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Greystone Steakhouse: Yummy Nibbles & Cocktails With Attitude in the Gaslamp

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How I’ve never been to Greystone Steakhouse in the San Diego Gaslamp before escapes me. I’ve lived in San Diego almost my entire life and Greystone has been here since 1999. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to visit last night as Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood and Forumula Marketing hosted an evening of appetizers and cocktails for our San Diego Travel Massive group.

Greystone Steak occupies a gorgeous four-story Florentine-Italianate building that was the former police department in the heart of the Gaslamp District on 5th Avenue in downtown San Diego. If you’re visiting San Diego or on a staycation, the Andaz San Diego is two blocks away, an easy, short 4-minute walk.

Onyx Craft Cocktail Bar

I arrived in time to enjoy Happy Hour half-priced cocktails at the Onxy Craft Cocktail Bar. With drinks like It’s Bourbon Honey and Butterfly choosing one was a struggle. I finally settled on a Midway. Named after the aircraft carrier, how could I go wrong.

A delightful combination of coconut rum, Godiva white chocolate liqueur, and pineapple juice with a lime garnish. Yum. Yum. Yum.

elegant cocktail bar in downtown san diego restaurant, greystone steakhouse onxy craft cocktail bar

Friendly, fast, efficient, and excellent service. Rob, the bartender, commands the bar. He’s also not hard on the eyes. You can satisfy your thirst in more ways than one. 😉

Pro-tip: Greystone Prime offers a daily Happy Hour from 4 pm to 6:30 pm daily.

Not into cocktails? You can enjoy a $6 glass of wine during Happy Hour.

chocolate espresso martini, the real espressotini greystone steakhouse san diego gaslamp

While indulging in the mouthwatering appetizers, I enjoyed a The Real Espressotini: Vanilla vodka, Espresso, and Godiva chocolate. Move over Midway, the Real Espressotini is a contender for the Greystone Prime Steakhouse yummy cocktail award.

Steak Kabobs

steak skewers greystone steakhouse san diego

We started the evening with steak kabobs. Deliciously tender and oh so delicious chunks of flavorful meat on a stick/skewer. It’s like being at the San Diego County Fair but so much better!

If these tasty little slices of heavenly steak are an indication of the quality of the steak at Greystone Steakhouse, I can not wait to come back for a full meal.

Pro-tip: Greystone serves several varieties of Wagyu beef including Australian, Japanese, and American Wagyu.

Wild Cured Meats & Cheeses: Charcuterie

sliced meats and cheeses on wood board, charcuterie, greystone steakhouse

Our next course was the Wild Cured Meats & Cheeses. I confess cheese, sliced meats, and bread are among my weaknesses. I’m all over a charcuterie.

This combination of seasonal hand-crafted artisanal cheese, cured meats, and blueberry jam is a must. I could have happily eaten the entire board myself. But alas, I had to share…


Despite being a steakhouse, Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood serves up an enjoyable soft yet firm Chicken Potsticker.

Crispy Calamari & Shishito Peppers


Greystone knows how to do calamari right. Tender squid rings and tentacles make up their Crispy Calamari & Shishito Peppers. Not too firm, not too soft, and with a hint of breading. Goldilocks would be pleased.

Asparagus & Goat Cheese Bundles

baked asparagus wrapped in filo dough, greystone steakhouse

Our next course was the Asparagus & Goat Cheese Bundles. There’s probably a proper name for this dish but it’s not on the regular dining menu.

Asparagus is one of those tricky vegetables. You either like it or you don’t. If you’re in the “I hate asparagus” club, these filo dough-wrapped asparagus and goat cheese bundles will change your mind. Great combination of textures and flavors.


Yummy nibbles and cocktails with an attitude. Just two reasons why you want to eat at Greystone Steakhouse in the San Diego Gaslamp District. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available.

The majority of the appetizers we sampled are from their catering menu. So if you’re planning an event, consider allowing Greystone to provide the food.

My mouth is watering just thinking about those steak skewers. I’m looking forward to returning for a full meal.

Have you eaten at Greystone Steakhouse?

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Sunday 1st of August 2021

Steak kabobs, calamari...oh my! I'm totally drooling. I need to have those today! :)


Sunday 1st of August 2021

That food is so inviting! Good food with a good drink is exactly what we need for more relax!


Saturday 31st of July 2021

I am not a vegetarian but I like how this is also ready available as well as gluten free meals. When I am around here, I am definitely checking them out

Kelli A

Saturday 31st of July 2021

Greystone Steakhouse sounds like a great place to take the family for a good meal!


Saturday 31st of July 2021

What a great idea to put steak on sticks and I love the onion rings too!

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