Downtown Restaurants

107Extraordinary Desserts

Address: 2929 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92103   Make a Reservation
Whether you're looking for a romantic cafe, a place to treat your friends to, or an exquisite birthday cake for a family member, you won't be disappointed in Extraordinary Desserts. This 5th Avenue Bankers Hill bakery was opened by Pastry Chef Karen Krasne in 1988, and has been a local hit ever since. With mouthwatering, hand-crafted, organic and decadent cakes, pastries, danishes, cookies, and ice cream-- plus a full espresso bar to-boot-- Extraordinary Desserts is just the place to feed your sweet tooth. This cozy, quaint little cafe boasts an astonishing 400+ item menu, so every time you visit make … Learn More »

107Ruth's Chris Steak House

Address: 1355 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House delivers quality food while offering beautiful views in San Diego. It is situated on picturesque Harbor Drive and close to all that Downtown has to offer. Ruth’s Chris prides itself on serving USDA Prime, corn-fed, Midwestern bred beef and cooks it perfectly in 1800 degree ovens. They also offer over 250 wines featuring exclusive options or wines slated to be the best from around the world. Ruth’s Chris Steak House is a good choice for those who are looking for a nice evening out and are ready to pay the price for high quality food. Learn More »

105The Field

Address: 544 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
The Field
Who knew you could visit Ireland without leaving San Diego? The Field offers a great variety of food having everything from breakfast to dinner and happy hour too. This authentic Irish pub serves up a great round of comfort food and drinks. They have sporting events and are open late most nights of the week. The Field is located on 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp District and remains a great place to stop in for a pint and watch a game or just relax with a group of friends. This Irish Pub and restaurant even holds an annual half way … Learn More »

104Princess Pub

Address: 1665 India Street, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Princess Pub
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For an authentic British pub atmosphere and taste, look no further than The Princess Pub and Grille. Opened in 1984 in Little Italy, one of the fastest growing communities in downtown San Diego, this British pub is an ideal place to watch rugby, soccer, or football. Completely owned and operated by British owners, the Princess Pub serves traditional Europeans meals and has San Diego’s largest selection of European ales and spirits. They even offer a traditional Sunday roast beef or lamb dinner, with all the fixings, of course. Princess Pub and Grille is your destination for British and European cuisine … Learn More »

105Karl Strauss

Address: 1157 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Karl Strauss
Karl Strauss' handcrafted beers and full service bar, award winning restaurants offer a variety of innovative menu selections. Karl Strauss' extraordinary brewing expertise makes it possible to serve the finest selection of beers in America. Learn More »

104Rock Bottom

Address: 401 G Street, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Rock Bottom
Born of humble beginnings, Rock Bottom Brewery started in the basement of a Colorado home and has grown exponentially ever since. Now with locations spanning the United States, Rock Bottom offers guests an extensive spread of menu items that pair deliciously with its selection of house-made ales. Brewing everything from light, refreshing lager to full-bodied dark Porters, they seek to please even the most discerning drinkers. Their menu showcases a huge variety of tasty items including their signature burgers, pizzas, salads, and hand carved deli sandwiches. Nightly, they cater to the over-21 crowd by turning their lowest level into a … Learn More »

105Jimmy Love's

Address: 672 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Jimmy Love's
Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego. Jimmy Love's is occupying two floors of the beautifully restored 125-year-old historic 'Old City Hall' building. With capacity of 600 people Jimmy Love's is one of San Diego's largest clubs featuring live entertainment nightly and have one of San Diego's most creative contemporary thought out menus. Learn More »

106Buca di Beppo

Address: 705 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Buca di Beppo is neighborhood restaurant where guests feast on family platters of real Italian specialties in a boisterous, celebratory environment that recalls the Italian-American supper clubs of the 1940s and '50s. It's the marriage of Italy's oldest cuisines and the bounty of America, rich in tradition yet alive with innovation. Learn More »

107Osteria Panevino

Address: 722 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Osteria Panevino
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Standing as the oldest Italian restaurant in the Gaslamp District, Osteria Panevino is no stranger to providing San Diego with authentic Tuscan cuisine. Featuring rustic, traditional and homemade dishes by Chef Vincenzo Lo Verso, this casual yet fine dining destination is defined by their cuisine and their atmosphere. With famous dishes such as Ossobuco, Lasanga Bolognese, and Ravioli, each dish is crafted from scratch in Osteria’s kitchen. The warmth and comfort of Osteria Panevino makes it a welcoming place to dine for both lunch and dinner, and when paired with fresh dishes and a selection of award-winning wines, it’s a … Learn More »

106Monsoon

Address: 729 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
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 … Learn More »

