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Osetra Seafood & Steaks

904 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6102
+1 619-239-1800
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
904 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6102
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Osetra wants to be a fine dining restaurant. They might think they are a find dining restaurant. Their prices are pretty close to a find dining restaurant. But they aren't quite there yet. A server sped past my table and dropped a plate of food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank technocleric
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service, including personal attention from the manager. Good selection of wines that complemented the menu offerings

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dnich11
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We happened by this restaurant on Halloween. Being seafood lovers, often cooking at home we thought we stumbled upon a great find. The restaurant decor, layout and location are excellent, perfect for patio dining while the world passes by. Our waiter and his assistant were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lillyinc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Many of the restaurants in the Gaslamp District cater to the young and rowdy bunch, especially during the Halloween/Day of the Dead season. Osetra is an exception. Their happy hour is upscale. The seafood selections and accompanying wines ae quite nice as are the prices....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Burlie B
Reviewed 22 October 2018

First time is San Diego---considered several options for our fist dinner and thankfully decided on this place. We had an amazing meal, great service and nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Ate with a group in a private room upstairs and was very pleased. Large selection of appetizers, starters, sides and entrees. The New York Steak was cooked to perfection and very tasty. The Surf and Turf presentation was impressive. The servers were friendly and attentive....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 1GiantsMS
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

A bunch of us flew in for a springs suprise birthday party. We went out to dinner, we had multiple servers for 12 of us. 2 plates were switched around and not ordered rite. We were left to total up our own bill. That was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank manuelgarcia1990
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

OK, first off don’t go in if you aren’t ready to pay for the experience....it’s a bit pricey. Having said that the food is excellent and the atmosphere was wonderful. The only thing that bumped this off from 5-stars was the service. We were a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BostonERdoc
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

The execution here was lacking. Soups were room temp at best and most of the steaks our group ordered were overcooked. The chicken dish was actually very good. With all the other options in town, wouldn’t go back here.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LynneMaizeandBlue
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

The food and ambiance was great. The location was right in the heart of the gas lamp district. The lobster ravioli was terrific and the lamb oso bucco was very tender.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank stentdoc
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louise A
19 September 2018|
Response from seetheworld600 | Reviewed this property |
The website says happy hour is from 4-6:30pm daily. They have a happy hour menu which you can only get at the bar or the high tops near the bar. If you sit in the dining room, you can’t do the happy hour specials.
20 July 2017|
Response from BigDMI | Reviewed this property |
Go to the review page on Tripadvisor.
25 November 2016|
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Response from anna_dokter | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do, and yes, they have outdoor seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 45
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 904 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6102 (Formerly Osetra Watergrill)
    (E Street)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley and Buses Stops are only steps from us. Please visit www.sdcommute.com go to trip planner and enter the address of your location or landmark and for destination enter HORTON PLAZA on landmark. We are located 1 short block from the Mall.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-239-1800
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In the heart of Gaslamp Quarter and walking distance from The Convention Center and main Downtown Hotels OSETRA Seafood & Steaks combines a stylish- modern ambiance with California flavors , high end USDA Prime Steaks and we are one of the only restaurants in San Diego serving Australian and Japanese A9 wagyu grade beef combined with the most outstanding fresh Seafood . OSETRA Seafood & Steaks offers a full bar , craft cocktails and a Raw Bar in a playful and sophisticated chic ambiance . OSETRA was stablished in 2004 and has become one of the top destinations in Gaslamp suggesting a new vision for Downtown San Diego dinning.
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