Wonderful experience. Sat on the patio and watched the sun go down as we ate.
Yes but with a caveat. I enjoyed the ambiance and the seawall seating. It was very nice sitting next to the beach. The drinks were not outstanding and definitely not worth the price. I expected the food to be tastier but it wasn't and it was a little pricey for what you got. I would recommend checking it out for the ambiance and maybe you'll like it better than I did.
A good lunch and a GREAT beach view. It's like being in the beach but without the sand in your food.
Definitely a must go for those with a mature pallet.
Thank you staff at Poseidon. Our anniversary at your restaurant was phenomenal. The view of the ocean was spectacular.
We enjoyed an outside table along the water under an umbrella on a lovely evening. We were seated immediately on arriving with our reservation.
Food very disappointing. Great view.
Overcast evening d/t Marine layer but still a pretty view of the ocean. Waiter was not in a huge rush to get us in & out, despite a 2-top at a table for 4 on a busy Thursday night. It does suck that the valet ($6) parking was full & no meters either so had to pay $8/HOUR to park! That’s CRAZY!!!
We had a wonderful time. Was our anniversary and showed up around an hour early thinking we would be in the bar area. When I checked in they told me they had a great spot ready with a table closest to the ocean. The scenery was spectacular. The food and drinks were wonderful. Waiter was patient, diligent and promptly took care of our needs. Definitely recommend.
Poseidon made our yearly celebration of July birthdays with friends memorable. The outdoor seating right by the beach was an exceptional treat. All eight of us enjoyed our entrees and the warm ciabatta bread that came before that. A friend kept raving about the Chilean Sea Bass that she had. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. We were pleasantly surprised when he brought out six dishes of Creme Brulee with birthday candles at the end of the meal for all six celebrating birthdays. He lighted them and re-lighted the ones put out by the breeze. Very nice and thoughtful touch indeed!
A blanket-wrap was available to a friend who needed it.
We were especially thrilled that Poseidon turned out to be outstanding because we were hosting and picked the restaurant. Thank you, Poseidon. Will highly recommend.
Enjoyed a special lunch with granddaughter celebrating her birthday. Thanks for making it great!
For the money - the food and the cost of valet parking and the lack of friendly wait service- I would hesitate to recommend Poseidon.
We’ve been to Poseidon over thirty times in the last eight years, but never again. The food and service were awful this Sunday evening. It wasn’t even busy. It’s time to find another beachside restaurant.
This is one of our favorite spots in San Diego for a quality beachside dining experience. We had friends in from overseas and made sure that this was one of our stops. Great food, excellent service and wonderful overall experience. We highly recommend visiting the Poseidon for a satisfying San Diego experience!
Oscar was an attentive, friendly waiter. Really outstanding service from him. It looked like the entire staff was working hard to accommodate all guests' best interests on the 4th of July. We had a wonderful dinner.
The bartender messed up our food order... twice. He even wrote the order down. We finished eating before one person in our group even got their food... which came out wrong. Great view and atmosphere. But food and drinks were ehh 🤷♀️
The ambience and service were absolutely fantastic. The food was very very good. Overall it was a great dinner and experience. It was a bit expensive but worth it on our 54th anniversary. We have recommended Poseidon to others. We will continue to recommend it. It’s just a bit of a drive from Carlsbad.
Great food, on the beach. Nothing better!
We stayed at a hotel next to Poseidan for our anniversary. We love restaurants on the ocean. We actually went there 2 nights--once for cocktails and the next for dinner. The bar food selection was excellent. At sunset everyone was going outside to take their photos.
The next night we went for dinner. We ordered the prawn martini because we see the colossal shrimps. That was excellent!! The reason we were disappointed in the menu was the selection of fish. The restaurant specialized in shellfish. I was quite happy with my copping. However, my husband prefers a nice fish fillet prepared with a sauce that is not spicy or coated with nuts. He could not find any such dish. Service was terrific and we very much enjoyed our anniversary dinner.
If you want anything that even slightly resembles romanticism, go at night.
Otherwise, it is akin to being on public transportation. The noisy, tourist-y kind.
I loved my dinner at the Poseidon, amazing view with the sunset and food was spectacular
nice tourist stop ... food was good and so was service.
Amazing atmosphere! Great servers and sunset. Sat outside and closed the place down, didn’t want to leave!
Tacos were aesome
We've been many times for their always delectable Chilean sea bass which, though expensive, has never disappointed.
Loved this place. The sea bass is exceptional and our server was a delight. We were even given small wraps/blankets to keep us warm while eating in the patio. Highly recommend.
We have been going to the Poseidon for many years. Our lunch yesterday was plagued by terrible service by an indifferent server who basically took our order and disappeared. He also got all the orders wrong. Never came back to check in us or fill glasses of drinks. Very disappointing from such a great restaurant.
Great beach front location. A rarity and the food prices are reasonable considering the location and good quality.
went to poseidon for our anniversary- great service and very good food. we had ocean view, patio seating which was lovely. they offered bread which was a plus for me. these days there is usually no bread or the bread served is not worth eating. only complaint was the sweeten butter- how can actual butter be improved by sweetening?
Food is not very good quality the prawns I had were not fresh and had been frozen too long so they were mushy. wine list nice, view amazing and service was attentive but not overbearing
The view was absolutely beautiful. Service was great.
Very loud. VERY expensive. Food was bland and small portions.
Amazing food! Me and my girlfriend came here for our 3rd year anniversary dinner while on vacation in San Diego. Joe was our server and he was excellent in his reccomendations. The Chilean Seabass is to die for, and honestly the best tasting fish I've had with the way they prepare it. Tops what I've had in Seattle and Alaska. Get outside reservations around 7:45pm before the sunset at 8pm. Also order the mud pie for desert and you'll be in heaven. Seriously get the Chilean Seabass though 🤤
Great food and great service. A little pricey, but overall great. Awesome view of the ocean. You get to sit right on the beach. Great for Anniversaries or Celebrations.
The outside view is fantastic. Price is rather high. Server had good recommendations. Needs more choices in seafood that is not so expsensive
Poseidon “rocks”. Great menu. Great views. Great service. Best on the Beach! Our favorite.
This was our first visit to Poseidon. We had a reservation for 6:30 but arrived 30 minutes early. The hostesses were very friendly and said it was OK and asked if we wanted to be seated or wait in the bar until 6:30; we decided to to be seated.
I was starting to get a bit irritated when fifteen minutes had gone by and no one attended us. It wasn't until Devon (future pilot) saw us and asked if we had been helped. From that point forward, Devon made our stay a very pleasant one, and any early negative feeling disappear. Devon was awesome.
That alone, is definitely a return visit to Poseidon. Thank you Devon
This restaurant is exceptional! Every time I have visitors, this is my first choice in entertaining them in San Diego! The food, atmosphere, and sunset views are priceless! You won't be disappointed!