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 in the upscale Kensington neighborhood this establishment owned by Kevin Irvine serves a wide selection of rustic French bistro fare. Entrees include mushroom ravioli, grilled salmon, filet mignon, coq au vin, and other specialties. The atmosphere is warm and convivial with stone walls, large wooden tables and comfortable banquettes. The experienced wait staff provide excellent, courteous service. The wine list is impressive and the full bar always has inspired and talented bartenders on duty. Absinthe available for true Bohemians.
This 5000 square foot (465 square meters) club comes alive at night with music and lights. Crowds take over the dance floor, flocking to see well-known DJs and other celebrity performers. Located in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, Fluxx is consistently ranked as one of the best nightclubs in the city. Bottle service and VIP accommodations are available for guests seeking the full luxury experience at this trendy spot.
This lounge bar and nightclub keeps it trendy and chic. If you want a nice and well-lit evening locale to have some cocktails with friends, Side Bar is the place for you. At night, dance to beats by local DJs in a luxurious atmosphere. Ambient lighting and art make Side Bar a stylish addition to San Diego's nightlife landscape.
Truluck's has made its reputation based on fresh crab caught by its own boats, but the sophisticated restaurant also serves steaks and other seafood. Steaks and seafood can be a bit pricey, but the cost comes for the hefty abundance of quality and expert flavor. Savvy singles and others order from the prix-fixe "date menu", which offers a three-course meal to sample the restaurant's finest catches. The salads here are traditional, harking back to steakhouses of the 1940s, with a wedge-cut house salad and a "knife and fork" Caesar. Thirsty? The wine list has received repeated nods from Wine Spectator Magazine. - deTraci Regula
Dining at Addison provides an experience in taste and ambiance from individual sips to the arched walkways leading to the restaurant, which is, after all, named for an architect. Artistically arranged bites wear tiny herbs and flowers or perch next to dabs of sauces. The seasonal menu is complimented by a wine list with choices from around the world. Addison is located at The Grand Del Mar resort destination.
RoofTop600 At Andaz is sleek rooftop bar, lounge and restaurant in Andaz San Diego. This poolside spot has its own cabana and is open for early morning breakfast and lunch as well. Their Californian menu features only organic, local ingredients. Every Thursday through Friday nights, DJs rock the floor. It is among the hippest haunts in town.
Born and Raised in San Deigo is in the top of the list of every steak lover as this restaurant serves some of the city's finest steaks. Upon entering the eatery, the first thing to notice here is the wooden decor which is illuminated by light, giving it a very retro feel. The curved booth with table lamps gives this place a cozy vibe. Topped by all that is the rooftop which provides stunning views of the city. Apart from the overall feel, the major draw of this place lies in its menu that includes Filet, Bone-in NY, Rib of Beef, Porterhouse, Flat Iron and Tomahawk. Sit in the rooftop patio to enjoy spectacular views of the city.
The bar is a complete drama in disguise. It is located behind a wall of keys and plays hard-to-get with its patrons but once inside it does not disappoint them. The cocktail menu is very popular with the young locals but their Dealer's Choice Stands out as a favorite. The bar has a complete veteran appeal to it. The place is closed on Mondays.
A swanky two-story building houses the very stylish Kettner Exchange, which is already winning accolades for its grand debut. The talented Chef Brian Redzikowkski has curated the 'progressive American' menu with Asian elements, wowing the crowds in the Little Italy neighborhood. The delicious handcrafted cocktails are imaginative and do justice to the plushly designed bar here, all thanks to mixologist Steven Tuttle. In addition to the lovely food and drinks, go here for the glamour-soaked ambiance which is brought alive by the sweeping views of the harbor.