San Diego

Restaurants in San Diego

Old-school chophouse. An aging collection of horse-racing paraphernalia adorns this 1950s-era restaurant, where you can cook your own steak and garlic bread on the dining room's self-service grill.

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

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.

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.

Sultry So-Cal dining room

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 building, Ralph Rubio began selling his now-famous fish tacos after an inspiring meal at a San Felipe, Mexico street food vendor.

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

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

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 heavy wooden tables and chairs and a blue-and-white tiled kitchen.

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.

Swinging London-inspired space