Osetra the Fishhouse

★★★★☆
Locally owned Seafood restaurant in the Gaslamp area
  • 904 5th Ave

    San Diego, CA 92101

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  • 619-239-1800

About Osetra the Fishhouse

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Fri-Sat: 4:00pm-12am, Sun: 4:00-10pm, Mon-Thu: 4:00pm-10pm

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Wonderful restaurant in the Gaslamp! Extensive selection of fresh seafood, from Oysters to Maine Lobster. A wine tower contains a few hundred wines - it is a must see! Jumbo Scallops and Chilean Seabass are delicious, finished up with a

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Wonderful restaurant in the Gaslamp! Extensive selection of fresh seafood, from Oysters to Maine Lobster. A wine tower contains a few hundred wines - it is a must see! Jumbo Scallops and Chilean Seabass are delicious, finished up with a

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Do not waste your $$! This restaurant has a great location and is very nice inside...the only things missing are a good cook and good waitstaff. If you want good food, pass on this restaurant.

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Do not waste your $$! This restaurant has a great location and is very nice inside...the only things missing are a good cook and good waitstaff. If you want good food, pass on this restaurant.

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12/31/2010 Very Disapointing. Overpriced, untrained servers ("lobster biscuit" for bisque) and more. Mediocre taste, poor preparation. Ciopino bland, sandy, green beans luke warm, mashed potatoes cold, OVERPRICED, UNDERWHELMING. The

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12/31/2010 Very Disapointing. Overpriced, untrained servers ("lobster biscuit" for bisque) and more. Mediocre taste, poor preparation. Ciopino bland, sandy, green beans luke warm, mashed potatoes cold, OVERPRICED, UNDERWHELMING. The

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This place was amazing from the decor, to the service, to the wonderful delicious food. My friend and I arrived on Thursday night in San Diego from Madison, WI and had a coupon from an online vendor for Osetra. We are both very happy we chose this as the restaurant to spend our money on. It is more pricey but no more expensive than it would be in Wisconsin for a good seafood dinner. We both had the Stuffed Mexican Shrimp which was AWESOME! We also had the spicy tuna roll for an appetizer, also AWESOME! We were so pleased with our choice. As far as any fishy smells, we smelt nothing of the sort. We also had martinis during happy our...scrumptous! We have nothing but the highest regards in terms of this restaurant. Definitely try this place out!

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★★★★★

This place was amazing from the decor, to the service, to the wonderful delicious food. My friend and I arrived on Thursday night in San Diego from Madison, WI and had a coupon from an online vendor for Osetra. We are both very happy we chose this as the restaurant to spend our money on. It is more pricey but no more expensive than it would be in Wisconsin for a good seafood dinner. We both had the Stuffed Mexican Shrimp which was AWESOME! We also had the spicy tuna roll for an appetizer, also AWESOME! We were so pleased with our choice. As far as any fishy smells, we smelt nothing of the sort. We also had martinis during happy our...scrumptous! We have nothing but the highest regards in terms of this restaurant. Definitely try this place out!

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My husband and I had dinner here during one of our date nights. The seafood was delicious. I ordered a lobster dish. I also thoroughly enjoyed the martinis. I will definitely visit Osetra again.

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★★★★★

My husband and I had dinner here during one of our date nights. The seafood was delicious. I ordered a lobster dish. I also thoroughly enjoyed the martinis. I will definitely visit Osetra again.

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Great seafood for San Franciso. Compared to pier 39 its not the best atmosphere but this place really out does itself with there fresh seafood. 1 word.....Awesome

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Great seafood for San Franciso. Compared to pier 39 its not the best atmosphere but this place really out does itself with there fresh seafood. 1 word.....Awesome

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This place is beyond amazing. The service that you receive is past perfection. Before you can even think of the next thing you need, its already there. You are treated like royalty, waited on hand an food. The food is simply to die for.

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This place is beyond amazing. The service that you receive is past perfection. Before you can even think of the next thing you need, its already there. You are treated like royalty, waited on hand an food. The food is simply to die for.

