OSETRA Seafood & Steaks

4.2
942 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Osetra Seafood and Steaks; voted the Best Seafood Restaurant in the heart of Gaslamp Quarter. Inside, the only 30 foot Wine Tower in all of San Diego, complete with our award-winning wine list! Our menu is classic, yet contemporary. Osetra offers locally-sourced seafood and sushi where consistency in execution and highlighting the fish itself is a priority. Osetra Seafood boasts a sleek and energetic bar, elegant private dining rooms, and a three-story wine tower. Our extensive award-winning wine list and seasonally curated craft cocktails will exceed expectations. Our Fishhouse lends the perfect balance between fresh seafood, chic decor, and impeccable service. Voted best seafood in San diego

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JBJB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good but expensive for the quality. I've paid less for better food and service, this was a 3.5 star restaurant at a 5 star price.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, the manager and staff went out of their way to make us feel extra special and welcomed. The food was amazing. Service was impeccable!

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JohnV
Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Just reopened and they did a good job food was great but it's virus time and they just opened

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Giselle
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great!! Thank you for a wonderful expletive!! Elena the hostess was amazing

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vipZeeJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed. Why would you list it as open and it wasn’t? We had to find somewhere else to eat.

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LaTashaL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I just do not believe they quality of food was worth the price. For one, the ceviche, I could tell, was seasoned with Old Bay. That's a big no for me. My fiance's Lamb Osso Buco tasted as if they used Campbell's beef stew.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The service started out to be good then went down hill once we got our drinks and apps. Which the apps had no flavor to them. We also ordered a lobster pasta that was recommended by the waiter and it has muscles in it as well. We had the order Split and although it was a lot of food, it didn't taste good. All of the shells were empty, the crab was so chewy and the pasta was dry. And to top it all off that plate cost $89. We didn't make it a big deal becuase it seemed pointless as no one checked on us until we got the bill.

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RHN3
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Pleasant evening, but didn't rock my world. Everything was good, but a bit too cosmopolitan mechanical. Came away with no sense of personality of the restaurant; it was interchangeable with many others that I have eaten at and do not remember by name or place. In a group where conversation was going to carry the evening and I wanted good food in a supporting role rather than demanding center stage, OSETRA was a good choice based on menu options and atmosphere.

In fairness to OSETRA, fears of COVID-19 are sweeping the country and having a huge impact on the hospitality industry. I have some question whether I got an accurate read on the "normal" OSETRA.

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ShayneM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were visiting San Diego and were looking for somewhere to have a nice dinner date. After reading tons of reviews I chose Osetra.

When entering there is a weird smell in the restaurant. The ambiance was perfect a date/special occasion. Food looks awesome, but the taste was good not great.

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RamziK
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fresh fish very delicious. Bread and butter is superb. Amount of fish is small.

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Marinuso
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Value for money , delicious food and great service.

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vipHRFIII
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Osetra. The food was great and the service was excellent. It is in a great location in the Gaslamp Quarter and the setting is very nice. This is a 'repeat' in our minds.

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deborahg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was best restaurant we ate at in San Diego. Excellent service we all had seafood and we couldn’t decide what was best. So many choices on menu it was difficult to choose

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and it did not disappoint. The service was extraordinary from start to finish. We shared the octopus as an appetizer. Our main dishes were scallops and swordfish, cooked just right. Dessert was light and fluffy lemon cake. Yum! Wait service was wonderful (Arturo). Highly recommend for a fine dining experience.

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Cinti
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

For the prices, the food portions were good but the taste was just ok. The bus staff was very good and attentive, the wait staff was not quite that of the dining experience you expect at a place like this. Also, per the website, parking was to be validated. When asked about the validation we were told "sorry, we don't validate anymore. We need to take that off the website." Kind of disappointing considering we just spent a good amount of money on the dinner and drinks and then had to pay double the parking fee in the parking garage because of Osetra's lack of updating their information.

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Betty
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice seafood place, everything a bit pricy but also very tasty so worth it.

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dede
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a truly fabulous restaurant. Service was outstanding. Food was excellent.

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vipMargaretE
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

I rated ambiance low because for the second time we had to dine with our coats on as did other diners due to air conditioning. We did complain but nothing changed. The tables near the bar area are uncomfortable!!

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ScottH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant was outstanding, money well spent.

OpenTable has $8 parking for Osetra listed at Horton Plaza parking, email said park and ask for validation at resturant. Osetra and Horton Plaza parking does not honor that, we paid $25 for parking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Horrible. We were there for Valentine’s Day at 8pm with a reservation. The evening was completely Mis-managed, and the servers and kitchen could not keep up with demand. Friendly staff, but after 2 and a half hours we still hadn’t received our meal and had to leave. The manager comped our wine and soup, and we walked down the street and just got a burger and beer. Made for a funny Valentine story anyway!

