California Restaurants

109Truluck's

Address: 8990 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA  92122   Make a Reservation
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 ... Learn More »

108Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

Address: 565 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
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Blue Point was the first seafood and oyster bar to open in the Gaslamp over a decade ago, and it remains one of the very best. The restaurant pays special attention to interpreting seafood classics in fresh ways that delight all the senses. Specialties extend to a selection of steak and chops, so that both the menu and interior call to mind an old fashioned supper club with nautical flair. A striking and impressively well-stocked antique bar completes the relaxed elegance that keeps Blue Point on the Gaslamp’s favored list. Learn More »

108Peohe's

Address: 1201 1st Street, Coronado, CA  92118   Make a Reservation
Peohe's
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Peohe’s captures the essence of Southern California dining with its stunning bay front views, Pacific Rim cuisine menu, and chic tropical vibe. This Coronado Island destination is ideally situated just steps from the Ferry Landing and offers picture-perfect views of the Downtown San Diego skyline, as well as an endless parade of passing boats. Peohe’s menu celebrates the sea by showcasing the flavors of the Pacific; island cooking techniques are married with tropical accents for dishes that are bold in flavor and freshness. Sushi enthusiasts appreciate Peohe’s selection of fresh nigiri, sashimi, specialty rolls, and platters. Likewise, meat lovers rejoice ... Learn More »

108KITCHEN 1540

Address: 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA  92014   Make a Reservation
KITCHEN 1540
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Overlooking the Pacific Ocean sits the Historic L’Auberge Hotel, the casual yet luxurious coastal hideaway in the heart of The Village of Del Mar. L’Auberge's signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, is a chic extension of this casual luxury, offering a cozy and intimate setting to indulge in the flavorful coastal harvest cuisine and its award-winning wine list. With Executive Chef Nathan Lingle at the helm, KITCHEN 1540’s fresh innovative menus draw local inspiration from San Diego. Learn More »

108Coasterra

Address: 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Coasterra
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Coasterra is the newest jewel in the Cohn Restaurant Group’s award winning collection of restaurants. Located on Harbor Island next to its sister restaurant, Island Prime, Coasterra is another luxurious creation from renowned San Diego Chef, Debra Scott. The chic and modern dining establishment features a Mexican-inspired menu that emphasizes fresh, local seafood. Boasting stunning views of the San Diego Harbor and Downtown, Coasterra is the ideal destination for intimate sunset dining. Its proximity to the airport and many hotels also makes it an ideal spot for business dinners and meetings. Whether you’re meeting friends after work to enjoy Coasterra’s ... Learn More »

109Bertrand at Mister A's

Address: 2550 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92103   Make a Reservation
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 ... Learn More »

108Indigo Grill

Address: 1536 India Street, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
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 ... Learn More »

109Island Prime

Address: 880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
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. Learn More »

108333 Pacific

Address: 333 North Pacific Street, Oceanside, CA  92054   Make a Reservation
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 ... Learn More »

108The Prado at Balboa Park

Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
The Prado at Balboa Park
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The minute you step into The Prado you know you’ve entered into a world like no other. Located in the historic House of Hospitality in Balboa Park, the restaurant offers four main dining areas. Each has its own distinctive décor and ambiance: the Terrace features outdoor seating, the Courtyard room overlooks the courtyard and fountain, the Solarium overlooks the Terrace and features skylights, and the Lounge serves up two happy hours with several signature drinks. The California cuisine is expertly prepared, and includes Pan Roasted Sea Bass with cauliflower and truffle puree and Braised Beef Boneless Shortrib with Point Reyes ... Learn More »

109Mille Fleurs

Address: 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA  92091   Make a Reservation
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 ... Learn More »

107Bernard'O Restaurant

Address: 12457 Rancho Bernardo Road, San Diego, CA  92128   Make a Reservation
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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 ... Learn More »

108Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Address: 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA  92109   Make a Reservation
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 ... Learn More »

107Blue Wave Bar and Grill

Address: 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA  92106   Make a Reservation
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 ... Learn More »

106Crossroads at House of Blues

Address: 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
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 ... Learn More »

106George's Ocean Terrace

Address: 1250 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
George's Ocean Terrace
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 ... Learn More »

109A.R. Valentien

Address: 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
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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 ... Learn More »

108George's California Modern

Address: 1250 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
George's California Modern
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George's California Modern is the fine dining restaurant located inside the beloved George’s at the Cove, in La Jolla. Featuring a sophisticated yet relaxed space with a modern aesthetic, an international wine list and seasonal cocktails by mixologist Frankie Thaheld, California Modern prides itself on being both welcoming and intriguing. Executive Chef and partner Trey Foshee's fearlessly diverse menu continues to celebrate fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients while incorporating worldly influences—The Chef’s masterful touch is one reason the California Modern dining experience has been called the best in San Diego. If you haven't been to George's California Modern, you haven't ... Learn More »

108Firefly Restaurant and Bar

Address: 1710 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA  92109   Make a Reservation
Firefly Restaurant and Bar
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If you’re in the Mission Bay area, be sure you visit The Firefly Restaurant and Bar located inside The Dana Hotel. Facing the bay, Firefly has fantastic views, creating a dining experience that will impact your senses in a major way. As one of San Diego’s premier dining spots, Firefly offers a contemporary atmosphere imbued with the kind of ambiance that is just right for a romantic dinner for two. If you’re looking for a quick meal, the happy hour menu offers great specials. Chef Eric Manuel is a native to San Diego, and his dishes are created with fresh, ... Learn More »

108Terra American Bistro

Address: 7091 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA  92115   Make a Reservation
Terra American Bistro
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Terra calls the East College District of La Mesa home. Chef and Owner Jeff Rossman brings quality to the table (literally) by stocking the Terra kitchen, bar, and menu with locally sourced and sustainable produce and ingredients. Brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks reflect the best the seasons have to offer, and often highlight the rich bounty of San Diego and Riverside County agriculture. From the fresh fruit-infused libations to the “New American Cuisine” menu featuring preparation styles unique to the Americas, Terra serves up a thoughtful dining experience that celebrates the joy of community and communal eating. Learn More »