Editorial Review of
Osetra Fish House
Osetra is a type of elite caviar, derived from the heavyweight osetra sturgeon. It’s also the name of one of the best places in San Diego to dine on fresh, gourmet seafood, accompanied by world-class wines.
Located in the heart of the Gaslamp District, Osetra Water Grill, and its new E-5 Lounge, has shifted the focus of the grill from chic downtown dining to a more casual, albeit still classy, atmosphere. While more romantic lighting and formal seating can still be found tucked toward the back of the lounge, as well as on the beautiful second story, the grill’s crescent bar and intriguing wine tower, surrounded by tall tapas tables, are the most inviting elements of this phenomenal find on 5th. Buff colored leather and dark wood create a warm and inviting vibe when first entering the grill. Large windows line the walls along both 5th Avenue and E Street, allowing an abundance of soft evening light and a number of optimal spots for people watching.
The décor isn’t the only thing that’s been revamped at this classic San Diego restaurant. Sit yourself on a deliciously padded leather barstool and prepare to dive into the stunning assortment of tapas and seafare that Osetra has to offer. Start light with the roasted beets and blood orange salad, a zesty little kick in the taste buds that will be sure to get your attention. For a more substantial array of dishes, try one of Osetra’s acclaimed meat dishes like the Kobe beef sliders. All meats at the grill are aged for twenty-four days and the taste proves it.