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OSETRA Seafood & Steaks

4.2
698 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
In the heart of Gaslamp Quarter and walking distance from The Convention Center and main Downtown Hotels
OSETRA Seafood & Steaks combines a stylish- modern ambiance with California flavors , high end USDA Prime Steaks and we are one of the only restaurants in San Diego serving Australian and Japanese A9 wagyu grade beef combined with the most outstanding fresh Seafood . OSETRA Seafood & Steaks offers a full bar , craft cocktails and a Raw Bar in a playful and sophisticated chic ambiance . OSETRA was stablished in 2004 and has become one of the top destinations in Gaslamp suggesting a new vision for Downtown San Diego dinning.
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Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(619) 239-1800
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Vincenzo Loverso
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Catering
We offer a variety of banquet events menus, that can be tailored to your event. Prices start at $59 per person for a 3-course dinner. Contact us at events@osetrafishhouse.com for more info.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E Street
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Parking details
Valet Parking is offered on E street side of the restaurant, between 5th and 4th avenue. Rate is $10 from 4pm to 11 pm. Monday through Thursday. And $15 on the weekend including Friday from 4pm to 11pm.
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Entertainment
Happy Hour Monday - Sunday 4: 00 to 6:30 pm
Late Happy Hour Sunday - Thursday 9:00 to close
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Special events & promotions
Osetra is one of the largest venues in Gaslamp San Diego with a 320 guest capacity
ATLANTIC PRIVATE ROOM 16 guests
PACIFIC PRIVATE ROOM 30 guests
BAR LOUNGE 100 GUESTS
MEZZANINE SECOND FLOOR 200 guests
As well as semi-private area and full venue buy outs.
We offer a variety of banquet events menus, that can be tailored to your event. Contact us at events@osetrafishhouse.com for more information.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Pacific Private Room that seats up to 30 guests and the Atlantic Room seating 16 guests. Also a larger Semi-Private Area called the North America seating up to 45 guests.

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What 698 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.7
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Over all the meal was ok. I got oysters that had grains in them and the shells had broken into shards when they had been opened so there were shell chunks in my oysters. My dish was ok. The flavour was very weak and milky. My boyfriends dish was rather good though and the seaweed salad is pretty good. The big save of the night though was the lava cake. That was the only thing I’d genuinely recommend

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The reason this restaurant did not receive a five star rating for service is due th the error made by the host who met and seated us. He asked if we had reservation (we did) and he then acted as if he did not see it listed. As a result, we were not checked in in order to receive our Open Table Points. The rest of the evening went very well. Enjoyed the food and the setting.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Good food, very nice presentation but kind of pricey

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great meal. I was visiting San Diego for one night and the concierge at the hotel recommended Osetra. It was a great choice. Had the scallops and they were prepared to perfection. Looking forward to a return visit.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I a bit ambivalent about this restaurant. Our server was excellent. The ambience and location were very good. I had filet (beef) which was overcooked and very expensive for the just average quality of the meat. I can buy it easily locally and prepare it better. Non - inclusion of any side dish was disappointing. Companion had stuffed sole which was excellent. Crab cakes, small amount for price, but above average. In short, good seafood, not good for beef, way overpriced, good service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Modern elegant decor and amazing food. It was the perfect Date night, but expect to pay for the quality you get.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food is very good and the service as well. Good wine list. But the tables are much too close together.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Took the family here on our last night in San Diego. Great spot in Gaslamp district. Food was outstanding, order a variety of apps and entrees, and everyone one of them was terrific (steaks, seafood, etc). Highly recommend Osetra!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Went there for bday celebration. Great food and reasonable prices. Nice ambiance

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food not great- very expensive

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The decor was stylish & the food was wonderful but was overshadowed by the dance music that was played far too loudly.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We go here every time we are visiting San Diego
It never disappoints

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Amazing experience all around. Food was unbelievably delicious particularly the crab cakes and wagyu beef. Server Andrew was excellent, personable, and attentive without being intrusive. GM Giovanni went above and beyond to make the experience special. He orchestrates a wonderfully run operation. Grazie Mille.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Had a delicious dinner with fresh and well presented seafood!!! Service is exceptional. Every employee greets you when you walk in. Andre was our waiter and he was attentive and informative. The wine wall is very cool with an angel that actually is hoisted up to retrieve wine bottles. Ambience very nice!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food was good as was the service. It is a noisy place however.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Excellent food and service. Great bourbon choices

Very ggood and friendly service in nice atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We used to come to this restaurant all the time to get their seafood tower and it was always amazing however, this time it was awful! Everything had a muddy taste, the mussels were chewy & tasted bad, and the scallops (which are my favorite!) were not the large ones they used to serve-they were brownish & uncleaned & tasted awful!! Our waiter was very apologetic & comped us the platter, but I really just wanted a good seafood platter!! Such a shame!!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great service, food was just okay

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD HAPPY HOUR. TRY THE OCTOPUS! DRINKS AND APP'S WERE VERY GOOD.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Overall, a very nice meal. Very authentic atmosphere and very good food. My only complaint is the linguine seafood special was way more expensive than regular entrees with no warning.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Good food and service A little too noisy for a business dinner

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Our group chose this restaurant for the "wine angel" fame. Not only we didn't see any wine angels, the place was so noisy that we had to scream to hear each other. The food was very late and horrible. The steaks feom our table were sent back 3 times and came back cold and overcooked. On top of that everything was overly priced. I have to say that the service was outstanding. Everyone was polite and supernice. No one from our group of 50 will ever go there again.

