Lionfish Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
**Happy Hour is offered DAILY 5-7 p.m within Lionfish, on a first come first serve basis (see below for Happy Hour Menu).
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Octopus - Spain
Scallops - Maine
Crispy Shallots, Sherry Ponzu, Brown Butter Aioli
Happy Hour Food and Drink Specials Nightly!
Enjoy $1 Oysters, $6 Drafts, $8 Wine, $10 Cocktails and $9 Bites from 5-7pm nightly
Drinks were avg, wine pour was heathy, dbl bourbon was not and the White Russian was terrible...did not even drink it. Sushi was excellent and appetizers were good. I live here in DT and I would go to Water Grill next time. I do enjoy your HH on Sundays though.
Thank you for your making my Birthday experience fun and enjoyable.
All good place to go if you have a business meeting
Food was delicious. Fortunately for us/unfortunately for Lionfish, it was not busy. I think our server was new, really nice but didn't seem to know the menu well and made obvious favorite recommendation for the high priced items when asked for suggestions. Didn't seem to know wines either. Would have liked to sit in the back dining area but they were not seating that room which looked relaxing and comfortable. We had the octopus, big eye and albacore sushi and split the sea bass with a side of brussel spouts and squash. All amazing! Will return for another chance to try more menu items.
Lionfish was great. We had a group of 12 in town for a business conference, and at at Lionfish at 7pm. The food and service was great.
Food, service, and drinks were all great. Select wines were featured and 40% off the bottle, which was great. Tried a nice Sav Blanc that I added to my list of favorites. Tuna pizza was different than anything I have tried and delicious. Followed by the spicy octopus and surf and turf sushi roll, all were very tasty. Would definitely go back again.
The info that tells you about the great specials til 7:00 ($1 oysters, etc.) doesn't tell you that those are only served at the bar. You can also order from the full menu at the bar. But, I had been seated at a table and then had to move to take advantage of those. The oysters were fresh and delicious, as was the mignotte sauce. Rockfish hand roll was a good size and tasty, but not very spicy. Seared albacore plate also delicious. The flan was very good but pricey for the size of the portion. Service was slow - people who ordered after me were served and I was still waiting. But, it improved when i called it to the bartender's attention.
Great Happy Hour deal, that’s the only reason “value” gets two stars. Everything else was pretty poor.
Had reservations on Friday evening, arrived about 5 minutes late to a half-empty restaurant. No one in line. Still waited 10 minutes for a table after the hostess very rudely pointed out that “you guys were late, so I gave your table away.” Again, restaurant half empty with no walk-in wait. When finally seated, they took us past 10-15 empty tables to a back table next to the waitstaff station, and we were treated to hearing every single word they had to say to each other (talking about their work troubles, gossip, other tables).
The happy hour, honestly, is one of the better ones in the city; $1 oysters that goes until 7:00pm. Really good deal. That’s the only reason to tolerate their poor service.
But once 7:00pm passes, you’re grotesquely overpaying for food you could get at a run-of-the-mill Bonefish Grill for about half of the price. If I had the choice, I’d steer clear of visiting again unless I really NEEDED $1 oysters until 7.
Delicious cocktails, fun menu. May be louder later in the evening
Found this restaurant on Opentable and we were delighted. We didn’t know about the sushi menu and ended up just splitting oysters and different styles sushi. I’m still thinking about how amazing my meal was and would definitely want to go back if I’m in the area again!
Food was great and a nice menu with variety. Sat upstairs so we could look down and people watch as well. Had a great server who made some excellent suggestions on the food choices. Very quick service as well. It is now one of our favorite places to go eat. will be back.
Our filets had good texture but no flavor
I love the food I ordered, and server did give us good suggestions.
Overall a great meal and experience! Bartender was attentive, food was really really good - the rock shrimp dish was huge and super yum- would have paid same price for half. Steaks were perfect, server disappeared once but other staff made up for it. Would totally come back as many of the other food we saw walk by looked great.
