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Tidal, San Diego, CA

Tidal

4.3
4.3
1088 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Join us at our Tidal Waterfront Restaurant for a seafood focused Sothern California dinning experience! Enjoy locally sourced ingredients and beautiful views on our outdoor Tidal Deck or pick up dinner and take it with you 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 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian, Fish
  • 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

  • Easter Brunch at Tidal

    $110.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Easter Sunday Buffet 10am-4pm Adults $110++ | Children 5-12 years $42++ | Under 5 years Free Reservations will be contacted to provide a valid credit card prior to event Graze Fromage Table Charcuterie Display Caprese Salad Spring Asparagus and Pea Salad Sunrise Seasonal Carved Fruit & Berries Assorted Breakfast Pastries Individual Greek Yogurt Parfaits Omelet Station | eggs your way Pancake Station| choice of-traditional pancakes, blueberry pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes Savory Honey Glazed Ham Slow Roasted Prime Rib Seafood Campanella Pasta Ratatouille à la Provençal Baja Grouper Sweet Assortment of Seasonal Mini Cupcakes & Tartlets Rainbow Rice Krispy Treats Assorted Macarons
    Easter Brunch at  Tidal Photo

What 1,088 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

1,088 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate brunch here. Sat outside. Great cappuccino. Yummy chiliquiles, best I have ever had. Quiet and mellow. Watch kayakers, pelicans and people negotiating the rocky “beach” under our table.

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  2. Xander

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak served warm, barely. Expensive vs. quality. Service was excellent.

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  3. JannaeS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Caitlin, was excellent. Informative and engaging. The food was excellent. A very expensive evening, but worth it.

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  4. James

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived a little early to our scheduled time, but were informed that things were a little behind. A little frustrating for sure, but we dealt with it. It did not take us long to notice that the hostess was not only giving us a great welcome to the restaurant, but she was also bussing tables as well as serving. When it became our time to be seated, she informed us that two of that evenings crew members had called off so she had to pick up the slack. She did quite well for having to handle all those roles. The food presentation was good, and the flavors were spot on as well as our entrees were cooked to our requests perfectly. If we find ourselves on vacation in this area again, we will return.

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  5. KrystalK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were very disappointed with our server who seemed bothered whenever we asked for service. He did not tell us the specials (very unfortunate because I would have definitely ordered it) and my drink remained empty 80% of the time I was there. The other server and hostess were so pleasant. My friends dinner was brought out 15 minutes before I recieved mine. It was just a very expensive mediocre meal with bad a bad server.

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  6. Scbtl

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant has the setup to be better than it is. The food was ok, not great. The service when it came around was professional but not good. The ambiance was fine but much better around.

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  7. SBELL

    San Diego

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambiance were amazing. Roast beef hash was outstanding and view can’t be beat. We will definitely be back.

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  8. BrianM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food and reasonable pricing for where you are. I had the Flat Idon Steak and it was amazing. My girl had the Pork Chop that was very good too but not quite the level as the Flat Iron Steak. We also had a bottle of wine and an appetizer. Ambience and service were amazing.

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  9. CTandLKT

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Melissa was superb! Careful, cheerful and professional

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  10. RebeccaC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fabulous dining experience, our servers were very friendly and professional, food, exceptional, and of course the best view! Thank you Tidal!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very long wait times for service. Otherwise good place

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  12. Teresah

    Phoenix

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. The risotto which can be hit or miss eating out was absolutely delicious . The quinoa salad was unique and very good as well.

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  13. LauraFH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for Sunday brunch at Tidal! Easy online reservations, free lot parking, indoor/outdoor seating with beautiful views, excellent menu, beautiful presentation, and stellar service. My group of 11 had a lovely and seamless brunch to celebrate a birthday. 🎂

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  14. ToniG

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I've been going to the Tidal since Amy the Awesome Chef was in charge. I do like the food on the regular menu its good. The New Years Eve menu and food was to me 2.5 stars at best. The service was outstanding, the drinks from the bar were outstanding. The food was so over priced for what it was and it really was pretty disappointing. I would recommend going to the Tidal but not on NYE that's for sure.

