This multiple award-winning restaurant is a true San Diego treasure. Located inside of the historic US Grant Hotel, Grant Grill exudes class and elegance. From it's waffle brunch buffets to its lavish dinner presentations, diners head here when they want something extraordinary. The opulent ambiance elevates the experience, lending an added sense of luxury to the already world-class cuisine. The adjoining lounge is perfect for those who want to sip a cocktail among San Diego's elite. Attire is dressy, so don your favorite suit or dress and take in your glamorous surroundings.
The crowd at Sushi Ota speak volumes about the quality of the fish and other Asian delicacies served here. Look for the Omakase Chef's Dinner Special, which changes daily but always provides good quality, quantity and value. In addition to the raw fish selections, you can also find sukiyaki, yakitori and other cooked entrees from the land of the rising sun. The service is pleasant and patient if you are a first-time sushi diner, always ready to make suggestions to assure a pleasant meal.
As the name Dumpling Inn suggests, dumplings are the specialty at this small Chinese eatery nestled in the lair of Asian restaurants that is Convoy Street. Choose from a variety of pork, seafood or vegetarian dumplings, all homemade. The menu also offers noodles, rice, and a small selection of stir-fry dishes. If you need to cater for a party, the restaurant also sells uncooked dumplings by the dozen though advanced order is required.
Filippi's Pizza Grotto is one of the most beloved Italian restaurants in San Diego. Its pizza has been highly acclaimed since first being served more than 50 years ago. The front of the restaurant is an Italian shop selling dried pasta, wines, candy, canned goods and olives, and a deli selling Italian sausages and cheese. After passing through this aromatic area, one is led to the restaurant itself. The chefs here dish up all the classics including lasagne, spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli and more. Imported and domestic wine and beer is available.
In Downtown San Diego, this fine dining establishment is not only well known for premium cuisine, but also for an expansive wine list. In fact, it has been praised for hosting "one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world." While many San Diego restaurants allow for casual dress, this particular establishment requests more formal attire. Men should wear long-sleeved dress shirts and all guests are asked not to wear shorts. Popular entrees include linguini with clam sauce and veal piccata. Enjoy cocktails from the outdoor patio as the sun sets and gives way to the city lights below. Whether you're dining or drinking, Bertrand at Mister A's is a magical venue for a memorable evening.
This sophisticated restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter enjoys a busy corner location ideal for people watching. Most of the clientele have eyes only for each other, as this dimly-lit restaurant is a popular romantic date spot. Blue Point Coastal Cuisine is as well known for its finely mixed martinis as it is for its Nouveau California cuisine. Choose from seafood offerings like grilled mahi mahi and caramelized salmon, or opt for an aged steak, rack of lamb or duck breast.
Italianissimo Trattoria is a great place to stop by when you crave for authentic Italian cuisine. This restaurant serves simple and appetizing dishes, prepared from using fresh ingredients.
This is a well-established Greek restaurant that promises to be something like a visit to the circus. The restaurant features the popular Ouzo Dancers performing great feats like dancing with tables balanced on their noses. There are also belly dancers. Traditional Greek food is what you will find here including Mousaka, Chicken Souvlaki and Lamb Loin Chops. The Greek Salad is delicious, with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and feta cheese. The Horta Salad, featuring greens in season, is colorful and healthy.
This 40-year-old South Bay eatery is a perfect place to start the day with coffee and a smile from the friendly staff. Breakfast offers a wide variety of pancakes. There are buttermilk, crepe-like Manhattan pancakes (made with eggs and filled with sour cream) and 20 other types. For those seeking protein in the early morning hours, the restaurant serves an extensive selection of egg dishes and omelets. Sandwiches are added to the menu at lunchtime.
Black Angus Steakhouse is known for their perfectly aged Black Angus steaks that are hand cut daily and grilled over an open flame. The aroma of tender meat cooking wafts through when you enter this Chula Vista chain, whetting your appetite for the meat fiesta. They also offer other specialties of delicious seafood, succulent Baby Back Ribs that just falls off the bone, slow roasted Prime Rib, Loaded Potato Skins, Grilled Shrimp, Bacon and Bleu Butter Ribeye and four chocolate flourless torte. Their famous Bullseye bar is a casual sports bar where you can relish the wonderful drinks and watch your favorite game. A family favorite for many, Black Angus Steakhouse is affordable and offers delectable food.
If your San Diego area travels take you to South County, this is the place for a great American breakfast. The homemade pancakes come in a variety of flavors and types, but one don't-miss item is the Steak and Eggs. The juicy, well-prepared, ample piece of excellent beef is served with home-fried potatoes and eggs with pancakes on the side. Big portions make this spot popular with local workers and businesspeople. More than one big deal has been closed here over a plate of pancakes.
You'll know from the bright exteriors and long lines that you've reached Tacos El Gordo. Busy at any hour of the day, it's a popular spot teeming with locals and regulars at any given time. Whether you're looking to get a bite to eat for lunch or an after-hours spot when you've got the late night munchies, Tacos El Gordo is a great place to check out. The restaurant is self service, and you select your choice from the painted menu as you stand in queue. Generous portions, affordable pricing and tasty tacos have people coming back for more. Try the spicy Chorizo, or the popular Carne Asada for a typical experience. Come here for the food but forget about things like ambiance and decor. Vegetarians may find it a bit tough, the place largely caters to meat eaters.