Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

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A stylish departure from a traditional steakhouse, Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood embraces a Vegas flare on a traditional San Diego’s Gaslamp landmark. Voted one of the Top 5 Steakhouses in California by Best Things California and San Diego by Money Inc. Indulge in our timeless menu that offers USDA Prime and Angus Steaks, international selection of hand-cut Wagyu and an eclectic variety of wild game including elk, wild boar, and bison. 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. 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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Thursday, November 28, 2019

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FF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Got the 20 oz prime 21 day aged bone in ribeye for $64 ..did not meet my expectations ..especially for a prime ribeye...and the bone was about two inches long...so not much bone in flavor. The lobster bisque was excellent. Service was slow after they took our order

N
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

They hard sell you in over priced wine

g
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience. Beautiful dining room with a good view of the wine cellar. 20 oz. Bone-in ribeye steak was perfectly cooked.
Side dishes selected were creamed spinach, mashed potatoes and broccoli. All very well prepared.
Server was knowledgeable and courteous. Only mistake he made was that he did not tell us that still water cost $7 a bottle for a total of $14. He had asked us only which type of water we wanted.
Restaurant advertised that it validated Horton Plaza Parking but lot attendant supervisor did not accept Greystone validation.

JZ
Miami
139 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was good, hostess and manager VERY accommodating and professional.
Waiter was not so good, kept trying to push most expensive items and would interrupt our conversation several times for nothing in particular important.
Then as appetizers served introduced us to our new waiter because he was going home.
Menu had creative and different items which I enjoyed such as Wild Boar sausage for appetizer and Elk chop for dinner.
Wine list was fantastic as well, many great selections.
Prices are on the high side, we spent $150 per person total but definitely quality food.
If not for annoying waiter it would have been much more enjoyable ( our waiter replacement was much better).

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

In town to visit Family. Seated 45 mins after reservation. Then waited another 15 mins to have drink order taken. Once someone figured out we were seated in their section efforts were made to improve service. But first impressions are hard to change.

The food was just okay for the money.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greystone is the place that I visit every time I am in San Diego!
Japanese wagyu with lobster tail is what I love.
Service is top notch and the ambiance and the decor is incredible

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for a date night. Food was slightly salty but overall delicious. Loved the Greystone Martini! Would definitely go again.

JG
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This restaurant was so overcrowded that there was no room for the staff to work. Both my husband's and my son's chair were constantly bumped into by waitstaff throughout the meal. Our waiter was abrupt and rude and seemed to be as miserable as we were. The food was just passable definitely not worth the cost. My lamb chops were thin and overdone. Of 6 of us, only one person who ordered the chicken was pleased with their meal. Also, after going downstairs, back past the kitchen I find a line outside the bathroom 6 women deep as they only have 1 stall for a 2 story restaurant packed with people. There are many better options in the San Diego area.

MP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

I would not recommend Greystone. I had made a reservation weeks before and on the day of the reservation an hour prior I received a text that it was cancelled so I immediately called and they said ok I could come in. We were a party of 14 we all have kids we got babysitters and were looking to enjoy a nice dinner and catch up. When we arrived we were sat in two different tables squished together in the bar area that was super crowded and people kept passing by and bumping us. I asked to get a table together and I was told they were booked so they couldn’t accommodate us I said I made this reservation weeks prior and I would like to sit together so they ended us moving us around but they looked very upset as they were doing it.
So to the food, it was not steak house level food at all. The portions were extremely small and the wagyu beef was definitely not wagyu quality. Sides were not included and the lava cake was dry with no flavor. I would never eat here again.
The only thing that was positive was our waiter. He was very friendly very helpful and kept checking on us which was nice.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best wagyu in San Diego

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J
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was DELICIOUS. However, if you're planning to box anything to take home, specify that you want the whole plate (sauces, meat, sides, small pieces, large pieces etc.) We had a porkchop plate with leftover meat from my husband's dish, my porkchop, and sides and we got home to discover only the porkchop was boxed.

MF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

It was entirely too loud however I get it was Restaurant Week and a Friday night in the Gaslamp. They were understaffed and there was not enough seats. They made a makeshift table for us under the stairs. My steak was not cooked to my liking and they didn't ask if it was or if everything was good. The hostess did her best as people were yelling at her if they were not seated in a timely manner.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Was surprised when bill came. I think because we were a large group, they thought they could add to menu without us noticing.... especially on liquor!

P
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a anniversery...the attention from the hostes to the waiter was outstanding!
Fantastic food with superior attention to detail!..great memories ..will eeturn as soon as we can..recommend 100!!!!!!!

OT
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! This place sits in the middle of all the bars and eateries on 5th street, but it is truly a 1st class steak house!

T
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

took too long, spacing between each course was excessive.

