Seasonal Summer Dining at Greystone Steakhouse in Gaslamp

Located in the heart of Gaslamp District in downtown San Diego, Greystone has created a unique take on steakhouse dining with seasonal fare. While their steak selection is unparalleled, Greystone also has well thought out and delicious vegetarian and seafood options that raise the bar of typical steakhouse menus. Sustainable and seasonal ingredients include Encinitas living lettuce salads and produce from local farms. For anyone with food alergies, you can dine easy since 90% of the menu is gluten free, 50% of the menu is dairy free. For their summer menu, himachi and yellow tail are highlights of the fresh and innovative menu.  First, the seasonal cocktails. For summer, try the Strawberry Fields served with locally sourced strawberries and basil, aged balsamic, and Titos vodka.But back to the steaks. Greystone offers three varieties of Wagyu and an extensive selection of dry-aged cuts that are hormone free, no antibiotics beef. Lamb from Colorado, boar from Arizona, and more. For a starter, don’t miss the Prime Filet Tartare, mixed tableside with quail egg, capers, shallots, and red onions, served with crostini.  And what is better with steak than a big red wine? Greystone’s wine list is spectacular, with a Napa-centric list that has earned them the Wine Spectator Award every year since they opened in 1999.



Don’t miss the Big Eye Tuna on the “Sea to Table” menu. With endive, avocado, Tokyo Negi, pickled serrano peppers, shallot aioli, and yuzu, the freshness of the tuna shines through. 

Wagyu Beef derives from several breeds of cattle in multiple locations throughout Japan. Techniques vary from each Prefecture as the terrain and natural environment often differ. Wagyu (‘Wa’ Japanese and ‘gyu’ cow) is deemed coveted as its natural composition for unique and enriched marbling are like no other. This transcendent degree of marbling adds an extraordinary depth of flavor making Wagyu Beef the most tender, most succulent and best-tasting beef you can find. The unique taste and tenderness of highly marbled Wagyu beef makes for an unrivaled dining experience. Greystone has not only Japanese Wagyu but also American and Australian. I sampled the American, a cross breed of Wagyu and Angus that provides Angus texture with Wagyu flavor. Served with black truffle butter, this is hands down the best steak in San Diego. Don’t forget a side of macaroni and cheese to round out your steak!
 Greystone’s ambiance makes it a great choice for special occasions. For a birthday or anniversary, make sure to ask for the fireplace table upstairs. The unrivaled fine dining service means you know any special dinner will go flawlessly.  

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