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C-Level

4.7
4.7
2992 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 75 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 2,992 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

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  • San Diego

    Bistro

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  1. E

    Ethan

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views. Muscles, French dip and catch of the day were delicious.
  2. JT

    JohnT

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view and service
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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
  6. GX

    GabrielleX

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!
  7. M

    Mary

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    FireandRain

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    RickA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great drink! Great service! Great experience!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful thanksgiving Dinner!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  14. JC

    JCFox

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    KaleeH

    Tulsa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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
  16. LM

    LeslieM

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!
  17. BD

    BobbyD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Her name escapes me- but fantastic service!
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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!
  21. PM

    PamelaM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere! Elegant but casual! We sat outside. the view was amazing, downtown skyline was so beautiful with all the lights. Cozy and warm with the heaters above. Very busy was service was excellent!
  22. JC

    JackC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Making a reservation was easy on open table. Once there, we were warmly welcomed and seated within 5 minutes. Wait staff was excellent - available yet not intrusive. They knew the menue thoroughly and helped us select a modest size appetizer with a paired wine.........Appetizer portion was perfect. Our entrees arrived as ordered and were perfectly portioned with enought to take home.... Dessert was awesome, sorbet sampler
  23. JS

    JSpoon

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food but prices keep going up, unfortunately this is becoming more difficult to eat out.
  24. CR

    CRGFAN

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have huge fans of the CRG restaurants. Many special moments celebrated at CLEVEL and The Prado.
  25. BH

    BeckyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our Server was outstanding! I was just disappointed because I had reserved a table for outside and it had been given away. We were not in a good spot for the view-very disappointing.
  26. ID

    InokaD

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the ambiance and setting for my team meeting. The servers were very attentive and drinks never ran out. Loved that the servers did frequent check backs to see if we needed more drinks and attended to empty dishes to remove from the table. The flavors of the dishes were wonderful and it was cooked to our liking! We will definitely come back tor another informal business meeting.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends birthday ama ing place beautiful view start amazing excellent food
  28. TP

    TracyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best view in town. Beautiful view of city at sunset. Wonderful wait staff.
  29. CS

    ChristineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, great service, great view. We really enjoyed our evening!
  30. ST

    STACEYD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the waiter! He’s was very knowledgeable on food and drinks and very sweet!
  31. m

    mepd247

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always have a wonderful time at C-Level ... best views in San Diego! Love the creative take on food and breathtaking views!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Dom was the sweetest guy ever. He made me feel like we were friends and super easy to talk to. Made me feel happy. If you come to C-Level please ask for Dom. 😊
  33. LH

    LoriH

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hard to find a better view. Food is consistently very good. The staff is very attentive.
  34. M

    Mike

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall GREAT Lovely Lunch
  35. j

    janeh

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything about our dining experience. We were seated outside and were very comfortable under the awning to protect us from the sun. The view was fabulous. Food and service excellent. We would highly recommend dining at C-Level.
  36. CR

    CeciliaR

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful view! Great service...a little pricey for the quality of food we ordered.
  37. MP

    MarianaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Didn’t like food! But it is worth for the view and ambient
  38. M

    Marty

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were recommended by a friend and we would recommend to others. Beautiful views and the food was great. A bit loud, but only as we were on the patio with the natural sounds of outdoor. The weather was perfect, so being outside was perfect.
  39. JH

    JeanH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Tremendous atmosphere! Great choice for a lovely dinner!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good but expensive

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 2992 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 75 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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