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Seasalt - Del Mar

4.4
364 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Seasalt Del Mar Seafood & Steak 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Sushi, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday
Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Friday
Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Bar Food Only: 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Dinner: 4:30pm - 9:30pm

Saturday
Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Bar Food Only: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Sunday
Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Bar Food Only: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Daily Happy Hour: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
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Phone number
(858) 755-7100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We would love to cater your event at our restaurant!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Via Cortina
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 430-630pm Saturday and Sunday 300pm - close
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our restaurant can take approximately take parties from 10 - 120 people for large parties. Private dining room can hold 30 guests.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to a Seaside Brunch, Lunch or Dinner on Mother’s Day at Seasalt Del Mar. Enjoy $12 Bottomless Mimosas with Brunch on our patio just steps away from the Los Penasquitos Lagoon, or try one of our new Lunch or Dinner items like our Nicoise Del Mar or locally farmed Petite Filet. Open 9AM-9PM

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 364 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.3
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4.2
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent and the wait staff very attentive. A calm surrounding and beautiful view helped finish the meal. We will go back to Seasalt.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

A local gen. Excellent food in a lovely setting. Outside dining has a view of Torrey Pines State Reserve. Wait staff is always very attentive and helpful. Great spot for Sunday brunch/lunch.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We were really happy with quality of the food.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We ordered the Roman artichokes as an appetizer and they were absolutely delicious. My mom and I ordered crab ravioli with lobster sauce. They were home made and very tasty. The sauce was definitely the real deal, with a rich lobster taste. My brother ordered steak with Gorgonzola, and my sister-in-law ordered scallops with risotto. The scallops were huge and perfectly cooked. My sister-in-law is a sommelier, and she commented that she was impressed with the wine list and the prices were very reasonable. This is a super value. We would have paid at least $50 or more at other restaurants in the area. The waiter was extremely nice. All in all, all four of us really enjoyed our food and the evening together.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Our waiter did an excellent job of recommending items when we asked him for suggestions. The blackened scallops were some of the best I have ever had.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Overall it was a lovely evening, the food was delicious, our waiter was attentive, however, the downside was the fact that I had let them know this was a birthday celebration and there was no recognition of that fact. I kept waiting for a piece of cake, or some sort of dessert to be brought out, to no avail. After dinner we moved to the bar for a night cap and the customer service of the barman was non existent.....not what we expected after having such good service in the restaurant. Ah well, it won't put me off going back, I'll just put it down to he must have been feeling poorly! Great location with parking in the rear!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants because of the efficiency of the staff, the view and the fabulous food. This was my fifth time to enjoy this bistro and the consistency of hospitality and food is amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wife & I went on Easter for Brunch/lunch. We had driven past for some time but never stopped. Busy, but service was excellent and friendly. No sense of rush - well staffed, well managed but still casual.
Seated at open front area with view of tidal area and ocean. Fresh air and nice warming sun.
Food was well prepared, very flavorful and hot. Crab Cakes, Seafood Benedict and Spaghetti with Clams were top notch with a fine place setting. ....and one of the best Bloody Mary's ...ever.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always the best service, food, atmosphere! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The owner and staff were very responsive and friendly. The atmosphere and location are great and the food was delicious. I'll definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The location was great with a great view of Torrey Pines beach area . Food came out quickly, and the coffee was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Amazing views, great cocktails. Great for date night or friend get together...

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Enjoyed and tasty meal with good friends
Great view and happy atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The Tuscan artichoke appetizer was the best! I want to eat that every day. Very good food. Wonderful servers.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Loved view. Service was great

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great service and excellent food. thanks!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The artichokes were excellent as were the oyster Rockerfeller and the sushi roll. My wife and I had the special fishes of the day. Wonderful meal. Great views.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great dinner and service ! Scallops terrific ....
Todd is an awesome server - very lovely ambiance !

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

They accommodated our large group of 8 easily. Service and food were great. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Awesome place for any occasion. Sea salt will never disappoint !

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I always enjoy eating at Seasalt. The fish is fresh and delicious. The service is excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I dine here almost weekly and it has great food. The salmon entree at dinner was exceptionally good.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

In my opinion, this is the best authentic Italian seafood restaurant in San Diego. This is the only restaurant I know that serves authentic squid ink pasta in San Diego.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We loved our time at Seasalt. Friendly owner & staff make it a pleasant evening. I had delicious halibut & my husband had swordfish- both terrific. Other times we've had the pastas which are equally good.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The staff was so friendly and attentive!!! Food was prepared quick. Crab cakes and vodka salmon penne pasta were excellent. Found a new place to grab a quiet meal with a view of the ocean. My husband I look forward to coming back.

