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C-Level

4.7
4.7
3012 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
Resting on stilts atop San Diego By C Level Lounge, is an upscale-casual lounge on the waterfront overlooking the city skyline and Coronado.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 95 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Cocktail Bar, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 298-6802

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Deborah Scott

  • Catering

    Take Chef Deborah Scott's cuisine to your special event, work function or party. For more details, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your private event on the C-Level Lanai with breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and skyline. For parties of 15-30 there is no better location to celebrate your special occasion, work function or family get-together. For pricing and information, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    Harbor Island Dr

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is unavailable at this time.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Christmas Day Celebration

    $79.95 per person

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Celebrate the joyous season while taking in views of the San Diego skyline. Island Prime and C-Level will be open from 1-7pm serving a special 3-course menu on Christmas Day. Try favorites such as Lobster Bisque Soup and Filet Mignon. Don't forget the Eggnog Cheesecake for dessert! Menu is priced at $79.95 for adults and $16.95 for kids, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge.
  • New Years Eve Celebration

    $94.95 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Ring in 2023 at Island Prime and C-Level! Celebrate the New Year with Chef Deborah Scott's delicious 3 course menu. Indulge in the Center Cut Filet Mignon or Mustard Salmon. Our NYE menus priced at $94.95 per person, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge.

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What 3,012 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for scenic views

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  1. L

    Lovethelobstermac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The portion of the food was great! I also ordered an addition meal to go to take home.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great birthday dinner couldn’t ask for more out of staff and the food was excellent
  3. RS

    RedSeal

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing… I had just flown in from London and wanted my fix!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and amazing service! We also love the house cats!!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fabulous!
  6. CP

    CaitlynP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner! Our server Kayla (don’t know how to spell it) was AMAZING…kind, talkative, fast, and super friendly. The muscles we ordered were simply exquisite, my friend and I wanted to bathe in the sauce haha. The chilled seafood platter was delicious as well. My friend accidentally tipped her cocktail over in her lap and Kayla moved quickly and got her a new one and made sure she was okay when my friend cut her hand a little on the broken cocktail glass. Even the manager Troy came and checked in - super nice gentleman! Overall we had so much fun, left VERY full and happy :) We will be coming back for more!
  7. JK

    JohnK

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The hospitality and service was the real standout at this fine restaurant on the bay.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my friends for their first time since my husband and I love this place! I recommended c-level for my friends birthday and it was excellent. Dom is our favorite server and we are going to ask for him every time we come back. The food and service is always fantastic!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 4 ofbus went for lunch on a sunday afternoon. The food was great, the view was beautiful. We sat inside because it was quieter than outside. Our server Anthony took amazing care of us and we stayed for hours! We had coconut shrimp, baked brie, the c level burger (made with half ground filet mignon and half ground chuck❤️) and mud pie and pineapple upside down cake for dessert. All were absolutely delicious. Finished off with cappuccinos and left super happy.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C-Level always delivers delicious food and beverage, their service and knowledge of the menu is on point, and you can’t beat the view! All of the Cohen restaurants are awesome! Thank you for making my wife’s birthday special - The strawberry shortcake dessert was great!
  11. CR

    CarlosR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view of the sunset and the skyline. Get there before the sunset and enjoy the views.
  12. DN

    DNoble

    San Diego

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my boyfriends birthday! Anthony was our server and was just delightful! We love having him as our server each time we dine there! Seabass catch of the day was delicious!!! Presentation of food was spectacular. Love the seafood Bloody Mary too!
  13. C

    Corinne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve never had a bad experience here. We enjoy the ambiance and the food every single time.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Awesome setting and view. Amazing g ahi stack and ceviche.
  15. EM

    EstellaM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food quality and selection is excellent. There are options for gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan.
  16. HD

    HoganD

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem! We will be back
  17. K

    Kiko

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, great. All staff members were very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious
  18. E

    Ethan

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views. Muscles, French dip and catch of the day were delicious.
  19. AC

    AnnaC

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place and views for family gatherings! I had been this restaurant for many times. Highly recommend.
  20. JT

