Smoking Area Restaurants

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 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 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 De Medici

Address: 815 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
De Medici
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Beyond the heavy glass doors of De Medici lies a wonderland of delight and extravagance. Once inside, wrapped in the cozy embrace of one of the booths, guests are welcomed to linger over an amazing meal and absorb an evening of tantalizing experiences. Under the insistence of owner Salavatore Vitale, many of the signature dishes are still created table-side. The soft rosy glow and intimate ambiance of the dining room is punctuated by the bright flashes of flambéing Bananas Foster and Steak Diane. Specializing in both Northern and Southern Italian cuisine, Chef Ricardo Macias charms the palates of many with …

10 8 Indigo Grill

Address: 1536 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Indigo Grill
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Nestled on cozy India Street in picturesque Little Italy, Indigo Grill has been a gem of San Diego’s culinary scene for years. While many diners may be familiar with one of the Cohn Family’s finest restaurants, they haven’t seen anything like the recent transformation that has elevated the grill to the next plateau of dining experiences. Head Chef Deborah Scott, one of the finest chefs in all of San Diego, finally has a spectacular venue in which to showcase her phenomenal dishes that combine old world charm with modern culinary flare. Close to the Gaslamp, Convention Center, Seaport Village, and …

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 Crab Catcher

Address: 1298 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Crab Catcher
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Perched atop an ocean bluff, Crab Catcher in La Jolla overlooks Seals Beach, a little sublet that thousands of tourists come by to visit annually. With a spectacular view and sensational food that is procured straight from the sea, Crab Catcher serves only the best fresh dishes. Keeping to the 100-mile radius philosophy, Chef Jon Burwell hires local commercial fishermen and harvests only the freshest ingredients from local farms and farmers markets to create the kind of dishes that will project surprise and wonder onto diner’s faces. With that in mind, the relaxed and quiet ambiance of Crab Catcher creates …

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 Blue Wave Bar and Grill

Address: 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
Blue Wave Bar and Grill
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Blue Wave Bar and Grill, tucked inside the Best Western Island Palms Hotel, boasts of all the delights coastal San Diego has to offer. Providing waterfront dining on picturesque Shelter Island, it serves as a tropically inspired destination with all the fitting accommodations. While selecting from any of the restaurant’s stunning breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, or visiting for its popular happy hour, diners can take in the pleasures of the restaurant’s lovely outdoor patio and views of the hotel’s private marina. Executive Chef Marc Brislin crafts a menu ranging from macadamia-crusted halibut to oven roasted Filet Mignon with shitake …

10 8 Full Moon Sushi & Kitchen Bar

Address: 926 5th ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Full Moon Sushi & Kitchen Bar
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Full Moon is a kaizen style kitchen featuring fine Japanese delicacies. "Kaizen" means "change for the better," which illuminates Chef Sung's non-traditional Japanese cuisine. Enjoy an intimate group setting in the plush lounge seating, or settle at the bar to relish at the highly regarded sushi chefs. With menu items ranging from hot entrees alongside traditional sushi rolls to an exotic fish menu changed daily; Full Moon sushi has a wide range of food options for everyone. All food items pair well with the large sake menu - most imported from Japan.

10 8 The Whiskey House

Address: 420 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

10 8 Bombay

Address: 3960 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
Bombay
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A fanciful curtain of monsoon rain, visible through floor-to-ceiling glass doors, is a friendly greeting as guests enter the spacious and elegant dining room at Bombay restaurant. Aromas of exotic spices promise a feast of flavors. Having won awards for the “Best Vegetarian Restaurant” and “Best Indian Restaurant in San Diego”, from AOL City Guide and San Diego Magazine respectively, one can remain assured they will enjoy an authentic culinary adventure. The kitchen serves to satisfy expectations and the attentive wait staff ensures a delectable dining experience that you’ll want to repeat over and over again. Flavorful, mysterious fruit drinks …

10 8 Restaurant at The Pearl

Address: 1410 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92106
Restaurant at The Pearl
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A contemporary, uber-cool interior and décor mirror a chic California-coastal inspired kitchen in Point Loma at the Restaurant at The Pearl. Chef Todd Bencivenni combines his passion for local ingredients with an diverse culinary background to create flavorful, memorable dishes. Eclectic dishes come from a variety of regions across the U.S including a magnificent Mac & Cheese appetizer made with Spring Hill Cheddar and a Grilled Pork Chop with potatoes, apple chutney and fresh farmers market veggies for a solid main course. Whether you’re dining inside or by the pool, in a cabana or beach chair, weekly movies from The …

