San Diego Restaurants Fit For A Graduation Celebration!


Graduation season is in full swing and San Diego has plenty of restaurants fit for celebratory dinners! With a slew of universities and high schools casting new graduates off to a bright future, there is plenty to celebrate! Use this guide to navigate the oftentimes overwhelming feat of planning a graduation dinner to honor your special guest. Need to book for a large group or interested in a private room? The following restaurants offer a variety of group and private room accommodations to make your graduation celebration extra special!

North County Coastal

Downtown La Jolla offers a laid back coastal setting to celebrate the achievements of your graduate! Looking for serene ocean views? Try Crab Catcher, which offers a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and classic fine dining seafood fare.

Also located near the coast Downtown La Jolla, Roppongi Restaurant and Sushi Bar offers Chef Stephen Window's signature New Asian cuisine that features a mix of Asian and European flavors in a sophisticated setting.

Whisknladle rests in the bustling center of Downtown La Jolla offering a laid back atmosphere and a rustic Mediterranean menu that will be sure to warm the heart of your graduate. This little gem is ideal for an intimate celebratory gathering of your closest friends and family.

Flavor Del Mar offers a sophisticated, upscale setting to enjoy Chef Jason Maitland's simple but refined seasonal menu that focuses on quality ingredients. Enjoy an early dinner and take in the beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean while toasting to the success of your graduate!

North County

Delicias gives patrons a taste of Fresh California cuisine in a soothing setting of muted earth tones and beautiful stonework. Feast your eyes and mouth on their elegantly presented entrees that feature a variety of fish, poultry, and beef suited for a special celebration.

Try California cuisine with a French twist at Bernard'O Restaurant in Rancho Bernardo's Village Shopping mall. With tasteful mural paintings and fresh flowers displayed on each table unwind in simple luxury-- your graduate deserves it!

The culinary geniuses at Mille Fleurs are shaking up Rancho Santa Fe's dining scene by offering only the freshest ingredients to feature in their daily changing French inspired menu. Bask in the rustic but sophisticated decor and toast to your achievement!

Housed in Del Mar's chic L'Auberge Resort, Kitchen 1540 offers a farm-to-table menu driven by seasonal ingredients providing an array of appetizing goodies worthy of any celebration. Try Chef Paul McCabe’s classic creations amped up by unexpected ingredients in a sophisticated and contemporary setting.


Nestled in the up-and-coming East Village, The Palm offers traditional white tablecloth dining and a graduate-friendly special offer exclusive to parties of 10 or more located in up-and-coming East Village. Round up your friends and family and celebrate with good company and even better food!

Why not head on down to where all of the action is and celebrate in the historic Gaslamp District! De Medici, located on busy fifth avenue offers authentic Old World Italian cuisine with a variety of Prime Steaks, Salads, and Pastas.

George's on Fifth, akin to its name, is located on Fifth Avenue in what used to be Wyatt Earp's Gambling Hall and Saloon. In addition to its rich history, George's on Fifth offers a fine selection of premium steaks that Mr. Earp himself would be happy to dive into.

Perfect for a graduation lunch or dinner, the Blue Wave Bar and Grill is a pleasant addition to the Island Palm Hotel on Shelter Island.  Take in the serene harbor views while chowing down on tropically inspired cuisine that will invigorate your senses!


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