San Diego Restaurant Reservations

American | Californian | Fondue | French | Global Fusion | Italian | Latin American | Steak and Seafood | Sushi | Thai

1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado
American, Californian | Coronado | $31 to $50 | 1500 Orange Avenue (MAP)
Enjoy glowing sunset colors and a beachfront cabana setting at 1500 Ocean Restaurant. The experience at this San Diego Coronado restaurant begins at the Sunset Bar — the terrace entrance overlooking the Pacific. Such oceanfront terraced seating creates an intimate outdoor dining venue. Inside, this Coronado San Diego restaurant features two private dining venues.

The menu showcases the freshest Southland Coastal Cuisine, with selections from Santa Ynez to Cabo San Lucas.

Enjoy our “As You Wish” Tasting Menu, a unique menu offering which allows the guest to create thier own dining adventure by selecting four options from throughout the menu.

1500 Ocean’s extensive wine list features old classics and new treasures with a focus on the ever emerging and delicious California wine country.
Casual elegant | Hotel parking
Dining 5:30pm-10:00pm Tuesday through Saturday Sunset Bar Open 5:00pm-11:00pm Tuesday through Saturday | 619.522.8525

94th Aero Squadron – San Diego
American | Kearny Mesa | $30 and under | 8885 Balboa Ave (MAP)
For over 30 years, one of San Diego’s landmark dining destinations and one of the most unique and memorable restaurants you will ever find. Located inside a replica of a World War I French farmhouse decorated with fascinating military memorabilia, antiques, and aviation relics, the restaurant overlooks Montgomery Field Airport, and has a cozy and romantic ambiance, with large stone fireplaces intimate booths, and beautiful views. The extensive menu features mid-western aged beef and the freshest seafood. Here you will find USDA Choice & Prime Beef steaks, slow-roasted Angus prime rib, succulent lobster tail, fresh fish, rack of lamb, veal, chicken, pasta dishes, and fabulous desserts. Their famous Champagne Brunch is currently the #1 Sunday Brunch in the city on AOL’s CityGuide poll and is not to be missed. Beautiful outdoor patios, a very popular Happy Hour, and excellent banquet facilities help make the 94th Aero Squadron one of the great dining experiences in all of San Diego.
Casual | Private lot
Lunch: Monday – FRiday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm -11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 9:00am – 3:00pm | 858.560.6771

Alchemy Restaurant
Contemporary American | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 1503 30th Street (MAP)
Alchemy is a modern American cuisine restaurant located in the hip, up-and-coming neighborhood of South Park along the burgeoning 30th Street “Restaurant Row.” Executive Chef Ricardo Heredia has created an approachable and creative menu for dinner and brunch alike that draw on his childhood influences as well as techniques and flavors from various cultures around the world. The fundamental foundation of Alchemy’s food lies in the fresh, high-quality produce, poultry and meats delivered daily, much of which is purveyed locally. The restaurant has compiled an innovative wine list of over 100 different bottles and 22 wines by the glass. Our craft cocktail menu is classic in nature with a modern twist. The restaurant also serves up several unique culinary events including Wednesday evening’s Vegetarian Tasting Menu and Silent Sunday’s, held the first Sunday of each month, where Alchemy pays tribute to the traditional speakeasy with silent films and Prohibition-era cocktails.
Casual dining | Street parking
Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm (Bar open all day)
Lunch: Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 12:00pm (Bar Menu), 5:00pm – 11:00pm (Dinner menu), Friday – Saturday: 4:00pm – 1:00am (Bar Menu), 5:00pm – 11:00pm (Dinner menu) | 619.255.0616

Cosmopolitan Restaurant
American, Seafood, Mexican | Old Town | $30 and under | 2660 Calhoun St. (MAP)
The Old Town Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant embodies the definition cosmopolitan, but we’ve taken it a step further and included the span of history and time in our offerings. Our goal at the Cosmo is to artfully combine the past with the present, melding the modern palate with historical foods of 1870s San Diego. Our menu promises a journey through time creating modern dishes from historic ingredients. Al fresco dining is de rigueur at the Cosmo, but indoor service is available in the Sala. For intimate gatherings or back-room-deal making, we recommend the Bandini Room – where Juan Bandini’s original four-foot-thick adobe walls will ensure privacy from within and without and where Chef has private access from the kitchen.
Casual dining | Public lot
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Daily Lunch: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm | 619.297.1874

Cowboy Star
Contemporary American | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 640 10th Ave. (MAP)
As a new addition to the East Village neighborhood of San Diego, Cowboy Star is dedicated to providing an unmatched attention to detail and a level of service that immediately sets us apart. Cowboy Star guests are the number one priority and guest satisfaction is the base upon which our entire concept is built. Our level of service is only matched by our celebration of regional American heirloom recipes offered with genuine neighborly hospitality. We are committed to supporting local and regional farmers, fishers and producers by cooking food that recaptures the simple and pure tastes found in locally grown, natural and organic ingredients. We strive to raise awareness of a more sustainable food future, while helping to restore a sense of community that brings us back to a more homegrown time. The Cowboy Star Menu features the finest in select natural products including Meyer Ranch all natural beef from the nation’s leading Certified Humane Angus herd.
Casual elegant | Public lot
Lunch: Tuesday – Friday: 11:00am – 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm | 619.450.5880

Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar
Contemporary American | Downtown/Gaslamp | $1 to $50 | 802 5th Ave. (MAP)
Croce’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar, a popular Gaslamp landmark, and a tribute to singer-songwriter Jim Croce, offers Contemporary American Cuisine, a Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List and Live Music Nightly.
Fine dining | Valet
Dinner: Monday – Sunday: 5:00pm – 12:00am
Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 2:30pm Stealing Home Menu 2-courses $30, 3-courses $35 from 5pm-6:30pm | 619.233.4355

Donovan’s Circle Of Fifths
Contemporary American, Tapas | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 333 5th Ave. (MAP)
Donovan’s Circle of Fifths is a martini lounge with live entertainment and a small bite menu. Located in the Gaslamp District of San Diego, we provide a venue to relax, enjoy a great cocktail or glass of wine, light fare and live background music.
Casual elegant | Valet
Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm – 11:00pm | 619.906.4850

Firefly at the Dana Mission Bay
Contemporary American | Mission Bay | $30 and under | 1710 W Mission Bay Drive (MAP)
With a contemporary atmosphere and innovative cuisine unique to the California region, Firefly is the perfect destination for a relaxing meal or an end-of-the-day cocktail. Beautiful views of Mission Bay and Sea World’s summer fireworks are available from all outdoor and most indoor tables. An excellent choice for a group or a romantic evening for two. Chef Craig Jimenez, a San Diego native, creatively presents the area’s best seasonal, local ingredients in a modern style that is sure to please a variety of tastes. Many items are designed to be shared. We offer over forty wines by the glass, wine and local micro brew tasting flights, and happy hour everyday from 3:30pm-7pm. See our calendar of events for wine/beer dinners and daily specials. Visiting us reminds you why it’s so good to be in San Diego. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Casual dining | Street parking
Dinner: Everyday 3:30pm – 9pm Cocktails: Everyday 3:30pm – 10pm Happy Hour: Everyday 3:30pm – 7pm | 619.225.2125

Indigo Grill
Northwest/Fusion | Little Italy | $30 and under | 1536 India Street (MAP)
The food will reflect cuisines that originated in a simpler time with a modern adaptation. We will feature a community table where family and new friends can congregate in an inviting atmosphere. A warm and rustic feeling with ritual and spiritual undertones.
Casual dining | Street parking
Sunday – Thursday Dinner: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday Dinner: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, We will not be taking web reservations after 9:00pm | 619.234.6802

La Playa Bistro
American/Californian | Point Loma | $30 and under | 1005 Rosecarns (MAP)
La Playa Bistro, named for the historic Point Loma neighborhood in which it resides, exudes a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere where friends and family can gather to enjoy everything from a hearty breakfast accompanied by the perfect cappuccino, to a healthy lunch that will keep your day going smoothly, through happy hour, where a delicious glass of wine from our extensive international wine list hits the spot every time. Finally, you can look forward to a seasonally inspired dinner created by our kitchen and presented through our exceptionally knowledgeable food-hosts. La Playa bistro is open Tuesday through Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our goal is to offer exciting, fresh, local flavors and various interpretations on classic American comfort foods, all prepared and served with passion. We invite you to come in and get to know the locals over an ice cold beer and stay for a truly memorable experience. La Playa Bistro delivers amazing value for money every time.
Casual dining | Private lot
Open 7 Days a Week Dinner: Monday – Sunday 5:00pm to Close Happy Hour: Monday – Friday 4:00pm to 6:00pm Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 8:00am – 3:00 Closed: Monday – Friday till 4:00pm | 619.546.9500

Lael’s Restaurant
American | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 1 Market Place (MAP)
Bright, cheerful colors, comfortable seating and views of the garden and marina set the tone for a delightful dining experience. Join the family for a relaxing meal on our outdoor patio while planning another exciting day of activities in America’s Finest City. The spacious setting of our indoor tables allows you to easily convene with colleagues or entertain a client while enjoying Lael’s Grand Breakfast Buffet.
Casual dining | Hotel parking
Breakfast: Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 11:00am Saturday and Sunday, 6:30am to 12:00 Noon | 619.232.1234

Quarter Kitchen
Contemporary American, Californian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 600 F St. (MAP)
Experience celebrated local, regional cuisine in the warm and elegant atmosphere of the Quarter Kitchen. Now part of the Hyatt family as the new Andaz San Diego Hotel, the bar has been raised even higher as this historical property is further refined with the innovative and personal touch of the Andaz brand. Whether the evening calls for a quiet dinner for two over a bottle of wine or a bachelorette celebration with dancing to follow, the Quarter Kitchen will serve up a night to remember. Located a block away from the main drag of the Gaslamp Quarter, we offer a serene atmosphere early in the week and a high energy party to wrap the week up. We welcome you to come experience our new outlook for yourselves.
Casual elegant | Valet
Breakfast (on rooftop starting 5/9/10): Monday – Friday: 6:30- 11:00am Lunch (on rooftop starting 5/9/10): Monday – Friday: 11:00 – 2pm Saturday & Sunday: Rooftop Breakfast/Brunch 6:30am – 2pm Lunch (on rooftop starting 5/9/2010): Monday – Friday 11:00am – 2pm Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 6:00pm – 10:00pm Friday and Saturday 6:00pm – 11:00pm | 619.814.2000

