Anthology

★★★★☆
  • 1337 India St

    San Diego, CA 92101

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  • 619-595-0300

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This is one good place to dance the night away, there are so many good people in here during the weekends and everybody is just there trying to have a fun time.

3
★★★★★

This is one good place to dance the night away, there are so many good people in here during the weekends and everybody is just there trying to have a fun time.

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Let me start out with the nice things. Amazing MUSIC venue. Went to see the BoDeans for my friends 50th birthday Saturday nite. There were three other couples and myself. We had a very nice table close the the stage. My first time down

3
★★★★★

Let me start out with the nice things. Amazing MUSIC venue. Went to see the BoDeans for my friends 50th birthday Saturday nite. There were three other couples and myself. We had a very nice table close the the stage. My first time down

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My Fiance took me to Anthology for a special evening, we saw the Sade tribute band 'Taboo' perform while eating a spectacular dinner. Service was wonderful the music was fantastic and the ambiance was brilliant.

3
★★★★★

My Fiance took me to Anthology for a special evening, we saw the Sade tribute band 'Taboo' perform while eating a spectacular dinner. Service was wonderful the music was fantastic and the ambiance was brilliant.

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This place is so different. We felt like we were in the days of old. The food was great and the service was outstanding. It is a little expensive but worth the experience.

3
★★★★★

This place is so different. We felt like we were in the days of old. The food was great and the service was outstanding. It is a little expensive but worth the experience.

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4* for the decor. cool & different.

2
★★★★☆

4* for the decor. cool & different.

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This place is excellent to enjoy a glass of wine while listening to some live jazz music, the atmosphere is awesome!

5
★★★★★

This place is excellent to enjoy a glass of wine while listening to some live jazz music, the atmosphere is awesome!

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Very elegant , the food is a little expensive but very good. We came on a Tuesday night and there was a live jazz band playing.

4
★★★★☆

Very elegant , the food is a little expensive but very good. We came on a Tuesday night and there was a live jazz band playing.

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Beautiful venue. Had a great time. It was very pricey however - plan to drop $30-50 per person on food/drinks. I personally would prefer a less "gourmet" approach to the menu. Given the price, it does make me a little more selective on who I go to see there, but the experience is well work it.

4
★★★★☆

Beautiful venue. Had a great time. It was very pricey however - plan to drop $30-50 per person on food/drinks. I personally would prefer a less "gourmet" approach to the menu. Given the price, it does make me a little more selective on who I go to see there, but the experience is well work it.

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Very nice venue for musical events, but the menu was limited and the food was overpriced. I would only go to Anthology for a music event and drinks.

3
★★★☆☆

Very nice venue for musical events, but the menu was limited and the food was overpriced. I would only go to Anthology for a music event and drinks.

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This place is beautiful and great to listen to your favorite band/artist. The food, however, leaves much to be desired. While the prices are not exorbitant, the portion is TINY and it doesn't taste that great. The service could be better, the food takes a long time to be served and the waiters could try to be nicer! But then again why should they if gratuity is automatically charged. DO NOT USE THEIR VALET PARKING SERVICE. I accidentally forgot my phone in my car and when I got my car back after the event the phone was NOT there. It was in the middle compartment though so I didn't think it should be a big problem but those guys can't be trusted! You are better off finding parking on your own.

1
★★☆☆☆

This place is beautiful and great to listen to your favorite band/artist. The food, however, leaves much to be desired. While the prices are not exorbitant, the portion is TINY and it doesn't taste that great. The service could be better, the food takes a long time to be served and the waiters could try to be nicer! But then again why should they if gratuity is automatically charged. DO NOT USE THEIR VALET PARKING SERVICE. I accidentally forgot my phone in my car and when I got my car back after the event the phone was NOT there. It was in the middle compartment though so I didn't think it should be a big problem but those guys can't be trusted! You are better off finding parking on your own.

Pros: Great place for music!

Cons: Food not so great, service horrible.

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This is a beautiful venue, unique in San Diego. It has great ambiance and the acoustics are amazing. The artists are first class, the only problem is that I've been there several times and the service seems to only be getting worse. It is more than considerably slow; not so friendly, and the appetizer menu is expensive, mediocre, and tiny. The servers left us waiting to order for the longest time, then to bring our orders once again we waited for a very very long time. They acknowledged it but didnt really apologize or offered a drink on the house or something to show good service. The waitress was somewhat rude. I would still recommend only because of the music, but service has to improve or it will lose costumers. Im going to give it another chance and hopefully it will be better.

