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C-Level

4.7
4.7
2848 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Resting on stilts atop San Diego By C Level Lounge, is an upscale-casual lounge on the waterfront overlooking the city skyline and Coronado.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 51 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 298-6802

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Deborah Scott

  • Catering

    Take Chef Deborah Scott's cuisine to your special event, work function or party. For more details, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your private event on the C-Level Lanai with breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and skyline. For parties of 15-30 there is no better location to celebrate your special occasion, work function or family get-together. For pricing and information, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    Harbor Island Dr

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is unavailable at this time.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Thanksgiving Day Celebration

    $74.95 per person

    Nov 24, 2022 only
    Celebrate Thanksgiving Island Prime & C-Level as we serve delectable 3 course menu from 1-7pm. Indulge in seasonal favorites such as Diestel Farms Free Range Turkey or Center Cut Filet Mignon. Menu is priced at 74.95 for adults and $16.95 for kids, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge. We will be accepting reservations for both indoor and patio dining. C-Level happy hour will not be offered on Thanksgiving.
  • Christmas Day Celebration

    $79.95 per person

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Celebrate the joyous season while taking in views of the San Diego skyline. Island Prime and C-Level will be open from 1-7pm serving a special 3-course menu on Christmas Day. Try favorites such as Lobster Bisque Soup and Filet Mignon. Don't forget the Eggnog Cheesecake for dessert! Menu is priced at $79.95 for adults and $16.95 for kids, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge.
  • New Years Eve Celebration

    $94.95 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Ring in 2023 at Island Prime and C-Level! Celebrate the New Year with Chef Deborah Scott's delicious 3 course menu. Indulge in the Center Cut Filet Mignon or Mustard Salmon. Our NYE menus priced at $94.95 per person, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge.

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What 2,848 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Restaurant Week
  2. FO

    FONZOs

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anthony our server was the best I really enjoyed my dinner and so did my family food is always good at the C level love this place
  3. OB

    OllieB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The patio had amazing city skyline views. Service was excellent - our waitress (Danielle) was very sweet and provided excellent service. The only negative was they were out of the appetizer we wanted (parmesan crusted brie with flatbread). We were even there early at 5:30pm for dinner. The rest of the meal was great though.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. View is gorgeous (5pm is perfect time). Server was extremely kind, attentive, and encouraged us to stay for sunset rather than trying to get us out to seat next people. Food was delicious. The steak frites and filet mignon skewers are fantastic and I highly recommend the Desi Arnaz mojito! We will be back every time we visit SD!
  5. JN

    JonN

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our anniversary; service, food and location is exceptional. Way greater than 99% of other restaurants in all of San Diego area!
  6. MM

    MillieM

    Tokyo

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration for 71 year old man. Family of 9 total attended. Our server was very attentive and brought us TWO desserts at no charge for the table in honor of birthday! Very generous. We come regularly and will be back! I recommend C Level to anyone coming to visit San Diego or just want a special place to go!!
  7. H

    Hawk

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always food and service, was excellent, scenery beautiful! But more noisy this lunch time around had to talk louder at our table than usual. My only disappointment was one of my favorite appetizers the Brie was not available to to recall, but rest of the food was great
  8. C

    Caroline

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most delicious meal I’ve had in San Diego in a long time. Highly recommend for restaurant week!
  9. DW

    DonW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and view. Open table was a breeze.
  10. 1

    14mo

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Menu could be updated, been a patron for years, need some new items!
  11. i

    inkstainz

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very fun place to dine, servers are friendly. Breath taking view of the San Diego skyline with a lot of boat activity in the water.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server, Kyle, was fantastic and made the experience nop notch!
  13. C

    Cdnice

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as usual. My go-to when entertaining out of town guests.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We ordered salads as entrees and it took forever to be served the manager had to check several times before we finally we were served
  15. DD

    DarciD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and fabulous server! Beauftiful scenery
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Good but not great food. The location and view Are spectacular.
  17. PM

    PaulaM

    New Mexico

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location! Arrive was great also. Just a breezy day on the pier.
  18. M

    Maverd

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3rd Quarter Team building meal.
  19. SK