R Gang Eatery
Contemporary American | Hillcrest | $30 and under | 3683 5th Ave. (MAP)
Born from an idea that great food can be gourmet without being pretentious, and eating it should always be fun, R Gang is changing the fine dining dynamic with food & fun. We believe that what you put in your mouth is just as important as what comes out “oooohs, ahhhs, yums” and big belly laughs included.
Casual dining | Valet
Brunch: Friday – Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday – Thursday 11:00am – 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm | 619.677.2845

Rock Bottom Brewery – San Diego
Contemporary American | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 401 G St. (MAP)
Rock Bottom is an exciting, lively restaurant and brewery featuring an eclectic menu at an affordable price. The service is friendly and energetic. Quality ingredients, talent, passion and innovation work hand in hand to bring fresh handcrafted beers with distinctive flavor from our on-site brewery.
Casual dining | Street parking
Lunch: Monday – Sunday: 11:30am – 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm | 619.231.7000

American | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 611 5th Ave. (MAP)
New American Classic Cuisine

Emphasizing approachable and unpretentious food paired with specialty cocktails and unique brews from award-winning Chef Brian Malarkey, past finalist on Bravo’s “Top Chef 3 Miami” and host of TLC special, “Mega Bites”.
Casual elegant | Valet
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm | 619.233.7327

Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado
American, Californian | Coronado | $30 and under | 1500 Orange Ave. (MAP)
Sheerwater offers California coastal cuisine: regional specialties that emphasize bold flavor, tantalizing spices and seasonally inspired menus. Signature entrees are prepared in the exhibition oven. A special children’s menu includes original takes on traditional childhood favorites. The bar offers signature margaritas, blended tropical drinks and California ‘s premier wines. Serving breakfast, lunch, cocktails, light fare and dinner daily.
Casual dining | Hotel parking
Open daily for Breakfast 7:00am – 11:00am, Lunch 11:30am – 3:00pm and Dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm | 619.522.8490

Suite & Tender
American | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 1047 5th Ave. (MAP)
Suite & Tender Restaurant, features the cuisine of Executive Chef Anthony Calamari.

Chef Calamari has introduced a reinvented menu featuring affordable American Bistro cuisine, skillfully and artfully prepared with fresh, seasonal, California-grown ingredients.
Casual elegant | Valet
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 10:30am
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am – 11:30am

Bar/ Lounge:
12:00pm-Close | 619.515.3003

Contemporary American | Hillcrest | $30 and under | 3390 Vemont (MAP)
Tucked away in the community of Hillcrest, Terra Restaurant and Chef/Owner Jeff Rossman have an ongoing commitment to innovative American cuisine. The kitchen combines Latin, Mexican, Caribbean, Hawaiian and other regional influences from the United States. There are many Small Plates to share or to have instead of a meal or savor a more traditional pasta or entrée. Specialties include Coconut Dusted Crab Cakes, Steamed Carlsbad Black Mussels, Chipotle Marinated Skirt Steak, Pumpkin Raviolis and Lobster Macaroni ‘n Cheese. This neighborhood restaurant, with subtle earth tones and a cherry wood bar, offers the perfect combination of sophistication and casual elegance. The team’s ambition at Terra is to create a relaxed and casual atmosphere to enjoy great food & wine, without the pretentiousness & stuffiness of fine dining. We have a comfortable patio for outdoor dining and don’t forget to bring your well-behaved dogs for the k-9 menu.
Casual elegant | Street parking
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30am-2:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday – Sunday – 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday – Saturday 5:00pm – 10:00pm | 619.293.7088

The Glass Door at The Porto Vista Hotel
Contemporary American, Californian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 1835 Columbia Street (MAP)
The Glass Door Restaurant Lounge is on the top floor of the new Porto Vista Hotel in the beautiful Little Italy neighborhood of downtown San Diego. The panoramic views of the San Diego Harbor and City skyline are visible from every table in this New American Cuisine restaurant. Floor to ceiling glass doors stretch 120 feet across the restaurant with 20 outdoor seats to enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather. Chef Brent Calley has created a menu that is sure to please every palate whether you are interested in breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, dinner, or our popular everyday Sunset Happy Hour! 40 handmade artisan Moroccan lanterns adorn the ceiling of the restaurant providing a soft and colorful ambiance at night allowing the beautiful City and Pt. Loma lights to visually entertain our guests. Our swanky, yet cozy ambiance has become a local favorite spot. Private Dining and meeting facilities are available for parties from 10 to 300!
Casual elegant | Hotel parking
Breakfast daily from 6:30am – 10:30am daily. Weekend Brunch 10:30am – 3pm. Sunset Happy Hour from 3pm – 6pm 7 days a week! Dinner service 5pm – 10pm daily. Friday Happy Hour starts at noon until 6pm. Free Valet Parking with validation. | 619.564.3755

The Restaurant at W
Contemporary American | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 421 W. B Street (MAP)
set in the W fashion…

the look: A sleek minimalist room with its soaring ceilings and polished concrete floors sets the tone for what will be an experience of sight, sound, and savor. Design accents abound with the modern feel of a gallery with touches of softness to disarm the guests and allow them to submit to the scene…

the fare: An interpretation of “contemporary world cuisine” sets the cuisine of the W’s signature restaurant apart form the rest. Expect a diverse range of flavors-eclectic in nature yet with a thread of cohesiveness creating a sensory experience unparallel in any one type of fare. Borrowing from flavors around the world, the food is layered with clean bright flavors with unexpected combinations yielding exceptional results…

In the case that you need to cancel a reservation please give us a 24 hour notice or a $55 cancellation fee will be applied.
Casual elegant | Valet
Monday – Friday : 6:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday-Thursday: 5:30 PM-10:00
Friday-Saturday: 5:30-11:00 | 619.398.3082

Urban Bar & Grill
Contemporary American | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 827 5th Ave. (MAP)
Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, Urban Bar and Grill is a fresh look at contemporary cuisine at a great value for everyone. In addition to offering a delicious menu, we are the perfect place for an after office happy hour or gathering of friends. The chic urban environment is ideal for having a glass of wine with the girls or catching a game on one of our high definition televisions with friends! Our entire menu is created in house with the freshest ingredients to ensure a fantastic dining experience. From delicious starters and fresh salads to inventive burgers and sandwiches to pizzas, pastas and grilled meats to mouth-watering seafood – our culinary team promises something for everyone to enjoy! -Patio and Window Seating Available-
Casual dining | Street parking
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 4:00pm – 12:00am | 619.235.8700

Urban Solace
Contemporary American | North Park | $30 and under | 3823 30th St. (MAP)
Join us at Urban Solace Restaurant, featuring New American Comfort Food and a fantastic selection of West Coast wines, handcrafted beer and a full selection of liquor. We are located in the heart of North Park’s “Restaurant Row”, near bustling neighborhoods of Hillcrest, South Park and University Heights, and just north of Downtown San Diego and Balboa Park. We are open seven days a week and feature our famous “Bluegrass Brunch” every Sunday. Reservations are generally only for the interior dining room. The patio is reserved for walk-in guests. On special occasions such as New Years Eve and Valentines Day, the patio is used for reservations as well. If you do not want to sit outside, please call the restaurant once you have made your reservation online.
Casual dining | Street parking
Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:30am – 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:45pm | 619.295.6464

Vela at Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Contemporary American, International | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 327 5th Ave. (MAP)
There’s something special about the coast that draws people to want to live near it, travel to it and celebrate it. One lives for satisfaction and finds it in simple things. Throughout the world’s coastal resort destinations eateries thrive on the finest products, grown locally where “from farm to fork” is a way of life. At Vela diners will enjoy the freshest meats, daily caught fish, locally grown market produce and home baked artisan breads served with casual excellence. Vela is taking its culinary inspiration from the shores of Mediterranean coastal environments of the world while featuring products from our own “Mediterranean” San Diego County and California. Vela’s focus is on the use of the freshest, seasonal, local and sustainable products available to achieve modern interpretations of classic culinary traditions from the most desired coastlines of the planet. From breakfast and lunch to dinner, Vela will surprise you at every turn.
Fine dining | Valet
Breakfast: Monday – Sunday: 6:30am – 11:00am
Lunch: Monday – Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday – Sunday: 5:30pm – 10:30pm | 619.321.4284

Current – Coronado Island Marriott Resort
Californian | Coronado | $30 and under | 2000 Second Street (MAP)
Current Restaurant provides resort guests and locals a relaxing dining experience in an atmosphere of contemporary comfort. Savor California Coastal Cuisine, the perfect balance of taste and wellness. Local flavors abound at Current. Our Chef focuses on fresh, organic and farm raised menu items and features. For a low fat lunch option try the Grilled Shrimp and fresh mozzarella with red and yellow tomatoes, mixed greens, balsamic dressing and a splash of sweet chili sauce. The Ancho Cabbage Chicken Breast temps at dinner time with tomatillo-chorizo, chili beans and quick sautéed spinach. Dine alfresco on the patio and take in the panoramic views of beautiful San Diego Bay and the abundant California sunshine and afternoon breeze. Located in the Coronado Island Marriott Resort, Current serves innovative menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Casual dining | Hotel parking
Breakfast: Monday – Sunday: 6:30am – 11:30am
Lunch: Monday – Sunday: 11:30am – 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday – Sunday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm | 619.435.3000

Dobson’s Bar & Restaurant
Californian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 956 Broadway Circle (MAP)
Dobson’s Bar and Restaurant is a hidden treasure in the heart of Downtown San Diego/Gaslamp Quarter. For the last 26 years, this has been the hot spot for business lunches and frequented by many local and nationwide celebrities. Paul Dobson, the namesake for Dobson’s bar and restaurant, is one of America’s few professional Bullfighters. The food is California cuisine with a touch of Italian, French, Spanish and Asian cuisine. One thing that both local San Diegans and Zagat can agree on is that this is one of the top restaurants in San Diego. Due to the limited seating and popularity, reservations are highly recommended. Owner Paul Dobson “works a room better than Sinatra”, which explains why this “local tradition” downtown remains, “after all these years”, a “high-powered, hobnob spot”; the Cal kitchen “serves up delicious, innovative food, along with old standbys” (“have the mussel bisque and think of heaven”).
Casual elegant | Street parking
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm | 619.231.6771

