Best Seafood in the Gaslamp


Saltwater is one of the newer restaurants in the Gaslamp and was opened during the midst of the pandemic, but has managed to become a San Diego fine dining staple in just under two years. What truly sets them apart is their drive for perfection and an approach that is centered around constant improvement from the back of the house all the way to the front of the house. 

When you enter Saltwater, you are immediately transported to a timeless yacht setting that is reminiscent of a 90’ Riva Yacht, accompanied by a contemporary interior, accentuated by varnished mahogany walls, scenic portholes, and a bar dressed in imported marble that steals the show for any guest looking to dine here. As is evident, Saltwater was established to give guests a one-of-a-kind fine dining experience. 

Their hand-crafted menu and impressive ice display features fresh fish and seafood that is flown in daily from the Mediterranean Sea. Their excellence does not end at seafood, however. Saltwater also offers a range of USDA prime dry-aged steaks, and mouth-watering homemade pasta dishes that will envelope your taste buds and make you feel like you are dining off the Amalfi Coast.

All in all, Saltwater provides an unrivaled seafood experience that will have you reminiscing for weeks to come and will leave you anxious to return. They are also a great spot to host a wide range of private events from birthday parties, graduations, banquets, rehearsal dinners, bachelor/bachelorette parties, date nights, and private corporate events. If you want the best seafood that San Diego has to offer, look no further than Saltwater.