C-Level

4.8
707 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

Happy New Year! C-Level is serving outside on our patio and will only be serving a fixed 3-course menu at $79.95 per person. All reservations have a 2-hour time limit and outdoor reservations have no weather backup. Thank you for celebrating with us!

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

Merry Christmas! On Christmas Eve, all diners will be seated outside on our waterfront patio. We are serving our regular dinner menu and we will be closing at 8pm. There is no backup in the event of bad weather.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2020

Merry Christmas! Island Prime and C-Level will only be serving a fixed 3-course menu at $69.95 per person. All reservations are based on current SD County dining guidelines and are subject to change. All reservations have a 2-hour time limit and outdoor reservations will have no weather backup.

What 707 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Lobster Mac n cheese is so good

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JBISHOP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food, view and service! Our favorite! Started with calamari, shared a baby greens salad (exceptional), seafood pasta and lobster fontina BLT. Everything was delicious!!!!

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good
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic
service always amazing and they go above and beyond

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !!!

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sndjhd
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Normally one of my favorite places to eat. And our server, Jessie, was amazing; friendly, and around when needed. What was disappointing to me was the food was not up to par this time. I've never been let down by the food at any of the Cohn restaurants, especially C-Level, but this time- it truly wasn't very good. The calamari was chewy, very. And I asked for my filet to be cooked medium but it was almost all rare. Could not eat the last 1/4 of it because it was not cooked at all. It also had a bit of a gamey flavor about it- which I found very unusual. I had one of the best steaks I've ever had at C-Level one year ago; this steak was NOT that. Also- my friends lobster bisque looked too think and not smooth in texture. Not sure what's going on, and I know C-Level isn't the highest priced restaurant, but it IS on the higher end, so to pay over $100 for the two of us for sub-par food, well, it made me sad. I hope they figure out what's going on and get back to making great food.

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TimH
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice out door view, good Thanksgiving 3 courses dinner.

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vipItzCampups
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

C-Level has gorgeous views, attentive staff and delicious food and drinks. I love the artichoke appetizer and mud pie for dessert. I have never had a bad meal here and think it's a MUST to eat here for a beautiful casual meal with stunning views. P.S. The mud pie is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

JA
JenniferA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Fantastic food and amazing view

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Gilles
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Let's be honest you don't go to C-Level because its a Michelin star restaurant you go there for the ambiance and the view... and for that the place was up to par. The food is good American "bistro" food, nothing to complain about. That being said, if you are in San Diego, go to C-Level you may not remember the food but you will never forget the view.

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Richlai
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service are both good, not to mention the view is exceptional. We didn’t get to sit next to the water since it was all taken, but it does not block the nice bay view with Sails. Waiter was extremely helpful since we were there during lunch and was looking for some dinner fish plates. Waiter confirmed with chef and chef agree to make two dinner dish a Grill Sword fish and Pan fired Salmon. We have ordered other lunch dishes and they were all good except the accommodations for the Grill Swordfish was too salty and the crust of Salmon was bitter due to burn. Over all we have good lunch with great service.

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ReadWallStreet
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was great and the service outstanding. Views are great as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Kyle, was exemplary! The swordfish was average. The two appetizers were very good. The mud pie desert put the evening on the map!

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Cheerio
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! BRILLIANT food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Fantastic! It was my daughter’s 21st Birthday And The food was great.
The lobster Mac & cheese was delicious.
I had the healthy skirt steak salad, it was huge and delicious.
My Boyfriend had the special which was the lobster BLT, wow!!!! I will order that next time.
I was really happy I chose C level for my daughter’s celebration.
I do have to mention that our waiter Nicolas was great.
Nicolas was so attentive and gave us excellent service.
I had a party of 6 and the service was excellent. The food came out right on time.
Overall it was a great meal and great customer service.

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LindaNSD
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, service and food were top notch. The menu is a lot of fun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mike (?), our server, made the experience great. Food was amazing and it came out pretty quickly. Overall great experience thanks to our server.

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Suenose
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C level never disappoints! Awesome service, view and food!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great quality of food and customer service
Especially our server named herardo and the rest of the staff who are able to accommodate our request on time.

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micheler
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our waitress was warm and friendly and helpful. The setting is beautiful v

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SueS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view, service and food fabulous Waitress Jessie spectacular

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, the service outstanding!

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LovesFood
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service, food and view. The French Dip is out of this world! The Mussels were so fresh and tasty! Deborah Scott is a fantastic chef and know exactly what people want!

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ShelleyL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was the best. I chose the restaurant for my 50th birthday and had an amazing evening. The environment is casual or nice however you want it to be. The food was amazing along with the cocktails. Our server Charles was the best. We took his food recommendations and were so pleased. He was very attentive and very pleasant. Amazing dinner.

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Traveler
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, friendly and helpful. The C-Level staff was very attentive to our occasion for dinning there. Made it even better. Thanks to all at C-Level.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything except the view was just average!

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brooks was our waiter. It was my sissy's birthday and her first time there. Everything was great.

JD
JoseD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our anniversary dinner and it was amazing. Great drinks, food and view of the entire San Diego skyline. Would highly reccomed and be sure to make an appointment to expedite your wait time.

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LisaF
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious. Our table had the best view of the skyline anywhere in the city. The waiters were friendly and efficient. We really enjoyed our time there.

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vipBella
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My goodness, where do I begin. The food, well...we went into a coma because it was that good!! The mussels, the fish ceviche, the grilled swordfish and steak frites were just incredible. We had a glass of the Panther Creek Pinot Noir and it was amazing!! As usual, my favorite place to dine every time I come into San Diego. Love, love, love C-Level in San Diego!!

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kellyg
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour Menu. Lunch menu is great and good size portions. Employees are very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Luncheon outside, wonderful food and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great food was amazing and the view is unbeatable

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Frbg
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The Mediterranean bowl was disappointing. Full of red peppers which were not on the description.
They did give me a second choice and take the bowl back .
I appreciate that I didn’t have to eat something I didn’t care for.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C Level is always good

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vipthepolaroidgirl
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The photos they have on the website is not the same. We were seated a little far away from the views and was hoping we would be seated closer to the water. Our server took forever to circle around to our table.

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vipPicaza
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks (Endless Summer), great food (quinoa salad with shrimp and a lobster BLT), amazing view, perfect weather. As good as lunch gets!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday girl.

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ChrisV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Was celebrating our anniversary. Was acknowledged at the hostess desk only. Would have been nice to have gotten a little dessert...seeing some others receiving notice and a dessert was a little disappointing (it was even our waiter too). But overall food and location was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations a month in advance. We brought our mom for the first time in vacation. We always come here when in town. The hostess took us to a booth I. A corner with no view The manager made sure we had a great view and helped us get a great table and the service was amazing. You never disappoint. Thanks so much. My mom enjoyed as did we. 🤗

FAQs

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

C-Level is rated 4.8 stars by 707 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.