10 8 Monsoon

Address: 729 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Monsoon
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Monsoon, an Indian cuisine focused restaurant in the heart of the Gaslamp District, is part of the Monsoon Group’s four main establishments that serves San Diegians a taste of the country, not just curry. The brother and sister tandem of Chefs Rakesh and Ashley Popat have a wide assortment of appetizers, entrees, Indian breads, curries, tandooris and vegetarian dishes on the menu to satisfy even the most critical Mumbai and Calcuttan food connoisseurs. The Lentis n’ Lamb and the Bangalore Masala bolster this bevy of long-time family recipes and round out this epicurean experience. Monsoon has an all-you-can eat daily …

10 8 Callahan's

Address: 8111 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126
Callahan's
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Opened in 1989, Callahan’s Pub and Brewery is a neighborhood Irish pub, brewery, and restaurant with a twist. Callahan’s brews their specialty beers in small batches, rendering a fresh, home-made taste. They offer over 25 beers and ciders on tap, including their hand-crafted microbrews—and have a full bar if you’re looking for something a little more strong. For something to munch on, Callahan's has a tempting menu full of traditional Irish and American dishes with three areas for lunch and late night dining, including bar area, dining room, and patio. They even serve Sunday brunch! In addition to dining and …

10 8 PB Bar and Grill

Address: 860 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109
PB Bar and Grill
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If you’re looking for a great night in San Diego, look no further than PB Bar & Grill. This venue reflects Pacific Beach’s laid back attitude and hosts a happy hour nightly. It is known as a favorite hangout among San Diego locals and mainly plays host to the college age crowd. PB Bar & Grill has a great selection of beer and cocktails to choose from in addition to their full bar. Their menu consists of typical bar fare and quick bites. It is part indoor restaurant, outdoor patio, and dance floor all of which combined with music results …

10 8 Redfield's Sports Bar

Address: 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101
Redfield's Sports Bar
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Steps away from the convention center; a stone’s throw from Seaport Village; and a San Diego minute from the Gaslamp Quarter is Redfield’s Sports Bar, in the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel. Redfield’s combines dining elegance and premium seasonal ingredients with delicious, classic sports bar dishes. With twenty-one high definition TV’s showing every sporting event imaginable, a gigantic pool table, and a fully loaded bar, Redfield’s is the ideal destination for game night or after work. Redfield’s also boasts a daily eight hour happy hour, with drink and food specials that will have people wondering why they’re not regulars. Enjoy a …

10 8 Redwing Bar and Grill

Address: 4012 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
Redwing Bar and Grill
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Redwing Bar and Grill offer some of the cheapest appetizers that include all the fancy additions and plenty of drinks. Every day brings something new for those who are willing to brave the craziness that the sports bar delivers. Monday’s are sports days, karaoke on Saturday, Thursdays are usually very low cost beer days, and Wednesday is sushi night with only the freshest Japanese cuisine. There’s always a special occasion going on at Redwing and everyone usually has a great time. Even if one is not that big of a drinker, it is still worth bringing a group of friends …

10 8 Veg N Out

Address: 3442 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
Veg N Out
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Veg N Out offers juicy burgers, loaded hot dogs, and gourmet sandwiches, all created vegetarian. This unique North Park establishment was opened by Rachael Fogg, who yearned to show meat-eaters that vegetarian doesn’t have to mean salads and tasteless garden burgers. Among menu choices are the popular Western Burger, Island Girl pineapple and teriyaki burger, and the I Love Rach’y cucumber, cream cheese, and "bologna" sandwich, which was created by Rachael at age eleven. So if you want to go out for something fresh, give Veg-N-Out a try and experience a truly satisfying vegetarian meal.

10 8 Dave and Buster's

Address: 2931 Camino Del Rio N., San Diego, CA 92108
Dave and Buster's
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Wide variety of menu choices from seafood, steaks, pastas to traditional favorites like ribs, and burgers. Separate from gaming area, this casual, yet elegant, setting is a great place to meet for a date or get together with friends. Place where adults can enjoy great food, terrific drinks and the latest interactive games - all in one place.