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About Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

Blue Point is a 1940's style New York supper club featuring an extensive wine list, craft cocktails, local beers and the freshest seafood from our innovative Executive Chef. The dining room is lined with cherry wood and the sounds of Frank Sinatra are a mainstay.

565 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Group Lunches Only.

Dinner: Open at 5pm Daily.

Closed most holidays so please call ahead.

Cross Street:
Market St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 233-6623

Website:
http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/bluepoint

Catering:
We will gladly cater to the needs of any guest or private party. Our team will work with you to provide an exceptional culinary experience.

Parking Details:
Street parking and private paid lots. Please note that 5th Avenue is an Active Loading Zone on Friday and Saturday nights between the hours of 8:00 PM and 3:00 AM.

Public Transit:
MTS bus along Market Street
Trolley Stop on 5th & C Sts.

Executive Chef:
Samuel Geffroy

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us for details.

Private Party Contact:
Reservations: (619) 233-6623

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Inquire on the web at dinecrg.com/group-events

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Details
Daily 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Special Occasion (18)
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Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Business Meals (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Healthy (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (4)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Fun (3)
Authentic (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Live Sports (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Good food, great service

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·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food, great service. Also recommend the happy hour

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·Dined 5 days ago

My latest experience here reminded me that even on an off day Blue Point is still good. Service got off to a slow start (I know there was a convention of mortgage bankers in town but there is always some type of convention going on) and it was only a Tuesday night! Still, 20 minutes to get a cocktail in my hand seems like a missed opportunity at best. With the exception of my entree which was only fair (Sea Bass), everything tasted great and was presented beautifully. I guess we're all entitled to an off day once in a while. Still, with all the other amazing dining options available in the Gas Lamp District, I may not just hurry back any time soon.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful experience. The waiter was terrific at explaining dishes and making recommendations. We thought it would be louder than it actually was when we walked in, so if you think that when you enter you may be surprised. We were sat in a booth. Very comfortable. Food fantastic and NOT your typical teeny tiny portions. Good size portions that come with a vegetable which is nice. Oysters were amazing!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Food and service were excellent, but way too expensive, like many restaurants.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

I hate giving bad reviews but as long is this isn't public, i thought it may help out. I had shells in my lobster risotto in almost every bite, my fiance ordered his steak med rare and it was very rare. They also forgot about the birthday cake I requested ahead of time through email, that the manager confirmed they would do without me saying something. The happy hour and oysters were really good though!

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food, great service and everyone was very friendly!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always reliable. Great appetizers and seafood entrees that make you look forward to your next meal here even before you're done.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

First, this place is lovely so you expect a fine dining experience. The service was outstanding and we started off with oysters and cocktails. So far so good. However, the rest of the meal was boring. The sea bass had no flavor. The ahi tuna and shrimp were confusing. The shrimp are fried a dark brown and dry and didn't fit the plate. The tuna was just OK. So thank you to Ryan who made the experience enjoyable. Maybe you just go the bar for cocktails and find another place for dinner.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food, and even better service! Prime location made it easy to walk to. Took
my work team to celebrate a good conference while in town and was not disappointed.
Will definitely return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was great, service was good. For the price we paid, service should be top notch. Over priced in my opinion but for the touristy location people will pay for the good food I guess. I probably wouldn't go again since you can get similar food with better service at the price point we paid.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent service and very good food. Beautiful setting. Dessert was amazing (cafe gourmand)!!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

I have always like Blue Pointe. We have been coming for years. This time was a bit disappointing. But usually it’s good

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and drink. Started with a proper old fashion. Exceptional drink. Enjoyed 1/2 dozen oysters, a simple green salad and sea bass for the main course. No complaints here. A great meal.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was well prepared and looked beautiful but was boring.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 29, 2018

Anniversary dinner. The food and atmosphere were great. Service lacked a little but we still had a great time.

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Best food I've had in San Diego. Semiprivate comfortable booths, good oldies music, professional friendly waiters and, again, excellent food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our third visit to Blue Point. We have never been let down. The food and service are exceptional.

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·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went here and opted for the restaurant week menu. Food was well prepared and very tasty. The tableside bread was warm and tasty and the service by all was very good. Will eat here again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 26, 2018

Awesome food & great experience! The seafood was amazing :)

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·Dined on January 26, 2018

A great way to experience Restaurant Week. The Cioppino was good, though a challenge to eat. Our waiter, Jonathan, was absolutely excellent!!

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·Dined on January 25, 2018

Peking Duck was tough. Worst I have ever had.
King Crab Half order very small approx. 1/3lb

We were here to celebrate a birthday. Not impressed. Service was average. won't be back

I would only use this restaurant for business where looks are important and value is not.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food and service as usual. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Late-night Find
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·Dined on January 21, 2018

The server was great (thank you Alexandra!). We came for Restaurant Week to try something new. Unfortunately the service could not save the food. The lobster bisque was a tad bit salty and the lobster risotto was shy of being raw. The grain was still kind of hard. Tasty, but the grain ruined it. Nevertheless, I'll give it another shot.

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·Dined on January 21, 2018

Best Cioppino outside of SF I’ve ever had.

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·Dined on January 21, 2018

A wonderful restaurant with excellent food and service.

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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great service, great food, great location in the Gas Lamp.

