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Tidal, San Diego, CA

Tidal

4.3
4.3
957 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Our Tidal Waterfront Restaurant transforms nightly into a themed dinner experience! Enjoy family style table service on our outdoor Tidal Deck or pick up dinner and take it with you onto the beach or back to your bungalow guest room.

For parties of 13 or more please visit our website www.tidalsd.com

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Contemporary Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 490-6363

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eduardo Zamora

  • Private party facilities

    Come together where land meets sea, and craft and catch converge. To host your holiday party, birthday, anniversary, corporate event, or other large or private party at Tidal, please contact us here: https://paradisepointresortandspa.tripleseat.com/booking_request/27197

  • Private party contact

    Evan Askey: (858) 490-6363

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Bay

  • Cross street

    Ingraham Street

  • Parking details

    Complimentary private lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day on the Bay

    $79.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Dine with your Valentine at Tidal, recently voted by OpenTable Diners as one of San Diego's Most Romantic Restaurants. Sit sunset-side with panoramic views of Mission Bay and indulge in our 4-course prix fixe menu with a special delight from the Chef.

Popular dishes

What 957 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Romantic

  • San Diego

    Great for scenic views

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  1. P

    Penny

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food and atmosphere was perfect. Service was not attentive. Would still go back in a heartbeat.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing! Service was outstanding. The ambience and the entertainment was so nice! Very nice evening!
  3. A

    Alexis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was great. It was an amazing experience.
  4. KC

    KellyC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing !!! Food, service and cocktails were divine !
  5. r

    royettar

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    They have a limited menu which was my fault but not checking it out before we went and didn't really like what they were serving on the menu
  6. RC

    RoyC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We were having a late Sunday brunch with family local to the area. We were seeking something outdoors. We were lucky that it was a sunny and clear afternoon. The wait staff was great. Our portions were huge and tasty. I usually don’t care for French toast, but the French toast brioche with blueberry compote was delicious. The coconut chia pudding with fruit was also nice to round out the meal without anything too heavy. Others in our party has the biscuits and gravy (and fried chicken—it looked good and hearty) and the chilaquiles come in a large cast iron. Everyone was pleased with their meal. I observed it wasn’t very busy, which suited us, but I suspect it was because we dined on the winter.
  7. F

    Fabw

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    Went there for new years eve. The experience was underwhelming. There was nothing that would indicate there was a new year coming, except for the menu itself. The food was okay, not amazing, the ambiance was meh, we didn't really feel any particular effort to make this an enjoyable new years eve, except for our waiter who was fantastic. At $600 total for two, we would have expected a much better experience. Very disappointing.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We did the Christmas Buffet and it was underwhelming. Sounded great for the price but was not worth it. Food was mediocre
  9. RD

    RandomDuck

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience5
    Great food. Service nice until the bill presented. First time they brought me a bill they add 6% service charge. I shrugged it off and gave them my card. They voided that bill and and brought me a new bill and added ANOTHER 18% service charge. Apparently the extra 18% is if you are not staying at the resort. That's at least unethical and probably illegal. In either case, I won't be back.

    TidalResponded on January 7, 2023Hello, please share your contact information as we would like to discuss your experience with us at Tidal. We do not charge any additonal fees for non-resort guests, but would like to know more about your experience so that we have the opportunity to make it right.

  10. LM

    LorraineM

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly outstanding Christmas buffet. A beautiful natural setting. Excellent food. Reasonably priced wine choices available. Courteous and pleasant service professionals.
  11. TJ

    TikyoJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great views & atmosphere. We ended up having the whole outdoor seating to ourselves which had been perfect since it was our anniversary. Great service & great music!
  12. DM

    DawnMarie

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good improvements and better menu selection from previous visits here. Everyone in our party loved their appetizer and entree. Desserts weren’t as good as we had hoped, but overall, it was a great meal.
  13. DH

    DelilahHope

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience that is matched with superb service, food, and drinks. The branzino was sublime.
  14. T

    Tnacty

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very over priced and limited choices. Food was just ok.
  15. 2

    2withfriends

    San Diego

    155 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Deck door being propped open made the entire area where our group was seated so very cold. And restaurant had no plan b.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, food was great.
  17. M