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  15. VikG

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Tried the Xmas buffet special but food wasn’t particularly impressive .

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  16. Marty

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb, as usual. We heard some time ago that Fiesta Island will be taken over by Margaritaville in the near future; we're not really looking forward to that but at least we've been given this time in the interim to enjoy Tidal before it's gone.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food - the service was not very good, but the food made it worth it !

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  18. NickyW

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was nice. The guitarist, Richard Galiguis was Fantastic!! He can play for me any day! Our waitress was great. The only con was it took too long, over 45 minutes to get our food!

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  19. LoriM

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really really rich. Service was reallygreat.

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  20. Reina

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Happy hour was lovely but limited to only four choices. The brussels sprouts were outstanding, as were the mussels and the piquant sauce they were in. The grilled bread was only edible when doused in sauces. Our choice of their pinot gris was lucky. Best of all was our delightful, attentive waitress, Julia (I think her name is).

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  21. Foxy24

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tidal was an amazing experience overall!! Great service, beautiful venue, fun cocktails and delicious food. We sat at the bar and Aaron our Bartender was so attentive and gave us a wonderful overall experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  22. LorettaT

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome view We had breakfast there after dog santa photos. the menu was limited, waffle was soggy and egg and toast was so so

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  23. BernaC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The evening outside between two heat lamps was magical and beautiful! It was the evening of the Mission Bay boat parade of lights and the staff did all possible to maximize a wonderful experience for guests.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing and delicious Sunday brunch. We shared the avocado toast which was a flavorful, decorative and more than ample portion. We also split the fried chicken with gravy on biscuit. We had a nice quiet corner table with plenty of sunlight and water view. Our server Mat was very friendly and attentive. The house music and ambiance were very relaxing. We are defiantly coming back for lunch and dinner.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and adventure recommend to all. Music was amazing and very beautiful to experience.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was amazing, offered great recommendations. Food and drinks were excellent

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  27. Jojo

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our brunch and our server was a doll from Ireland and our bartender was friendly and talented… best BloodyMary we ever tasted!!!!!

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  28. MiaC

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Risotto and potato slices were very undercooked. The risotto that came with the sea bass was CRUNCHY GRAINS and the “crispy” garlic potato that came with the steak was RAW. No wonder hotel guests were at Barefoot having burgers!

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  29. Sabameister

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience sitting outside except for the LOUD sounds blasting from the outdoor movie night that was nearby. The food was good but beware they use canola oil here, if anyone is allergic to seed oils.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent dining experience at Tidal. Our waitress Julie was an AWESOME and exceptional server. The menu was certainly top-notch. My compliments to the chef!!!

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  31. JimmyD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view of the bay and a very nice outdoor patio. We went for brunch, and very much enjoyed it. I had the French Toast with lemon marscapone and blueberry compote, and it was delicious. Our server was very nice. The restaurant was very quiet for breakfast.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was not great. Vegetables were salty, soda was watery, pork chops bland, and the wagyu was fatty and didn’t taste good overall.

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  33. dorisb

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing food amazing service and Arron the bartender was amazing

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary with our two small children on our vacation. Always love when they have colouring for kids. Portions were large and we were treated to a beautiful anniversary dessert and drink. Had a lovely time!

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  35. Scalco1

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love this place usually quiet on great patio but this time there was a loud crowd of people wandering around. But our waiter Estaban was great and the sea bass is a must. Will be back

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  36. KarenAllen79

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Brunch only menu offered. Very soggy tacos - disappointing

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  37. ElizaF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff and food was amazing they were busy and still have great service

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  38. FrancesS

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrated my 65th birthday and nothing acknowledged after spending a lot of money Service was slow after we Sat down

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  39. VictorJ

    New Mexico

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat on the patio, had a great view of the bay. Had the Duroc pork chop and it was excellent. And lemon cloud cake for dessert. Very nice server. Overall very good experience.

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  40. RoeumS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was kind, helpful and attentive. Food was delicious.

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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 1088 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 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian, Fish
  • 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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