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C-Level Lounge

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880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-298-6802
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 288
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Small town visitors on a Saturday night

Our local friend brought us to C Level. Being small town visitors we weren't looking forward to what we thought would be a long wait for a crowded, loud restaurant. Our 45 min expected wait turned out to be only 20. Usually I order a salad and feel sorry for myself for skipping something more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
MrsAnniePayne
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our local friend brought us to C Level. Being small town visitors we weren't looking forward to what we thought would be a long wait for a crowded, loud restaurant. Our 45 min expected wait turned out to be only 20. Usually I order a salad and feel sorry for myself for skipping something more decadent, but the spinach salad... More 

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San Bruno, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

After spending all day at the zoo, we tried to get into Island Prime but it was booked until 9:15 PM. We were told that we could try C-Level Lounge, which is their adjacent sister restaurant that doesn't take reservations and is based on first come first serve. After a 1.25 hour wait, we made it in. The food and... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Food selection is sparse, but you will find somethiing. Not designed to spend a long time, chairs are not comfortable, only a small couch, and one tv. View is terrifec of marina.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The menu was set but the food was great. I would like to go back and sample the regular menu. The view was fantastic, right on the water. Service was excellent. Waterfront dining is perfect.

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Milwaukee
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A simply amazing dining experience. You can watch the boats go by, the planes land and see the colorful reflection of the city in the gentle waves. Special note, the C-Level Lounge is the less ostentatious half of a two restaurant setup. I'd say that C-Level has the broader menu and much better view. It is a bit noisy in... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This was an excellent place to unwind after an all day business conference. Breathtaking views, good food, friendly surface. Only complaint - hush puppies were very dry. Lobster bisque was very good!

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Westminster, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I took my wife to San Diego to enjoy a small vacation, we ended up at this restaurant and we really enjoyed ourselves. We got to sit right on the water watching all kinds of Navel activity that made you feel very patriotic seeing these big Navy ships while enjoying very good food and drinks. The staff went above and... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had a great time a C-level Lounge a few weeks ago (as aways). The patio is great for drinks and appetizers and to enjoy the beautiful view of SD downtown. The service was friendly and very knowledgable of their menu.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

You can't book a table here but we took our chances. There was free valet parking which was a pleasant surprise and we were told we had at least an hour wait for a table. There were six of us so it could have been worse. We had some cocktails at the bar which were excellent and we enjoyed the... More 

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San Diego, CA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great view. Nice location. Bar. Happy bar and lounge servers. Food a C (worst shrimp - salty, old, frozen - in a shrimp cocktail that I've ever had) despite the A-rates view of San Diego harbor.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-298-6802

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?