    Mike

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I scheduled an early dinner on my last night at Paradise Point Resort. When I arrived I pretty much had the place to myself with a beautiful view in the outside deck. Both of the servers who waited on me were outstanding; prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable — and both made great meal and dessert recommendations. The food was outstanding, particularly the short ribs. If you plan any time at the resort, or just are looking for a classy, high quality, experience for dinner or drinks I couldn’t recommend Tidal more highly.
  18. L

    Luigi

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Recommend the Halibut and the Clam Chowder
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food was good. Hotel dining room where we were practically the only ones in the large bare room. Would not return.
  20. SG

    SamuelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Not that expensive. Celebrated our anniversary and the waitress helped make it a special dinner.
  21. GE

    GregE

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service2ambience5
    The food was acceptable, the service could’ve been better, but the ambience was amazing
  22. O

    Outoftowners

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The appetizers and desserts were delicious. The other dishes were lukewarm and cold. Service was exceptional, ambience was exceptional. The main courses left room for more seasoning and actual temperature heat.
  23. J

    Julia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    The food was so-so. Definitely underseasoned. The server brought the bill, I handed her my credit card and she returned for my signature. She had added a 20% ($40+!) tip, saying it was automatic 20% on thanksgiving! The ad for the t’giving buffet said auto-20% tip for tables of 8 or more—there were only two of us! And dirty dishes had been left all over our table. Water wasn’t refilled during our meal. It was a buffet!—Staff didn’t serve the food! I’ll never eat there again.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Thanksgiving’22. Family of 9 with 2 needing GF foods.
  25. G

    Griffins

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food was luke warm. Water was dirty in my son's glass. On top of that, we were charged for two items that we disagreed with and there was no adjustment.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Long dinner due to slow service… heaters were lack luster
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was a live musician singing and playing guitar while we ate dinner with a nice view of the bay. The ambiance was amazing as well as the food. 10/10!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Food, service, etc.
  29. K

    Kathi

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Large portions for breakfast, great French toast and lattes. We passed on having dinner here as there is no “a la crate” menu and five courses were just too much for us.
  30. R

    Rich

    Tallahassee

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Nice food for a Sunday brunch but limited menu. Prices were steep. For example, a couple of eggs, toast and bacon was $22, $4 more than the casual restaurant next door. Setting, like the one next door, is wonderful.
  31. C

    Chuck

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great. Plenty of dietary options. The live music is great. The outdoor dining is warm with the outdoor heaters. A great atmosphere.
  32. C

    Cassidy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Food was average. Service was great. Price of food was expected since it was a resort, but it wasn’t worth it. I wouldn’t go again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I’m from Florida and its a vibe to eat by the water back home ; So I was looking for a place to kinda connect to the experience that everyone that visits Florida gets lol. Although it wasn’t the case… The location is nice but I feel like someone with a whole lot more of brighter ideas could make the place better(Always rooms for improvement.) Food wasn’t the best. The presentation was decent. I wasn’t impressed.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Cocktails and dessert were the star of our meal. Disappointed with the crab dip (not much crab to talk about). The view was great and the live music was really good!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant!
  36. m

    mlf22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great. She probably made the whole experience for us. Awesome waterfront dining and really delicious food.
  37. t

    trainer

    New England

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was not as good as I had thought it would be; not bad but not too special. The melon wasn't ripe, was pretty tasteless. French toast was good. The salmon Benedict was ok; kale was tough and bread was challenging to cut with a butter knife. Service was a bit slow. Building very nice both inside and outside.
  38. M

    Michael

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The set menu for this day was fantastic. Each item couldn’t have been better. The braised short rib was cooked to perfection and the halibut was as well.
  39. J

    Jobain

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good, quiet and romantic restaurant. The view on the bay is great, it could have even been better if we did not have the heater next to the glass wall.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was amazing and it was a perfect night.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tidal offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 490-6363.

Tidal is rated 4.3 stars by 957 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Tidal

1404 West Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ingraham Street

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Contemporary Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary private lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eduardo Zamora

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 490-6363

  • Private party facilities

    Come together where land meets sea, and craft and catch converge. To host your holiday party, birthday, anniversary, corporate event, or other large or private party at Tidal, please contact us here: https://paradisepointresortandspa.tripleseat.com/booking_request/27197

  • Private party contact

    Evan Askey: (858) 490-6363

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