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Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado

4.2
2085 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Sheerwater offers California coastal cuisine: regional specialties that emphasize bold flavor, tantalizing spices and seasonally inspired menus. Signature entrees are prepared in the exhibition oven. A special children's menu includes original takes on traditional childhood favorites. The bar offers signature margaritas, blended tropical drinks and California 's premier wines. Serving breakfast, lunch, cocktails, light fare and dinner daily.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Californian, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(619) 522-8490
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Grant Carnes
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rh Dana Place/Adella Ave
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Parking details
Valet and self-parking available. Three-hour validation is just $5 with $50 minimum purchase. Regular parking rates apply after 3 hours.
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Public transit
Serviced by SDMTS Route 904
http://www.sdmts.com/RouteFiles/routes/pdf/904.pdf
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Entertainment
Live Music at B+S bar with local favorite musicians. Visit www.hoteldel.com for dates and times.
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Special events & promotions
For parties of 12+ guests, please email Rachel.Dillow@hoteldel.com
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether you’re planning a family reunion, birthday celebration, bridal shower, or business outing, Sheerwater provides the perfect venue. Featuring an expansive outdoor terrace with Pacific views, Sheerwater’s bistro-style cuisine focuses on fresh seafood.

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What 2085 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely beautiful venue!

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food was over priced for the quality and the amount on the plate and lacks taste. We ate 45 minutes after they took our orders, wasn't the servers' fault if the kitchen took so long. Servers were nice.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

hard to give bad service at a buffet, yet our waiter managed!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We wanted to take our daughter and family for a special occasion. We had eaten there before with friends and loved it. Our waiter was fabulous. Even brought a plate of fruit for our little granddaughter to enjoy while waiting for our meal. Food was delicious, view was lovely, and we had a wonderful time. We can highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Revive was excellent- very attentive. Food was very good- chef cooked fish and pork shank to perfection- not over cooked.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Small portions and highly priced. Food was excellent but server lacked focus

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2.0Dined on May 7, 2018

It took the waitress 15 minutes to greet us. The Lobster Bisque was too Garlicy and was $14. The food was over priced for the quality. Our lunch before tip was $143 for 2 people.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Inattentive service.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Thankfully the view was great because everything else was below average. If you are going to charge those high prices, then certain expectations go along with it. Dont bring us a kids chicken nugget meal that has been sitting under the heat lamp and was like shoe rubber. The burger was average. Not worth $28. We would visit again for the setting and the view but would not eat there again. Worst $150 meal. Then parking was $40 after our ticket was supposedly "validated." Walked away frustrated that we spent so much $ and had such a crappy experience.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Truly outstanding service from Armando. Great food, beautiful view of beach and ocean

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great dining experience. we were there for the first time and everything turned out to be wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Wow!!!!!!! This was a wonderful experience!!! Everything was perfect!! We spent the morning on the beach, we were visiting from Utah! Then we walked over to The Hotel Del Coronado, and walked up from the beach side! We saw the Sheerwater and we knew we wanted to eat there! You get to sit on the patio, and look at the ocean, and all the beautiful landscape that surrounds the restaurant! Our server was very nice and helpful! Our food though, was the best that we had in San Diego! I ordered the swordfish, and it was so perfect! It melted in my mouth!!! And sadly all I can think about was my meal, so I forgot what my husband ordered, but he loved his too! We both agreed that Sheerwater was not only the best food we had in San Diego, but the best experience!!! To me, it’s a must when visiting San Diego!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Perfect people. Big buffet. Perfect location.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Brunch was amazing and service was so wonderful! Will for sure go again !

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Graduation

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The Sheerwater is a beautiful restaurant great for outdoor dining with oceanside views & excellent attentive staff. However, this fine dining restaurant served mediocre food. My husband & I shared the steamed mussel appetizer which was excellent & the only good thing about our meal. I ordered the broiled fish special & my husband ordered the NY strip medium/rare. Our food arrived cold & the steak was well done, tough and not edible. I decided to take my entree home & our server immediately removed the steak (which was not cooked to order) and my husband cancelled his order. The MOD returned with a new steak & insisted that we take it to go, we declined it so he said he would send over 2 complimentary desserts. When the bill arrived we were charged for the dessert as the server had no knowledge of the comped dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fantastic birthday brunch! Sarah was such a fun, nice, knowledgeable server. She really made the experience even better!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Nice place but vastly overpriced, even for being in the Hotel Del. Not all the tables are in good locations; ours was not.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I arrived early and they were able to seat me no issues. I had a lovely baked goat cheese appetizer. The bread with the baked goat cheese was really nice. The view was gorgeous. I watched all of sunset while sitting on the patio eating. I really enjoyed the briased short rib entree and the horseradish mashed potatoes were the show stealer. Waiters did great. Mine was a little absent at times. I noticed others were around more. But maybe he was busy in other spots too. Loved my dinner there.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fabulous experience. Especially appreciated heaters on a cool evening that kept air comfortable. Great food/service and view. Hard to ask for more.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The view was lovely. Nice outside seating. Excellent service. Very dog friendly. But the food was just good, not great, and the prices are very high.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fantastic:)

