Great evening. Request James as your server..you will not be disappointed. Reasonable prices, good food, great service.
Went here on restaurant week. Service by Raymond was excellent. Portions were not cut down for RW, very good sized. Food was very good. The view outside is outstanding. I hadn't been here before the remodel, so I can't compare, but it is real nice now with the outside dining. I had the rib-eye, cooked perfectly, and the wife had the salmon, which was delicious. The kale salad was delicious as was my wife's beet salad. Definitely will be back.
The location seating plan provide a scenic view from ant table, the food is wonderful and the portions generous. The servers are availabe but not intrusive. A grand way to enjoy a fine meal
We enjoy the fantastic view, extremely friendly server, tasty steak there. Even we went there during the restaurant week, it was still quiet and we could secure a table by the window.
Was super awesome! Took my girlfriend for dinner and we both enjoyed the view. The food was excellent! Our waitress was extremely nice and knew everything like the back of her hand
Our dinner was average: the risotto was a bit undercooked, the paella was sticky. I would expect more from a place like this, but I guess you can't have a delicious dinner and a nice view too!
Love the view of downtown San Diego at sunset. Just gorgeous! The Restaurant Week menu was a great value. Food was excellent. The service couldn't have been better.
The food is excellent and the service was great.
The divers sea scallops are to die for. They have excellent deserts (when they have them).
The new york strip was cooked perfectly (medium rare) came with fingerling potatoes, on colorful carrots (that still had part of the greens on (yuck)).
The duck breast was perfectly cooked and very tasty.
The swordfish was nice and most (although the peas/green beans in the vegetables were mushy).
Extensive wine list and drink specials.
But I had to pay $19.50 for a spicey bloody mary ( that is way to much money )
The food is excellent (minus a little thing here or there), the service was wonderful (it helps to go in early for dinner).
My Adult children were in town and I wanted to go somewhere special. Tom Ham's did not disappoint!
great selections, including raw bar... free flowing champagne... amazing view of the city and bay
Not the Tom Ham's of the retirement luncheons and wedding buffets that I remember. Had dropped in for lunch recently and had such a great experience, wanted to try dinner. Good place to take out-of-town visitors ... Dine with a spectacular view of the city. Ask for a patio table for the best view & quieter dining. Our meals ranged from great to good. Seafood platter was a bit shrimp-heavy; but the Alaskan halibut was cooked and served beautifully. The paella relied on too much rice to bulk it up ... tasty but I wouldn't go back for it. Overall a good experience and worth a return trip someday.
Great view of the city
Delicious sea food
The only negative thing is the noise of the jet skis and boats but it wasn't too noticeable.
The breathtaking Bay view is not the only thing you'll fall in love with here! Their wait staff is very good, their food is as well. But the deserts are divine! Try the Lemon dish - you won't regret it. I also had a salad topped with chicken - and it was possibly the best salad I've had in years!!! You simply won't regret this spot for dinner, the view and, of course, dessert!
Good food, great service, wonderful view. All employees were so very nice, from hostess to bartender, to our server. Prices are such, makes it a special occasion place. Would definitely visit the bar again during happy hour.
Sat in the sweetheart booth and watched the lights come up.
Arlen our server was attentive and charming.
Thank you for the memorable evening.
The weather and view from the outdoor dining area was excellent. The waiter was very helpful in explaining and recommending food and the service was excellent. Drinks were keep filled and the food was delicious.
Staff knew by the reservation that it was my husband's birthday, yet they did nothing to acknowledge it, and we had visitors in from abroad. Quite disappointing to be there for that special occasion and to have nothing said/done by staff. Table next to us enjoyed a birthday dessert which made it even worse. Salmon portion was tiny, paella was too salty, desserts that we ordered appeared sloppily put together.
Overall a disappointing experience, though the view was indeed beautiful.
On all the occasions my husband and I have dined at Tom Hams Lighthouse, we had always enjoyed a good meal and the hospitality of your staff. We never felt rushed. We particularly like the Paella, with its fresh seafood and generous portions. The salads are terrific-never disappointing: fresh & thoughtfully put together (we esp. like the spinach with figs, gorgonzola & pistachio). Spectacular views a huge plus.
I have stayed on Harbor Island many times and known of Tam's , but had never been before. I will definitely be eating here more often! the view was fantastic! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. We had grilled asparagus and calamari as appetizers which were delicious. I had the halibut which was superbly cooked and my wife had the NY steak done to perfection. It was truly a great dining experience!
We go here for the view of the San Diego skyline and Coronado Island across the bay. You can sit outside almost right over the Bay, which we love. The food is good, but certainly not the best seafood in San Diego. And if you do sit outside, especially on a weekend as the sun sets, you might think about whether you want to be observing someone's wedding and reception just below you, as that can be happening. That adds to the noise level a bit, as do naval helicopters flying in and out of the Navy base on Coronado Island.
I met some friends for dinner and we all really enjoyed the spectacular views of the harbor and downtown skyline. The food and service were especially good. I will not hesitate to recommend to friends.
