The Marine Room

4.5
5203 reviews
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For generations of San Diegans, the “Seahorse” symbol of The Marine Room has long stood for its dramatic on-the-surf location and award-winning cuisine by Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and his team. Considering this rare blend of culinary excellence, uncompromising service and beachfront setting, it’s no wonder The Marine Room has become a true San Diego landmark. Simply stated, this is fine dining at its finest. Opened in 1941, The Marine Room quickly became famous as pounding surf created dramatic displays against the restaurant's windows. For more than half a century, celebrities, world figures, residents, and visitors have made it a habit to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific and exceptional cuisine. We invite you to San Diego's premier dining destination and experience how each tide brings something new to The Marine Room. You’re not reserving a table – you’re joining a 75-year tradition.
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Join us for a bountiful Easter Brunch Buffet! We will feature our classic favorites such as Yuzu Crusted Soy Barramundi, Spindrift Seafood Crepes, and Roasted Brandt Beef Prime Rib. Adults- $82 Children- $45

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 5203 People Are Saying
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KE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The setting is incredible, your basically on the beach with the tide coming in around you. The floor to ceiling windows all the way around allow you to enjoy the stunning view. The service was not overly intrusive but made excellent suggestions and was spot on The mushroom appetizer was exquisite. Two of us had the lobster and thought that it was just a tad over cooked. Otherwise a perfect evening.

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JJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful date. We had a wonderful meal and our server, Jonathan, was Awesome! A very classy place without being stuffy.

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AI
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We asked to be given a window table and even though we we only a party of 2, the restaurant was happy to accommodate. Gorgeous sea views right on the water/beach. The food was divine. Very expensive and the appetizers were on the petite side but the quality and artistry of the presentation was superb. Highly recommend.

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HO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular sunset view and perfectly crafted dishes

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with the wife!

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RC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening celebrating our 30 year reunion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Restaurant is getting “Tired” looking and feeling. It’s obviously a beautiful view. Food was expensive and just ok. Feels like its for old generations. Someone needs to come in and redo this place as its amazing view.

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r
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place. Great to celebrate a birthday!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

My husband and I recently went to dinner at the marine room to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Of course, the setting is breathtaking and the majority of the staff was very pleasant. Honestly the meal was not bad, but for the price we paid, not as good as it should have been. Our waiter, who was also the restaurant’s sommelier, seemed to be having a very bad night. Even though he knew it was our 10 year anniversary, and we spent over $300 on our meal, we were treated as if he was doing us a favor by serving us. Very disappointing! Hopefully they will get back to how they used to be with a beautiful location, great food and service.

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JW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was not great. Had to keep asking for bread and water.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and friendly atmosphere, beautiful sunset, great food, excellent dining experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Everything was perfect

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D
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing ocean view and sunsets. A great La Jolla tradition. Food is classic California. Excellent wine selection. Very romantic setting.

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went in the evening and thought that the view would be poor due to visibility but the outside lights were set just right. The service and ambiance at the Marine Room was excellent. Our food was tasty but certainly overpriced. A full course meal would cost around 120$.

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KV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great and ambiance very nice. Never disappoints. Will definitely go back when I’m next in town.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of the most beautiful restaurants in San Diego. The service and food was also excellent. Perfect place to celebrate anniversaries.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to celebrate our anniversary, very expensive tho.

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

Our go to spot for anniversaries or other celebratory events! Great view, cuisine and service!

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Mexico City
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lugar muy bonito, enfrente de la Playa. El Bosque de langosta delicioso. Comimos un atún y un steak excelentes. El postre dejo que desear. El ambiente es único, es un restaurante elegante. Sentí los precios muy elevados. Regresaría en una celebración

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M
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Ahi Tuna is fabulous. The elk medallions were over cooked and dry. We eat all the time in Santa Fe and it can be delicious. These medallions were not. The other dishes were quite nice.

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K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were spectacular and the setting cannot be beat!

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BS
Portland
88 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and of course outstanding ambiance. We both ordered the Elk and both dishes disappointed. The Elk was very tough, under seasoned and served rare instead of medium rare as ordered. I know Elk is a challenge and rarely seen on a menu.
( Geramino Restaurant in Santa Fe always has it and has it mastered ) The Lobster Bisque soup was awesome and the complimentary two pieces of chocolate were as good as any piece of chocolate we’ve had.
Only other problem was about midway through our meal the table next to us was converted to a 5 seater putting two of the people within touching distance and the group was so impressed with themselves they assumed everyone around them must be interested in what they had to say. 🤯

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were lucky enough to get the corner table with a view out both windows looking north west. Food was excellent and the atmosphere was just right for a date. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive.
We will be back!!

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MC
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Got very thirsty after drinking a glass of wine; but no waiter to refill the ice water.

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Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation - beautiful location watching waves.

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MN
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at The Marine Room restaurant. This is our preferred restaurant in San Diego. For any special events, we like to come to this restaurant. We moved to the Orange County but we still come to this place. Great view, exceptional service, and excellent food!!!

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our waiter was not very engaging seemed like he didn't want to be at work. Explain nothing on the menu. We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and he only mentioned this once; in fact, no one at the restaurant offered any special arrangements. The food was good and it was a great view of the ocean and sunset.

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CM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always a great meal. This particular night, our server was m.i.a., but we will continue to go back, it's an awesome place.

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

The ambience was amazing, the view was incredible. And the sirloin was like butter. Service was great too.

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RH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was very good, the servers were attentive, and the ambiance was great.

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TM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always perfect here. The food is fantastic, the service is exceptional and the view is gorgeous

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KR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Simply a unique and amazing restaurant. The ambiance and views are Incredible, watching high tide roll in made it even better. The food is quite good, and the presentation is is like a piece is art. There is an older crowd, it's not a place to pregame. Anyway, you have to check it out.

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LT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were exceptional. Sunset view was beautiful. Only problem was accessibility. We had to walk down a long set of ramps to get to the dining room. On the plus side, there was a restroom on the lower level.

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DL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perhaps one of the best meals I've had in San Diego - fabulous!

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SR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

The Kobe Ribeye was over cooked. Very disappointed

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MM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

At least 3-4 times a year we go to marine room. Especially on our anniversary every year, as usual, this year I made a reservation in advance for the exact same table as every year, 2 days due to my reservation they called me to confirm about reservation, on the phone I made myself clear about exact same table as well. We were on time but somehow they gave my table to someone else they couldn't arrange anything good. this was totally unprofessional for me. 3 out of 5.

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JO
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food, great service !!!
Welcome to come back

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful location and food is well prepared. Waiter was friendly.

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TG
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent spread. Great ambiance. Outstanding service.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Highly recommend high tide breakfast, lunch, or dinners!

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