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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:
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

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:
https://hoteldel.com/restaurant-coronado/sheerwater/

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

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:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Hotel del Coronado's oceanfront eatery will feature an indulgent three or four-course menu overlooking the Pacific.

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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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (43)
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Romantic (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Business Meals (9)
Fun (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Healthy (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
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Notable Wine List (4)
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Happy Hour (2)
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome service! Beautiful view!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The meal and service were fantastic! You know you have done well when you hear your mother in law say”mmmmm” after each bite!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Way too expensive. You can get better seafood at red lobster

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our 3rd visit to San Diego and our third dining experience at Sheerwater. I was disappointed this time in the service. We made reservations 2 months in advance and were seated for New Year's Day brunch on time. We had to wait several minutes to get a waiter's attention to ask for coffee and juice and go to the buffet. Our waiter finally stopped by after we returned from the buffet, we still had no drinks and we ordered omelets which we didn't know weren't being fixed in the buffet room. Someone else brought our omelets to the table and we never saw a waiter again until I finally flagged a waiter for a check well after we were finished with our meal, had plates stacked and were obviously ready to go.

Truthfully the poor service totally overshadowed the average food. Definitely not worth the $100 we spend on brunch for two and tip which was not well deserved.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Next best buffet (literally!) to the Crown Room! Everything was very tasty!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Other visits were great; but this visit we all were disappointed in service, pricing, and limited food selection ended up having to pay $30 in parking since we were 27 minutes over 3 hrs due to stopping to ice skate. Overall negative experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for many years now. Unfortunately there have been many changes made. The menu does not give many options. The prices have gone up a lot and the food was mediocre. Two good things continue to be the wonderful view from the outside seating and the bar.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was very disappointing especially considering how much the fare costs. I don't mind spending $30 on an entree, but all of our sandwiches were made with what appeared to be an excessive amount of haste. Most of our tables food modifiers didn't make it. Our waiter was very polite and fixed the issues immediately. We did have to wait for our corrected items to come out. Our view of the sidewalk/intro to beach area was a very busy thoroughfare and provided for some great people watching. The restaurant was very comfortable.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The setting was perfect, however the waiter could have cared less on providing good service. The appetizer was excellent but the $30 hamburger was over cooked and of very average quality.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good food but $28 for a cheeseburger and $6 for ice tea? Come on, that is ridiculous. Including $25 for parking. Guess you should visit once just to say you did.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The service was great, food was very good. First Lemon drop martini had salt on the rim & the Moscow mule had flat ginger beer. Drinks did improve second time around.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Unfortunately disappointed. Really wanted to treat my family to lunch and specifically requested vegetarian items. I understand it’s Christmas and extremely busy but my vegetarian family members didn’t eat anything because there were only two options. Very saddened by this experience, felt bad for my family.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were very disappointed as the meal was price fixed for Christmas and very very overpriced. We felt gouged because of the holiday. If we had been advised of the price fixed beforehand we would not have made reservations.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My husband and I spent decided to have a nice mellow Christmas Eve dinner here and we had such a lovely time. We're San Diego locals and love to visit the Del during the holidays since it's always so festive. We got a great table outside right in front of the ice skaters and were comfy and cozy under the heaters. We're not big on fixed menus but being a holiday we totally understand, and we were actually quite surprised with how amazing everything on the menu was. Everything was cooked perfectly and arrived in a timely manner. I don't often write reviews, but I wanted to give our sever Cody much deserved credit. He was fun, friendly, and attentive. I can't be easy working a holiday, especially somewhere as busy as the Del, but he made our night extra special just by being awesome and having a great personality.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always a fun experience during the Christmas holiday.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We love having dinner here on the patio, for the view and usually the food. Maybe this was an off night but no one enjoyed there food. Holiday decorations and beach views outstanding .

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our group of 5 ate lunch at Sheerwater and loved the outdoor seating option. We had a beautiful over Christmas weekend to people watch and enjoy the weather. The location was great albeit crowded due to the holiday. We were able to obtain a reservation easily and were seated early. The food is pricey but you're at The Del so it's expected. We all had the tomato soup or the lobster bisque, crab cakes and quinoa balls. All of it was delicious. The cocktails could have used a bit more alcohol, but they still were flavorful. We'll definitely return. PS, last year we ate Christmas Eve brunch at Sheerwater and the fool was also delicious.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, People Watching, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Buffet. Waffles and pancakes were dried up. I ate here a month ago and it was fabulous. Disappointing

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Friends visiting from Tennessee and we wanted to show off some of the beauty of San Diego. They were very impressed and happy when we left.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

After traveling far with a huge family reunion for this time together our experience was nothing that we were told it would be. The service was horrible and 17 of us were all very disappointed. Very sad.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Prices were too high for the quality of food. The service was excellent, he was very attentive. My margarita was $17, and not that great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I’m a chef visiting from Oregon, beautiful location.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Cody was a great server. Food was ok. You are paying for eating at the Del.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I love this restaurant! I live in SD (Point Loma) and I enjoy coming here for Mother's Day lunch, special celebrations and of course celebrating love at Christmas time. The food is delicious... never had a bad meal. The service is always very good and the ambiance is delightful especially during the holidays when the skating rink is full of laughter and hearing the crash of waves from the beach! It's the most wonderful time of the year to be at the Del!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Romantic
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was good. Our waiter did a great job. Unfortunately, the prices are too high and so the value is not there. You are paying for the location and the view. Prices have increased each year. We have been going for over 20 years.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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