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Covewood - Mission Bay Resort, San Diego, CA

Covewood - Mission Bay Resort

4.2
4.2
297 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
California Coastal Cuisine
Pacific breezes and fire features create an intimate indoor/outdoor atmosphere for indulging in the local bounty at Covewood. Fresh seafood and wood-grilled vegetables are paired with local wines and food-friendly cocktails while tactile elements of leather and linen convey an understated luxury, translating our barefoot-chic ethos into an exceptional dining experience.






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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 275-7922

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Roy Hendrickson

  • Catering

    Full service catering for private and public events

  • Private party facilities

    A service charge of 19% will be added to the total bill for groups of 6 people or larger.

  • Private party contact

    Restaurant Manager Ronald Quiroz: (619) 275-7920

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Bay

  • Parking details

    Free parking ticket, validation at the restaurant for up to 5 hours

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 297 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. LD

    LynneD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent restaurant. Food is great. Great view and ambiance.
  2. m

    martib

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful everything! One of the best halibut dishes I’ve ever had. Attentive service, great ambience and a beautiful setting to make memories with loved ones. Highly recommend.
  3. TS

    TuggS

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Another wonderful evening at Covewood! However, they were understaffed, which was disappointing for a restaurant of this caliber. The servers were fantastic, but were hustling so much to keep up with the number of patrons. It's really unfortunate to have something beyond their control lower the quality of the overall experience. Halibut was amazing & prepared perfectly. Will be back post summer. Fabulous somewhat undiscovered waterfront dining venue with front row seats for the Sea World fireworks. Fabulous food quality & presentation too. They just need more staff. When you're paying for this price point, the service should be equally complementary.
  4. JJ

    JillianJ

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was good, price is to be expected for a resort. Service was really slow, felt like we were always just waiting. Also, the bathrooms in this restaurant are unbearable. The odor needs to be addressed.
  5. NC

    NanC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    This restaurant and surrounding grounds of the hotel are beautiful with great views of the bay - truly a lovely setting. Our review is mixed because the scallops and halibut were cooked perfectly, and very good. However, my husband's roast chicken was so over cooked and tough, it was inedible, as were the undercooked accompanying vegetables. The Caesar salad was probably the best we have ever tasted. Promptly after being seated we were asked for our cocktail orders. We brought a bottle of sparkling wine that needed to be opened and put on ice. It was opened immediately, however the bucket and flutes did not follow. So, 20 minutes later a member of our party went to inquire. There was an apology and the glasses appeared a short time later. We were then asked if we'd like to order appetizers and we indicated we would like to order salads. Our order was not taken and the waiter was not seen again for several minutes. To be fair, we were comped my husband's meal and 2 desserts. We're not sure we would try Covewood again, but that's a shame, because it was such a great setting. Maybe we were there on an off night.
  6. m

    maryh

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The kitchen was very slow. Moses was very nice waiter however things just didn’t flow smoothly. Drinks too forever, ice cream and cookies took awhile. And getting the check was a multiple ask.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice outdoor seating overlooking Mission Bay. You could see fireworks from Sea World around 945. Nice.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    We had our order wrong . Very slow service. The food was overpriced for the quality. We were 10 people at our party and only one person liked their meal.
  9. F

    Franny

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Everything seems to be overcooked from here so keep that in mind when ordering
  10. ST

    SusanT

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view, staff, food, location, ambience. We can’t wait to go back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! Beautiful sunset 🌅 Had an unexpected surprise fireworks across the bay Seaworld💥✨
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Kind of expensive but what you would expect for California
  13. M

    Madeline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time at dinner at Covewood. Moses our server was so great!
  14. S

    Sara

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Server was great & very apologetic about how bad the food was! I asked for a salad without the celery - it came with celery! We sent the pizza back as it was cold only to get another one also cold! Wine was good thou!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    typical Resort restaurant $40 entrees After waiting over 15 min to be seated. 5 person dinner - They served scallops late after delivering 4 other entrees We sat as our pork chop and fish got cold waiting on simple scallops. Ended up going to the kitchen to check on the food where nothing was happening. Manager comped our entire dinner
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Took almost 1 hour to receive food from time of ordering. Realllllly wanted to like this place but food was just not good. Aside from time it took to receive, charred octopus was not charred at all, caramelized brussel sprouts were not caramelized & were super chewy (they tasted so weird I had to send them back and I never send stuff back), the only good thing we received was the marsala. Even the truffle fries were chewy and odd. I understand restaurants are understaffed but for how much you’re paying, it wasn’t worth the money unfortunately. Ambiance and view of sunset is amazing though.
  17. G