Grant Grill
Californian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 326 Broadway (MAP)
Nestled in the heart of San Diego’s most iconic luxury hotel, the Grant Grill is a haven of playful sophistication, seductive settings and contemporary California cuisine. Art Deco influenced design infused with modern urban energy, the Grant Grill offers both graceful charm and an exquisite dining experience. Supple, mocha leather private booths and see-and- be-seen table seating in the dining room combine contemporary ambiance with stylish nods to the restaurant’s rich history. Chef de Cuisine Chris Kurth creates his signature seasonal dishes such as Mock Turtle Soup, Spiny Lobster and Venison Loin using only the freshest locally harvested ingredients. Meticulous attention to detail extends beyond the menu with an award winning wine list and classic cocktails prepared by the Grant Grill mixologists. Perfect for intimate dinners or parties of up to 140, The Grant Grill offers an incomparable blend of cuisine, service and atmosphere.
Fine dining | Valet
Breakfast: Sunday- Saturday: 6:30am – 11:00am / Brunch: Saturday& Sunday: 11:00am – 2:30pm / Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 2:30pm / Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:30pm / Happy Hour: Daily 4-8pm | 619.744.2077

Hornblower Cruises & Events – San Diego
Californian/American | Downtown/Gaslamp | $50 and over | 1800 North Harbor Drive (MAP)
The celebration begins the moment you step aboard. Imagine an elegant yacht, mouth-watering menu, spectacular views and the attentive staff that has made Hornblower Cruises & Events California’s most celebrated fleet of dining and entertainment yachts for the last 30 years. Enjoy a delicious menu prepared fresh onboard by our chefs. Hornblower offers the following cruises: Nightly Dinner Dance Cruises sail from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruises sail on Sunday from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Nightly Dinner Dance Cruise Sunday thru Friday $69.95 plus tax and gratuity. Saturday $76.95 plus tax and gratuity. 3 hour cruise includes boarding champagne, 3 course seated dinner and dj.

Champagne Brunch Cruise $52.95 plus tax and gratuity. 2 hour cruise, free flowing champagne, elaborate brunch buffet and harbor tour narration on outer deck.

Holidays and Special Events, prices and details vary based on cruise. Visit our website for more information.
Casual elegant | Public lot
Dinner: Monday – Sunday, Boarding 6:30pm. 7pm-10pm Cruise Brunch: Sunday, Boarding 10:30am. 11am-1pm Cruise | 619.686.8700

Jimmy Love’s
Californian/American | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 672 5th Ave. (MAP)
Jimmy Love”s is a classic American restaurant, bar, and nightclub featuring live music 7 nights a week. We feature live jazz and blues from 6:30-11:00pm Sunday-Thursday, on Friday and Saturday we offer top 40 dance music from 10pm-2am. Our menu consists of contemporary cuisine featuring steak, seafood, pasta, pizza, soups and salads, as well as a variety of appetizers.
Casual dining | Public lot
Dinner: Daily: 5:00PM – 2:00AM | 619.595.0123

Jsix Restaurant
Californian, Organic/Vegetarian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 616 J St. (MAP)
Adjacent to Hotel Solamar, Jsix Restaurant is a bustling gathering place, perfect for meeting friends for dinner, sharing a glass of wine and an appetizer, or delighting in an enjoyable dinner for two. Chef Christian Graves menu features sustainable cuisine, showcasing fresh, innovative, seasonal foods, area farms, and an exciting wine selection. A perfect complement to chef Graves creative menu, the dining room, designed by Puccini Restaurant Group in San Francisco, offers an exotic, sensual ambiance, blending different cultural influences, mirroring the diversity of the area. Visit LOUNGEsix, a 13,000 sq. ft. rooftop world of its own, with palm trees, private cabanas, fire pits, and 120 seat bar and grill.
Casual dining | Valet
Breakfast: Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 10:30am. Brunch: Saturday – Sunday, 7:00am – 2:30pm. Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:30am – 2:30pm. Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday, 5:00pm – 11:00pm. | 619.531.8744

Kensington Grill
Californian, American | Kensington | $30 and under | 4055 Adams Ave. (MAP)
In business since 1995, this award-winning restaurant features rustic American comfort food. A hip neighborhood eatery in the heart of historic Kensington, this sophisticated yet intimate restaurant is just five minutes from Mission Valley and ten minutes from downtown. Consistently named San Diego’s favorite neighborhood restaurant, the Grill is also the winner of the California Restaurant Association’s “Best Neighborhood Dining” Gold Medallion Award, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008.
Casual elegant | Public lot
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm | 619.281.4014

Marble Room
Californian, American | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 535 5th Ave. (MAP)
Madame Cora’s Marble Room offers a unique historic view into the colorful and risqué past of the Gaslamp Quarter. The decor pays om age to Madame Cora’s historic brothel and saloon that was once a popular attraction in the red light district of The Gaslamp Quarter. Executive Chef Bill Sauer has created an all American menu of hand cut steaks, fresh seafood, gourmet burgers and more. Our world-class wine list and adventurous signature cocktail menu are a perfect fit for this fun, casual, sexy, restaurant and lounge. We also feature live music ranging from rock-n-roll to blues to a sing a long piano player.
Casual elegant | Street parking
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:30pm – 11:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 1:00am | 619.702.5595

Market Cafe at Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Californian | Coronado | $30 and under | 2321 5th Ave. (MAP)
Market Café at Loews Coronado Bay Resort features casual California cuisine in a relaxed indoor and outdoor setting overlooking the resort’s beautiful marina. Regional dishes highlight the bounty of California including salads, sandwiches, and fish tacos as well as a great selection of classic comfort foods. And be sure to join us for Breakfast at Loews, our unique take on the most important meal of the day.
Casual dining | Valet
Breakfast: Monday – Sunday: 7:00am – 11:00am
Lunch: Monday – Sunday: 11:00am – 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday – Sunday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm | 619.424.4444

Red Marlin Waterfront Restaurant Bar and Terrace
Californian, American | Mission Bay | $31 to $50 | 1441 Quivira Road (MAP)
Located on beautiful Mission Bay, Red Marlin boasts some of the most amazing bayside dining and views in all of San Diego, with a fresh and sophisticated menu by Chef de Cuisine Danny Bannister. Choose from several dining options, including the open-air terrace with a cozy fire pits, the hip indoor and outdoor bar, several private dining rooms – a great choice for executive dinners after meetings- and the ultra-chic Red Marlin Chef’s Table. Located in the heart of the restaurant with its own built-in fire pit and extensively stocked wine wall, the Chef’s Table offers communal or private dining. Reserve this exclusive table for a wedding rehearsal dinner or choose the romantic outdoor terrace overlooking the bay. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon appetizer, a celebratory feast, a post-dinner sweet or a sunset cocktail, our restaurant delivers it all with grand coastal resort style. Join us anytime of the day from breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night cocktails.
Casual elegant | Hotel parking
Breakfast: Monday through Friday 6:30am to 11:30am Weekends 6:30am to 12:00 noon Lunch: Monday through Friday 11:30am to 3:00pm Weekends 12:00 noon to 3:00pm Dinner: 5:00pm to 10:00pm, daily Lounge: Sunday through Thursday 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday 12 noon to 10:00 pm | 619.221.4868

Soleil @k – San Diego Marriott Gaslamp
Californian, Contemporary American | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 660 K st. (MAP)
With floor to ceiling windows and glass panel doors that disappear into the walls, the restaurant has a breezy, fresh-air feel and panorama view of people parading from the energetic East Village to the gregarious Gaslamp District.
Casual elegant | Hotel parking
Breakfast: Daily, 6:30am – 10:30am. Lunch: Daily, 11:30am – 1:30pm. Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Friday – Saturday, 5:30pm – 10pm | 619.446.6088

Organic, Californian, American | Mission Hills | $30 and under | 3175 India St. (MAP)
Starlite features hard-to-find spirits, local food, & unique cocktails. Starlite “cooks with a conscience”. We use as much local product as possible. Locally grown vegetables: About 90% of Starlite’s produce is locally and/or organically grown. Meat from animals (in as many cases as possible) that have been responsibly raised without the use of hormones. Seafood that is, in majority, regionally and/or sustainably harvested. House-made Sausages, Desserts, Pastries, and Birthday Cakes. Starlite feels the quality these measures provides is both noticeable and worth the expense. We hope you feel the same way. Starlite is proud to support the following local business, artisans, and farmers… La Milpa Organica, Escondido Crow’s Pass, Temecula Better Half Shell, San Diego Hamilton Meats, San Diego People’s Organic Foods Co-Op Schaner Farms, Valley Center Sage Mt. Farm, Hemet HAPPY HOUR Mon-Sat 5-7PM (Early Cocktails @ 4PM on Fridays!)
Casual elegant | Street parking
Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 12:00am, Sunday: 6:00pm – 12:00am | 619.358.9766

Stingaree San Diego
Californian, Italian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 454 6th Ave. (MAP)
“We are committed to using the very finest local and imported organic ingredients in our cuisine. Our preparation reflects old world styles with a warm modern vibe.”
Casual elegant | Street parking
Dinner: Tuesday – Thursday: 5:00pm, Friday & Saturday 6:00pm – midnight, Sunday & Monday – Closed | 619.544.9500

The Melting Pot – Gaslamp Quarter
Fondue | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 901 Fifth Avenue (MAP)
Come in and experience fondue at the Gaslamp Quarter’s latest edition. Please check out our online menu to find your favorite selections. We look forward to serving you!
Casual elegant | Valet
Dinner: Monday through Sunday 5-10 pm (Friday and Saturday 5-11 pm) | 619.234.5554

