San Diego

Restaurants in San Diego

Located in downtown’s Little Italy district, Indigo Grill has a dull entrance, but the dark distressed wood floor and a yellow stone-covered exhibition kitchen give this industrial interior space charm and warmth. The menu is mostly Southwestern cuisine with Italian influences.

Part of the Landry’s restaurant chain, Oceanaire Seafood Room is one of the city’s classic seafood houses. The restaurant is known for fresh and sustainable foods from the sea in both raw and traditional Euro-American cooking methods.

Sculptor-turned-chocolatier Will Gustwiller uses only high-grade cocoa beans from sustainable sources, as well as other organic and seasonal ingredients, to create his artistic confections.

Urbane Banker's hill meeting place

Drop into the lively diner, for midday burgers and onion rings served by sassy waitresses.

Buon Appetito brings food, wine, and art together in dowtown’s Little Italy district. Along with a wine bar and market next door, Buon Appetito has an upscale Euro look outside with its wheat-colored walls, navy awnings, and wrought ironwork.

Situated on a pastoral hill at Carmel Valley’s Grand Del Mar Resort, Addison has the unassuming stone entrance of a rural Tuscan mansion. Inside, the elegant décor features marble columns, gold leaf accents, sumptuous carpets, and gleamig chandeliers.

Jai

Adjacent to the La Jolla Playhouse, Jai (pronounced jay) is a Wolfgang Puck chain restaurant open only on performance nights and for special events. The modern glass-and-light exterior gives Jai a chic vibe.

Tidal at the Paradise Point Resort is a bayfront restaurant serving modern American cuisine. Water views are the most notable feature of the dining room, with windows and glass doors that open to a tropical outdoor patio.

A.R. Valentien is the signature restaurant at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Inspired by namesake Albert R. Valentien, this farm-to-table establishment is decorated with California impressionist art and indigenous Craftsman-style architecture.