San Diego

Restaurants in San Diego

This La Jolla restaurant is known for serving farm fresh, everything-made-from-scratch bistro fare. Despites its minimalist wood façade outside, inside Whisknladle has a monochromatic chocolate brown palate with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and wicker chairs.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

The Gaslamp Quarter’s Red Pearl Kitchen is a romantic Pan-Asian fusion restaurant by boutique restaurateurs Tim and Liza Goodell. A humungous and intricately carved red chair sits at the entrance in stylized contrast to the unassuming slate exterior.

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.

The multilevel lounge serves Southeast Asian fare.