Bleu Bohème
French | Kensington | $30 and under | 4090 Adams Ave. (MAP)
The fundamental idea of Bleu Boheme is to provide its guests with a unique dining alternative, an experience that will fulfill each customer with a sense of well-being and happiness. Our formula is simple, yet complete with great design, ambiance, comfort, caring employees, great food, and most importantly, a great value to insure each guest happiness and return to Bleu Boheme.
Casual elegant | Private lot
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm | 619.255.4167

Chez Loma
French | Coronado | $30 and under | 1132 Loma Ave. (MAP)
Chez Loma has proudly been serving Coronado for over 32 years. We are located in the Carey Hizar House (circa 1889), a Coronado historical landmark. We are located within walking distance to beautiful downtown Coronado, the Hotel del Coronado and the beach. Our award winning menu has appeared in many national and local media. Our food is made with the finest local ingredients and carefully selected imported products.
Fine dining | Street parking
Dinner: Tuesday – Sunday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm | 619.435.0661

Currant Brasserie
French/Contemporary American | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 140 W Broadway (MAP)
Playful French food with American ingenuity and soul. Catering to the sophisticated in a casual environment. Menus that evoke the seasons of the year and allow our guests to experience them through culinary delights.
Casual elegant | Street parking
LOUNGE: Monday – Friday: 2:30pm – 12:00am Saturday – Sunday: 12:00pm – 12:00am DINING ROOM: (LUNCH) Monday – Friday 11:00am – 2:30pm (DINNER) Monday-Sunday 5:00pm – 10:00pm | 619.702.6309

French | Banker’s Hill | $30 and under | 495 Laurel Street (MAP)
With a name referring to the six-sided shape of France, Hexagone offers a culinary tour of that country with an extensive menu that blends traditional French dishes with updated California cuisine. Hexagone’s menu is one of the largest of any French restaurant in San Diego, offering 20 appetizers and more than 20 entrees at reasonable prices. With a commitment to offering “great French food at an affordable price,” Hexagonehas staffed its kitchen with a top chef who combines his unique talents to create a menu with something for everyone.
Casual dining | Public lot
Lunch: Monday – Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday – Sunday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm Happy Hour: Monday – Sunday: 3:30pm – 7:00pm | 619.236.0467

La Bastide Bistro
French | Scripps Ranch | $30 and under | 10006 Scripps Ranch Blvd. #104 (MAP)
La Bastide offers Country French cuisine with a contemporary flair. You will do a Tour de France enjoying such delicacies as our famous moules marinieres, salmon papillotes, coq au vin, duck confit, crème brulee, or crepes suzettes prepared by our well known chef de cuisine Barry Coalson. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail at the bar. The atmosphere is very relaxing and casual, no dress code enforced. Silver Fork Award, Best French Restaurant SignonSanDiego, ….

“I am looking forward to welcoming you at my restaurant.” – Gilles Fougeres, Owner.
Casual dining | Private lot
Lunch: Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 4:00pm. Dinner: Monday – Saturday, 4:00pm – 10:00pm | 858.577.0033

Mistral Restaurant
Contemporary French | Coronado | $31 to $51 | 4000 Loews Coronado Bay Rd. (MAP)
The new Mistral at Loews Coronado Bay Resort is an innovative dining experience that delivers a remarkable journey of flavor. Fifth generation French Chef Patrick Ponsaty creates modern French cuisine that is prepared with brilliant technique, yet rooted in authenticity. The result is robust, intense flavors in every dish on the menu with influences from throughout Europe’s Mediterranean coast. It includes items such as Sautéed Wild Sea Bass, Beef Tenderloin, and Lobster Risotto – all served with herbs from the resort’s garden. The wine list reveals undiscovered treasures that are both interesting and affordable. Dramatic floor to ceiling windows allow for sweeping views from every table – spectacular sunsets over the Pacific, breathtaking vistas of Coronado Bay and the glittering San Diego skyline. Against this captivating backdrop, an evening of discovery begins in anticipation and ends in exhilaration.
Casual elegant | Hotel valet
Tuesday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:30pm Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm Reservations strongly recommended. Last seating 1 1/2 hours before closing. | 619.424.4000

The WineSellar & Brasserie
Contemporary French | Sorrento Mesa | $31 to $50 | 9550 Waples St. Suite 115 (MAP)
The Brasserie offers an intimate atmosphere with a seasonal, contemporary French menu. We bring together cuisine, an award-winning wine list and a talented staff to reward you with an exquisite fine-dining experience. With your meal enjoy a bottle from The WineSellar or choose a wine from our list. Either way, you’ll find an outstanding selection and a price well below the typical restaurant mark-up.
Casual elegant | Public lot
Lunch: Thursday – Saturday: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 9:00pm | 619.450.9557

Bandar Restaurant
Persian, Mediterranean | Shelter Island | $30 and under | 845 4th Ave. (MAP)
Bandar” is the proud recipient of the Best Persian Cuisine Awards from 1996 – 2009. This spirited restaurant offers a classic menu blend with a warm and elegant ambiance.

What the critics have to say………

“If I had to choose only one restaurant in town in which to eat at every night this might be the one.”
- Eleanor Widmer

“The best chicken I have had all year long was at Bandar.”
- Stephen Silverman-KPBS Radio

“Paradise found! Bandar offers Persian cuisine in historic downtown site.”
- Jack White-SD Business Journal
“Bandar – a taste of Persian Perfection.”
- Robin Kleven-Union Tribune

“Like any good Persian restaurant Bandar has it all.”
- Stephen Silverman

“Bandar is a tasty adventure in the Gaslamp.”
- Andy and Tina Rathbone-SD Daily Transcript

“Dining in elegance, indoctrinate yourselves to the culinary joy of Persian cuisine.”
- Sue Garson-La Jolla Light
Casual dining | Private lot
Lunch: Sunday – Saturday: 11:30am – 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 3:00pm – 10:30pm, Friday – Saturday: 3:00pm – 11:30pm | 619.238.0101

Bertrand at Mister A’s
Continental, Mediterranean | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $51 | 2550 Fifth Avenue, Ste 406. (MAP)
You’re just a few minutes from downtown San Diego; take the elevator to the top floor. You won’t believe your eyes! Huge jetliners sweep past at eye level. Our beautiful city’s skyline, San Diego Bay; why settle for just on ocean’s view when you can see the entire city from one vantage point.
Casual dining | Valet
Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:30am – 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday – Friday, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Saturday – Sunday, 5:000pm – 9:30pm | 619.239.1377

Gourmet India
Indian/Vegetarian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 810 4th Ave. (MAP)
Gourmet India with its unique blend of spices and diverse styles of cooking of different Indian states has always served the best gourmet indian food and is now one of the most sought after food across San Diego Downtown. Experience a world of tastes, exotic, and diverse, yet unique to the original flavor!
Casual elegant | Public lot
Lunch: Monday – Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 3:00pm – 02:00am, Friday – Saturday: 3:00pm -03.00 am | 619.702.7067

Humphreys Restaurant
Global | Point Loma | $31 to $50 | 2241 Shelter Island Drive (MAP)
Long regarded in San Diego and abroad as one of the city’s finest waterfront restaurants, Humphreys Restaurant features Modern Global Cuisine at its finest and overlooks the marina on beautiful San Diego Bay. After dinner, dance the night away in our adjacent Backstage Music Club to the finest live entertainment San Diego has to offer. Reservations made online are for the dining room only. Sunday Brunch: $39.95 for Adults $16 for Children 4-12 If you want to enjoy the live jazz during your brunch, the reservation can not be made online.
Casual elegant | Public lot
Breakfast: Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 11:00am Saturday, 7:00am – 11:am. Brunch: Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm. Lunch: Monday-Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm. Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, 5:30pm – 9:00pm Friday – Saturday, 5:30pm – 10:00pm | 619.224.3577

Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern | Hillcrest | $30 and under | 3940 4th Ave. (MAP)
SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE CRITIC’S CHOICE AWARD (David Nelson).LIVING IN STYLE MAGAZINE TOP FIVE NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANTS (Frank Sabatini).”Ideal neighborhood restaurant” Naomi Wise(SAN DIEGO READER). At Kous Kous both the cuisine and the atmosphere are sexy and exotic, and the staff is wonderfully unpretentious. You find a spacious Bistro style room with a small lounge. Hanging Moroccan lanterns cast lacy shadows like butterfly-wing patterns onto the ceiling, and world music plays softly in the background. The food is delicious, authentic and healthful. Chef/owner Moumen Nouri cooks up a selection of foolproof meats,seafood,vegetarian Tagines, brochettes. A wonderful list of spices and herbs infused Moroccan Tapas compliment the menu.
Casual dining | Public lot
Dinner: Everyday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm | 619.295.5560

Muzita Abyssinian Bistro
Ethiopian | University Heights | $30 and under | 4651 Park Ave. (MAP)
Muzita Bistro is an award winning chic and cozy restaurant featuring exotic flavors and cooking traditions of Eritrea/Ethiopia, combined with our signature Hospitality. Muzita’s Head Chef, my MOM, creates the most exciting and inviting dishes using only the freshest and authentic ingredients reminiscent of the old country.

