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Best Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in University City/Golden Triangle

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4.8
Exceptional(2702)
Price: Moderate
• Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service • La Jolla
Booked 157 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
A photo of Javier's - La Jolla restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(3325)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • La Jolla
Booked 187 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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4.4
Awesome(467)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • La Jolla
Booked 45 times today
A contemporary twist on Italian cuisine, Lucrezia is a culinary delight. Located in the heart of La Jolla in San Diego, we offer unique culinary experiences that transport our guests to a sunny terrace overlooking the Amalfi Coast. Join us for the next voyage.The ingredients and combinations found in our kitchen evoke the very mystique of Italian summers. We are curators of fine ingredients – the way they translate beautifully into our dishes is what makes us unique. Our dishes were carefully crafted to transport our guests to the most beautiful regions of the land. Travel the Italian countryside through our menu, and select your dish for the evening.La Nostra Famiglia: Passionate about food and good service, Grupo Hunan was born in 1993 in Mexico City to create unique experiences that become part of the best moments of your life. As an expert in over five different gastronomies, Grupo Hunan is set to satisfy all senses.Looking forward to welcoming you soon ! :)
A photo of The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- La Jolla restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1400)
Price: Very Expensive
• Seafood • La Jolla
Booked 9 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!
A photo of RED O Taste of Mexico - La Jolla restaurant
4.4
Awesome(2596)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary Mexican • La Jolla
Booked 34 times today
Dining at RED O is an experience like no other that offers a unique combination of Prime Steak and Seafood with Rick Bayless’ signature Mexican inspired influences. With sustainably sourced and local ingredients, RED O creates flavorful dishes true to the authentic flavors of Mexico. RED O’s team of friendly employees creates a welcoming atmosphere that parallels the luxury resort interior of the restaurant. RED O also features an impressive bar and lounge where you’ll find specialty cocktails, an extensive tequila list and an award winning wine list. The bar also offers Happy Hour from 3-6 p.m. daily and Late Night Happy Hour from 9-11pm Friday-Saturday.
A photo of Seasons 52 - San Diego - UTC restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(4860)
Price: Expensive
• American • University City/Golden Triangle
Booked 57 times today
Seasons 52 is a Fresh Grill and Wine Bar offering a seasonal menu that is naturally lighter and always flavorful. Our seasonal menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, oak-fire grilled or brick oven roasted (without a fryer in sight) to be naturally lighter and more flavorful. We also offer an extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle. Here, you'll always feel free to enjoy every bite, every sip, every moment. Lunch and dinner daily with happy hour Monday-Thursday from 3-6PM.
A photo of True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1039)
Price: Expensive
• American • La Jolla
Booked 18 times today
True Food Kitchen in San Diego's UTC neighborhood is a gem. Known for its creative, health-focused dishes and friendly service, it consistently receives glowing reviews. As one reviewer put it, it's 'the perfect restaurant for any occasion' with 'excellent food and service'. With its warm ambiance and innovative menu, it's a local favorite that keeps customers coming back for something new and delicious.
A photo of The Amalfi Llama - San Diego restaurant
4.5
Awesome(208)
Price: Moderate
• Steakhouse • University City/Golden Triangle
Booked 44 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.
A photo of The Marine Room restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(7929)
Price: Very Expensive
• Seafood • La Jolla
Booked 64 times today
For generations of San Diegans, the “Seahorse” symbol of The Marine Room has long stood for its dramatic on-the-surf location and California coastal cuisine. Considering this rare blend of culinary excellence, uncompromising service and beachfront setting, it’s no wonder The Marine Room has become a true San Diego landmark. We invite you to San Diego's iconic dining destination and experience how each tide brings something new to The Marine Room. You’re not reserving a table – you’re joining a 80-year tradition.
A photo of Duke's La Jolla restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(6305)
Price: Moderate
• Hawaii Regional Cuisine • La Jolla
Booked 197 times today
We are open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery! Visit dukeslajolla.com to view our menus or place an online takeout order.You don’t need to cross the Pacific to get a taste of Hawaii. Duke’s La Jolla is San Diego’s island-inspired home, honoring the Ambassador of Aloha, Duke Kahanamoku, with coastal cuisine of Hawaii, craft cocktails and a genuine spirit of aloha. It’s the same authentic hospitality and panoramic ocean view that you’ll find at all of the California and Hawaii Duke’s restaurants, paying tribute to the Duke and welcoming you to celebrate life like the legend himself.
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