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, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Inquire on the web at dinecrg.com/group-events
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine Ratings and Reviews
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.
We had never been here before and what a ...
We had never been here before and what a great surprise! The seafood was so fresh and prepared so interestingly. the manage Mr. Wing, stopped by and gave us some really interesting information about the area..The menu had great choices and our server,Jonathan, was fast and professional and just plain a nice person...we so enjoyed the evening that we will drive the distance to go again.
I was so looking forward to eating here ...
I was so looking forward to eating here and could not have been more disappointed! Our reservation was for 8pm. We were greeted politely and sat immediately and then the meal was down hill from there. The service was awful. It was as if our server was interested in helping our table at all. When we ordered we were quickly informed the restaurant was out of lobster and mussels. What...your a seafood restaurant that opened at 5pm and was not crowded at all. Our food took quite some time to come out. Our server never came back to check on us until we have been sitting for about a half hour after our food was finished. Not a good experience.
The staff was terrific. We arrived on t ...
The staff was terrific. We arrived on time for our reservation and were taken directly to our table. Markus, our waiter, was excellent and recommend the Wild Mushroom Ravioli for a starter. Absolutely wonderful choice. We will be back.
We've been here several times. The food ...
We've been here several times. The food is reliably excellent. However, on this occasion (a Wednesday evening, the place was fairly quiet), we were less impressed with one particular aspect of the service -- we felt as though we were being hassled to eat / finish as quickly as possible. So: (1) whenever anyone at the table had finished eating, or looked close to it, the bus boy approached and asked if he could take the plate. In good restaurants, the wait staff waits until EVERYONE has OBVIOUSLY finished before approaching the table to ask if plates can be removed. (2) We'd finished our entrees, and the plates had been whipped away from under our noses. But there were still quite a few fries left in a side dish, and we were casually snacking on those as we sipped our wine. Bus boy approaches: "Are you done with the fries?". Us: "No". Bus boy leaves. About 30 seconds later (no kidding, 30 seconds), waiter approaches. Same damn thing. This happened maybe three times (bus boy then waiter) at 3 minute intervals until we had actually FINISHED the fries, when they grabbed the plate with some alacrity. MANAGER - you need to fix this. Not impressed.
The service and server were amazing and the ambiance was great but I'm sad to say the food was just mediocre. I had the Sea Bass Ceviche and it was very bland. My friend enjoyed her scallops. The cocktails were delicious but a bit over-priced for the amount you get.
Great high-end Gaslamp restaurant
Given the intense restaurant competition in the Gaslamp area, this one really stands out. Food quality is incredible, atmosphere is warm with an upscale, intimate feel. Our server was superb, drinks were creative. Only negative was the entree prices - quite high, but given the high quality of the food and service it was worth it for a special occasion dinner. Definitely will return the next time we're in San Diego.
On a house hunting trip in San Diego and decided to try Blue Point Coastal after reading the reviews on Open Table. The place lived up to it's reviews. Great menu, lots of great choices.
We settled on Chilean Sea Bass and the signature Octopus & Yellow Fin Tuna. Both were, To, Die, For!!!!!!!!! Service started rough but finished strong, thanks Ryan. Going back in a few weeks for sure.
Great food....horrific service.
I am a return guest to Blue Point. This time with family friends from out of town. The cocktails and food were amazing as always. My complaint lies in the service...botched the service on $400 worth of wine - Phil needs alot of training!
We enjoyed our last meal in San Diego be ...
We enjoyed our last meal in San Diego before our flight home. We had also been there on our first night and enjoyed it so much, we returned. I had the New England clam chowder and a crab cake.Both were tasty. My husband had the pappardelle with shrimp which he enjoyed. He started with the ceviche which was great. Our server,Chris, as well as our server,Ryan (from our first visit) were very attentive and personable. They offered us a delicious dessert of mango sorbet and chocolate cake that was very yummy. The ambiance of the leather booths and Sinatra tunes make for pleasant dining, also. Would return when in the area and would recommend to others.
Never have been a big fan of Cohn Restau ...
Never have been a big fan of Cohn Restaurants. Over-priced. Came here for my daughters 16th birthday. Weak on flavor. Our ceviche had zero flavor. Bus boy was more attentive than our waiter. The table had duck - average at best; scallops, cooked perfectly; paia has a lot of food in it but is very dry, almost no sauce. Can't really recommend it for anything other than location and ambiance.
I was looking forward to having the white/ivory salmon; however, it was not available. I decided to have the Pan Roasted Scottish Salmon and enjoyed it immensely. I'm hoping for the white/ivory salmon next time. Additionally, the staff was Bravo Zulu (Navy lingo for "well done).
Restaurant great, Don't park there for big events
I've eaten here many times, food and service is great. BUT, for the recent Billy Joel concert their valet parking was a mess. Service for dinner was slower than normal with the packed restaurant but the quality was still very good. I had purchased parking in advance thinking that since we were eating there that it would be the most efficient. When we got back from the concert there were 20 people in line and no valets to be found for at least 15 minutes. When one showed up he recommended that we go to the lot where they park the cars to save time, it was a good idea because the valet wait would have been well over an hour. We walked the 2 blocks away to the valet lot inside a hotel structure, it was also swamped. Finally, we got our car. Next time I will park at the convention center and avoid Blue Point parking altogether on special downtown event nights.
This was one of the best dinners I have ever had. My Wife and I were downtown for Billy Joel. Island Prime is one of our favorites, so, we decided to try out Blue Point Coastal. Our squash blossom appetizer was amazing. My Sea Bass dish was absolutely delicious and my Wife's Scallops dish was phenomenal as well. Service was impeccable. If you love delectable food and top notch service, go to Blue Point Coastal.
Excellent dining experience
We made a reservation for an early dinner on a Friday night, and were absolutely wowed by the service, ambiance, and food. (Especially since we had started in the bar across the street, Searsucker, and were ignored for the entire 15 minutes we waited there for a drink. Never saw a waitperson and the bartenders were too busy chopping fruit to wait on customers.) We were early for our reservation, but the friendly hostess sat us immediately. We were offered drinks immediately upon being seated, and were able to take our time with them and our salad before ordering dinner. We both had signature drinks--margarita and old fashioned, which were amazing and looked beautiful. The food was incredible--fresh and innovative. I had the pan-seared salmon with lemon ravioli (which was to die for!) and my friend had the surf and turf, which included a perfectly cooked steak, a lobster tail and scallops. All perfectly divine.
No Parking and Too Noisy
Have dined at many Cohn restaurants. This was not one of the best. First, it took me a half hour to park my car and that was at Horton Plaza. Why no valet at a restaurant this expensive. Food at Coasterra was far, far better. Mixed drinks on the small side. Hard ceiling made it very noisy. Need to step it up to compete.
top notch food and service
We chose this restaurant since we like the Cohn chain of restaurants and it's a real gem. The portions were small and pricey but the flavor and service is top's. I recommend this for special occasions and such but for #195 including tip is a little pricey for an everyday restaurant.
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