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Gossip Grill, San Diego, CA

Gossip Grill

4.5
4.5
34 Reviews
$30 and under
American
*ALL RESERVATIONS REQUIRE PURCHASE OF FOOD*

Welcome Home, Beautiful!

We are proud to be Southern California’s only 7-days-a-week, Nicky Award-Winning, women’s bar.
Since its conception in 2009, Gossip Grill has blossomed into a full patio bar and restaurant with a dance floor. As the San Diego sunsets, Gossip transforms into a dance nightclub for the ladies – don’t worry we also play nice with the boys and everything in between.

The perfect combination of ambiance and tastes will have you crawling back for more. Gossip is decked out with feminine-inspired art, fabulous chandeliers, and a foliage facade outdoor patio bar with two fire pits, that allows everyone to enjoy Hillcrest the way it was supposed to be enjoyed – outdoors. Pair that with modern American Comfort Food and you’ve got yourself a one-of-a-kind five-star women’s bar.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 2:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 2:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (619) 260-8023

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MR

    MaggieR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    Loved the place and the show, minus the undrinkable red wine.
  2. SI

    SIMs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience1
    Poor service, long wait for a drink. They promised gluten-free food safe for a guest with severe gluten allergy. But then they backed up once all the guests were there. Ruined a birthday party.
  3. Z

    Zuby

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    We waited 15 minutes until someone served us, an apology or an acknowledgement for that would have been nice since it was pretty slow. We got the sliders and they seemed to be made out of cartilage from something other than a cow, we each took a bite and couldn’t eat anymore of them - luckily they comp’d them. The entrees were okay, could have made them at home. We ended up leaving and going to five guys afterwards. With that being said, def seems like a cool vibe for a bar and dancing!! We would go back for those things. And maybe the food would be okay if you’re schwasted :)
  4. J

    lgnabch1Jim

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Burgers were undercooked/raw inside. One lunch served 10 minutes before the other two. Server was very nice though.
  5. KG

    KathleenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Amazingly friendly and helpful service. Ate outside for lunch so noise wasn’t much of a factor. Highly recommend.
  6. JS

    JenS

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will be back! Great food and service!!! Drinks are fun and delicious!
  7. P

    Patty

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks to a fantastic staff who found a way to squeeze us out of towners into the Sunday morning show despite a reservation snafu on my part. Can’t wait till the next time we’re back in San Diego - Gossip Grill is a blast! Delicious food & drinks, fabulous show & friendly patrons made our visit spectacular.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It was a good time. We were initially seated and then moved b/c a large party had just come in for our server so they switched tables to another server which was appreciated. Unfortunately the new location was much louder and harder to hear each other but loved the music that was playing
  9. p

    passe33

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We showed up for our table reservation and.no one was there at the counter but security. They told us it was bar only and we asked then why did the system let us make a reservation. We waited...and waited..no one ever came over, evwn though security told someone we were there. So we left.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter Joey was fantastic!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Definitely return when. I come back to SD
  12. LB

    LindsayB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our waitress was so funny and sweet. Love the cauliflower wings and CBD drink. The one thing was the salad bowls were a very odd shape which made the salad kind of fall out the dish and difficult to eat but other than that love the environment and people. super pretty area
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely always love it here to party . It was my first time going for brunch with my wife and our waiter was so amazing ! The food was on point and fresh as well . It’s always a vibe here !
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overall it was good.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    Drinks were strong however we did not know that admission to the drag show was a separate additional cost
  16. GB

    GlendaB

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Too loud, only high top tables in restaurant.
  17. GJ

    GaryJ

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    With a reservation I expected a table with service but we were not offered a table with service we were offered only a bar table where you had to go to the bar to order your drinks and your food. Very inconvenient.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Made reservations for my partner and I at 5:45pm for dinner. when we arrived to what was supposed to be our Valentines Day dinner, we were promptly turned away for not having valid ID. They refused to even inspect my temp license from the DMV. I guess I wasn't aware that Gossip Grill was an all day bar? Hillcrest San Diegans... please seek help if you need an all day bar.
  19. RM

    RobertM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Apparently open table screwed up! I made dinner reservations for 7:15pm, I arrived at 6:55pm. Staff told me the kitchen was closed and the bar would be closing at 7:30! I explained that I made reservations on open table, they told me “Open Table” should not have been accepting reservations!!! It was a big inconvenience and rather embarrassing as I had a 1st date situation with my date….. “Open Table” get your “SH**” together!
  20. MH

    MariaH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun as always! Waitress was super attentive and food and drinks were yummy.
  21. a

    ahdiii

    Los Angeles

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Outstanding food and outstanding service lunch time chill dined at a table huge burger huge fish and chips incredible stuffed bacon wrapped jalapeños. Well worth the trip ! C&H
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for my birthday and it is one of my favorite bars for a reason. A delicious brunch and lovely staff and patrons. Thank you for a lovely birthday experience!!
  23. m

    mamaacorn

    San Diego

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful- even w all of our special requests - thank you
  24. BB

    BridgetteB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were great Cody over server was super patient with a late guest and waiting for us to order. Extremely attentive the whole time. Food was great.
  25. AJ

    AlexisJ

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Gossip Grill! The food and drinks are great, not too expensive. We love the ambiance and the service was great! We also really love the trivia events they do. We will definitely be coming back for brunch! Parking is a bit hard but we always end up finding a spot eventually.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks, and atmosphere.
  27. K

    Kiri24

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally the best experience of my life here. The people, the company, the service EVEN SECURITY were amazing. I felt safe (I’m a woman) I felt welcomed and most of all I HAD FUN. Too much fun!!! And if that’s not enough, THESE BARTENDERS know how to make a good freakin’ drink. I had 5. Thank you making my 30th birthday ONE I WILL NEVER FORGET!
  28. AB

    AshleyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly just go. You will definitely not regret it.
  29. d

    devana

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place was different compared to anywhere I’ve ever been. The service was fast as hell and my friends enjoyed it! The drinks were amazing and the vibe was a 10/10
  30. I

    Imsorryiwantedtolikeit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    They were out of many things on the menu. It was really disappointing. It was hard to hear the waitress and our table was very very wobbly. Should be fixed.
  31. P

    Pete

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time very fun and friendly server. The food was very tasty and drinks were delicious
  32. JS

    JessicaS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it! Great happy hour specials and cocktails were excellent.
  33. C

    Cays

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Gossip Grill serves a particular clientele and we are not it. It is basically a bar with VERY loud music and even though we ate outside, it was still annoyingly loud. Their food is bar food and was mediocre at best. We will not be returning.
  34. DJ

    DrJarryd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gossip Girl was my first restaurant as a Californian in 2015, so it was great to have it as my first restaurant since being #FullyVaccinated

FAQs

Gossip Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Gossip Grill

1220 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3312

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 2:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 2:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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