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Best Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in Downtown

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A photo of Cowboy Star restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Steakhouse • Downtown
Booked 16 times today
Located in the heart of the East Village neighborhood of San Diego, Cowboy Star is dedicated to providing an unmatched attention to detail and a level of service that immediately sets us apart. Cowboy Star guests are the number one priority and guest satisfaction is the base upon which our entire concept is built. Our level of service is only matched by our celebration of regional American heirloom recipes offered with genuine neighborly hospitality. We are committed to supporting local and regional farmers, fishers and producers by cooking food that recaptures the simple and pure tastes found in locally grown, natural and organic ingredients. We strive to raise awareness of a more sustainable food future, while helping to restore a sense of community that brings us back to a more homegrown time.The Cowboy Star Menu features the finest in select natural products including Niman Ranch all natural beef from the nation's leading Certified Humane Angus herd.
A photo of STK- San Diego restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Steakhouse • Downtown
Booked 42 times today
STK Steakhouse is “not your daddy’s steakhouse,” offering a high-energy dining experience that artfully combines the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse with a Vibe Dining atmosphere unlike any other. Delectable cuisine, upscale cocktails and an elevated Happy Hour, along with an in-house DJ and chic décor, all come together to offer a memorable fine dining experience that keeps guests enjoying their evening from drinks to dinner to late night. STK’s menu features reimagined classic American cuisine for lunch, brunch and dinner with unique local flair infused into each location’s menu. The brand’s beef program focuses on the highest quality, delicious and craveable steaks while emphasizing transparency and traceable sourcing practices.
A photo of Provisional Restaurant at Pendry San Diego restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 19 times today
Provisional Kitchen, Café & Mercantile, open for daily for brunch and select evenings for dinner. Provisional is a sprawling, sunlit communal dining space featuring a Vittoria Coffee espresso bar, bistro tables, and a retail space set within a greenhouse, where guests can shop a curated collection of homeware, ceramics, apothecary items, pantry staples, and jewelry.Provisional serves some of the best cuisine in the city, featuring favorites such as housemade pasta, woodfire-oven baked pizza and Italian-inspired entrées; our lively brunch features bottomless mimosas and seasonal creations.
A photo of Salvatore's Cucina & Lounge restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary Italian • Downtown
Booked 11 times today
Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego near the marina district, Salvatore's inspired by the elegant minimalist details of nature. Salvatores is walking distance from the San Diego convention center and downtown hotel/resort district. The kitchen draws influence from the shores of the Mediterranean and Italy, while creating a visionary express of flavorful and modern California Mediterranean cuisine. Salvatores San Diego embodies a multi-sensory culinary sanctuary for our guests to escape, disconnect and have a great time. EUDAIMONIA' the contended, happy state you feel when you travel.
A photo of Huntress restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Steakhouse • Downtown
Booked 7 times today
Huntress is the most adventurous and energetic modern steakhouse in downtown San Diego, offering the finest cuts of meat, one of the largest collections of Japanese whisky brands in California, and a contemporary, lively atmosphere where music elevates every dish.
A photo of Saint James French Diner restaurant
Price: Expensive
• French American • Downtown
Booked 7 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 Bang Bang restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Sushi • Downtown
Booked 7 times today
The doors of Bang Bang were opened in 2013 providing the public with an exquisite Asian-fusion cuisine and remarkable venue. The tunneled stairway entrance, reminiscent of a Tokyo subway station, will bring you into Bang Bang’s unique dimension to create a memorable experience with excellent service, outstanding food, drinks, and our unparalleled hospitality.
A photo of Butcher’s Cut Steakhouse restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 6 times today
Butchers cut is a contemporary grill and premiere steakhouse that offers an unmatched selection of beef, fish, and pasta. As the premier steakhouse of San Diego located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, we offer an ambiance with a rustic and vintage vibe that takes you back to a simple and classic era. Our newly installed glass meat locker on the restaurant floor is a spectacle everyone must experience in person, where patrons can handpick the piece that catches their eye. We promise to be the freshest, most desired dining destination in the Gaslamp District. We are offering a Tuesday night date night-$79 menu for two people, from 4 PM-close
A photo of Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Steakhouse • Downtown
Booked 6 times today
Step into the world of Greystone Steakhouse and be transported to an extraordinary culinary experience. Discover San Diego's finest dining experience, recognized for its exceptional service and award-winning wine list! Indulge in exquisite Wagyu beef from Miyazaki Prefecture alongside Chef Christopher Osborn’s innovative creations that made him top chef in San Diego. With us you will enjoy an unparalleled night with unforgettable flavors - come treat yourself today!
A photo of Saltwater restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Downtown
Booked 1 time today
Saltwater is a true gem in the Gaslamp Quarter, known for its outstanding service, stunning ambiance, and, of course, delicious seafood. The restaurant's unique feature of having a fresh fish bar where diners can choose their fish straight from the Mediterranean sea sets it apart. The reviews rave about the 'outstanding selection of fresh oysters', 'phenomenal service', and 'delicious food'. Whether it's a romantic dinner or a fun work gathering, Saltwater seems to hit the mark every time.
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