C-Level

4.8
892 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

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us! On Mother’s Day, C-Level will only be offering a fixed three-course menu at $64.95 per person. All tables are located on the outdoor patio and will have a 2 hour time limit. Specific table locations may be requested but cannot be guaranteed.

What 892 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Food was bad. Not much flavor. Very expensive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was friendly and we had excellent e

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LizetteM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing food was amazing everything was amazing !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

It’s not what I remember it to be - as far as the food. Food seemed kind of bland and took forever to get our food. Even the check in process, so many people behind the podium/desk area but no one really helping. We arrived early and they told us they would text and they didn’t. So when it got close to our actual time , they sat us about 10 mins after and let another 5pm reservation (that arrived after us) “check out” the seating area before they sat, I guess they didn’t want it so they gave it to us.

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LaurieH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch at C-Level. Great service, great food, and an outstanding view.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Jeff
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great view, great food and service! Highly recommended.

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BarbaraSueB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at C-Level is always excellent. I especially love the artichoke appetizer.

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LaurieR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views of the San Diego skyline, combined with scrumptious food. Everything was fantastic. We sat near the work station, so we could have done without the noise of the banging plates and cutlery, but overall a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated right by the water. Andrew was our waiter and he was amazing, super friendly, got jokes for days kept our group entertained. Food was fire. Will definitely come back again.

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Travelers
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

There is a beautiful view from the right table at C-level. We were seated in the middle of the deck, so not as expected on our visit from out of town. The food is good and high priced. This is a better spot for a girlfriend lunch or dinner. The best part was the exceptional service. The wait staff really puts in a great effort. Overall, rated too high for what they deliver.

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AndreaL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't beat this view in San Diego. The plexi-glass and heaters make it a fabulous outdoor dining experience whatever the weather is.

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Maria
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was beautiful. Our server, Thomas was excellent and very attentive. The food was delicious, loved the fish tacos and the mud pie. They paid attention to safety protocols.

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IsabelM
Tucson
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, delicious food, the view was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Views! Great food! Great servers! Great time!

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ericf
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and location. Staff was amazing and the food was outstanding. Will be back and highly recommended if you are in San Diego.

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RowenaM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband's birthday, it was a pleasant day, the sun is out, just a beautiful day. We ordered some calamari and lobster bisque and it was delicious. My husband and I both had the fish and fish and it was really good, did try to use the passport card but they said they're not using it anymore :(

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Smizzle
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove down from Covina to spend the weekend in San Diego for date night. This place was recommended by a good friend and it did not disappoint. Food had me making all kinds of sounds (good sounds) with every bite...

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DianaVP
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lounge was super cute with a view of the water. Seating was great and followed social distancing. It was my first time at this place and our waitress was super helpful. Jessie our waitress was amazing!!! Great service, such a doll, and super sweet. I loved her. She recommended great food and she wasn’t lying, it was BOMB! I never write reviews but I had to because I’ve never loved all my food at a restaurant. *Chefs kiss* it was a great experience!

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vipCarolineC
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. If we recall correctly, our server was Avery. We didn’t love the menu as we could not find much that intrigued us. The salmon that we ordered on the recommendation of our server was excellent. The flat iron steak salad was so so. Due to somewhat opaque plastic barriers among tables, the view was obscured.

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BCEE
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely server and the food was tasty. We did request a certain type of table, and rather than reserving that table, they told us we would have to wait an unknown amount of time if we we were going to get that table. We saw an empty table like the one we requested and our group of four was seating in the middle of the room, while a table of two was seated in the table we requested. For a special birthday celebration that was a bit unsatisfying.

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JillS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and great views of San Diego Bay!

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vipCarolynS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and helpful. The outdoor patio had heaters and partitions and Covid precautions were strictly adhered to so it felt safe. The food was excellent, as always.

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vipChrisG
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!!
Can’t beat the view from the patio

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vipSamN
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and view were wonderful. The noise level was to high, everyone was having to talk over the music that was playing.

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vipFoodie
Denver
51 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely views and great food. We loved it and will return soon.

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ZoeZ
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, great service, and beautiful restaurant. Great outdoor dining experience!

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vipElandEl
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect San Diego bay setting, menu and atmosphere. Love it.

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David
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners I’ve had in a long time. Amazing view, incredible service, great food. Can’t wait to come back

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JENNIFERM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic
Consistent
Delicious
Beautiful!
I love c level!

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SoCalFoodie
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food tasted great. We had the C-Level Louis Salad, Marinated Filet Mignon skewers, Lobster and Fontina BLT, and coconut shrimp appetizer. Everyone enjoyed the food at the time. Although the portion size for the full-size skewers was very small. About an hour later the person who had the lobster had intestinal issues, that continued for a while.
We did ask for waterside table, but got a booth. Also, our “special occasion” was never mentioned.

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vipReba
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Vintana’s lanai is spacious with good distancing between tables. Service was excellent as always at Cohn restaurants, and I love the ambiance here, especially pretty at sunset.
The popovers with jalapeño butter are yummy, and my friend’s sea bass was superb.
Negatives: I’m not crazy about some of the sides served with entrees, e.g. sea beans. The pork chop was too salty for my taste but the menu did say “ all steaks + chops come with garlic mash and finished with maldon sea salt” so I was warned. The manager advised I request no salt in the future. For the price, the pork chop should have included a green vegetable as well. Still, this is one of my favorites places for happy hour or a meal.

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DinoC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was fantastic from the hostess to the servers and bus person. Very enjoyable

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vipKarenM
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a lovely time. Our server went above and beyond when my friend requested sea bass to take home to her husband. It’s on the dinner menu, but hey made it happen!! Wonderful service!

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DeenaS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great luncheon. Food was terrific and the ambiance was especially beautiful with the ocean breeze and the sail boats to enjoy. I highly recommend C-Level for lunch and dinner.

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colleen
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our lunch!!!

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vipKristineL
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute best service, amazing views and yummy eats! Great for special occasions. We had the fish tacos, French dip, calamari, mango stacks, and yummy cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service good food and nice views! Perfect for a relaxed dinner!

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CristinaM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was good, service was not as good as other times. The view is always great though!

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SeanTC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Had an inattentive waiter which is unfortunate considering how much you’re paying, in addition to the 4% service tax which they add to your bill before tip. Food and location are prime, waiter was the only issue. Never checked back after we got our food and we needed/were missing things.

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DanH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is spectacular the food very good service is excellent

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 892 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.