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Be careful with this restaurant. They sell you more food than you can eat and if you say you didn’t order it, you still get charged for it. Over priced and service is rude. I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Fantastic service. Great food. Would definitely recommend to friends traveling to San Diego.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We have waited too long for each course. I understand its valentines day but its just too much of a wait. Food is delicious but time is also important
We waited 1hr for our main course to come.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Unfortunately, I will never go back to this restaurant. The quality of food was extremely poor. All the dishes were bland, it was very disappointing. Plus the cost of food was high so that made the experience even worse. I’m ok with spending money on tasty quality items, but when they aren’t it makes for a bad experience.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and service is great. . Place is loud and crowded. Overall still good experience. Thank you.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very disappointing! Other than the dessert, the food was good. The tiramisu tasted like if had been frozen and thawed. Biggest disappointment was the service. Our server changed in the middle of the meal, and not for the better. When I tried to order wine, the server would not take the order until I gave him the bin number, which neither of us could read. Entrees were brought to the table prior to the salad. Plus, for Valentine's Day, it felt like they crammed in extra table so it was extremely difficult to move around the restaurant. The noise was so loud we could not carry on a conversation. The list goes on. I doubt that I will go back and know that I will not recommend to anyone. Extremely disappointing to say the least.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved the lobster ravioli.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We had theater tickets and wanted a quick meal nearby. This place is gorgeous inside, has a good wine selection and fabulous lobster bisque. Will be back.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food. Waiter spent too much time trying to up sell but other than that he was terrific.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food! I was there many years ago and still remembered how good the food was and took my son and his wife and they are foodies and they just loved it too! I was worried because they’re pretty picky but I shouldn’t of been every single dish they were just raving over. The Waitress was super cute and friendly and fun but not overbearing and only there when was appropriate. She was perfect.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was amazing, the service was okay.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Came here for the first time knowing the price would be high. Service was good, but not worth the price. Food was good, but not worth the price. Ambience was great, music was great. Staff seemed too young and not knowledgeable enough to be working a restaurant that is classified as “fine dining”. I ordered the filet mignon medium rare, it came out very rare (ate it anyway). And for $50 for the filet, you would think it would at least come with a side- it did not. Just the piece of steak. I would accept the price of everything else had been amazing. Also ordered the cocktail “crushed twice”. It wasn’t very good, it was small, and there was so much pulp I could t drink it through my straw. One really cool thing was seeing the “wine angel” hang from above and grab wine from the one column that goes up two floors. The music was good and the staff was friendly. Overall, I had a good experience but probably would t go back since the prices don’t match up with everything else, overall.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent experience! Went for restaurant week, it was also my birthday, and everything was exceptional. Had a drink at the bar while waiting to be seated- the bar was crowded but we squeezed in and were served quickly. My friend and I shared lobster ravioli and steak and it was delicious. Our server (wish I could remember his name to give him credit) was amazing, he gave us complimentary champagne and an extra dessert as birthday treat. Everything from start to finish was incredible, we will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Saw it on the list for SD Restaurant Week and we decided to give it a go. Right off the get go, great vibe and very attentive staff. We totally skipped the restaurant week menu and drove in. Started off with a pair of salads that were great. Steaks were fantastic as well as the sides. Martinis were spot on too. We’ll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Our group of four went for a per-opera dinner. It happened to be Restaurant Week in San Diego and they had a Prix fixe dinner for forty Dollars with a good selection in each of the three categories (starter, entree, and desert). Three of our group selected from that menu and I started with a Tomato Bisque and finished with Osso Buco. To merely say the food was excellent and full of wonderful flavors, would be to understate it. It was truly one of the best meals that I have and our group had enjoyed in many a year.

We found the service was to be exceptional with the waiter being most attentive and ready to fulfill our every need. They have an extensive wine list with selections covering the full range from relatively inexpensive to some very fine wines.

One negative was the very high noise level, making it virtually impossible to hold a conversation at the table. They play background music at a relatively high level forcing those in the restaurant to speak loudly. We noted that when the music momentarily ceased, the conversation level dropped by virtually 20 dB.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Gorgeous place! We had the hamachi shots, grilled octopus and sea bass and everything was delicious. The bread they served was unbelievable and the service was impeccable. Great spot.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Didn't expect to pay $140 for restaurant week. The food was good but not outstanding. Accidentally ordered two bottle of water from the server.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Very nice experience for entire party!

Thanks!

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