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Osetra The Fish House

Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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904 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6102 (Formerly Osetra Watergrill) (E Street)
+1 619-239-1800
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Columbus, Ohio
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the tuna, which was delicious, we also had the lamb shank osso bucco, which was great but the special pasta with lobster and shellfish was overcooked...lobster was rubbery and cool. The cocktails were delicious and nice wine selection. We sat outside. It was a beautiful evening, but had many homeless people around making comments, panhandling. I'd suggest sitting... More 

Thank jenadove
Long Grove, Illinois
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a 30-person dinner here in the mezzanine. They did a nice job of setting it up and staff were pleasant when I was arranging things. However, the service at dinner was brusque at best and the food was only mediocre. The chocolate dessert was particularly disappointing - when people get up and leave their chocolate dessert behind, that says... More 

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Des Moines, Washington
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Osetra was recommended to us by our hotel. They are a bit pricey, but well worth it. I had the seafood special for that evening, which was Lobster, Scallops and Shrimp. It was delicious. My husband had Lamb, which was fork tender. If you're looking for place to go for a special meal, Osetra would be my choice.

Thank lmhendu
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We highly recommend the multi-course summer menu option. The Caprese salad, bruschetta and sea bass were awesome as was the service on outdoor patio. The chocolate mousse and creme brûlée were delightful too. We enjoyed the live flamenco guitar music coming from the restaurant across E Street. This has to be one of the best options for Seafood in Gaslamp... More 

Thank KathynBrad
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time here. Perfect place in the gaslamp to enjoy dinner with the family. We stayed in a hotel a block away and ended up eating here twice.

Thank Vincenzoloverso
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ok for starters are server was very nice and that is the good part. First we were seated in an area of the restaurant that had a bad fan belt on the AC unit or it needed to be adjusted because it was loose. We were the only people in there at 6pm that should have been our first sign.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We too, were strolling through the streets to find something to eat and having passed 20-something other eateries, we decided to go in. Food was nice, not amazing but nice - no complaints. Service was fantastic! Makes a difference

Thank loumcjanks
northern nj
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was with coworkers walking up and down the streets of Downtown San Diego looking for a seafood restaurant that would suit everyone's tastes. I felt pressured and I was tired, so in we went. I had a grilled octopus appetizer, which was very flavorful. Everything was very fresh. The highlight of this place, is when someone orders a bottle... More 

Thank mizbombshell
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mat recommended seafood restaurant in the gas lamp district. We ordered off the summer menu and were a bit disappointed with the quality. The food was good but not excellent. The service was great!

1 Thank sandysalley
Salem, Virginia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a very nice experience at Osetra. The service was excellent and so was the food. I got a salad and the lobster bisque because I was not very hungry. My husband got a pasta dish which he said was delicious. Definitely recommend this place if you visit San Diego!

Thank Margaret H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $52
Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 904 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6102 (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
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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