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Osetra The Fish House

#416 of 3,728 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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904 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (Formerly Osetra Watergrill) (E Street)
Trolley and Buses Stops are only steps from us. Please visit www.sdcommute.com go to trip planner and enter the address of your location or landmark and for destination enter HORTON PLAZA on landmark. We are located 1 short block from the Mall.
+1 619-239-1800
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A progressive Fishhouse offering gourmet seafood, prime aged meat and an...
A progressive Fishhouse offering gourmet seafood, prime aged meat and an award-winning wine collection showcased in a three-story wine tower. Happy Hour 4pm - 6:30pm Appetizers: MOZZARELLA FRITTA fried mozzarella balls with spicy marinara sauce served with spring salad mix 7 POLENTA CON SALSICCIA soft polenta with wild boar sausage, leeks, onions, and bell peppers 10 MARGHERITA PIZZA fresh mozzarella cheese, heirloom tomatoes, and basil 8 CALAMARI FRITTI fried calamari and white shrimp with marinara and tartar sauce 7 TRIO PATE olive tapenade, sundried tomatoes, eggplant served with toasted bread 5 TEMPURA SHRIMP (3) jumbo shrimp tempura served with housemade cocktail sauce 9 TORTINE DI GRANCHIO crab cakes served over hashbrowns with mustard aioli 10 TRUFFLE FRIES beer battered fries topped with truffle oil and parmesan cheese 7 Drinks: -WELLS 5 -BUD LIGHT / BUDWEISER 3 -FEATURE WINES 5 -MORETTI 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quality Worth the Price

Visited Osetra for dinner with a work colleague. The service was top notch and food was high quality. They have a quality wine list with a variety of choices. The wine gathering experience is a sigh to see. It's tough to describe but a must see for sure. It is a little pricy but given the location... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Me and my friend, first time visitors in San Diego, walked into Osetra around 9pm on Thursday night. We had no preconceived expectations and chose purely by looking at the menu. All the tables were reserved, which is always a good sign, we’ve decided to have dinner at the bar. We have started with a dozen of Oysters and Foie... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Visited Osetra for dinner with a work colleague. The service was top notch and food was high quality. They have a quality wine list with a variety of choices. The wine gathering experience is a sigh to see. It's tough to describe but a must see for sure. It is a little pricy but given the location and food quality,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Oysters Rockefeller, Seafood Napoleon, Salmon, and Sea Bass were all amazing! The wait staff was friendly, helpful, and extremely attentive. Never let our drinks go try and always checked on us. Can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Came here for some fresh oysters and fish, it has met all my expectations. I begged my friends to come here because I wanted to impress them, and it worked, thank you Osetra! Will be back soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I came here for a surprise birthday dinner and although I had lived in San Fiego my whole life, I had never actually gone into Osetra until last night. Every single thing on the menu was amazing. I had the scallops and my fiancé had the filet mignon and my mom had the Chilean Seabass and we all had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There is limited street parking. Valet parking is available with a small discount with a validation from the restaurant. The restaurant is very large with two levels. There is an open bar area. The tables are available for small parties or large groups. The seating was comfortable. The restaurant is well decorated. There is live music provided by a combo.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant which is in the Gaslamp district near our hotel. It had a gluten free menu which I was happy about. The service was outstanding but the food was a big disappointment, especially for the price. Our concierge gave us a free appetizer card but when we gave it to the waiter, he said it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We actually ate at this restaurant on July 4, shortly before walking to the waterfront to see the fireworks. I was a bit hesitant as usually restaurants are packed during a long holiday weekend and the service can be hit or miss. However, this place was amazing! I ordered the lobster tempura to start ($22) as an appetizer and it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Beautiful ambiance, attentive wait staff, I ordered a Wedge salad and Dragon Roll it was a bit more expensive than necessary. I expect the Gaslamp ambiance is really what you're paying for... Food was good but I've had better AND cheaper. If you're looking for a beautiful environment in the Gaslamp District just bring your credit card.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Down side: A little pricey. Up side: Everything else! We planned on a drink and then dinner but decided to have drinks and small plates at the bar. We were very pleased with our choice. From the greeting at the front door, through each drink and plate to our departure goodbyes, it was excellent. The special treat was the Wine... More 

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Additional Information about Osetra The Fish House

Address: 904 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (Formerly Osetra Watergrill)
Phone Number: +1 619-239-1800
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 52
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 904 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (Formerly Osetra Watergrill)
    (E Street)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley and Buses Stops are only steps from us. Please visit www.sdcommute.com go to trip planner and enter the address of your location or landmark and for destination enter HORTON PLAZA on landmark. We are located 1 short block from the Mall.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-239-1800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 52
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

A progressive Fishhouse offering gourmet seafood, prime aged meat and an award-winning wine collection showcased in a three-story wine tower. Happy Hour 4pm - 6:30pm Appetizers: MOZZARELLA FRITTA fried mozzarella balls with spicy marinara sauce served with spring salad mix 7 POLENTA CON SALSICCIA soft polenta with wild boar sausage, leeks, onions, and bell peppers 10 MARGHERITA PIZZA fresh mozzarella cheese, heirloom tomatoes, and basil 8 CALAMARI FRITTI fried calamari and white shrimp with marinara and tartar sauce 7 TRIO PATE olive tapenade, sundried tomatoes, eggplant served with toasted bread 5 TEMPURA SHRIMP (3) jumbo shrimp tempura served with housemade cocktail sauce 9 TORTINE DI GRANCHIO crab cakes served over hashbrowns with mustard aioli 10 TRUFFLE FRIES beer battered fries topped with truffle oil and parmesan cheese 7 Drinks: -WELLS 5 -BUD LIGHT / BUDWEISER 3 -FEATURE WINES 5 -MORETTI 4
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?