This was wonderful experience. Our sever Vincent had great recommendations and when he didn't know he would ask someone who did, love that. This was girls night but this a place that could be a beautiful couples night out. Thank you for a lovely time we will be back.
Unfortunately the great food was overshadowed by service problems. We had to wait quite a while for our food, and it was 20 minutes from the time our entree was finally cleared to receiving our desert. When asked if there was a problem, the server replied "We are busy." When the check finally arrived, I noticed after being charged, we were not charged the advertised restaurant week price but charged full price! Since we could not get a waiter's attention to have it corrected, I had to flag down the hostess walking by to ask her for help. The manager was then brought in to correct the bill and have it recharged. Our reservation was at 5:45 and we did not leave until 8:30, to give you an indication of how long everything took.
I was so disappointed. The place looked great. We were told there would be an 18% gratuity added to our bill when we got to the restaurant. No problem we always tip that much but when the server didn't fill our water or refill ice tea, to name a few of the issues, we had no recourse. We had to leave 18% to a bad waiter. We will not return.
The food was good, nice menu selection. Service was SLOW and rather inattentive at that...I would try a new place before returning here I think.
We had a great time. The service was excellent, and the food was well worth the price. It seemed a little slow that night, but perhaps we were early. We had the filet mignon, seared ahi, and mahi mahi. All three were cooked perfectly. The dining room wasn't particularly vibrant since it was a slow quiet night, but that doesn't matter that much to me. The food and service was the most important thing. There was no line up to altitude at that time, but we would had priority access to the rooftop lounge, if we needed it.
We reserved and went here at the last minute for their Thanksgiving special. Although there was not a tremendous variety at the buffet, it did cover all the traditional bases for a Thanksgiving meal and included ham, turkey and roast beef as well as all the fixings. The food was very tasty and our small party stuffed itself. Considering the quality and unlimited servings, the $35 price was very reasonable. While it was not terribly busy, the noise level was a bit more than we'd have liked. Finally, the excellent service was attentive without being overbearing.
I took a few girlfriends there for dinner. The website only had late reservations available (8:45) making us think that the restaurant would be busy and exciting on a Friday night. However, when we got there the place was dead and there was only one other table of people in the entire restaurant being served. The food was still great it just wasn't the ambience we were expecting.
Had a lovely atmosphere on a cool October night. The front of the restaurant was opened to the sidewalk where tables and heaters were set up. Inside was cozy. We were disappointed that the dish that drew us here was no longer on the menu but we were all satisfied with the other options. Food was nicely presented and flavorful. I had a better than usual gin and tonic but the specialty cocktail list was not very exciting. We also passed on dessert--nothing quite jumped out at us. Noise from the adjacent bar (restaurant is in a Marriot) was annoying since a sporting event was on and people would spontaneously start shouting, but I don't think it would be as much of an issue when the front is closed in colder weather
I and some of my wife's friends took her out for dinner drinks and dancing for her birthday. The night almost a bust due to poor wait service until the manager notice that I had gotten up from my table to go and get my waiter's attention. After that, things were completely different. The waiter was more attentive and the service overall took a turn for the positive. I regret that I didn't take the manager's name down but she worked the night of Sep 17th.
Flyer states on Padre game day spend $25 at restaurant and valet is free. Not so much as we arrived to find out that is not the case. They offer 3 hours free valet and $8 each additional hour. Game is longer than 3 hours! We asked about flyer to be told "oh not for todays game. " What? We park in pay lot and rush to Solei @ K as we are late. Four people wanting breakfast and champagne are probably going to spend some cash. They don't seem to be interested as we had to wait for our reserved table, inquire about champagne bottles to receive a blank look. We left and went over to the Fleetwood with great service, food and champagne! Don't fall for the free valet!
The food prices were relatively high, service okay, and quality of food passable.
We had a late reservation, 9:30pm, because we had gone to see a show before. We arrived at the restaurant late, 9:50, but we had no problems getting in as the place was almost empty. Not a late night spot. By the time we got our entrees we were the only ones in the restuarant. The bar side was still busy. The serve staff were very friendly and the food was excellent. We shared Lamb lollipops as a starter. Succulent and delicious. My wife had the Seared Ahi, which she loved, and I had the Ribeye steak, which literally melted in my mouth. Bonus for the restaurant is free valet parking (3hrs), which for downtown San Diego on a Saturday night is huge. We also got Vip status to the Altitude roof top bar and were ushered to the front of the line
Great place to celebrate an anniversary. Highly recommended.
Fabulous carne asada salad! Best I've ever had.
We celebrated three birthdays and they brought a special dessert out for each of us. The service was amazing. Also very convenient to not have to wait in line to go up to Altitutde.
Good Service, our waitress was very nice and attentive. The restaurant was nearly empty as it always is when I go there, which I don't understand since the atmosphere and food are very good.
Extraordinary food! We had the bacon-wrapped filet and the veal. Both were mouth-wateringly delicious. But the servers seemed distracted. Maybe it was an off night, but we had to ask several servers before we got the tea we ordered, and then it was served without a cup or a spoon. Eventually the cup arrived, but a spoon? Always feels awkward in an upscale restaurant to stir your honey with the handle of your fork. When we were ready to pay our bill, we couldn't get anyone's attention.
Minor gaffs in an otherwise lovely meal. And the food. Did we say how much we enjoyed the food?
