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Permanently Closed - Allure Restaurant

207 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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San Diego's Allure Restaurant serves modern American cuisine with elegant flair and global inspiration, served in its grand and relaxing eatery. Small bite options, such as the seared tuna with chili spice and mango gastrique and the bone marrow with grilled bread, roasted garlic aioli and mirepoix jam, make exceptional starter options. Some of Allure Restaurant's specialty entrée dishes include the short rib with horseradish cream and jus, the prime filet steak with onion bacon jam, blue cheese and a red wine reduction, the red quinoa with goat cheese, fried sage and the cinnamon roasted apples and the Mary's Farm airline chicken breast with chorizo gravy and cippolini onions, all of which are perfectly seasoned and beautifully presented.

For a sweet end to your meal, enjoy Allure Restaurant's divine chocolate strawberry mousse bar. Daily happy hour, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., has specials like discount beverages and bites.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Melissa Magallon
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Cross street
F Street
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Parking details
Horton Plaza Parking
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Public transit
Trolley Station- 5th Ave. Blue Line/Orange Line
Bus stops- 3/15/30/120/150/210/923
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2016

Great food! The Cobb salad was wonderful and all meat dishes amazing. LOVE the filet....

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on November 4, 2016

For the price, presentation and quality of food was less than optimal.

vipFachoy (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

The NY Strip steak was cooked to perfection and was delicious without needing any accent spices or sauces. Cocktails were perfect, very smooth with nice flavors and enough kick.

vipNatpAliza (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

My husband and I love coming here, the food is delicious and service is great!

vipMeritage7 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

Outstanding food! We loved the appetizers, salads, and 4 main dishes. This place is a great. Can't wait to go back. I'd say this is definitely a San Diego favorite for many of us that try various restaurants around town.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

Marvelous location; really really good food; excellent service and warm wonderful people.

vipOBbatgirl (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2016

Pleasant romantic dinner. Excellent food and my favorite Zinfandel was on the wine list.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on September 25, 2016

Allure had great food, but the service was a bit slow. We were there early (5pm) and there were a few occupied tables around ours, but things did not move very quickly. The food was delicious so worth going back to try again.

vipMatt (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2016

We wanted to try a new experience before seeing The Lion King. Allure was only a 7 minute walk. It was before the dinner rush, so we ate off the lunch menu. The adorable bartender was also our waiter and very attentive. He knew the menu and made great recommendations. We'll come back for dinner next time!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 4, 2016

I got the Cobb salad and cauliflower trio.
Cobb was delicious. The marinated tomatoes give the salad awesome flavor. I don't eat my salads with dressing so that helped a lot. The cauliflower trio was amazing. Carlo, our server, did a great recovery job.
After waiting for our food for 30min I had to ask why it took so long, and he thought snapping at me was a good idea. I noticed he forgot my cauliflower order, but he did a great recovery job overall.
He apologized, explained the delay and took care of my cauliflower that was delayed a little longer.
He was really helpful when I asked him about suggestions in the city, as we're foreigners.
I work in the industry, I understand having a long day and not wanting to deal with a customer walking in 20min before closing. But also, because I work in the industry I don't appreciate a server who snaps at me.
Once again, I think this was a very pleasant experience, but I'm not quite sure if I'd come back if I end up in San Diego any time soon.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on September 4, 2016

This is a small restaurant with a nice feel and good staff but only one waiter on a holiday weekend. Although everyone worked together they seemed to need one more wait staff. Caesar salad was good with the right amount of dressing too. The filet was supposed to be medium but it came out raw - not rare-raw inside. Cold bloody raw. They cooked it up butt came out well. I didn't ask for a new meal because my husband was finished. This is a nice spot over all but the needs a little work to be a place I would go back to.

JKEU (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on August 28, 2016

We ate here on a quite Sunday night. Food, atmosphere and service was great. If we lived anywhere near San Diego this would be a regular stop. Save room for the grilled carrot cake sundae desert.

vipRobertGFromLaJolla (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on August 28, 2016

The food quality was excellent. The service could use some help server give us advice on food quantity and we received too many courses and too much food. We are in a hurry to go to apply the food service was not timely and we were rushed at the end. With the overall food quality would still give us an excellent rating

vipMAG1 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2016

Outstanding food- amazing foods made on site

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2016

The lamb shank was delicious + the salad was scrumptious!