Tidal

4.4
637 reviews
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Seafood
Craft and catch converge at Tidal, perched where land meets sea on the shores of Mission Bay. Tidal curates a thoughtful selection of local seafood and craft beverages that, like the ever changing tides, shift seasonally at Mother Nature’s whim. Keeping in even keel with the kitchen, the bar offers an impressive collection of boutique wine, San Diego craft beers and mixed drinks by cocktail craftsmen. 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.
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JG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food wasn’t expecting to get a small portion of food on the house so it made things better definitely coming back

RW
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service but menu is too short of items

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fuimos a repetir el tomahawk y no decepcionó. El pescado del dia buenísimo y postre espectacular

Para regresar!!!!

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MS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was ok. Price was high. Too fancy for my 8 year old daughter. Beautiful view on patio.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the outdoor seating of this island resort and the menu selection here!

d
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful bay view, especially for sunset.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went really well and the sunset timing was perfect

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The place needs cleaning. A woman was washing her child’s feet in the women’s rest room sink. The windows around the place need a good cleaning. The food was so so. Lots of small kids bc its at a family resort but $30 per plate. Over priced for what it was.

NF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for brunch to celebrate my mom's birthday. The view was beautiful, the deck is has sun sails so you are in the shade wherever you sit, our servers were friendly and accomadating. They treat you like guests even if you are not staying at the hotel. We came here more for the ambiance than the food. My shrimp omelet was interesting and tasty.

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing views, crew and dinner... Ask for Daniel, unbelievable guy!!... small but worthwhile wine list, surely you'll find a match for your taste.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic friendly service. Always had my water refilled, food came out hot, fresh, a d delicious. I highly recommend!

K
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredibly friendly staff, perfectly cooked food and an amazing view.ade out anniversary very special!!

JF
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great seafood. Well informed waiter. We are happy with tidal

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Daniel was beyond amazing. Very professional

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

Daniel is the best server!!!

j
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Honestly the worst food ever !! They were out of bread !!!! Yes bread !!! How do you run out of bread ?! The Ceaser salad was tasteless !! The Halibut was disgusting and and had extreme fish ordor. Im guessing the head chef who won all the awards took off 4th of July week . And his Sioux chef doesn’t know how to order for a resort that is at maximum capacity or cook!!!

DW
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

The ambience is very nice we sat outside we had a waiter that kind of had a chip on his shoulder didn’t really like him very much. we got the beef cheeks that was so soy-based and spicy they were horrible we should’ve sent it back. The menu didn’t really explain the flavor profile and our waiter didn’t bother to explain it either. The clams were good, the sauce nice but would prefer muscles.

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

Surprised to find this excellent restaurant so empty, and what appeared to be a full house next door at the grill. Guess nobody was interested in adventurous fresh fish dishes like Halibut steamed in Taro leaves on a bed of toasted rice. They’re missing out! We had a great meal here. Plenty of patio heaters and wait staff everywhere.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday and staycation! Absolutely lovely evening. Thank you

VP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice setting... good service.. but that’s about all.. food is mediocre ..

GO
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best octopus I’ve ever had

T
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Tidal are second to none! The food is fantastic well thought out and delicious.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Appetizers great duck empanadas, halibut fantastic, but the hamburger way over priced for the over cooked basic hamburger. Ended with the chocolate cake which was also great.

AC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Father’s Day

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful spot on the water! High quality experience

RF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great but the salmon was a little bland. The halibut was perfect. It would have been nice to have more salad options but the house salad was a large portion. Although the bread cost extra, it was really good with pineapple butter. Overall, it was a nice dinner, friendly staff but a little pricey.

r
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Would go back any time. Great dishes and service, great view.

VE
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great from the moment you walk in. It was a nice meal and great ambiance. Friendly staff. We did the 75$ chefs menu it was fantastic. I will be back for sure.

JC
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat on the patio on a cool peaceful night. Plenty of heaters around which created a great ambiance. The service was fantastic and the food recommendations our server had were all right on point. The presentation of every dish is carefully executed. I attempt to cook extravagant dishes a lot myself so I know what level of effort went in to these dishes. Nicely executed Tidal!

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, atmosphere and view. My first time here and I would definitely recommend.

IR
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is great. Server brought mains before opening wine which is a big Nono. Fine dining must Coordinate food quality with service quality

LB
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice dinner! Great food and service!

PL
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed eating here. I had the perfect seat with my wife viewing the bay which had a glass partition to deflect the oncoming wind. They had most of my brunch favorites with fresh rustic build your own caesar salad with charcuterie and cheese, prawn shrimp and crab legs, rare prime rib and pork roast, french toast and build your own omelet. Service was really good. The price was a bit high but given the prime location and the food, I would eat there again.

JH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The view/ambiance is spectacular and so was the service. My family went as an 8 person group for Mother’s Day and all the mom’s told me this was their favorite white tablecloth brunch experience they’ve had for years in San Diego.

SR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vibe is total relaxation from the moment you arrive. The food was spectacular! From French toast with macadamia nut crumble to fresh crab legs. There was a Caesar salad bar with some delicious and unique toppings. There was smoked applewood bacon, Portuguese sausage, omelette station, fresh scrambled eggs. I particularly enjoyed the Açaí bowl. I highly recommend Tidal to anyone! I will most definitely be a repeat customer!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great mothers day here. Setting is awesome.

CY
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice venue w great food and ambiance!

J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went solo for brunch and got a wonderful table outside with a perfect view. My server was incredibly helpful as I tried to decide between. 3 options for brunch. His recommendations were perfect!
Food was great, coffee was fresh and the weather and view were perfect.

JR
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was as advertised wonderful venue delicious food and exceptional service.

Downside was the noise level.

JA
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The facility and setting ate very attractive. We were disappointed in the food. My wife had the sea bass. It was a small, whole fish, not filleted and not very tasty. The service was very good.

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