San Diego

Restaurants in San Diego

The palm-framed Grande Colonial hotel doesn’t give much away about the boutique property or its signature restaurant.

Jsix is a restaurant and bar inside the East Village’s contemporary Hotel Solamar. Situated near Petco Park, the convention center, and the Gaslamp District, Jsix is a bustling gathering place full of urban touches like stone walls, metal grillwork, and an illuminated bar.

George’s California Modern is a restaurant within a restaurant.

Swinging London-inspired space

Set right over the ocean, La Jolla’s elegant Marine Room serves global cuisine rooted in classic French technique (try the leek and vanilla–poached lobster or the spinach-wrapped Pacific oysters). At high tide, crashing waves outside the windows are wonderfully dramatic.

A meal at El Agave Tequileria is more about the thousands of fine sipping tequilas, although the Nouvelle Mexican cuisine provides a complementary range of new and ancient Hispanic dishes. The restaurant’s Old Town address and downstairs liquor store do not portend the old Spanish interior.

The Australian restaurant and bar opened in the Fall of 2006.

Sprawling drinking and dining destination with a piano bar.

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.