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C-Level

4.7
4.7
3125 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
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 79 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Seafood, Bistro

  • 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

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What 3,125 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we come to C-Level there’s always a great experience. Both service and food are great and the location couldn’t be better, for all of us that love an ocean view.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful weather so the views were amazing. Like usual the food was delicious. The service was prompt and professional. Just an FYI… The Key Lime Pie is huge and very rich. Plenty for 4 people. 😊
  3. CM

    CarmenMaria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best lobster BLT dipped into the best lobster bisque, absolutely mouthwatering.
  4. NF

    NancyF

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was a bit disappointing from previous times. The food and drink (cocktail selection) quality is not as good as it used to be, in addition to substantial price increases with 5% surcharge. We used to dine at C-Level (lunch and happy hour) and Island Prime (dinner) more often. The service was good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Well done and friendly
  6. JJ

    JoJo

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, service great and the view was fabulous
  7. P

    Paulas

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The table we were given had a million dollar view. Our waiter was gracious, informative and patient. He recommended selections which exceeded expectations. We were given time to take in the view, enjoy the scene and revel in the experience. We did not feel rushed. We will return to C-Level when we return to San Diego and certainly recommend this place
  8. HS

    HawizaS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Thai Chicken Salad! Generous pour on the sparkling and wine flight.
  9. KF

    KathleenF

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our server was learning a new machine. Took forever to get our drinks and my mom didn’t even get what she ordered.
  10. CP

    CarolP

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were gathered together to have a meeting so the noise level was very loud. We enjoyed the food and had a good meeting.
  11. L

    Lisa

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food service and food was great
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very amazing views! The seafood pasta and lobster Mac n cheese were phenomenal. Prices are very reasonable with the quality of service and food mixed in with one of the best views in San Diego.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful, just as always.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprised my husband for his 30th birthday. He loved it. The ambience, the food and our waiter was amazing. Overall it was a great experience.
  15. BR

    BRita

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We often arrive between the lunch and Happy Hour crowded Wes, so we have a better choice of tables. All was as wonderful as ever!
  16. KF

    KateF

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I wrote that we were celebrating a birthday but no acknowledgment of it was expressed Disappointed
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, seated quickly and food arrived promptly
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food was superb and atmosphere was excellent
  19. JS

    JacquelineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has a Very nice view. Food is great. Ambience is very nice
  20. BC

    BobC

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, view, all outstanding.
  21. R

    Randyo

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Beautiful view. Server was not very engaging. French onion soup was great! Lobster Mac and cheese was ok - not very warm. My wife’s lobster bisque was excellent. Wine was great!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so amazing !!! And I swear we had the best view in the place. The staff was so sweet and our server Avery was the BEST !!! We had the 3 course meal they were providing this season and the lobster bisque was to die for , the chicken piccata was A+, and the strawberry shortcake was honestly ok. Over all 10/10 experience THANKS AGAIN AVERY !!!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! The level of attentiveness to us was superb! Our meal and the view of San Diego bay was outstanding!
  24. TS

    TomS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Food was amazing. Lobster Fontina BLT is the best sandwich ever. Crusted Brie was amazing.
  25. DA

    DawnA

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant to bring family and friends from out of town. The BEST food and WONDERFUL staff! Full disclosure, I’m often a regular with or without visitors!
  26. F

    Foodie

    Denver

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food, service and views of the harbor. The best coconut shrimp in the world.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We loved our dinner! We will definitely be back and recommend to my family and friends.
  28. C

    Coffeexprt

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the special 3 course meal for $40. The appetizer coconut shrimp, lobster bisque, lobster Mac n cheese and dessert were all delicious. Our server, Kaitlyn went above and beyond by making sure we received the best service throughout the entire meal. She saw that we had a difficult time deciding in dessert, so she split both offerings. Thank you Kaitlyn for taking such good care of us!
  29. PH

    PamelaH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good meal. Exceptional service. One of the best views in San Diego.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view and amazing servers
  32. n

    nononsensefoodie

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We had the best server, she had an unique name but I forgot it (sorry!) She was very attentive and bubbly, loved her energy. You can tell she loved her work. The food was decent (best by far was the oysters and fish of the day), and so was the prices considering the lovely location on the waters. Parking was free, which was an added perk. Although we had reservations in the lovely patio, our table was in the middle and felt kind of cramped with other patrons around. Next time will try to request closer to the glass wall.
  33. HC

    HubertC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place to eat, Great decor, and overall great service
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We went for a birthday. We had reservations and still had to wait. We were put in a corner by a bussing station. Service was friendly but very slow. My lobster bisque tasted like a bowl of butter with one small lump of meat, my poke bowl was basically a rice bowl with a small amount of fish. The rice was also off. I am not sure how that is even possible. My friend enjoyed her main dish. The desert was yummy. However, all in all it was just ok.
  35. JK

    JanKop

    Kansas City

    184 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful view of San Diego Bay. Wonderful happy hour food and drink. Keeps us coming back again and again
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  37. RG

    RichardG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their service was amazing. Great energy and very attentive. View was beautiful of downtown San Diego.
  38. L

    Lindab

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Picked up a friend at airport and went here as recommended by a different friend. It was fantastic
  39. CD

    ChristineD

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful views… oysters were sub par and had to send them back. Crab and lobster sandwich was good.
  40. HO

    HOLLYM

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Bloody Mary’s and Lobster BLT I’ve ever had. Lovely atmosphere with expansive views of the San Diego Bay. Excellent service. Love C-Level.

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 3125 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 79 times today
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

    Cocktail Bar, Seafood, Bistro

  • 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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