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4.6
Exceptional(678)
Price: Moderate
• American • North Park
Booked 72 times today
Quixote, an exceptional restaurant providing an unforgettable culinary experience, is highly reputed for its exceptional American cuisine with a Oaxaca-inspired twist. Reviewed as a "must-try place," Quixote impresses patrons with its innovative menu, unique flavors, and excellent service. Many reviewers expressed immense satisfaction with their meals, highlighting dishes such as the crab donut, squash blossoms, and the lamb belly as particularly memorable. Equally praised are their beverage offerings, from mezcal shots to inventive cocktails. The ambiance of the restaurant received commendations too, with its beautiful and intricate decor creating the perfect dining environment. Customers particularly appreciated the attentive service, some specifically praising "Tommy's table."
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4.8
Exceptional(6132)
Price: Expensive
• American • Little Italy
Booked 96 times today
Herb & Wood, located in San Diego, California, has been praised for its exceptional dining experience and is considered one of the best restaurants in the state. Reviewers have highlighted its unique and elegant decor, impeccable service, and an intriguing menu. The restaurant's creative take on Californian cuisine, with a myriad of vegan options, has received high praise. Dishes such as venison on polenta, whole stuffed baramundi wrapped in speck and topped with a tapenade, and a delightful pear souffle, have impressed even the choosiest of foodies. One reviewer emphasised the remarkable combination of flavors that rivalled some of the restaurants in the Guadalupe Valley. Herb & Wood comes highly recommended for an unforgettable dining experience in Southern California.
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4.8
Exceptional(4233)
Price: Moderate
• American • Hillcrest
Booked 77 times today
Great Maple San Diego is a celebrated restaurant known for its fantastic American fare, featuring classics with a twist. The menu boasts a range of dishes, including the highly recommended Salted Caramel Slow Cooked Pork Ribs and the Friday prime rib special. Reviewers rave about the "elevated American fare" and commend the "fresh and balanced" drinks. Particularly notable is the range of desserts, from key lime pie to Maple Bacon Doughnuts - described as "delish." Their team ensures outstanding service, contributing to the overall warm atmosphere. A critic highlighted the "friendly and efficient" service and the "exciting" decor, making Great Maple a must-visit location in San Diego.
A photo of Ironside Fish & Oyster restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(4347)
Price: Moderate
• American • Little Italy
Booked 108 times today
Ironside Fish & Oyster, located in Little Italy, San Diego, is celebrated for its exceptional seafood cuisine. Praised as one of the finest seafood establishments in the city, the restaurant consistently delights diners with its fresh and delicious offerings. From the "fantastic" oysters and "excellent" lobster rolls to their outstanding clam chowder, Ironside Fish & Oyster consistently receives rave reviews. The praise doesn't stop at the food; the ambiance, service, and cocktail offerings also receive high marks from patrons. Many customers are more than eager to return, emphasizing the fresh seafood and variety of dishes. Whether for a casual lunch or a special dinner, Ironside Fish & Oyster is indeed a top-tier destination for seafood lovers.
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4.4
Awesome(3162)
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 62 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 Books + Records restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(238)
Price: Expensive
• American • Banker's Hill
Booked 47 times today
Global inspired American cuisine, craft cocktails, and weekend brunch in an upbeat atmosphere, with live music most nights.
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4.6
Exceptional(865)
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 29 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 Cowboy Star restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(4529)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 56 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 CUCINA urbana restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(6939)
Price: Moderate
• American • Banker's Hill
Booked 49 times today
Rooted in the heart of San Diego, CUCINA urbana is an authentic Italian restaurant famed for its brilliant food and excellent service. Highly rated by customers, CUCINA urbana is commended for its unique and unexpected twists on typical recipes. The restaurant offers a variety of delightful dishes such as squash blossoms with lemon ricotta filling, gnocchi, mushroom pizza and more. The outstanding flavors are complemented by a great selection of Italian wines. Patrons also appreciate the restaurant's proximity to the Old Globe Theater. From the fantastic food to the fun ambiance and attentive staff, it's clear CUCINA urbana is a beloved go-to spot for Italian cuisine.
A photo of Louisiana Purchase SD restaurant
4.4
Awesome(517)
Price: Expensive
• American • North Park
Booked 40 times today
Located conveniently on the North Park/Hillcrest border, the Louisiana Purchase SD is well known for its excellent Creole/Cajun/Southern cuisine. Numerous glowing reviews stress the deliciousness of the food, citing sweet and spicy crab fingers, rich gumbo cooked with half a crab shell for flavor, and the much-raved-about mac and cheese. The ambiance is described as cozy and unique, with excellent, friendly service and a trendy yet welcoming design. Many customers express plans to return, with some even adding the restaurant to their favorites list. Louisiana Purchase SD offers large, well-prepared dishes, showcasing Southern favorites like fried catfish, jambalaya, and fried chicken. They've managed to encapsulate the essence of Southern taste and hospitality in San Diego, making it a go-to spot for those craving authentic southern flavors.
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