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C-Level, San Diego, CA
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C-Level

$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
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

10:30 PM


Booked 117 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Why we love it

Executive chef: Deborah Scott

Sweeping water views and creative seafood, like everything-crusted ahi and a lobster and fontina BLT, set this bayside charmer apart. Not to mention a shaded patio, complete with heaters and a fireplace, which might be the prettiest outdoor dining space on Harbor Island.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Seafood, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 298-6802
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • 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
  • 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

  • Mother's Day by the Bay

    $94.95 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Celebrate Mothers Day by the bay on our beautiful outdoor patio. Enjoy a three-course pre-set menu at C-Level, served from 11am to 8pm on May 12th. Our menu highlights include lobster bisque, Center Cut Filet Mignon, Herb Crusted Salmon, lobster, chicken under a brick and Belgian chocolate Mousse Cake for dessert. Cost for adults $94.95, $23.95 for children under 12. Add on a sparkling wine flight or a bottle of bubbles to show your Mom that she is extra special and raise a glass!

What 4,239 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for scenic views

  • San Diego

    Most Booked

4,239 Reviews
  1. PamH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was lovely being on the covered patio with the "removable plastic windows" open! View is gorgeous from here and patio ambience charming. The service we received was excellent, and I thoroughly enjoyed my "Endless Summer" cocktail! Happy Hour Bites" were delightful.

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  2. meemrsd

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, C Level was perfect! The ambiance, the service, the food--everything was first class. We had friends visiting from the East Coast so we sat on the patio and enjoyed the lovely weather and wonderful view. Our server, Jessie, was EXCELLENT! I hope we're seated in her section next time we go.

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  3. TiaM

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, the view beautiful & our server, Nate was awesome. I just didn’t appreciate having to wait 15 mins to be seated when we were there on time for our reservation. We had a show to attend after dinner so our that extra, unnecessary wait was stressful. To add to that, I had to go up to the hostesses myself to inquire about our table, or we probably would not have been seated when we were. Then I was even more upset about the wait when I saw where we were seated. We were not even at a table right by the plexiglass (best view) but placed at a basic table. There were plenty of open tables around to add insult to injury of having to wait so long. I would have totally understood if they were waiting to seat us one of the tables with the view. This is something that should be addressed especially at the price point that it is. I also marked in my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, I also told the hostess when I checked in yet the server was not told this. I would have loved a better experience from start to finish.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat on the patio and enjoyed a great view while eating delicious poke bowl!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Cannot beat the view.

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  6. Chris

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    C Level has one of the most beautiful water and city views in San Diego. The service is excellent. We loved the ahi, crab, avocado stacker and the seafood salad was excellent as well. The chicken sandwich was only good/okay, nothing special. If you want a really lovely bayside experience, C Level is for you.

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  7. BevG

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The gentleman that seated us was very friendly and welcoming. We asked for a table by the class wall outside. He seated us at the best table for my daughter and me. My daughter lives out of town so she took me for an early Mother’s Day celebration. We were given a glass of champagne when we sat down. Our server, Nelson, was awesome and made sure everything was perfect. At the end of the meal he brought us a delicious Strawberry short cake dessert. It was a perfect afternoon. We had the Tuna, Crab Avocado Stack with Taro Chips. It my favorite. The Seafood Pasta had great flavors.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, great service and good in a beautiful location.

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  9. ConnieM

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lunch at C-Level yesterday and it was fantastic! Our server, Dom, was amazing-happy, fun, welcoming, knew the menu inside and out, and just so sweet, kind and accommodating. One can tell he’s a “people person” and totally suited for his choice of work. C-Level is certainly lucky to have him working for them. On top of our great service the food was wonderful. I had the Thai salad. You have your choice of chicken or beef. I chose chicken but next time would have the salad veggie style. The salad was definitely a main course type luncheon (or dinner!) salad, perfectly spicy with all sorts of great veggies and glass noodles. It was perfection. My SO had the fish/chips with the hush puppies and it was also perfection. The fish (cod) and the hush puppies were delicious and he knows his fish and chips!We couldn’t fit in any of the deserts offered so I can’t speak on that. Lastly, the view! OMG the view. You’re so close to the water you think you might get wet! I’ll bet it’s gorgeous at night with the twinkling city lights. Nothing beats a harbor/city view to go with marvelous service and outstanding food. We will definitely be back-hopefully many times!

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  10. ToddK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I treated a friend to a Birthday lunch at C-Level - Lobster Bisque tasted wonderful with plenty of Lobster, Calamari appetizer was tasty with a lightly spiced red sauce. I had Seared Ahi with very fresh sides of Mango and my friend had a Tuna Melt sans Melt - large sandwich that he only ate half due to size. Excellent flavors and great service, with a piece of Birthday Cake to close. Definitely going again (interesting drinks as well!).

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  11. DaveR

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved our dining experience at C-Level. The Lobster BLT was amazing and incredible blend of flavors and texture. Highly recommend! Try to get a seat outside and enjoy the incredible sunset highlighting the San Diego skyline. Thank you to the entire C-Level team for a wonderful evening!

