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Island Prime Restaurant

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Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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Island Prime's Sherried Lobster Bisque.
sherry, cream & lobster
Steamed Local Mussels
traditional white wine, garlic & lemon broth, grilled ciabatta (gf*)
Grilled Oysters 3 pc
toasted seaweed pesto, garlic butter & parmesan breadcrumbs (gf*)
Deb's Blue Crab Cake
shaved fennel, meyer lemon, fresno chili, caper remoulade
Seared Ahi Stack
blue crab salad, avocado, papaya-mango salsa, taro chips & caviar (gf*)
Gigantic White Prawns
served chilled, with fire-roasted cocktail sauce
each $2.75
Oysters On The Half Shell
Market Price
Island Prime's Seafood Tower
chefs choice of the finest sustainable seafood available
Salt & Pepper Calamari
crispy rice sticks, scallions, sesame seeds, toasted nori aioli
Market Price
Market Sashimi
chef deb's hand selected sushi-grade catch served with seasonal garnish
Bistro Style Steak Tartare
hand-cut beef tenderloin, capers, crispy whole-grain mustard aioli, salt & pepper potato chips (gf)
Chef Deborah's Pepita & Sesame Crusted Brie
garlic puree & jalapeno jelly, root vegetable crudite (v)
Assortment of Cheeses
artisan cheeses & charcuterie with accoutrements (v*)
Red & Golden Beet Salad
arugula, dried cranberries, goat cheese, candied walnuts, shaved fennel, orange & red wine vinaigrette(v,gf*)
Classic Caesar
hearts of romaine, mediterranean white anchovy, garlic-parmesan croutons
Iceberg BLT
bacon, grape tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese, diced red onion, crispy shallots, & blue cheese dressing (gf*)
Tuscan Kale Salad
marinated artichokes, shaved raw sunchokes, black pepper, pecorino romano, sunflower seeds, white balsamic dressing (gf,v)
8oz $44.0
12oz $54.0
Filet Mignon
corn finished black angus (gf)
12oz $56.0
Snake River Farms 'Eye of the Ribeye'
Boise, Idaho (gf)
18oz $66.0
Bone-In Rib Eye
USDA Prime (gf)
8oz $60.0
japanese rib steak (gf)
16oz $62.0
28 Day Aged N.Y. Strip
USDA prime (gf)
24oz $64.0
The Porterhouse
USDA prime (gf)
16oz $64.0
bone-in N.Y. strip (gf)
Sauces & Toppings
bearnaise, red wine demi, salsa verde, herbed pesto compound butter || blue cheese, deborah's blackening spice, madeira mushrooms, caramelized onions
12oz Alaskan King Crab Legs
8oz Cold Water Lobster Tail
Two Gigantic Garlic Herb Prawns
Oscar Style
lump crab, asparagus, & bearnaise (gf)
Winter Greens Gratin
creamy spinach, kale, swiss chard, parmesan bread crumbs(v*)
Mixed Green Salad
shaved vegetable crudite, cherry tomatoes, house lemon dressing (v,gf)
Dill Battered Onion Rings
housemade buttermilk ranch (v)
Rosemary Garlic Fries
ketchup, garlic aioli (v)
Jumbo Asparagus
extra virgin olive oil, parmesan (gy,v)
Island Prime's Twice Baked Potato
lobster, bacon & aged cheddar for two or more (gf)
Crispy Brussels Sprouts
citrus ponzu, toasted sesame seeds (gf,v)
Fire Roasted Butternut Squash
maple bourbon butter, toasted pecans & crispy sage (v,gf*)
Sharp Cheddar Mac 'n Cheese
candied slab bacon & chili-fried onions (v*)
Baked Potato
butter, sour cream & chives (v,gf)
Citrus Glazed Skuna Bay Salmon
PEI mussels, coconut rice, spicy green curry broth (gf)
Sesame Seared Yellowfin Tuna
kubocha squash, water spinach, mushroom and brown butter dashi (gf)
Hazelnut Crusted Sea Scallops
curried caulliflower puree, ruby red grapefruit, pomegranate (gf)
Roasted Tri-Color Cauliflower
quinoa-lentil tabbouleh, roasted garlic hummus, toasted pistachios, pomegranate (gf, v)
Island Prime's Filet Trio
topped with Alaskan king crab, wild mushrooms & blue cheese, with sea salt mashed potatoes (gf)
Chicken "Under a Brick"
tuscan salsa verde, pickled fresno chilis, crushed yukon potatoes, caramelized onions (gf*)
Bone-In Duroc Pork Milanese
root vegetable remoulade, shaved celery, arugula, lemon, capers
Harissa Grilled Lamb Chops
warm lentil-quinoa tabbouleh, red pepper feta, toasted pistachio, pomegranate (gf)
Resting on stilts atop San Diego Bay overlooking the city skyline and Coronado, there’s nowhere better than Island Prime & C Level to experience quintessential San Diego.
US$15 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting San Diego for vacation staying on Harbor Island. The first night we went to the C Level side of Island Prime which is more casual, lighter dining. We were delighted with the CLevel Caesar salad, CLevel Louis salad and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roz-NC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on vacation in San Diego from Scotland for the festive period, and having dined at Island Prime some years before, we were excited to visit again. The service in this restaurant is first class, from the moment you enter. Sadly a few of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Keriza
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at this establishment to celebrate the closing of one our clients properties; the VIEW was amazing. We brought our own bottle of wine (2-bottles; each wine as given to the server tow taste and 1-bottle corkage was waived). The service staff was attentive...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank keninsandiego
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of downtown San Diego at night is breathtaking. The service was about as good as it gets. I ordered the 3 piece filet dinner and found it to be good, but not as good as I had expected. If I had closed my...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rander05
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was a little pricey for what we usually like but it was highly recommended and so we went for it. We were told it was a great place for seafood but our server told us it is best known for its steaks. I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dosmetros57
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had happy hour with family and enjoyed the view and special drinks. I will come back next time to enjoy dinner with outside seating and the drop dead gorgeous view !

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Glenda G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food (including the “Yorkshire pudding” - my US colleague insisted it was a kind of bread...). Perfectly cooked and seasoned steaks, fantastic tuna, great lamb and very interesting vegetarian choices.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sarahhL4558VL
Reviewed 12 December 2018

On the bay in the San Diego harbor, this is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. It's view, day or night of the San Diego skyline is stunning, reminiscent of the Rusty Pelican view of the Miami skyline...and many others. The name of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank baird t
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Fantastic views at sunset along with excellent food and service. Ideal location for a special event.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank SouthernSailor
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This is a case of the emperors new clothes!!!! The one good thing I have to say is that the view is wonderful, the food.... not at all. First let me say, that this is the third time i have been to this restaurant and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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6 August 2018|
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Response from 364deborahg | Reviewed this property |
Maybe a little dressier.
25 May 2018|
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Response from keepmovingmom | Reviewed this property |
Although I don't have specifics, I would be very surprised if pets were allowed here.
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