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The place had such a contemporary stylish decor and great ambiance. When we visited, we were greeted by a very pleasant hostesses and was seated upstairs. Our first impression was breathtaking when we first walked in. You get this feeling of class and elegance with a overwelming feeling of coolness. We have nothing but great things to say about the food and service! Be sure to bring a fat wallet, because you are not going to get out of here for cheap.

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★★★★☆

The place had such a contemporary stylish decor and great ambiance. When we visited, we were greeted by a very pleasant hostesses and was seated upstairs. Our first impression was breathtaking when we first walked in. You get this feeling of class and elegance with a overwelming feeling of coolness. We have nothing but great things to say about the food and service! Be sure to bring a fat wallet, because you are not going to get out of here for cheap.

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It was my first time in San Diego and I was looking for someplace to treat myself to a great meal. Unfortunately, I stumbled upon this place. It looks great from the outside (and the inside). The decor is great, the atmosphere is pleasant, and the service is attentive (even though my waiter made an odd comment about me dining solo). But the food left much to be desired. I ordered a lobster and crab ravioli that was a huge disappointment. It was the fishiest-tasting and smelling lobster/crab I've ever had. And the wine (granted it was a "by the glass" variety) had clearly been open for a few days. Any subtle flavors had been long gone. The worst part of this all: It's an expensive joint and it's surrounded by plenty of other restaurants to choose from. So keep walking. . .

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★☆☆☆☆

It was my first time in San Diego and I was looking for someplace to treat myself to a great meal. Unfortunately, I stumbled upon this place. It looks great from the outside (and the inside). The decor is great, the atmosphere is pleasant, and the service is attentive (even though my waiter made an odd comment about me dining solo). But the food left much to be desired. I ordered a lobster and crab ravioli that was a huge disappointment. It was the fishiest-tasting and smelling lobster/crab I've ever had. And the wine (granted it was a "by the glass" variety) had clearly been open for a few days. Any subtle flavors had been long gone. The worst part of this all: It's an expensive joint and it's surrounded by plenty of other restaurants to choose from. So keep walking. . .

Pros: Decor. Location.

Cons: Bad food and wine.

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Live in AZ and visited this weekend expecting a nice seafood meal. The hostess and support staff were very pleasant. All except the person who actually served us. Found his arrogance nauseating as he snapped at our 4 yr old, suggested to one of our guests that he did not know how to order a steak (which, of course, came out undercooked), and in all gave us the genuine impression that our presence was not appreciated. For a restaurant that was half-empty on a Friday night I was somewhat surprised.

The 4 of us (my son was not too picky) could not decide on what to order. Not because of all of the selections, but because nothing on the menu was all that intriguing. Having dined in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver B.C. and many other great seafood environments, I was disappointed that a restaurant that portrays itself as a top seafood restaurant couldn't come up with something more appealing. Fortunately for them (and unfortunately for us) we were not in the mood to hunt around for another place to eat. We won't make that mistake again. For less than what they're charging, you can find much better service and a more appealing menu. My recommendation is to skip this one - there's plenty of other San Diego restaurants that DESERVE your business.

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Live in AZ and visited this weekend expecting a nice seafood meal. The hostess and support staff were very pleasant. All except the person who actually served us. Found his arrogance nauseating as he snapped at our 4 yr old, suggested to one of our guests that he did not know how to order a steak (which, of course, came out undercooked), and in all gave us the genuine impression that our presence was not appreciated. For a restaurant that was half-empty on a Friday night I was somewhat surprised.

The 4 of us (my son was not too picky) could not decide on what to order. Not because of all of the selections, but because nothing on the menu was all that intriguing. Having dined in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver B.C. and many other great seafood environments, I was disappointed that a restaurant that portrays itself as a top seafood restaurant couldn't come up with something more appealing. Fortunately for them (and unfortunately for us) we were not in the mood to hunt around for another place to eat. We won't make that mistake again. For less than what they're charging, you can find much better service and a more appealing menu. My recommendation is to skip this one - there's plenty of other San Diego restaurants that DESERVE your business.

