Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

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A stylish departure from a traditional steakhouse, Greystone Prime Steakhouse and 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 & private wine room. Only steakhouse in San Diego to serve an international variety of Wagyu Beef: American Wagyu, Australian Greg Norman Farm, Miyazaki Prefecture Japanese Wagyu. This transcendent degree of marbling adds an extraordinary depth of flavor making Wagyu Beef the most tender, most succulent and best-tasting beef one can find.

Treat yourself to a fantastic dinner before curtain-call; walking distance of the Balboa Theater, Spreckels Theatre.
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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food is exceptional. Japanese Wagyu was amazing and the 31 day dry aged ribeye was beyond good.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took the earliest option and was seated upstairs. Service was exceptional and the steaks were cooked perfectly.

J
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than answered already, menu, bar, and service staff are excellent. I hope Greystone is in the Gaslamp for a long time to come.

RM
Boise
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am hooked- a single seat at the bar
Honestly every dish was exquisite, from the boar appetizer, to the NY strip, boar pasta, and of course - the truffle Mac and cheese. I've had a ton of truffle in my life, this was hands down the best truffle Mac I've ever had. Get it.

A
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well trained, professional wait staff combined with great food. Hard to beat. Dry aged prime beef is outstanding.

OT
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daisy and Rob at the bar are always fun and friendly!
The food is amazing every time!
Beef carpaccio and shaved Brussel sprout Caesar salad
Are a go to!

Their Oysters are the freshest and best!

This place never disappoints!

Thanks

JL
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience with great service and great food. Dinner was in the private dining room and we could have been happier

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

I was excited to celebrate my Anniversary. With so many options to choose from in the area, I picked Greystone. Here I go. The place is loud, the food is not all that (trust me) Oh and not to mention the price $$$$$. Appetizers, caprese salad and tuna tartare, no flavor. Steaks, Japense Wagyu, asked for it medium, got well done, no flavor. 80z filet, asked medium rare, got medium, was a little chewy. Definitely a let down.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Terrible service, food was terrible, our bread came after our appetizer, it was delivered just as our steaks came out. The food was not cooked to order. The lobster tail was over cooked, tough and salty. Food was salty and bland. Prices too high for bad service and bad food. I don’t understand why yelp and open table have great reviews for this restaurant—do not go here

AG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved my experience here, the location is perfect being in the Gaslamp! The restaurant was lit with an impeccable ambiance, candles, and even rose pedals/roses were given to couples who were celebrating anniversaries! The hostesses greeted us with kindness from the very beginning, and the servers provided excellent service throughout our entire experience! I was unsure of what to order and was guided with helpful suggestions that fit my taste!

As for the food, it exceeded my expectations! The timing was perfect, along with the portion sizes! I absolutely adored the table-side filet tartare, and have now discovered my favorite place to get balsamic-glazed Brussels sprouts! I had read that this restaurant had won the best steakhouse in San Diego and Gaslamp quarter, and after my first bite I completely agreed! This is the best steakhouse I’ve eaten at in California! I had asked for medium-rare and gotten everything I had wished for! Very flavorful and tender, and overall an 11/10 time! Thank you for this wonderful experience!!!!

RM
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steakhouse ever!
Food and drink combinations are on point and suggested amazingly from restaurant staff. Always delicious specials you can't find anywhere else. Our favorite downtown destination! Thank you Greystone!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment I walked in to the moment I walked out five stars. Greystone has amazing food, ambience, and wonderful service. Would highly recommend!

GG
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dry aged steaks. bone in rib eye and lobster tail looked amazing at the table next to us and we ordered that with the Japanese wagyu.
for sides we got lobster Mac&cheese and brussle sprouts
lava cake on fire and esssprrsso martini
we will be back for more of the veriety on the menu. the elk and the buffelo is calling my name

H
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steakhouses come and go, especially in the current economic climate. Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood is a 20-year staple in the Gaslamp, and after eating there for the first time yesterday evening I'm convinced it will be there for another couple decades.

A
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greystone was an amazing experience. Servers we’re very attentive and front of house was very welcoming. Sara was so helpful as well. Perfect for date night, would definitely come again.

D
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

My steak was over done. No lobster in lobster mac and cheese, but the flavor was good. Our table location was horrible. Too packed in and everytime someone walked by I was bumped and my coat and purse fell off the chair. Since our table was in path of travel to other tables I was bumped into every few minutes. No valet parking even though website states they offer it. I had to walk three blks in heels so my feet were hurting. Overall experience was poor. Do not plan on returning.

CM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Our reservation along with many many other couples was at 8pm. We didn't get seated and had to wait outside in a line until 8:55pm. Everything took a very long time, but the 1 hour wait to get in even after having a reservation 1 month in advance was ridiculous.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Waited an hour and 15mins on valentines when our reservation was at 8pm. The server was extremely annoyed and acted as if no one could see his attitude. The food was not worth the price. Never going there again and would not recommend to anyone.

A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best customer service ever thanks alot James the food had soo much flavor so delicious thanks to Sara for helping us out

RJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ruined our night!! Trust me you don’t want me to write 50 characters or more. Changed plans just to attend your place and didn’t even get pass the front door with 8pm reservations.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant was nice and service was excellent but

R
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There was absolutely no point in making a reservation. They didn't honor it and made me wait close to an hour after the time I had put down.

