— Originally posted on Yelp on 12/3/09 —
The Blue Pearl is a small restaurant located on the same property as the Dana on Mission Bay. We were tired after a busy afternoon and wanted a light dinner close to our hotel (The Dana) so we gave this place a try. We walked in and there were only 3 or 4 other groups there. I got a caesar salad with shrimp, which was good. It’s tough to mess up that dish. The shrimp were a good size and tasted pretty good. We also got the shrimp avocado salad. The presentation was nice — a stacked salad with shrimp on top. The flavor was very good except for one piece of shrimp that wasn’t completely cooked. Overall, the food was solid but nothing spectacular. It definitely felt like a “hotel restaurant” — meaning it probably wouldn’t survive if it wasn’t affiliated w/ the hotel. If you’re staying at the Dana and want a meal close by, this place is worth a shot. But, if you’re not in the area, I would probably go somewhere else.
1710 W Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109