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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in San Diego

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in San Diego? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you book, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of La Bonne Table restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1310)
$30 and under
French
Hillcrest
About the restaurant
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!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on 22 Feb 2024
Always a joy!!!! Love every thing about it! Been coming for years.
A photo of Alexander's on 30th restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2886)
$31 to $50
Italian
North Park
About the restaurant
Family owned and operated Italian-American restaurant with San Diego award winning pizza and the most romantic patio dining in North Park. Make your reservation today and feel free to check our website or call the restaurant for more information.
Top review
papeli
Dined 1 day ago
Great place. Food is good and service is attentive. A bit noisy but not too bad. My only negative is that bread used to come with meals and it was good. Now they charge for it, which is fine, but it was dry and not so fresh. Otherwise, one of my favorite places.
A photo of Mille Fleurs restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2110)
$50 and over
French American
Rancho Santa Fe
About the restaurant
**Please note: Patio requests must call the restaurant to confirm availability for patio dining, as availability is very limited due to table spacing.*

Nestled in the heart of the historic and charming village of Rancho Santa Fe, just four miles inland from Del Mar, Mille Fleurs offers magnificent California food presentation with extraordinary French flair. The exquisite yet comfortable French country décor with inviting outside patio provides an atmosphere that is gracious, warm and welcoming. Mille Fleurs has received numerous accolades including: "Top 25 in America" from Food & Wine Magazine "Far and away the best restaurant sampled in greater San Diego" quoted in The New York Times as well as "Best French" and "Best of the Best" in San Diego Magazine. Our award winning wine cellar offers over seven hundred choices spanning the globe and varying greatly in price. A mile down the road is the Chino's Family Farm where our chef heads every day to get fresh ingredients.

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BobSD
Dined on 16 Feb 2024
Dining at Milles Fluers is always a special event. The food, service and ambiance are outstanding. We always look forward to going and are never disappointed.
A photo of The Marine Room restaurant
4.7
4.7 (7550)
$50 and over
Seafood
La Jolla
About the restaurant
For generations of San Diegans, the “Seahorse” symbol of The Marine Room has long stood for its dramatic on-the-surf location and California coastal cuisine. Considering this rare blend of culinary excellence, uncompromising service and beachfront setting, it’s no wonder The Marine Room has become a true San Diego landmark. We invite you to San Diego's iconic dining destination and experience how each tide brings something new to The Marine Room. You’re not reserving a table – you’re joining a 80-year tradition.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great experience at the restaurant. Food and service was outstanding.
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4.6
4.6 (813)
$30 and under
Organic
Mission Hills
About the restaurant
Starlite is San Diego's hidden gem featuring hard-to-find spirits, local food & unique cocktails.

Starlite "cooks with a conscience". We use as much local product as possible.

Locally grown vegetables: About 90% of Starlite's produce is locally and/or organically grown.

Meat from animals (in as many cases as possible) that have been responsibly raised without the use of hormones.

Seafood that is, in majority, regionally and/or sustainably harvested.

Starlite feels the quality these measures provides is both noticeable and worth the expense. We hope you feel the same way.

Starlite is proud to support the following local businesses, artisans, and farmers:
Suzie's Farms
Griffin Farms
Crow's Pass
Better Half Shell
Brandt Beef
People's Organic Foods Co-Op
Schaner Farms
Sage Mt. Farm

Top review
DaniM
Dined on 1 Jan 2024
Excellent dinner, service was a little slow but it was amazing overall
A photo of The Desmond restaurant
4.5
4.5 (127)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
We're California born and bred. Best in the world? Yeah. We’ve got that. These are year-round farms. Lifelong fishermen. Orchards that thrive well beyond the fall. Our ingredients here in Southern California are the very best, and we treat them with the respect that they deserve. Join us and Executive Chef Jason Neroni for an experience that showcases the best of the bounty, with flavors that are truly memorable.


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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on 10 Feb 2024
The atmosphere was great, the Staff was superb, the cocktails were wonderful, and the food was amazing - BUT... the service was incredible and RANDY was outstanding in every way. Personable and friendly and a terrific server. We had a lovely evening and would return over and over again... <3
A photo of Tachido Sushi restaurant
4.2
4.2 (57)
$30 and under
Sushi
North Park
About the restaurant
Ta Chido /ta chee-doh/ Mexican slang expression originating from "esta chido" meaning "its cool" Japa-mex fusion sushi thats just too cool not to try!
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Rickvip
Dined on 14 Feb 2024
Good food but an extremely limited selection. No parking and everything is approximately $17.00 to $32.00. there are several other choices for sushi in San Diego.
A photo of Cococabana restaurant
4.1
4.1 (161)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Oceanside
About the restaurant
We operate on a first come, first serve seating policy. For parties of 6 or more, please visit us on OpenTable or visit our Events Page to inquire about special events & parties.

Housed on the Brick’s 2,100-square-foot rooftop is the Cococabana Bar, a Caribbean-style cocktail bar with its own menu of small bites.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 Feb 2024
My wife and I ate here for Valentine’s Day. We have no complaints. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
A photo of Butcher’s Cut Steakhouse restaurant
4.0
4 (874)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Butchers cut is a contemporary grill and premiere steakhouse that offers an unmatched selection of beef, fish, and pasta. As the premier steakhouse of San Diego located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, we offer an ambiance with a rustic and vintage vibe that takes you back to a simple and classic era. Our newly installed glass meat locker on the restaurant floor is a spectacle everyone must experience in person, where patrons can handpick the piece that catches their eye. We promise to be the freshest, most desired dining destination in the Gaslamp District. We are offering a Tuesday night date night-$79 menu for two people, from 4 PM-close
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Was searching for a place to go on a date night with my husband and I came across Butcher’s Cut. We decided to do the couples night experience and I’m so glad that we did. The food was amazing, the steak was just how we like it, the salad was just the right portion and the desert was to die for. And the our hostesses went above and beyond! We are definitely be returning!
A photo of Be Good Restaurant & Experience restaurant
4.0
4 (543)
$30 and under
American
Temecula
About the restaurant
Be Good Restaurant offers a variety of food and drink options while focusing on unique family-friendly experiences for all ages! Our one-of-a-kind restaurant provides a complete scratch kitchen and craft cocktail bar meaning each item is made to order without the use of pre-made items. Be Good proudly supports our local community utilizing local produce and brewery options at all times to serve you the freshest cuisine in the city of Temecula.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 19 Feb 2024
Tables were dirty. Has to ask someone to clean it.
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