Special Occasion Restaurants

108Vintana Wine + Dine

Address: 1205 Auto Park Way, San Diego, CA  92029   Make a Reservation
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 ... Learn More »

108Crab Catcher

Address: 1298 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
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 ... Learn More »

108Draft Republic

Address: 4282 Esplanade Ct,, La Jolla, CA  92122   Make a Reservation

109CAVU Brewery & Restaurant

Address: 7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
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. 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
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 ... Learn More »

107Studio Diner

Address: 4701 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA  92123   Make a Reservation
Studio Diner
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 ... 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 »

107The French Gourmet

Address: 960 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA  92109   Make a Reservation
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 ... Learn More »

107Hard Rock Cafe

Address: 801 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
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 ... Learn More »

107Red Tracton's

Address: 550 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA  92075   Make a Reservation
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 ... 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 »

107Hexagone

Address: 495 Laurel Street, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
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 ... Learn More »

106Zorbas Greek Buffet

Address: 100 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA  91911   Make a Reservation
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Welcome to Zorbas, founded in 1989 by Mr. Pashalis Koutzimbis, who brought the unique and delicious flavors of 100% original Greek food to Southern California. This renowned Chef puts his heart and soul into every dish, which is why his signature plates should be tasted and enjoyed by all Californians and tourists who visit the wonderful county of San Diego in the USA! Learn More »

106Full Moon Sushi & Kitchen Bar

Address: 926 5th ave, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Full Moon Sushi & Kitchen Bar
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. Learn More »

108Greystone Steakhouse

Address: 658 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation

108Common Theory Public House

Address: 4805 Convoy St, San Diego, CA  92111   Make a Reservation

109A.R. Valentien

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

107Chart House

Address: 2588 South Coast Highway 101, Cardiff, CA  92007   Make a Reservation
Chart House
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It’s not hard to find eateries boasting “ocean views” in San Diego, but it is rare to find a noteworthy restaurant that happens to claim such prime oceanfront real-estate as Chart House. Picturesquely positioned along the South Coast Highway 101 (with the San Elijo Lagoon to the east), Chart House’s expansive dining room faces the Pacific Ocean and plates up some of the finest sunsets around. As the waves lap upon the rocky shore before you, settle in and savor Chart House’s array of hot and cold appetizers, signature seafood entrees, prime steaks, and luscious desserts. Pair the evening with ... Learn More »