Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

4.2
924 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Greystone, a modern-chic yet sophisticated atmosphere that allows for a classic dining experience. This, along with our wide variety of cuts including Waygu beef and exotic game, our highly-acclaimed wine list, one of a kind craft cocktails and uncompromised service makes your dining experience at Greystone unparalleled. Greystone has become a destination restaurant in San Diego. Featuring three private dining rooms, including our exquisite wine cellar and live entertainment, this is a truly unique San Diego steakhouse.

Located within walking distance of major downtown hotels: US Grant, Westgate, Hilton Bayfront, Marriott Marquis, Palomar, Andaz, Westin, and many more! Treat yourself to a fantastic dinner before curtain-call; walking distanct of the Balboa Theater, Spreckles Threatre, Copley Symphony Hall, & the San Diego Civic Center. The San Diego Convention Center is a 10-15 minute walk or a short cab ride away.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
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Phone number
(619) 232-0225
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Vincenzo Loverso
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Catering
Greystone has a total seated dining capacity of 150 persons. The restaurant and each of its different seating sections are available for either private or semi-private events. (Semi-private events involve the non-exclusive use of the restaurant or one of its sections).
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G Street
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HORTON PLAZA PARKING SPECIAL
Our partnership with Horton Plaza parking garage allows us to validate your parking ticket for a flat rate of $8. Please show your ticket to a host for Voucher. The entrances to the parking structure are located on the corner of 4th Ave & F St. and the intersection of 3rd Ave. & G St.
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Greystone The Steakhouse is conveniently located within walking distance to many well-known Gaslamp Quarter hotels and is a short cab ride from the San Diego Convention Center.

Unique to the Gaslamp Quarter with its rich San Diego history, the venue dates back This Florentine-Italianate architectural style building was originally a two-story brick building constructed in 1874.

Our multiple dining rooms offer accents of modern decor combined with the building’s original architecture, featuring vibrant artwork and animated aesthetics, our full-service onyx bar offers an unprecedented view of 5th Avenue, while our patio and lounge put you in perspective of San Diego hospitality at its finest modern fine dining experience.

For any questions regarding large groups or to book an event
please contact our Event Planner at 619-300-7834
Email: events@greystonesteakhouse.com
or fill out the form below.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alejandro was one of the best servers we have ever had. Amazing dinner and service.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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AN
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

I will never return. Waiter recommended us food out of menu. We spent 426$ for 3 steaks and 3 drinks.

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Berlin
22 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, very long waiting time, but they apologized amd gave us a drink on the house. Very enthusiastic waiter.

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CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

IF YOU ARE A FOODIE DO NOT CONSIDER THIS PLACE!

Very disappointing. Im a big foodie.. and spending 200$ for two - I expected to have an acceptional experience with the food. Boy.. I was wrong.

My friend and I both ordered the 20 oz aged rib eye. No sides came with it.. sides were sold separately. We decided to get a "loaded" potato (12$) to compliment our steaks.

Our food arrived.. and the potato wasn't even "loaded" it was a baked potato, cut in half and a tiny cup on the side with a little bit of sour cream, sprinkle of cheese, and not even half of a bacon strip cut up. When I saw it.. I laughed.. that I was paying 12$ for that.

The steak isnt anything you are missing out. It says "fine cut" but the way they cook it make it taste like a grocery store steak. It was cooked unevenly. I ordered Medium. Some parts were well done, but even the juicy parts.. weren't like the expensive melt in your mouth kind of meat.. it was still very chewy.

Overall, the experience was unsatisfactory. Not worth 200$ for two, tastes like a 50$ dinner for two.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Showed up here for a pre-show dinner dressed nice. I ordered the LOBSTER BUCCATINI DIAVOLO and perhaps this was my mistake. It arrived with the meat in the lobster shell and half a lobster shell sitting in a bowl that was already crowded. While the food tasted good the presentation was less than appealing. Even more problematic was being nicely dressed only to then have to fight with my food to remove meat from shells, tails from shrimp, etc... (in the end I ended up with three sauce drops on my shirt). In addition, a number of the clams and mussels on my plate had not even opened during the cooking process.

As for service, it took several minutes to even get a server to take our drink order. Then to place our dinner order I had to actually wave the server down. Once our drinks arrived and our meal order was taken we never saw that server again. Another server (but not a server, I believe a manager) eventually stopped by to ask if we wanted drink refills, I requested one and never received it or spoke to that individual again (thankfully it was not on the bill). By the end of the night, we had 3 different servers or service staff members, not because we asked.

