About Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
Blue Point is a 1940's style New York supper club featuring an extensive wine list, craft cocktails, local beers and the freshest seafood from our innovative Executive Chef. The dining room is lined with cherry wood and the sounds of Frank Sinatra are a mainstay.
Seafood, Steak, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Group Lunches Only.
Dinner: Open at 5pm Daily.
Closed most holidays so please call ahead.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We will gladly cater to the needs of any guest or private party. Our team will work with you to provide an exceptional culinary experience.
Valet and private paid lots.
MTS bus along Market Street
Trolley Stop on 5th & C Sts.
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us for details.
Private Party Contact:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Inquire on the web at dinecrg.com/group-events
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine Ratings and Reviews
This happened to be the first night of r ...
This happened to be the first night of restaurant week, and it was total chaos. The bartender was doing the best she could, but obviously they were understaffed and the assistant manager refused to help her. The wait staff were like a bunch of 5 year olds running around at birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. The GM had the night off, and it certainly showed. The food was the only saving grace to the evening, other than it took forever to get out of the kitchen. Extremely disappointing experience.
Watermelon salad was sad. Expected grill ...
Watermelon salad was sad. Expected grilled shrimp and grilled watermelon, not a candied sweet mess of pink and undercooked shrimp. Made me ill. Crab cake should be jumbo lump, and the sauce is not exciting. This could be better, but was a big fail.
For dessert, the macchiato cheesecake is ...
For dessert, the macchiato cheesecake is a must for coffee lovers. The scallops were outrageous! Started with the lobster bisque and the lobster meat was delicious. We sat outside toward the back of the restaurant. Very quiet, romantic and away from everyone. Very pleasant experience.
Everything was delightful and the servic ...
Everything was delightful and the service was attentive and personal. My guest and I wanted to share an appetizer, share a salad, and share an entree and we were accommodated very well. In fact the portions appeared to be regular size as far as we could tell. The food was exceptional.
The crab cake was amazing, although I wa ...
The crab cake was amazing, although I was a little disappointed to see just one piece. Mushroom soup was ok. Overall it felt a little expensive for the quantity, but it tasted great and service was really good. Recommend this place for a special occasion
Had a lovely evening at Blue Point Coast ...
Had a lovely evening at Blue Point Coastal Cuisine. Situated in the Gaslamp Quarter, we had an outdoor table and there's was lots of activity to watch. Wait staff were very friendly and helpful with the wine list - we loved the recommended wine (wish I could remember the name).
Enjoyed every meal that I have had here. ...
Enjoyed every meal that I have had here. Top quality seafood; fresh, cooked to perfection. At my table, we had the special of the day (rockfish) - moist, flaky - accompanied with tasty sides that complemented it well. Others had the halibut - also perfectly cooked. A variety of oysters on the half shell were all quite fresh. Started my meal with the Dean Martin double martini - they do this very well. Will definitely keep going back
My wife and I ate at the Blue Point Coas ...
My wife and I ate at the Blue Point Coastal Cuisine on August 23, 2016. The Blue Point is in San Diego’s Gaslight District and is a reasonable distance from downtown hotels. We decided to walk to the restaurant from the Manchester Hyatt. This restaurant is very special. It has an excellent seafood menu and many steak choices for those who prefer a turf originated selection. We started with cocktails that were suggested by our server, Ryan. They were perfectly mixed and delightful. We also received a compliments-of-the-chef taste of watermelon gazpacho. It was a wonderful surprise, as it was not on the menu. Our server Ryan was very helpful, attentive and entertaining. He certainly added to our great dining experience. We chose a dish from his recommendations and were more than pleased. We both ordered one of the evening’s specials; pan seared swordfish. Delicious! It was lightly blackened and mildly spicy, unlike some over-the-top fiery seafood plates served elsewhere. We asked the sommelier, Nathan, for a white wine recommendation, and went with a Chardonnay suggestion that paired very nicely. We chatted with Nathan for a while and were impressed with his knowledge and his love of pleasing his patrons. We were glad that we opted to save room for desert rather than order an appetizer, although the appetizer selections were very tempting. We were rewarded with one of the best molten chocolate lava cakes I can remember. All in all, this is a restaurant experience you shouldn’t pass up, especially if you are a visitor to the city and may not return for a while. It’s close to the convention center and the Petco ballpark. If you are attending something at either location, this would be a convenient place to have a meal. It’s pricey but a “must do”. We’ll recommend the Blue Point to friends and hope to return when we visit San Diego again.
