Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

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1004 reviews
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Greystone, a modern-chic yet sophisticated atmosphere that allows for a classic dining experience has been recently awarded the best fine dining in the Gaslamp, top 10 steakhouses in California, top 5 steakhouses in San Diego. This, along with our wide variety of cuts including Wagyu 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. Featuring three private dining rooms, including our exquisite wine cellar and private wine room, 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 distance of the Balboa Theater, Spreckels Theatre, 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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Enjoy Specialty Cocktails, House Wine, and Small Bites at Happy Hour Pricing ($4-$10)

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 20, 2018

Ends: December 21, 2117

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-6:30PM

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JO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Our service was outstanding. You can't get better a better server than the one we had (don't recall his name). Restaurant was clean and the drinks were good. My only hang up was the steak. The steak was cooked well but, it didn't taste like a $60 Ribeye. The portion was great! It just didn't wow me like before. Thanks!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great wine experience, very knowledgeable sommelier!

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SD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nothing special about this meal. Steak was cooked properly but served lukewarm as if it spent a little too much time under the heat lamp. The pear salad was drowning in dressing and the bread had an odd taste. I presume it was sourdough but cannot be sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

My food was not eatable

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ML
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visit Greystone every time I am in San Diego....Great steaks and service!!!

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RY
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! Everything that we had was flavorful, juicy, and cooked exactly as it should have been.

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great venue to enjoy our birthday. Everything from the food, wine and courteous service made our dinner a memorable experience. We will definitely return!

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RC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were in San Francisco for the first time, and we were looking for a nice place to enjoy a steak and seafood. We found Greystone and were not disappointed at all. My N.Y. Strip Steak was ok, not great, but everything else was Top Shelf! Will come back if ever in town again.

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

40th Wedding Anniversary

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rather pricy, but everything was very good. Service, ambiance and food was excellent.

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l
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and nice lively ambiance. Expensive food and drinks, services excellent.

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GF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Steaks we ordered were wonderfully prepared and tasted delicious! Sides were tasty too. The service was perfect and we were surprised to find such a tasty gluten free dessert! The ambiance felt cozy, inviting, and interesting. Would come back next trip to San D.

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb shank, crab cake, lobster mac & cheese, smoked Manhattan... every dish and beverage is amazing!

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NM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

There was a bug floating in my melted butter. Then I found a long hair on my plate. They took it back and re-did my order but the other people with me had pretty much finished their dinner. I had the filet which I ordered medium. My husband ordered his filet medium well and butterflied. His was medium.... mine was almost well done and butterflied. The taste was good. But the lobster I got was maybe big enough for 2 bites. They didn't offer to not charge me and brought us champagne and dessert.. which was nice but they didn't even ask what we would like. Just brought what they wanted to.
I would not go back.

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J
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The servers and manager were very personable. The three women behind the bar were much to preoccupied with changing the TV channel to stop for a drink order. After careful consideration of the many restaurants in the area we chose this one because of it's clearly marked gf and df (gluten free and dairy free) items. We let our server know that three people in our party had allergies. We chose our courses only later to he told "that the chef uses only clarified butter, so we would be okay". You cannot advertise and pretend to know what you're doing when it comes to people's allergies, when it is likely they will be sick for days afterwards. Good intentions cannot replace knowledge and proper training.

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j
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Absolutely one of the worst experiences I've had in a restaurant in a long time.Food came out cold took forever before someone came by to check. the general manager came and said the reason the food was cold was due to the air vent overhead. The interesting thing about the air vent overhead was there's a plastic cover directing the are completely away from the tables when she realized that she then blamed it on the fact that the oven that kept it warm might be malfunctioning.

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SK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic place with great beef and game menu....great food, many unique options including Elk and Antelope and excellent steak options. Wine list is stupendous, and Nema a fantastic beverage director.

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday and unfortunately his steak was under cooked. They took it back to cook it to the proper temp but then it was overcooked. Since the rest of us were all done eating, he didn't want to send it back and wait any longer. No fun eating alone. His was the only steak not cooked properly but it was also the most expensive on the menu. Kind of disappointing.

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DW
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hadn’t been to Greystones in about 5 years and everything was exactly as I remembered from the last time we visited and the time before... Excellent menu, everything prepared perfectly and amazing service. A must try for foodies!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service

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TB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very nice decor.

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NW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing - absolutely loved everything we ordered. The Chilean Sea Bass was exquisite and their baked potatoes are HUGE. Definitely will go back for a nice meal. Thank you for everything.

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ED
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great establishment despite the negative reviews! We first arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation and were welcomed by a friendly greeter who said we could be seated right away if we wished, but we wanted to check out the bar first. The bar manager Rob was great!!!! Very friendly and knowledgable, and makes great drinks. Once we arrived at our table with a great overlooking view, the experience only got better. Our server was prompt and professional, and I LOVED seeing the teamwork in action–– it was a well oiled machine! Every encounter was pleasant, and the management goes out of their way to make you feel special. Our bison and lamb were phenomenal!!! Thank you so much.

