us. Felt like we were at home with family.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Held a business dinner for 8 the other day. Food was excellent; service attentive; overall very good experience. I would use it again.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Food was great you have add the hash browns to your breakfast outstanding. This was a business meeting and they sat us in the back some what private and it worked great.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on October 12, 2016

Marina Kitchen is located in Marriott Marquise and Marine. Location is for hotel guests very convenient. Nothing very special. A selection of food, fruits. A variaty of eggs is prepared freshly every day. We had breakfast and it was ok, no wow-event but OK.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2016

Food was delicious . Seated away from the bar area, noise was minimal.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Went for our 19th anniversary.
Started great, we were steated outside per our request. View was incredible.
Waited 15 minutes before we greated, took another 15 minutes to get our drinks.
Drinks finally delivered and server left saying be right back.
20 later, drinks empty and server comes back and asked if we would like to order.
Husband appetizer, server left, didn't ask if we like refills or another beer,
After about 15 more minutes our appetizer showed up, my husband then tried explaining that we wanted the four course tasting option, and more drinks, server left after taking correct order.
I got my refilled, beer didn't show up, had to again and again for the beer.
Food is amazing, service is awful.
Cannot recommend place for the horrible didn't out the food.
Dinned on 10/8/16 @ 8:30pm

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Our waiter was amazing. He was so friendly and helpful in finding gluten-free alternatives for my friend and I. I wish I could remember his name! He just moved from Vallejo (the Bay Area) in February. Pass along my thanks!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Healthy, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Great place had dinner here with 10 friends. Outdoor seating is great with a lovely view!.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2016

For a basic hotel restaurant, the food was good. The service, however, was awful. We had a large group - 14 girls. Thankfully I arrived early because despite reservations they had us split up at 2 tables. After I rejected that, they set up a a new table before everyone arrived. We were sat on time at 7pm but didn't get served drinks until 7:40! Thereafter, food was wrong, half our meals came out 15 mins after the others, drinks not refilled until after we repeatedly flagged down our waitress (and then it would take another 15 mins for it to arrive). Our bill was over $1200 so we weren't ordering cheaply. When we sought to address it with the manager afterwards, we were basically told "sorry, we did our best". Totally unimpressed.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 16, 2016

We visited on a Friday night and it was surprisingly quiet. We sat outside and the views were great. Food was amazing as was the service. Would highly recommend!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 29, 2016

outstanding burrata appetizer - excellent service.
bar scene more vibrant - we wanted a quiet conversation -had a great table by the water.
love coming to this restaurant when i am in town on business; MArina Kitchen is one of the reasons i stay at the Marriott Marquis!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Breakfast buffet has everything you would expect with great taste to go along with it.

Service was great.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Joelle, the manager, was very helpful in executing a flawless dinner or my special occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Great food and great view of the pool- beautiful. Felt like vacation. Server was very attentive- great service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Food was great. Service was very marginal - entrees came out before the wine!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Got hungry late at night and was checked in at the hotel. Conveniently located I just took an elevator down. Great food, great service so I also ordered to go! To my disappointment, they forgot to put plastic utensils. Couldn't eat ramen with my hands. They were already closed at this time so the next morning I sent my husband to the Starbucks to grap me a fork spoon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 17, 2016

I had been wanting to try it since I heard and read a lot about Chef Aron Schwartz and knew his presentations at the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival were pretty awesome. This pre-Bayside Summer Nights stop was the perfect place for a bite before the concert.

I was early, visited with the hostesses and went over the bar and dinner menu, they suggested a drink or a walk about the hotel but I decided on the bar and met Jena. I told her I didn't see exactly what I wanted, she asked what that was, I told her, she went to the kitchen to get a jalapeno and she made me a margarita with Don Julio Reposada and muddled jalapeno margarita, woohoo, my lips were stinging, it was perfect.

I was seated at the appointed time for my reservation and Kasey was my server. I asked about the starters and she said two might hold me but they were small. I ended up ordering just two anyway starting with the Cobia Crudo, paper thin cobia topped with cucumber, serrano chiles, purslane, pickled mushrooms and a good drizzle of olive oil. It was absolutely incredible, perfectly fresh and such wonderful flavor. Then I had the Dungeness Crab Agnolotti, with meyer lemon, spring garlic in a small puddle of nettle velouté which was delicious. With these appetizers I had a glass of Domaine Wachau 2013 Grüner Veltliner, Federspeil, Wachau, Austria.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Terrific brunch buffet, great service--wonderful experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 14, 2016

We were attending a large conference at the other end of the property and they gave our table away when we were 15 minutes late. We waited in line, and it took 2 hours to have lunch. We were seated in the lounge instead of the restaurant, and we had to go find our waitress twice, even after finding the manager to complain.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2016

Terrific buffet, excellent service. Am looking forward to dining there again--made another reservation!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 1, 2016

We booked here for a full dinner and ended up leaving before ordering because turned out they were only serving their bar menu and not their dinner menu (because the hotel was not very full). So make sure you know what menu they're going to be serving before you book a table. But we went back another day to eat at the bar when we did want bar food and the bar food was really very good and the bartender was a true pleasure to chat with. So recommend Marina Kitchen at least for that.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 29, 2016

We chose to dine at the Marina Kitchen because they were listed on the Live Music Earth website as having live music every weekend. We went on a Sunday and discovered that "weekend" means Friday and Saturday. We stayed because we had driven an hour to get there and were treated to average, over priced food. Nichole, our dinner server, gave us outstanding service... the only highlight of the evening. Earlier in the evening, we wanted a couple of beers before dinner and found nice seats in the lounge. Although we had a menus at our table, we wasted considerable amount of time to discover there was no wait staff to take our order...we had to go to the bar directly.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 23, 2016

Very much enjoyed 4 dinner at Marina. Especially enjoyed Sommelier, Kimberly and Wait-person Andrew. Wonderful time!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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