We loved everything about our dinner, fr ...
We loved everything about our dinner, from the friendly, helpful and efficient server and his assistant to the food and wine. The Summer Lobster Menu was wonderful. Not only was the food delicious, it was artistically plated. The saffron lobster gnocchi was great and perfectly cooked. The wine pairings were a perfect compliment to the meal.
The food was very good. The service was ...
The food was very good. The service was top notch. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. The manager visited our table asking how we were enjoying our dining experience and if there was anything we needed or he could do.
Definitely will come back for excellent and fresh seafood.
Prices have gone up notably in past year ...
Prices have gone up notably in past year or so but the food is not quite as good as it used to be. The menu needs an overhaul. Our service this time was really outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful working through wich items my wife could eat because of her food allergies. He also let each of us sample several wines to help us select the best wine for our meal. This has been our go to restaurant for several years but it's just not as good as it used to be but service was stellar.
Service and food was fantastic. We took ...
Service and food was fantastic. We took advantage of the Lobster 3-course meal they are doing in August. It was soooo good. We had a couple drinks and appetizers during happy hour at the bar. The bartenders were great. John and Cecilia. Our servers were great too, Dave and Judson. We would definitely go back.
I cannot say enough great things about B ...
I cannot say enough great things about Blue Point Coastal Cuisine. This was our first visit to Blue Point & we absolutely LOVED it! Our waiter, Marc was friendly & attentive. The food was simply amazing. I ordered from the special summer lobster menu and the lobster salad was one of the best things I've ever had!!! Also had the lobster risotto which was excellent followed by the chocolate lava cake. Fabulous cocktails and wine. We were just thrilled with our experience and will definitely return the next time we are in San Diego. Would also recommend Blue Point to anyone looking for a dining suggestion while in San Diego!
I treated my boyfriend for his birthday ...
I treated my boyfriend for his birthday and we sat outside on the street-patio area. A bit noisy because the restaurant is located in the busy Gaslamp area. Nice wine list and good value. We had oysters and champagne for our appetizer. We ordered 12 of the same variety of Pacific Northwest oysters, but there was a huge difference in size, and a few were so small that it was obviously not a whole oyster. I would not order oysters here again because of this, and was disappointed because I specifically came here for the oysters. We shared the mushroom ravioli appetizer and that was awesome! The paella however was a disappointment - rice not fully steamed and probably needed 10 more minutes in the oven. It was nothing like Cafe Sevilla's paella. The servers were fantastic and I appreciated their attention to detail. A bit pricey for 3 glasses of champagne, 12 oysters, 1 appetizer and one shared entree.
My husband and I both had the special Ho ...
My husband and I both had the special Hook Line and Sinker menu. We tried different appetizers and desserts which we shared, but we both had the lobster risotto which was amazing. Presentation was superb as was the food itself.
I took my fiancée here right before prop ...
I took my fiancée here right before proposing to her at sunset cliffs. Great meal - we both loved what we ordered. I ordered the Spanish Paella and she the day boat scallops. Both had great flavor and the presentation was perfect! Highly recommend!
Great cocktails, nice pour size. Paella ...
Great cocktails, nice pour size. Paella and seafood tower were outstanding. Really good house bread. Service was timely and attentive. We ate early on a Saturday so not really busy. Wine by the glass was good quality. We'll be back.
Every year we enjoy going the night befo ...