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·Dined on January 20, 2018

We arrived and the server assistant came to give us water and tell us the server would be with us shortly. It was at least 5 minutes before anyone came to our table, a gentleman whom may be a supervisor came to ask if anyone had gotten our drink order or not. A few minutes later the server finally came. She was pleasant and informed us of the specials for the evening including the soups and such.
My date ordered the sea bass and I ordered the scallops. When the food arrived, my date received a yellowtail, not the sea bass. They took both plates back to the kitchen and said they would bring the correct order out ASAP. A while later the plates came out again, correct this time, however, it seemed as if the scallops I ordered had just sat there while they cooked her meal correctly because the scallops were hardly warm, not even close to hot. I was very hungry by that time and didn’t complain, so I ate the meal. The scallops dinner was actually pretty good, but would have been great if it were warmer or preferably, hot. For the price, we probably should have complained, but we were hungry and the plates had gone back once already. Unfortunately my date didn’t really enjoy the sea bass so she ate about half of it and had some of my scallops.

The server apologized for the wrong fish coming out but that was it. The manager or supervisor never came to apologize, he just asked how everything was, and we just said good because we didn’t want to complain given things had already been screwed up once. We left kind of bummed because we had been looking forward to this dinner for a few days and didn’t have the best experience with the wrong fish, then the cold meal... it pushed our dinner longer than expected and just threw off the rest of the evening. We’ll probably give the restaurant a second chance, because mistakes happen...but for the price, the experience should have been much better.

The restaurant was nice and clean though.

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·Dined on January 20, 2018

We LOVED Blue Point! The food was delicious and the service was great. It was walking distance from the Civic Theatre. We’ll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Long wait between appetizer and main course (bouillabaisse). Broth was not hot. I sent it back and waiter apologized. It came back a few minutes later and the broth was no hotter than when it left. I let it go but clearly the meal was sitting somewhere before it was brought to the table.

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·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great drinks, awesome service & good food

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·Dined on January 19, 2018

We love Blue Point Coastal. The food is outstanding and the dishes are interesting and well-prepared. The service is always first rate. When the restaurant is full and the outdoor tables aren't in use the space can feel a little crowded and noisy, but the experience is worth it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 17, 2018

Love this place. The service is excellent and I always enjoy my meal. They have a wonderful happy hour as well.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 17, 2018

Blue Point has been one of my favorite restaurants for many years. The service, food and ambiance are always excellent. My only complaint is that the wines have become ridiculously priced. The average bottle costs around $90.00.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Blue Point is a great place to go for fresh seafood in the Gaslamp. Sit outside if you enjoy people watching like my wife does. The Poke appetizer was exceptional and large enough to share. My Seared ahi and lemon pepper shrimp was also very good, although the shrimp should have been one size larger. The ceviche was the only poor dish, with very little taste. Nice specialty drinks, but not a large or great selection of wines by the glass.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went to blue point after seeing a matinee. It was a warm January night so the 6 of us ate outside. Food was amazing, we loved our server, Chris! He was a lot of fun. Will def go back!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Live Sports
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

This was our second visit to Blue Point Coastal and we enjoyed ourselves very much. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. Very comfortable setting with great interior décor.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

If the server Bryan was not so nice I would asked for my money back. The first martini was great the second one i was not able to drink . The salad was so bad I was not able to eat it ...I have been there before they used to have a great salad . we ordered the fish my wife after one bite she has ti cover the plate with the napkin it smells so bad . My fish was so blah i had few bites and did not finish . I used to go to Blue point for good food . I don't know what happen I regret going there ...I wasted my money in that restaurant . The server was so nice and good tried very hard . I did not make an issue for it . They are lucky they kept those server he has been there for long time

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

This restaurant has some good food, but it is way overpriced, and you will go away hungry. Everything is a la carte, and quantities are small. After looking over the menu, the least expensive entree being thirty-eight dollars, and most being more than that, I decided to settle for a dinner salad, so I asked if I could have their caesar salad with shrimp on top. Now I often order a dinner salad at other restaurants with chicken or shrimp on top, and the meat is almost always hot, so that is what I have come to expect and love. They brought this salad out with 4 cold grilled shrimp. The salad was not very big, and was only romaine lettuce, some flaked parmesan cheese, the shrimp and some dressing on the side. When we saw the bill, they had charged $7.00 two times for the shrimp in addition to the salad charge. When we asked our waiter why they had charged twice, he said, "Oh, they were supposed to charge $7 per shrimp! So you were only charged half of what you were supposed to be charged." So they intended to make that very unimpressive small bowl of romaine lettuce and 4 cold shrimp a $39 item! My husband had gotten a relatively small piece of salmon as an entree, which I believe was around $38. He also ordered a side salad. Our total bill was $71, and we were both still hungry when we left. This was quite a contrast to the seafood restaurant not far away (Oceanaire) where we had eaten 2 nights prior. Prices there were similarly in the 30s, 40s, or 50s, for an entree, but there the entree usually included a small accompaniment (like snowpeas or rice), and sides were a la carte, but entrees and sides were generous portions! We were so full when we left there, we could not even finish the delicious side, a generous dish of grilled brussel sprouts, my husband had ordered!! I'm afraid Blue Point Coastal Cuisine falls way below expectations for the prices!! We were also seated on the side of the restaurant by their noisy bar, so it was hard to converse.

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