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Roy's San Diego Waterfront
Roy's San Diego Waterfront
(1448)
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

It was amazing and so much fun can't wait to go back. Everyone was great and a special thanks to Gilbert our waiter who was awesome. Thanks for making our anniversary so memorable. More

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California Modern - George's at the Cove
California Modern - George's at the Cove
(2036)
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Excellent creative and delicious (locally sourced) food in a lovely dining room overlooking the water. Friendly, gracious service ... this was a wonderful date night or special occasion spot. Great cocktails and wine list too. Highly recommended More

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Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
(383)
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Steakhouse | La Jolla, San Diego

Service was very slow, there werw few tables an we spend a lot of time there, they have to improve the service. More

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Barrio Star
Barrio Star
(627)
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Mexican | Banker's Hill, San Diego

We've been here before but the food this time was really exceptional. We ordered things we hadn't tried before to be adventurous like the Chile Relleno and wow what a dish - so yummy. And the pequeno appetizer with carnitas is a must - yum yum! More

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STK- San Diego
STK- San Diego
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Awesome hosting staff, great energy, food was exceptional!! You want great energy before hitting a night out STK is the place More

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Barbusa
Barbusa
(1372)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Food was great! Service started out very attentive but dropped off sharply after entrees were delivered. Restaurant was out of espresso beans so no cappuccino. Dessert was unremarkable More

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Et Voila! Bistro
Et Voila! Bistro
(784)
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French | North Park, San Diego

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It was our first time there and our waitress was amazing at explaining the menu and was very knowledgeable. Will definitely be returning More

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Tahona Bar
Tahona Bar
(72)
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Mexican | Old Town, San Diego

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Had already been for the excellent Mezcal tasting room. I wanted to come back and try the food also. Excellent, with wonderful service and ambiance. More

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West Coast Tavern
West Coast Tavern
(176)
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Comfort Food | North Park, San Diego

The loaded nachos with fries were delicious and you can’t beat $15 bottomless mimosas! The patio was a lovely place to eat brunch on a sunny Saturday afternoon!! More

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Fred's Mexican Cafe
Fred's Mexican Cafe
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Mexican | Old Town, San Diego

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Black and Blue Steakhouse and Lounge - Valley View Casino
1. Black and Blue Steakhouse and Lounge - Valley View Casino
(1116)
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Steakhouse | Valley Center, North San Diego

As aLways, the service was excellent and so was the food. Would highly recommend this restaurant. More

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Addison Restaurant
2. Addison Restaurant
(1284)
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Contemporary French | Del Mar, North San Diego

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Market Restaurant and Bar
3. Market Restaurant and Bar
(2940)
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Contemporary American | Del Mar, North San Diego

Absolutely amazing! So yummy !! More

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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - La Jolla
4. Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - La Jolla
(3344)
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Seafood | University City/Golden Triangle, San Diego

I love this restaurant and visit there whenever I am in San Diego. It can be pricey, but both the food and the service are always exceptional. At my most recent visit, Andrew was our server and he did a great job — he knew everything about the menu, including all ingredients, and was equally informed about the cocktail and wine list, offering great advice. More

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Baci Restaurant
5. Baci Restaurant
(1076)
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Italian | Old Town, San Diego

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Only complaint is small, the valet was inexperienced and sort of rude. More

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ALCE 101 - Kitchen and Tequilaria
ALCE 101 - Kitchen and Tequilaria
Farm-to-table | Solana Beach, North San Diego

Our Mission
ALCE 101 is set up to be Southern California’s first real tequileria restaurant. ALCE 101 will be a social experience combing craft aged private label Tequilas, featuring our own ALCE 101 Brand Tequila as a tribute from Leyendes de mi Pueblo Tequila.
The ALCE 101 Kitchen & Tequileria will combine a menu paired around the amazing bounty of farm to table flavors found in the American Southwest of Santa Fe New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Cal-Mex along with a vast selection of Tequilas and Mezcals.
Our goal is to send a message that San Diego Creative dining with knowledgeable, smart and conscientious staff is back as we raise the bar for excellence in Solana Beach.
Cheers and Saluda
Brad , Julie Evarts and TEAM ALCE
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Candor by Giuseppe
Candor by Giuseppe
Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

With honest flavor and expression, Candor is a fresh take on dining, a neighborhood destination, and go-to gathering place. Always ready to serve up an engaging and savory social environment, community and culture mix seamlessly through an unpretentious and approachable seasonal menu. An American eatery that satisfies locals and travelers alike, guests feel right at home – always delighted by familiar tastes with global twists.More

Cote D'Azur Cafe & Bistro
Cote D'Azur Cafe & Bistro
French | La Jolla, San Diego

Cafe Cote d'Azur is a cozy, neighborhood cafe located a block away from the Westfield UTC mall, in University City. Our Savoir Faire in combining local, fresh ingredients, with authentic French recipes, and a laid back decor will plunge you into the heart of the French Riviera with its beautiful vineyards, and unforgettable flavors. Here's what you can expect at Cafe Cote d'Azur: A unique Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner menu with daily soups and specials. Some of the best coffee in town along with French pastries made daily. A selection of local beers, as well as domestic and imported wines. Free Wifi (excluding weekends from 7AM to 2PM). Corporate parties, take-out, delivery, and more. We look forward to serving you!More

My Yard Live
My Yard Live
Beer Garden | San Marcos, North San Diego

Families and friends of different ages wishing to spend time together are currently required to go to a variety of different places including parks, restaurants, breweries, activity centers and beyond to find elements of fun that each individual can enjoy. Time and finances are limited, and there is not a single community gathering space that brings together quality food, brewery and libations as well as the best age appropriate experiences for everyone to enjoy. My Yard Live seeks to create a sustainable family-friendly refuge with activities for all ages, live entertainment, quality food, brewery and libations as well as unique leisure games with a focus on building a stronger community. We will create a paradigm shift in the way that communities interact, play, and bond by inventing an inclusive family and adult friendly gathering space that has the ability to be replicated and in the Western United States and beyond.More

Sign of the Whale
Sign of the Whale
Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Inherently Californian, but with global appeal, Sign of the Whale is the newest addition to San Diego. Our dynamic venue features classic design touches that incorporate some of the building’s original elements from the late 1800s. We take a straightforward approach in our kitchen, relying on high-quality and locally sourced ingredients to produce balanced, approachable American dishes with a seafood touch. At night, a lively crowd gathers for nightly entertainment and our thoughtfully crafted cocktail menu- curated with a focus on natural ingredients paired in surprising and refreshing combinations.

Our main dining room is complete with a full-service bar and wrap around patio, perfect for people watching along the bustling 5th Avenue Street. In the basement, discover The Brig. Formerly a jailhouse, the space has been transformed into a premiere nightlife destination for late night revelers seeking a little mischief.More