107Osetra

Address: 904 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Osetra
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In the mood for a night of great food, conversation, drinks, and relaxation amidst the hustle and bustle of Downtown San Diego? Come enjoy an evening at Osetra at the corner of 5th Avenue and E Street. Their menu portrays some of the finest culinary creativity of today’s restaurant scene. Osetra hosts a happy hour six days a week, has an extensive award-winning wine list, and offers banquet facilities to help plan any special event you have in mind. Cocktails are savvy, hip, sophisticated, and hand crafted. The restaurant’s ambiance is romantic and cozy, yet maintains a trendy city hotspot … Learn More »

107Rama

Address: 327 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Rama
Located in San Diego’s stylish and trendy Gaslamp Quarter, Rama blends in perfectly with its fashionable and bustling surroundings. The modern Thai restaurant is the sister restaurant of Hillcrest’s Celadon, and brings owner’s Alex Thao’s stylish, flavorful Thai cuisine to downtown patrons. The dramatic setting offers soft lighting and an earthy minimalist style, with romantic tables separated by floor-to-ceiling sheer panels. The menu is fresh, spicy, and ultimately authentic, with a variety of stir fries and curries that can be prepared with a choice of chicken, pork, beef, vegetables, or tofu, as well as indulgent house specialties such as Rama … Learn More »

105Deco's

Address: 731 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Deco's
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Dining and dancing in downtown San Diego isn’t hard to find. Deco's, located in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, is a fine dining restaurant and night club with class and elegance. Their interior is a take on 1930’s art deco décor, with modern plush touches, brilliant chandeliers, and deep red tones accentuating the fine dining style of Deco's. Featuring an eclectic menu, Decos is a great place for a meal, a place to dance, or just a drink. Learn More »

109The 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 »

109Indigo 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 »

107Yard House

Address: 1023 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Yard House
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Where else can you get good music, over 250 beers on tap, and excellent food? Though named for its yard-tall beer glasses, the Yard House offers more than just a pub experience. Among the traditional burger fare appear elegant dishes that rival less casual, fine dining establishments. A sizable wine list holds its own alongside the beer and spirits. The Yard House is an equally ideal gathering place for happy hour, a business lunch, or a large dinner party because everyone, from the burger-lover to the gourmet connoisseur, is likely to find something that pleases their palate. Learn More »

105Rei do Gado

Address: 939 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Rei do Gado
Rei Do Gado isn’t your typical buffet—it’s an experience. This traditional Brazilian steakhouse and restaurant boasts 40 different menu options, including slow roasted cooked meats, salads, and side additions. Rei Do Gado is more specifically known for their meats, and each table is assigned a passador, or “meat waiter,” who slices the meat directly off of the skewer and on to your plate. Located in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, this unconventional buffet is an upscale eatery with traditional options that are equally as savory. Learn More »

106Maloney's Tavern

Address: 777 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Maloney's Tavern
Located on 5th Avenue in Downtown San Diego and open since 1991, Maloney’s Tavern is a great place to sit with a group of friends and kick back with a beer. The Tavern’s catch phrase, like the show Cheers, is ‘where everybody knows your name’. Their menu is simple American /goes well with your drink comfort food. They have a full bar and an outdoor patio. Maloney’s offers good food at reasonable prices and provides a friendly relaxing atmosphere. This Tavern also hosts revolving drink specials on Fridays and Saturdays, Weekend football specials, a Happy hour from 4-7pm, and a … Learn More »

107Oceanaire

Address: 400 J Street, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Nestled in the heart of the exciting Gaslamp District, and just minutes away from the San Diego Convention Center, is The Oceanaire Seafood Room – a stylish and upscale seafood restaurant famed for its oyster bar and fresh fish flown in daily. Its menu offers a daily changing selection of snapper, swordfish and rare seasonal items like Alaska Weathervane Scallops, in addition to chops, steaks and poultry. Its sophisticated décor, large open dining room and award-winning service only add to its appeal, making it the ideal setting for special occasions, date night and corporate functions. Visit the bar area during … Learn More »

108Sally's Seafood on the Water

Address: 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Sally's Seafood on the Water
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For years, diners have been heading to Seaport Village for a day of fresh air, shopping, and amazing dining. Many have already discovered the delectable cuisine at Sally's Seafood on the Water, while others haven't yet experienced the unique cuisine of Chef Sarah Linkenheil. While Sally's is renowned for its seafood, shellfish, and sushi, it also serves excellent soups, salads, and meat dishes that have mouths watering as soon as the menu is opened. Weekly specials and happy hours make the restaurant an ideal location for a quick bite after work, and there is a large selection at the bar … Learn More »