Our guests return because Muzita offers an energizing experience for all five senses and our unmatched hospitality
Casual dining | Street parking
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm | 619.546.7900

Panda Inn – San Diego
Asian, Chinese | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 506 Horton Plaza (MAP)
Panda Inn began with a vision to create timeless Mandarin and Szechwan dishes with an innovative style. At Panda Inn, the variety of delicious entrees celebrates remarkable history and the authentic taste of China¡¦s regional flavors. Panda Inn continues to carry on that tradition by practicing the Chinese art of balancing taste and textures that will delight the senses. In addition to the delectable Chinese cuisines, our restaurants offer a fine selection of wines, beers and an exotic blend of signature cocktails.
Casual dining | Private lot
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 3:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm | 619.233-7800

Red Pearl Kitchen – Gaslamp
Asian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 440 J St. Suite 108 (MAP)
The Red Pearl Kitchen, where exotic meets cosmopolitan and authentic meets avant-garde, is a Contemporary Asian restaurant/bar/lounge, which blends 1940’s Shanghai glamour with the upscale, urban, fine-dining sensibility of the Domaine Restaurant Group.
Casual elegant | Valet
Sunday – Wednesday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Thursday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm | 619.231.1100

Tabule Restaurant & Bar
International | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 535 4th Ave. Fine dining | Street parking
Lunch: Saturday – Sunday: 2:00pm – 5:00pmDinner:Monday – Wednesday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Thursday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 1:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm | 619.238.0048

The Prado at Balboa Park
Continental, Mediterranean | Balboa Park, Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 1549 El Prado (MAP)
Just minutes from downtown San Diego, the convention center, and Mission Valley. The Prado at Balboa Park is located in one of the parks most beautiful buildings. Under chef Jonathon Hale’s creative direction the Prado Restaurant has won honors as San Diego’s Best New Restaurant, has been named one of America’s top 10 restaurants by Gourmet Magazine, received the coveted “four star” award by the California Restaurant writers association. Continental cuisine paired with truly excellent service, unique ambiance, hand crafted decor and outdoor/indoor dining year round are just some of the reason’s why we’ve won “most romantic” and “best special occasion” restaurant.
Casual elegant | Valet
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm, Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm | 619.557.9441 ext. 1

Acqua Al 2 Ristorante
Italian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 322 5th Avenue (MAP)
The original restaurant was born in Florence in 1978, on Via dell’acqua, right next to the oldest museum of the world. The idea is to give an alternative to the traditional cooking. The passion for the creative Toscan cuisine using the finest and freshest ingredients, makes this one of the most loved restaurants in Florence. Tonight come and dine in the new culinary adventure guided by Martin in the Gaslamp Quarter.
Casual elegant | Street parking
Lunch, Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner, Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm | 619.230.0382

Asti Ristorante
Italian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 728 Fifth Avenue (MAP)
Asti Ristorante has been serving excellent Northern Italian cuisine in the Gaslamp Quarter for over eleven years. Our consistently fresh and tasty dishes have made us a local favorite. Come try our Mixed Seafood Grill over spicy pasta, or our tender filet mignon in brown peppercorn sauce. The atmosphere is warm, sophisticated, fine dining. The dining room has high ceilings, beautiful murals, and Italian pictures. Asti’s patio is enclosed for comfortable dining and people watching!
Casual elegant | Valet
Lunch Daily: 11:00am-3:30pm Dinner Nightly: 3:30pm-Closing Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 3:00pm | 619.208.7899

Baci Restaurant
Italian | Old Town | $31 to $50 | 1955 West Morena Blvd. (MAP)
Baci Ristorante offers diners a hint of old world Italian charm, with plush booths, white tablecloths, and gracious servers clad in tuxedos. While the decor is subtly modern, the menu is classic, celebrating Northern and Southern Italian cuisine. Specialties include classic pasta dishes, veal, and fresh seafood, with especially tempting daily specials offered by Executive Chef Domenico Alioto. In addition to the cuisine, the restaurant’s charming and welcoming features–include an extensive wine list, elegant patio setting, and romantic main dining room–have made Baci a consistent favorite among locals for over 30 years.
Fine dining | Private lot
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm | 619.757.7858

BICE – San Diego
Italian, Continental | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $51 | 425 Island Ave. (MAP)
Located in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, BICE diners immediately feel the welcoming atmosphere. A soft, muted color-palette accented with dark wood paneling is complemented by modern furniture that creates both a cozy and luxurious feel. The menu changes weekly and includes Antipasti courses such as a thinly sliced mosaic of octopus; fresh salmon, sea bass and tuna tartar. BICE is known for its homemade pastas and these will include veal ravioli in porcini sauce, potato gnocchi and BICE’s famous Pappardelle Al Telefono or wide ribbon pasta with cheese, basil and tomato sauce. Main courses will feature grilled New York steak sliced and served with arrugula, breaded veal Milanese chops pounded thin, and whole striped seabass roasted with garlic and rosemary on a bed of potatoes. As a special treat to guests who love the authentic taste of Italy, BICE features a sophisticated Cheese Bar which offers a variety of Italian cheeses and salumi plates.
Casual elegant | Street parking
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm | 619.239.2423

Charisma Cucina Italiana
Italian | Hillcrest | $30 and under | 142 University Ave. (MAP)
Charisma Cucina Italiana is an intimate, family-owned Italian restaurant, located in Hillcrest.
Casual dining | Street parking
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm – 10:00pm | 619.209.3636

Chianti Restaurant
Italian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 644 5th Ave. (MAP)
Chianti, Italy is located in Tuscany & is the largest wine-producing region in the country. It is nestled between the cities of Florence, Siena & Arezzo & is world renown for its art, wine-making & history. Our namesake was inspired by this great tradition of elegance & rustic simplicity.
The chefs of Chianti pride themselves in using the freshest, hand picked ingredients. Our guests enjoy a pleasant & refined atmosphere highlighted by a tiled entryway, plush seating, & beautiful Italian accents.
Chianti offers an extraordinary wine selection featuring both Californian & Italian Regional Wine. Our fully stocked bar provides a full range of liquors & after dinner drinks for your enjoyment.
-Patio & Window Seating Available-
Casual elegant | Public lot
Lunch: Daily: 11:00pm – 4:00pm
Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm – 11:30pm | 619.531.7464

Coronado Boathouse 1887
Seafood, Steak | Coronado | $30 and under | 1701 Strand Way (MAP)
The Coronado Boathouse 1887 Restaurant is located on Coronado Island; this historical building sits on the sparkling waters of the Glorietta Bay.. Built in 1887, the building was the original model for the world-famous Hotel Del Coronado, located directly across the street. The Coronado Boathouse may be reached by water taxi, the Coronado Bay bridge or via the Silver Strand. The Boathouse is open nightly seven days a week. The restaurant is available for daytime private group functions, weddings, wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. In addition to semi-private and private room rental the restaurant is also available for buyouts; our Banquet staff can provide further details. The Boathouse prides itself on creative and extensive menu ranging from U.S.D.A. Prime Steaks to Fresh Fish preparation like our Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut.
Casual dining | Private lot
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm Lunch: Friday-Sunday 11:30 – 2:00pm | 619.435.0155

CUCINA urbana
Italian/American | Banker’s Hill | $30 and under | 505 Laurel St. (MAP)
Welcome to CUCINA urbana, a casual Italian American Neighborhood Kitchen and Wine Shop located in the heart of Banker’s Hill. The menu highlights the cuisines of various Italian regions with a distinct California ‘farm to table’ flair for which the Urban Kitchen Group has become known. Chef Joe Magnanelli is excited to preview his Italian heritage and create dishes that are fresh, simple and seasonal. Items include: antipasti, artisan pizza, pasta and piatti. Enjoy wine by the glass or visit the Wine Spectator award-winning wine shop and select a bottle from over 100 selections at retail price ($7 corkage fee applies). The space features contemporary elements and vintage artifacts creating the feel of a modern Italian kitchen combined with the history and comfort of an old rustic country farmhouse. A focus on raw, sustainable material is evident with much product coming from recycled/reclaimed local sources.
Casual dining | Valet
Dining Room:
MONDAY | 5p – 9p
FRIDAY + SATURDAY | 5p – 10:30p dinner | 10:30p – 12a pizza + vasi
SUNDAY | 5p – 9p
5p – CLOSE | 619.239.2222

de Medici Cucina Italiana
Italian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 815 5th Ave. (MAP)
Make your next event a memorable experience in one of the Gaslamp’s most elegant and highly recommended Italian restaurants. Surrounded in an ambiance of old world charm, de’ Medici features the authentic cuisine of Italy, including a vast selection of Italian seafood specialties. Fabulous food, personalized service and attention to details are just a few examples of the high standards that set them apart.
Casual elegant | Street parking
Dinner: Sunday–Thursday 5:00pm–11:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm–12:00pm | 619.702.7228

Il Fornaio – Coronado
Italian | Coronado | $30 and under | 1333 First St. (MAP)
Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy’s chefs, bakers and homemakers. Il Fornaio means “the Baker” in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; house made pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and house made soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch.
Casual dining | Public lot
Brunch: Saturday – Sunday, 10:30am – 2:00pm. Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10:30pm – 4:00pm. Dinner: Monday -Sunday – 4:00pm – 10:00pm | 619.437.4911

Jack & Giulio’s Italian Restaurant
Italian | Old Town | $30 and under | 2391 San Diego Ave. (MAP)
Jack and Giulio’s Italian restaurant has remained a favorite of San Diegans for many years. This popular restaurant, formerly known as Giulio’s of Pacific Beach, has proudly served the “Best Scampi” since 1961. In addition to this popular dish, this family-owned and operated restaurant offers many homemade pastas, veal, poultry, beef, and seafood specialties.
Casual dining | Private lot
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm – 9:30pm | 619.294.2074

Italian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 835 4th Ave. (MAP)
At Operacaffe we are passionate about our culinary business and our customers. The reputation for excellent cuisine, top-notch service, the quality and freshness of ingredients are the reasons we are so proud of our brand new restaurant.
Casual dining | Street parking
Lunch: Monday -Saturday: 110:00am – 3:30pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 3:30pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 3:30pm – 11:00pm | 619.234.6538

Po Pazzo Bar & Grille
Steakhouse, Italian | Little Ittaly | $31 to $50 | 1917 India St. (MAP)
Sure our name, Po Pazzo, is Italian, but the food pays homage to the best urban bar and grille. Sound Crazy? That’s what Po Pazzo means, just a little crazy. Our menu is filled with great appetizers, ample steaks, superb salads and unique side dishes. Our wonderfully extensive bar serves the best wines and liquors. Our staff is friendly and ready to serve. Eating out should be an experience: Part entertainment, part theater, and of course, all fun. That’s what Po Pazzo ultimately represents; music, food and friends. Po Pazzo, a new kind of Bar and Grille by Busalacchi.
Casual elegant | Valet
Happy Hour:
Monday – Friday: 4:30pm – 6:30pm and Sunday 4:30p – 9:00pm
Monday – Friday 11am – 2pm
Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:45pm
Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:45pm

Join us for live music in our bar and lounge on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
“A Night Out” – Prime Rib Dinner Sundays, priced at $24.95 per person. | 619.238.1917

