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Vela at Hilton San Diego Bayfront

) #679 of 3,870 Restaurants in San Diego $$ - $$$ American
1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-7897
+1 619-564-3333
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good27%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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Opens in 20 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-7897
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had many food options with great staffing that cared about your experience. They asked if I wanted orange juice, I was pleasantly surprised to get freshly squeezed OJ! Sunday's breakfast menu included a quesadilla bar, the gentleman cooking there was an actual trained professional cook/chef...More

Thank leohernandez2017
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I only ate here for breakfast but the food was excellent. Fresh bread and baked items, a step above what is typically available at free buffets. The cold buffet was free because I am a Hilton Honors member, but I think it was only a...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Nice restaurant with very friendly and attentive staff. The breakfast buffet is quite extensive whereas the lunchtime menu is limited. Good experience nevertheless.

Thank maweb31
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Typical high end hotel in-house restaurant. Caters almost solely for the Hilton guests who are mainly there on business and so are not paying out of their own pocket. You go here for convenience only.

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

As a loyal Hilton Honors traveler I have never had more unsuitable experiences in the dining room. With a dinner reservation, we waited 40 minutes to be seated and another hour to be served. The sushi bar in lounge literally ran out of sushi on...More

Thank Sandie R
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Had dinner at Vela. Called ahead and was told 20 mins. We actually waited over an hour,to get seated then a further 30 or 40 minutes to get served. My 3 year old grand daughter fell asleep. We expected to get finished and her in...More

Thank malcolm t
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I really liked the staff here and the place is perfect for having a meeting. The visuals with the bay is very nice and the food is terrific. Get the fruit plate for sure.

Thank Smillerick
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stopped in here after we checked into our room, and it was a nice spot to say the least. I would go back for Bruce alone as he was a very good bartender/waiter. Make sure you get a bloody mary and set it up...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The salsa and chips were just okay considering you are in a town that should know better. The chips where way to hard; on a high note the staff was friendly and the atmosphere was nice. Keep track of your drinks because the bill will...More

Thank Taretta D
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast and again for Xmas dinner. The food was very good on both occasions but a bit pricey. The staff was friendly and efficient. Nice decor and comfortable chairs.

Thank Verna F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-7897
    (Harbor Drive/Park Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-564-3333
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  • This restaurant is at Hilton San Diego Bayfront
With an emphasis on global coastal cuisine and wines that span all oceans, Vela is a revolutionary culinary concept. Showcasing breathtaking views of the bay, this San Diego waterfront restaurant features a unique wine list and a menu that truly thrives on the principle of "farm to fork."