Red Marlin - Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

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Located on beautiful Mission Bay, Red Marlin boasts some of the most amazing bayside dining and views in all of San Diego, with a fresh and sophisticated menu by Chef de Cuisine Marc Costa. Choose from several dining options, including the open-air terrace with a cozy fire pits, the hip indoor and outdoor bar, several private dining rooms – a great choice for executive dinners after meetings- and the ultra-chic Red Marlin Chef’s Table. Located in the heart of the restaurant with its own built-in fire pit and extensively stocked wine wall, the Chef’s Table offers communal or private dining. Reserve this exclusive table for a wedding rehearsal dinner or choose the romantic outdoor terrace overlooking the bay.
Whether you’re looking for an afternoon appetizer, a celebratory feast, a post-dinner sweet or a sunset cocktail, our restaurant delivers it all with grand coastal resort style.
Join us every day for thoughtfully sourced, carefully served cuisine!
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

4 Course Thanksgiving Menu $70 Wine Pairings +$25. Children 12 & Under $25. Thoughtfully sourced, carefully served holiday menu with seasonal favorites.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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FN
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was not very busy on the morning we had breakfast, so we received a lot of quality attention from the helpful staff. Our server was especially in tune with our one-year old granddaughter making sure she had whatever could be provided (water, Cheerios, extra glass and plate) to ensure she was also having a positive experience. The food was tasty and reasonably priced in a dining room that takes full advantage of its views of the marina and Mission Bay!!

AG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome good! I appreciated the great care that the server and chef took with my Celiac dietary need. It was so nice to enjoy the meal!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

They never made it feel special. I think they need to read the reservation notes correct.

NB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group for lunch and the staff was amazing. The food delicious. Seriously the turkey BLT is the best I’ve ever had and please never change the pretzel bread it made the sandwich. The whole group loved their food choices and our waiter made sure our Tito’s cocktails were full! Great experience

i
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat on the patio in the evening. Table got a little too dark when the sun set. Our food was good, our server made a great recommendation on the swordfish entree.

DA
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Server Frank was perfectly attentive and very knowledgeable. We would love to return and dine there again!

DC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I traveled to San Diego for a three-day anniversary getaway. Dined at the Red Marlin on the first evening. Seating was wide open on a Wednesday, so had a window table overlooking the marina. Our waiter was attentive but not overly so - very relaxing. Started with the crab cakes. Mostly crab and very little filler. A bit too much mayo for my taste, but very good overall. My wife had the seafood stew and I had the seared scallops as entree’s. The seafood in her stew was very good and plentiful. The scallops in her dish were a touch overdone, but still quite good. The broth was very tomato-y and might have benefited from a touch more spice. This was not cioppino, and we were told that at the start. So comparisons can’t be made. But there were many similarities and this held up well. My scallops were perfectly done, melt in your mouth wonderful. They were paired with a mushroom risotto and a brown butter sauce. Loved every morsel. No room for dessert, so no opinion there. Good service, good food, good view all for a good experience.

JL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food overpriced and average quality. Staff inexperienced. Only move thing is it's convenience to Hyatt.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing view and wonderful raspberry lemon drop.

DM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Charlie our waiter was so attentive and kind. Brussel sprouts lovers...get he appetizer.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The choice is just few. Hyatt is four stars hotel, I expect the food should amaze me. Not coming back again

FF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was friendly and had great recommendations for us that we truly enjoyed! The scallops and Creme Brule were excellent! The kids Mac n Cheese was large and yummy!

d
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the greatest smoked salmon plates in the country when they are on point and this morning they were!Breakfast is the star here as ia the service I’ve been coming over a decade
It’s easily one of San Diego’s best breakfast spots more known to hotel guests than locals
Dinner was much better years ago as they lost their culinary direction
Talent in the kitchen though still remains strong though

O
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is in the Hyatt Regency which is a sprawling place. The views over the marina are really nice & we had a great waiter. Enjoyed having a relaxed dinner where we could talk without shouting and not a ton of screaming kids.

a
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The first night we came I wasn’t that impressed. However, the second night was much better. The fish was delicious as well as the two appetizers we had. Brussel Sprouts and meatballs. The steak was so-so, but that may have been due to the fact that we asked them to prepare it in a more kid-friendly manner. Although a bit pricey, this was a great dinner.

a
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was not as good as I expected. The chicken was dry and the fish was small portion. The kids buffet was pizza and pasta- no real protein. The cauliflower cakes were absolutely delicious, I will say that. However, overall it wasn’t the best food experience. Too expensive for what we received.

0
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

With the exception of the entree, the clam chowder appears to be from a can and not freshly made, the salad that was ordered tasted bitter and was missing several items that were described in the menu, like avocado and black beens.