Solare Ristorante Lounge
Italian | Point Loma | $30 and under | 2820 roosevelt Road (MAP)
The setting, service, decor and ambiance in this historic Liberty Station location is like no other. Family-owned and operated, Stefano and Roberta hail from Milan, Italy and personally designed every aspect of Solare’s, using organic elements. We believe in the use of local fresh organic produce, natural meat and wild seafood and we are a “Sustainable Green Restaurant”. Each dish is prepared from scratch with love and passion to satisfy our customer’s heart and soul. Housed in the filming location for Top Gun, Solare helps to sustain the historical landmarks of NTC Promenade. WEEKLEY SPECIALS: HAPPY HOUR- TUE through FRI 4:30 TO 7:00 P.M. including a free house appetizer *TUESDAY – 50% OFF WINE BOTTLES *WEDNESDAY – MARTINI NIGHT: any well Martini at $6 *THURSDAY – LIVE LATIN JAZZ 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and HALF OFF PIZZA *SAT & SUN – Free Appetizers at the bar 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Casual dining | Public lot
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:30am – 4:00pm Dinner: Tuesday – Sunday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm. Lounge: from 4:00 p.m. | 619.270.9670

The Merk Bistro Italiano
Italian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 820 Fifth Ave. (MAP)
Welcome to The Merk Bistro Italiano! Our diverse menu of rustic Italian favorites infused with a California twist combines exceptional quality cooking with unsurpassable ingredients. At The Merk, our dining philosophy begins at a local level which is why we work closely with area growers and purveyors to ensure all of our ingredients are of the highest and freshest standard. Everything in our kitchen is prepared from scratch daily and expertly presented to your table.
Casual elegant | Valet
Dinner: Sunday – Wednesday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Thursday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm | 619.81406375

TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Italian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 927 J St. (MAP)
TOAST Enoteca & Cucina is a one-of-a-kind, modern Italian restaurant and wine bar that brings the world’s premier wines to the charming East Village neighborhood of San Diego’s famous downtown. It’s the newest place in San Diego to celebrate fine wine, authentic Italian cuisine and great company.
A truly unique concept, TOAST Enoteca & Cucina features up to 400 exceptional wines for tasting or purchase, many of which are traditionally difficult to come by in San Diego.
Through the interactive use of state-of-the-art wine dispensing Enomatic machines, guests have the opportunity to experience a variety of the world’s most prestigious wines. Two years in the making, the TOAST Enoteca & Cucina menu features an array of authentic Italian cuisine that can’t be found anywhere else in town. At 1,650 square feet, TOAST Enoteca & Cucina can accommodate 50 patrons inside and 30 on the patio.
Casual elegant | Street parking
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 1:30am, Sunday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm | 619.269.4207

Trattoria La Strada
Italian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 702 5th Ave. (MAP)
Trattoria La Strada has, since its origin, been identified as the finest authentic Italian restaurant in the Gaslamp District of San Diego. Surrounded by both Horton Plaza and the San Diego Convention Center, the restaurant proved to be an instant success and quickly distinguished itself for its unique Northern Italian cuisine and innovative décor, making one’s dining experience a memorable one. La Strada has become a favorite of San Diego’s locals and tourists to the downtown area who enjoy fine food and excellent service. Since it’s inception, the cuisine has evolved to its present high standard of quality, consistency and innovation. Our menu is based on authentic Tuscan tradition updated by the unique culinary design of our chef. European service by a knowledgeable staff, historic location, beautiful décor and great food make dining at Trattoria La Strada a “gastronomic experience.”
Fine dining | Public lot
Lunch: Monday – Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 4:00pm – 12:00am | 619.239.3400

Vigilucci’s Ristorante Coronado
Italian | Coronado | $31 to $50 | 1300 Orange Ave. (MAP)
Vigilucci’s is located on Orange Avenue next to the famous Hotel del Coronado. Dine with us in our “Oceano” room while viewing the magnificent Pacific Ocean or enjoy our “Murano” room overlooking Orange Avenue (named for the Murano glass chandeliers that decorate the room) while feasting on our authentic Italian ingredient laden entrees. Chef Antonio Pappagallo brings his Napoletean upbringing to the dining room with his daily specials and sumptuous menu. In addition Vigilucci’s has a full bar and happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from three to seven pm and Saturday & Sunday from eleven am to five pm. Masculine wood lines the custom made granite bar and lounge, where nightly tunes of the “Rat Pack” can be heard live on our baby grand piano. The “Oceano” room is open for dining or may be booked for parties up to 90 people. When dining in Coronado visit Vigilucci’s Ristorante for an authentic Italian experience. -Buon Appetito! Roberto Vigilucci

Casual elegant | Public lot
Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 3:00pm – 11:00pm | 619.522.0946

Mexican/Southwestern | Downtown/Gaslamp | $50 and over | 416 & 420 3rd Ave (MAP)
It’s our goal at Candelas SD to share the most sophisticated Mexican cuisine that the city of San Diego has to offer. Providing and unparalleled culinary experience to our guests utilizing the freshness quality in local ingredients along with some of the most innovated cooking techniques the industry has to offer.
Casual dining | Street parking
Dinner: Monday – Sunday 5:00pm-10:30pm
Breakfast and Lunch: Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-2:30pm
Lounge (House Music): Friday and Saturday 10:00pm-2:00am
Happy Hour: Sunday-Friday 5:00-7:00pm | 619.702.4455

Candelas on the Bay
Mexican/Southwestern, French | Coronado | $50 and over | 1201 1st Street, Ste 115 (MAP)
Candelas on the Bay will be offering a number of unique and versatile, dining accommodations. Whether you’re a party of two or two hundred we have the different facilities to meet any type of entertaining needs. An intimate hacienda for a romantic rendezvous, a semi-private room for business meetings, or the entire restaurant for larger affairs, Candelas on the Bay can provide the best in, “Mexico City” style of cuisine, impeccable service, and breathtaking views of San Diego’s skyline and bay.
Fine dining | Private lot
MAKE A RESERVATION | 619.435.4900

El Agave
Mexican/Southwestern | Old Town | $30 and under | 2304 San Diego Ave. (MAP)
El Agave was voted “Best Mexican Restaurant” in the San Diego Reader and San Diego Magazine in 1999. Chef Juan Carlos Gomez was also voted “1999 Chef of the Year” in Home and Garden.
Casual dining | Private lot/street parking
Lunch: Monday – Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday – Sunday: 2:30pm – 11:00pm | 619.220.0692

El Vitral Restaurant
Mexican | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 815 J St. (MAP)
El Vitral Restaurant and Tequila Lounge: a step outside the ordinary. The fusion of Mexican traditional cuisine with the innovation of modern techniques will take you through an extravaganza of rich flavors, exceptional service and a sophisticated ambiance. For your upcoming holiday events or celebrations we ask you to consider El Vitral.
Fine dining | Public lot
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 12:00am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11am – 4pm | 619.236.9420

La Fiesta
Mexican | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 628 5th Ave. (MAP)
La Fiesta features authentic Mexican cuisine with Latin influences. Downtown San Diego, just 30 miles north of the border, provides an excellent platform to showcase the true flavors of the country. The vibrant & festive décor found in La Fiesta capture the fascinating heritage of Mexico.
Our Executive Chef has put together a vast selection of authentic regional dishes passed along by word-of-mouth from past generations. Guests of La Fiesta will notice the traditional favorites featured, along with some contemporary surprises. Fresh seafood is brought in daily, adding depth to our already expansive menu. 
La Fiesta has a collection of tempting specialty margaritas & over 50 different tequilas offered daily. Adding a new flavor to the Gaslamp Quarter, it is one of the local best kept secrets!
-Patio & Window Seating Available-
Casual dining | Street parking
Lunch: Daily: 11:00pm – 4:00pm Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm | 619.232.4242

Ortega’s A Mexican Bistro
Mexican | Hillcrest | $30 and under | 141 University Ave. #4 (MAP)
Ortega’s Mexican Bistro features the authentic flavors of Puerto Nuevo. Experience Baja style lobster and table side guacamole while sipping a decadent pomegranate margarita. Enjoy dining in our restaurant or for a more energized evening, dine in our bar – La Cantina. Additional flavors include Banana Crusted Huachinango, Kobe Beef Bistek and Chicken Mole. Newly expanded and designed to capture the festive traditions and tasteful flavors of Puerto Nuevo.
Casual elegant | Private lot
Monday thru Friday: 11:00am – Midnight Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am – Midnight | 619.692.4200

Seafood, Contemporary American | Mission Bay | $31 to $50 | 1404 West Vacation Road (MAP)
BALEENsandiego is a critically acclaimed upscale Bistro located at Paradise Point Resort & Spa; catering to locals and guests alike. Chef Megan Reichman has created an innovative seafood menu for all of San Diego to experience. BALEENsandiego is uniquely positioned, overlooking San Diego’s Mission Bay. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, as well as a private dining area with an outdoor terrace for intimate get-togethers or special occasions. All within a lush, tropical island resort setting.
Casual elegant | Private lot
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm | 619.490.6363

Bali Hai Restaurant
Seafood, Hawaiian | Shelter Island | $30 and under | 2230 Shelter Island Dr. (MAP)
Exotic Pacific dining on an enchanted tiki island.
Casual elegant | Private lot
Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:30am – 3pm, Sunday Brunch: 9:30-2pm Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 9pm, Friday & Saturday: 5pm – 10pm, Sunday 4pm-9pm | 619.222.1181

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
Seafood | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 565 Fifth Ave. (MAP)
Blue Point is a 1940s style New York supper club featuring great martinis, the freshest seafood and prime aged beef. The dining room is lined with cherry wood and Frank Sinatra music is overhead.
Fine dining | Valet
Lunch: Group Lunches Only. Dinner: Open at 5pm Daily. Closed Most holidays. | 619.233.6623

