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C-Level

4.7
4.7
2824 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 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.

Popular dishes

What 2,824 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

    Seafood

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  1. C

    Cooter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    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.
  2. E

    Edie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 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.
  3. PW

    PamelaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 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.
  4. KW

    KarenW

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    LisaW

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 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. :(
  6. Y

    Yomanus

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    MaritzaL

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  8. MF

    MiguelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    suelu

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  10. W

    Wamo

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service staff was okay
  11. EC

    EdChw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    Hawk

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    Marybird

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    AllysonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    RufinoG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    LaurenG

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy Hour menu is fantastic, the patio has the most beautiful view.
  18. C

    Cinzia

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    There is no better view in San Diego than C Level, it is always our 'special occasion' place for lunch! It's pricy but the food is always good. On our recent visit, it was very, very crowded which slowed the service somewhat but our servicer Dom was absolutely delightful!
  19. C

    Cookie

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group truly enjoys coming to 'C" Level! Our goals is to try out a new restaurant each month; however, we keep coming back to 'C' Level because of the quality, cost and service. With respect to the service, we appreciate so much the warm and personal service our waiters, either Domo or Kyle gives us. If we don't come next month, you can believe we'll be back soon! Carolyn
  20. RR

    RockyR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter, great view, great food.
  21. D

    Ducky

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything great. I would say crab cakes enough for lunch. Bigger than an appetizer. Noise level usually ok. Yesterday large group of women right next to us. They were having a very fun time!!!
  22. R

    Robert

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our server, Kyle, was very attentive even though all of the tables were filled. Outstanding for an outdoor venue.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  24. JA

    JohnA

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location, location, location ! that’s what makes it one of my favourite restaurants and to top it off the food is outstanding!
  25. RC

    RichardC

    New England

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect late lunch on our last day in San Diego. We tried to get dinner reservations on several day but were unable to. The view is spectacular, the food was outstanding, and the atmosphere was perfect. Jordan, our server, was over the top good. She was knowledgeable and engaging, which made for an even more enjoyable day. Well worth the trip but make reservations early. Even on a Tuesday night in September they were booked solid through 8:30 three days in advance.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We came with a party of 8 for a birthday dinner. Our waiter was wonderful, very friendly and helpful. He went above and beyond when someone in our party was not satisfied with their meal. Everyone else really enjoyed their meal and the atmosphere was spectacular! We love C-level.
  27. PH

    PeterH

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and views
  28. DD

    DebbyD

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noisyier than I’ve ever experienced. Difficult to carry on a conversation. Food & drinks were great, no waiting on our reservation. Avery was our server, delightful & attentive.
  29. JT

    JohnT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful view and good view. After being seated and Waiting 20 minutes I went over to a server and asked for assistance and he apologized and said he thought someone was helping us and immediately a waiter came over and provided excellent service.
  30. DT

    DavidT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything, particularly the food and the views. It was a beautiful sunny day on the harbor. Our waitress was particularly pleasant and fun.
  31. KL

    KimL

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shannon, our server, was awesome. She made great suggestions and was very attentive.
  32. DA

    DuranA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Very wonderful place to dine. Nice view of San Diego bay and downtown.
  33. PR

    PeterR

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was so-so — a bland burger, good blackened fish sandwich, unappetizing house-made seasoned chips. Everything else — service, ambiance, the views — was outstanding.
  34. EW

    ElleW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was a delight, very knowledgeable, the view is spectacular and the food fabulous
  35. CM

    ClaraM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We order the lobster Mac and cheese and to be honest for the price it was not worth it, it was not best but the rest was good .
  36. RB

    RogerB

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    View and service were great! Food is average at best. Rather expensive for what you get but the view makes up for some of it.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleased with everything. Glad we were able to receive a reservation from the waitlist.
  38. KS

    KathyS

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Jessie was wonderful. It was first class service. We were celebrating my birthday and it was the best experience I have had in a long time.
  39. GS

    GeorgeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as was the view of the bay from our table. Our waiter was outstanding, -very attentive, patient, and gracious.
  40. CL

    CamilaL

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dom was great! Amazing service. Food and hibiscus spritz were delicious. Perfect spot for a business lunch, which is what I came here for, but it would also be perfect for dates, reunions, group outings, brunch, etc.

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 2824 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 18 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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