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vipGregS
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Being Valentines Day, it's not fair to judge Osetra on just this experience. We've dined here in the past and it's been much better. The place was packed and the servers were running wild. Even though loud, you could still hold a conversation without screaming. My main complaint was that my food was luke warm when I received it, I also feel the prices are on the high side, mostly due to the location of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day is always a sh*tshow downtown, but making a reservation on OpenTable, confirming we would get a nice table, and checking in with the restaurant to confirm the menu details was a total breeze. Exceptional service from the host staff during a stressful/crowded/over-demanding night, but my only disappointment was forgetting our server’s name because he deserved recognition for handling his section’s crowd. Lots of stuffy couples with their noses in the air, haha. Bravo to he and the rest of the wait staff last night. Well done. The chefs and kitchen already know how it’s done and continue to deliver year after year. I can always expect delicious fare that never disappoints. 😘😘😘

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VincentB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was great just wish our server would of checked on us more often. But good place will go again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Valentine’s Day dinner with my fiancé was a disappointment. His steak was significantly undercooked, and my salmon lacked flavor. The deserts also lacked in that they seemed pre-packaged and lackluster. The music resembled a night club and did not create the ambiance desired for a romantic meal. I expected much more for the $250 price tag.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was overpriced for quality. Steaks were ok, but near room temp when we got it. Service was not good at all for what you come to expect from a high-end steakhouse (inattentiveness was major issue). we had to flag down waitress when we wanted something.

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vipBacka
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While visiting San Diego, we celebrated Valentine's Day at this restaurant. The service was outstanding as was the food. Everything was prepared perfectly. It was a nice romantic setting and close enough to our hotel to walk.

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Lovetodineout
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner with friends for one of their birthdays. It was our third time dining here. I had the Sea Bass which was amazing and cooked to perfection! One friend had the stuffed sole and one had the lamb chops. They both said their dishes were great! We shared a serving of the lobster mashed potatoes which I could have had as a main course -- they are that good!!! We will definitely be back!

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RafaelV
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was outstanding. My only complaint was the size of table.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We brought our friends to Ostera for the food and the experience of the wine tower. We were terribly disappointed that the staff was not climbing the tower due to a problem. The food was wonderful, as we’ve experienced in the pas, but we were not happy that the spectacular wine tower (which is greatly advertised) was not operating. I hope the owner gets everything working for our next visit to San Diego.

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BombProof09
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter went above and beyond and made us feel like regulars. He was very friendly and knowledgeable of the specials and menu and helped us feel at home making sure we got exactly what we were in the mood for. Our filets were out of this world and I really enjoyed the lobster mashed potatoes. We don’t remember his name but we hope he gets the kudos he deserves! Thanks for a great date night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Very bad cuts of beef around the table. Seafood was over cooked. Prices are way to high for the lack of quality. We had an attentive server - but the overall experience lacked what you would expect at this price range. The atmosphere was run down- the wine tower was not in operation and bathrooms were more like a gas station, not fine dining. Skip this joint!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it!! Would come here again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Last Friday 1/24- I wrote on yelp
Oh my gosh! Our reservations were at 6:30 and it is 8:10 and we were served our side dishes but still waiting for our main courses. Hilarious our waiter said - did u enjoy ur food and are u ready for dessert !!! Where is our main course ? Who runs this restaurant ! Literally writing this review as we continue to wait for our food! Not coming back! How do you forget the main course!

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vipJulia
Central Coast
27 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience4

I actually kind of pike our evening but i and mt husband got really sick so cannot speak highly about food quality. I also belive it is pretty limited menu.

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RobLogan
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great space, helpful and courteous staff, great menu selection. Will definitely recommend to friends, colleagues, and family. The best restaurant and dining experience in downtown San Diego so far!

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Knox
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osetra was terrific. Just what we wanted and staff was so nice.

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smd744
Buckinghamshire
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although this is on the face of it a sea food restaurant, I had a wonderful New York Strip Sirloin steak here. Super quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Was my first and last time on this place.

Even with reservation we have to wait 30 minutes and the service was not so good as the food.

The oysters are as the same size as a coin

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HollyR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I would have felt cheated spending $60 on the meal I had and our bill was over $300. The food was absolutely awful. Cheap cuts of meat improperly cooked. Boxed pasta. Raw brussel sprouts. And to top it off STONE COLD pecan pie? What a joke! My husband and I were legitimately angry when we left. The chef should be fired.

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OSETRA Seafood & Steaks is rated 4.2 stars by 942 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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