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our little family of three enjoyed an incredibly delicious dinner here. The service was stellar and accommodating to our 5yo, which we appreciated. We went just before sunset so the natural backdrop was a lovely addition to the experience.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great View and service but not so great food. Pancakes were chewy, Waffles were hard , eggs had odd texture. I had higher expectations for a high end resort.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great service, ambiance and food. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Consistent quality. Chef special, cioppino, was excellent. Serving staff friendly and efficient. Hostess extremely helpful.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Our server was great but food was just so-so and overpriced

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1.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The location at Hotel Coronado is lovely. We had reservations for dinner on Easter. It was not overly crowded given the holiday weekend. The appetizer was fantastic. But the meal went downhill thereafter. Our food arrived luke-warm. My husband's $54 steak (and even the kid's burgers) were over cooked despite ordering them medium. My $48 Ciopinno was salty and not even close to worth the price. I also found it annoying that the menu prices increased substantially b/t the time of booking the reservation and Easter Sunday -- only about a week. I presumed it was a "holiday" price we received. Overall very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a lovely time and we'll return in the future. Thank you, Nancy

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Breakfast at Sheerwater for Easter was fantastic. Surprisingly at 7:45am on Easter morning it was not so busy. Service was great and we had a great seat outside. I have been to Sheerwater many times and it never disappoints!

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very dissapointing.
This venue is more like a casual beach cafe than a restaurant but will charge you top restaurant prices. $28 for a luke warm hamburger and cold greasy chips (sent back). No tablecloths and casual shirtout/shorts/tennis shoes attired (but very pleasant and fun) waiter. Go there to say you've been to the Del otherwise I would not recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Armando was an excellent waiter! Branzino was delicious. Lobster bisque had broccoli in it I believe? It was ok. The goat cheese app was amazing and so was the crab cake, nice big chunks of crab and not too much breading.

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1.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Waited 15 minutes before waiter took our order.
Ordered sea food salad and salads were not prepared as we asked for. Had to ask him for the avocado and egg which were part of the salad.
Asked for check and he brought the full charge check - had to ask for the detailed slip because didn’t want to add tip to the full charge which included tax. Wanted to tip on the food without the tax charge
Ladies room at restaurant was dirty
Very disappointed in the service and waiter.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

First stay at The Del

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

As a guest of the Del, we decided to have breakfast here. It was a standard buffet with the usual items with the option to have an omelette made on the side. Nothing special. Around $175 not including tip for four people. Complete captive audience ripoff!!!!!! Do yourself a favor and walk down Orange St to Clayton’s for much better food at a fraction of the cost. Arrive early.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Nice ambiance but food (halibut) was below average tasteless and overpriced. Great service though.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Nice restaurant with great service limited food items. All soups with cream sauce, no broth based soups. Was cold, they could not turn on heaters in outdoor sitting areas and it was 62 degrees outside.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My mom and I are staying in La Jolla on vacation and we decided to come down to Coronado Island and have dinner at Sheerwater. We split the filet mignon and creme brûlée which we're both fabulous!! The prices are very expensive but it's definitely worth it if you want to have a nice dinner one night. Our waiter, Reuben, was great; he was extremely attentive and gave us recommendations for his favorites on the menu. Even though it was a bit chilly at night, they have fire heaters outside so we were comfortable. I wish I could have tried everything on the menu because it all looked so good!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Beautiful evening dining outside.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I knew lunch would be expensive. $300 for 3! But to have to pay $25 for validated parking on a very slow day. In addition to our $300 lunch we bought a couple of gifts. I expected the validated parking charge be about $15. $25 for parking on top of our lunch & gift purchases is frankly outrageous. That may be the last time I take out-of-town guests to the Del.

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