L
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food is expensive and taste is not very good. Don’t expect big portions. Order your steak medium rare or medium otherwise it will be dry. Don’t order the scallops. You get 3 scallops over basmati. Basmati was very wet, no salt and bitter. We ordered a pork belly appetizer which was okay and only 3 bites. This place is going under I’d they don’t improve their portion size and menu. I really wonder who tasted the recipes and agreed to this. Not being mean just honest. I paid $150 and didn’t complain since it was a special occasion and didn’t want to put a damper on the night but goodness so disappointed in the food.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional, and calm atmosphere. Compliments to the Chef, the food was very delicious. Thank you for the dinning experience.

HP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Staying at the resort. Arrived 15 minutes before reservation and the hostess told us we could sit at the bar, but the kitchen was very backed up. There were maybe 8 tables seated inside and 2 outside. Should have been a sign to go somewhere else.

For an appetizer we got a cheese plate and for $6 added “cured meats”. Be aware you will receive 2 slices of 3 different types of cured meat. Not worth $1 per slice.

Kitchen was still backed up and it seemed like forever to get our food. My wife’s scallops were nice and warm, but to the steak was slightly warm.

Having walked out spending over $130 with no alcohol, I can’t recommend this to anyone..

OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The food was cold. They had a buffet for the 4th and all the burners were out. The manager apologized but we left hungry

OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Horrible food service was worse.

j
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

They have some of the best food in San deigo but we have had bad experiences with children out of control. I am aware it’s the parents responsibility but most parents are on the phone and kids are running around and crazy. I suggest they make a separate section for families using the children’s buffet.
We will not go again on a weekend. Sad

EB
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately the hostess was wonderful Service was great the food was delicious was one of the best clam chowder is ever ever had in my life

M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal on the deck overlooking flowers and marina! Wonderful seafood. Great service. Delicious brownie dessert.

JB
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan was fantastic and made sure we had fun fireside enjoying our vacation!

AB
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food is totally mediocre and expensive. The restaurant has a beautiful view, but there is no one there as the food is horrible and overpriced. Our waiter was good though.

MS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service and food! Took boyfriend here for birthday... was not disappointed.

V
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Went for Mother’s Day brunch. Abysmal seafood and WAY overpriced. Go to Tom Hams Lighthouse instead.

LA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner

DT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. The food delicious. I also loved our window table overlooking the water.

DT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We loved our server. He was very efficient and friendly and our busboy was also outstanding, always making sure our water glasses were full without asking. Our dinners were delicious.

DD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Easter brunch. The food is great but it’s a little pricey for the buffet.

F
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Pretty dissapointed. Food selection was slim as was staff. Desert table was weak. 5 out of 6 of us passed. For $69 a plate +$10 for unlimited Minosas it was a bomb. Our server dropped off our tab early and we paid it incase they got busy and then we asked a waiter for 5 refills on the Mimosa's and 15 minutes later he was close by and ignored us. While family was finishing up our meal we stopped a waitress and asked her if we could have a refill on our original Mimosa's and she walked over got the pre made pitcher which had been sitting there for awhile & not on ice and poured 4.5 refills. Then she came back to the table and said she was told she was never to pour a refill once the check was paid. She apologised and said she had no idea that paying our bill would effect any refills. When I paid the bill there was a automatic gratuity added plus another 4% charge to pay employee payrolls. Added up to an extra $110+ to my bill. So, the tables never did fill up, the food selection was weak, service was weak and just not a repeat. I'm a native San Diegan and been at this restaurant more times than I can count in years past but I will not return and I encourage you to maybe find another choice. Also, my granddaughter used the restroom and a man walked in unzipping his pants and she left quickly. All gender restrooms have issues when there are more than 1 stall. My 2cents. Sorry but you guys really dropped the ball for this Easter Brunch.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Waiter forgot to place our order Caeser salad was bitter and overpriced. Happy hour wine deal was decent. Martinis were WAY overpriced at $17 each.

M
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The view is amazing. We ate lunch overlooking the harbor and yachts. The service was outstanding.
The restaurant was virtually empty on a Sunday at noon. The food was pricey.Limited lunch menu. $18.00 for an average burger, but the view and location is what you pay for. I would recommend going there for dinner, the menu is extensive and I had a wonderful dining experience there in the evening last year.

HM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The view was great and service was awesome. We will definitely be going back on our next visit to San Diego.

p
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First, beware the parking lot which is $16! And no discount for dining. Swordfish was soggy and salty. My wife said the Caesar salad was horrible. Great drinks from the bar

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience2

They sneak a “minimum wage fee” on to our bill even after tax and tip to what pay the employees $9 an hour? Such a scam!

KR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good, the service was excellent, our server, Frank, was outstanding. Over all a great dining experience!