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Seaview

4.5
4.5
266 Reviews
$30 and under
American
'California coastal' sophisticated and comtemporary design with views of the courtyard and marina set the tone for a delightful dining experience. Join the family for a relaxing meal on our outdoor patio while planning another exciting day of activities in America's Finest City. The spacious setting of our indoor tables allows you to easily convene with colleagues or entertain a client while enjoying Seaview's Grand Breakfast Buffet.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:30 am

  • Phone number

    (619) 358-6735

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Robert Gunn

  • Private party facilities

    Seaview restaurant fulfills many needs for the hotel, as well as being the only full buffet breakfast restaurant on property; it also serves as a function space for weddings, parties and corporate events. The neutral color palette sets the tone for any event, allowing the client to make the space their own with the use of unique table settings and decorations. Flexible table arrangements, with comfortable, moveable banquette seating and portable wooden screens add interest. This along with the sculptural art pieces adorning the walls, and sheer-style drapes flanking the columns have created the transformation into the dynamic Seaview. The outdoor patio, facing toward the ocean has been extended dramatically. Elegant new patio doors grant direct access from the outside of the building to the inside of the restaurant.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    Market Street

  • Parking details

    Self Park in Grand Hyatt's garage for 3 hours complimentary parking with validation.

  • Additional

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

What 266 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Kid Friendly

  • San Diego

    Kid Friendly

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  1. LS

    LaShawndaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dining exsperience. Thank you, LaShawnda Davis
  2. EN

    ErickaN

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    Very few options and nothing of the food was amazing. But everyone who worked there was friendly
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thought the overall experience was very good, actually it was so good that we decided to stay at the grand Hyatt marquise the next time we go to San diego just based off the restaurant
  4. A

    Antonia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole staff was wonderful! We loved it ! Super kid friendly!
  5. KB

    KimberlyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Went for brunch on a Friday. The Staff was exceptional. Made it really welcoming and like we were instant friends. They were so good to us. I really thought the great staff working there made it worth the trip alone. The food was also very good. A huge variety of all the fancy options that I would expect for the cost. I had many yummy items and thought they were all high quality. The venue was the only disappointment. The curtains were sheer but still blocked the view of the blue sky, and I only saw a maintenance truck out there not the ocean; so much for "seaview". And they had a song playing on repeat that we heard the entire time we ate. We had our meal and got out of there because we couldn't take it anymore. But it was really good food with very nice people and just steps from Seaport Village.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Mother’s Day brunch…good food, good service and clean place. a longer wait for the omelette station though, otherwise all is good!
  7. G

    Gary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great our server kept returning to see how everything was and to keep my wife’s glass full of mimosa.
  8. C

    Curt

    San Diego

    84 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    While realizing this is a large hotel buffet, I expected much more from The Grand Hyatt. We dined there for brunch the day before Mother's Day. The food is actually quite good, but the atmosphere is really poor - the inside dining area looks kind of like a large college cafeteria, the tables and chairs are worn and it just doesn't measure up to the price of the buffet. Granted, this could be based upon my expectations from staying at this hotel over 20 years ago before I relocated to San Diego. Our server was actually quite attentive and did well for us - not her fault. We might come back again when we need a smorgasbord for out-of-town midwestern guests, but doubtful we'll come back as locals.
  9. S

    Saskia

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    I loved the atmosphere of how Seaview used to look when we were there in 2011; not so much now because it's not colorful, cozy or inviting.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere , fantastic service
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Overpriced, especially in comparison to other breakfast/brunch buffets
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timer for a birthday brunch - party of 9. Looked for a classic breakfast buffet with outdoor seating and this was the perfect spot. A comprehensive selection for the sweet, savory, meat eater, and health conscience. Fresh squeezed OJ and fresh honeycomb-honeyfall were a unique surprise. Will be back another event.
  13. j

    johnnyt

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best breakfast buffet at hotel we have had. Does not taste like cafeteria style breakfast! Fruits were fresh and large selection. Even fresh honeycomb available! And avocado toast made for you !
  14. NT

    NadiyaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serawit was awesome.great service. Great food.
  15. M

    Moika

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice place to eat. Food is decent. Typical breakfast buffet with fruit, pastries and omelette. At $32 per person I’d say it’s a bit pricey.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    To start off with the front staff were great seating us. Our waiter was on top of keeping our champagne glass filled and very nice. Unfortunately there was one rude and unfriendly person. The chef at the omelette bar. The one that takes the order, no greeting, not even a how can I help you? Very rude. And I’m sorry, but the food was very bland. Also, I have never been to a place that puts a time limit on the bottomless, I felt I had to drink fast, I did not like that at all.
  17. DD

    DrDaveMaui

    Hawaii

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had great breakfasts for 8 mornings. Good variety of food. Liked the lattes and Earl Grey tea. As loyal Hyatt globalists, we appreciated the Globalists benefits and service. We had transferred our hotel reservation from Hyatt La Jolla Aventine because their restaurants were closed and they only offered Grab-and-Go breakfast bags. We are so glad that we switched to Manchester Grand Hyatt. We appreciated the oatmeal with dried fruit, smoked salmon, excellent cooked-to-order omelets by Santi and the specials at the omelet station like waffles, avocado toast, Caprese toast. The real star of the show was the friendly service by the dedicated hard-working staff. Leslie greeted and seated: she remembered our names, Globalist status, and where we liked to sit. Servers Sammy and Serawit were engaging and welcoming. Omelet maker Santi was cheerful and positive, even when she got slammed with a crowd all at once. Leslie, Sammy, Serawit, Santi were all delightful, offering a personal touch to us (and the many other regular guests) to what could have been a boring, repetitive menu and stay.
  18. RM

