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Tidal

4.2
4.2
887 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

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.

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Booked 8 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: http://www.paradisepoint.com/san-diego-private-events.php.

  • 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

  • Fourth of July Buffet

    $39.00 per person

    Jul 4, 2022 only
    This fourth of July we will be offering an All American Buffet to celebrate our independence. $39 adults $24 under 12yrs.

What 887 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Scenic View

  • San Diego

    Scenic View

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  1. AA

    ArelyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We chose Tidal as a place to surprise my mom for her birthday and they made it extra special! Above and beyond! From the moment we stepped in to when we left, the attention and care was extraordinary! I will, without a doubt, come back and invite my friends to experience the incredible food, views and people. Thank you for making our visit extra special!

  2. N

    Nadeah

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Went for Father’s Day and it was definitely worth it! The views are unparalleled (make sure to request the patio)

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    Food was embarrassing, no vibe at the restaurant, bright light, food took forever, wasn’t good and very small portions. On top of it all it was expensive!! I don’t recommend at all.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Great atmosphere, and service. The side dishes were good, main entrees not so much. Pork medallion very dry and over cooked, halibut no seasoning. Salt and pepper in the kitchen would make a tremendous difference. Service was top notch!

  5. GR

    GRAEMER

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Food was awful. Menu was very small. We basically paid $140.00 for 2 salads !!!

  6. PS

    PamelaS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely view, great service, really good food! I recommend this place for anyone. Love the deck

  7. MG

    MariahG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Tidal was great — we came here for brunch on Sunday, and were one of the few groups there that were NOT staying at the hotel. I admit, that did feel a little weird as they had a buffet brunch going on alongside to-order items, and I was questioning why I made the choice to go to a hotel restaurant.... BUT the experience was lovely. The view is unparalleled and the to-order food was delicious. Between us we had the chilaquiles, the avocado toast and the shaved prosciutto benny. All were delicious and the brunch drinks were great too! We had a good time and were happy we came.

  8. MS

    MattS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Food just straight up bad. Bland. Fish was hammered.

  9. K

    Kathleen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, staff was attentive and friendly.

  10. E

    Emerald

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful price fix menu ! Delicious halibut and short ribs and all of the side dishes. Enjoyed the view of the bay too. Great experience overall!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We had a reservation for 4 people on a Saturday night, which was BBQ. Everything was very tasty except portions of the side dishes, served family style, were very small. I noticed a party of 2 got the same size portion of side dishes that our table of 4 shared. A little pricey for amount of food. Great view tho!

  12. SP

    SophisticatedPalate

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5

    Food is awful. Overpriced with limited options. Chilaquiles were nothing more than $28 tortilla chips. Ambiance is unmatched but not good enough for a return visit. I felt totally ripped off.

  13. B

    Boat

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    I was super excited to eat here, but I was very disappointed. The service was bad and the food was not worth the cost. Barefoot next door has way better food and service.

  14. N

    Namikis

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The location is GREAT. Hostess did not seem to be having a good day but in general the service was good (a smile would have made a big difference). Food was excellent but the menu limited to 4 options for the main course.

  15. NG

    NatetheGreat

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great location (minus parking) and view, good cocktails, and very friendly staff. Limited prefix menu on Saturdays apparently which I wasn't expecting. Most of the food was very good except the ribs (disappointingly).

  16. AM

    AlyMac

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had dinner at Tidal on our last night in Paradise Point. It was excellent! The food was the best we tasted while on our vacation. Keshia was our server and she was amazing! She had no problem altering some options for me as im vegetarian. She was so friendly and offered us some tips while we were visiting California. The ambience was perfect and we had a lovely romantic dinner date! I would definitely recommend!