Every year we enjoy going the night before ComiCon formally begins, sitting at a sidewalk table and watching the "parade" of costumed people go by while enjoying a delicious dinner. This year we were not disappointed in any respect. Elliott and his assistants were attentive, helpful servers. Each person in our party thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Entrees included sea bass, salmon, and mussels. Valet parking is a big help. We look forward to our next dinner there.
We used to love this restaurant, but our ...
We used to love this restaurant, but our most recent experience there will likely be our last. Bad service, mediocre to inedible food, and poor management are just the tip of the iceberg. We waited half an hour for our drinks, because "the bartender was too busy with happy hour customers;" and after the drinks arrived and we placed our dinner orders, we waited another half hour for our meals to arrive, and when they did the $44 strip steaks were so tough we couldn't eat them. THERE WERE ONLY A FEW DINERS IN THE RESTAURANT AT THE TIME. Best of all, although I informed the restaurant when I booked the reservation that we would be celebrating a special birthday (my husband's 87th), and I reminded the staff of this when we arrived, NO ONE in the restaurant even acknowledged the birthday, let alone offered a birthday pastry as they have done in the past. Also want to provide a general warning that the menu at Blue Point has undergone some significant changes, and our favorites (like swordfish and bone-in ribeye) are no longer available.
The service and atmosphere were very goo ...
The service and atmosphere were very good. However, my husband and I were both really disappointed with the food especially for the price. We even ordered seafood dishes recommended by the staff, but we were pretty underwhelmed.
I am usually loathe to write a bad revie ...
I am usually loathe to write a bad review without first giving the restaurant a chance to redeem and/or explain itself. Unfortunately, this is my third (and last) visit to a Cohn Restaurant, and the quality of the food and the standard of service seems to follow an unfortunate trend.
I took my husband to Blue Point for date night and a prix-fixe lobster dinner (with wine pairing) that sounded interesting. The "broiled crab cake and lobster tempura" entrée was not awful, although parts of the crab cake were burnt, and the lobster was the texture of fresh and gooey bubble-gum. The "saffron lobster gnocchi" in a lobster emulsion "á la fine cognac" was surprisingly tasteless, and most of the gnocchi also burned black.
(The waiter did offer to deduct my $20 wine tasting fee, which I accepted, but I'd have preferred a decent entrée.)
For the main course, I had the "grilled lobster, with pan seared asparagus and crispy fingerling potatoes." This turned out to be half of a very small lobster tail (not grilled), and served with a smear of mashed potatoes and an over-abundance of boiled, flabby, tasteless fingerling potatoes.
The Lobster Napoleon with artichoke and asparagus was rather tasty, I will give them that.
We were offered hot towels after the main course. My husband called over a passing manager to point out that the the towels were practically boiling, and they might want to tone it down for other patrons. (We have both worked extensively in the restaurant business.) The manager picked up a towel and declared, "No, these are just fine. No one's ever had a problem with them before you." I cook a lot and have asbestos hands; I could not pick up these towels! I'm fairly certain the manager nursed burnt hands that evening, but he was adamant that we were nuts.
In short, the meal was so bad, and the service so un-serving, that all we could do was laugh. We shan't be back, of course, but the evening was entertaining, in a perverse sort of way.
Came here après-theatre. This was our s ...
Came here après-theatre. This was our second time and the first time for our companions. Everyone enjoyed themselves. The Chiean seabass special was excellent as was the paella. The Martinis were cold and very well made, with a second carafe provided. Be sure to request anchovies with your Caesar salad.
For the price, I was expecting higher qu ...
For the price, I was expecting higher quality. I had the mushroom ravioli. I love mushrooms, the filling did not taste like mushrooms and the port wine truffle sauce did not taste like truffles. The actual pasta seemed like thick wonton wrappers. My husband had the papardelle and the flavor was ok, but the noodles looked like store bought lasagna noodles that they cut in half. I could've done that at home. Silver lining, the cocktails were solid. Ultimately, the fine dining ambiance, service, and prices but not the fine dining food.
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