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C-Level

4.7
4.7
2656 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Resting on stilts atop San Diego By C Level Lounge, is an upscale-casual lounge on the waterfront overlooking the city skyline and Coronado.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 113 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 298-6802

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Deborah Scott

  • Catering

    Take Chef Deborah Scott's cuisine to your special event, work function or party. For more details, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your private event on the C-Level Lanai with breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and skyline. For parties of 15-30 there is no better location to celebrate your special occasion, work function or family get-together. For pricing and information, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    Harbor Island Dr

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is unavailable at this time.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,656 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

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  1. MN

    MichaelN

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for anniversary dinner, staff was amazing in recognizing that. Plat s even had happy anniversary on them Highly recommend, great food, fri belying staff, and the VIEW
  2. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portions on the happy hour menu are small but they are delicious!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a young family member visiting from out of town. It ended up being the perfect place to take him. The food was great, the view was perfect and the service very accommodating. As he is a Navy Midshipman, he really enjoyed watching the ships and aircraft, and we all got an education as to what we were looking at.
  4. R

    Robert

    San Diego

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent luncheon venue. Outstanding food and great service.
  5. GS

    GreggS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food amd service with wonderful views. We want to come back a try Island Prime.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful service and excellent food as usual!!
  7. BR

    BRita

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite San Diego restaurant. Always great service, wonderful food, and that view! Wow!
  8. RG

    RandyG

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal and our waitress was fantastic. Jordan provided outstanding service with a smile on her face. The food was excellent and the view was amazing. Overall, it was a very enjoyable evening from every standpoint.
  9. JO

    JoannaO

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and as always, the kitchen was on point. Thank you.
  10. DS

    DeeS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was friendly and very helpful. Champagne was cold and the food was pretty darn good.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch was very delicious and great service
  12. H

    Harlow

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous venue and food was delicious. Great vibe and incredibly great service!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance, delicious menu & phenomenal staff
  14. MP

    MaryP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left everything was perfect. We were celebrating a birthday and the service was impeccable and the food delicious! The coconut shrimp was the best I have ever ordered. The amount of food that was served was generous besides being so well prepared.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience! Our server Shannon was very attentive and a sheer joy. The food was absolutely delicious. The best fish and chips I have every had! And you can't beat the setting -- lovely view of San Diego Bay and the skyline of downtown San Diego. A definite must when visiting San Diego!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was great, and environment was lovely
  17. I

    Ian11

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service
  18. T

    Taylor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were very accommodating to our seating request and brought out a birthday treat which made my partners night special!
  19. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting and was very accessible! I got a reservation last minute and everything was delicious.
  20. RM

    RobertM

    San Diego

    79 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    79 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    C Level is a great place for a casual mid day meal. Great views of downtown San Diego and harbor. Food, also casual, but well prepared. Service is very attentive. Excellent place for visitors to show off our city.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good size portions. Calamari was chewy. Fish in fish & chips not very flavorful. Attentive service. Beautiful view.
  22. CS

    CherylS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made our reservation well in advance. From out of state and looking so forward to another visit to this fantastic restaurant. The service, the view, the table....did not disappoint. I was the only one that had been there before. Everyone in our party of six loved it too. Outstanding food...beautiful view of downtown from the bay by moonlight shared by family celebrating a birthday and a wedding. We will all be back next visit!
  23. b

    burrmyers

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Our friends/relative from the East and us were looking forward to being together following a difficult 2 years of Covid Quarantine. We had made reservations 6 weeks in advance and requested an outside table at the water. I had specifically indicated on my reservation that this was preferred, since our our guests were “landlocked”! and would enjoy SD Bay. We were all looking forward to another great experience @ C-Level Lounge. We were seated at the last outside table(if you use your imagination) considering it was butted right against the major outside serving area. Fortunately, our 2 1/2 hour luncheon was saved by great service, excellent food, a great restaurant with special location and the wonderful SD weather Food, service, location, reputation all 5 Star. However, C Level needs to be more aware of special events and above all, specific requests made in advance.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Service was okay, we felt it could have been better. Our waitress was nice but was pre-occupied frequently. We ordered ahi tower, steak skewers, skirt steak salad, and Lobster BLT! Food was good! We would go back again!
  25. GV

    GaaronV

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff with amazing food and stunning views of the downtown skyline. Highly recommended
  26. b

    bikingrita

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We were shown to our table (second choice) promptly. After waiting for 15 minutes I had to call a busboy over to ask who was supposed to be taking care of our table. Our waitress was thereby notified and apologized to us. The rest of the dining experience was very nice.
  27. R

    Rickie

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food and service were very good. Reservation time slots were almost non-existent. Only available seating was outside where the temperature was in the high 80's. Need to have more time slots available, and more available seating.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Skirt steak salad was awesome and so tender.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was wonderful as always. Tried the crab cakes for the first time and they were truly exceptional. The servers are also so friendly and attentive. You will not be disappointed here.
  30. DP

    DoubleP

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very good food and drinks. Could not ask for a better view.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Unfortunately this place has fallen way off from what it was. There is a parta of the terrace that becomes a true green house in terms of heat and is unbearable. The food is ok but not in accordance with the price. Definitely needs a remake in terms of the place and menu.
  32. KC

    KathyC

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the outdoor patio dining-beautiful views and delicious food.
  33. JR

    JeffreyR

    Milwaukee

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular view of the harbor, excellent service and food. A must go to place if you are in the area. Make sure you sit outside and try the fried artichoke appetizer, yummy.
  34. RS

    RonS

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another outstanding dinner at C Level with the greatest views of downtown San Diego.
  35. KD

    KristinD

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome patio with gorgeous views. Excellent food and service. Love coming here.
  36. CB

    CraigB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I were here for our anniversary and had a wonderful lunch. Our sever was excellent and you cannot beat the views and ambiance!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C level is my go to place and it never disappoints.
  38. j

    jmark

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lunch out with our kids and grandkids after 3years. Lunch here is a tradition on our San Diego visits. Great view, great service and good food.
  39. s

    sensitive101

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely booth with a great view of the bay. But what made our experience extra special was our waiter Kyle. He was attentive, suggested foods, nicely split our wine and brought extra plates to split our food. Everything was delicious and made the day even more special.
  40. MH

    MarkH

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    a real gem on the water! Excellent food, attentive service, good vibe, amazing bay views!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

C-Level is rated 4.7 stars by 2656 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 113 times today
Google Map for C-Level

880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harbor Island Dr

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is unavailable at this time.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Deborah Scott

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 298-6802

  • Catering

    Take Chef Deborah Scott's cuisine to your special event, work function or party. For more details, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your private event on the C-Level Lanai with breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and skyline. For parties of 15-30 there is no better location to celebrate your special occasion, work function or family get-together. For pricing and information, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

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