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“Best Seafood Resturant In Town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osetra The Fish House

Osetra The Fish House
904 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (Formerly Osetra Watergrill) (Downtown)
(619) 239-1800
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Ranked #452 of 4,041 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: E Street
Transit: 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.
Description: A progressive Fishhouse offering gourmet seafood, prime aged meat and an award-winning wine collection showcased in a three-story wine tower.
Spring Valley, California, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Best Seafood Resturant In Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

From the first time you step in Osetra , You'll notice the great environment I've never gone wrong with this place. Food is easily the best in town when it comes to seafood. They Have amazing happy hour. Chilean Sea Bass is amazing, I've also had steak here and it was amazing. The Food has flavor and there wine selection is top.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

The Lobstsr bisque had no Lobster. The wine I ordered was not available in a 2007 but 2008 not quite as good as an 07. (Mt. Veeder 1/2 bottle Cab)
A hair in the butter that I purposefully left on the table and not one person picked up on it. The wedge salad was great.
The Ossobuco was delicious however the risotto tasted more like rice and was very pasty

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stamford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Delicious seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I had a great meal at Osetra. We went for a business dinner so the hot and cold appetizer platters were probably the highlight of the meal for me with shrimp, crab legs and crab cakes. For my meal I had the scallops with polenta which supposedly included chunks of lobster, but those chunks were noticeably missing.

I still give it a 5 because it was conveniently located and the food I did have was delicious.

Visited May 2013
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new orleans
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Seafood and More”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A restaurant with energy, excellent food, and service:

This a restaurant with an interesting design. There is seating outside and inside. Most impressive is the vertical presence with what appears to be multiple levels of seating. This is a sister restaurant with Greystone, which is also excellent. They both have comparable excellent wine lists. We foiund the hostesses to be friendly and accomodating. I get the feeling this restaurant is mostly attrractive to out of towners, particularly travelers on business. Regardless, it is still very worthwhile.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Overhyped & overcooked”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Dined with 10 friends during a business trip. The prices looked high, the waiter was ok, but pushy. I'm a lobster fiend a know how to order one. The smallest they offer is 2 pounds- ridiculously too large. I said I'd rather not have it and waiter said it wouldn't really be that big(?)!so I went for it. It was indeed gigantic and overcooked. Tragic. Of the others, at least 6 had issues with their meals. From cold to dry to not tastey enough. I do not recommend.

Visited April 2013
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