$50 - $75 Restaurants

108Chianti

Address: 644 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Chianti
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It’s often hard to choose a restaurant on 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp. There are many enticing hostesses with even more enticing menus on display out front, but with so many options, it can still be a difficult choice to make. Luckily, there’s one restaurant on 5th that emits a radiant glow of friendly service, quality food, and reasonable prices. Chianti has been a 5th Avenue mainstay for nearly a decade for many reasons, including the knowledgeable staff and fresh, delicious, authentic Italian food. The décor is elegant and relaxing, with paintings of the Italian countryside adorning the walls and … Learn More »

107Azul La Jolla

Address: 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
Azul La Jolla
With its prime location, Azul La Jolla offers innovative California coastal cuisine with a magnificent view of the Pacific. Chef Orion Balliet offers fittingly elegant dishes, with a menu that changes daily, emphasizes fresh seafood and local ingredients, and incorporates culinary styles from Cajun to Japanese. Enchanting creations such as Lavender Mustard-Crusted Lamb Loin Medallions with cinnamon-honey carrot mash and hazelnut foam; and Oak-Roasted White Sea Bass with sambal polenta skillet cake, lime-cilantro jicama salad and roasted pepper marmalade demonstrate the range of culinary styles, traditions, and ingredients that Balliet employs. Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, Azul also … 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 »

109Crab 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 »

109Baci Ristorante

Address: 1955 Morena Blvd., San Diego, CA  92110   Make a Reservation
Baci Ristorante
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Italian rusticity meets modern sophistication at Baci Ristorante, where an Old World appreciation for quality and service marries seamlessly with contemporary style and warmth. The rich, mahogany bar sets an elegant yet unassuming tone, while the classic Italian cuisine menu showcases the brilliance of fresh seafood, succulent meat, and rich accompaniments. Dine in the subtly modern dining room surrounded by art deco accents and crisp white linens, or dine al fresco on the romantic patio. No matter where you sit, a decadent and satisfying meal is sure to be had. Learn More »

109Pacifica Del Mar

Address: 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA  92014   Make a Reservation
Pacifica Del Mar
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Pacifica Del Mar reflects the soothing calm of its ocean location. Perched high atop the Del Mar Plaza, the sophisticated restaurant offers a stunning visual Pacific feast to accompany Chef Christopher Idso’s delightful gastronomic feats. The menu features elegant California-inspired creations that manage to be both light and clean, while still imparting a deep satisfaction. Mouthwatering options like the Barbecued Sugar-Spiced Salmon with Chinese beans and mustard sauce, Moroccan Spiced Prawns, and Filet Mignon with potato-white cheddar gratin, make for delightful dining dilemmas. Sample from Pacifica Del Mar’s Wine Spectator-distinguished wine list to help make the decision-making process that much … Learn More »

108Jake's Del Mar

Address: 1660 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA  92014   Make a Reservation
Jake's Del Mar
Jake’s Del Mar is a classic waterfront grill, situated right on the beach in the picturesque town of Del Mar, and has become one of San Diego's best loved restaurants. Floor to ceiling windows provide dramatic panoramas of the breaking surf. Lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunches all showcase California coastal cuisine and Chef Dustin Anselm remains focused on serving classic dishes prepared with a creative twist. The restaurant’s genuine, friendly service and delicious menu makes for a relaxed atmosphere that is a favorite among locals and tourists alike . The bar offers a special bistro menu specializing in more casual … Learn More »

107Beach House

Address: 2530 S. Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA  92007   Make a Reservation
Beach House
Is this a movie set or restaurant? While dining at The Beach House in Cardiff, the shore is just inches from you. Dine on abundant seafood, steak or chops. The wine list is extensive, cocktails priced reasonably, and happy hour is every day. Diners of all ages fill this restaurant because the menu offers new twists on classics, contemporary flavors and fresh ingredients. Dine on dishes like Herb Roasted Half Chicken, Lobster Tail & Filet Mignon, Pacific Mahi Mahi, or Baby Back Ribs. They also feature small plates, a children's menu, home made desserts, and a weekend champagne brunch. But … Learn More »

109Humphreys

Address: 2241 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA  92106   Make a Reservation
Humphreys
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Step into the main dining room of Humphreys Restaurant and understand how opulence is mastered. The large multileveled room is bathed in soft light and flowing panels of pale gray and ice blue upholstery. Juxtaposed against the whimsical softness of the colors are massive exposed beams that lend an anchor to a bay-side view that threatens to draw you in completely. The menu is thoughtful and inventive in the way it continues this balance between the ethereal and masculine – the Mirin Sesame Shrimp appetizer positions two large shrimp atop a bed of mango-mint relish that is refreshingly cool against … Learn More »

107Fiddler's Green

Address: 2760 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA  92106   Make a Reservation
Fiddler's Green
Fiddler's Green on Shelter Island is a great place for steaks, fresh seafood, and pasta due to the wide variety of selections available. All are offered nightly in one of the world's most renowned sailing ports. Surrounded by model boats, the eclectic charm of Fiddler’s Green is family-friendly and warrants long stays to absorb its allure and atmosphere. The restaurant serves a wide selection of fresh catches and features its house specialty Coconut Tempura Prawns and Calamari Steaks. The cocktail lounge and outdoor terrace offer a special menu with lighter fare where anyone can take in the views of Shelter … Learn More »

108Red Tracton's

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

107Full 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 »

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 »

109Coasterra

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 »

105Coronado Boathouse

Address: 1701 Strand Way, Coronado, CA  92118   Make a Reservation
Coronado Boathouse
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Account closed due to repeated delinquency for our services. Unfortunately, it has been our experience that account delinquency is the result of an establishment’s financial difficulties, which also commonly translate into a deterioration in service and food quality. As we have not been given the opportunity to assess the status of this restaurant, we cannot in good faith recommend it to our customers. While we can’t currently endorse this venue, we are happy to suggest a number of other high quality restaurants to meet all your dining needs. Thank you for your understanding. 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 »

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 »

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 »

107Pamplemousse Grille

Address: 514 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, CA  92075   Make a Reservation
Pamplemousse Grille
The Pamplemousse Grille offers the delectable creations of Chef Jeffrey Strauss in a casually elegant setting. Aiming to offer a thoroughly sensual dining experience, Strauss melds continental and Asian influences with fresh ingredients, resulting in diverse dishes such as Stilton-crusted Rack of Lamb with Truffled Mashed Potatoes and Nori-crusted Ahi with Green Tea Noodles in Coconut Red Curry Sauce. Diners will be delighted with the extensive menu as well as the equally stunning wine list that together offer a truly worldly dining experience. 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 »