The Rooftop by STK

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Lounge poolside, sip on one of our creative signature cocktails and enjoy a delicious lunch in your private cabana. Indulge in exclusive bottle service, with premium liquor, mixers, and your own cocktail server at our fabulous San Diego rooftop bar.

By day, The Rooftop by STK will sweep you away with stunning city views and creative regional cuisine. Using organic, locally sourced ingredients, our rooftop restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring American dishes with a cool SoCal spin.
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QB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Rooftop by STK is an upscale spot with 2 person tables, cozy couches and a small pool. Be prepared to spend $$$

GL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and my experiences were awesome!! There was a wedding taking place but it was still so fun to watch everything going on. The server had also called in sick and the bartender did a lovely job of taking care of us. Would most definitely return.

AS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food came out cold unfortunately and the server checked back too late to have it fixed. Need more umbrella shade for the roof if to eat in non sweaty comfort. And when time to go and pay took a long time for server to come our payment to pay. So overall food could be better hot. And check backs right after food delivered is important and when guest is done ....we're usually ready to go pretty quick, especially in the hot non shade of umbrellas afternoon. Thank you

1
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was slow. No point in making reservation because no one tends to guests. Prices were ridiculous. $6 for a cup of brewed coffee. This is not at all connected to STK, they just license the name. Basic patio seating with a great view but you could also just get some reasonably (comparatively) priced to go coffee and lounge on the deck and have a similar experience.

K
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Just very loud and not romantic like the pictures show

S
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our service was the best and the food our server recommended was great. I definitely recommend dining here and will return if I’m ever in the area again.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Was there for lunch (originally brunch but we found out that brunch stops at 12:00pm) during comic con weekend. They had an event there but the music in the dining area was SOOO loud that it was very difficult for our party to have good conversation. We did ask the waitress to lower the volume but it didn’t change or was so slight it was unnoticeable.

DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I went on vacation in San Diego California booked this place 2 months in advance got my email confirmation and everything a few days before and the day of my friends and iwweee embarrassed when we went up there there was a private party of rich looking people and they told my friends and I we needed to leave this was a private party. I waited 2 months for this and was disappointed because someone rich said they wanted a party there

KB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing night. Thank you to the kind service and the delicious food

Best way to spend a big birthday dinner thank you stk

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Rooftop by STK for my friends bachelorette breakfast and because I love rooftop bars. This place also happened to be the same bar where we went for my bachelorette from a year ago. It looks different during the day. It was very relaxing, calm and quiet (we needed it after a night of partying from the previous night). Our server was nice & really funny, I just forgot his name (sad face) The food was great! I’m definitely coming back here with my husband!

L
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service the bartender was nice! Good drinks!

TM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience5

The atmosphere was lovely and it was well kept but the food was mediocre for the price. Not really good at all. The drinks were really good though

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.

HH
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful place for breakfast on a sunny day. Plenty of seating for a meal. Comfortable seating for conversation and drinks. Great view of San Diego. They seemed short staffed on a Thursday morning for breakfast. No one but the pool person around the corner to acknowledge my presence. I helped myself to a menu and sat as I watched other guest came expecting to be seated for breakfast

JT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

With a name like Rooftop by STK I expected more than mediocre pool food. It was nice to sit outside and the service was decent, but the food was lackluster and the prices way too high for what it was.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I’d skip this place...

CJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

My review might be a little biased since we went on a rainy day, but i was a bit underwhelmed. My goal was a nice rooftop breakfast for my fiance on his birthday, and this place seemed to have great reviews. When we got up there it just seemed like that place that people staying at the hotel went for breakfast, so it didn't feel like anything special. I made the note that it was my fiances bday with the reservation, but nothing special stemmed from that. The food for the price wasn't exceptional. Basic Benedict, small breakfast burrito and 2 coffees for $50. I would have much rather spent that money somewhere else. I get that it was a gloomy day, but i hoped that we'd still get a nice vibe from the rooftop.
I would recommend it, but maybe on a sunnier day.

y
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT! Had. the best time celebrating my belated birthday brunch here with my closest friends. Excellent service, amazing views and ambiance :)))

The Rooftop by STK
Responded on November 7, 2018

Thank you so much for choosing the Rooftop by STK !!!!! We hope to see you again soon. Bola

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Food was very good and service was good. Drinks were incredibly overpriced.

PA
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Limited views from being a rooftop place. Construction ongoing during our visit so not ideal for a visit. If you stay at hotel good for a drink or quick bite but not a destination to go to

LG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I was really disappointed with the quality of the food.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Most was good. Coffee was terrible. Portion sizes were fairly small and they charged a fee for reservations.

F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall1food1service5ambience4

I planned this reservation to celebrate my daughter’s friend’s 21st birthday, but the day of the reservation, they canceled it. They allowed us to reschedule for the next day but the birthday boy would not be in town and so our celebration was ruined. We did dine there the next day. The appetizers were delicious- fried cauliflower and buffalo wings. The main dish— steak and chicken— were both terrible. Overcooked. Dry! Flavorless! The rice that came with the chicken tasted as if it were placed in the microwave. The potatoes for the steak were awful. The service was the only thing that saved this place.

m
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

When we made this reservation we were expecting more elegant rooftop dining. The venue was much louder, more casual, and the target patrons were considerably younger than us. We contemplated cancelling our reservation after we arrived but decided to stay...mainly because it was our last night of a 12-day trip and we didn't have the energy to find an alternative restaurant. That said, we enjoyed our meal however, probably wouldn't choose to return.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great views and good food.

d
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Salmon and Steak over-cooked and dry. One waitress served the entire rooftop. I spoke to the GM for the real STK downstairs and understand that the hotel licensed the STK name for the rooftop, but even for a knock-off STK the food and service was terrible. Let the restaurant do what they do best and take over the rooftop, because Andaz has no clue what they’re doing.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views of Downtown San Diego from the STK Rooftop were awesome. In addition the lighter bar style STK menu was perfect for this spot. Definitely a great place to have drinks and relax while downtown.

S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great view. Came for happy hour. Good prices. Yaas.

F
Minneapolis
65 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and views! Perfect spot to enjoy any nice day

J
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast options are great. So much variety on the menu. We were happy!

B
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience4

When we arrived for our reservation, there was no table ready and we ended up having to wait 30-45 minutes for them to set up a space for us. Once we were seated the service was very slow and we had made our reservation for brunch, but since our table was late getting set up they had finished brunch and moved the menu to their lunch menu by the time we were seated. It took a very long time to initial get drinks ordered and throughout the meal we had to keep asking for them to refill our waters. All in all, I would not recommend or come back to this location for dining. The view and lounge area was nice so it would be a cool place for casual drinks, but not if you're looking for quality service for a nice dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast, and food was delicious.

LF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous view of the City. We had an awesome cabana by the pool for a girl's night happy hour.

CR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Sad to say the food and service were remarkably terrible. 8 people and no entrees were enjoyed. The server was very young (which is great) but clearly not trained. As nice and understanding as we were, it was painful to experience the delays and mistakes she and the team were making. 15 minutes to take drink orders, then forgetting glasses, then refilling dirty glasses, then pouring champagne to the very tip top of the glasses, then empty glasses and water glasses for 15 minutes while she's nowhere to be found. All that could be forgiven with delicious food - but everything was pretty bad, and simply not well prepared.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday brunch with friends.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view. Food is decently priced but the mixed drinks are very expensive. $14 for a mojito during the day. There's a 3% service charge added to the bill that you also get taxed on.