The Marine Room

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5896 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Global, International
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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RG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit outdated and old looking. Not a cozy environment that one expects from such a highly priced restaurant. Views are great.

AR
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most beautiful place to watch a sunset.

CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome location, service, food, wine selection. We will be back.

JW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating at The Marine Room and I was not disappointed. We were celebrating an anniversary and the restaurant was a great venue for that special occasion. We had reservations on the earlier side to ensure a window / water front table. I would recommend booking on the earlier side if you want a table with a great view and next to the window which is within steps of the ocean. Overall the view was excellent, one of the top 5 best restaurants with a view in San Diego.

The wait staff were very attentive, knowledge and professional. The menu was smaller compared to larger restaurants but they offered options that should allow for any palate. They have daily seasonal options for variety. Each dining option was unique with flavor, presentation, and character. Our favorite appetizer was the crab cake. I would order that again and again. In fact I liked it so much I would encourage the restaurant to consider an entree option. The entree options we chose, the branzino (Mediterranean Sea Bass) and the scallops were exceptional. I would rate them 5/5 stars! They treated us to a nice complimentary desert for our anniversary. They must have read the remarks in open table. Very nice touch!

Overall we had a great time and will be back again. The cost is on the high side but the value is good considering the quality, venue and service.

CM
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s great that in the middle of the COVID 19 crisis you can get an awesome meal with a fantastic view!
And the tables are really spaced out which means that you can relax a little and enjoy the experience at its fullest.

OT
Indiana
56 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each time we visit the San Diego area we make sure that we visit the Marine Room. Not only does the location provide an interesting view of the ocean but the food and service are outstanding. We have always had a very relaxed, dinner with no time pressure with very knowledgeable servers and food that is always superbly prepared and presented. We highly recommend the Marine Room.

E
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any opportunity to go to the Marine Room is a must. Their service staff is very attentive and friendly. The ambiance in the rooms is a comfortable setting and the view is up and close with the Pacific !
Our appetizers, steaks and seafood were superior.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch we ever had! Best food, beautiful experience, and fantastic service. You should go to the next high tide brunch!