Tidal

4.5
487 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Californian
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Hours of operation
4:00 - 6:00 PM Happy Hour Mon-Sun
4:00 - 9:00 PM Dinner (10:00 PM Fri & Sat)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Brunch Saturdays & Sundays
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Phone number
(858) 490-6363
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andrew Reyes
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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: http://www.paradisepoint.com/san-diego-private-events.php.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ingraham Street
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Parking details
Complimentary private lot
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 487 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Extremely loud on the outdoor casual dining deck. Moved inside to enjoy our meal.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Great ambiance and our waiter is terrific! Thought it might be a bit too touristy but it was just perfect for taking out of town guests. Warm evenings are great to dine outside. VERY nice ambiance and our seafood was great!

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Food was overall excellent, with one notable exception, the long beans were tough and stringy, so much so that they were very difficult to cut with a table knife. the waiter took them off the bill when he saw that we did not eat them, and apologized. Service was good, but wait staff seemed a little overworked and while very pleasant and informative, the waiter had little time to spend at out table, or to check back in with any ordinary frequency. Service has been more readily available on past occasions. Everything else, from fish to vegies to french fries were terrific; and they had two local gluten reduced bears on the menu, Stone Delicious and a Duckfoot selection, both on draught!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Everything was great but the food was a bit salty. We had the eggs Benedict. Salty!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Best food in Town! Perfect!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Service was wonderful, waitress was very attentive. Food was excellent, awesome views of Mission Bay. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

I had the miso halibut and we shared the beet salad. Food was delicious. Great ambiance right on the water. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Food was excellent...the restaurant is very nice, beautiful location on the bay as well. Our server was a bit spacey, we had to request a couple items multiple times but otherwise she was fine. Will return next time we’re in SD.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Fabulous service. Outstanding water-side View. So lucky we found this place!!!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Loud ventilation noise in the main hall is annoying. I will come back but I will not take a table in that area again.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Was great from the moment we sat down the the second we left. Great service, great food. Actually was prob the best service we have had in a while! And thanks for the map and explaining the area to us. We had a great after dinner walk around the resort. Daniel was our server and we wish he worked at every restaurant we go to! 😊

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Great setting, ok food..pricey for the quality. Beet salad very good. Grouper so-so.

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1.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The hostess was very rude. She sat us at a table which was very sunny. We asked to be moved to a different table and was told “All” were reserved and couldn’t move us. Then overheard her telling another party she could move them to another table. We got charged $4 for a soda that was included in the kids meal and our waiter argued that we didn’t buy full meals so the free soda doesn’t apply. (It doesn’t state that in the kids menu). We wanted to take a family picture and our waiter saw us trying to take a selfie and instead of asking to help said “Let me get out of your way!”. That was really rude. The water view is nice but would never go back there again!!!!

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Neat restaurant, great view from the patio. Bar services was very very slow. The food and everything else was good. Prices are high as you would expect but worth a one time visit.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

This place is great. We all enjoyed our meals. We had a group of 13 and the food came out at the same time. And it was delicious. The chef knows what they are doing.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We had a beautiful view of the sun setting as we sat outside. Food was great... was a great find!

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Although we are living in an era when the concept of people dressing up for a nice dinner is a thing of the past, Tidal is possibly a victim of the dichotomy of this issue: namely, if one would like to find an upscale restaurant for a special occasion, you may find yourself paying a lot of money to dine with people in bathing suits and Teva sandals. Not that it is the fault of Tidal, but understand that this is case with their clientele, and if it is a really special occasion, and that sort of thing bothers you, you may want to keep this in mind. The food was good and the presentation was nice, but I felt a bit overpriced. This restaurant is located in the resort area, which may account for the price. The view is fantastic and I would certainly recommend it for a happy hour drink to watch the sun set and have an appetizer.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

My husband and I love Tidal.
I go there to get my Pina Colada because that’s my favorite cocktail and it’s difficult to find a place that does it well.
The food is outstanding, we’ve tried many dishes (we’ve been there at least 4 times) and we’ve never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Amazing food and top notch service. The chef is very creative, producing wonderful flavors. Great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted with a smile. We sat at the bar for happy hour before our dinner. Jeffrey was outstanding. We were seated at an outside table with the best view in the house. However, I don't think there is any bad view. Heather was our waitress and was so helpful. She offered many suggestions. We started with an appetizer cheese board that was divine. Our meals were perfect. This was such a great experience for my husband and I. We will for sure be back and highly recommend to all of our friends.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We came here for our 1 year wedding anniversary while staying at the resort, and we are so glad we did! We were sat at a nice quiet table overlooking the bay as the sun was setting. Our server Logan was wonderful and attentive. He sent out an appetizer and dessert on the house, since he knew we were celebrating. He recommended the Halibut and the Braised Beef Cheek, both of which were incredible and so flavorful! We had a lovely time and left with very full and happy bellies!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Daniel the server was very friendly and extremely knowledgable about the entire menu.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We made reservations and would recommend to make reservations! Service and food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Our waiter was the best ever and we had a great view!!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. Amazing patio on he water.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

The food was very good and they accommodated our switch from outside to inside (it was a little chilly) with grace.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

First time dining in this restaurant. I made a reservation for father's day brunch. My husband and I enjoyed our Tahitian waffle with fried chicken. The customer service is excellent and it was nice when Chef Reyes stop by to check if we enjoyed our meal. We stayed a little longer to hang out in the patio and enjoyed the view of the bay while listening to the music from the bar next to the restaurant. We will definitely plan on going back not only for the food but also for the service.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

So awesome. Loved this place.
The service and ambiance were great too.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We enjoyed Father's Day Brunch. Very creative meals, beautifully presented.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Absolutely, the most amazing dinner I have ever had!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Food was great as always. We were celebrating our anniversary so staff brought us a special dessert to celebrate.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great view! Uniques food!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food was amazing but they definitely subscribe to the less is more philosophy. Ordered the scallops. But highly recommend a side dish.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Tidal was a very nice casual, outdoor, waterfront dining experience. Prices were a bit high I thought. We had our four small grandchildren with us and the kids menu items were $17 each. Great view of the water though.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Dinner was delicious. I ordered the scallops and they were perfect. Our server was so nice and understanding when I didn't like the bitters in my drink she changed it immediately no problem. The view was spectacular. I was worried I'd be cold and they offered me a blanket (which I used!) Perfect setting, Perfect food, Perfect service!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Wonderful food! Awesome view. Great service!!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We stayed at paradise point for memorial weekend and stopped in for drinks one night and brunch on Sunday. The bartender Jeff was very friendly and made great drinks! For brunch we sat outside with a beautiful view of the bay. The food was absolutely wonderful and unique! You must start with the donuts, the sauces that come with them you could eat with a spoon! We enjoyed both of our experiences with Tidal!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. My steak was cooked to perfection. The dessert was over the top. Chocolate coconut cake. My husbands meal was large and a huge filet of halibut. All very tasty and the service was great all around.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent service and food! I made a special request for my anniversary and Tidal made it happen without a hiccup. Fish was delicious!

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