PV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

we had a 6:30 reservation, only to discover a line of people down the street, all with 6-630 reservations. Apparently they overbooked so much, seatings were over an hour past reservation times. Eventually we were convinced to go to the sister restaurant next door which had the same price fixe menu. We were seated right away, but then served an awful, tasteless meal of reheated salmon and some kind of green mush trying to pass as risotto.

WS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The line was one the door. We made reservations at 6 and showed up at 550. the line was out the door and we didn't get sited until 652. Management didn't let anyone know what was going on and when ask to cancel and waive the cancelation fee, they refused. I understand that it was valentines day but to not let people cancel was more then a little upsetting. Management needs to learn how to run that business a little better. For them to be that backed up and not let people cancel was not the right thing. I will never be returning to this business.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Our FIRST time coming here and it’s Valentine’s Day....HIGHLY DONT RECOMMEND. I had reservations for 6pm and we weren’t seated until 6:45. We have a fixed menu for the evening and my husbands, as well as the gentleman RIGHT BESIDE US, both had their 20oz steak arrive COLD. It is supposed to be a two hour meal but here we are at 9:04 still trying to get our bill. MAYBE it’s because it’s Valentine’s Day....but still. For ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS A PLATE NOT INCLUDING DRINKS......I’m highly unimpressed and don’t recommend. I feel robbed, COMPLETELY.

VC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience ever. They completely overbooked the place for Valentine’s Day. We arrived at 6 for our reservation and there was a line of maybe 30 people ahead of us. Management was nowhere to be found. Then when we finally got to the hostess stand at 6:30 we were told it would be another 30-40 minutes possibly before getting seated. We did choose a table out on the patio where they were just letting people in the waiting line stand there, blocking us from waiters.

KA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience4

I will never ever dine at Greystone again. They required a $30 deposit to make a reservation for Valentine’s Day, which I sort of understand. But when we arrived at our designated time of 6pm, we found that they had screwed up their entire reservation system and had severely overbooked. At least forty people were in line in front of us, all with reservations. We had to wait AN HOUR in line before even getting seated. When I told them about fifteen minutes into waiting that I was going to leave and wanted my $30 deposit returned, they said if I left they would keep my $30! What a sad way to run a business. They cannot run a reservation system properly and yet refused to let all of us out of our reservations. (I heard numerous other patrons in line complaining and wanting their deposits returned, to no avail.)
Then our steaks were undercooked but we were too aggravated to send them back and wait even longer. The entire night was a disaster. Never again.

AR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My review only includes the check in process since we ended up cancelling the reservation last minute. Reason being, they made an oversight and overbooked the seating resulting in overlapping reservations leading to long wait times and delays making a lot of people who made reservations frustrated. We luckily found an open slot in another location nearby meaning we have to cancel and just absorbing the cancellation fee. I hope their management will take this as a lesson and make sure it doesn’t happen again. I would maybe go back and try again but maybe not for a very long time.

DS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Found the steak and seafood excellent especially paired with the right sides. Waitress was very attentive and staff had no problem handling any and all request. Though it being Valentines Day and a bit chaotic everyone still seemed to move in harmony with taking care of their stations and tables along with helping each other out with theirs

f
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great time and it was a romantic night. Will be back again.

LS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Never got side dish or coffee & my husband was asked to leave the table, while I went to the restroom. He was told, there was a 2 hour limit, while we had been there less than 90 minutes.

W
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The dinner was fantastic. However, the pricing was very odd. I am a private chef and deal with exotic meats all the time. Also, some higher-end restaurants will discount glasses of wine to the price of a bottle when the customer goes way over, we were still charged by the glass. Overall great food, service, and atmosphere but extremely pricey. I would go back, just was a little discouraged.

C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious but the service was terrible. We didn’t get check on the manger took our check book with out us even paying yet. We felt really pressured to leave bc it seemed like they wanted to turn around our table for other guest. Drink weren’t refilled and food came late. The server even took my dates salad plate mid chewing, with out asking if she was done. Which by the way she was not. If the food wasn’t soo good the place would not be worth the dining experience.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always but the bartender was borderline rude.

H
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you again Greystone Steakhouse for always being on-top with your service and food.
20 OZ Bone In Rib Eye- Cooked to perfection (medium)
Wagyu Beef with Shaved Truffle (the softest meat ever that cuts with a butter knife)
Tomahawk Steak (Shared with my girlfriend because it's huge)
PorterHouse shared with friends (HUGE)
Bourbon Pork Chop cooked well done
Oyster Rockefeller (mmmm)
Calamari (not a favorite of mine)
Ridge Buffalo Carpaccio (One of my favorites)
Wild Boar Sausage
Prime Filet Tartare (One of my favorites)
and many more....

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great customer service and great food

o
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place Rocks!! Bartender is the best and food was awesome

NR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate at the bar. Service was prompt. Bourbon Manhattan excellent. Rib eye steak in bone grilled to medium rare perfection. Attractive lay out.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

j
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your looking for a Great Steakhouse in San Diego. Graystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood is the place. A very nice upscale restaurant in the Gaslamp / Downtown area. The GM Sara and her staff are friendly with great service. The menu is great with a great selection of appetizers, salads, entrées, and great specialty drinks. So of my favorites are the Crab-cake, BLT Salad, Boar Sausage and Brussel Sprout and of course a filet. But was is Really Amazing Delicious is the Wagyu Beef. Had a wonderful dinner and evening out. Want a wonderful meal and time out Graystone's is the place.