Trendy / Hip Restaurants

10 8 Forbidden Cove

Address: 7576 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111
Forbidden Cove
$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room
Escape to the Forbidden Cove, a hidden Tiki lounge located inside Kilowatt Brewing Kearny Mesa! Enjoy our undistilled craft cocktails, such as our Washed Out to Sea, Lava Flow, Blue Hawaiian, and Kokoleka Wailele (Chocolate Waterfall). Enjoy the company of your group of 6 or less in the safety of our partitioned Cove seating areas, along with a kaleidoscope of Tiki lighting and decor, exotic and rare craft beers, and undistilled cocktails. We are currently open on Fridays and Saturdays, 5pm - 11pm. Our last seating is at 9:45pm. With the exception of the 9:45 p.m. seating, we book reserved …

10 8 Cordiano Winery

Address: 15732 Highland Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92025
Cordiano Winery
$$ Top 10 Recommended Editor's Pick Private Room View Outdoor Seating
Nestled in the hills of Highland Valley in North County San Diego, you'll find Cordiano Winery. This family-owned and operated vineyard takes pride in the craftsmanship of quality wines and the labor practiced for ages in the old country. The winery is a lifelong dream realized; a reflection of the love and passion of its proprietors, Gerardo, and Rosa Cordiano.

10 8 WildWood Crossing

Address: 116 Civic Center Dr, Vista, CA 92084
WildWood Crossing
$ Recommended Editor's Pick Private Room
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 Sab Lai Thai Kitchen

Address: 500 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Sab Lai Thai Kitchen
$ Recommended New Editor's Pick
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
$$$$ Top 10 Recommended Private Room View Gift Certificates Outdoor Seating
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 The Melting Pot - Gaslamp

Address: 901 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
The Melting Pot - Gaslamp
$$ Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Special Offer Private Room Gift Certificates Outdoor Seating
The Melting Pot is a one-of-a-kind restaurant giving guests the opportunity to dip to their hearts’ content – in fondue, that is. Boasting an unbelievably decadent menu of cheese, broth, and chocolate-based fondue options, diners are armed with everything they need to satisfy that certain craving for something sweet or savory. Home in the Gaslamp Quarter’s very first skyscraper, The Melting Pot’s chic décor hearkens back to a golden era of opulence, while maintaining a contemporary air of casual elegance. Join family and friends around the Melting Pot table and partake in the joyous style of dining that is fondue.

10 8 Savagewood Brewing Company

Address: 9879 Hibert St #F, San Diego, CA 92131
Savagewood Brewing Company
$ Recommended New Editor's Pick
In the heart of Scripps Ranch, a small family-owned brewery is dedicated to you – the craft beer drinker. With a wide variety of styles, a continuously evolving menu, and a true neighborhood vibe, we have something for everyone. We are family-friendly – kids, dogs, all are welcome. We keep non-alcoholic soda on hand, a supply of dog treats, and a variety of board games to play at the tables. We give back to the local community and love collaborating with everyone from homebrewers to charitable organizations. Come check out your true Scripps Ranch Neighborhood Brewery!

10 8 Gaslamp Strip Club

Address: 340 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Gaslamp Strip Club
$$$ Recommended Special Offer
The Gaslamp Strip Club is named after the restaurant's signature "strip steak." This 21-and over steakhouse offers an old-school supper club setting, complete with curved leather booths, dim lighting, and a central grill around which guests cook their own steaks. Grill options include a range of premium steaks and kabobs, as well as poultry, seafood, and vegetarian options. An extensive cocktail selection, late night hours, and a casual vibe amid artwork by the famous "pin up" artist Alberto Vargas makes the Gaslamp Strip Club an ideal destination not only for a meal but for an entire evening.

10 8 KITCHEN 1540

Address: 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
KITCHEN 1540
$$$ Top 10 Recommended Editor's Pick Private Room View Outdoor Seating
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 Indigo Grill

Address: 1536 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Indigo Grill
$$$ Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Special Offer Gift Certificates
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 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
$$$ Top 10 Recommended New Special Offer
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 Island Prime

Address: 880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Island Prime
$$$$ Top 10 Recommended Editor's Pick Special Offer View Gift Certificates
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
$$$ Top 10 Recommended Special Offer
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 Bliss Tea & Treats

Address: 301 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054
Bliss Tea & Treats
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick View Outdoor Seating

10 8 Park & Rec

Address: 4612 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116
Park & Rec
$ Recommended New

10 8 CAVU Brewery & Restaurant

Address: 7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
CAVU Brewery & Restaurant
$$ Recommended New
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 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 Crossroads at House of Blues

Address: 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Crossroads at House of Blues
$$ Special Offer
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 Common Theory Public House

Address: 4805 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111