4 1/2 Stars

10 8 Operacaffe

Address: 835 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Operacaffe
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It is the very presence of charismatic Master Chef Roberto Bernardoni and his lovely wife, Chef Patrizia Branchi that sets Operacaffe apart from the countless “authentic” Italian eateries downtown. The first ingredient in all of Chef Bernadoni’s dishes is his "cuore", his heart and passion for his trade. This is splendidly reflected in the careful presentations, wistful aromas, and creative tastes of their traditional dishes. Allow your taste buds to be transported to Italy by thin crust pizzas, salads, featuring fresh Italian cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano, and herby and flavorful pasta and second course dishes. Chef Bernardoni will be delighted ...

10 8 WildWood Crossing

Address: 116 Civic Center Dr, Vista, CA 92084
WildWood Crossing
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We came together in the 1980s, working at some of the best restaurants in San Diego North County. We forged our family in those legendary dining icons, then went on to careers in creative arts and services. Friends to this day, we came back together in business to form Terramar Restaurant Group and to create WildWood Crossing. The owners, managers, and chefs are members of an extended family who love to make people feel welcome and provide creative hospitality. We feed you right! We created a venue that has entertainment that rivals that in San Diego. A place that you ...

10 8 Forbidden Cove

Address: 7576 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111
Forbidden Cove
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Hidden Tiki lounge located inside Kilowatt Brewing Kearny Mesa featuring unique Tiki lighting and decor, exotic and rare craft beers, and undistilled cocktails. We are open Thursdays from 5pm -11pm, Fridays and Saturdays, 5pm - Midnight. Our last seating is at 9:30pm on Thursdays and 10:45pm on Fridays and Saturdays, as we are required to close at 12:00 a.m. With the exception of the 10:45 p.m. seating, we book reserved seating for 90 minute increments. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your reservation, your seats will be allocated to customers on the wait list. Must be 21 ...

10 8 Royal India

Address: 329 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
Royal India
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Royal India is where to go when you want to dine like kings and queens. The Gaslamp area restaurant serves authentic Northern Indian cuisine in a refreshing, elegant setting. An outdoor patio offers prime views of downtown foot traffic, while inside, the tall ceilings and open space give the feel of a modern palace, complete with regal décor imported from India. Ornate chandeliers cast an elegant glow, while a cascading waterfall offers a backdrop of serenity. The menu is as rich as its surroundings, with flavorful curries, tandoori kababs, and a tempting array of fresh tandoor-baked breads. If you’re unable ...

10 8 Cobblestone Cottage Tea Shoppe

Address: 1945 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901
Cobblestone Cottage Tea Shoppe
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Since 1998, Cobblestone Cottage Tea Shoppe in Alpine, CA has been providing a relaxing and enjoyable experience through tea service. Choose either our Cottage High Tea or Cottage Afternoon Tea where you'll enjoy a choice from dozens of tea varities, tea sandwiches, savories, and desserts. You deserve a moment for yourself to enjoy with family or friends in a quiet, tranquil, calm setting. So make a reservation today, and we'll look forward to serving you our very best.

10 8 Broken Yolk Cafe

Address: 1851 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
Broken Yolk Cafe
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Among one of the original locations, The Broken Yolk Café in Pacific Beach is a local favorite for San Diegans. Open since 1979, The Broken Yolk’s brand of home-cooked comfort food is famous for their generous portions. With over 20 omelets available and a casual atmosphere to boot, make sure you come around for lunch as well. Fans of the Broken Yolk rave about their burgers and sandwiches. It’s a great place to people watch, and the scenic view from their outdoor rooftop patio isn’t so bad either. The Broken Yolk Café is located along the coastal line, so if ...

10 8 Sab Lai Thai Kitchen

Address: 500 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Sab Lai Thai Kitchen
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Specializing in fresh, quality authentic Thai, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free dishes served in an airy, brick-lined space with contemporary decor. Voted Best Thai Food Gaslamp San Diego.

10 8 Grant Grill

Address: 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Grant Grill
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A contemporary, glamorous place to dine, the Grant Grill presents an extraordinary display of modern cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and an elegance that permeates the restaurant’s décor and atmosphere. Originally opened in 1951, the Grant Grill’s historical significance as a “Power Lunch” spot is well-known throughout San Diego. A must-have at this legendary establishment is the Mock Turtle Soup, a staple since the doors opened. The creative California cuisine created by Chef de Cuisine, John Duran, features innovative and seasonal selections. A 3, 4, or 5 Course Tasting Menu with an optional wine pairing is available for those looking to sample ...

10 8 Bertrand at Mister A's

Address: 2550 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
Bertrand at Mister A's
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Impeccable service, excellent cuisine, and an extensive wine list are to be expected at any Bertrand Hug establishment, and Bertrand at Mr. A’s lives up to the highest of expectations. Perched atop a skyscraper on the brink of downtown, the restaurant offers one of the most outstanding dining experiences in San Diego. Modern American cuisine elegantly complements the cosmopolitan backdrop, with a menu that offers awe-inspiring “glimpses” of both land and sea. The seasonal menu incorporates the utmost quality meats, fish, and accompaniments, resulting in a fresh and tantalizing selection of dishes. The main dining room offers a premier dining ...

