The bay view from the patio at this upscale yet laid-back restaurant located within Paradise Point Resort in Mission Bay is beautiful any time of day, but you get the best return on your investment during sunset. The cuisine matches the atmosphere with refined seafood dishes like wood-roasted arctic char and Baja prawns with house-made Longanisa sausage, though the land options are just as impressive. With plentiful parking and easy access to the sand (and fire pits), you can easily turn a dinner or happy hour visit into multiple hours of fun and relaxation.
Tidal takes full advantage of its gorgeous indoor/outdoor space, set in the former private beach house of Hollywood producer Jack Skirball. Chef Andrew Reyes, who took Chef of the Fest and Best Seafood Dish honors at the 2018 San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, seamlessly blends Latin American, coastal Californian, and Pacific Rim influences with foods from his native Guam. Relax and enjoy the incredible 180-degree views from the patio while you feast on his daily themed menus, from Taste of Aloha to Pit Boss BBQ, all accompanied by a perfectly pink sunset.
How to book: Reservations are recommended and can be made online. Walk-ins are accepted if seating is available.