OSETRA Seafood & Steaks

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$31 to $50
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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 A5 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 established 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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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Thanks guys.

Z
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, appreciated the honesty and candor of our server to guide us to selecting the best meal for our liking. Food was as awesome as I hoped it would be and just want to say thanks to Osetra for a wonderful birthday dinner!

EB
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Excellent wine selection. Service was excellent too. A flawless dining experience We will certainly return.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our server was great but he offered specials and did not mention the price. I don’t mind paying for good quality food but I also would like to know, understandably, if my meal is $180, I’ll pay it of course but it’s just restaurant etiquette and courteous to inform your patrons market price of items or price of specials that aren’t on the menu. For future notice, just because patrons don’t mind the cost, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be informed of what they are paying for

SM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, excellent, excellent service. Food was absolutely fantastic. Great overall experience for our anniversary.

LH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed, perhaps that is why so few people were dining tonight. Seems like a place targeted at convention travelers; food that is ok, but not particularly good and prices targeted at expense accounts. Particularly offensive is the wine list with huge mark-ups and few wines less that $100. Plenty over $300. Felt set-up to be ripped off as soon as I sat down with my party of five.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, cocktails and friendly staff.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, and the service outstanding. Definitely happy we stumbled upon this place when looking for nice places to eat!

LG
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu and specials were extensive! Great fresh seafood! Music is quite loud and tables close together but overall great evening.

PS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything exceeded our expectations. We were pleasantly surprised having selected the restaurant on a whim. The staff are kind and very professional. The ambiance is exceptional and contributed to an elevated fine dining experience. Did not expect this for the area. The recipes are exciting and different, and excellent quality and freshness. We loved our waiter and the entire experience.

d
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Appetizer: The tuna tartare dish was over-powered by the salmon eggs; I could not taste the tuna.
Entree: Fish was over-cooked. Specials were way over-priced (about twice as much as regular entree).
Dessert: The chocolate hazelnut "mousse" is absolutely not a mousse. More like a buttery cake.

RT
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! We are from OK. The last time we were in San Diego we enjoyed this restaurant. Appreciate the quietness. Service is marvelous!!

R
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We started with a small seafood platter and thought they gave us a good amount of food. The lobster raviolis were delicous, but very rich. Loved the Sea bass, it was done perfectly. Disappointed in the coffee and desert. The regular coffee was not great and my sons cappacino had grounds in it. The gelato was icy, but the chocolate lava cake was good. Overall, a good meal and would come back again.

k
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I were in San Diego for our niece’s wedding and decided to try Osetra for dinner. Everything was perfect, from the moment we walked in, to the moment we left. The service was impeccable! Our waiter, Andrea, was very attentive. Ask for his area when you go. We both had fish (swordfish and the stuffed sole) and both dishes were prepared perfectly. We split the Osetra Salad which was just the right amount for each of us. The dessert menu was really tempting but neither of us could eat another bite, so we ordered the limoncello cake to go! Soooooo delicious later on that night.

FP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting is what is to be expected for a fine dining experience with the large wine vault in the middle of the restaurant behind the bar. Staff are attentive know their menus and recommendations. The food was prompt and tasted excellent. From the time you sit and all through the meal you are not rushed and encouraged to take your time.

DP
Algeria
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food I would highly reccomend

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

MJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great upbeat restaurant. Best octopus appetizer I’ve ever had. Seabass was delicious. Crab legs cooked perfect.

ND
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter and other staff were very friendly. We ordered the shrimp and scallop fettuccine, filet minion, kale salad, and lobster mashed potatoes. All were very good! The manager even provided great recommendations for what to do after dinner. I’d recommend if you’re looking for an upscale dinner.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good but we didn’t see our waiter for the last 30 mins of our dining experience - we had to flag someone down just to get our check.