1
★★★☆☆

This is a beautiful venue, unique in San Diego. It has great ambiance and the acoustics are amazing. The artists are first class, the only problem is that I've been there several times and the service seems to only be getting worse. It is more than considerably slow; not so friendly, and the appetizer menu is expensive, mediocre, and tiny. The servers left us waiting to order for the longest time, then to bring our orders once again we waited for a very very long time. They acknowledged it but didnt really apologize or offered a drink on the house or something to show good service. The waitress was somewhat rude. I would still recommend only because of the music, but service has to improve or it will lose costumers. Im going to give it another chance and hopefully it will be better.

Pros: Amazing music and acoustics, beautiful place

Cons: Bad service, slow, tiny, mediocre, expensive ,appetizer menu

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Anthology just brought on a new Chef this year and he doesn't disapoint! Wonderful atmosphere, live music and unique dishes. Overall it was a well rounded evening.

2
★★★★★

Anthology just brought on a new Chef this year and he doesn't disapoint! Wonderful atmosphere, live music and unique dishes. Overall it was a well rounded evening.

Pros: Wonderful Entertainment

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My boyfriend's credit card was stolen and used by one of the staff members. Not only did they never apologize, we tried them again and they never said THANKS, can we make it up to you - NOTHING! Thank god we paid cash! They don't have steak knives and the service is SLOW. They get bent out of shape if you want to ask questions and the staff has responsibility with NO authority to make anything right!.

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend's credit card was stolen and used by one of the staff members. Not only did they never apologize, we tried them again and they never said THANKS, can we make it up to you - NOTHING! Thank god we paid cash! They don't have steak knives and the service is SLOW. They get bent out of shape if you want to ask questions and the staff has responsibility with NO authority to make anything right!.

Pros: good seating/Great musical entertainment

Cons: Poor/slow service for the price!

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Had a function hosted in the private room upstairs. The space was nice, the AV equipment was well placed, and easy to manipulate for ambient sound/live music vs the business presentations.

Appetizers were passed and were good. In particular the caviar dish. Drinks were good. Unfortunately, the one server our party was given was at times slow, and the wait between rounds was a bit too long.

Overall, the place was very enjoyable. I would go back again for some more live music and to eat off the menu.

1
★★★☆☆

Had a function hosted in the private room upstairs. The space was nice, the AV equipment was well placed, and easy to manipulate for ambient sound/live music vs the business presentations.

Appetizers were passed and were good. In particular the caviar dish. Drinks were good. Unfortunately, the one server our party was given was at times slow, and the wait between rounds was a bit too long.

Overall, the place was very enjoyable. I would go back again for some more live music and to eat off the menu.

Pros: Good Private Room, Live Music

Cons: Slow Service

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Finally, a fun and classy place in San Diego! I have been to Anthology a few times and each time it proves to be a truly unforgettable experience. The music is always great and the sound system is the best I have ever heard. The decor is very chic and elegant and the food is consistently delicious! I can't wait to go back!

2
★★★★★

Finally, a fun and classy place in San Diego! I have been to Anthology a few times and each time it proves to be a truly unforgettable experience. The music is always great and the sound system is the best I have ever heard. The decor is very chic and elegant and the food is consistently delicious! I can't wait to go back!

Pros: Great ambiance, great drinks, extraordinary live music, food

Cons: drinks are a bit pricey

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Great venue. I would return again; however, I would opt to sit anywhere but the community table unless you enjoy having someone sit on your lap. They seem to really pack the community table. Could be ok if you arrive early as it's first come, best seating with community table. Food was mediocre and overpriced. Venue worth returning for. Service not the best but decent. Seemed understaffed.

1
★★★☆☆

Great venue. I would return again; however, I would opt to sit anywhere but the community table unless you enjoy having someone sit on your lap. They seem to really pack the community table. Could be ok if you arrive early as it's first come, best seating with community table. Food was mediocre and overpriced. Venue worth returning for. Service not the best but decent. Seemed understaffed.

Pros: Great venue, ambience

Cons: Don't sit at community table

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Finally went after a few friends recommended. What an amazing place! The food was unbelievable and the service unmatched. Our waitress recommended a terrific wine to accompany my salmon (which was delicious as well).
I have never been to a place where I am able to enjoy a great meal while listening to a live band. We saw the house band and I was wowed! I cannot say enough good things about this place. I will definitely be back and soon!

2
★★★★★

Finally went after a few friends recommended. What an amazing place! The food was unbelievable and the service unmatched. Our waitress recommended a terrific wine to accompany my salmon (which was delicious as well).
I have never been to a place where I am able to enjoy a great meal while listening to a live band. We saw the house band and I was wowed! I cannot say enough good things about this place. I will definitely be back and soon!

Pros: amazing food, wine and live music

Cons: a bit pricey (worth it!)

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Been there twice. Loved it twice. Very sophisticated. Good food. Terrific music. Great atmosphere. Loved the tables on the first floor.

