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“Not worth the money!”

333 Pacific - Steaks & Seafood
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Ranked #6 of 396 Restaurants in Oceanside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pier View Way
Description: 333 Pacific, an upscale casual dining experience with 180 degree views of Southern California's oceanfront and the night time views of the Oceanside Pier. The high ceilings of 333 Pacific give a modern "loft" feel while suspended panels brings in a warmth to the space. Menu featuring Steaks, , Crab, Lobster and Fish. Seafood selections will also include Finfish entrees, shellfish staples including Oysters on the half shell, Ceviche, and selections of Sushi Rolls. Steaks will be prepared on an 1800 degree broiler to ensure a juicy steak and charred outer crust. The wine list with over 200 selections of the finest wines to complement your dining experience. In the 333 Pacific Vodka lounge guests can select from a list of 100 vodkas from around the world, so why not try something new? It's always "vodka happy hour" in our lounge. All vodka martinis $7. Full bar is available. Reservations recommended.
Reviewed March 13, 2013

I am currently in CA and business and visited 333 Pacific on recommendation from a coworker. We came as a group of 6. We made a reservation which they easily accommodated and the service was very good from beginning to end. The drinks were reasonable priced and we took the servers recommendations on several of the hundreds of vodkas to try and all were excellent. Thus was probably the highlight of the meal.

We started with several appetizers: the crab cakes, poke tacos, calamari, ahi tuna stack. Of those we tried, only the calamari was memorable. The ahi tuna stack had avocados that were not ripe and edamame that were virtually raw. Other than eating the tuna off the top, most of that dish remained.

While we had a variety of entrees for dinner, again nothing was memorable for the $30 /pp price. All told with a few appetizers, no deserts and 1-2 drinks each, we spent $420 which is why I can't rate this restaurant higher.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We dined at the 333 twice during restaurant week and had two great meals. Get there as soon as they open to get a patio table to watch the sunset. It's quite a show along with a great meal.

Thank zackinspok
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

There could be a story written about this restaurant. First of all, it opened at a time when very few investors would consider starting a restaurant. The economy was beginning to dim, and in a field where it is common that many new businesses fail, 333 achieved great success. I first became familiar with 333 Pacific when they had a community benefit for the Oceanside Museum of Art. As I recall, the Museum charged a small donation of $25 and we were invited to experience this new restaurant, where we were treated to unlimited beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Although this most likely happened with a large expense to the restaurant, it was a brilliant idea as it created a grand entrance to this dining delight.

333 Pacific overlooks, without interruption, the blue Pacific. The very attractive facility is located at the corner of the Wyndham Hotel and parking is relatively convenient. There are several city parking lots nearby, parking meters adjacent, and a little-known secret that permits parking for a limited number of customers in the Hotel garage without charge. Upon entering the restaurant a guest will notice an architecturally stunning bar, which boasts the largest vodka martini selection in the county. There are plenty of booths and tables, both inside and on the covered patio, overlooking the sea.

Although this is considered an upscale restaurant, and priced accordingly, it is not uncommon to find visitors in casual clothing including shorts. This is, after all, because it’s right at the beach. The restaurant is one of nearly a dozen restaurants owned by the Cohn family, San Diego’s premier restaurant group.

So, if you’re in the mood for dining at a first-class restaurant in coastal North County, 333 is the place to be!

3  Thank TravelinMan760
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

The atmosphere was very nice. The food was quite costly. The food was ok. I don't think I would go back

Thank cl121853
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

My son was in town overnight and we wanted to try a new restaurant. I had heard good things about 333 Pacific, so we decided to give it a try. It is in the ground floor of Wyndham Pacific Resort across from the beach. Plenty of parking is available at a lot next door. It was a Friday evening and when we opened the door we were met with loud noise coming from the very popular and packed lounge/bar immediately in front of us. A polite hostess asked how many and told us we would be seated in a moment. After a little too long of a wait, she introduced us to our waitperson who led us to a glass enclosed area right opposite the beach. It was winter, but the room had heaters and was comfortable.

Our waitperson was helpful, polite and eager to see that we enjoyed both our visit and our meal. She suggested the evening’s special and, since it was “happy hour”, the price of their many vodka concoctions. The menu has seafood, steak, vegetarian and sushi options. We were served hot biscuits with herbed butter while we looked at the menu. I ordered a crisp, chilled Caesar’s salad and my son tried the fried calamari. His eyes opened wide when he saw the quantity and mentioned that it was the best calamari he had ever eaten. For our entrées we ordered the twin lobster tails & a 25oz bone-in rib eye steak to share. It was served with tasty mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans. Each of us like our steaks done differently, but this was no problem as our waitperson told us she would have the chef cut the steak in half and cook each to our liking. She did and it was great. The steak was tender and flavorful. The large serving of green beans was enough for four people, brilliant green and buttery.

The entire occasion was heaven! The décor of the restaurant is elegant and the noise level of the dining area is quiet and pleasant. The quality of the food was outstanding, as was our service. The 180-degree view of the ocean makes the restaurant a standout.

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