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C-Level, San Diego, CA

C-Level

4.8
4.8
4126 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 102 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Seafood, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 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
  • 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

What 4,126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

4,126 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food, best service, best view—best restaurant!!

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  2. CynthiaR

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The views are spectacular. Food and drinks mediocre. Had the fish special which had no discernible flavor. My husband had the steak which he said was just ok. Expensive and don’t go for food go for the view.

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  3. TinaG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely lunch with my parents yesterday, thank you so much!

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  4. DianaM

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had dined previously years ago and the food quality seemed less this time. I had a Ceasar salad and it wasn't that good, poor lettuce quality, not very green or crisp. The salad dressing was bland or not enough. Didn't like my second drink Fly Navy but no one asked. Celebrating just getting married at the SD County Administration Center down the road and chose Clevel to celebrate, shared with hostess but nothing special done. Have had better experiences in the past with Island Prime and CLevel, this experience was just a 3 star experience not really bad nor not really good. Was hoping for a better experience given the special celebration.

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  5. Bitsyk

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been there before and consistently good, good service and good food

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  6. AnthonyT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! Food was excellent. Lobster bisque was really nice, so was the corvina fish of the day! Drinks were great as well. View was great as well. Will be back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, friendly staff and good food. Best views of downtown !

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  8. jaja

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Post Valentine’s Day dinner. Food was amazing and Tammy our server was great!

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  9. MichaelS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy Sea Level. Food was excellent, service outstanding, but noisier than I've ever experienced before. Either way, I've be back.

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  10. joeg

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. A bit noisy, but the view and atmosphere and easy parking made up for it.

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  11. KimW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and view of the water. This is our favorite restaurant whenever we have to be near the airport.

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  12. Kellyvolfan

    Dallas

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    James was our waiter and he was amazing. The food was delicious. The views across the harbor were spectacular, and the noise levels were acceptable.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I tend to put food above view so with that in mind I probably won't be back any time soon. Food is ok (some good dishes, some bland ones), menu feels limited, service was ok, view was/can be great. All of that adds up to the value being lower than I would have liked. If you have a group that is larger than 4, I don't think you can sit in the area closest to the water.

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  14. Tisa

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came to C Level for a special Birthday. We had a 5:00 res for 3 which we didn’t get seated till about 5:15 but the table was perfect, right against the water. Our Server James was outstanding, I’ve never had better service anywhere. Ask for James if you decide to dine at C Level. Food was always great.

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  15. RhondaR

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and the food and bite of the water are always great. Thank you

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our absolute favorite restaurant in San Diego! Delicious food, great service, spectacular view!

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  17. JackieW

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place for the ambience and the food and drinks have never disappointed! Great place for celebrations or out of town guests!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the fried artichokes, french onion soup, mussels and lobster BLT we had for lunch today. Jessie was warm, kind and provided excellent service. She was especially patient and sensitive to the needs of my elderly in-laws. Thank you Jessie, you totally made our day!

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  19. JoyceL

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a great experience the first time, that we had to return. Sit on the patio for a great ocean view and delicious food. I recommend the Coronado Smash Cocktail!

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  20. bscomments

    San Diego

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really love C-level. My faves are lobster mac & cheese and the ahi stack. I liked the ahi stack best when the crab was just crab and there was more of it, but thank you for having the ahi raw. I cannot eat tuna any other way… no matter if it is barely seared. Or worse, in a can!

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  21. Ellen

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great! We all enjoyed what we got- Tuna Melt, Lobster BLT, Ahi Tuna salad. We started with great Lobster bisque and Cauliflower appetizer. Everything was delicious. We will be back soon.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Despite having a reservation, we were seated right next to the bussing station which was extremely loud and distracting. The food was ok. Our waitress was excellent, and the view is great.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best experience ever. Highly recommend. Had a great birthday dinner and food was super tasty

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  24. DebbieB

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful as usual. The ahi was exceptional. Our server, Jessie, who is our favorite treated us like royalty. She is the absolute best!! Thank you so very much.

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  25. StlevieGJD

    Los Angeles

    121 reviews

    2.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The view is outstanding. The menu is small and not particularly creative. The execution of the food is inconsistent. Neither my wife nor I liked our mai courses, both of which were recommended by the server. The service is uneven. Our main server was pleasant and seemed helpful. But it took him awhile to check on our good for each course. This was made worse by the food runners who did not want to hear if you wanted salt, pepper, tobasco, or malt vinegar. I’m sure this is a great place for a drink at happy hour, eating bar food and watching the sunset. But it’s not fine dining.

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  26. JRatchford

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was rushed. We were hurried to order. Tables are very close together.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a good experience, window side seating was breathtaking. Highly recommend the garden cooler drink it was delicious as well as the chicken pot stickers (:

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  28. StaciaP

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has an amazing view. Everything was on point! Highly recommend.

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  29. cecem

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love going here-great view, great service, great food.

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  30. JoelAlejo

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend. Initially I reserved for 2 but they were able to accommodate 2 more people. The views are amazing. Food was great. Our server was really nice. Our appetizers and meals came out promptly. Overall it was great experience.

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  31. Bj49

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic and the food exceeded my expectation! The staff were friendly and personable. I was celebrating my birthday and they helped to make my special day special and memorable.

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  32. MilosL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    C-level impressed again. Our second time there and really enjoyed the place with a view of downtown San Diego and Coronado bridge. The fresh catch of the day was delicious again (corvina), as well as calamari appetizer and amaretto cheesecake dessert. We also tried different cocktails and they were well made. Really happy with the experiences at C-level.

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  33. KathyS

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic view, delicious food, wonderful service! Coming back soon!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great customer service as always, food was just spectacular, wonderful ambiance…and of course, the views! Our favorite restaurant! :)

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  35. roberth

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dusty was a good server. Food was very good and even seemed to be a little bit more generous quantity,

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  36. FredB

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We went to clevel for the view but our seats faced the other diners . The bay view was behind us. Also, we mentioned that we were celebrating our anniversary on our open table reservation and no mention was made of our anniversary. When we finally mentioned it to our server, she seemed surprised and brought us a dessert which was delicious . Not sure why Open Table asked us if we were celebrating anything special if that info was not shared with our server.

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  37. brolph

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. Incredible setting / surroundings. Definitely recommended.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner with an even more amazing view!

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  39. JFBM

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outside tables are covered and have great breeze but not open wind. Sweeping views of SD harbor and skyline. I had three guests from Scotland and it was perfect intro to our city.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience with delicious food and cocktails!

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FAQs

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

C-Level is rated 4.8 stars by 4126 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 102 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for C-Level

880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Harbor Island Dr
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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