Dinner

10 8 Humphreys

Address: 2241 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
Humphreys
$$$ Top 10 Recommended Special Offer Private Room View
Step into the main dining room of Humphreys Restaurant and understand how opulence is mastered. The large multileveled room is bathed in soft light and flowing panels of pale gray and ice blue upholstery. Juxtaposed against the whimsical softness of the colors are massive exposed beams that lend an anchor to a bay-side view that threatens to draw you in completely. The menu is thoughtful and inventive in the way it continues this balance between the ethereal and masculine – the Mirin Sesame Shrimp appetizer positions two large shrimp atop a bed of mango-mint relish that is refreshingly cool against ...

10 8 Vintana Wine + Dine

Address: 1205 Auto Park Way, San Diego, CA 92029
Vintana Wine + Dine
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Settled on the penthouse level of the luxurious shopping district, The Centre at Lexus Escondido, is Cohn Restaurant Group’s newest venture, Vintana Wine + Dine. The restaurant showcases a modern rendition of California cuisine melded with a breathtaking panoramic view of local mountains and the city of Escondido in a semi-casual setting. Executive Chef Deborah Scott has conceived a sensational menu that offers a wide variety of notable dishes that guests can relish. Overwhelm your senses with Vintana’s fresh sustainable seafood options including Clear Spring Rainbow Trout and Mano De Leon Sea Scallops. Or satisfy your palate with one of ...

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 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 8 333 Pacific

Address: 333 North Pacific Street, Oceanside, CA 92054
333 Pacific
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Cohn Restaurant fans take note: the San Diego restaurateur powerhouse has brought their fine dining expertise to Oceanside with their restaurant, 333 Pacific. It is an ode to Southern California, with breath-taking views of its seaside setting, innovative California cuisine, and a faultlessly stylish design aesthetic. Located on the first floor of the Wyndham Oceanfront Pier Resort, diners can feast on clever creations like Bleu Cheese Crusted Kobe Beef Meatloaf and Maine Diver Scallops seared in apple cider, while enjoying a stunning, panoramic view of the Oceanside Pier and beach. 333 Pacific promises a welcome invigoration of the North County ...

10 8 Draft Republic

Address: 4282 Esplanade Ct,, La Jolla, CA 92122
Draft Republic
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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 Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

Address: 16085 San Dieguito Rd, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
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Leucadia Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant, In beautiful Rancho Santa Fe has earned the reputation for being the place to visit for fresh and flavorful cuisine. This Leucadia Pizzeria has been open for over 20 years and is quietly nestled in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe, happily catering to a loyal local clientele with a menu packed full of family-friendly dishes and casual dining options. Our friendly staff ensures that guests enjoy a consistently satisfying experience, where an impressive selection of pizzas attracts many, and the Build Your Own Pizza combinations are vast and creative. More traditional Italian entrees like ...

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 Bernard'O Restaurant

Address: 12457 Rancho Bernardo Road, San Diego, CA 92128
Bernard'O Restaurant
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Unassuming elegance is paired with striking attention to detail at Bernard’O Restaurant, in Rancho Bernardo. The main dining room provides a cosmopolitan space lit with the glow of an Italian-tile fireplace. The patio that affords views of glistening stars most nights also has a fireplace to keep diners comfortable. The menu is a toast to fine French fare, and Chef Alain Delahaye plates dishes that are both complex in flavor and refreshingly direct in vision. The Californian Bouillabaisse is an ode to the ocean with seabass, scallops, shrimp, mussels, clams, and potatoes, in a Rouille lobster sauce. Stop by for ...

10 8 Studio Diner

Address: 4701 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123
Studio Diner
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The Studio Diner is a true local’s paradise; conveniently located in the Kearney Mesa Business District, this deliciously nostalgic eatery serves up heaping helpings of classic American fare with a gourmet twist 24-hours-a-day. Clad in chrome and gleaming with 1940s charm, film-making equipment graces the dining area and celebrates the restaurant’s ongoing relationship with television. The only thing that can steal the spotlight from the Diner’s cool décor is its impressively lengthy and satisfying menu. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be savored any time – from omelets to East Coast classics, the Diner aims to please. Menu favorites include the ...