10 8 Petrinis San Diego

Address: 610 W Ash St, San Diego, CA 92101
Petrinis San Diego
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Petrini's, in the heart of San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood, serves homemade Italian dishes with a traditional aesthetic in its charming and inviting restaurant. Petrini's takes the same approach to its menu in its environment as previous generations. With years of feeding customers with authentic and mouth-watering recipes and cuisine, Petrini's holds its same standard that it did for several years.

10 8 Truluck's

Address: 8990 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
Truluck's
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Truluck’s, nestled in University City, is always fresh on the dining scene with an edge not many can counter. Renowned for their seafood, they operate a crabbing fleet of no less than sixteen boats off the coast of Naples, Florida. Armed with this advantage, the crab is delivered fresh to your table within twenty-four hours of being caught. Those searching for an alternative to seafood can choose from a selection of seven steaks and chops roasted or grilled to a level of precision unmatched by most steakhouses. For recreational wine drinkers or connoisseurs alike, Truluck’s offers a hundred wines by ...

10 8 KITCHEN 1540

Address: 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
KITCHEN 1540
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KITCHEN 1540, our signature restaurant, highlights the feel and flavors of our Southern California roots. The seamless flow from the bar to the dining room and outdoor patio spaces offer guests the perfect mix of experiences. KITCHEN 1540's cuisine highlights locally-sourced ingredients that capture bright, seasonal tastes of Del Mar, California. Served amongst an open presentation kitchen. A private dining room wrapped in wine-encased walls is the ideal setting for a special event, or choose the romance of an outdoor private cabana and enjoy the lights, the stars, and the ocean breezes. KITCHEN 1540 has garnered numerous awards including such ...

10 8 Donovan's of Downtown

Address: 570 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Donovan's of Downtown
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Following the success of its flagship La Jolla location, Donovan’s has opened a new outpost downtown. Now the renowned service, quality, and setting that put Donovan’s of La Jolla on the map can be found just steps away from the convention center, the ballpark, and the Gaslamp Quarter. As with its La Jolla counterpart, the menu showcases a variety of cuts of succulent USDA Prime steak, while offering an array of other options such as Australian rack of lamb and North Atlantic Salmon. Appetizers and salads are available to tantalize the palate before the main course, and potatoes and vegetables ...

10 8 Donovan's of La Jolla

Address: 1250 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037
Donovan's of La Jolla
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CLOSED - This location has closed. Please visit the Gaslamp location. After the recent move from its UTC location, La Jolla's premier steakhouse is now overlooking the famous La Jolla Cove. In addition to picturesque views, Donovan’s Steak and Chop house offers a refined setting filled with upscale class and elegance. The menu showcases a variety of cuts of succulent USDA Prime steak, while offering a variety of other options from Australian rack of lamb to North Atlantic Salmon. Appetizers and salads tantalize the palate before the main course, while potatoes and vegetables—always complimentary—accompany each entrée. An award-winning wine list ...

10 8 Island Prime

Address: 880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Island Prime
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Located on the edge of Harbor Island, just out of earshot of the airport, Island Prime’s stilt-supported structure extends out over the bay, giving diners the sense that they are floating along on a dinner cruise. Chef Deborah Scott's retro, yet sophisticated menu features metro steaks, seafood, and other diversely decadent dishes that will make your jaw drop. Between the nostalgic cuisine and the breath-taking view, Island Prime will keep you coming back for more.

10 8 CAVU Brewery & Restaurant

Address: 7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
CAVU Brewery & Restaurant
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Our mission is to: brew great beer, create wonderful food and mix sublime cocktails. CAVU (ka-voo) brings these aspects together for a truly unique experience that you will find nowhere else. CAVU is an acronym used in aviation circles meaning “Ceiling and Visibility Unrestricted”. Commonly used by pilots as slang to describe, the Perfect Day. San Diego is full of Perfect Days and is truly CAVU, this is why we live in this wonderful community and others visit our home.

10 8 The Grill At St. Mark

Address: 1750 San Pablo Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078

10 8 Mille Fleurs

Address: 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Mille Fleurs
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Picture a romantic retreat in the French countryside where days conclude with glowing fireplaces and elegant meals, and you will have the essence of Mille Fleurs. The restaurant, which is located on a small estate off a windy road in Rancho Santa Fe, offers a warm and charming atmosphere that plays host to stunning haute cuisine. Chef Martin Wosele’s menu, which changes daily, delicately melds European culinary traditions with local California ingredients. The result is sensational and exquisite fine dining which, as evidenced by numerous awards and national recognition, makes Mille Fleurs one of the most significant dining establishments in ...

10 8 Chef JUN

Address: 4033 Avati Dr, San Diego, CA 92117
Chef JUN
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10 8 A.R. Valentien

Address: 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA 92037
A.R. Valentien
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Nestled just above the scenic ocean bluffs of La Jolla, A.R. Valentien inside The Lodge at Torrey Pines features innovative California cuisine in a truly spectacular setting. Executive Chef Jeff Jackson conveys his market driven approach with seasonal ingredients from organic farms, orchards, and local fisherman. Wine lovers will rejoice in the extensive wine list boasting a vast collection of regional varietals from a string of California wineries. Just beyond the entrance, with its charming overhanging foliage, the interior of the restaurant showcases American Craftsman design with features like beautiful exposed beams and stained-glass lanterns, as well as selected artwork ...