    RashadM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was mediocre for the price. Our server was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! I can’t remember his name, but he was a very friendly African gentleman.
  19. S

    Susan

    Phoenix

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The wait staff were accommodating and friendly. Wonderful service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and service was very good. We went for my wife’s birthday and they made it very special. Thank you.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a time of fellowship and Sisterhood.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We used to really enjoy going to the Sea View Restaurant for Sunday brunch. It was a good price and the quality of the food was excellent. The service was also great, with waiters constantly checking on us. However, this year the service has become almost non-existent! The waiters only seem to clear tables and it is hard to even flag them down for something. Beverages have now become self serve and the fruit is not even ripe. I understand there is a shortage of employees, but having someone walk you to a seat when there are so many open tables (where people could simply seat themselves) would free up some staff. The only good part were the baked goods, which were delicious and fresh. The price for the Sunday brunch has increased at least $6 per person for this poor service. It certainly is not worth the price anymore. We could get better at a self-serve cafeteria elsewhere. I doubt we will be returning now. It's hard to believe this is actually a 4 star Hyatt hotel.
  23. r

    ryanw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were terrific. View was sorely lacking. Don't expect to see the sea.
  24. DG

    DannyG

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic buffet with attentive service and fresh, excellent food.
  25. SN

    StevenN

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is good choice for breakfast in the area. Some of the food choices are only average (frozen and reheated, and powder or otherwise, instead of fresh). Other food choices are excellent (fresh, or from scratch). Service is outstanding!
  26. C

    Californiafoodie

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Seaview Continental Breakfast Buffet is good. The lox is fantastic and the coffee is nice and strong! The outdoor dining area is sunny and spacious. Great service by Francisco.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    My credit card was double charged yesterday and after spending 15 minutes on hold I was told they can’t resolve it because they can’t see it in their system yet based on getting double charged I would not eat there again especially when I’ll be on hold trying to deal with this again tomorrow
  28. EL

    EdwardL

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal Christmas Day champagne brunch with the best food and service. Especially loved the jumbo shrimp and Pacific oysters. The crawfish chowder was the hit of the day. Yes, there was turkey etc.... and that was good too. Custom made crime brûlées and the desert bar capped the culinary experience. And thanks to the Hyatt, we got the senior price ( we are that old) See you next year!
  29. OD

    ODIE

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We have been coming here for Christmas for almost 20 years. Every year the price goes up, significantly this year, but the food selection has always been worthwhile. But not this year! The prime rib was gone, other dishes were so-so, dessert choices were slim and nothing special! Next year we go somewhere else and start a new family tradition!
  30. JL

    JamieL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding customer service, cannot find words of how great we were taken care of. The waffles were the best waffles we have ever had, it was made fresh. Would come back any day of the week.
  31. KS

    KristyS

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great restaurant, service and atmosphere was great. Only feedback would be the sewage smell that was present through the entire time we were there.
  32. C

    Cwertl

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Thanksgiving buffet with lots of fresh seafood as well as turkey and prime rib. The salad bar was amazing and the sushi was very good as well. Plenty of champagne for the table. Desserts were the only disappointment. They were good but not fabulous - all things pumpkin. The server was very attentive . I would definitely go back for another holiday dinner.
  33. RG

    RG11

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving
  34. R

    Rude

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Came here for Thanksgiving......It was amazing the sushi was first class. Prime Rib delicious, Giant Prawns I are way too many..outstanding! Overall an amazing experience. Will be back!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We spent thanksgiving here and they had an all you can eat buffet style and it was ALL AMAZING! The unlimited seafood (crab legs, oysters, mussels, shrimp) was my favorite and I made a few too many trips to that section!
  36. WI

    WILMAC

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Fantastic Thanksgiving dinner selection.
  37. JO

    JOSEPHD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Thanksgiving Day meal -- something for every taste.
  38. CD

    CynthiaD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a group that went for Thanksgiving. We had a reservation and were seated promptly by a very friendly woman. I was not impressed at by the ambiance of the room. Seriously it kinda reminded me of an upscale cafeteria. Very drab room, and for "Seaview" there was a slight water view wedged between two buildings. The food as good with quite a variety. The servers were all friendly and efficient. I think what really soured me was the bill. I knew the per plate price and I figured in the tip and tax. The bill reflected more than that with something like a resort fee. It was only about $40.00, but it seemed itemized like a hospital bill. Anyway, not again.
  39. BB

    BrandenB

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Mercedes and the rest of the team did a great job. We ended up eating there two nights in a row because the first night was so good and the second night it was even better.
  40. DC

    DarleneC

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was hoping “Seaview” had an actual sea view. But alas it was buildings and a boat armada. Still a lot of fun.

FAQs

Seaview is rated 4.5 stars by 266 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 7 times today
Google Map for Seaview

1 Market Place San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:30 am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Self Park in Grand Hyatt's garage for 3 hours complimentary parking with validation.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robert Gunn

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (619) 358-6735

  • Private party facilities

    Seaview restaurant fulfills many needs for the hotel, as well as being the only full buffet breakfast restaurant on property; it also serves as a function space for weddings, parties and corporate events. The neutral color palette sets the tone for any event, allowing the client to make the space their own with the use of unique table settings and decorations. Flexible table arrangements, with comfortable, moveable banquette seating and portable wooden screens add interest. This along with the sculptural art pieces adorning the walls, and sheer-style drapes flanking the columns have created the transformation into the dynamic Seaview. The outdoor patio, facing toward the ocean has been extended dramatically. Elegant new patio doors grant direct access from the outside of the building to the inside of the restaurant.

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