Tasting Menu Restaurants

108Acqua Al 2

Address: 322 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Acqua Al 2
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While it may be physically impossible to bring a Florentine trattoria to San Diego, Chef and Owner Martin Gonzalez has come remarkably close. Acqua Al 2 is the sister restaurant of the original Acqua Al 2, located on the Via della Vigna Vecchia in Florence. Using the same menu, recipes, and cooking techniques, Acqua Al 2 offers authentic Tuscan-style dining right in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp district. The charming ambiance hints of old world Italy, while the aromatic and flavorful dishes exude authenticity. Anyone considering an escape to Italy should first pay a visit to this local favorite. Learn More »

109Tapenade

Address: 7612 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
Tapenade
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Since opening in 1998, Tapenade has established itself as a La Jolla institution. Diners frequent the sophisticated establishment for acclaimed chef Jean-Michel Diot’s Provençal-style French cooking. Diot, who comes to San Diego after a successful career in Paris and New York, offers a consistently award-winning menu, while Tapenade’s welcoming atmosphere and excellent service complement the cuisine. For an exceptional experience, Diot offers a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings, offered daily. Learn More »

107Marine Room

Address: 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
Marine Room
The Marine Room’s artistic cuisine is only matched by the natural beauty of the surrounding surf. Open for over 70 years, the La Jolla landmark offers world cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and French techniques. Renowned for its fresh, local, and exotic seafood, savor the finest steak or indulge in their other creative fare. Enjoy Executive Chef Bernard Guillas’ pairing of delicate Maine Lobster tail and Lemon Verbena with sweet and spicy Mango-Habeñero Sausage finished with rich ginger liqueur butter. Experience elegant relaxation at the bar and lounge before or after your meal. Special bar offerings include select … Learn More »

1010Grant Grill

Address: 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Grant Grill
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A contemporary, glamorous place to dine, the Grant Grill presents an extraordinary display of modern cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and an elegance that permeates the restaurant’s décor and atmosphere. Originally opened in 1951, the Grant Grill’s historical significance as a “Power Lunch” spot is well-known throughout San Diego. A must-have at this legendary establishment is the Mock Turtle Soup, a staple since the doors opened. The creative California cuisine created by Chef de Cuisine, John Duran, features innovative and seasonal selections. A 3, 4, or 5 Course Tasting Menu with an optional wine pairing is available for those looking to sample … Learn More »

1010Mille 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 »

109Delicias

Address: 6106 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA  92091   Make a Reservation
Delicias
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Delicias is a charming hidden gem in Rancho Santa Fe that offers incredible California Fresh cuisine at its finest. Just a mile and a half away from the Delicias kitchen is Chino Farms, supplying the extremely fresh produce that Executive Chef Michael Knowles finds daily to inspire his creative and delicious daily specials and classic favorites. The dining room serves as a warm, dimly lit home away from home with beautiful black chandeliers, a brick fireplace, and various seating options both inside and outside. Accompanying the menu full of fresh innovative options is an extensive wine list, as well as … Learn More »

107Bombay

Address: 3960 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92103   Make a Reservation
Bombay
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A fanciful curtain of monsoon rain, visible through floor-to-ceiling glass doors, is a friendly greeting as guests enter the spacious and elegant dining room at Bombay restaurant. Aromas of exotic spices promise a feast of flavors. Having won awards for the “Best Vegetarian Restaurant” and “Best Indian Restaurant in San Diego”, from AOL City Guide and San Diego Magazine respectively, one can remain assured they will enjoy an authentic culinary adventure. The kitchen serves to satisfy expectations and the attentive wait staff ensures a delectable dining experience that you’ll want to repeat over and over again. Flavorful, mysterious fruit drinks … 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 »

109333 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 »

1010Island 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 »

1010A.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 »

108Blue 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 »

106Masala

Address: 314 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Masala
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In India, Masala literally translates to “spice.” You’ll get that and much more at this Indian-inspired restaurant on Fifth Avenue. As you enter from the chaotic streets of downtown, you are instantly transported to a far away place. The space exudes warmth with its lighting, and delectable colors that mimic India’s traditional dishes such as Mango Chutney, Saffron Rice, and of course, Curry. On the menu is a Spicy Mango Salad which comes with perfectly sliced slivers of mango with greens, onions, tomatoes, and cucumber. You’ll also want to try their Masala Mix which marries the spices of India with … Learn More »

109George'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 »

109Nobu

Address: 207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Nobu
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Over the years, it has become quite common knowledge that Nobu is simply one of the top destinations for truly fine sushi and Japanese-Fusion cuisine in San Diego. Located within the Hard Rock Hotel on Fifth Avenue, this is a hot spot for tourists, and the Gaslamp Quarter is always bustling with locals in search of a good meal. With more than forty sushi and sashimi options, in addition to a broad selection of specialty tempura, salads, special cold dishes, brick oven entrees, and many different hot dishes, including tobanyaki-style beef, vegetables, mixed seafood or tofu, the possibilities are seemingly … Learn More »

1010Carruth Cellars Wine Garden

Address: 2215 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation

107Solare

Address: 2820 Roosevelt Road, San Diego, CA  92106   Make a Reservation

108Delirio's

Address: 5721 La Jolla Blvd, San Diego, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
Delirio's
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Delirio's is a new addition to the La Jolla/Bird Rock area, bringing an elegant setting, bold cuisine, and a unique wine list to an unsuspecting location. Executive Chef Aaron La Monica's menu is peppered with fresh, local, and organic ingredients, which he skillfully and artfully weaves together into unique presentations that promise to delight the senses. His approach celebrates the best Southern California has to offer, in a style which he describes as "California Cuisine, Baja Flavors." Wine director Jerome Astolfi, who joins Delirio's from Jack's La Jolla, has created a worldly wine and beer list to perfectly accompany Chef … Learn More »