Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Restaurant Review: Sheerwater (Hotel Del Coronado)

When I arrived at the Hotel Del Coronado for my Hyundai social media event this past weekend, lunch was offered at one of the hotel restaurants. I choose Sheerwater as it appeared that they offered the best selection of seafood. With the hotel being on Coronado Island and the ocean only a hop, skip and a jump away, I felt like seafood was what I should have.
It was a bit windy so I choose to eat inside. Their is a great selection for lunch and since I couldn't make up my mind I decided to ask my waiter for his recommendations. (helpful hint: when in doubt ask your server for their favorites) My waiter suggested the cioppino and that was what I went with. Cioppino is one of my favorites and it offered a great selection of seafood.

I was not prepared for this massive bowl of cioppino. This was the lunch portion? And I loved the massive slice of sourdough lathered in rich, creamy butter. From the first spoonful of broth, I felt like I was sitting in Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. This cioppino was better than any I have had in the Bay Area. The broth was rich and spicy. There was so much seafood in the bowl that I found myself struggling to finish it. Clams, shrimp, mussels, calamari, fish and scallops filled this bowl to the brim! Once again I have to ask, this was the lunch portion? The broth soaked up in the sourdough bread was so perfect. The waiter brought me out more sourdough bread so I could soak up more of that delicious broth!
I was feeling rather full but I made the decision to at least look at the dessert menu. They had cobblers baked in iron skillets! I had to order the strawberry rhubarb! It being the perfect time to combine the first strawberries of the year with the last of the rhubarb. Such a perfect combination! You can taste that everything was homemade.

A great restaurant with quality service and of course a breathtaking view of the ocean.

Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave

Coronado, CA 92118
Neighborhood: Coronado

(619) 522-8490


  1. The food was SO good! I had a crab cake sandwich that was delish. No dessert for me though. Really wish I would have tried one of them.

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