  17. PL

    PeterL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5

    We were there Saturday evening, first time and last time. The plate was $52 per person. The salad was bland, couldn't taste the dressing. The biscuits were average, nothing special- seemed store bought. My wife had the chicken and I the brisket. Nothing special and my brisket was almost uneatable. Became dry early. Sauce was store bought. The cole slaw, beans and mashed potates seemed like a value but again nothing special and seemed store bought. The dessett was a PBJ concotion and actually the best thing that night but that isn't saying much.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Graduation dinner.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Really beautiful location. Dining was ok. They over cooked the chicken parm and the rest was just ok. I’d definitely recommend getting drinks and ambiance.

  20. JS

    JenniferS

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They have a set menu each night of the week and we went on Baja night. The food was incredible. The Tortilla Soup was excellent. Then I had the Pollo Asado and my guest had the Pescado Frito - both excellent. The best part of the meal was the family style dessert nachos. They were incredible. Also I highly suggest getting the smoked old fashioned to drink. It comes with a very cool presentation. The service is also so good!

  21. EM

    EmilyM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    The menu at Tidal is not friendly to individuals with dietary restrictions. My friend has a gluten allergy and there was only one item on the menu she could have ordered, which was a chia seed pudding- not really what you want when you go to brunch. If you have any dietary restrictions like gluten sensitivity or are vegan, chose another restaurant. Also our waitress didn't see knowledgeable on the menu times, and the service felt a little disorganized.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    The food was mediocre, not impressed at all. The service was extremely slow…we must have waited for almost 40 minutes for our dessert to come out. The view is beautiful, but I wouldn’t go again

  23. RE

    RandallE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    For the money, it was average at best. Their heart is in the right place, but you can eat better for far less. Service also pretty average.

  24. EM

    EricM

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The menu was pre-fix. The appetizers were good, but the main course was not good. The ribs were way too salty, the pork and fish were both very dry. The desserts looked store bought.

  25. AS

    AlanS

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience5

    The buffet was $72 per person and there were very few choices. We will not go there again.

  26. JC

    JacquieC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best brunch I have been to in a very long time. It was excellent!!! Food was amazing, ambiance was great, and very professional staff. We will definitely be back!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Easter brunch

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    78 brunch was really $100 with mandatory tip on a holiday (Easter). The view of the bay is spectacular, however, brunch left a little to be desired. No scrambled egg, bacon sausage or ham station, no eggs Benedict options were available. Aside from the omelet station, this was more of a lunch buffet rather than brunch. A bit disappointing.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had Family come into town for Easter Weekend… staff were so accommodating with reservation changes! Will be back !!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    Everything was great but the food is ok

  31. O

    Olive

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great place and ambience. Customer service is awesome. Love the place overall.

  32. LK

    LisaK

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious but pricey. Attentive staff.

  33. VM

    VioletM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The ad when you look up restaurants by the water shows $ one dollar sign but the dinner was very expensive they should actually advertise the real price and place at least $$ or $$$ do people decide before going We love the food but we spent over $300 dollars for 3 people

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beach front dining over looking the waters.

  35. MR

    MartyR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time there. Very good price fixed menu. Food was delicious. We’ll go again.

  36. PM

    PerlieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The menu was pre set! Brisket was good but the over smothering of bbq sauce was too much! Wish they have 2 set of preset menu to choose from!

  37. NR

    NicoleR

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Living in Texas I was skeptical about BBQ in California. It was some of the best I’ve had!

  38. P

    Particular

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service from Shelby. We had "Happy Hour Lunch" there around 2:00 pm. The service was quick, drinks were just right and the "Luncheon Snacks" fresh and generous, cooked just right. Music was great, pleasant and not to overwhelming.

  39. JM

    JanetM

    Denver

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    The food we ordered was excellent, but very disappointing that there were very limited gluten free options. No bread substitutes here for brunch. If you don’t need gluten free, then you’ll love it!

  40. DD

    DuskyDream

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent brunch! Great staff. Lovely views!

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 4.2 stars by 887 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 8 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: http://www.paradisepoint.com/san-diego-private-events.php.

  • Private party contact

    Evan Askey: (858) 490-6363

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