GD
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Unfortunately a terrible experience with poor service and one of the worst center cut filet mignon steaks I have ever had. Baked potatoes were under cooked as well. It would be impossible to have worst service as waiter never even asked if we needed anything until we finished. The only positive was that the manager did her best to make things right so I will write it off to simply a bad meal given the many positive reviews I have read. Given how nice the manager was I suspect most of the reviews are accurate and we were simply unlucky.

RG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a party of 8 and made reservations via OpenTable. Later on, I received an email from the restaurant in order to confirm our reservations we had to sign a form and adding an additional 20% service charge which was ridiculous. It was SDRW week and we picked this place since it had $50 & $60 menu and it was closed to show we were going to watch at 7:30 p.m. With having reservations, they placed our table right when you come in, I guess that's the only place they can accommodate a table for 8. The food wasn't great and the service was horrible (maybe because they knew they were already getting a big tip). Sad! We didn't have time to eat our dessert since the time was getting close to our show and we were going to walk to San Diego Civic Center so we asked our server if he can box it up. We came as a couple and after awhile he handed us a couple bags where our desert was. We had to figure out who had what as we all didn't drive together or lived in the same household. Highly don't recommend this place, there are better places that don't tack on an additional 20% service charge.

VJ
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food here..........;()(;($$$;4;

E
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was slow, we were not looked after as well as some of the other older and more well dressed customers which was very insulting. Very over priced for what you get, steak is average and the elk was horrendous had to send back, will not visit again

C
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The meat was good and the service excellent but I find it extremely expensive!

BE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service partnered with great food!

AF
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. This was truly a treat as it was the first time that 4 of our 6 had ever had Wagyu, let alone A5 Grade Wagyu. We had perfect pairings on the wine and were even provided a complimentary 20yr old tawny port after dinner.

The only negative came toward the end of the meal, when the 20 person table next to us was seated and the noise level rose to such a degree that we could no longer hear our own conversation. When 20 people decide that they're the only people in the room, they should either be offered a private room or be politely encouraged to tone it down. Cattle prods strategically applied to the necks of loudmouth offenders might also suffice, but more for the entertainment value of other guests and much less so for the legal fees of the restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The overall experience was good. The food tasted great. The only issue I had was that the restroom area smelled like a trash dumpster.

W
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Mains - eh, some steaks very good, such as Tomahawk and Porterhouse, Wagu A5 preparation fair, Filet so-so and somewhat dry.

Sides: Mushrooms below average, dry and not much taste. Portions small. Lobster Max and Cheese- ok.

Wines: Good selections.

Decent overall, but nothing to bring me back for a second visit.

SK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!
We were there Saturday Sept. 7th.
Food was fantastic. Our server brought my girlfriend and I two glasses of champagne because it was her 25th birthday, as well as a delicious chocolate cake/pudding. Very thoughtful (it was a lady yet I forgot her name) server who was attentive and did a wonderful job.
5/5
Definately would go back!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Food is excellent. This is a very noisy venue in which it was impossible to hear our server. Found service staff had a bit of an attitude which, when combined with the noise, made interaction with service staff an unpleasant experience. This is not a restaurant to which I would return or recommend.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Lobster Mac n cheese to die for and the Waygu Beef was so flavorful! Wonderful wine list too!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was better than Ruth Chris or Flemings and the service was the best.

GD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had at Greystone was great. The calamari app was crunchy and tasty. The prime rib was cooked the way I wanted it (medium rare), and the side potato puree was tasty and well seasoned. But what made our experience here special was our server, Bryan T. He was very knowledgable and made great suggestions. He was very attentive and friendly. I will definitely go back when I go to SD.

PS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food quality was perfect and a very large selection of gourmet meals to satisfy discerning couples. Wild game, Asian Beef. Highly recommend. We enjoyed it throughly!

JR
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and the service were very good, although our ribeye steak was under-cooked. And we expected this eatery to be somewhat pricey and we would have been perfectly fine with that. But this restaurant's prices are laughably, preposterously high. They are just not worth the money. The atmosphere is nice but nothing spectactular to justify the preposterous amount you pay for entrees.

EM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The food was very very good.

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server did not explain the specials or the menu, food was just ok for the price

VA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was slow but food was good overall, the drinks and ambiance was great!

MD
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place to celebrate a birthday with someone special. Definitely get the aged bone-in rib eye. soooo good!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff are awesome and so welcoming. We have a soft spot for James, for sure!! The food was spectacular and we will definitely be back!

JM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional! We celebrated our Anniversary and the staff had the table setup with rose petals and we received complimentary champagne and desert. Aside from this the wait staff was superb! They checked in on us frequently and even provided a lot of great recommendations and information on menu items to include the certificate of authenticity of the Wagyu as well as the meat in its precooked form. Wonderful restaurant! We will definitely be going again.

m
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service would recommend going for a special occasion as it is expensive

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