    Grace

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Covewood consistently has tasty food. I’ve had lunch there a few times and this was my first dinner experience. Unfortunately the service and the delivery of dinner was slow and it made eating our dinner feel rushed as we had to get to a show. I love the outdoor seating especially if you can get seats near the bay. It was a beautiful Friday. I requested this seating but did not get it.
  18. HB

    HBGal

    Orange County

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met friends for dinner here. We all enjoyed our entrees. Our waiter did not hurry us along and capably answered all of our questions. It was a bit uncomfortable when the setting sun was in our eyes, but worth it to enjoy the view!
  19. MP

    MichaelP

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice spot overlooking bay.
  20. A

    Alexandria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    I live in LA and surprised my mom by taking her to San Diego for our reservation we arrived to find out our ONLY option was a buffet and was told I should have received a call to be informed of this when all I received was a text to confirm reservation unfortunately we had looked at the menu before hand and was excited to try certain dishes and buffet was simply to much for what we wanted. Better communication from the restaurant would have helped before our long drive. Overall amazing service from staff though 🤍
  21. AB

    AliceB

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was top notch. The food was excellent. What I didn’t like was the food being outside. Far for my 92 year mother to walk to. I had to resort to selecting what I thought she would like and that defeats the purpose. The chips for the ceviche were stale. The brought me new ones and still stale, hard and too difficult to eat. The desserts were not great. No cheesecake and excessively sweet high sugar desserts. We don’t eat much but something a little wrong with the items we placed on our plate. So the price is excessive since we had only one mimosa each and no real seafood. The prime rib is great when you get the slice from the middle, overcooked on the end. I asked if they could cut me a piece from the middle and they said they couldn’t. First time here, lived the free parking, loved the flower bar and the woman was wonderful! Beautiful flowers! Made it special.
  22. SL

    StanL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    I understand that costs are up but $110 for a serve your self buffet is beyond understanding. Was this just price gouging given that it was Mother's Day? I don't see similar cost increases on flowers at Costco so this cannot be anything other than price gouging. I refuse to participate in such practices when other suitable alternatives exist. One more instance of the disappearance of the California Dream?
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    The Mother’s Day brunch did not list a price and to our surprise it cost $110 pp!!! Absolutely ridiculous price for the quality of food and service. Please list your price for your customers, that is way to much $$$ for brunch!
  24. JD

    JDiner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Citrus and fennel salad was basically just a plate of fennel. Not much citrus at all. Ocean and pool views are lovely, and decor is very nice. Convenient location for those staying at the Mission Bay Resort.
  25. TC

    ThomasC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Easter brunch was spectacular. Food was great but if I may say something about the staff. I was SHOCKED. I have never had a more pleasant time. This staff was by far the most pleasant, the most helpful, and the friendliest staff I have ever come across with regards to ANY restaurant i have ever been to. and I am 51. This hotel and Covewood should praise every single member of the restaurant staff and front desk. I would come there every week. Every holiday.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Despite having a reservation specifically requesting indoor dining - Covewood did not have a table ready for our party., & asked us if we wanted to sit outside. Our wait for a table was short, but our table location & set up was poor. It felt much like they were closing for the night but it was only 645. Food was good & came quickly. We didn’t stay long.
  27. SS

    StephanieS

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I haven’t had such slow service in years. The food was mediocre but the drinks were great— very strong. Staff was friendly.
  28. AA

    AraceliA

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of the best burgers we’ve had. Definitely coming back for seconds.
  29. L

