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A photo of STK- San Diego restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 37 times today
STK- San Diego stands out as an exceptional Steakhouse cuisine, thriving on a well-crafted menu that serves up tantalizing steak dishes. Reviewers hail STK for its unique flair, outstanding food, and attentive service, asserting it as what San Diego needs. Praises are lavished on their Bone marrow and 34 Oz Tomahawk Oscar-style with red wine and STK sauce, showing its mastery of steak. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes, from Surf & Turf to Wagyu Selection, ensuring all steak lovers are catered to. With its commendable service and high-quality food, STK San Diego has etched its name as a top-notch steakhouse experience.
A photo of Provisional Restaurant at Pendry San Diego restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 26 times today
The Provisional Restaurant at Pendry San Diego is a widely praised locale renowned for its exceptional American cuisine. Dedicated to delivering a satisfying dining experience, the restaurant continuously receives commendations for its outstanding service, inviting ambience, and mouthwatering menu options. Visitors highly recommend the brunch offerings, emphasizing the perfection of their omelets and breakfast potatoes. The diverse menu also offers hearty meals including New York steak and rack of lamb, which are commendably cooked to perfection. Many guests consider Provisional one of the best brunch or breakfast spots in the city. A testament to its stellar reputation, one review stated, "After arriving by Amtrak from Fresno, I knew that we needed a hearty meal...The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was memorable." This sentiment is mirrored in many other reviews and reinforces Provisional's status as a must-visit gem in San Diego's vibrant culinary scene.
A photo of Saint James French Diner restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 15 times today
This American diner meets elegant French bistro is open daily for Barista Service and Wednesday to Sunday for Dinner & Happy Hours. With a full bar and an approachable menu, locals and travelers can indulge in a variety of French-inspired classics, from shared mussels to ratatouille and burgers.
A photo of Cowboy Star restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 49 times today
Cowboy Star, located in San Diego, is widely acknowledged in reviews as one of the best steakhouse cuisines in town. Applauded for its exceptional service, the staff's knowledge of the menu and the quality of the food is frequently mentioned. The menu features a range of hand-cut steaks including ribeye, porterhouse, and wagyu, all paired with a selection of sauces from Brandy Peppercorn to Chimichurri. The food, including options such as dry-aged Prime Rib and oysters, is described as "top-notch" and "amazing", cooked to perfection and served with excellent accompanying sides. This modern take on an old country steakhouse is a must-visit for a spectacular steak experience.
A photo of Lionfish Restaurant at Pendry San Diego restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 36 times today
Lionfish Restaurant at Pendry San Diego stands as a testament to the excellence of seafood cuisine. Its reputation as one of the best seafood restaurants in San Diego is well-deserved. Patrons commend it for its fresh seafood, quality beef, and sushi, with dishes like the scallops, grilled swordfish, and Berzerk sushi roll receiving special mention. The seafood, in particular, is noted for being perfectly prepared and tasting incredible, with one customer stating the swordfish "melted in my mouth". The attentive service and upscale ambiance further enhance the dining experience. Regardless of the occasion, visitors to Lionfish are assured a remarkable culinary journey though its unique preparations and excellent service.
A photo of Huntress restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 29 times today
Huntress offers an exceptional steakhouse experience in a sophisticated and modern atmosphere. Unanimously praised by reviewers, this restaurant, with its hip vibe, provides outstanding service, sumptuous food, and creative drinks. Highlights include the A5 Satsuma Kagoshima recommended medium-rare, accompanied by three shareable sides and sauces, and the 90 day aged ribeye, described as "melt in your mouth good". The desserts are equally exceptional, with the "Magic Mushroom" being a sight to behold and taste. The restaurant is also praised for its attention to detail and excellent customer service, making special occasions truly unforgettable. With all these merits, it's no surprise that Huntress is regarded as one of the best steakhouses in the region.
A photo of Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 12 times today
Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood is praised as the best steakhouse in San Diego by numerous reviewers. They champion its superb quality of food, especially the exceptional steaks like the ribeye and porterhouse. Their Wagyu beef is also frequently highlighted, with one diner experiencing a 'borderline emotional' moment while savouring it. Many reviews applaud the restaurant's ambience, describing it as beautifully furnished, elegant and sophisticated. In addition, customers have commended the attentive and knowledgeable staff who greatly contribute to the dining experience. One review even considers Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood as a top choice in San Diego for decades, recommending it for unforgettable dining. With such regular praise for its food, service, and atmosphere, it's clear that Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood is a paragon of steakhouse cuisine.
A photo of Grant Grill restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 7 times today
The Grant Grill, located in downtown San Diego, is the embodiment of fine Californian cuisine. Housed in the historical Grant Hotel on Broadway, it showcases old California ambiance with its dark woods, crisp linen, and private booths. Testimonials from patrons highlight the outstanding service, particularly naming servers like Sergio, Eduardo, Samuel and Jose, who enhance the exceptional dining experience with their attentive professionalism. Its menu features a variety of items, from exquisitely prepared seafood dishes like scallops and sea bass, to the finest veal and lamb. Diners laud the Grill as one of the finest restaurants in California, consistently delivering first-class meals in a quiet, elegant atmosphere, making it a true California classic.
A photo of Bronze Bird restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 6 times today
Bronze Bird, nestled in the heart of the Westin San Diego Gaslamp, is a beacon of stellar Californian cuisine. This hidden gem has won over diners with its fantastic food and service. Customers rave about the fresh, delicious offerings from the kitchen, whether it's their perfectly cooked salmon or decadent berry marscapone. Vegan options are also noteworthy for their great taste. But the appeal doesn't stop at the food. The restaurant's team is praised as some of the nicest and most attentive waitstaff encountered. The Bronze Bird offers an intimate, calm atmosphere perfect for a date night or a pre-theater dinner, further enhancing its reputation as a well-kept secret deserving of being packed.
A photo of Smokin J's BBQ - Gaslamp restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 3 times today
Grab your partner and hitch up that wagon, Smokin J's BBQ is now open in the Gaslamp Quarter! Located 5 minutes from the Convention Center, and a mere 10 minutes from Petco Park or the Rady Shell by foot, we are your new favorite spot for slow-smoked brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and craft beer. Smokin J's BBQ won Reader Magazine's poll for Best BBQ in San Diego in 2022 and at our spot in the Gaslamp Quarter we strive to create a warm and inviting atmosphere perfect for date nights, family outings, Sunday football, weekend brunch, or for anytime you want eat a great meal with great people. Open for lunch, dinner, and breakfast on the weekends, we offer plenty of indoor seating, a spacious bar, and patio seating.
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