The noise level was uncomfortable for us. The seating was also not great, we had to keep scooting up to the table to eat our food. The food was good, but some older members of our group were not happy to find the pork chop was battered as well as having sauce.
We realize this is a trendy place, but we were a mixed age group and would have been happier with a quieter environment.
Unfortunately the prefix menu for Valentine’s Day was a disappointment. The food was not nearly as good as I would expect for the price. But the worst part was that we had a vegetarian in our party. Instead of serving her something she could eat, they put the “it comes out with every meal” seafood starters in front of her. I cannot believe that for $95 a plate they couldn’t be bothered to give her a vegetarian choice. The only thing she could eat was the cauliflower steak and she left hungry. Very disappointed. :(
It’s an overpriced restaurant for what it is. The service was good but the food just didn’t stand up to it’s full potential
Our Valentines Day dinner was amazing! Course after course, we enjoyed it thoroughly. The amuse bouche was incredible especially the oyster. Between the 4 of us we tried all on the prefixe menu. Every morsel was exceptional!! When we first sat down and were presented the menu, we were a bit shocked at the $95 price but decided to roll the dice since it was a special occasion- it was worth every penny!
Great job and kudos to the Chef!!
$95 for a pre set menu is ridiculous and the food portion was small and gross
Valentines Day Pre-fix was great!!
The restaurant gets pretty loud and they ignored our request for a quieter seating and popped us into the middle of the room. I only recommend this place very early or very late when the noise dies down. Hard to even hear the server sometimes.
The food is great and the servers are really nice and helpful - they do have gluten free options and I appreciate that. We’d really go here a lot more if they put down rugs and/or hung tapestries to cut the noise down. We generally go here when our other restaurant (which doesnt have as good food but where you can have a conversation) is doing a special menu we can’t eat.
The food and server were awesome! The hostess was the worst. We had a reservation and had to wait 40 minutes while she piled people in ahead of us. Terrible!
Simply fantastic!! Ambiance, service and food - amazing!! I never take l left overs home......but the sushi and shrimp was to good to leave behind. Make a great lunch the next day. Highly recommend this restaurant!!
I arrived at the restaurant and was seated by a very pleasant hostess. So far so good. I am starving. 5 minutes go by. Nothing. Call over a bus boy and ask him to please get our waiter. He (very nicely) agrees and comes back to tell me that we will be helped soon. Three more minutes go by. I ask the same bus boy again he leaves and comes back with the same message. It is now 12 minutes after we have been seated: no drink order taken; neither hide nor hare of a waiter. At the 15 minute mark we leave. The only thing I can truthfully say about that wholly-unprofessional and disappointing experience is that - the bus boy was a hard worker.
Excellent food and service. Servers were beyond amazing. I highly recommend and we will be back.
The food was quite good. Our server was intermittent and not great - bare minimum. The vibe is cool. Unfortunately, bit down on a sushi roll to discover a piece of glass about the size of a dime embedded in my roll. While the manager apologized and the restaurant covered the food, I still paid for about 50% of the bill which is interesting considering things could have gone much worse with glass in my mouth. Unlikely to return based on restaurants response to incident.
One of our favorite new spots in San Diego! The octopus and shishito peppers are awesome for starters! Had the evening special spiny lobster. So delicious. Chocolate layered cake for dessert!
My husband and I stayed at the Pendry in San Diego at the beginning of February. We decided to try one of their restaurants for dinner. There are several things that we liked about it and some we didn't. First, it's very conveniently located since we stayed at the hotel. It is a very beautiful restaurant as well. Very classy! Our server was very polite and made some suggestions of things we could try. The food was pretty good. We had three things from the menu and shared them. I really liked two of the three. The third was just meh. The wine and my husband's saki was quite good. The biggest thing we didn't care for is the vibe. I think it's because we were a bit older than the crowd they are trying to draw. Not a bad thing; just not our scene.