10 8 Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Address: 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Oceana Coastal Kitchen
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With tropical décor and stunning views of Mission Bay, The Oceana Coastal Kitchen at the Catamaran Resort Hotel is a vacation for the senses. This esteemed restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch with California coastal cuisine from renowned Executive Chef Steven Riemer. Entrees feature an array of vegetarian entrees, poultry, steaks, and chops, like the Herb Crusted Baja Halibut, Roast Duck Breast, Filet Mignon with Red Wine and Gorgonzola Butter, and much more. Take a seat on the enchanting outdoor patio with uninterrupted views of the passing boats. For prime cuisine with first-rate service in the ...

10 8 Blue Wave Bar and Grill

Address: 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
Blue Wave Bar and Grill
$$ Top 10 New Editor's Pick Special Offer Private Room View Outdoor Seating
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 The French Gourmet

Address: 960 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA 92109
The French Gourmet
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Known and loved by many as a charming restaurant and bakery, The French Gourmet also boasts impressive credentials as a full-service catering business. This San Diego favorite has been conjuring up decadent and flavorful delicacies from scratch in its kitchen, and then serving them to loyal patrons inside and out of the dining room since 1979. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner become casual yet decadent holidays at The French Gourmet, where fresh pastries, classic hors d’oeuvres, and house-made specialties mingle with award-winning wines. Set in an intimate space bathed in natural light during the day and a romantic glow in the ...

10 8 Hard Rock Cafe

Address: 801 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Hard Rock Cafe
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What started off with an Eric Clapton Fender guitar being hung up in a quirky London bar to “hold” his table, turned into a world-wide phenomenon where food, memorabilia and music mix. Downtown in the heart of the Gaslamp District, the Hard Rock Café covers its walls in clothing from Elvis Presley, Stevie Nicks and Gwen Stefani while whisking out American fare from the kitchen. Familiar rock acoustics are pumped out of the reasonably priced restaurant’s speaker system and the exceptional appetizers are a good lead into classic entrees. The openers at the Café are Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings, Potato ...

10 8 Red Tracton's

Address: 550 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Red Tracton's
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Red Tracton’s is a delightful return to the vintage class and swanky sophistication of an iconic American steakhouse. The restaurant draws on the romance and nostalgia of the neighboring Del Mar Racetrack, with maroon walls, horse prints, and dark, moody lighting recalling Gatsby-era frivolity and luxury. Portions are similarly hedonistic, with thick cut steaks, such as the Del Mar Cut— a 25 oz. Prime Rib that is sure to be tomorrow’s lunch. Offering colossal baked potatoes dripping with sour cream and butter, giant lobster tails, and jumbo shrimp on ice, diners should be prepared to bring their appetite! An evening ...

10 8 Crossroads at House of Blues

Address: 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Crossroads at House of Blues
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Soulful food and bluesy tunes intertwine inside Crossroads at the House of Blues located in San Diego’s famous Gaslamp Quarter. The kitchen’s performance is spot-on, with energetic renditions of hearty classics from celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez like the Applewood Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, Jambalaya, and Buttermilk Fried Chicken in addition to tasty signature hamburgers, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, kid’s selections and desserts. This fun and trendy restaurant celebrates the rich culture of the South with vibrant artwork and live music from an eclectic mix of performers. Come in for the popular happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. nightly and sip ...

10 8 Hexagone

Address: 495 Laurel Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Hexagone
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Named after the six-sided shape of France, Hexagone offers one of the largest French menus in San Diego with twenty appetizers and twenty entrees. Soft jazz croons its way lazily across a dimly lit L-shaped dining room adorned with crisp white linens, floor-to-ceiling windows, and rambunctious Art Nouveau prints. The Beef Bourguignon alone is reason enough to visit, as the rich wine-infused dish braises for a total of three days. This new addition to Banker’s Hill has been competing—and holding its own— against the likes of neighboring Laurel and Bertrand at Mister A’s, a sure indication of the quality of ...

10 8 George's Ocean Terrace

Address: 1250 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA 92037
George's Ocean Terrace
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George’s Ocean Terrace reminds us all that there’s a big difference between eating outside and dining seaside. Occupying prime rooftop real estate upstairs from George’s California Modern, Ocean Terrace invites guests to settle in for a casual yet inspired experience of breathtaking views, invigorating libations, off-the-docks fresh seafood, and from the farm tantalizing entrees. Executive Chef and partner Trey Foshee handles his menu with care and discretion, emphasizing fresh and locally sourced ingredients, ensuring that each ingredient complements the overall flavor profile of the dish. Given that La Jolla boasts practically picture-perfect weather all year long, it makes sense that ...