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.
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.
At Cucina Urbana, Italian cuisine is elevated to a whole new level with a California fresh flair to traditional dishes. The "Vasi" appetizers, served in little jars with bread, are hard to resist and the homemade desserts are divine. This modern Italian eatery also features an outstanding cocktail menu, with many fresh fruit and herb concoctions dominating the list. Cucina Urbana is also known for their selection of wine, which can be enjoyed with your meal or taken home. Not to be missed, their happy hour specials are some of the best in the area!
Situated on Viewridge Avenue in San Diego, Bud's Louisiana Café serves a wide selection of dishes from the Louisiana Creole cuisine. A variety of Creole-style seafood dishes are served here. This restaurant offers catering services for various private events like parties and gatherings. This eatery has several branches in locations like New Orleans, Atlanta and Portland. In addition to indoor seating, they also offer outdoor seating arrangements on the patio.
Set in the neighborhood of Mission Beach, Olive Cafe opened its doors in 2005. This homestyle cafe serves an extensive variety of breakfast and lunch favorites. It includes dishes like pancakes, French toast, burritos, quesadillas, wraps, sandwiches and a lot more. The cafe’s simple interiors and friendly staff exudes a feeling of warm and coziness. During the warm summer months, patrons can outdoor seating on the cafe’s patio.
Bobboi Natural Gelato is well-known for using organic ingredients that offer a fresh and seasonal surprise. Uniquely flavored gelatos are made everyday at their premises using organic Californian milk, organic sugar and organically grown seasonal fruits to ensure freshness.
A simple restaurant, Nhu Y specializes in Vietnamese cuisine. There is seating available, but it is limited as the restaurant encourages take away and delivery. The menu is extensive and the dishes are delicious. You can start with egg rolls or shrimp and pork salad. In soups, try the hot and sour catfish soup. A good variety of rice and noodles dishes occupy the menu. Try the steamed rice vermicelli with BBQ pork, or the vegetarian chow mein served either soft or crispy. You can end your meal with hot or cold coffee, or a lemonade, juice, or fruit shake.
Situated close to Trolley Barn Park in San Diego, Soichi is a Japanese restaurant. This cozy one-Michelin starred restaurant is headed by the renowned Chef Soichi Kadoya. They use high-quality and seasonally-available seafood to prepare delectable items like sushi and sashimi. In addition to this, they also serve other dishes like tempuras, rolls, soups and a lot more. Opt for the restaurant’s omakase menu and explore a range of flavors that they have to offer. Alcoholic drinks like beer and soju are served here as well.
On the corner of State St. and West Cedar St. behind a tree, sits a small patio of tables and chairs. A flat screen television, which displays a video that describes various points of interest throughout Italy, takes guests to a world away from the San Diego traffic. Pappalecco offers a selection of thirty-six flavors of gelato, which guests can order in cups, as well as sugar or waffle cones. Pappalecco gets a little creative with their gelato: they serve "Coppe Gelato"—cups of gelato that consist of various flavors that will give guests an unforgettable taste of Italy. For those who prefer a cup of coffee, Pappalecco offers various gourmet coffees; and of course, for those who want to splurge, Pappalecco serves a wide selection of Panini, Bruschetta, and salads. - Erick Pettersen
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.
You'll find hungry locals queuing up outside this small eatery almost any time of the day. Established in 1933 and still going strong, Las Cuatro Milpas is one of the city's hidden gems for foodies. The secret is quite simple, a small choice of Mexican favorites made to perfection and offered at prices that won't break the bank. The menu offers a choice of familiar favorites from tacos and burritos to tamales and chorizo. There's no table service; grab your food from the ever-busy counter and hope to find a seat in the dining area. Take out is available as well. Call ahead for more.