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Blue Point Coastal CuisineBlue Point Coastal Cuisine
2012 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

We are visiting SD (from NYC) and this was an anniversary celebration dinner. Terrific! Loved the lobster oscar, the Manhattan, the Martini, and the service. The oysters were ooh la la! So were the desserts. We loved it so much, we are coming back! We were given complimentary desserts for our anniversary, and the waitstaff were top notch competent and very good at engaging in fun talk with our table. More

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Roy's San Diego WaterfrontRoy's San Diego Waterfront
1292 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Awesome servjce and the food was AMAZING! The Hawaiian martini was also fantastic, and the chocolate souffle at the end of the night was delicious. Overall a great experience. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - San DiegoRuth's Chris Steak House - San Diego
2417 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Great greeting! Wonderful table with spectacular view. The service was second to none. Great wine recommendations with meal. Will definitely return. More

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Larsen's Steakhouse - La JollaLarsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
281 reviews
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Steakhouse | La Jolla, San Diego

We really enjoyed our meal. The dry aged New York strips were wonderful. It’s a comfortable and highly attractive setting. My only qualm is with the pricing of the sides and some of the wines. We eat at high end steak houses regularly. But, it just seemed the markup on the wines was a bit extreme, and $15 for the sides was quite a bit higher than similar places. More

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Blind BurroBlind Burro
366 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

This place came highly recommended and now I know why. Street corn wow. Tacos excellent they charge for chips and dip but it is worth every penny. I will definitely be going back. First time it was with a group of 8 next time will take family. More

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BarbusaBarbusa
1061 reviews
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Barbusa is our favorite restaurant. The staff are all great and we really enjoy dining at the bar. The food is special. We love all the pasta dishes. The osso buco is wonderful and don't miss the pork chop! More

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Route 29Route 29
95 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The restaurant was highly recommended by a friend so I took a client for dinner on a weeknight. It was not crowded and we received excellent service. The food and the wine choices were excellent. the craft cocktails creative. My only complaint is that our table was close to the door and it was a cold night. We could hear the street noise so it wasn't as pleasant as I had hoped. Next time i will see if I can get a table close to the back. They have outdoor seating and close to all the action in the Gaslamp if that's your preference but for me, the noise level was difficult for a business dinner. More

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West Coast TavernWest Coast Tavern
123 reviews
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Comfort Food | North Park, San Diego

Really fun vibe, lots of menu items More

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Greystone Prime Steakhouse & SeafoodGreystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood
941 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Food was delicious, my husband got a ribeye and I got a vegetarian dish (pasta diavolo). He thoroughly enjoyed husband his and I enjoyed mine. Service was also excellent, very attentive staff. More

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The French GourmetThe French Gourmet
881 reviews
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French | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Excellent food superb service! We highly recommend this place the food is outstanding and we will return More

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Addison Restaurant1. Addison Restaurant
1196 reviews
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Contemporary French | Del Mar, North San Diego

Outstanding restaurant. Great food. Attentive service. One of the worlds great restaurants. More

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Black and Blue Steakhouse and Lounge - Valley View Casino2. Black and Blue Steakhouse and Lounge - Valley View Casino
985 reviews
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Steakhouse | Valley Center, North San Diego

Third time here. Was great again. Pre meal appetizers were delivered and we great. Like cheese, olives and capresee. Bread had 3 choices. Puff bread was fabulous. Has $45 three course meal. One person had fish, two had filet and one chicken. All nice. Plus we ordered crabs cakes. Wonderful. Service A plus More

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Market Restaurant and Bar3. Market Restaurant and Bar
2771 reviews
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Contemporary American | Del Mar, North San Diego

Great salmon with innovative presentation and flavors. lovely local products salad.. More

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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - La Jolla4. Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - La Jolla
3070 reviews
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Seafood | University City/Golden Triangle, San Diego

We absolutely loved our first time eating at Truluck's. We went specifically for the stone crab, and were not disappointed. Yet, I had one of the best filet's I've ever had at a restaurant. Gray was an awesome server, and never missed anything we needed. We topped it off the their signature dessert, called "The Bag"...all I can say is WOW! We cannot wait to go back. More

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AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines5. AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
880 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Started with an excellent charcuterie board, followed by moonfish (opah) and duck confit. Staff was knowledgeable and helpful. More

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Broken Yolk Cafe- Pacific BeachBroken Yolk Cafe- Pacific Beach
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Looking for breakfast by the beach? Come to the location that started it all and discover what makes The Broken Yolk Pacific Beach one of the best breakfast restaurants in San Diego. Whether you’re fueling up to hit the waves or just waking up for a lazy sun-soaked midday brunch, our endless selection of sweet and savory breakfast classics will give you the boost you’re looking for. From omelets and eggs benedict to Nutella crepes, breakfast cocktails, and a whole host of Mexican favorites, we’ve got something for every craving!More

Farmer's Table - Little ItalyFarmer's Table - Little Italy
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Farm-to-table | Little Italy, San Diego

Farmer's Table is opening a new location in Bay Park! Come enjoy all the farm-to-table food you love from the Farmer's Table family.More

Fort OakFort Oak
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Contemporary American | Mission Hills, San Diego

Located in the historic enclave of Mission Hills, Fort Oak draws inspiration from nearby Presidio Park, known for its majestic oak trees, and its location on Fort Stockton Drive. The restaurant is the third in the acclaimed Trust Restaurant Group collection. It joins Eater San Diego’s Neighborhood Trailblazer and San Diego Magazine’s 2018 Best Restaurant Trust Restaurant in Hillcrest and Hundred Proof in University Heights, named the best new restaurant of 2017 by Thrillist. established by Co-Owner/Executive Chef Brad Wise and Co-Owner/General Manager Steve Schwob. In keeping with celebrated Chef Brad Wise’s affinity for rustic urban, wood-fired cooking, guests can anticipate a seasonal selection of small plates and composed dishes cooked over an open flame, as well as a raw bar, oyster bar and family-style tasting experiences. More

Javier's - La JollaJavier's - La Jolla
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Mexican | La Jolla, San Diego

JAVIER'S presents a rich heritage of elevated Mexican cuisine in a friendly, captivating ambiance. Enjoy hand-shaken margaritas, rare tequilas, craft cocktails and a vast selection of beer and fine wines. Dine with us in the main dining room, al fresco patios, one of our intimate private dining rooms, or at the exquisite bar surrounded by one of the West Coast's largest selection of the world's finest tequilas. We at JAVIER'S consider all our wonderful customers a part of our family and thank them for their support and sharing in the success and joy that is JAVIER'S. Come experience the freshness of our original Mexican cuisine in a warm, friendly environment at one of our five locations.More

The Morning AfterThe Morning After
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Breakfast | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The Morning After (TMA) is a new breakfast, brunch and bar opening soon in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. During the week you’ll be able to enjoy sweet and savory breakfast dishes starting at 7am.

Brunch Appetizers
Parfait, Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus, Avocado Toast

Breakfast Favorites
French Toast, Waffles, Pancakes, Prosciutto BenedictMore