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.
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.
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.
Sister restaurant to Humphrey's by the Bay in San Diego, the Grill offers fine food perched on top of the Sheraton La Jolla Hotel. Light, open Asian-flavored decor provides a cheerful background for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The signature Prixe Fixe meal offers dramatic dining for two, beginning with a bottle of Chardonnay or Merlot, proceeding with a soup or salad course, a selection from eight entrees and a shared dessert. Entree choices include Halibut Macadamia, Prime Rib, Filet Mignon or the "Taste of San Diego" shrimp.
Only steps away from the famous La Jolla Shore, this establishment is always crowded with locals, ranging from college students to business professionals. An eclectic assortment of tables and chairs is accompanied by lively jazz music playing overhead. In addition, a surprisingly extensive menu features breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Popular entrees include the Tuna Melt, Shrimp Pasta Salad, and Turkey Lasagna. Meanwhile, dozens of pastries line a glass display case at the order counter. Choose from tarts, cakes, croissants and danish.
The atmosphere at this popular restaurant and bar is best characterized as colorful. The bright yellow sign, along with a front door featuring yellow, blue and green prints, welcome guests into the restaurant. Once inside, guests will notice colorful tabletops as well as mural-covered walls. The small, busy restaurant offers juke box music and a big bar. Carne asada- grilled steak, tops the menu, including combination of tacos, tortas and burritos. The place also offers marinated steak with a cheese enchilada and guacamole. Jose's Court Room is the place for great craft cocktails and delectable eats done the authentic Mexican way.
Located on Adams Avenue this is a cute little coffee shop that roasts and brews some amazing coffee in San Diego. Try their straight up classics like pour overs, French press, cold brews or espresso based drinks. Enjoy your cup of coffee with baked goods, vegan donuts and other gluten free options on the menu.
This is a great place to enjoy casual dockside dining and watch the fishing boats. The interior is cozy and warm with plenty of windows to watch the sport-fishing action. The outside seating consists of stools on the balcony overlooking the piers. Breakfast offers biscuits and gravy, a deck-hand breakfast and seafood omelets. Lunch includes an array of sandwiches on fresh baked bread, as well as fish platters and salads. Try the Beer Battered Fish, Fried Calamari or Crab Cake. Wine and beers are also available at the restaurant.
Michele Coulon, the chef of this dessertier, loved baking desserts from a young age as she grew up in a family with generations of chefs. She aims to create desserts that are beautiful and elegant, but that above all you can't wait to bite into. The Dessertier uses local, organic products and Belgian chocolate to create their wedding cakes, desserts by the dozen, and a petit menu of savory luncheon plates. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. every day except Sunday.
Located in the downtown of Hillcrest, Uncle Biff's California Killer Cookies has been a local favorite for over two decades. A local landmark, this bakery serves delicious cookies and brownies prepared from secret traditional recipes. The baked items from this eatery are savored by many notable personalities as well as locals. Gift packages are also available on request.
The owners and chefs at Buona Forchetta bring the culinary delights of their home country Italy to South Park in San Diego. They use special Stefano Ferrara ovens that are made from clay found in Sorrento and hand-pressed bricks, resulting in uniform heating of the pizza crusts. While San Diego is dotted by Americanized Italian restaurants, here you can savor Neapolitan pizzas with simple, yet authentic taste, flavored just as they should be. One of the favorite appetizers is Polpettine, a platter of pork and beef meatballs with Parmesan cheese soaked in tomato sauce. After enjoying a Neapolitan pizza, do not miss out on desserts like Millefoglie or Delizia Di Bosco, followed by an espresso. The expansive patio outdoors is usually buzzing with patrons and dons a vibrant, festive look. It is the ideal place to bring your dogs and also dine with kids.
The endearing, black & white awning of the Little Lion Cafe makes it impossible to miss on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. This cafe has an inviting interior; it's furnished with simple tables and chairs, and high stools are placed alongside the floor-to-ceiling windows for solo diners. From the table cloth to wall hangings, everything about this place has a vintage appeal. Little Lion is most explored for breakfast, and waffles, pastries, eggs benedict and homemade granola are their best-sellers in the morning. Lunch options include sandwiches and burgers, but they also have a selection of salads. The cafe serves organic coffee and its taste is sure to keep you coming back for more.