Lionfish Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
Octopus - Spain
Scallops - Maine
Crispy Shallots, Sherry Ponzu, Brown Butter Aioli
Some of the best fusion i've had on the west coast. Amazing menu. The wagyu sushi roll is unique and delicious. I keep coming back for more. My wife is still amazed with the octopus dish and wonders how they make the potatoes.
Service was great and the food was delicious as well! Also, we went to happy hour before dinner - great HH price on oysters!
Horrible service, food was NOTHING like it used to be. Not fresh.
My experience here is always great but I was VERY disappointed that they took the amazing Lobster Carpaccio off the menu.. nooooooo
We had great food and drinks, but what we appreciated most was that they took the County's Covid reopening rules seriously and still made the experience enjoyable. Thank you for showing it can be done. We will be back.
It was so nice to sit and enjoy a couple appetizers and drinks with a girl friend. Kelly was so awesome. Definitely will be back again.
the food was excellent and our server was exceptional.
with all the crazy regulations in place they sure made it work
Overall, great experience! Service was outstanding! Will definitely be coming back again soon with friends and family!
My reservation was cancelled the morning of my reservation due to the possibility of protesters. We had visiting family from out of town and we were all looking forward to our dinner at your restaurant. We now live in Downtown SD and have been to your establishment once. It was a very enjoyable experience and wanted to dine with you again.
There was no trouble or protesting by your restaurant that evening.
Very disappointed the manager called and cancelled the reservation which I made over one week in advance.
We ended up at Roy's which was nice as well.
Drinks were avg, wine pour was heathy, dbl bourbon was not and the White Russian was terrible...did not even drink it. Sushi was excellent and appetizers were good. I live here in DT and I would go to Water Grill next time. I do enjoy your HH on Sundays though.
Thank you for your making my Birthday experience fun and enjoyable.
All good place to go if you have a business meeting
Food was delicious. Fortunately for us/unfortunately for Lionfish, it was not busy. I think our server was new, really nice but didn't seem to know the menu well and made obvious favorite recommendation for the high priced items when asked for suggestions. Didn't seem to know wines either. Would have liked to sit in the back dining area but they were not seating that room which looked relaxing and comfortable. We had the octopus, big eye and albacore sushi and split the sea bass with a side of brussel spouts and squash. All amazing! Will return for another chance to try more menu items.
Lionfish was great. We had a group of 12 in town for a business conference, and at at Lionfish at 7pm. The food and service was great.
Food, service, and drinks were all great. Select wines were featured and 40% off the bottle, which was great. Tried a nice Sav Blanc that I added to my list of favorites. Tuna pizza was different than anything I have tried and delicious. Followed by the spicy octopus and surf and turf sushi roll, all were very tasty. Would definitely go back again.
The info that tells you about the great specials til 7:00 ($1 oysters, etc.) doesn't tell you that those are only served at the bar. You can also order from the full menu at the bar. But, I had been seated at a table and then had to move to take advantage of those. The oysters were fresh and delicious, as was the mignotte sauce. Rockfish hand roll was a good size and tasty, but not very spicy. Seared albacore plate also delicious. The flan was very good but pricey for the size of the portion. Service was slow - people who ordered after me were served and I was still waiting. But, it improved when i called it to the bartender's attention.
Great Happy Hour deal, that’s the only reason “value” gets two stars. Everything else was pretty poor.
Had reservations on Friday evening, arrived about 5 minutes late to a half-empty restaurant. No one in line. Still waited 10 minutes for a table after the hostess very rudely pointed out that “you guys were late, so I gave your table away.” Again, restaurant half empty with no walk-in wait. When finally seated, they took us past 10-15 empty tables to a back table next to the waitstaff station, and we were treated to hearing every single word they had to say to each other (talking about their work troubles, gossip, other tables).
The happy hour, honestly, is one of the better ones in the city; $1 oysters that goes until 7:00pm. Really good deal. That’s the only reason to tolerate their poor service.
But once 7:00pm passes, you’re grotesquely overpaying for food you could get at a run-of-the-mill Bonefish Grill for about half of the price. If I had the choice, I’d steer clear of visiting again unless I really NEEDED $1 oysters until 7.
Delicious cocktails, fun menu. May be louder later in the evening
Found this restaurant on Opentable and we were delighted. We didn’t know about the sushi menu and ended up just splitting oysters and different styles sushi. I’m still thinking about how amazing my meal was and would definitely want to go back if I’m in the area again!
Food was great and a nice menu with variety. Sat upstairs so we could look down and people watch as well. Had a great server who made some excellent suggestions on the food choices. Very quick service as well. It is now one of our favorite places to go eat. will be back.
Our filets had good texture but no flavor
I love the food I ordered, and server did give us good suggestions.
Overall a great meal and experience! Bartender was attentive, food was really really good - the rock shrimp dish was huge and super yum- would have paid same price for half. Steaks were perfect, server disappeared once but other staff made up for it. Would totally come back as many of the other food we saw walk by looked great.
The noise level was uncomfortable for us. The seating was also not great, we had to keep scooting up to the table to eat our food. The food was good, but some older members of our group were not happy to find the pork chop was battered as well as having sauce.
We realize this is a trendy place, but we were a mixed age group and would have been happier with a quieter environment.
Unfortunately the prefix menu for Valentine’s Day was a disappointment. The food was not nearly as good as I would expect for the price. But the worst part was that we had a vegetarian in our party. Instead of serving her something she could eat, they put the “it comes out with every meal” seafood starters in front of her. I cannot believe that for $95 a plate they couldn’t be bothered to give her a vegetarian choice. The only thing she could eat was the cauliflower steak and she left hungry. Very disappointed. :(
It’s an overpriced restaurant for what it is. The service was good but the food just didn’t stand up to it’s full potential