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Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado

4.6
4.6
2696 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Come experience the perfect California sunset and the ocean breeze as you enjoy chop house favorites and fresh seafood at our open-air dining venue at the iconic Hotel Del Coronado. Sheerwater offers a bit of something for everyone in your party. Every Sheerwater guest has a "wow" moment when your server carves our signature Tomahawk steak for you tableside. Come enjoy a fantastic selection of breakfast fare from our fabulous brunch buffet from Chilaquiles to Blueberry Bread pudding, healthy fare to indulgent Red Velvet Pancakes. On Weekends we enhance the brunch with a savory Omelette station as well as Prime Beef carving to order and a fresh seafood station featuring peel and eat shrimp and smoked salmon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–12:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 522-8866

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eric Sarkisian

  • Private party facilities

    Our open-air dining room, ocean breezes, fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean all combine to make Sheerwater a perfect spot to enjoy a special occasion, birthday, anniversary or family reunion. Reach out to our hosts to set up a reservation. For parties of 12 or more contact Alexandria at 619-522-8027 to set up special menus for your group.

  • Private party contact

    Large Party Dining: (619) 522-8490

  • Neighborhood

    Coronado

  • Cross street

    Rh Dana Place/Adella Ave

  • Parking details

    The hotel offers valet and self parking. Standard parking rates apply. Ridesharing is encouraged, a dropoff area is available at the hotel's main entrance. Parking rates are reduced with validation.

  • Public transit

    Serviced by SDMTS Route 904 http://www.sdmts.com/RouteFiles/routes/pdf/904.pdf

  • Entertainment

    Live Music at Babcock + Story Bar with local favorite musicians. Visit www.hoteldel.com for dates and times.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,696 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Contemporary American

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  1. BJ

    BrandonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server Manny was Outstanding! He had an exceptional attention to detail and memory retention that was astonishing. We returned 2 nights later and had Manuel again and he actually remembered us and our drinks. I have never witnessed that level of service anywhere else.
  2. L

    Lilym

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gary made our brunch that much better! Everything was delightful.
  3. I

    Irishgram

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere and fabulous historic site to visit. So much to see and everyone was very friendly. Brunch Buffet was good, lots of variety. Pastries were mediocre. A bit overpriced, paying for the venue. Hotel very accessible for viewing, friendly and helpful staff.
  4. S

    Sean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    $130 plus tax plus 20% tip = roughly $170 for a breakfast buffet? Fruit wasn’t very fresh and baked goods were hard. I expected better value for what I payed. The only makeup for it was the view while eating.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We did not realize this was a breakfast buffet that is $65 ($35 for kids). We thought it would be a sit down with menus. We brought my mom for a birthday breakfast (noted this on the reservation where it asked and this was never acknowledged at the restaurant). The buffet was nice but we had a child and a teen that ate about $6 worth of food each and we left with a $350+ bill for 3 adults and 2 kids. I wish this would have been really obvious on the reservation here. I would never have chosen this for a family birthday meal. Way too much money. Please make it super obvious that it is a buffet here. We were so disappointed and bothered to spend this much money.
  6. DS

    DonnaS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and promotion
  7. JB

    JenniferB

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    We had reservations for lunch. When we arrived we were told it was a brunch buffet and we could not order off a menu. It was $65 a piece and completely not worth it. Ridiculous!!
  8. JB

    JeffB

    Houston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's quite an experience to have a dinner at the Del and the Sheerwater did not disappoint. The service was excellent, the food was surprisingly good and the costs were not unexpected for this unique setting.
  9. K

    Karen

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such good food! Great server, lovely ambiance sitting on the patio with the flame heaters going and strings of lights for a festive feel. We have been coming to this restaurant for many years when visiting Coronado, and it just gets better every time! Pricey, yes, but worth it.
  10. L

    Luckyone

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family dinner was absolutely wonderful! Sitting on my the patio with some heaters and a beautiful sunset. The staff was all top notch and our food so so good! Cody was a fantastic server and made everyone feel so special.
  11. a

    amandap

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely amazing. Food was wonderful and our servers were on point! Thank you
  12. GD

