Tidal

4.4
757 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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 $42.00 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 757 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Olivier
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the nicest Beach dining in San Diego, with delicious food and very good service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Douglas was wonderful and the food was incredible! We could have shared!

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vipGabrielaV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom here to celebrate mother’s day. They have a 3 course meal that is delicious. The view is amazing and my mom loved it overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food... beautiful setting.

The presentation and explanation of pri fixe dinner by server would have added to the experience. Seemed a little like a factory serving the food instead of a dining experience.

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vipVinny
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We stayed at Paradise for a family event and decided to take the entire family here for a "nice" meal. What we didn't realize was that it was a set menu and an expensive one at that. $50 (not including drinks) a person for subpar BBQ was not what I was expecting. The service was good and the views are great. Please go back to the old menu, with fresh seafood.

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AaronH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was innovative and way better than expected! The service was excellent and vibe really quiet the staff friendly! I had the salmon with kales for potatoes and my husband had the biscuit with the fried chicken and gravy mmm good ! Would highly recommend!

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MelindaM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was flavorful, very satisfied. Both the host and our server were very friendly. Sat outside on the patio and the view was beautiful. Will be returning in the near future.

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AmyP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Need to improve kids menu. For a restaurant of this level, I expect more than chicken strips and Mac n cheese for the kids. Smaller portions of the adult menu options please! Kids like good food too.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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groovygirl
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely view and fabulous service!

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JohnC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Place is very nice and it has a great view looking over the bay.
The food was good, but not outstanding. Service was excellent.
Food comes from a preselected menu, so when you visit be prepared to eat whatever their menu theme is. When we went, the theme was some sort of Pacific Island inspired meal. Wife had the stripped bass and she liked it, I had pork belly and it was ok. The rest of the food had some sort of Pacific Islander flair, noodles, fried rice, tuna dish. I was hoping for steak and potatoes, so I was disappointed from the start.

I have to admit if it wasn’t the only items to choose from on the menu, I probably wouldn’t have tried it somewhere else so Tidal has that going for it.

Recommend finding out what the menus is for the day you make reservations.

Enjoy,

JR
JordanR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view and great experience for everyone. We went for a birthday and had a great experience all around. Will be back again for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

The food was the worst smoked food I’ve ever had. The ribs were over done, and tasted like Asian ribs and not American style bbq. They barley has any meat on the bones. The appetizers it came with were horrible except the mashed potatoes

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StuartM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Veggie option was basically rice and beans, poor value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There was a wedding and they were taking the outside sitting availability.
I would prefer if they could hold some sitting outside and not to have a theme menu.

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CassidyA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful spot on the water... tons of heaters and fire places. The drinks were excellent; highly recommend the old fashioned. Food was also good but limited in choices; even more so as a gluten free eater...I had pretty much 1 option. But it was delicious! Highly recommend!!

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SimaP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I chose this place after looking at the menu. I was looking forward to trying the delicious food. But once we got there, we were told it’s a prefix set menu due to Covid-19. Makes sense, but why didn’t they mention it on the site? I would have made plans elsewhere. The food was eh. The price was high. Paying a lot for food I really didn’t care for makes no sense. Waitress was nice. She mentioned that other customers expected a full menu also. The only thing I liked about this place was the ambiance.

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LeslieA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our "Tidal"experience was perfect. Great ambiance, delicious food, great service, both our waitress and busboy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed by the staff! They made the dinner and brunch experience amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch outing. Great service, food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

This restaurant is in an amazing setting. Unfortunately, it is the most poorly managed eatery I have ever visited. I made reservations, but when we arrived I was told they were running a little late. It would be 15-20 minutes. Not a problem. We went to the bar, ordered drinks, went to sit outside by the fire pits, had to move dirty glasses to sit. Tables within view were empty, but needed to be bused. 45 minutes later and a reminder to the hostess we were seated at an outdoor table with an inoperable portable heater, waited 10 minutes for wait staff to request a new table. 10 minutes after that we were taken back to the fire pit area with the unbused tables. We gave up and walked out. This restaurant is a hot mess in a beautiful location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Despite having reservations and the restaurant being fairly empty, it took an hour for our party to be seated, and we had to remind the staff that we were still waiting 3 times. They also sat us an indoor table with no view even though I booked the reservation 2 weeks in advance. It took 24 phone calls to get a hold of the restaurant as they do not answer their line. The Saturday bbq fixed menu was very disappointing and the overall experience was quite lacking. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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kbetts
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a really nice place for a night with friends. The menu was interesting and the communal items made for a nice relaxing shared experience. The ambiance was lovely.

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vipRobin
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Just not worth the price. They claim it’s fine dining but they don’t offer options and the preset meal is embarrassing at best. I love the resort but will not be eating here again.

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gabyl
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except the menu is fixed and it was a lot of food. Come to find out that sharing is allowed. Great dinner experience overall.

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vipDavidR
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good at Tidal is always excellent and you can’t beat the view.

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MicheleC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, food was excellent had the Sunday brunch, avacado toast is a must along with fresh fruit and French toast .

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Meeagain
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed getting out to a lovely and delicious dinner.

ML
MarionL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed! I don’t understand how we were able to make a booking through Open Table, have it confirmed and then turn up there to find everything shut. It was a special occasion and we were very disappointed.

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vipChris
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

didn't open !!!!they didn't mention it~!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Synarag
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

They had their smoked bbq dinner that evening. The food was extremely dry. My husband ate his meat, but I couldn’t eat any of mine. It was very disappointing. The dinner bread was not edible.....and my hubby and I love bread, not the case that evening. The salad was ok, the green beans.....not sure what taste they had, and the mashed potatoes were too sweet. We didn’t even attempt the corn or wait for the dessert that was included. I read great reviews about their food, so this was a huge disappointment. The waitress was super nice, even comped my meal, but we still paid for my husbands food and he barely ate. Needless to say, we left hungry....a sad end to our well needed getaway 😟.

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ShantayA
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Tidal service was great. The waitress was attentive and understanding. It was beautiful by the water. Food was overall delicious. I got the fried chicken for brunch however and the chicken was not cooked through. I sent it back and got new pieces and it came back uncooked again. Manager was apologetic and head chef came out to talk to us and offer us a free meal.

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ALLISONW
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, beautiful views and good food.

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JenniferD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our daughter birthday here. Everything about this restaurant was EXCELLENT!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Boring service. Boring food. Great view!

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Malcolms
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG this place is a hidden jem!! food was amaze ,, killer bay view .. People were all super nice,, We had best dinner ... ended up going for brunch too ... and it got even better for brunch ! bloody marrys with Bacon !! YASS!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, with great attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful view and fantastic foods !!! I’ll come back for sure

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Spiff
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the drinks were even better

JM
vipJessicaM
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
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!

FAQs

Tidal is rated 4.4 stars by 757 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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