The ambiance was great, the location great, and I had such high hopes but ultimately the restaurant failed to deliver.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were phenomenal. It was particularly noisy upstairs so it was a little difficult to hear each other. But the food and our attentive server more than made up for it.

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V
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The servers were friendly, but only recommended expensive ones.
Good food, though expensive ofc.

Despite good food, I do not recommend this restaurant to others because the restaurant was toooooooo suuuuuuppppeeerrrr noisy :( We could't hear each other well. :(

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r
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic menu; the Elk chop is amazing as is the bison tenderloin. Everything I've had here is well worth the money. Perfectly prepared, which certainly explains how this restaurant has thrived for over two decades in the Gas Lamp district.

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JH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal but unfortunately they didn’t check me in correctly for my Open Table points

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent server!

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AP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Made reservation weeks in advance stating it’s our anniversary and ask for a nice table to have a romantic meal. Checked in early and told it would be a few minutes. Sat down near reception in view of hostess, where we were forgot for the next 30 minutes. We asked if we were to be seated soon as she was obviously taking walk ins and later reservations now ahead of us. You could tell she forgot about us and then came back a couple minutes later saying our table was ready.

We were taken ten feet from where we were in bar to a bar table in middle of crowd and not even in dining room. I asked really we made reservations you forgot us and want to stick us here! No! She then asked all the people waiting around us if they wanted the table and no one took it. There is no way anyone would want a meal there. I get cocktails but not a $200 meal.

A few minutes later they came and got us and took us upstairs. I thought good we are going into dining room. There are great tables on left for a wonderful anniversary dinner, but they had people at them and two were seated in them after our arrival. The crazy guy that was helping the forgetful hostess show us a table that is 8” from the top of stairs. It’s literally squished up against the hand railings. It’s so uncomfortable as you have to squish into chair as table is right on you and unless your less than 110 lbs you’re not going to be comfortable. So far the opposite of a nice romantic dinner. The staff runs up and down the stairs every minute or two and every guest has to enter here, so they knock the back of the chair at last step.

Food was good, but the experience and service go beyond the worst I’ve ever experienced in a restaurant in this price range. They completely ruined our anniversary dinner that was planned for weeks prior to our weekend getaway in San Diego.

There are many great steakhouses in Gaslamp district, we will be choosing and referring everyone to those.

Truly disappointing!!!

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service were fantastic. Took over an hour for our food to come though on a Saturday night. Regardless I would overall would recommend.

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Drinks and service was outstanding. I had the steak and the top layer was burnt; which at the end didn’t find it worth the cost ($89).

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AG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steaks I’ve had at a restaurant (and I’m from Texas)! Great wine selection, too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent meat and cooking. We where 12 for a business diner in the privacy cellar room so much les noisy !
The wines boss gives you good advices if needed and they have a pretty vast choice of wines from Europe and US ! Defenitively a good place !

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DG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The steaks were very good. They weren't the best steaks we have ever had, but very good. Wait staff was excellent. Caesar salads were very good--the brussels sprouts were sort of a weird addition.

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CS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place had exceptional service not only from our waiter, but management as well. The food was amazing and they made us feel very comfortable. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and will definitely return in future! Loved it!

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TM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately, my review is based on the actions of 1 specific employee and whoever set the table. We were sat at a table with lipstick on the water glasses and the waiter was rude...and I do not mean a little rude. We were shocked.

First glance of the menu it seemed pricey for the food we saw being served. But, cannot really speak to the food quality because after the waiter was rude, we left. We decided to dine at the restaurant next door and that restaurant was quite good.

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WS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were visiting and tried it out. We were very pleased with the service. We did find the shared waiter odd. We started with one waiter who left to wait on other tables while we had a different waiter. Both waiters were very good. The entire meal, from appetizer to dessert. I deficit recommend it.