Brigantine Point Loma
Seafood, Steak | Point Loma | $30 and under | 2725 Shelter Island Dr. (MAP)
A San Diego tradition since 1969, the Brigantine has received many accolades in our 40+ year history: “BEST SEAFOOD”, “BEST CASUAL SEAFOOD”, “BEST HAPPY HOUR”, and even “BEST SWORDFISH IN THE WORLD”, according to USA Today – just to name a few. Beautifully remodeled in early 2009, the Brigantine is well-known for the signature Clam Chowder, Grilled Swordfish, and Crème Brûlée. The Brigantine is a favorite among locals for consistently fresh seafood, succulent steaks and grilled meats. Home to the America’s Cup until 1995, Shelter Island is still the yachting center of San Diego. The Brigantine offers glimpses of this busy marina from the outdoor patio and semi-private banquet areas. The Point Loma Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, and lunch Monday-Saturday. Join us for our signature Happy Hour.
Casual dining | Public Lot
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 2:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am – 4:00pm (Lounge Only)
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 9:30pm | 619.224.2871

Butcher Shop Steakhouse – San Diego
Steakhouse | Kearny Mesa | $30 and under | 5255 Kearny Villa Road (MAP)
Reminiscent of a classic Chicago-style steakhouse, The Butcher Shop features only the finest quality mid-western aged steaks and chops, charbroiled to perfection over a mesquite wood-fired grill. In addition to the USDA Choice & Prime Beef steaks, the extensive menu also is highlighted by Angus Prime Rib, slow-roasted to retain its tender juiciness, as well as veal, chicken, lobster tail, king crab legs, and shrimp entrees. The dessert selection is nothing short of decadent, and there is a full bar and excellent wine list. The ambiance is elegant, warm, and intimate with rich dark wood paneling, comfortable leather booths, gleaming brass, beautifully etched-glass panels, and a cozy fireplace. The gracious and attentive service staff will anticipate your every need and ensure that your dining experience exceeds your highest expectations. Whether you visit for lunch, dinner, or just cocktails & appetizers in the lounge, you will soon list this among your favorite dining destinations.
Casual dining | Private Lot
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 9:30pm, Friday – Saturday: 4:00pm – 10:30pm | 858.565.2272

Donovan’s – San Diego Gaslamp
Steak/Seafood | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 570 K St. (MAP)
Celebrate Restaurant Week all year long! Enjoy a Chop House Salad, one of three special entrees, and your choice of desserts, all for only $40! Donovan’s rich and intimate ambience is enhanced by world-class unobtrusive service. The Chef serves 100% USDA Prime beef 100% of the time. Donovan’s wine list of over 300 wines features the best the world has to offer. Wine tasting dinners available.
Fine dining | Valet
Cocktail lounge opens at 4 pm nightly. Dinner Service starts at 5 pm. Sunday-Thursday: 5pm – 10pm Friday-Saturday: 5pm – 11pm Special Holiday Hours may apply, call for specifics. Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm | 619.237.9700 ext. 1

Fiddlers Green Restaurant
Seafood/Steak | Point Loma | $30 and under | 2760 Shelter Island Dr. (MAP)
Fiddler’s Green had its origins in 18th century sailing lore. Common seamen, who repaired their lines with a splicing tool called a fid, dreamed of a sailor’s heaven, where after the long voyage their every desire would be fulfilled.

Today, Steve & Debi of Point Loma and their friends welcome you to their own Fiddler’s Green where the best food and drink, and perhaps a touch of merriment, are offered nightly in one of the world’s most renowned sailing ports. We hope you join us here as often as your voyages allow.
Casual dining
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm – 10:00pm | 619.222.2216

Inn at the Park / Top of the Park Restaurant – Park Manor Suites
Steakhouse | Banker’s Hill | $30 and under | 3167 Fifth Ave. (MAP)
Our Inn at the Park Restaurant and Bar serves the finest in creative Contemporary American Cuisine in a romantic, relaxed setting. The tapestry upholstered booths lend an ambiance that enhances your dining experience. The restaurant is located on the lower level of the Park Manor Suites Hotel, and proudly serves San Diego”s finest seafood, all organic beef steaks, pastas and salads. Our Executive Chef and his team strive to make your every meal a memorable one. The Top of the Park Penthouse Restaurant serves Contemporary American Cuisine weekdays from 11:30am to 2:00pm. Enjoy your next business or leisure lunch with tantalizing dishes and stunning panoramic views in our newly remodeled Top of the Park penthouse. Dine comfortably on our outside patio or inside our Hall of Mirrors for a casual yet memorable dining experience.
Fine dining | Private lot
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday – Sunday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm | 619.296.0057

Island Prime
Steakhouse | Downtown/Gaslamp | $50 and over | 880 Harbor Island Drive (MAP)
Chef Deborah Scott’s Island Prime highlights her innovative and eclectic style, which will only be enhanced by the spectacular panoramic view and attentive Southern hospitality. Overlooking beautiful San Diego harbor.

C-Level, our bistro style restaurant, is open for lunch daily beginning at 11:30am and stays open through dinner. C-Level offers a beautiful outdoor, heated patio overlooking the San Diego skyline.
Casual dining | Private lot
Lunch/Dinner (C-Level Only): Daily, 11:30am – Close.
Island Prime Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday, 5:30pm – 11:00pm | 619.298.6802

Lou & Mickey’s
Steak, Seafood | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 224 Fifth Ave. (MAP)
Gaslamp’s “Favorite Steakhouse” is directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center and two blocks from Petco Park. Join us for famous steaks, choice seafood, and exotic drinks.
Casual elegant | Valet
Lunch: MONDAY – FRIDAY: 11:30 AM – 4:00pm PM -NO VALET DURING LUNCH- DINNER: SUNDAY – THURSDAY: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM FRIDAY- SATURDAY: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM | 619.398.1676

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood – San Diego
Seafood, Steak | Downtown/Gaslamp | $1 to $50 | 675 L St. (MAP)
Our restaurant is connected via sky bridge to the new Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and is perfect for catching a meal before or after the game. We are also conveniently located directly across from the San Diego Convention Center and the historic Gaslamp District. Come join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We are also an ideal location for large parties. Printed daily, the menu features the freshest selection of seafood offered in San Diego. The “Fresh List” changes daily and exhibits catches from around the globe. Visit the lively bar and enjoy hand-crafted cocktails using fresh-squeezed juices or try a selection from the extensive wine and beer list. Don’t forget to visit us for our famous bar menu.
Casual elegant | Public lot
Breakfast: Daily: 6:00am – 11:00am Lunch: Daily 11:00am – 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm Happy Hour: Monday – Sunday 3:00pm – 5:00pm & 9:30pm – close | 619.645.6545

Morton’s The Steakhouse – San Diego
Steak, Seafood | Downtown/Gaslamp | $50 and over | 285 J St. (MAP)
Morton’s The Steakhouse, the nation’s premier steakhouse group, specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. Morton’s is famous for its animated signature tableside menu presentation: steaks, whole Maine lobsters and other main course selections, along with fresh vegetables, are presented on a cart rolled to your table, where the server displays and describes each menu item in appetizing and entertaining detail. The menu, which is the same at all locations, features a variety of favorite cuts, including a 24 ounce porterhouse, which is the house specialty; a 20 ounce New York sirloin and a 14 ounce double cut filet. Every Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy our famous slow roasted Prime Rib. Morton’s Prime Rib is a double cut, served bone-in and roasted to a perfect medium rare. Due to limited availability of this item, we suggest you reserve your order when making your reservation.
Fine dining | Valet
Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm | 619.696-3369

Oceanaire Seafood Room – San Diego
Seafood | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 400 J St. (MAP)
Holiday Parties at the Oceanaire – An uncommonly tasteful affair. Call for reservations. As sleek as a 1930s ocean liner, yet as relaxed as a dinner on the shore, the Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy Ultra-Fresh seafood, flown in daily from around the world. Sip a Sidecar in the lounge, sidle up to the oyster bar, or kick back in a horseshoe booth before diving into a sea of Ultra-Fresh fish, including steak-cut Alaskan halibut, seasonal favorites like fresh Copper River salmon or hard-to-find delicacies like true Dover sole or bluefin tuna. Our daily-printed menu will guide you, a wine list as deep as the sea will seduce you, and the world’s freshest seafood awaits you at the Oceanaire. See you soon.
Casual elegant | Valet
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm Reservations Recommended
Thanksgiving – Closed
Christmas Eve – 5-8pm
Christmas Day – Closed
New Years Eve – 5-11pm
New Years Day – 5-11pm Easter sunday – 12pm -8pm | 619.858.2277

Peohe’s – Coronado Waterfront Restaurant
Seafood, Steak | Coronado | $31 to $50 | 1201 First Street (MAP)
Nestled on the water’s edge in the Coronado Ferry Landing Marketplace, Peohe’s offers breathtaking views of the downtown skyline & San Diego Bay, not to mention an exceptional menu & warm hospitality. Specializing in fresh tropical seafood dishes influenced by Pacific Rim flavors, Peohe’s also boasts a superb sushi bar featuring innovative rolls & new wave sushi creations. The island flair continues in the décor as giant palms, tropical plants & a splashing waterfall greet visitors at the entrance. Once inside, they dine elegantly in tiered seating, which affords a bit of privacy & allows guests to fully enjoy the view through floor-to-ceiling windows. Al fresco dining is also available on the patio or in the charming dockside courtyard. Travel to Peohe’s via car over the scenic Coronado Bay Bridge, take a ferry or water taxi or moor your own vessel at the public dock.
Casual elegant | Public lot
Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:30am – 2:30pm. Dinner & Sushi Bar: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm – 9:30pm. Sunday Brunch: 11:00am – 2:30pm | 619.437.4474

Rei do Gado
Steakhouse, Brazilian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 939 Fourth Ave. (MAP)
The churrasco (Brazilian barbecue) is a traditional feast that has been celebrated in Brazil for centuries. It is a unique and healthy way of roasting meat over a mesquite flame that preserves tenderness and gives it a taste unmatched by any other. Guests of Rei do Gado will encounter an unlimited buffet of typical dishes and salads.
Casual dining | Street parking
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Happy Hour: 4:00pm – 7:00pm | 619.702.8464

