Tidal

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Seafood
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner. Neither of us were very hungry but we decided to split the clam appetizer, an octopus dinner special, and the pot de creme. Our server gave us the recommendations and he was timely in taking the order/delivering the food. We are here on vacation so we wanted a few photos and the bartender went out of her way to help us find a cute spot. Overall, we loved everything about our dinner and experience here!

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vipLorraineA
San Diego
72 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melissa was an excellent server. She provided suggestions, was very knowledgeable about menu and was very gracious. The view and experience was exceptional. This is certainly a hidden gem.

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vipFJMel
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful gem along the bay. It was a beautiful evening to be out on the patio (with the heaters on!). Cocktails were great and food was impressive. Our server was knowledgeable about the food and he was never “too much”

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MitchA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food...best smoked octopus I ever had!! Ambiance was nice. Overall great experience. Highly recommend for date night and bring a jacket for patio dining.

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dinnerdiva
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We were incredibly disappointed with the food. The food selections were very limited and very different. I think it was incredibly overpriced for what we got.

Tidal
Responded on February 17, 2020

Dinerdiva, Thank you for joining us on our Valentines Day dinner, I am pleased that the service and ambiance received top scores, however I am disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the food selections on our Prix-Fixe. We try to make sure all menus for holidays are posted and available online for guest to review when planning their dinner. I will pass your notes on to our Chef so that we can continue to address this in the future. Thank you, Evan Askey General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for valentines and the menu was excellent. Will definitely come back!

Tidal
Responded on February 16, 2020

We're thrilled you enjoyed your valentines dinner with us at Tidal! We will share your comments with the staff and look forward to seeing you again soon. Evan Askey General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Nice place, but the food is not great

Tidal
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you for joining us for our Valentines Dinner. We're happy to hear our service and ambiance we're 5 stars, however we are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy the food. If you have any specific comments please feel free to reach out to us so we can follow up with our team. Thank you, Evan Askey General Manager

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SangvanT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best seat in the restaurant. Perfect view of the beach. The temperature was just right with the heat lamps on the outside patio.

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JeffB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Perfect place for our anniversary. Thank you!

Tidal
Responded on February 19, 2020

Jeff, We're so happy we could help you celebrate your anniversary and Valentines here at Tidal. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Evan Askey General Manager

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vipGretchenR
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day at Tidal was perfect! Prefixed menu by the chef was delicious and the service was excellent !

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YoshiH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

料理の種類がすくないですね。でも選択肢が少ないだけで満足する食事はできると思います。景色は最高でお客様もとても喜んで頂けました。また利用したいと思います。

Tidal
Responded on February 16, 2020

あなたのレビューをありがとう Evan Askey General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible tasting menu with large portions we couldn’t even finish. Wine pairing highly recommended, and at a great value.

Tidal
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, our tasting menu is probably my go to for anyone celebrating a special event or just looking for an amazing dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon! -Evan Askey General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

High quality food and ingredients. Very generous portions for a fancy restaurant. Chef is from Guam and all dishes reflect this influence. Service was fast and very attentive. The restaurant is small with only maybe ten tables not including a covered patio overlooking the bay.

Tidal
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! I will share your comments with the staff and Chef Andrew. We look forward to seeing you again soon! -Evan Askey General Manager.

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