    Lasttime

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had reservations the hostess sat us outside even though we did not ask for outside. She said that's all she had and it's hot. She had zero personality ignored people and acted put out when checking in with a reservation. No one came to our table for service as we were burning up so we left. Later that evening we personally made reservation and she said 20 minutes. We came back 20 minutes later hostess said no availability we were just on a wait list. This restaurant needs customer service training, staff. Better food. We were hoping to stay at the resort and not have to drive anywhere but this restaurant does not offer anything.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance , cool spot for date night. Amazing menu. V happy waiters
  31. a

    alyssa

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Came here for San Diego restaurant week with my girls and did not get the restaurant week experience! Fair warning this place is inside of a resort which was not said on the SDRW website. Also parking is available on the street which is a walk outside of the resort. It took awhile to get our orders taken. So we decided to tell the waiter our meal orders with our drink orders. I got a Diegan Sunburn cocktail which did not taste like it had any alcohol in it. We came at 7pm and it was not too busy. I ordered the beet bruschetta, bolognese and the sticky toffee pudding. We waited at least 30 minutes for our food to finally arrive and when it did they totally skipped our appetizer and gave us all our entrees first! I don’t think they know the premise of restaurant week. We said that was okay just bring out the appetizer as soon as they can. My bolognese was decent, my friend said it was bland. My other friend ordered salmon and she felt like it literally was just salmon on a plank of wood, there was nothing special about it nor the taste but maybe just a pleasant presentation. My beet bruschetta was really disappointing, it lacked a sauce like perhaps it needed balsamic vinegar. My friends Caesar salad was enjoyable however. I will give one star because we did get a nice view of the bay with the sunset and another star because I did enjoy the sticky toffee pudding. But the wait staff was slow despite it not being busy and they didn’t really give an apology until after we said something. We barely felt acknowledged to be honest. Leave them to their resort guests. Not worth the $50
  32. RZ

    R0ZEE

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Went for restaurant week. None of the staff knew what we were talking about, had to get the manager. Received menus that were different from what the SDRW website had posted (items missing or replaced with less appealing options). It was a chilly day for San Diego but they wouldn't close the doors so we were cold the whole time. Clam chowder was yummy. Entrées were mediocre with not much flavor. Service was average. Spoke to manager about menu. He apologized but did not offer any solutions/discounts. Overall, it was priced like a 4-5 star restaurant for an experience that was more like a 2 star restaurant. We were unsatisfied. Will not go back. Would not recommend.
  33. k

    kathym

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible food, mediocre service, dingy, run down setting. The entire resort was old, painted in a tired beige (if that tells you anything) and run down.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    You pay for the view and although the food looks appetizing other reviews are unfortunately accurate. The food is bland, watered down and seems fresh frozen. The prices are infuriating considering the execution was so poor. What makes it worse is that they were close on some flavors. The muscles were ok but the broth was very watery. The bananas foster desert used frozen bananas and the meso salmon was terrible. Such a wasted opportunity, the ambiance is awesome but the food leaves much to be desired.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    It was great! Thanks!
  36. SF

    SallyF

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Fish was too salty. Octopus was great. Expensive for food to not be perfect
  37. l

    laurellew

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Hostess would not seat us outside. even though there were tables available. Omelet was small, breakfast potatoes overdone, toast undercooked. Inside ambiance felt like a standard hotel restaurant.
  38. SD

    SherD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing renovation of the space! Great views of the water and food was fantastic! Highly recommend the avocado toast.
  39. LM

    LMHS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I always love my dinners at Covewood. The new menu is outstanding and everything was perfect. The staff was great and personable - especially Salvador. The only snag was it took a while for one of our party to get her pina colada. Turns out they were having some problem with the blender. But it was worth the wait. She said it was the best pina colada she ever had.
  40. L

    Lovelj

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect! Always!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Covewood - Mission Bay Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 275-7922.

Covewood - Mission Bay Resort is rated 4.2 stars by 297 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Covewood - Mission Bay Resort

1775 E Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking ticket, validation at the restaurant for up to 5 hours

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Roy Hendrickson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 275-7922

  • Catering

    Full service catering for private and public events

  • Private party facilities

    A service charge of 19% will be added to the total bill for groups of 6 people or larger.

  • Private party contact

    Restaurant Manager Ronald Quiroz: (619) 275-7920

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