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  12. bienvert

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at C Level in years, but we enjoyed the experience overall. Food choices were great, as were drinks. Ambience was a bit loud, but matched my expectation. I ordered the lobster bisque and chicken pot stickers as appetizers and enjoyed both of those. The dirty martini was great as well. However, my main entree wasn't a tasty as I had hoped for: I ordered the Chicken Piccata and it wasn't great.

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  13. Mark

    San Francisco

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an outstanding experience and meal. A staple for me to take clients to for lunch. As always, I will be back!

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  14. jade

    San Diego

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the C Level experience is one to remember. The food, the staff, the view all exceed expectations. Wonderful!

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  15. Louise

    Surrey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t usually leave reviews, but this was a really special meal for me and my partner as it was our first time together since January, and we were really looking forward too it, and we’re just really let down. The food was lovely, and it’s a beautiful restaurant. But the service was awful. Our waiter obviously didn’t want to be there, he was so rude, threw the bill at us at the end, made no effort to make any conversation and we just felt like we were not wanted there. It just seemed like he really didn’t want to be there and we would have stayed for more food and drinks but we felt very uncomfortable and unwelcomed by him and ended up just paying and leaving.

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  16. JaneC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a great day to be next to the water, watching all the sail boats. We had reservations which helped a lot, as C-Level was busy as usual. The food was amazing! Who knew a simple fish taco could be anything but simple? The pineapple salsa was great and the presentation beautiful. We had our usual crusted brie which is always a big hit with my guests. The servers were very efficient and made our luncheon run smoothly.

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  17. KCMcBrach

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    C-Level is our favorite restaurant in SD. Great food! The views are unrivaled and they have a kids menu. The ahi stack, lobster bisque and French onion soup are amazing.

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  18. EliD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a very wonderful birthday celebration. Our waiter was excellent! I absolutely love the mussels, as did my friend. And the birthday cake was a thoughtful end to a great luncheon.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and our waitress Avery was wonderful!!!

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  20. NancyA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got a window table inside and enjoyed watching the boats and water. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. It was our 37th Anniversary and he brought us a dessert on the house. The food was very good and plenty of it. A great place for special occasions.

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  21. Sandy

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    C-level is one of the greatest locations in San Diego. Our server was especially good. And the Mediterranean Salad — absolutely fantastic. My father loved the burger (and fries😁.

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  22. Joan

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is amazing, the service very attentive and the food delicious.

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  23. Vagrady

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful birthday lunch. Steak on fire salad and Seafood Louie salad were delicious as was the seafood bloody Mary. Our waiter, Dom, was super nice.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and it was absolutely amazing. It’s a beautiful waterside location, easy parking, great service and phenomenal food and drinks! Highly recommended and can’t wait to return.

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  25. DebbieB

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and our waitress, Jessie, was superb as usual. We had the wonderful honor of getting to chat with Deborah, which is always a treasured treat. Thank you!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The skirt steak healthy salad was the best salad I’ve ever tried i am still thinking about 😍 i ordered it with no blue cheese goat cheese instead and wow

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  27. MarthaJ

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love it there… favorite meeting spot with a friend.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just wonderful. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We’ll come back!

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  29. JasonG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The salmon I got was delicious. I'm a cook my self and I could tell the chef is very talented and knows how to make a delectable crust. My wife and I are kindov calimari snobs and find it hard to get good calamari. And C evels was exactly how we like it. All the food and service was top notch for my 40th birth day. I even made my wife fall in love with the creme Brule.

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  30. fanew

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was a little slower than usual, but the view and Lobster BLT more than made up for it.

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  31. PaulaL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the best Lobster Mac & Cheese I have ever had. It's a big portion so split it with my mom. The seating was perfect outside on the patio and our out of town guests throughly enjoyed the food and beautiful view. An added plus for our guests was to see the Disney Cruise pull out of San Diego Port. It was overall a great dining experience!!!!

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  32. Allison

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love C Level. Spectacular views. Delicious French Dip and Fish and chips. Drinks are strong. I highly recommend.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and ambience. We enjoyed it.

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  34. DonnaF

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view & great service! Highly recommend for brunch.

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  35. samanthap

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great view and was able to enjoy awesome happy hour pricing on all my favorite appetizers ! Craft cocktails are delicious!

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  36. KimC

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat on patio even with the rain the views didn’t disappoint. Heaters were provided. My go to dish is the ahi and salmon poke bowl. The three mahi mahi tacos were generously filled. Delicious.

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  37. FrancesF

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views of the San Diego skyline. The restaurant offers a menu with something for everyone.

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  38. DaleG

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful day in San Diego and lunch at C Level was perfect in every way.

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  39. cagolfwine

    San Diego

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a fantastic dinner at C Level. The views are great as the sun sets on the downtown. Great cocktails, appetizers, entrees and desserts! Definitely will be back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to C-Level with my husband. The view was amazing! The food was great! I suggest the asparagus fritters for a little appetizer. Everything was spectacular. Service was great. Our server had a laughing a few times. We will be back!!

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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 4239 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 117 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for C-Level

880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Harbor Island Dr
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Seafood, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is unavailable at this time.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • 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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