2
★★★★★

Been there twice. Loved it twice. Very sophisticated. Good food. Terrific music. Great atmosphere. Loved the tables on the first floor.

Pros: great music, great venue, great food

Cons: not cheap

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if your hungry this isnt the place to go because they have their dinners the size of a peanut at first i tought they were appetizers, plus for that little dinner it will cost you more than $100 buck

0
★☆☆☆☆

if your hungry this isnt the place to go because they have their dinners the size of a peanut at first i tought they were appetizers, plus for that little dinner it will cost you more than $100 buck

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Going out on the town sometimes means more time going and less time doing. Rather than rushing and parking for dinner, then rushing and parking for a show, I sat back and enjoyed an entire evening of fine food and amazing music. Granted, Wynton Marsalis made the evening special, but the setting made the entire experience memorable. I like the fact that the multiple courses flowed over the entire evening, rather than getting one huge plate at once. I had a drink at the bar and ordered a ceaser before the show. Then a great Filet during the first set and still had room for dessert during the second set. The bill was big, but not more than dinner and a show at seperate venues. I will definately be back.

2
★★★★★

Going out on the town sometimes means more time going and less time doing. Rather than rushing and parking for dinner, then rushing and parking for a show, I sat back and enjoyed an entire evening of fine food and amazing music. Granted, Wynton Marsalis made the evening special, but the setting made the entire experience memorable. I like the fact that the multiple courses flowed over the entire evening, rather than getting one huge plate at once. I had a drink at the bar and ordered a ceaser before the show. Then a great Filet during the first set and still had room for dessert during the second set. The bill was big, but not more than dinner and a show at seperate venues. I will definately be back.

Pros: One stop for good food, great music, and easy parking

Cons: Great nights out and big budgets go together

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I have been to anthology two times now.One time for jazz and the second for latin music.The groups were oay,but nothing spectacular.I suspect its not in thier budget for top rate talent.The food is very average.The kobe sliders were bland and the buns were dry and tasteless.The bread basket they serve was rather good,as is the cheese plate.Portions are very small,as is the case with one of the owners,celebrity chef bradley ogden,give a little charge a lot.My bill for two people was $150,which I thought was rather pricey for average food and entertainment.If you have to check it out go to the bar ,spend the twenty dollar minimum for food per person,pay for your ticket for the music,which varies per artist,or go on a night when they don't charge for the music.Overall the price is very beautiful inside,but they need to work on their food and entertainment.

1
★★★☆☆

I have been to anthology two times now.One time for jazz and the second for latin music.The groups were oay,but nothing spectacular.I suspect its not in thier budget for top rate talent.The food is very average.The kobe sliders were bland and the buns were dry and tasteless.The bread basket they serve was rather good,as is the cheese plate.Portions are very small,as is the case with one of the owners,celebrity chef bradley ogden,give a little charge a lot.My bill for two people was $150,which I thought was rather pricey for average food and entertainment.If you have to check it out go to the bar ,spend the twenty dollar minimum for food per person,pay for your ticket for the music,which varies per artist,or go on a night when they don't charge for the music.Overall the price is very beautiful inside,but they need to work on their food and entertainment.

Pros: Beautiful interior

Cons: Average food and music,overpriced.

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THE place for music! It is like having a private concert with the performer! I have heard performers like Raul Malo, the charming James Hunter from England, Classic jazz greats like Ramsey Lewis and Terrence Blanchard- the range of styles and quality of talent are top notch. The food is above average but I usually go for the music. Great place to take a date or celebrate a anniversary.

2
★★★★☆

THE place for music! It is like having a private concert with the performer! I have heard performers like Raul Malo, the charming James Hunter from England, Classic jazz greats like Ramsey Lewis and Terrence Blanchard- the range of styles and quality of talent are top notch. The food is above average but I usually go for the music. Great place to take a date or celebrate a anniversary.

Pros: music, sound quality, intimate and classy

Cons: food

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The place itself is great, sort of like jazz bar meets supper club with an industrial feel. There is a cover charge ($15) disguised by a concert ticket to get in. Food is very average and portions are small, prices are above average for what you get and the service is sub-par, although they don't seem to think so since they stab you with an 18% gratuity included on the bill no matter the size of your party. My recommendation: go for drinks and to listen to cool jazz with great sound, especially if you know who the band is.

1
★★★☆☆

The place itself is great, sort of like jazz bar meets supper club with an industrial feel. There is a cover charge ($15) disguised by a concert ticket to get in. Food is very average and portions are small, prices are above average for what you get and the service is sub-par, although they don't seem to think so since they stab you with an 18% gratuity included on the bill no matter the size of your party. My recommendation: go for drinks and to listen to cool jazz with great sound, especially if you know who the band is.

Pros: Good music, Great sound, Cool layout.

Cons: Service, Prices, Food

 

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