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“Dining on the beach”

Poseidon Restaurant-On The Bch
Ranked #2 of 96 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 15th Street
Description: The Poseidon Restaurant in Del Mar embodies the Southern California lifestyle, blending the ambiance of the beach scene with a relaxed and informal dining atmosphere.
Reviewed April 27, 2013

If you want to dine on the beach and watch the sun go down, this is your place. There is an inside dining room in which all table face toward the beach, but you might want to be on the outside dining room. The food and service were excellent. If you're going to be in the outside dining room in the evening, you might want to have a sweater or jacket as it can get a bit brisk (although they have gas heaters). We went on a Saturday evening, and ti was very crowded when we got there. Be aware that parking can be a problem. The restaurant has valet parking, but their lot fills up very quickly. We were lucky to find a parking place a couple of blocks away.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Have eaten there a number of times over the last few years and usually very good. I sometimes stay away from waterfront places for fear of tourist trap cafeteria food. Not the case here. You pay for the location right on the beach but have never had a bad meal, app or drink here. Staff is friendly, customers seem more interested in being seen here than enjoying themselves but I see that a lot in SoCal. If in the evening near sunset it is gorgeous. And if you like fancy cars the lot is full of them.

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

On a recent trip to Del Mar with my relatives from Utah, we dined at the Posdeidon. Our server, Franco, was wonderful as was the manager. The food was excellent. We had the Mahi Mahi and Scottish Salmon and everyone at the table thought it was some of the best fish they had ever had!! I would highly recommend this restaurant in you are staying in Del Mar.

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Thank Adalulo
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Was able to sit outside and watch the sunset. Location is perfect, right on the beach in the cute village of Del Mar. Food was good, not Great, but overall was a great restaurant to visit if in this area. It was Friday night so also got a feel for the nightlife aspect of the area. I would definitely make a point to go back when visiting the San Diego/Del Mar area.

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Thank casekobe
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We arrived before sunset and were seated at an inside booth overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was awesome to be right next to the sand and watching all of the surfers and beach walkers.

We were lucky enough to be there on 1/2 price wine night (Tues & Wed), so we ordered a bottle of wine. Our server, Gloriana was friendly and efficient.

Dinner consisted of the "heirloom beet" and "rocket "salads and Ahi and Salmon entrees. Both were well prepared and very flavorful.

The downside to this was that just as dinner was served, the sun descended below the roof and the sun in our eyes made it impossible to enjoy our meal. I asked if something that looked like a shade could be lowered, and the answer was NO. This has to be the only restaurant in the San Diego coastal area without drop-down screens that allow you to SEE OUT to but block the sun. I can't believe that they don't make this modest investment !!!!

Valet parking was $4 and convenient, which is average for the beach and less than the Del Mar parking across the street @ $5. Our check for two was about $100 without the tip.

Sooo, my suggestion is to sit at the bar for gr8 "happy hour" specials in the late afternoon. (which I discovered from someone while leaving) The bar area doesn't get the sun & glare, but you still have the view. Otherwise, go to the dining area anytime but sunset.
My rankings are for comparable beachfront restaurants in SoCal.

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