Pros: Nice Decor

Cons: Terrible Service, Uninteresting Menu

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Osetra prompted me to write my first review. A few things were noticed from the beginning: an overwhelming & unappetizing smell of disinfectant from the open door to the service kitchen, the bathroom was shabby & the rug littered with linty stuff, my menu tattered & worn (attention to detail is why it is called FINE DINING), & my glass of Roderer Estate Rose was flat. So, while the worm in the oyster was disconcerting, it was the waiter's reaction that really put me off. His first comment after being summoned to view the unexpected garnish, still wiggling, was that ALL seafood have worms. OK, well, I am not accustomed to having them served to me. He then started to remove the oyster in question, leaving the rest. I asked him to please take them all bc I'd lost interest. He was audibly (ungh) & visibly annoyed. The manager did come by shortly, appropriately apologetic, and offered to send a mixed appetizer of some other items. Great, thanks for that. Though I haven't encountered lamb chops as an appetizer before, the accompanying crab cakes & tempura shrimp were tasty. Still, the heat of the crab cakes & lamb chops severely compromised the integrity of the tuna roll ( I think that is what it was) and I was feeling nervous about what could possibly come next, having ordered Maine lobster.
I expected superlative acts of polished service after the worm but we were barely seen to and, though my second glass of champage bubbled properly, the spinach I ordered was forgotten & the waiter had the uncouth-i-ness (thanks, Colbert) to let us know that we wouldn't be charged for the oysters. Of course. I can't believe we were charged for anything. I should've told the manager of all the other incidentals. Thought about it, but on the way out, I stood next to him at the hostess stand being ignored even after I complimented the lobster as being the best I'd ever had (true). He grhmped & continued ignoring me. Not worth even great lobster.

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★★★☆☆

Osetra prompted me to write my first review. A few things were noticed from the beginning: an overwhelming & unappetizing smell of disinfectant from the open door to the service kitchen, the bathroom was shabby & the rug littered with linty stuff, my menu tattered & worn (attention to detail is why it is called FINE DINING), & my glass of Roderer Estate Rose was flat. So, while the worm in the oyster was disconcerting, it was the waiter's reaction that really put me off. His first comment after being summoned to view the unexpected garnish, still wiggling, was that ALL seafood have worms. OK, well, I am not accustomed to having them served to me. He then started to remove the oyster in question, leaving the rest. I asked him to please take them all bc I'd lost interest. He was audibly (ungh) & visibly annoyed. The manager did come by shortly, appropriately apologetic, and offered to send a mixed appetizer of some other items. Great, thanks for that. Though I haven't encountered lamb chops as an appetizer before, the accompanying crab cakes & tempura shrimp were tasty. Still, the heat of the crab cakes & lamb chops severely compromised the integrity of the tuna roll ( I think that is what it was) and I was feeling nervous about what could possibly come next, having ordered Maine lobster.
I expected superlative acts of polished service after the worm but we were barely seen to and, though my second glass of champage bubbled properly, the spinach I ordered was forgotten & the waiter had the uncouth-i-ness (thanks, Colbert) to let us know that we wouldn't be charged for the oysters. Of course. I can't believe we were charged for anything. I should've told the manager of all the other incidentals. Thought about it, but on the way out, I stood next to him at the hostess stand being ignored even after I complimented the lobster as being the best I'd ever had (true). He grhmped & continued ignoring me. Not worth even great lobster.

Pros: While the lobster was exceptional

Cons: Most of the food had little care or attention, not very clean, bad service

More about Osetra the Fishhouse

Osetra has undergone extensive renovation to become Downtown San Diego’s premiere seafood restaurant serving fresh, gourmet seafood, aged meats, and handmade pastas from the culinary traditions of Europe, America, and the Pacific Rim. Also featured are fresh oysters, caviars and an ice bar stocked with an extensive selection of vodka. So whether it’s for a world class dining experience, or a lounge to unwind and meet the elite of San Diego, Osetra is on the top of the list for the astute client.

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This upscale urban spot serves more than its caviar namesake. Located in the bustling Gaslamp Quarter, Osetra is known for fine seafood and exceptional wine selections.

 

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