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“Hotel restuarant that is worth the visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sheerwater

Sheerwater
1500 Orange Avenue, Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, CA 92118-2918
+1 619-522-8490
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Ranked #28 of 86 Restaurants in Coronado
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Sheerwater offers California coastal cuisine: regional specialties that emphasize bold flavor, tantalizing spices and seasonally inspired menus. Relax on the umbrella-dotted patio overlooking the sea at this casual Coronado restaurant. Feast on fresh local seafood, delicious smoked meats with house made barbecue sauces and slaws, flatbreads, sandwiches and salads, plus an expansive breakfast buffet. Serving breakfast, lunch, cocktails, light fare and dinner daily.
Ann Arbor Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Hotel restuarant that is worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The service is wonderful. My wife wanted items not exactly on the menu and the waiter and chef obliged. My sea bass was superb. The views were great, the wine was great and the prices about normal for a hotel location. It was a great way to start our trip.

Visited January 2013
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Barry B, Manager at Sheerwater, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your recent dining experience. We strive to provide excellent service and appreciate your recognition of our great staff. We hope the rest of your trip was as enjoyable and look forward to your return.
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Southern California
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87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Nice Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We came here for lunch with friends. Among the four of us, I had a delicious cioppino, two friends had the blue crab cake BLT which they said was good, and one had the white cheddar burger (also good). Everyone enjoyed their meal. When we made the reservations, they asked if we were celebrating a special occasion and we said we were celebrating a birthday. However, the birthday was not acknowledged by the restaurant in any manner. Why ask if you're not going to do anything?

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Barry B, Manager at Sheerwater, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to Sheerwater and were able to experience our delicious cuisine. We apologize for the oversight and will share your review with our culinary team to make necessary improvements. We hope you will return soon.
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant In 104 Nights In A Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

In 2012 my family stayed in a hotel or resort for 104 nights and traveled all the way from coast to coast and across the ocean on the Queen Mary to England, Germany, and Austria. We ate in countless restaurants, some of them very fancy, including those on the ship itself. But the Sheerwater in Coronado at the Del takes the prize for the very best of the best. Atmosphere, service, ambiance, weather, and the quality of the food came together to create a rare near perfect experience which everybody in my family raves about to this day. We sat outside on the verandah with a view of the beach featured in the Marylin Monroe film Some LIke It Hot. It was sunny and warm. The waiter was courteous and swift and the fish we had for lunch was the most succulent we'd enjoyed in years. We lingered as long as we could to capture the moment and took pictures. We even took out a doggie bag for our Labrador Retriever.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barry B, Manager at Sheerwater, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful endorsement and we are thrilled that you had such a memorable dining experience at Sheerwater, especially in all of your travels. We appreciate your kind review and hope to welcome you back soon.
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Murrieta, California
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“Wonderful food, lacked ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We had a delicious dinner at Sheerwater. Our waiter was exceptional and deftly managed several parties of "problem" diners sitting adjacent to out table. Although the restaurant is beachfront, the view was blocked by a seasonal ice rink. We did have a table by the window, but even the sunset view was distorted by the heavy plastic sheeting hung to shelter the patio against the January chill. Very very pricy dinner for a view of the ice rink. It's probably lovely on the patio in the summer.....

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barry B, Manager at Sheerwater, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal and appreciate the recognition of our excellent staff. We apologize for the seasonal obstructions and hope you can return when the weather is warmer and the view of the sunset is spectacular.
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“Birthday dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Food was great. Ambience lacking. Waiter did not bring over birthday dessert until after we paid the check. Not Cool

Visited December 2012
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Barry B, Manager at Sheerwater, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for choosing Sheerwater for your birthday celebration and we’re pleased that you enjoyed your meal. We apologize for the service issue you encountered and will share your review with our culinary management team. We value your input and hope you will return again soon.
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