    SusanneK

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We recently went to C-Level for Restaurant Week and it was excellent. The view was amazing, our food was very good and our waiter was outstanding.
  20. C

    Cooter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to C-Level. Sat outside against the glass overlooking the harbor with a beautiful view of downtown. My wife and I had a great time. The food, service, and atmosphere where awesome. I had the skirt steak salad and my wife had the Mediterranean bowl. We started these main entrees off with sharing a lobster bisgue then finishing them with a shared creme brulee. And with a couple of cocktails the night was complete. Avery, our waitress, was on point all night with anything we needed for our 15 year wedding anniversary celebration.
  21. F

    Foody

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We were a party of 4 and three of us ordered the lobster and fish BLT which was very good but perhaps a little on the bland side. One person ordered the Everything Tuna and she said it was excellent. Wait staff was good, friendly and knowledgeable. View is outstanding!
  22. SD

    StarleneD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were celebrating a birthday, which was acknowledged by our waitress. We received vey professional service; attentive, but not overbearing, and sat in a lovely location.
  23. E

    Edie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been completely satisfied with the service and food for 25 years plus the view of the city and bay add to the pleasure of dining. When I bring family and friends they also enjoy everything.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful service. We walked out after being ignored for 25 mins.
  25. PW

    PamelaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My out-of-state visitor and I enjoyed a lovely dinner. I had requested an outside table with the best view possible, and the view of the skyline was breathtaking. The food was scrumptiously flavorful and superbly prepared and presented. Our server was attentive and cheerfully accommodated our request for photos to remember the experience. The only drawback — and it really was beyond the restaurant staff’s control — was a very loud and sometimes obnoxious table of 4 or 5 nearby. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful and very memorable evening with exquisite fare.
  26. KW

    KarenW

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent views were even better. Great service.
  27. LW

    LisaW

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Many surcharges and extra's added to the bill in addition to increased prices. Sadly, we may need to find a different favorite spot to dine. :(
  28. Y

    Yomanus

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location Food is good and different Worth s visit Happy hour is good
  29. ML

    MaritzaL

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The location is great, the food not much. We ordered the steak and fries the meat was tough and almost not eatable. The patio floors were very dirty it gave a really bad impression. Their drinks were very watery and it was not during happy hour. Overall not a very memorable experience. The only thing that was enjoyable was their brie platter it was delicious. Service was ok.
  30. MF

    MiguelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was wonderful, and our food was very delicious
  31. s

    suelu

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Our party of 6 was seated in the least preferred table in the restaurant also the 6 of us were crammed in a table meant for 4. The food was ok our waiter was funny be he couldn’t make up for mediocre food, a terrible table (basically right in a walkway). I will not be back.
  32. W

    Wamo

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service staff was okay
  33. EC

    EdChw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice experience with food, service, and lovely view. Lobster Mac & Cheese was yummy, as good as I've had anywhere (and most have been rather disappointing). The Lobster Bisque was really good too, the Mediterranean Bowl (vegetarian) was good, and Creme Brulee was a very nice way to end a very pleasant meal. Excellent friendly, personable waiter! While noise levels were higher than we prefer it was well worth it! Will definitely go again.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated this young lady’s birthday. Our server was Charles.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Disappointed - crab cakes were all bread crumbs. Terrible
  36. H

    Hawk

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Come here as often as I can. As always the food is great excellent service and beautiful view of the bay.
  37. M

    Marybird

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food & view are FAB! a little noisey & service is slow but pleasant.
  38. AJ

    AllysonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Becky, was fantastic! We had a great time as always.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfection ! Everything thank you guys it’ll definitely be back ! Lots of love !
  40. RG

    RufinoG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome view of the city and bay. Great friendly service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

C-Level offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 298-6802.

C-Level is rated 4.7 stars by 2848 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 51 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for C-Level

880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harbor Island Dr

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is unavailable at this time.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Deborah Scott

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 298-6802

  • Catering

    Take Chef Deborah Scott's cuisine to your special event, work function or party. For more details, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your private event on the C-Level Lanai with breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and skyline. For parties of 15-30 there is no better location to celebrate your special occasion, work function or family get-together. For pricing and information, contact the Catering Sales Team at 619-298-6802 ext 3.

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