This restaurant is off the beat of the Gaslamp which is great for an intimate affair. They have a lot of lures like compted valet and priority access to attitude bar on top for a great view of San Diego and the ball park. I always wanted to go to this bar since I saw it sitting in the seats at Petco. But I am here to talk about the Soleil@K. Like I said with it being off the beat it does not get a lot off foot traffic. The ambiance looks great but when we arrived there was only one other couple in the place. So the waiter was very attentive but not pushy he recommended the veal fillet and the ahi tuna. I went for the fillet and my date who like raw only in sushi when for the Mahi Mahi. We also went for the mushroom flatbread. The Flatbread
Not recommended..very cold atmosphere...too much bar noise...
I feel the table space was way to small! I sat at a booth and felt like I was too close to the table not enough adequate space to enjoy my eating experience.
My boyfriend and I did not like the food. I ordered a steak that had a truffle oil. The oder of the oil ruined our entire meal, it smelled like combination of fish and liver. My boyfriend's Mahi Mahi was also on the sweet side. I would reccomend that you ask specific details about ingredients before ordering.
We had a very nice experience. We went early 6:30 pm reservation (which they didn't mark down that we showed for) so there was no one there. Ate outside. Service and food was great. Would return again.
As in years past the Game Day menu is excellent. The prices can't be beat by anyone w/in blocks of the park. This is the perfect game day solution with delicious eats for a low price. The basket of bread has become and issue and I was told they would now be charging for the 6 slices of bread and 2 cracker sticks unless you are ordering off their regular menu - well charge away, the food prices are worth...unless it's gonna be over $3.00. Will see on our next visit.
Kaitlin was an excellent server and made my experience memorable.
Everyone was soo nice and when the hostes found out it was my husbands birthday she was veryy accommodating and so sweet. we had a great time, its a beutiful place.
Sushi excellent. Very nice choices of entrees. A comfortable atmosphere but a bit noisy.
Excellent food and presentation.
My wife and I had a valentine's dinner date - place was fairly empty on a Sunday night. Our servor was fantastic and the food was top-notch for a hotel restaurant. Prices were a bit high compared to other fine dining options in the gaslamp.
My boyfriend and I had reservations at 7:30 on Saturday, February 12th to celebrate Valentine's Day. When we arrived, the Host asked for the name on the reservation and seated us. About five minutes later, the Host again approached us and asked again for the name on the reservation. This was an interesting question, especially given the fact that half of the restaurant was empty.After 10 minutes, no one had brought us water or asked to take our drink order. At that point, my boyfriend walked across the street to see if Donovan's had room for us to eat. He returned and told me that they had room to eat in their bar area, so we left and had amazing filet at Donovan's Steak House. Soleil had horrible service & I will not return.
We came for the roof top bar and were surprised that the dining room was on the ground floor and had no view at all. The food was very good. Tortilla soup excellent. Filet mignon excellent. A nice Marriott hotel restaurant. Would come again for a drink on the roof top deck but not for the restaurant.
It is hard to believe that a hotel associated resstaurant could be so fabulous! On a recent trip to San Diego, I was hungry and too tired to walk down the street for good eats. Am I glad that I went to the Lobby Level and ate at Soleil @K. The salad with goat cheese was delicious, the chicken spectacular and the cherry cobbler to die for! I am definitely going back on my next trip to SD!
All around nice place but food was over priced for the quality of food. I was expecting amazingly good food but was only average. Not comparable to the price. Place was empty for a saturday night. But good customer service and nice staff.
Food tasted good, but portions were not too generous. I was still hungry after my meal.
Walking into Soleil@K, my fiancé and I thought we were in for a treat. The menu looked interesting, the wine selection varied, and the ambience great for our date. By the end of dinner, however, we had both been disenchanted by the lack of attention (and personality) shown by our server, the ridiculously tough texture of the prime rib we ordered, the bland taste of our sides and starters, and our unpleasant luck with two of their wines. While the restaurant does provide a quiet atmosphere that's good for conversation, we were let down in every other respect.
Soleil @k was a great experience. We had a 530 reservation on a wednesday and the place was completely empty, I believe my wife and I were the only two patrons they had during the time we were there. We had the restraunt week menu, and it was exceptional, with the exception of brussel sprouts on my prime rib. The 50% off of the wine list is wine only, we were under the impression that we could get champagne instead. I ended up ordering a draft beer and my wife had a mojito mixed drink. Over all, I would say 4/5.
Food has always been excellent here but I think the service has taken a turn in the wrong direction. A "missing" anniversary note, (either hostess or our waiter jeff's fault), is not acceptable. Also, service just wasn't up to par for a 'upscale' restaurant. Lucky for us, the manager handled this appropriately but I suggest the restaurant hire better waiters or train them better.
We went to Soleil@K for the Thanksgiving buffet. The food was very good and the place was nice. However, they added an 18% gratuity for a party of 4 AT A BUFFET. I would check on their policies for tipping before going there again.
the food was what i would find at golden coral, the cost for what you got wasnt werth it! The attitude of the resturant was that of we had to slap some junk together for the holiday.
It was quiet because no one was there. We had an early evening meeting and needed to eat at 630. There was a 3 course menu on the weekly sheet and apparently they had run out of the main course the night before ( and hadn't ordered more pork chops) and had no substitution to offer. Didn't seem to get this made the restaurant looked silly. Food eventually eaten was very ordinary. Since we we were staying at the hotel we also eat breakfast there the first two days. Expensive- spare and poorly maintained buffet. Sigh. Lots of good restaurants around the quarter.
Disapponting all round, we were the only diners in the restaurant and the noise from the bar watching the football made for a bad experience. Starters were ok but massive. The vegetables were too undercooked to be al-dente. Over-priced and overrated, would not return. Fair view from the roof top bar after the meal