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
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.
Food and service was great. We were cha ...
Food and service was great. We were charged $16 per glass for our wine, even though the menu listed it at $14. Didn't notice until after we left the restaurant.
The oysters are great! The Happy Hour oyster offering is one of the best bargains in SD!
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.
The lobster bisque left a little to be d ...
The lobster bisque left a little to be desired but the Mary's Chicken entree was superb. Honestly I can't believe I ordered chicken at a seafood spot but you really can't go wrong.
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!
Amazing service! Food presentation was a ...
Amazing service! Food presentation was also fantastic!
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.
The wait was too long between service co ...
The wait was too long between service course. The food was ok nothing soectacular.
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.
Food was terrible, never again. I love C ...
Food was terrible, never again. I love Cohen restaurants but this place really missed the mark for me.
Raw oysters were delish
Raw oysters were delish
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).
We eat at Blue Point every time we trave ...
We eat at Blue Point every time we travel to San Diego, great food and service.
8:30 reservations on a Saturday night. R ...
8:30 reservations on a Saturday night. Restaurant was out of lobster, seafood tower, shrimp cocktail etc. outrageous!
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.
Food was delicious and our server was gr ...
Food was delicious and our server was great and handsome!
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.
Service was outstanding from the time we ...
Service was outstanding from the time we walked in the door.
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.
Comments of dining experience
Enjoy everyone that works there, food was Excellent. Love the place.
Another Open Table Adventure
While visiting San Diego we began to talk about dinner after attending a Padres game. With only a two hour window we turned to Open Table and found The Blue Point. As is our custom we took a chance. After a short walk from the stadium we arrived at the location. At first we thought we were very under dressed especially after attending a ball game. When we entered I apologized to the Hostess and Manager who were at the doo. They welcomed us with open arms and quickly dismissed our apology. In fact the gave us a very desirable and visible table. From the point on it only got better. Our waiter, Ryan was great. We hit it off right away. what a great experience from the time we walked in and then left. Go There!!!!!
A bit pricey for the level of service an ...
A bit pricey for the level of service and food we received. We had to ask for bread twice before it was actually delivered. The waiter didn't seem interested in describing the items on the menu or the specials. We had to wait almost 30 minutes between our salad and when the entrees were delivered. The lobster was overcooked and rubbery. We would've sent it back , but since the wait was so long we didn't want to delay our plans later in the evening
Love this Place!
From the moment you enter, you feel the charm. The staff was welcoming, the waiter superb! Even his back up Reece. The menu was large enough to please anyone and we loved all the selections. Oysters were amazing, and the shrimp cocktail as well. The Seabass, steak, and the specials were all superb. Loved the seating, the booths were intimate but roomy. You really can't go wrong.
The Paella is mostly seafood, not mostly rice. The Chilean Sea Bass melted in our mouths. The Lobster Bisque was excellent with sherry, as it should be. Always excellent food. Last night, the service wasn't as good. We don't know why it took so long for a dozen oysters to come out, and for each next course...but it was good company and worth the wait for everything.
It was a wonderful meal and we were made ...
It was a wonderful meal and we were made to feel very special on the last night of our honeymoon
The steak was much tougher than I expected, and also not as tasty. Rest of meal was great.
Beautiful meal by the ocean
The ambiance here is wonderful. I was in CA for a conference and came here for a meal on the patio during sunset. It was very relaxing and romantic. The wait staff was incredibly attentive and friendly. It was a bit pricey, but I would recommend it if you're not on a budget!
All the staff were very welcoming. Our server gave us complimentary appetizers, not one but 2! The sea bass was so good. Meat melts in the mouth yet the skin was deliciously crispy! It was also served with something that tasted like a certain kind of but which was so good! The short rib, though familiar and common, was surprisingly not overpowering even with the mashed potatoes. My wife and I licked both plates clean! Because we were so full, we decided to skip the dessert but our server gave us on anyway because he said "just because i can!" It was another complimentary plate! Ridiculously good and unforgettable dining!
I would highly recommend this place. I make a great effort to comment about great service and food. I don't make an effort if the restaurant is not a great experience. The staff at this restaurant were FANTASTIC. The Lobster Risotto was AWESOME.
Loved it! Perfect place to dine in the ...
Loved it! Perfect place to dine in the gas lamp district
Mark our waiter was AWESOME! I Travel a ...
Mark our waiter was AWESOME! I Travel a lot and this restaurant set it self apart from other restaurants. The food is excellent and the service second to none. Try it and you won't be disappointed.
I had a Kale salad which was good. They ...
I had a Kale salad which was good. They had a special I'd Lobster Risotto. The flavor was OK, but the lobster meat was so tough I could barely chew it. Considering the almost $40 cost of the entree and poor quality I cannot recommend this restaurant. Expected better for the money.
The lobster salad was so delicious and t ...
The lobster salad was so delicious and the presentation was wonderful. The teenager had chicken tenders and said they were the best he had ever tasted:flavor excellent and very tender. He only orders chicken tenders when we go out so it is a valid assessment based on 40-50 other restaurants version. Decor, service, food, all exceptional. I would return eagerly.
Dinner dining experience 4\9\16
Blue Point was one of our favorite restaurants for years. We discovered the place more than 10 years ago. However, we stopped going downtown more than a year ago. On this occasion we had a celebration with friends and I chose Blue Point. The service was poor. I had to ask twice for the bread that was promised early on. the main course took way too long to be served. The dinners (Scallops, NY Strips and a Filet) were just ok, nothing that would bring us back again. In the end, the Crème Brulee\Cheesecake dessert was disappointing. my memory of their awesome traditional Crème Brulee served there in the past is just that, distant memory.
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