Seasalt - Del Mar

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501 reviews
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Seasalt Del Mar Seafood Bistro offers a menu inspired by responsibly sourced local food. It's a place to enjoy fresh, delicious plates and relax by the beach. In addition to fresh fish and seafood, Seasalt Del Mar serves salads, soups, chicken, steak and vegetarian options. It is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Seasalt Del Mar also has a large bar area with HD TVs and a Private Room with Private View Deck.
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k
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at sunset and it was terrific! Everything good.

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MH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

I have been to Seasalt several times previously and the service and ambiance on those occasions were very good. However, on this visit the service was extremely slow, and the wait staff did not seem confident. The noise level was high enough to make ordinary conversation difficult. The food was still excellent. Perhaps there were many new hires that night, but the overall experience was poor. I hope to return at another time and find the previous levels of service have resumed.

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A
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous location but they dont rest on that. The food was also delicious and nicely presented. Service was prompt and gracious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Made a reservation, arrived 15 minutes early, was asked to wait in the bar while our special table was prepared. An hour and a half later, the “host” saw us in the bar, clearly he forgot us, and then said it would be another 10-15 minutes for our special table. The only response from the restaurant when I posted my FB pictures and story was that they “don’t have a host “. I suppose no reservation is needed with no host...not a great way to spend a birthday dinner :(

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PL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful meal. One couldn't ask for more. Great service, food, and a window seat as the sun sets. We each had the specials for the day, sea bass and Alaskan halibut. Very delicious. I'm excited for the next time we go!

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A
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 6 ladies celebrating a birthday. Most of us had different orders & enjoyed them. The artichoke appetizer was delicious.and the chocolate mousse complimentary dessert was outstanding. The only negative was hard bread when it was requested by two ladies.
We enjoyed it very much and are planning on coming with spouses later.

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L
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood - friendly service and good food :)

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite brunch place- great food and service and a serene view!

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Very noisy, impossible to have a conversation. Asked to be seated where we could talk, told all tables were reserved ( I had a reservation) meanwhile there was a table on patio empty the entire time we dined, two hours.

Food was fair, had crab ravioli, came out tepid and dough a bit chewy.. the spicy tuna roll was good.

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ST
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to dine with friends from Orange County.

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The staff are extremely personable and the food is delicious for a reasonable price. The owner was quite charming. The decour is excellent and has an understated sense of elegance. We will definitely go back.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, and great spot for our large party of old friends. Bar staff was top notch.

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j
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Great view.

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J
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was really good, better than expected!

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RD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Patio was pretty bright and not an ideal setting for Valentine's Day. Dimming the lights and adding a little more ambiance would have been good. Ceviche was amazing!

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S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. We got the calamari, Alaskan king salmon, swordfish, cheesecake and limoncello. Everything was fantastic! The waiter was attentive and the manager even brought me a rose (it was Valentine's Day). It was expensive, but the serving size was perfect and the taste made it well worth it. We sat on the patio and I imagine the view was beautiful, but we went at night and you couldn't see much. I'll definitely come back again next time I have a special occasion.

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t
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service was awful. The food was cold and tasteless. Simple things like dirty spoons delivered with the soup. Coffee cups never refilled. Wrong menus delivered. Haphazard food delivery— one guest got his much later than the others and it was cold, too.
Never again.

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MS
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Quality food, good service, and great taste. Prices are fairly steep but it's a good place to go for a special meal.

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SM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Poor service. Average food. Expensive price.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service!

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S
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Second time eating here. Last time I ordered the swordfish and it was ok but not great. Ordered the Niçoise salad on second visit and it was good but not enough for even a small lunch. Maybe they should put it on the appetizer menu? Or maybe increase the portion size since it is an $18 menu item. Oh, also, still being quite hungry I asked for bread but they don’t serve bread at lunch. Hmmm... and if you go with a group you should know they won’t split the check more than 3 ways.

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J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was wonderful, 50% thanks to the sushi chef and 50% thanks to our server who seemed to be a mind reader with regard to what we needed.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not call to make reservation.

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R
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good, and the location is like that of a neighborhood gem. There were several families eating here so it gives you the neighborhood dining experience, not where I'd go for date night.

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TH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I won't go into all of the details; however, when I talked to the manager about our situation, he was very apologetic and gave us two free meals the next time we dine w/ them. Not sure if that will happen, as I didn't care for my food. Sorry...

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MG
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to SeaSalt...what a fantastic meal!! Started our meal with the Calamari appetizer, totally enjoyed the warm marina sauce it was served with, for dinner we shared thread amazing dishes so that we could try a little of all: crab ravioli with lobster sauce, shrimp with vegetable risotto & the salmon in vodka...all sooo worth trying!!

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U
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was salty, especially the pulled pork. Servers wouldn't make vegetable substitutions at all. Wait staff seemed overwhelmed during Restaurant Week Thursday night #1. Hostess was snippy. Wine selection was good. My guests said they go here often so perhaps the standards weren't quite up to par because of Restaurant Week.

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MH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Seasalt - DelMar was excellent. The service was prompt and attentive and the recommendations of the wait staff were accurate and much appreciated. The food was delicious and presentation also delightful.

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DC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can"t bet the food , service , view. SeaSalt does it all so well. Never had a bad meal here.

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GS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Broad menu with lots to choose from. Good fish selection.

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BZ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal served by an outstanding staff and the manager was excellent in taking care of our needs.

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EV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took an early dinner for New Year's Eve. Our reservation was for 4:30, got there early and was seated. We had calamari as our appetizer--large portions with two sauces, white wine for me, and IPA for my husband. I chose the crab ravioli for my entree and he had the dinner special--mahi-mahi. My ravioli were large, full of crab and the sauce was very nice. I asked for bread to wipe my plate clean. My husband's mahi-mahi was beautiful to look at and was delicious to boot. Our server was around and not around--not a hoverer, but aware of us to take care of us. A nice way to end the year.
We love the lagoon and the environment--we used to work in the area--so it was an extra for us to see it, on rainy cool day. It wasn't crowded, probably because it was early, but it was nice not to have to yell at each other during dinner.
Sea Salt was a recommendation from a foodie friend, and I was very happy with that choice.

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M
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Brunch menu limited but good food overall - best server ever

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c
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

New waitress....she didn't mention specials. Food was excellent.

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K
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was salty, but maybe that is to reflect the name of the restaurant.

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M
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the coconut shrimp and the spaghetti with clams!

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JA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The menu sounded and looked great, but there were some issues that ruined our experience. For example, the lettuce stem was served in the salads, we asked for the clams with linguini to be cooked with no butter, but it was cooked with butter and we had to send it back and wait for them to cook another one. The creme brulee wasn't finished (by browned on top and no fruit was added). So we had to send that back too. They didn't bring us bread. When we got there, we had to wait in the lobby cuz no host was there. We had to ask for menus after sitting at the table for 5-10 minutes. We will not be returning.

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s
San Diego
71 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Recommend Salmon Vodka, Fish & Chips and Steak Frites. Will try Fresh/Healthy Grill next time. Request a different side than the fingerling potatoes. Sautéed spinach is flavorful.

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T
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was great! staff very accommodating to allergy needs and very helpful with making selections.
they have monthly wine dinners which we hope to try soon.

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L
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a large group (13) and placed in a private room which is perfect when you have little ones! Menu had plenty of variety for everyone! It was a perfect dinner!

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