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 coffee purveyor now rivals Starbuck's for bragging rights for the world's most popular coffee. The bright and lively coffeehouse is a central meeting place for both locals and visitors of La Jolla. Outdoor and indoor seating allow a picturesque break from all the local shopping. Bulk sales of coffees and fine teas are available. Fresh-baked pastries and light lunch selections, including sandwiches and soups, are sold here as well.
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.
The Shores Steak & Seafood restaurant combines classic steakhouse favorites and innovative coastal cuisine with spectacular oceanfront views. Their focus is on exceptional quality and fresh local ingredients. The restaurant's surf-side views and inviting atmosphere make for a dining experience you won't soon forget. The restaurant is located at the Sea Lodge Hotel on La Jolla Shores. Call or visit their website for menus and reservations.
Established in 2009, Craft & Commerce has been delighting Little Italy's locals with its take on American specialties served in a relaxed atmosphere. Start of with the snack selection, offering specialties like crispy chickpeas, fried dill pickles and mini corn dogs. Mains include the popular Ode To The Burger as well as familiar favorites like escarole salad, pastrami sandwich and mac & cheese. Craft cocktails are a specialty on the drinks menu that also offers beers and other spirits. An industrialized yet cheerfully decor marks the interiors of this restaurant with bright red chairs, textured wooden tables and comfy bright-green booths. There's a little outdoor section as well. Check website for more.
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.
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.
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.
Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has more than 800 stores in 22 countries.
Located in the charming Little Italy neighborhood, Queenstown Public House is a popular restaurant serving New Zealand specialties in a beautiful setting. The facade reminds you of the old wooden houses from the bygone era and the ambiance inside is as warm as you expect it to be. The use of wooden furnishings, beautiful lighting, and a homely ambiance makes you feel quite comfortable. Their patio area is attractively laid out as well. This family-friendly place offers New Zealand classics, salads, light bites, and other mains. Loyal patrons swear by their Sweet Potato Fries, Bare Lamb, Salmon Croquettes, and Patty Melt. Their drinks menu is quite impressive as well and features tantalizing cocktails, wines, beers and other mixed drinks. What's more, Queenstown Public House is a pet-friendly establishment. So, be it a family dinner or a casual hangout with your friends, this amazing restaurant is ideal for all occasions.
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
This chic and upscale cafe situated in the Italian neighborhood of San Diego, is an easy-breezy place to eat some organic food made with fresh ingredients. This enticing place has both indoor and outdoor seating with industrial decor to dine merrily with your friends. This vibrant looking place will make you happy while you dine or drink some coffee, while the sunshine smiles at you generously through the large glass windows.