Roy’s San Diego Waterfront
Seafood, Asian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 333 West Harbor Dr. (MAP)
The legendary culinary vision of Roy Yamaguchi can be enjoyed right here in San Diego. At Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, our menu features the finest seafood with a focus on delicacies from the oceans around Hawaii. Each creation is a fusion of flavors found in our freshest local ingredients with European sauces and bold Asian spices and served with the spirit of Aloha, creating a dining experience that leaves you feeling like you’ve found paradise. The Downtown San Diego restaurant is located on the water at the Marriott Hotel and Marina and features a dining room overlooking the marina, or patio dining just steps from the water. In the kitchen, Chef Justin Haifley brings his imagination and artistry to the plate every night. Justin, a long time protégé of Roy Yamaguchi, worked nationally for several years to help open many of Roy’s Restaurants before deciding to settle in San Diego. It is our pleasure to welcome you into our Ohana and we look forward to serving you.
Fine dining | Valet
Sun-Th: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Fr-Sa: 5:00pm – 10:00pm | 619.239.7696

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – San Diego
Steak, Seafood | Downtown/Gaslamp | $50 and over | 1355 North Harbor Drive (MAP)
Start your evening the Ruth’s Chris way – over a mouth-watering filet. Sit back and enjoy the most tender and delicious steak you’ve ever tasted. Or, if you’re in the mood for something a little different, our extensive a la carte menu features extra-thick cut Steak, live Maine Lobster, fresh seafood, a variety of vegetable dishes, and eight potato selections. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth’s Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining may be arranged.
Casual elegant | Valet
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm – 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm – 10:00pm | 619.233.1422

Sea Rocket Bistro
Seafood | North Park | $30 and under | 3382 30th Street (MAP)
Sea Rocket Bistro is a farm-to-table restaurant focusing on sustainably harvested seafood, pastured meats, and organic produce using only locally and regionally available ingredients. We offer vegetarian & vegan options, and we serve only local craft beer & California wines.
Casual dining | Street parking
Lunch: Saturday and Sunday: 1:00PM – 5:00PM Dinner: Daily: 5:00PM – 10:00PM | 619.255.7049

The Palm – San Diego
Steakhouse, Seafood | Downtown/Gaslamp | $50 and over | 615 J St. (MAP)
For over 80 years The Palm has been renowned for its USDA prime aged steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian dishes, and an atmosphere like nowhere else. The Palm San Diego is the newest location in the heart of the gas lamp/ballpark district in Downtown San Diego. The place to be. The place to be seen. It’s your place. You belong at The Palm…The classic American Steak House. Ask The Palm about joining The 837 Club, and enjoy the perks and rewards of good taste, great food, and The Palm experience.
Casual elegant | Valet
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm | 619.702.6500

Tom Hams Lighthouse
Seafood, Steak | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 2150 Harbor Island Dr. (MAP)
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse was built in 1971 by a man who was not afraid to put his name on his product. Rooted in warm welcomes & excellent food, Tom Ham made his lifelong dream a reality. Tom Ham’s Lighthouse is the only restaurant in the US to have a USCG operated & maintained Lighthouse attached to it. You can locate us on any modern nautical map as Beacon #9. Featuring a 100% responsibly resourced seafood menu, a $3 happy hour 7 days a week & award winning Sunday Champagne Brunch, we are a must when it comes to the San Diego food scene. The dining room, purposely shaped like the state of California, allows for groups as grand as 92 yet private enough for a couple’s night out. Holiday brunches have been long time family traditions for many San Diegans. Start your family’s tradition this next holiday. With the best views of the Downtown City Skyline, Coronado & San Diego Bay, Tom Ham’s is & remains a San Diego tradition in dining excellence since 1971.
Casual elegant | Private lot
Lunch Monday – Friday From 11:30am (Lunch Menu Offered All Day)
Saturday from 10:30am
Dinner Nightly 4:30pm – 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch 9:00am to 2:00pm
Happy Hour Monday – Thursday 4:00pm – 7:00pm | 619.291.9110

Top of the Market
Seafood | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 750 North Harbor Drive (MAP)
Top of the Market offers an extensive variety of fresh fish, oysters and shellfish with a sophisticated twist. Views of San Diego Bay, Coronado and Point Loma make Top of the Market the ideal location to dine when in San Diego
Casual elegant | Public lot
Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 9:30pm, Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Sunday Lunch: 11:00am – 3:00pm Dinner: 3:00pm-9:30pm | 619.234.4867

Azuki Sushi Lounge
Sushi/Japanese | Banker’s Hill | $30 and under | 2321 5th Ave. (MAP)
Azuki is a modern sushi lounge. The relaxed dining style focuses on small plates you share with the table. As in Japan, the menu is based on the seasons, savoring the peak flavor of the ingredients. Our Japanese sushi chefs deliver the fundamentals of Japanese cuisine, respecting the individual ingredients’ naturally organic flavors.
Casual dining | Street parking
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm | 619.787.9813

Nobu San Diego
Japanese, Fusion, Sushi | Downtown/Gaslamp | $50 and over | 207 Fifth Ave. (MAP)
World renowned for its award winning “New Style” Japanese cuisine, Nobu continues to offer savvy diners across the globe a culinary adventure. Our San Diego location is yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes, such as Black Cod with Miso and Yellowtail Jalapeno. The restaurant which is nestled in the perennially hip and centrally located Hard Rock Hotel also features unique creations by Executive Chef David Meade and Head Sushi Chef Noriyoshi Teruya who have honed their skills in Nobu Miami, Milan and New York. Nobu San Diego delivers equally on food, impeccable service and ambiance that is sophisticated yet lively. A private dining room is available to accommodate up to 30 guests for a sit-down dinner or 40 guests for a cocktail reception. Nobu San Diego also offers Happy Hour from 5pm to 7pm daily and all night on Wednesdays in the bar and lounge.
Casual elegant | Valet
Dining Room: Sunday – Thursday: 5:30pm – 10:15pm Friday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 11:15pm
Bar and Lounge open daily at 5pm offering happy hour until 7pm in addition to the full menu. Wednesdays enjoy happy hour all night from 5pm to 10pm | 619.814.4124

Ocean Room
Seafood, Sushi | Downtown/Gaslamp | $31 to $50 | 630 5th Ave. (MAP)
Step in & see why Ocean Room is quickly becoming a destination for San Diego seafood lovers. Instantly your senses will be awakened by our contemporary interior & exhibition style kitchen. Inside you will find comfortable booth seating, Brazilian blue marble counter-tops, fiber-optic lighting, & custom wood flooring. Our guests enjoy the sushi bar & oyster display, stainless steel “Kettle Steamers” & fresh aromas, all taking part in creating our ambiance & setting the stage for an exceptional dining experience.

With menu offerings such as Surf & Turf, Steamed King Crab legs, Ahi Poke, Bouillabaisse, & several varieties of oysters available daily, Ocean Room can proudly satisfy any dinner party”s requests. Our dishes were thoughtfully created to capture the natural flavors of seafood & enhanced with both unique recipes & creative presentation.

-Patio & Window Seating Available-
Casual dining | Street parking
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 4:00pm – 2:00am | 619.501.6550

Sally’s on the Water
Seafood, Sushi | Downtown/Gaslamp | $1 to $50 | 1 Market Place (MAP)
Artful Elegance. Delightful Ambiance. At Sally’s we pair San Diego’s finest world-renowned seafood with a bay front view. Each dish is individually crafted to your specifications, creating a culinary experience unrivaled among San Diego seafood restaurants. Featuring fresh seafood and sushi with and impressive wine and sake menu. During the summer months join us for all-day weekend breakfast on the boardwalk. And for the adventuresome guest, Sally’s features a Chef’s table for a spectacular dining experience with Chef Sarah Linkenheil. Join us for our pet friendly “yappy” hour on our lower patio, Thursdays at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM offering drink and appetizer specials.
Casual elegant | Hotel parking
Lunch Monday – Friday, 11:30am – 2:30pm Saturday & Sunday, 11:30pm – 3:00pm Dinner Sunday – Thursday, 5:30pm – 10:00pm Friday and Saturday, 5:30pm – 11:00pm. Cocktail Hour 2:30 PM daily | 619.501.8424

Mint Downtown Thai
Thai | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 732 4th Ave. (MAP)
Enjoy top notch Thai cuisine in an intimate and sleek atmosphere that blends the traditional Thai culture with downtown sophistication. With lunch starting at $7 and dinner starting at $9 Mint Downtown Thai is blending the best of modern and traditional worlds at a great price!
Casual dining | Street parking
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 3:00pm – 11:00pm | 619.546.8424

Rama – San Diego
Thai, Asian | Downtown/Gaslamp | $30 and under | 327 5th Ave. (MAP)
Rama Restaurant has been awarded “Top 100 Restaurants in the USA” by Zagat and Conde Nast. “One of America”s Hottest New Restaurant’s” by USA Today in 2007. Providing guests with exceptional service and authentic cuisine.
Casual elegant | Private lot
Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:30am -3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:30pm | 619.501.8424

Open Table reservations offers the opportunity to reserve a table from the convenience of your computer. If you don’t see your favorite La Jolla restaurant on the list, tell them to join the Open Table network.

La Jolla Community Calendar


Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Summer 2014 Carmel Valley Open Basketball League Champs: ‘Carmel Valley Spurs’ August 30, 2014
    On Aug. 18, the Carmel Valley Spurs defeated the Solana Beach Stray Cats, 67-41, in the 5th/6th grade championship game in the Master Sports Carmel Valley OPEN Basketball League. Over a 10-game season, the offense scored 659 points while giving up only 364 on defense. The average game score was 66-36. They had the best rebounders, best shooters, and best def […]
  • Hundreds turn out for Carmel Valley planning board meeting on One Paseo August 30, 2014
    Hearts and visions collided at the Aug. 28 Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting, where an overflow crowd turned out to debate the future of the last major slice of the community left to be developed. All 400 seats in Canyon Crest Academy’s theater were filled, and people spilled out into the aisles and crammed into standing-room only spots in the b […]
  • Del Mar Library book-to-movie club picks fall reads August 30, 2014
    Print Goes to the Movies, a book/movie discussion group held at the Del Mar Branch Library at 2 p.m. every second Friday, has announced its upcoming dates and movies. […]