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B
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greystone is a fabulous restaurant with hip decor, lovely ambiance and excellent food. Gabrielle was my waiter and knew the menu inside and out as well as the wine list. He made 2 excellent recommendations that paired beautifully with my filet. He was the ultimate professional and has impeccable timing. I'll be returning soon. Lovely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The service was top notch but the food was way to expensive for the quality. I had the oysters and they came out looking like someone tour them up shucking them. Then I had the prime rib eye. It came with all the best part (the outer most tender marbled part) removed. I had a side of mushrooms which was very good. My wife had the truffle fries. She said they tasted like they were not cooked in truffle oil but had truffle oil poured on them after. She had the filet and said it was nothing special. We shared a desert which was tiny and just okay. The shocker came when we got the bill (including two cocktails and 2 glasses of average wine) and it was $278. So with a tip for great service it came to about $330.

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VO
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was nice but to expensive for what you received

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! We came in around 8pm and the place was still buzzing with life. We had the Tuna tartar and raw oysters to start and they were both so fresh! Our waiter was really knowledgeable and helped guide us through our meal. We both had steaks for our entrees, I had the tomahawk steak and my business partner had the Japanese waygu, both which were cooked to a beautiful med rare. The wine was great too. Overall it was a very worthwhile experience from start to finish. I would reccomend this restaurant for any sort of professional setting.

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C
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There are better choices for a good steak dinner. While it was better than most mid-level steakhouses, it's comparable restaurants are better, in my opinion.

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JR
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday! The food and service were fantastic

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KP
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place. nice atmosphere, great food, great service. very enjoyable. highly recommend

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greystone is truly one of the best dining experiences in San Diego. I enjoy their amazing food and staff... top notch, personable, professional and pleasant. I always recommend Greystone to people for dining.

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RF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I will never go to this restaurant again. I took my husband there for his 30th birthday because he loves wagyu. We were seated basically in the kitchen. The area next to our table served as a spot for wait staff to duck into if the hallway got too crowded. The sound from the kitchen was deafening. We were asked when we sat down if we would like cocktails before wine. We asked just for wine and 40 minutes later, and 3 separate viewings of the wine menu we finally had a sip of wine. The first time we were told what we ordered didn't come in a half bottle, then after pointing to the half bottle line item on the menu, apparently that wine was 86'd (the bar waitress suggested maragaritas instead...), then finally we ordered a suggested bottle only to hear that too was out. This was a Saturday night at 7 pm. The couple next to us had similar issues with their cocktails. We saw our waitress a total of 5 times the whole meal. Other wait staff tried to jump in several times because it was clear we were waiting a long time (I am thankful that they were willing to help). The food was fine but we ended up spending considerable money on a meal that was completely ruined by terrible service and ambiance. Any given member of the wait staff's butt was 3 feet from my face during 70% of the meal because they kept ducking into the area next to our table. This review only covers the very basics of what went wrong that night.

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BW
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was great! I would not go back and pay that much for a mediocre steak.

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BC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I was disappointed at the level of attention and service from the waiter. He seemed disinterested in providing good service to our table even though he seemed energetic and attentive with other guests/tables. He forgot to bring small items several times, took a lot of time to check up on the table and was not much help. I considered not tipping the guy which I almost never do.

So disappointed, I liked this place and brought some friends from out of state to try it out. Not doing it again.

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CB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a reservation and took 30 minutes to get seated at a crappy table. We left. Told the concierge at our hotel not to recommend this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Cloying, frenetic service. Hostess declined to seat us at our reserved time despite many tables being free, and instead pushed us to the bar first for drinks. Food was fine, but ridiculously overpriced given the ambience, service, offering. Sides are a joke, both in quantity and presentation—not sufficient to be shared “for the table”; more of a side dish for one or two. Came home to find someone else’s leftovers in our to-go bag. The restaurant doesn’t answer their phone; when they do, the responses are curt and you’re cut off. Note corkage fee is $35/bottle. Treated a full-priced gift certificate as if it was a discounted coupon. Superior alternative dining options abound. Will never return.

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BG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was fair. Service was slow and the staff seemed hurried.

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KS
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Over-rated and over-priced, poor services, presentations are good, food not fresh, busy and seemed popular, but I will not return.

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GL
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Don’t let the looks fool you. We’ve been by this place a million times and although I knew it was a prime restaurant, we always thought it was a small place. Well, wait until you get inside. Ample area, two floors, just a great place. The service and food were fantastic, drinks were spot on and we greatly enjoyed our experience. Will do again

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