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Best Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in Kearny Mesa

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4.7
Exceptional(2662)
Price: Moderate
• Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service • La Jolla
Booked 135 times today
Hours of operation:Retail Shop: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm 7 days a week.Bar:Monday Thru Thursday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 01:00 am Sunday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4.6
Exceptional(691)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • North Park
Booked 53 times today
La Única Manera De Hacer Cara Cruz Es A Través DeLa Intuición
A photo of Javier's - La Jolla restaurant
4.5
Awesome(3288)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • La Jolla
Booked 169 times today
Javier's - La Jolla is a neighborhood gem because of its unique blend of authentic Mexican cuisine and sophisticated ambiance. Reviews consistently praise the restaurant's fresh, flavorful food, excellent service, and inviting atmosphere. One reviewer even described it as a 'haven for those who appreciate the fusion of exquisite taste, impeccable service, and an ambiance that transcends the ordinary.' Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just enjoying a meal with friends, Javier's seems to consistently deliver an extraordinary dining experience.
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4.0
Excellent(3164)
Price: Expensive
• American • Kearny Mesa
Booked 25 times today
For over 40 years, the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant has been San Diego's landmark dining destination and is undoubtedly one of the most unique and memorable restaurants you will ever find. Located inside a replica of a World War I French farmhouse decorated with fascinating military memorabilia, antiques, and aviation relics, the restaurant overlooks Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport, and has a cozy and romantic ambiance, with large stone fireplaces, intimate booths, and beautiful views. The extensive menu features mid-western aged beef and the freshest seafood. Here you will find USDA Choice Prime Beef steaks, slow-roasted Angus prime rib, fresh fish, salad entrées, seafood, chicken, pasta dishes, and fabulous desserts. Their award-winning Bottomless Champagne Brunch is not to be missed. Beautiful outdoor patios, a very popular Happy Hour, and excellent banquet facilities help make the 94th Aero Squadron one of the greatest dining experiences in all of San Diego.
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4.5
Awesome(164)
Price: Moderate
• Steakhouse • University City/Golden Triangle
Booked 63 times today
The Amalfi Llama reimagines the culinary landscape by seamlessly merging the allure of a rustic live-fire steakhouse with the flavors of Italian cuisine, a culinary haven where genuine cooking, down-to-earth cuisine and stylish flair intertwine. Guests embark on a journey from Southern Patagonia to the Mediterranean coast of Italy as they indulge in a multisensory experience that transcends boundaries – from the soothing cream decor to the intimate ambiance of crackling embers accompanied by the melodies of vintage Italian vinyls. Embracing the essence of a modern farmhouse, The Amalfi Llama revolves around an open parrilla grill and wood-burning oven, harnessing fire, smoke, coals and embers to craft dishes. The restaurant’s ethos also meets design with Latin American and Mediterranean influences, resulting in an inviting environment adorned with light woods, natural light and subtly elegant finishes, defying traditional steakhouse and Italian restaurant conventions.
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4.4
Awesome(15)
Price: Moderate
• Speakeasy • Kearny Mesa
Booked 7 times today
Enter the Forbidden Cove by unlocking a hidden rum barrel door using your wooden idol key where an island Tiki inspired paradise serving handcrafted cocktails awaits you. Once inside, traverse the Infinity Mirror Bridge and be welcomed by the island's inhabitants to explore the mysteries, culinary pleasures and enchanted elixirs of the Forbidden Cove. Find this tropical escape by entering Kilowatt Brewing located in the Kearny Mesa and Convoy District neighborhoods and kindly asking for a Key to The Cove!Reservations offer a 90-minute experience.WALK-INS WELCOME - Reservations not available? We always set aside space to accommodate walk-ins, first come, first served. And before or after your experience at Forbidden Cove you're welcome to join us at Kilowatt Brewing for our award winning craft beers, hard seltzers, adult slushies, and a bite to eat!
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4.5
Awesome(2886)
Price: Moderate
• Modern European • University Heights
Booked 71 times today
Mediterranean-inspired fare and elegant cocktails are served in sleek surroundings at this modern, airy University Heights hangout. ~Zagat
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4.7
Exceptional(1759)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Kearny Mesa
Booked 23 times today
The Godfather, a Balistreri restaurant, is an Italian monument in downtown San Diego providing authentic cuisine from the hills of Italy. Established in 1974, The Godfather is a sophisticated and classy establishment that centers around generational recipes from both Northern and Southern Italy. Over the years, the quality of food and standard of service has never declined and thus garnered The Godfather a national recognition as one of the top twenty-five Italian restaurants in the entire nation. The menu is filled with classic favorites based in steak, chicken and pasta. For an intimate evening for two, try the Sicilian kiss prix fixe meal that includes a bottle of champagne.
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4.1
Excellent(7054)
Price: Moderate
• Japanese • Mission Valley
Booked 103 times today
Welcome to Benihana, a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail.
A photo of The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- La Jolla restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1385)
Price: Very Expensive
• Seafood • La Jolla
Booked 14 times today
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar has been focused on successfully pairing contemporary California regional cuisine, with a hip, vibrant, sophisticated setting, to create a cutting-edge dining experience. When Partners JC Clow, William Lewis and Chef Yvon Goetz set out to deliver a culinary experience straight from wine county, little did they know that they would also earn the title of Restaurateurs of the Year for their achievements and have their restaurants in Newport Beach and Tustin earn the title of Restaurant of the Year multiple times!The three partners strive to deliver the best dining experience In Orange County on a nightly basis. Chef Goetz, whose accolades include the AAA Five Diamond Award and multiple Chef of the Year honors, describes his menu at The Winery Restaurant as wine country-driven a perfect match for a wine program that features a list with 650 selections that change weekly and climate-controlled cellars, which can house up to 7,500 bottles!
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