Tidal

4.4
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718 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Seafood
Our Tidal Waterfront Restaurant transforms nightly into a themed dinner experience! You can either pick up dinner from the restaurant and take with you onto the beach or take back the experience to your bungalow guest room.
You can also enjoy family style table service on our outdoor Tidal Deck while watching the Sunset over Mission Bay.The Experience Changes Nightly: Price $39.00 per person, $18.00 for 12 and under
or under 3 eats for free
Tidal History
Set in what was a private beach house in the 60s, Tidal’s mid-century modern design draws from the era it was built by Hollywood producer Jack Skirball. A fire pit-dotted deck, communal tables, and cozy lounge beckon casual group gatherings and lively conversation — though the 180° views of Mission Bay might just leave you at a loss for words.
What 718 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJessicaM
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was ok. I wish it wasn’t a set menu but I understand with covid and it being an off season for the resort. Jesus was AMAZING he went above and beyond for us!

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TracieT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The food was incredible and the service is beyond what I expected

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Family friendly.

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MarcellaR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

It’s price fix and choices are marginal. And when they brought the food it was like serving birds! Too expensive for not so good food

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VickiB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Staff were all very nice and helpful with a food allergy and covid conscious. . The food was mediocre and we felt overpriced. Location was beautiful.

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for dinner while on our honeymoon! Great food, and lovely patio area!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

This used to be a decent restaurant. Now they are doing a set menu. The food was below mediocre and very overpriced. It’s a great location but I won’t return.

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JenniferD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I, as well as our friends, had a great experience. The dinner was delicious and our server was attentive. We sat in the patio area and enjoyed the beautiful sunset. Even though the menu was pre-set price, it was a good value and we left very full.

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Chanel
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience4

We had such a high expectation from this evening. We made the reservation and was so happy to celebrate my husband's birthday with the family at this beautiful restaurant but the food were a huge disappointment!!!! We paid 680$ and felt bad for that we didn't get
a good eating experience for the money.

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CasualFoodies
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal on their Wok and Roll themed night, I had the Crispy fish while my son had the tenderloin, appetizers were delicious and everything was presented beautifully. Can't wait for our next trip to San Diego so we can try a different themed night.

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Teskay
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acknowledged our anniversary upon arrival and got a little chocolate wafer saying so with our dessert. Called prior to let us know menu was Prix fixe for dinner. Service excellent and Katie quick to notice I was cold and suggested turning on the heater. Other servers very helpful also. Food well presented and beautiful view of the bay sitting on the patio. We would return.

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vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
416 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from KATI, Jesus and Zoe! Food was a unique experience that it was Asian and very unique. Thank you for a great experience! We will come back.
Best view of San Diego ever!

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Rose
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary at the Sunday brunch. My choice of main course was grouper as they were out of salmon. Sensational flavors of the white fish, sweet potato fritter with fennel salad came together beautifully and satisfied. View of the bay and Julia's attentive service made the whole experience pleasing and memorable. Thank you Tidal for a lovely brunch!

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JenaroM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place, great food, very good service.........................

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ChristinaK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and amazing sunset view.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to Tidal for few times and I love this place a lot. The last time brought my friends here for my birthday dinner and all of my friends love it. The service, food, ambiance are excellent.

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BobC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and we had a great table with a scenic ocean view.
Would definitely eat there again

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vipSkay
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a beautiful spot to watch the sunset and boating activity on the bay. We were disappointed that the menu was Prix Fix on a Weds but the presentation and assortment was delicious. Had a great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was not particularly Eatable. The pike was good, everything else was Applebee’s or Sizzler level. Not something I have to pay $65 per person.

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ShawnS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always wanted to eat at Tidal. We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere!

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff wore masks, and disinfectant was being used in between patrons. Greeted right away and sat by the water... cool and breezy with a peaceful view of the bay. Cocktails were made full and strong. Brunch was amazing... full of color and flavor. Great selection of brunch items. Salmon cooked perfectly. Staff super friendly and attentive. Overall perfect experience. Thank you.

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LevarH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large portions, amazing quick & friendly service, & extremely tasty dishes. Also great views by the water, i highly recommend

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SinaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fantastic service, very professional and courteous, the food could have been better.

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vipJenny
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dinner out in six months, something we decided to do for one slice of normalcy in the pandemic world as we've been strictly quarantining as much as we're able. Tidal did such a fantastic job making us feel comfortable and welcome at the restaurant. There was good social distancing on their beautiful outdoor deck overlooking the bay, all the staff had masks and gloves, and the prix fixe menu helped get diners in and out efficiently. The food and beautifully crafted cocktails were as delicious as ever, and it was so nice to experience such a calm and friendly environment amidst my own nerves at being out and about. Thank you, Tidal, for providing that service to your guests! We'll be back in a few more months for sure :)

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LindseyN
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!!! The best brunch I’ve ever had.

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Lulu
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a beautiful place to eat looking over the bay. Food was good. Family style. Drinks were amazing!!!

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Desiree
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making my Birthday Special, Although I was sad to leave early for family emergency my waitress was sweet, kind and made me feel comfortable and checked on my table frequently great customer service THANK YOU!

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Ottov
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is awesome, craft cocktails add to the feeling that you are really getting a unique dinner in a unbelievable setting. Be sure to arrive before sunset for the dramatic view while you dine

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vipJoyC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second trip back to Tidal for Brunch ...the food is amazing and I love the St. Germain Champange Spritzers!

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IrinaM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I specified that we were celebrating in the comments at least a week prior to coming. However, we were offered a table at the entry with little view. Thanks to our waiter Taylor, who moved us two times to get a better view. The food was not worth the money we paid.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sanchez, the manager, is great

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family loves this place

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DavidR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its exactly what you would expect from a high end resort restaurant. The views were beautiful and the staff was great! We will definitely be back.

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LuciB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We thought the food portions were small for the price they charge, also dry, the dessert was really good, we enjoyed that. The ambience was nice being that you can see the water from our table.

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KathleenK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere lovely setting enjoyed the sunset.

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480Chandler
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food and drinks are overpriced but you're paying for ambiance. The food is okay tasting, good service but nothing spectacular.

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CynthiaH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view and ambiance. We dined at 8:30 pm in July. Most of the time slots for sunset were already reserved. There was a total of four in group. 2 adults and 2 kids. Food is a set menu that changes daily. Pit boss BBQ was on menu and the brisket was amazing. Serving size for brisket was very small. The glazed BBQ chicken was a good size, but was just okay. Great for an adult dinner. Not for kids as the menu is set and my kids are picky eaters.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner. Neither of us were very hungry but we decided to split the clam appetizer, an octopus dinner special, and the pot de creme. Our server gave us the recommendations and he was timely in taking the order/delivering the food. We are here on vacation so we wanted a few photos and the bartender went out of her way to help us find a cute spot. Overall, we loved everything about our dinner and experience here!

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vipLorraineA
San Diego
73 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melissa was an excellent server. She provided suggestions, was very knowledgeable about menu and was very gracious. The view and experience was exceptional. This is certainly a hidden gem.

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vipFJMel
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful gem along the bay. It was a beautiful evening to be out on the patio (with the heaters on!). Cocktails were great and food was impressive. Our server was knowledgeable about the food and he was never “too much”

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Tidal is rated 4.4 stars by 718 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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