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About Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado

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.

1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
Open daily for Breakfast 7:00am - 11:00am, Lunch 11:30am - 4:00pm, Light Fare 4:00pm-5:00pm and Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Rh Dana Place/Adella Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 522-8490

Website:
http://hoteldel.com/restaurant-coronado/sheerwater/

Entertainment:
Live Music at B+S bar with local favorite musicians. Visit www.hoteldel.com for dates and times.

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Valet and self-parking available. Three-hour validation is just $5 with $50 minimum purchase. Regular parking rates apply after 3 hours.

Public Transit:
Serviced by SDMTS Route 904
http://www.sdmts.com/RouteFiles/routes/pdf/904.pdf

Executive Chef:
Grant Carnes

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Celebrate A Winter of Whimsy, Wishes and Wonder this Christmas with elegant oceanfront dining at 1500 OCEAN. Guests will enjoy a gourmet multi-course meal with the option for wine pairings.

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.

Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

3.6

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (36)
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People Watching (21)
Good for a Date (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Casual (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Romantic (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
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Afternoon Coffee (4)
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Notable Wine List (4)
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Seasonal (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
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Happy Hour (2)
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·Dined 5 days ago

I called Hotel Del to report my visit! They said they could do “NOTHING” Bad service no real communication whatsoever! Beans in dish were under cooked halibut was too done and the wine had been very wet cold in a refrigerator! Bad! Our wine should have been lightly chilled! Not grossly ruined! The notes I had on my week prior reservation were totally ignored in EVERY WAY! It had been 4 years since I’d seen my friend it was a very important birthday! I asked for a very special lunch with specifications also with a Chocolate dessert! Our server never read my notes! Never asked about the dessert? No chocolate! Very disappointed all the way around! Bad service with no eye contact! No attentiveness at all! Bad bad!!! It was my first visit! I will not be back! Neither will my friends!

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined 6 days ago

Mary was spot on. Servers should take notice. Mary was attentive but not overally. She engaged all st the table and we were a diverse group from 2 years to 74!! Well done Mary. Thank you for making all feel like it was it all about us!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Seasonal
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·Dined 6 days ago

for the price, I expected the food to be really good. I never received part of my order. The service was not good at all. I was disappointed, but because it is at Hotel Del, it somewhat made up for it.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

It was our family Christmas lunch party to see the tree at The Dell. Lunch was superb starting with amazing crab cakes that had no filler just fresh crab in a roumalade sauce. Some had the seafood salad that puts others to shame for its wealth of large prawns and crab claws and the best was the perfectly seasoned ciopino with fresh fish, large prawns, mussels and a soup base that was sublime.

Service was as excellent as the food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a lovely lunch after viewing the Hotel Del Christmas tree. This is an annual occasion for my friends and me and we enjoyed ourselves very much.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our server was incredible!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our server Cody made the evening memorable. Thank you so much!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Seasonal, Cozy, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The beef brisket was soft and tender and scallops was delicious. Herb Chicken was tasty as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Celebrated Mom's birthday and it was perfect. The food, drinks, service, atmosphere, everything was perfect. Loved my wine! Highly recommend and will go back again, next time I visit San Diego.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, People Watching, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food but over priced for what it is and service was very slow for empty restaurant. But you can't beat the ambiance and view

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great service. Superb buffet and amazing crab eggs Benedict

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

I would highly recommend the Sheerwater Restaurant. We had a group of 10 people for a casual business meal and everything was amazing. They sat us immediately at a table in their outdoor area as requested. They have heat lamps above the tables which were great for those that were a little chilly. They did get a little too warm for some people but if we had asked I'm sure they would've turned them down for us. The staff, food and service were all excellent!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wedding anniversary- we go every year!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love the ambiance of this ocean side restaurant. Service was quick and food well presented, fresh and unique. Worked well even when we were jet lagged!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent excellent seafood. The pot of steamed mussels was incredible— huge mussels and broth was perfect. Recommend highly

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great place to Celebrate a Birthday! I would highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Halibut was incredible and seafood salad was very fresh and good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good location-near beach. Can be a bit pricey for a basic menu. $28 hamburger and $6 iced tea, for example.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Casual, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great Sunday breakfast with friends. Great service, food and ocean panorama.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had the seafood tower. Excellent choice. Didn't care for the poke (not our thing, but was probably great for those who appreciate it) so our server Cody replaced it with more crab meat. Was too much for the two of us and the leftovers were great. All of the staff were the friendliest. Worth the experience

