San Diego Restaurants

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  • 1. Born and Raised

    $$$$ | Little Italy | Steakhouse

    The name is cheeky if a little morbid; the title refers to the restaurant's speciality—steak. It's a twist on a classic steak house, with a...Read More

  • 2. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

    $$$ | Embarcadero | Seafood

    Don't be put off by the name, or that it is part of a small chain. This fine-dining restaurant at the Headquarters at Seaport in Downtown has...Read More

  • 3. Extraordinary Desserts

    $ | Little Italy | Café

    For Paris-perfect cakes and tarts embellished California-style with fresh flowers, head to this sleek, serene branch of Karen Krasne’s pastry...Read More

  • 4. Herb & Wood

    $$ | Little Italy | American

    Design lovers will fall for celebrity chef Brian Malarkey's sprawling restaurant, a former art store that has been refashioned into four luxe...Read More

  • 5. Prep Kitchen Little Italy

    $$ | Little Italy | American

    Urbanites craving a hip casual setting and gourmet menu pack architectural salvage–styled Prep Kitchen Little Italy, tucked upstairs above a...Read More

  • 6. Puesto

    $ | Embarcadero | Mexican

    Bold graffiti graphics, chandeliers with tangled telephone wires, and beat-heavy music energize this Downtown eatery that celebrates Mexican...Read More

  • 7. The Crack Shack

    $ | Little Italy | American

    Next to his successful fine dining restaurant, Juniper and Ivy, celebrity chef Richard Blais has opened this more casual eatery complete with...Read More

  • 8. ¡Salud!

    $ | Mexican

    The line that inevitably wraps around the building is indicative of the quality of the tacos and the large selection of local craft beers on...Read More

  • 9. Bencotto

    $$ | Little Italy | Italian

    The ultramodern Italian eatery with young Milanese owners gets cheers for its design and cuisine from hip Little Italy residents and visitors...Read More

  • 10. Biga

    $ | Gaslamp Quarter | Italian

    An Italian food hall, bar, and café, this newly opened downtown eatery is an epicurean upgrade to lunchtime sandwich and pizza fare. The house...Read More

  • 11. Bottega Americano

    $$ | East Village | Italian

    A restaurant and gourmet market converge at this boisterous warehouse-like space that's outfitted in copper light fixtures, intricate tilework...Read More

  • 12. Breakfast Republic

    $ | Gaslamp Quarter | American

    Just because it's the most important meal of the day doesn't mean it can't also be flashy or innovative. Breakfast Republic adds some hipster...Read More

  • 13. Café Gratitude

    $ | Little Italy | Vegetarian

    Food is served with a side of spiritual enlightenment at this plant-based eatery where friendly, Zen-ed out servers help you navigate the lengthy...Read More

  • 14. Carnitas' Snack Shack - Embarcadero

    $ | Downtown | American

    Indulge in some carnitas tacos, a BLT, or the "Triple Threat" pork sandwich at the Embarcadero outpost of this popular swine-heavy dining spot....Read More

  • 15. Cloak and Petal

    $$ | Little Italy | Japanese

    More than simply a sushi restaurant, Cloak and Petal offers up "Japanese tapas," with a menu of small bites that range from fresh sashimi to...Read More

  • 16. Cowboy Star

    $$$$ | East Village | Steakhouse

    Special-occasion diners, conventioneers on expense accounts, and meat-loving locals haunt this surprisingly intimate dining room for great beef...Read More

  • 17. Craft & Commerce

    $ | Little Italy | American

    The redesigned Little Italy restaurant-bar oozes slightly surreal cool. Crammed book shelves line the walls, banquettes and mirrors are scrawled...Read More

  • 18. Davanti Enoteca

    $$ | Little Italy | Italian

    With its innovative, affordable Italian food, polished service, bustling bar scene and olive tree–shaded patio, this Chicago transplant is right...Read More

  • 19. Havana 1920

    $$ | Gaslamp Quarter | Cuban

    A short walk up a flight of stairs transports diners into old Havana as Hemingway once knew it. True to its name, this still-young restaurant...Read More

  • 20. Ironside Fish & Oyster

    $$ | Little Italy | Seafood

    Hundreds of piranhas cover one wall of this soaring, nautically themed dining room dedicated to fresh seafood in all its guises. At the raw...Read More

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