We went at 7:15 on a Sunday...possibly not the best time of the day. Our server was fantastic tho, and the food was exquisite in both taste and presentation. We'll definitely be back. This is a case where experience counts. Tom Ham's Lighthouse has been around forever!
I have always loved this place especially since the reno.
Champaign service was excellent
We went to brunch to celebrate two birthdays (my best friend's and mine) with an out-of-town guest. It was our first time there, and we were impressed. Our champagne glasses were only empty once. The crab legs were perfectly cooked. The corned beef hash was amazing, the prime rib was delicious, and other party members praised the eggs Benedict.
We sat outdoors and loved the view. The indoor seating was more large parties and seemed like it might be a little loud.
Only food complaint I have is that the oysters had too much grit, likely from speedy, high-volume shucking. Stick to the scallops and crab on the seafood buffet.
Our family went to the restaurant a few days ago and we got outdoor window table overlooking the bay and downtown San Diego. The view is spectacular. We took lots of pictures while enjoying dining. We definitely come back.
Food was great. Service was OK. Asked for extra limes with sparkling water and server never delivered them. Had to flag down a bus-person to get them and were delivered on a paper cocktail napkin, not a small dish!
Food was okay, service is terrible, very unattentive waiters. Way too many sales pitches explaing the menu. Air conditioning was off or too low. Moved us outside, and sat us under a heater!. Martinis came with no olives - really? Ordered a pasta dish, and there was no pasta spoon - had to use my coffee spoon - real class! Just another hipster joint for the 20's crowd who don't know any better. Took prime rib off which is beyond me? They only have a few cuts of beef now, and instead of bread, they give you "European Flat Bread" which is just lowsy seasoned crackers - just more cutsy stuff that's ruining the restaurant. After 30 years of going to Tom Ham's, it's time to find another place.
It was my birthday dinner and we were four diners. Appetizers were calamari and octopus. Both were succulent and paired with delicious chili-lime infused dipping sauce. My sis-in-law and I enjoyed fresh swordfish entrée--and it was FRESH! My husband had the rib-eye cooked to perfection, and my bro-in-law had the squid-ink risotto. He's still raving about it! Service was unobtrusive but very efficient. The view of San Diego bay watching the sunset gleaming off the windows of the city's high-rises--SPECTACULAR. We'll be back!
The three of us were celebrating my elderly dad's birthday. They treated us all with dignity and respect. We had a quiet lunch outside overlooking the Harbor. We had the swordfish ("Market Fish") which was perfectly cooked and came with a delicious sauce. We had oysters and shrimp appetizers, also amazing, and sorbet and gelato for dessert. The coconut sorbet was the best we have ever tasted. The waiter easily fielded all our gluten-related questions. He was knowledgeable and even went out of his way to research a question we had. His timing as a waiter was impeccable. Truly one of the best dining experiences we have ever had! I hear they are under new management. I am so impressed with what they are doing!
We visited Tom Ham's on my first trip to San Diego. Both the city and the restaurant were wonderful. Every table has a view of the harbor. My salad with grilled peaches was so very yummy. The 2 of us split the paella and were so pleased with the selection. I wish we had stayed longer in San Diego so we could have visited again.
Was greeted by very friendly hostess. Special request was handled discretely. Entire staff was eager to help and to see that special occasion was enjoyable for my wife's birthday. Enjoyed the experience of our waiter as to the menu and wine list. We took the recommendations on most of the suggestions from the waiter.
Go for the view. You won't be disappointed. That being said, the buffet was just ok and not enough selection of different types of food. They had tons of crab and shrimp which is great! Would have loved to see some sushi. You're obviously paying for the location with a fantastic water view especially if you're sitting outside. The service was awesome. Our waitress always had a smile and had a sense of humor. She kept the Mimosas flowing. Despite the so so selection of food, I would go again.
The best brunch ever. I would have brunch every weekend if I could afford it but twice a month is fine with me
The outdoor seating with the beautiful skyline in the background along with the scent of the ocean made for a great setting. Food was reasonably priced and tasted great. A big thank you for adding th anniversary dessert at no cost. If you want a romantic setting for a dinner, I highly recommend Tom Hams.
Great view from any table. Outstanding craft beers selection. No problem with getting a reservation but it was a Monday
I took my wife here for here Birthday, The view are amazing , and the foods are awesome.
We always enjoy this place. Better then C Prime as far as a view is concerned. Food and service always top notch
The best dining experience we've had thus far. Totally breathtaking view, food is absolutely amazing and with unparalleled customer service by staff!
We had a party of 7 (2 kids included) for Sunday brunch to celebrate a friend's 35th bday. The hostess accommodated a last minute change. The seafood was so fresh and our waiter kept filling our champagne glasses. I can only tolerate quality alcohol and their champagne was one of the best I've had. The view is amazing. It was a memorable experience.
I loved the view! But the lobster claws were way over cooked like rubber! And the dessert was laughable.