A
Austin
83 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and recommendations were spot on. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and it was amazing. Such a large piece and perfectly cooked. Thanks for a great evening

C
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just outstanding fish. The sole was cooked to perfection and served hot on hot plates.
Excellent wine list and very good service.

AS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere. Love coming here when in San Diego.

N
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Food was way overpriced for the quality and preparation. Tried to have an elegant theme but then had some weird dance music bumping too loud to hear the table or servers speak. Regret it.

JJ
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service food was great except for the risotto that was under cooked. Had to send it twice back to the kitchen. Nevertheless a great time at the restaurant.

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Something for every taste. The table had seafood, beef and pasta, all were satisfied. Good wine list and loved the Wine Angel. Great attentive service. Tad pricey.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and the service is always very attentive. One of my favorite spots in San Diego.

s
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OSETRA was great last night. The food was amazing; the service impeccable; the ambiance was great. I will definitely be returning and telling my friends what a great place it is.

CC
Los Angeles
95 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Dined on the Monday after Mother’s Day, so weren’t expecting top performance from the kitchen. However, our server Thomas turned out to be the best we have experienced in a long time. His introduction was warm and sincere, his anticipation of our potential needs was uncanny. I ordered a nice bottle of Ferrari Carrano robust Cab. After tasting and declaring it satisfactory, he asked if we would like a larger pour to allow the wine to breathe a bit more. Great idea, wonder why I never thought of that.
We ordered a dozen oysters, choosing the sweeter, west coast, smaller Kumamoto variety. The oysters were only partially shucked, the foot still being mostly attached; but that didn’t affect the fresh taste. There wasn’t much brine to slurp; but the distinctive southern brine was still slightly evident.
We each ordered a Caesar Salad and elected to split the 20oz rib eye. Our server recommended we have it sliced in the kitchen: another great suggestion. The salad was cold and crisp and the lemon wedge was a nice touch as the dressing was a little too smooth, lacking the tangy bite of sufficient garlic. The ribeye was cooked perfectly; but was not the quality I expected for the price. I know ribeye is marbled; but there was little evidence of evenly distributed marbling, mostly a large chunk of fat at one end and a large gristle cutting across most slices. It was however, tender and juicy.
We will return soon, on a Thursday or Friday night when the kitchen A team is at the helm.
So all things considered, this is still a professional operation and even a chef deserves a night off.

JM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food last a little disappointing. The steak had no flavor and some of the sides were cold. The service was ok but not what you expect for a pricy stake house.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Everything about this experience was poor. To pay for a meal with poor service and a meal that took over two hours to receive isnot acceptable. Having to pay grutuity for this meal is disgusting. I had a way better time and more anjoyable meal at the Water Grill.

CS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, Great drinks, & Amazing food!! We will be back for more. Thanks so much team, it was a perfect start to our evening.

OT
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service. Server was great. Broad menu with options to suit all. Food very good. Cons- noise level a bit high and tables quite crowded.

D
Phoenix
73 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food with a very good happy hour. We will be bad.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I wasn’t impressed by their food. The steak had NO flavor and was over cooked. Have had steak better elsewhere.

CW
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food took awhile to get to table but when it did, it was delicious everything was cooked to perfection, and our server was very attentive and quick to any request we asked.

RL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sea bass was amazing and the mood was perfect for pleasant dinner conversation

k
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was incredible. Service was excellent and staff so friendly. The food was so delicious and wonderfully presented. Dinner was a highlight of my San Diego vacation.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service

BB
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Osetra is an exceptional establishment for fine dinning. Our evening was incredible due to the attention to detail and outstanding recommendations made by our server Sergio. Every one of the staff is a true professional looking for their own way to differentiate the fine dinning experience at Osetra. From the fun happy hour on the outside deck to the exquisite dinning room experience our evening was made so memorable by the exceptional Ostera staff. They are enjoyable, fun professionals who take tremendous pride in bringing a fine dinning experience to their valued guests. Keep up the great job Osetra, you truly stand out!

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