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent ambiance and view and the scallops amazing dan gave us every attention

Tags: Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary there and Dan provided us with service that matched the phenomenal meal we enjoyed. What a great experience!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My friend is about is to be a Grandma and I wanted to do something special for her. The food, service, and atmosphere were fantastic. My friend and I parked in separate parking lots at the Del. I asked the waiter to make sure he didn't mix up our tickets when he validated them which he confirmed he had not mixed them up. When we were trying to exit the parking lots we both learned that our tickets in fact had been mixed up and neither of us could exit the parking lots. I had to back up a great distance and pull over several times to let cars pass to exit. We eventually got assistance from a hotel employee, however, it was an inconvenience and a delay in leaving the hotel. It also put a damper on the evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Everything was simply awesome. The food, views and service were exceptional.

Tags: Kid-friendly, People Watching, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Beautiful ocean view and sunset view. I had the salmon which was not outstanding, but still good. My gf had seafood salad which was great for seafood lovers. I would recommend it for special occasions because they gave us two champagne for our anniversary

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful lunch with a amazing view. The day couldn't have been better considering the fantastic weather and excellent lunch. Although the cost ($28) of the hamburger was somewhat high, the burger was cooked exactly as I had asked and the taste was fantastic. My wife had the seafood salad which she enjoyed as well. Hope to go back to Sheerwater the next time we visit San Diago.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Far from ferry landing with out good markers to say where ya go! Uber!! Crab cake was good all crab, but otherwise not remarkable in anyway! Asked for more pita, got charged $3.60. Loud planes and helicopters! Lots of fat folks! Expensive and not all that!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The view, setting, food, service - Amazing! It was rather hot outside, indoor seating was at a comfortable temperature and the view is still nice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The ambiance was contaminated with foul odors, like manure!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent meal with excellent service. We were not rushed. We very much enjoyed my wife’s birthday dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food, service and ambiance was great. We sat outside and was treated to a lovely sunset. We had a crab salad , cioppino and trio of sorbets for dinner. All the dishes were very good and worth ordering.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great location and service. Food was good, not great considering the price... VERY expensive and portions were small. Not the place for those on a budget. If you are wanting to dine at the Del- perfect place on a warm evening.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Beautiful views of the Pacific present itself to perfect ambiance.
We stopped for brunch and the food was buffet style. Sunday's brunch
is superb. Great place to dine, enjoy conversation and be still with
nature. Our waiter was very good; excellent service and professional.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Beautiful setting. Great service. Food was outstanding! I was so thankful for the gluten free options! And a dedicated toaster was huge! Thank you so much.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My husband and I were there to celebrate our Anniv. Given the price, we expected the food and service to be as good as the evening ambiance. I had seafood salad entree. I ate most of it, but the greens at the bottom were soggy and soaked in a peppery house dressing that I did not care for and I could not finish it. My husband's salmon entree was served on a bed of some kind of relish he did not care for. Our waiter was very kind and friendly which was great at first. The problem was that he did not have enough time to be so chummy with everyone at every table since it caused us to sit for 10-15 minutes unattended after we were clearly done before anyone asked us if they could take our plates or bring us the bill. I don't mind paying such high prices for entrees at a fancy place for a special occasion if the food is great. Big disappointment here!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The server Manny was excellent food not as good as in our past experience. However good vegetarian choices.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Never disappoints. The crab cake Rueben and the hotel Del seafood salad were fantastic. Santa Ana day so ambiance and view was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We had an amazing anniversary dinner at Sheerwater! Not only is the setting idyllic, but our waitress, Kate, was phenomenal. The food was delicious, and the drinks were perfect. Thank you for a very quiet, and sweet dinner. We enjoyed every aspect.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We absolutely loved our experience at Shearwater but have to say that the thing that made it most enjoyable was our amazing waiter, Anthony!!! He was so attentive (without being annoying) and really just made our experience so fantastic. The view didn't suck either ;-)

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great Location! The food was tasty but the service could have been better. Our starter was never delivered and yet it still appeared on our bill. To be fair, the bill was corrected promptly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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