    GeoffD

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A little expensive but great food and service. It was too windy to be on the patio, but there is nothing you can do about the weather.
  13. MK

    MaryK

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner! The chicken was delicious, and the wine menu was extensive. Our server, Cody, was a delight!! He was charming, helpful, and patient while making us feel very welcome!! Excellent experience!!
  14. SS

    SuzetteS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter & ambiance
  15. EV

    ElizabethV

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    When we were initially being seated, they offered us a table behind a large box used for clearing tables. If the restaurant had been full, I might have understood - but there were only a couple of tables being used at the time & we did have a reservation. Next when the waiter talks about “bread service” you think it will be included as part of your dining experience like almost every other restaurant - but it’s not. It is an additional $14 for a small sourdough loaf and 1 tablespoon of olive tamponade, olive oil & a about 2-3 pats of butter. Our waiter was great, the food and drinks came out quickly and all tasted great. It is a very expensive restaurant, so I think there are a few things that could have been better.
  16. S

    Stefano

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Sheerwater is pricey because of its location at The Del, but the food is just OK. The waiters are very busy and although generally nice they suffer under the strain of serving up to 400 guests. We asked to expedite food for the kids (just a grilled cheese sandwich and a pasta) and we were told that it was not possible as everything was cooked in order. There was no effort to make food arrive in any sensible sequence, and in fact one of our kids did not receive any food until a good 45 minutes after food started coming. The food quality was OK but just OK, and one dish, the gnocchi verde, was frankly bad. The gnocchi were gummy and flavorless (think marshmallows without the sugar) and the broccoli rabe sauce had zero salt and a just a vague flavor of raw plant, like biting into a leaf. We sent back the two we had ordered and the waiter said he would take them off the check. When the check came, only one order had been removed. We mentioned it to the waiter and he acted surprised, but he did take off the second order too. Overall, I would eat somewhere else and come to the area just to walk about.
  17. AN

    ANNEZ

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was awesome. We came in for dessert and she was cool with that. Very attentive, even though we weren’t a big $ table for her.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. Lovely atmosphere!
  19. MT

    MariT

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m so glad and very happy for accommodating us, for changing our reservation time. Our server was supper nice and friendly Me and husband loved our lamb- so delicious. So thankful for giving my son a slice of cake celebrating his birthday The restaurant was busy yet we have the best service I would recommend and will come back
  20. PS

    PeterS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter, Cody, was fantastic! Food was excellent.
  21. KA

    KelleyA

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was wonderful having Christmas dinner at Sheerwater with our family! We ordered the Grand Seafood Platter which was the best one we’ve ever had by far. For dinner we shared the tomahawk steak which was equally incredible. Service was prompt and friendly. All around I recommend it for a special occasion dinner with family.
  22. K

    Kristan

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Very Expensive, great food and selection but definitely WAY over priced for brunch .
  23. JW

    JosuaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food and an amazing atmosphere!
  24. CD

    CatherineD

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The dessert was small and too expensive. I had a reservation and asked to sit inside and had to sit outside instead
  25. M

    Maria

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Nice area but not worth the insanely expensive buffet. Better to stop by the Coronado hotel and eat somewhere else
  26. UM

    UserML

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, food and drinks were outstanding and unique!
  27. CH

    CherylH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I absolutely loved the food and the whole experience! We will definitely be back!
  28. C