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2.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Great location but the whole experience was not as good as we expected it to be. The menu was limited. The California roll wasn’t fresh, entrees were fair.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Get-together with colleagues, a party of 10.
Good was / looked good all around, service was attentive.
We will come back.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

I always enjoy the food and the service at sea salt - which I find consistently excellent in my Opinion
I’ll enjoy coming here on a regular basis and love the menu ..and the view
Parking is always a breeze and great location to take in a beach walk before or after dinner
I like that they started offering special deals on sushi on Sunday
I also like their wine selection
It’s my favorite neighborhood restaurant!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Everything was very nice! The location is wonderful - we live in San Diego and we met friends there who live in Carlsbad so a great half-way meeting point. Plus during the day the view is really nice. The food was delicious with some great healthy options. The service was very good too. And to top it off there is a parking lot in the back. We will definitely return.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was good. We were disappointed when we ordered a so called "cocktail" and was informed that they only serve beer and wine type cocktails. Our quests requested a place so they could get a martini. On their website it said cocktails. I guess in the future, it is necessary to call and ask what type of cocktails are served. A bit misleading, none the less.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went here last minute for Valentine’s Day diner and it was perfect. The atmosphere was quiet and the food was amazing. I will definitely be coming back to this place again.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

A great mid point to meet. Our friend lives downtown and we live in Carlsbad. We ate, chatted and stayed for 2 hours and it was not a problem. Service is attentive and swordfish is delicious.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Swordfish sandwich was moist and delicious, great salad, too. Service was very attentive. Parking can be difficult. Sorry to hear that there are changes to the Passport Card and they will no longer be taking it in May.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Birthday celebrations

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We had walked past this restaurant one Sunday and decided to give it a try. We booked last minute for a Saturday evening at 7 pm. The parking in the rear is so convenient and the pathway into the restaurant is so cute with it's sparkly lights and beautiful garden. The inside did not disappoint. We arrived early, so we had a seat a the bar and had an excellent glass of wine. We were then seated at our table shortly thereafter and were met with a very friendly waiter, don't remember his name. The food was excellent, as was the ambiance............didn't see much of the view as it was dark, but I definitely will return to catch a sunset. Great place for a romantic dinner!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Consistently delicious dining experience.
Menu choices are vast and healthy options.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful service with a special touch by our waiter. Mostly seafood and all 5 of us were pleased with our selections, even the one friend who ordered beef. Restaurant looks out of the lagoon at Del Mar and even in the dark patrons can see the lights of the trains, but not the noise as the trains pass by. Special outdoor environment.

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I was disappointed with my experience at Seasalt Del Mar. I had a reservation for 4 people at 6:30. I got there at 6:20 and waited a long time at the Hostess Table for any service. When a server came over, he first helped someone else who came in after me and had a reservation at 7:00 with no one else in the party there yet. About 5 minutes later someone came again and then helped two couples in front of me, one of whom did not have a reservation. And they both told the server that I was in front of them. Five more minutes later, the server came back and told me that the patio seating was full. There was literally only one table left available in the restaurant. It was inside and had seating for 4 so I asked if we could sit there and didn't really get an answer. So I sat down and told my friends to come over from the bar area so we wouldn't lose the last table in the restaurant. About another 5 minutes later, a waitress came over and asked if we had been helped. I asked her to please make sure that my OpenTable reservation was honored since no one else had barely even acknowledged me and I wanted to make sure I wasn't recorded as a no-show. My friends who ordered the salmon said it was really good. I had spaghetti with clams and it was not the best. I will not be going back.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Great location, attractive decor. A bit noisy for a business dinner but probably great energy for a casual get together. It was a Monday so not too busy but still felt slightly understaffed. The sea bass and mahi mahi entrees were delicious and well presented. I worry a bit about the longevity of the restaurant because there was nothing really memorable and I don’t feel compelled to go back.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

My son picked Sea Salt for his 12th birthday. We had a party of 9. The restaurant was very nice. Location was perfect. Food and service were great. Prices very reasonable. We will definitely return.

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