Restaurants in The San Diego Area

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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... Read More

The restaurant at the Lodge at Torrey Pines is named after a Californian Impressionist known for his ceramics, watercolors, and oil paintings—many of... Read More

At Addison, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort's signature restaurant, executive chef William Bradley serves Franco-Californian cuisine that shows... Read More

Located in San Diego’s Carmel Valley biotech business district, Arterra sits inside the San Diego Marriott Del Mar. The restaurant’s... Read More

Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant is run by James Beard Award nominee Carl Schroeder and feels like a neighborhood restaurant, but with contemporary gourmet... Read More

Arguably one of the most romantic restaurants in San Diego, Bleu Bohème stands out for their take on classic French fare that combines fresh flavors and... Read More

There are two locations of this bohemian-chic restaurant, this one in San Diego’s Ocean Beach neighborhood and another in La Mesa. This Cohn brothers... Read More

Bobboi, which combines Sardinian techniques with southern Californian flavors, is the go-to spot for gelato in San Diego. While flavors change daily,... Read More

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... Read More

Located near the airport on nearby Harbor Island, this magnificent Cohn brothers split-level restaurant has two dining options. For a casual affair,... Read More

Café Chloe feels more Paris than a San Diego—the charming East Village spot is great for classic French fare in a convivial setting. Enjoy breakfast and... Read More

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

Sculptor-turned-chocolatier Will Gustwiller uses only high-grade cocoa beans from sustainable sources, as well as other organic and seasonal ingredients... Read More

A meal at El Agave Tequileria is more about the thousands of fine sipping tequilas, although the Nouvelle Mexican cuisine provides a complementary range... Read More

El Cuervo is a popular mom-and-pop taco shop in an aging Hillcrest strip mall. The red tile roof and neon sign outside signal the casual interior with... Read More

California modern cuisine reigns supreme at George’s at the Cove, one of San Diego's preeminent restaurants for fine dining, excellent seafood, and... Read More

George’s California Modern is a restaurant within a restaurant. Part of the three-level George’s at the Cove (there’s alfresco bistro... Read More

Located in downtown’s Little Italy district, Indigo Grill has a dull entrance, but the dark distressed wood floor and a yellow stone-covered... Read More

You can't go wrong with anything on Ironside's playful menu, but there's a reason why their signature lobster roll is so popular. It's loaded with... Read More

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... Read More

Jsix is a restaurant and bar inside the East Village’s contemporary Hotel Solamar. Situated near Petco Park, the convention center, and the... Read More

Top Chef All-Star Richard Blais opened Juniper & Ivy in a 7,500-square-foot warehouse space in Little Italy in 2014 and has been serving up creative... Read More

Perched high above the city in Banker’s Hill, Bertrand at Mister A's has been a local favorite for years. Featuring a modern American menu with French... Read More

The palm-framed Grande Colonial hotel doesn’t give much away about the boutique property or its signature restaurant. Jamaica-born chef Jason... Read More

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... Read More

When it comes to fish tacos, it doesn't get much better than Oscars Mexican Seafood. With several locations to choose from around San Diego County (two... Read More

Dine alfresco on the back patio of Piatti's or settle in at the bar to catch a bit of La Jolla gossip. No matter where you dine, dinner at Piatti's is... Read More

Breakfast burritos and sausage scramblers are served all day at this Cardiff staple, where no shirt and no shoes are no problem. If eggs aren’t your... Read More

The Gaslamp Quarter’s Red Pearl Kitchen is a romantic Pan-Asian fusion restaurant by boutique restaurateurs Tim and Liza Goodell. A humungous and... Read More

The hushed, secluded setting makes it perfect for an intimate dinner. Try the Kobe carpaccio with toasted capers, Pecorino Romano, and summer truffle. Read More

This pan-Asian restaurant has an Asian-noir space and is named for Tokyo's trendy nightclub district. Read More

Bunker Hill Street ends at Mission Bay Drive, right at the entrance to the original Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill. Within this red, yellow, and blue... Read More

Order the barbecued-chicken pizza at this local favorite of everyone from grandmas to surfer dudes. Read More

Known for its farm-to-table California cuisine, this full-service restaurant is housed inside the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter hotel. The... Read More

The original location of Swami's Cafe (there are eight more around the county), off Highway 101 in Encinitas, serves up some of the best fresh-squeezed... Read More

Step into the sprawling wine room at 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro in Encinitas' Lumberyard district and pick from one of 700 bottles on the shelves... Read More

Since 1992, the Cottage La Jolla has epitomized good service, great food, and local flavor. As the name suggests, the restaurant is set in a vintage... Read More

Opened earlier this year by chef Jon Sloan and Top Chef All-Star Richard Blais, the Crack Shack is the most recent addition to Little Italy's burgeoning... Read More

For more than 75 years, San Diego’s Marine Room has been a crowd favorite for its global fare and dramatic oceanside location. The restaurant is right... Read More

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... Read More

Old-school chophouse. An aging collection of horse-racing paraphernalia adorns this 1950s-era restaurant, where you can cook your own steak and garlic... Read More

VG's bakes a wide range of pastries, pies, custom cakes, and cookies, but it’s the doughnuts that keep loyalists coming back for more. A Cardiff-by-the... Read More

This La Jolla restaurant is known for serving farm fresh, everything-made-from-scratch bistro fare. Despites its minimalist wood façade outside,... Read More

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