Winning Wine List Restaurants

1010Mission Hills Wine Cellar

Address: 1624 W Lewis St, San Diego, CA  92103   Make a Reservation

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 »

109NINE - TEN

Address: 910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
NINE - TEN
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An evening at Nine-Ten is not just a meal but a culinary adventure. Tucked into the ground floor of the historic Grande Colonial Hotel in downtown La Jolla, the contemporary restaurant takes fine dining to new heights. Chef Jason Knibb’s innovative menu finds inspiration in fresh ingredients from local farms, transforming the essence of seasonal offerings into creative concoctions such as white truffle emulsion and potato foam. Each dish is a meditation on flavor, expertly and creatively intertwining pure, fresh ingredients into elegant and delightfully surprising combinations. With an equally talented pastry chef and sommelier (not to mention a most ... 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 »

1010La Bonne Table

Address: 3696 5th Ave, San Diego , CA  92103   Make a Reservation
La Bonne Table
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LA BONNE TABLE is a cozy and intimate restaurant in the heart of the bustling neighborhood of Hillcrest. We serve country french food in a bistro fashion. Our menu consists of classic french dishes, a modest but excellent selection that will change with the seasons. We offer a romantic atmosphere and elegant setting, full bar and french beer on tap. Reservations are recommended as seating is very limited in this exclusive restaurant. ​Bon Appetit! Learn More »

108100 Wines kitchen

Address: 1027 University Avenue, Hillcrest, CA  92103   Make a Reservation

107Acquavite La Jolla

Address: 1298 Prospect Street Ste 3M, La Jolla, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
A hidden gem nestled inside the Coast Walk in La Jolla features authentic Italian cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Filippo Piccini. Homemade pasta, fresh ravioli delicious risotto and a unique selection of wines accompanied by amazing ocean views in a romantic, yet relaxed rustic dining room emphasized by a contemporary décor is just the beginning of your new Italian experience. Learn More »

1010The Cuvée Club at Covo

Address: 1205 Prospect St Suite D, La Jolla, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
The Cuvée Club at Covo
Supper Club Nostalgia in The Modern Era The Cuvée Club at Covo is a revival of the supper club, a classic concept for a dining establishment dating back to the 1930s, where patrons could retire for an evening of mixed drinks and upscale dining and entertainment. We pride ourselves in continuing this nostalgic tradition by keeping all the meaningful elements that make a supper club while adding a touch of Southern California culture. Learn More »

109Primavera Ristorante

Address: 932 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA  92118   Make a Reservation
Primavera Ristorante
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With its intimate, reserved, and romantic ambiance and soft floral palette décor, Primavera strives to provide each guest with a sense of being on vacation while dining. Situated between shops and cafes on Coronado’s Orange Avenue, Primavera brings a little bit of Italian culinary heaven to us right here in San Diego. The restaurant’s menu is loaded with color and flavor from appetizers to desserts. They also have nightly seafood specials along with an extensive menu of entrées and a great selection of pastas, salads, chicken, and meat. Primavera’s extensive wine list contains an assortment of choices suited to pair ... Learn More »

107Pushkin Russian Restaurant

Address: 750 6th Ave, San Diego , CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Pushkin Brings some of the best Russian dishes to San Diego. 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 »

107Bentley's Steak and Chop

Address: 162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd Suite C-10, Encinitas, CA  92024   Make a Reservation
Bentley's Steak and Chop
‘High quality’ is the first thing you think of when hearing the name Bentley’s. Located in Encinitas, the restaurant serves beautifully cured and braised meats, with some of the freshest seafood and poultry along the coast. The Bentley’s dining room and outdoor patio have space between tables so that guests can have a private conversation or romantic evening. The restaurant’s ambiance and décor is that of a “classic” steakhouse; they provide a kids menu, and can accommodate up to 50 guests for a private event. Bentley’s cuisine mixes flavors and textures that excite palates and offers the option of creating ... Learn More »

