The Marine Room

4.7
6112 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 6112 people are saying
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StarP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was out of this world! Of course you cannot beat the ambiance but $300 for 2 people was a bit pricey.

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SamL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Fantastic, Fabulous and Phenomenal 💯🎉♥️

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KennethW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to celebrate our anniversary. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The ambiance was romantic and modern. The view was absolutely beautiful. The food was delicious and worth the price. Will definitely return again!

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vipDrLynne
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since I hadn’t been to TMR in months, I was a bit reluctant to take foodie cousins visiting from Boston. But every morsel was not only scrumptious, each dish was museum quality. What a feast for the senses! Thank you, Sebastian, for taking the time to visit with us; it meant a lot.

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vipStephenP
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary at the Marine room. Great food and excellent service all around. Wonderful ambiance and of course, what a view! Looking forward to go back there again.

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SonelaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good, nothing too special. Service not the best. Restaurant inside kind of old looking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our evening very much. We had a window table which provided a great view of the ocean and sunset. Our server was as attentive as he could be despite having, in our opinion, too many tables to take care of thus creating abnormal gaps in service. All and all a great night. We look forward to dining again at the Marine Room

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Happy
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed the dinner. Food is perfect and service is over the top. However, we asked the hostess for seat away from a service station because of the noise and clatter of a service station makes it hard to hear. I explained that. She seated us in the room with the bar and kitchen!!! Noisiest room in the entire restaurant!!! I was really annoyed when -after dinner- I walked through the other rooms. And they were not even half full, even window seats available. Hostess needs to be more than pretty.

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VictorS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from server Hector.
He was very attentive

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KevinA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. The value rating come from the experience, not the cost alone. It is worth every penny. Incredible view, attentive staff, perfectly prepared food and cocktails. 10/10 experience.

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GloriaT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, gorgeous presentation, and a spectacular view! Can’t be beat!

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JoeJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are both veteran foodies with years of fine dining experience. Of all the fine restaurants we've visited - the Marine Room was clearly the best experience we've ever had.

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LindaS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend the Marine Room to all potential customers. Excellent!

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AdamR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Staff made our anniversary so memorable from the suggestions made from the menu to friendly conversation and attentive service.

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vipThepash
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely exceptional. Ambiance and view second to none. Restaurant is on the beach. Extremely attentive service five-star food everything was awesome

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Jana
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. I look forward to our next meal there.

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raymonds
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'll be back with family. A most enjoyable time, and the staff was helpful, kind and professional. We Loved it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, great service, great food.

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vipOut2Eat
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning restaurant on the ocean with excellent food and drink options. Highly recommend.

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perfection
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a glorious evening! An A+ dining experience all around with an exquisite view and serene ambience. Our waiter, Javier, was gracious, attentive and menu knowledgable; the food was incomparable. The tuna and salmon cones were delicate and delicious and the rack of lamb with sauce was superb and cooked to perfection. We felt pampered and special...an enchanted dining experience indeed. Thank you Marine Room staff; we will be back soon!

MJ
MJBReview
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service...food....wonderful ocean view....quiet....great staff.....highly recommended

Book so that you get to see the sunset

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing dinner ever!!! I don’t know where can I go after this place!

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JohnC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience. Food was amazing, presentation was on point. The ambiance, and view of the ocean, just all around an amazing experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the Marine room with my best friend to celebrate my birthday! We were seated immediately, just in time to enjoy cocktails and appetizers at sunset. Everything was declicious!

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Devi
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and amazing food for anniversary dinner. Attentive and friendly service without being stuffy or pretentious. The only thing I didn’t like was 5% added fee for Ca wages or something like that.

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vipMustTry
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

food was outstanding. great menus, cocktails and wine list.
stunning view. we were greeted by two hostesses who were super friendly and sat us early.. it was our 10 year wedding anniversary and our first time to the Marine Room…

we had the salmon tartare cones and soft egg with caviar for appetizers.. both were outstanding. we both got steaks and my husband also had the lobster, all of which were cooked to perfection.

we will definitely go back!!! highly recommend.

BM
vipBigMike
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, view is great but prices are off the chart—$22 for a Caesar Salad, all desserts $17—OMG!

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VladimirZ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellence view, food and service. Life quiet music recommended -classic guitar for exemple.

OM
OwenM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were great, and the sunset view was awesome

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipDiningDiva
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We five adults truly loved our dinner! We’ve been often and it never disappoints! The tuna tartare cones were fun and delicious! The mushrooms with truffle sauce was awesome. We each thought our entrees were fabulous. The service was most professional and kind. Thank you!

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LindaT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service beginning with the valet, hostesses, servers and especially our waiter Edgar. We were able to get a window seat within minutes. It was a lovely evening with delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m every single way, this was the best dining experience I have ever had.
Each item was absolute perfection. I had the swordfish… crispy on the outside, light and tasty on the inside.
My dining companion had the ribeye and it spectacular.
During the reservation process I mentioned it was an anniversary and every single person who interacted with us mentioned it.
It was a memorable night in a truly extraordinary location.

ME
MatthewE
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience coming here. You can go wrong no matter what you get. Everything is presented extremely well and of the highest standards.

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CeciliaZ
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are great !We will visit again!👍👍

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly memorable experience at The Marine Room! We were immediately sat at a table with a view of the sunset despite arriving an hour before our reservation. Service was friendly and attentive without being overly present. Food was prepared perfectly and well proportioned. The location was beautiful.

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GenaroV
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience, best dinner we have had in San diego!

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AaronB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I took a group of eight to a business dinner here on the recommendation of a friend. The place wowed everyone in the group, including me. Terrific and creative dishes (first time ever having sea urchin), excellent wine list, and attentive and fun service. I'll definitely come back next time I'm in the area.

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vipkathy
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious but chef changed the Order a little by not putting blue cheese on plate for the filet as described on the menu

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vipBaysidebabe
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience superb food not just a view restaurant

Truly exceptional

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The Marine Room is rated 4.7 stars by 6112 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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