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904 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6102 (Formerly Osetra Watergrill) (E Street)
+1 619-239-1800
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16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Copenhagen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The overall impression was confusion. The waiter had to take our orders twice, as he completely forgot what we ordered, and that accounts for both food and beverages. Then he tried to serve us something we didn't order. When we asked for the bill, we got a new serving of bread and butter? We just had one dish each, a... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came with a group of 10. Friendly staff to accomodate us, goodinformation on the dishes. The food was OK but nothing more. A woman dressed like an angel is supposed to get the wine from a ceiling high wine cabinet. I would take that as an offense.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was looking for somewhere to spoil myself while I read my magazine and enjoyed the classy vibe of San Diego. I chose a steak, a glass of Malbec, a creme brulee finishing off with an espresso. Although it's a fish restaurant, they do great steaks! Service was exceptional - classy but not pretentious, attentive but not intrusive, always smiling... More 

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Algonac, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for dinner and was surprised to the quality of the food, staff attention, and service. We started with the seafood napoleon, lobster bisque, and shared the cioppino. All were excellent in taste. The menu is extensive in seafood and steak choices and wine selections. Choices include: raw bar, salads, soups, pasta, seafood, and steaks with sides. The owner... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere, the service, the food! All was amazing!! Worth the walk from the harbor area hotels to find this little gem!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take the family for a thanksgiving meal. The dinner options allowed for a variety of option. I went for the actual turkey dinner with all the fixings. It included a salad, pasta, turkey dinner and dessert. Well priced. Atmosphere and service were top-notch. Also pleased with the manager who stopped by to ensure we were satisfied. Very... More 

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Irvine CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our dining experience at the Osetra was excellent. My wife found the sea bass perhaps the best fish dinner she has experienced in many years. I had the lobster ravioli which I would not recommend. The flavor of lobster was almost impossible to taste and the sauce was much too rich for my taste. The pear salad was also very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had two meals here, so (along with my friends) a fairly extensive sampling of the menu. Fish and other entrees were uniformly very good. Outside tables are a plus in the reliable San Diego weather.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Osetra was extremely accommodating. We called with a group of 30 on a Friday for dinner on Sunday. They made it happen. When we arrived our CEO found out they did not serve his beverage of choice and the waitstaff ran to 7-11 to purchase his Coors Light. You don't see that often. Great folks for sure! The food was... More 

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San Diego, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took my father there and expected much more in service and food quality. The food was okay - oysters, chilean sea bass, mahi mahi--but the lobster bisque tasted like glorified tomato bisque. So, food was okay but the service was bad - slow...and we even had to ask for water refills and drinks because the server wasn't coming by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
16:00 - 00:00
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
Description
A progressive restaurant offering gourmet seafood, prime aged and specialty meats, and an award-winning wine collection showcased in a three-story wine tower. Happy Hour is served daily 4PM-6:30PM. Located right in the center of the Gaslamp district Osetra is the perfect spot for a romantic or a business dinner, for a special celebration or just for a night out around town. Osetra features two level in it's dining room and additionally two private rooms to accommodate any event or gathering.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?