108Firenze Trattoria

Address: 162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas, CA  92024   Make a Reservation
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Sit at a table at Firenze Trattoria and let yourself be transported to Italy. The quaint Italian restaurant, tucked in the hills of Encinitas, seems worlds away from the bustle of San Diego. Whether you choose to dine on the soothing outdoor patio or calm, or inside the elegant interior dining room, you are sure to feel at ease. The cuisine is as authentic as the space, with an extensive menu of savory Italian fare including alluring pastas and risottos, fresh, flavorful fish, and tempting house specialties such as Veal Scaloppini, Chicken Piccata, and Eggplant Parmesan. An extensive, Italian-centric wine ... Learn More »

107Sbicca

Address: 215 15th Street, Del Mar, CA  92014   Make a Reservation
Sbicca
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The seaside city of Del Mar holds an array of charms, but until you’ve experienced a meal at Sbicca, you’ll not know how charming it can be. Owned and run by husband-and-wife team Dan and Susan Sbicca, the seaside restaurant is a quintessential neighborhood bistro. The restaurant proper offers an open, airy setting and comfortable vibe, while a separate bistro bar is a gathering place for locals, with an outstanding wine selection and a renowned happy hour. While Dan manages the front of the house, Susan runs the kitchen, putting together an array of refreshing, modern American cuisine that melds ... Learn More »

108The Palm - San Diego

Address: 615 J Street, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
The Palm - San Diego
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New York’s prized seafood and steakhouse is now in San Diego’s posh East Village. Still family owned and 30 locations strong, The Palm continues to follow tradition as instilled by its founders. Exceptional service and quality American cuisine with signature Italian dishes make The Palm a familiar destination that diners around the country have enjoyed for over 80 years. Centrally located downtown near the ballpark and the convention center, guests can enjoy dinner among friends and family in a warm nostalgic setting. No matter what the occasion – The Palm is a prime choice for great food and hospitality. Learn More »

1010Mistral

Address: 4000 Coronado Bay Road, San Diego, CA  92118   Make a Reservation
Mistral
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Mistral, located in the luxurious Loews Resort on Coronado Bay, features award-winning dining attracting locals and resort guests alike. Accomplished Chef de Cuisine Patrick Ponsaty offers fine French cuisine infused with Mediterranean flavors set to serene ocean views. Take in the ocean breeze on the patio or dine indoors next to one of the many large windows and bask in the sophisticated and elegant décor. Mistral allows guests to indulge in a variety of ways: choose the more casual bar bites offered in the lounge, the classic but seasonal-inspired dinner menu or the seasonal tasting menu— no matter what you ... 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 »

107Sky Room

Address: 1132 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
Sky Room
The Sky Room offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience, bringing back an era of formal service and distinctive French cuisine. With only 12 booths and tables, guests are able to see the striking 180° view of the Pacific Ocean from any vantage point in the restaurant. An excellent wine list of California and French wines is available. Learn More »

109Donovan's Prime Seafood

Address: 333 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Donovan's Prime Seafood
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Donovan’s Prime Seafood upholds the same high standards of service and cuisine as its Steak and Chophouse counterpoints. As the latest addition to the Donovan’s family of restaurants, Donovan’s Prime Seafood specializes in serving the freshest sustainable seafood and shellfish on the market. The restaurant couples its commitment to sustainably sourced seafood with its promise to use local produce and ingredients. What results from such thoughtful practices is a distinguished and flavorful menu served up in an equally sophisticated and charming dining space. Classic in design, the Donovan’s Prime Seafood dining room suites its downtown location and urban vibe brilliantly. ... Learn More »

108Croce's

Address: 802 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Croce's
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Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar is full of contrasts that meld and combine for a gratifying result, from the sweet and savory blends throughout the menu to the elegant dining room flanked by the cozy jazz bar. Here, Ingrid Croce’s vision of creating a space to celebrate her late husband Jim Croce’s memory has been fully realized since the restaurant was opened in 1985. She has managed to combine her passions of food and music, while lending her warmth and generous spirit, to offer a sensory experience for patrons focusing on delectable dishes and a harmony of flavor and sound. ... Learn More »