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.
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.
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.
Located on the brink of the San Diego shore, The Marine Room serves contemporary surf'n'turf cuisine in its stately dining hall, with enchanting views of the ocean to keep company. Along with its divinely crafted cuisine, this 1941 culinary stalwart boasts of a well-heeled clientele that includes several celebs and world figures. Award-winning Executive Chef Bernard Guillas along with his stellar team leads the kitchen, whipping up specialties such as the Skuna Bay Salmon, Angus Beef Filet Mignon and Cervena Elk Loin. The elegant confines of this establishment also include an elevated seating area that lets its guests enjoy the azure waves gently crashing against the window.
If you're one with a sweet-tooth, you will absolutely love Extraordinary Desserts. As the name might suggest, these are specialists in desserts who promise to bring out the inner child in you with decadent sweets and pastries. Conclude your evening with a blissful bite of truffles, cakes and a host of other elegant desserts. Adding to the excitement in the place is the daily special, fresh-baked cake, which always seems to disappear instantly.
The Kebab Shop is a chain of Mediterranean eateries, that offer up delicious and quick food at pocket-friendly prices. If you are looking for just that, this outlet located in Little Italy is the place for you to go! Enjoy items like the Falafel Plate, the Shish Kebab Plate and the Salmon Filet Kebab. End the meal here with a Baklava for dessert and wash it all down with a cold beer or a soda.
Located at the Westgate Hotel, this restaurant is a perfect place to dine before attending a concert or going to the theater. An excellent wine list, pianist and beautifully appointed dining room all go together to provide an elegant ambiance. Also, word around town is that Chef Rene Herbeck presents some of the finest fare to be found. Whether you choose veal, steak, seafood or a souffle, you will find it to be an exceptional dining experience.
Tender Greens is the place to enjoy health food in a relatively quiet atmosphere. This eco-friendly restaurant procures ingredients only from local farms and artisanal producers who use sustainable techniques. The beverages are sourced from coffee roasters and craft breweries within the region. The restaurant's patio offers a serene ambiance for relishing healthy eats, while the interiors make use of recycled materials and feature works by local artist, which showcase the unique sensibilities of the city and neighborhood. On weekdays, diners can relish breakfast sandwiches, egg dishes, bacon quiche and avocado toast as a healthy start to a long day. Stop by for lunch and order salads in varieties like Chipotle Barbecue Chicken, Salami and Kale, and Southern Fried Chicken. There is also a Happy Vegan Salad and plenty of vegetarian options, complete with allergen and nutrition information.
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