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“Views to Dine For!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of C-Level Lounge

C-Level Lounge
880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-298-6802
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Ranked #22 of 3,705 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Las Vegas, Nevada
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Views to Dine For!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We decided, on the recommendation of a friend, to try C Level on Harbor Island across from the San Diego Airport. We arrived a few minutes before 11:30 for an early lunch and a line had already begun to form. When the doors opened promptly at 11:30 we were met by one of a gaggle of hosts who asked us if we preferred inside or outside dining. We selected inside and were promptly seated at a window that offered a panoramic view if the Bay, Coronado Bridge and Island, and the flight path of arriving planes. The view could not have been more awesome.

Our waiter, Bill took our drink order then explained the menu and specials. We opted to begin with cae cakes which were not only delicious but whose presentation included a delicious dip. Patti ordered warm baby spinach salad with blackened shrimp and I chose skirts on fire salad, beef work plenty of greens, avocado, and extra endemame. Both were full servings and filling, not to mention delicious. But wait, there's more!

Bill brought the desert me u which I was about to decline until he pointed out the Potted Brownie Banana Split, which consisted of homemade peanut butter ice cream over a warm brownie with butterscotch, fudge, and brûlée ed bananas. Scrumptious!

We enjoyed the lunch, the ambiance, and the view for early two hours and at no time did we feel rushed or that they needed to turn our table, even though as we left we saw there were several people waiting to be seated.

The only faux pas I noticed was at a nearby table when the diners had finished their appetizers the bus person took their plates away but removed the dirty forks and left them for the next course rather than replacing them with clean ones.

This was a superb first time visit and I well return.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Superb view, cuisine, service, wine selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Well, the title pretty much says it all. C-Level does it all so very well. Yes, you pay for it, but at the end of the meal, you are fine with that. C-Level may have the best view in San Diego. The food is consistently excellent. The service is beyond reproach - very knowledgeable and helpful. Pleasant. At first glance, the wine list seems to be a bit on the expensive side. But that is because they only pour quality wines. Enjoy.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best View of San Diego!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Great Salads... Order the Healthy Skirts on Fire salad if you can handle spicy. The Kobe Beef Burger is huge and super tasty. Service is always great.

  • 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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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Great scenery and great food. What else do you need? Lobster bisque and albacore tuna were some of the best I've had

Visited April 2013
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Encinitas, California
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114 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“late afternoon into sunset bay view of skyline and sailboats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We celebrated a friend's successful presentation at the San Diego Conference Center
before her flight back to NYC. This was just the right place:
very friendly service, light tasty food and extraordinary views and light breezes.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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