    JohnT

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful of the harbor and city. Sitting outside is the way to go.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nephew’s birthday. Got a nice cake
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view and service
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I took my husband for his 40th birthday to C-Level and we were seated outside at a table with a view. The heater wasn’t working which the waitress knew about and we were not offered a different table. The food wasn’t to our liking. I had the filet mignon and it was on the dryer side with burned broccolini, they were not eatable. The waitress didn’t check on us to see if the food was enjoyable until the very end when she picked up the full plates and at that point I let her know it wasn’t enjoyable, but no reaction came from her. She brought us the bill, overcharging us, having to issue a new bill with the correct amount. A few tables next to us were also celebrating an occasion and were given a small cake but my husband who I mentioned on the reservation was turning 40 the day we went was not offered a cake on the house. Pretty inconsiderate and not a way to make somebody feel special or wanting to return. And btw thanks to the freezing outdoor table I am now sick in bed, lot my voice, not being able to take care of my two small children. Overall just a terrible experience and not worth the money. Very disappointed as this was a special occasion and due to Covid and kids we don’t get to go out much. Attaching a pic of the burned food, not sure it’s a great one but pretty much was black and not eatable
  24. GX

    GabrielleX

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined outside on their patio with the most gorgeous view! We were celebrating our son‘s 30th birthday and our server, Marco, went above and beyond to make the evening special. The food was outstanding and service excellent! Cannot recommend this place high enough!
  25. M

    Mary

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful view! Very good food. Prices have gotten ridiculous.
  26. FR

    FireandRain

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been coming here many years and my visits seem to get better and better. Now taking reservations, plenty of parking and of course the city view is great. Service is wonderful and the food, especially the baked brie appetizer remain untouchable.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a 4:00 reservation. We checked in at 3:58 and we were called for a table at approximately 4:25, but hey, it was Thanksgiving and the place was packed! Excellent weather and unsurpassed views.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to do Holiday or other Dining at C Level!!
  29. RA

    RickA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great drink! Great service! Great experience!
  30. J

    Jeff

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We attended C-Level’s Thanksgiving Day offering and it was really good. I was impressed by the menu options, drinks, service, and the view. I will return next year if they offer the same. Thank you for providing us a great holiday meal!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful thanksgiving Dinner!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    One bad experience does not define a restaurant, especially since we’ve been here a few times. Not sure why the service was so slow on that Wednesday night? It appeared that the waiter seemed to have forgotten about us several times, while the rest of the wait staff was on par.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We’ve been coming to C level and Island since it open. We always love Debra‘s food. But it is no longer that. It is clear that island prime, C level, and Coasterra have all gone the route of cheap production. Food for the tourists. Level creativity is minimal and The food quality is certainly not worth the time or effort let alone the money. From now on, will still go to C level, but for drinks only. we’ve already cut out any reason to go to Island for Coasterra for food. It’s such a shame ( but certainly a trend) The location is really what makes the three restaurants it’s certainly no longer the food.
  34. JC

    JCFox

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always first class service, and always amazing food.
  35. KH

    KaleeH

    Tulsa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can’t stop talking about our dinner here. I got the seafood pasta and my husband got the surf and turf. 5 stars. Wow. And the atmosphere outside was incredible. Definitely come here if you’re ever in San Diego
  36. LM

    LeslieM

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time and the experience was awesome! We were there for a business dinner and our client was very impressed by the food and the ambience. We are from Orange County but the next time I'm in the area, we will definitely be back!
  37. BD

    BobbyD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Her name escapes me- but fantastic service!
  38. MG

    MaggieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Waitress was slow picking up check. We had to ask for her.
  39. 1

    14mo

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    potstickers were dry really need some new menu items - I love bringing people to try this place as the views are spectacular - but I've been eating here since C-Level opened - need some new selections
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5-star service overall, it was a great experience and highly recommended for special occasions!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

C-Level offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 298-6802.

C-Level is rated 4.7 stars by 3012 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 95 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for C-Level

880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harbor Island Dr

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Cocktail Bar, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is unavailable at this time.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Deborah Scott

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 298-6802

  • Catering

    Take Chef Deborah Scott's cuisine to your special event, work function or party. For more details, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your private event on the C-Level Lanai with breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and skyline. For parties of 15-30 there is no better location to celebrate your special occasion, work function or family get-together. For pricing and information, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

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