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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (18)
Romantic (13)
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Quiet Conversation (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Bar Seating (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

I usually judge restaurants by how they treat a women dining alone. They totally passed the test. A little problem with my reservastion when they tried to seat me with another party, but after that it improved. Great oysters, Scottish Salmon, creme burle, and a great clasdic martini. Cant wait to come back with my husband.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service. The tables were a bit cramped.

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined 2 days ago

We chose this restaurant based upon its 4.5 star rating on Open Table. It was a lovely spot with a wonderful waiter...and it ends there! Not even one dish of the 10 or so served, including appetizers and entrees was even in a 3 star league. If not for Phil, our waiter, the whole evening would have been a bust.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 3 days ago

Good food, great service

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful oysters at Happy Hour and the stuffed quash blossoms so delicious.
We tried a locally distilled Rum that was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was good. Service acceptable

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food, great service. Also recommend the happy hour

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 1, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 30, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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 (Philadelphia)·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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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·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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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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 (San Diego)·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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 (San Diego)·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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vip
 (San Diego)·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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 (San Diego)·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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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Best Cioppino outside of SF I’ve ever had.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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 (San Diego)·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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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A wonderful restaurant with excellent food and service.

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 (San Diego)·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.

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 (Los Angeles)·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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great drinks, awesome service & good food

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 (San Diego)·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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 (San Diego)·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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 (San Diego)·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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 (San Diego)·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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