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AL
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place in Gaslamp district. Good red meat options but all pricey. Bison and elk were nice choices as well.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Disorganized , and every menu item ordered was missing a component of the dish , or cooked incorrectly . Waited a long time for a server , the bartender was the first to come to our table . It was restaurant week , however this menu was not presented to us . Bread was not offered however it was given to other diners. I ordered off the restaurant week menu , which was given to us once asked. Brussel Cesar salad , but missing the Brussels . Lobster bucatini pasta.. was missing the mussels and clams described in the menu . My date ordered the same salad his as well missing Brussels , he ordered off the regular menu .. and his steak was not prepared as requested . The waiter made a point to say we will make sure it’s really rare for you .. the next steak that came out was again not rare prepared but blue .. still cold . This was brought to the attention of the waiter again.. the front of the house came over and did apologize and offer something else but at this point nothing was desired from the kitchen . When your spending $80 on a steak it should be cooked to how you wish . Not much attention was paid to how all the menu items were missing something from their menu description . Would not go back.

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CG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks, phenomenal service by Lars and they went all out for my fiance’s Birthday! It was our first time there and we will most definitely be back! Highly recommend!

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week. Food was fabulous! Our waiter Lars was fantastic so nice,helpful and just great!

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TS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly the very best meal I have had in a long time. We chose from the "Restaurant Week" prix fixe menu which started with a lovely pear salad, followed by bison and ending with gluten free chocolate cake. The bison was the most outstanding dish I have enjoyed in recent memory and the chocolate cake is to die for! One of my group had the salmon which was apparently amazing. She has Celiac's and was able to order from the prix fixe menu and eat GF options with each course, which is unusual for her. The only downside was that we had to wait about 45 minutes to be served and we had to make a show at the Civic Theater. But all in all, the food was fantastic and I will definitely go there again when I have more time to enjoy it.

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AB
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for dinner in Gaslamp Quarter. Consistently good. Have been several times over years and have never been disappointed.

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AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I have had many good experiences at Greystone but this was the worst one. It was way too loud and the service was lousy. They forgot a couple of salads and were slow to bring out our food. If this had been my first experience I wouldn't go back. Will try again because of past experiences.

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LB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Reservation was for 8 pm. Restaurant phoned to push reservation back by 30 mins. Understandable request. Upon arrival at 8:30 they told us they were overbooked still. As of 9 pm we were still not seated. I will never go back to an establishment with such disregard for the reservation process.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is phenomenal! However, the service was a bit off. We made a reservation for 8pm and didn’t get seated until about 8:30pm. They gave us a card for our troubles that would allow us to get a free app but once we sat down they told us we could only choose between two things or just take $5 off of a different one. We decided to do that but when the check came, they still charged us the same price.

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M
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Had a reservation for 7:30 but did not get seated until 8:20. Food and drinks were very pricey but delicious. Service was ok, we had multiple servers so we did feel a personal connection with any one hi came to our table. We were on vacation and had just got engaged a couple nights before and had put that on the special notes section of our reservation but none of the servers or hostess mentioned it during our visit.

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Our server was super nice! He made us feel welcomed. Only issue was our reservation time was for 7:15, but we didn’t get seated till 7:50.

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KK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Even though we had a reservation, getting seated was a nightmare. Even after we were seated and ordered, the hostess came up to us and asked if we wouldn't mind moving tables because another customer wanted our table. We refused. The one person who ordered steak sent it back because it was horrible. The replacement was not much better. Worst dining experience in San diego

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Wagyu beef is the way to go. It's worth the money. They have great selections. Will definitely be coming back.

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ES
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in San Diego celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. The reservation time was set for 7:30 pm. Our wait was longer than expected, however we got great service at the bar. After the bartenders noticing our expected wait was longer than expected, they comped us champagne. When we finally got seated 9:00, we were surprised to see the ambiance was very inviting in the dining area. Rose petals were nicely complementing the table. Our waiter arrived shortly to let us know the specials of the day. We ordered pretty quickly, since we had already seen the menu. Our food arrived in a timely manner. It was definitely worth the wait. The flavor of the aged steak and the rosemary chicken was a hit! We ended the night with a chocolate mousse birthday cake- amazing! We 100% recommend this fine steakhouse!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome

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L
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're in San Diego, you HAVE to visit this incredible steakhouse. The food is amazing and the service is second to none! The portobello appy is to die for!!!!

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TB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

been there before. $$ but worth it. Steak is the main deal for going.

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DE
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very nice and professional. The food was exceptional and the atmosphere delightful. Highly recommend!

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NC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing..service was incredible..very friendly staff...get place to get wagyu beef...Abit expensive but if u r looking to splurge then this is your olace

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