    Carolina

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    I'm still in shock to be writing a review like this. This was the absolute worst restaurant experience my partner and I have ever had. Food is mediocre for its high-end price and our waiter was absolutely awful. I can't in good faith recommend this place to any PoC here's why: -waiter did not check in on us until 2 hours after we ordered just 3 menu items (I kid you not) -we did not receive our food until well over an hour of ordering (we ordered the sourdough bread, the sea bass, and the charred cauliflower) -food was truly bland, mediocre, and unfortunately ours was luke warm at best -the waiter treated us VERY poorly and it was obvious why.. he was so friendly and checked in on everyone around us, except us.. the only PoC there. -we asked to speak to the manager (we have NEVER done that) and the manager was nice, so that's a plus, he offered to comp our entrees -we didn't get our check until THREE HOURS after ordering our food, and my partner had to get up and find the waiter to ask for the check -the waiter BLEW UP at my partner after my partner named that the manager said our entrees would be comped Absolutely disgusting service and bland/mediocre food.
  29. b

    bayparkgirl

    San Diego

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a holiday dinner date with my husband and another couple. The ambiance was beautiful with the ice skating rink and all the outdoor heaters glowing. Our food was delicious and the service was excellent! We loved the sea bass special and the duck leg confit. Perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!
  30. TB

    TeshaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I love going to Sheer Water, I take my dad every year for his birthday, the food is always amazing, but it’s been a couple years because of COVID, and the food price went up and the quality went down a bit. Also the free bread and butter is no longer free and now a $14 charge , which is disappointing. Not sure if this tradition will continue, sadly.
  31. PM

    PerrinM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cody is an incredible server! It was truly an amazing dining experience; the food and service were just impeccable. Thank you so much!
  32. R

    Romantic

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I have been waiting to go out to celebrate our anniversary since the end of November. We could not have picked a better restaurant to go celebrate at. The restaurant itself was beautifully set up with heaters everywhere, a plus for me as I run cold so I was freezing without them. All of the staff were absolutely amazing with positive attitudes and amazing energy. Our server was Cody who did an excellent job and really made us feel welcome. The bartender Steph made the best drinks ever! I recommend the the Pear Sour, it was phenomenal. The food was too good!! Everything we ate tasted absolutely wonderful!! I highly recommend this place for any occasion. They really made our day feel very special!! Thank you Sheerwater staff!! We had a beautiful time!!
  33. R

    Ronnie

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great option if wanting to take part in the Christmas festivities outside during winter however dress warm.
  34. G

    Gooseman

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Good food but took way to long to receive. No bread or anything offered just high priced appetizers. Scallops were amazing and sea bass was good.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service
  36. JT

    JenniferT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We felt ignored most of the time, and it took over two hours to get our meal
  37. GP

    GarrettP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The food was not close to what our expectations were. The service was average.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable even though the weather was quite chilly. Being under the heaters helped. I enjoyed the mussel soup and tuna tostadas. The bread was hot sour dough with tamponade and butter. Delicious! Great service too!
  39. NY

    NYMarg

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Great food!
  40. h

    hayleyb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The breakfast buffet was absolutely amazing!! I will dream about the sugar waffles, coconut chia seed pudding, and the delgano coffee drink. Also, the omelets and carving station! Not to mention, our server Michael was a true gem, -- kind, attentive, and personable -- fantastic service! And he brought my hubby a dessert for his bday. We will definitely be back!

FAQs

Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado is rated 4.6 stars by 2696 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 29 times today
Google Map for Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado

1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rh Dana Place/Adella Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Coronado

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–12:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The hotel offers valet and self parking. Standard parking rates apply. Ridesharing is encouraged, a dropoff area is available at the hotel's main entrance. Parking rates are reduced with validation.

  • Public transit

    Serviced by SDMTS Route 904 http://www.sdmts.com/RouteFiles/routes/pdf/904.pdf

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eric Sarkisian

  • Entertainment

    Live Music at Babcock + Story Bar with local favorite musicians. Visit www.hoteldel.com for dates and times.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 522-8866

  • Private party facilities

    Our open-air dining room, ocean breezes, fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean all combine to make Sheerwater a perfect spot to enjoy a special occasion, birthday, anniversary or family reunion. Reach out to our hosts to set up a reservation. For parties of 12 or more contact Alexandria at 619-522-8027 to set up special menus for your group.

  • Private party contact

    Large Party Dining: (619) 522-8490

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