THE LOT - Liberty Station

4.1
446 Reviews
$30 and under
Continental

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THE LOT is San Diego's luxury cinema and dining destination. A high energy social hub for craft coffee, artisan pastries, elevated cuisine, premium spirits and sophisticated wines.

We offer lunch and dinner in our restaurant, patios, or in-theater. We host multiple events for the whole neighborhood to enjoy.

THE LOT was established in 2015 and was inspired by and created for this neighborhood and honors the sea, art, culture, food, music, weather, and the people that make Liberty Station so singular and inspiring. Customizing and creating the ultimate entertainment and lifestyle experience is our obsession and we're excited to share this curated experience with you.
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4.1based on all time ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was friendly and cordial . His dining recommendations were awesome. My guest and I truly had a great experience 🙂

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Sunday
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Daughters 18th birthday

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vipAnaiH
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Just a bit on the lonelier side. Took the kids, both kids and adult menu was great.

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vipELENA
San Diego
69 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions are shareable.
Fish & chips was not the best but the Flatbread was better except short on topping. Wedge salad was the best deal of the night.
Wished I had taken a picture.

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vipspudconroy
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Due to pandemic restrictions, the menu was a bit limited, but overall things were very good.

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CynthiaG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

There was a wedding going on wish I had been alerted. Service was not great. Food us pricey. Burger King impossible burger for $18

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vipLeonardoG
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went to watch Sunday football. had a great time. Cant wait to go back

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Navygal95
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time with friends. Safe social distancing in regards to other tables and customers. The servers were attentive and polite. First time here for dinner, will be back again.

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vipNikonNut
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very average food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Unfortunately, the menu has been significantly limited due to COVID. The service was outstanding, but the ambiance, space design, menu has been impacted. I am sure they will return to preCOVID excellence soon.

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sabrinav
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome food, great deals for happy hour, and our server was hilarious. Will be returning.

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vipConn
Tahoe
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Menu disappointing, used to be interesting and different, classier. Now basic pub food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We had no service. And then it got dark out - and we had no way of seeing anything at our table.

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LewisWilliamson
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

They have drastically cut back their menu. Their drink selection remains very good but the food is more appetizers and sandwiches. The ambiance and service were very good as always.

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Monstarrrsauce
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food and our server with the DRAGON TATTOO. Jk...it was Gyarados but I couldn't pass up that opportunity. The only bad thing was completely uncontrollable by you guys(the frequent stops in conversation due to the planes!) I WILL be back.

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MarcosY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harrison’s was our server. Loved his knowledge of menu and adding egg with avacado to chicken sandwich was genius. Brussel sprouts rocked

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MargaretM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner out at The Lot. The service was excellent and friendly. The food was good, as well. Lots of outdoor seating.

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vipThenaT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Love the ambiance. We had a very helpful, friendly waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Staff did not wear masks properly, did not follow other safety and cleaning protocols I have seen in other San Diego restaurants. I did not want to eat the food, because of the front of the house staffI’m poor safety management.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Lucas was very attentive and gave great recommendations. Definitely be coming back!

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BrookeM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately, Open Table showed that The Lot was open and ready for reservations. I made a reservation for my friend and I, but when I arrived, it was very apparent that it was closed. One of the managers who was there was very apologetic and understanding of the inconvenience. He provided me with his business card and two movie tickets for my future use. It definitely sucked that it was closed, but the customer service was outstanding! Looking forward to coming back soon

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JeanH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent food. Spacious outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We waited 10 minutes for the host to greet us upon arrival. It also took over an hour to get our food after ordering.

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JohnV
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wait staff uninformed about Fathers Day offerings. All good was a nice kid and took good care of us.

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vipOdamaeBrown
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alejandro was great and offered great suggestions.

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Jeanne
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Valentine’s Day special! It was so beautiful and the food was delicious! We will go again and we highly recommend for a special occasion or date!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The restaurant experience had much to desire. The food was decent but the price is too high. Convenience of being at the theatre is what makes this a good choice. I prefer the one in La Jolla. Better ambiance. The server was absent for a while, so don’t expect great service or maybe I just got a bad one. Also the greeting was horrible. I stood there next to three employees and no one greeted us, until I approached them.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I booked a table for the Super Bowl. I knew that The Lot was going to be playing the Super Bowl, but I wasn’t aware of any specific event they were doing. When we arrived, the host sat us at a table. He told us he was also a manager if we needed anything. His name was Ryan. We were told that they were doing some special drink and food specials and gave us a specific super bowl menu. He also informed us that they were doing a super bowl buffet. If we wanted to participate in this it would be $25 per person and gave us wrist bands.
Later when we got our bill they had charged us $50 per person and $35 for my child.
We called over the evening manager he told us that it was $50 per person for the buffet. He said the misunderstanding must have been that it was $25 for kids. (He charged us $35 for our kid) He said it was advertised “everywhere “ that is was $50
Per person for the buffet. This is not true at all. I did not see one single sign and when I called to confirm my reservation they never made mention of that charge. We never would have paid $50 per person for chicken wings and burgers. I just feel that the Managment did not communicate with one another on this.
The evening manager gave us some complimentary movie tickets to try to compensate for the miscommunication, but I feel like they should have honored the price we were told at the beginning.
Our server Treasure did an amazing job and this did not reflect on her at all.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We arrived on time for our reservation. We were told to seat ourselves. Service was slow which was surprising since there were very few customers. We were later contacted by OpenTable for not keeping our reservation...
The food was so-so and one of our meals was returned as undercooked. We will not be back.

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CharlieR
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The setting of the restaurant is beautiful. Unfortunately, we were disappointed in the menu items as well as the level of service. Service seem relatively slow for a restaurant that was not full. In addition, the menu choices were limited technically because it was brunch even though it was 12 o’clock on a Saturday morning. In addition, a number of the items listed on the menu on the Internet did not match the menu items at the restaurant.

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vipAnaiH
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch before our movie. Our server was excellent and very polite. Food was great.

CI
ColleenI
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With much of our family and friends away for the holidays, we decided to see a movie and have dinner at The Lot on Christmas this year. The movie was fun and our early dinner afterwards was delightful! Our waiter let us chat over a leisurely meal and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment!

LH
LoriH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I would recommend the movie theater but not the brunch... We Will not do another holiday Christmas Day brunch the food was dry, cold & they didn’t fill up the empty food trays... they also had two sets of two tortilla dishes (two tooo many) one with red sauce one with green & then another set of two that were the same thing but hard thick strips of over cooked tortillas of who knows what could have brien a tooth on them.. these two dishes were repetitive very dry and tasteless... the meat was so dry as well! the desserts looked great when we walked in small custards pies cakes cookies etc...but after we ate our brunch there was only red velvet cake and very sweet baking soda tasting color sprinkled cookies! No one replenished the deserts our brunch was at 1:30pm and it was like we got the crumbs of what was left... we should of had the same desserts as everyone else who paid the same money...not worth the money at all very disappointed.

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KarenR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We were not aware that there would only be an expensive buffet option available. The restaurant is lovely and food good, but we were not looking for $35/person breakfast. Service was fine but waitstaff was sparse.

KH
vipKimH
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Christmas brunch. The food and mimosas were fantastic

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vipEleanor
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to the Lot for dinner before seeing a movie. We especially love Ryan, the restaurant manager. He is always very attentive. :-)

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Chrissy
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The restaurant was loud and servers kept the doors open despite the rain and cold outside so we were a bit cold. Food was good.

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THE LOT - Liberty Station is rated 4.1 stars by 446 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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