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Restaurants near Balboa Park, San Diego

Restaurants in this area are known for Italian, Seafood, American, Contemporary American and Steakhouse cuisines.

Some of the popular local menu items include Prime Rib, Chilean Sea Bass, Filet Mignon, Petite Filet Mignon and Lobster Bisque Soup.

Price
Cuisine (20 of 85)

191 restaurants available nearby

A photo of The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2032)
$$$$
• Fondue • Downtown / Gaslamp
Booked 41 times today

Date night with the wife.

A photo of The Prado at Balboa Park restaurant
4.4
Awesome(6402)
$$$$
• Californian • Downtown / Gaslamp
Booked 74 times today

Our goal was to visit Balboa Park and have a nice dinner afterwards, so mission accomplished. It was a Thursday night in January, so the restaurant was not busy at all and we received excellent service. The menu seemed somewhat limited but what we ordered was very good. We were celebrating our...

A photo of CUCINA urbana restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(5853)
$$$$
• Italian • Banker's Hill
Booked 91 times today

Busy on a Wednesday night, and was equal to the great ratings on Open Table. The short rib pasta and the roasted vegetable salad were excellent. Our server, Lynn, was patient with us and explained the components of many menu offerings. A jewel of a restaurant.

A photo of Mister A's restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(6452)
$$$$
• Contemporary French / American • Downtown / Gaslamp
Booked 63 times today

Yes, it's expensive. Yes, it's worth it. Great San Diego experience.

A photo of Barbusa restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2795)
$$$$
• Italian • Little Italy
Booked 109 times today

I really like the food and the service was perfect! Thank you!

A photo of Great Maple San Diego restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3253)
$$$$
• American • Hillcrest
Booked 90 times today

Amazing per usual! Breakfast was delicious

A photo of Fogo de Chao - San Diego restaurant
4.2
Awesome(2558)
$$$$
• Brazilian Steakhouse • Downtown / Gaslamp
Booked 115 times today

Good selection of meats but I prefer their market bar.

A photo of Herb & Wood restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(3705)
$$$$
• Californian • Little Italy
Booked 22 times today

Great ambiance in the Little Italy area. The food was amazing and well thought out. Drinks were good as well. Our server ( don’t remember name but she was from Tampa ) was wonderful and attentive. Dinner for two with two drinks each, two apps, main course, and dessert was $300.

A photo of Parc Bistro-Brasserie restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1707)
$$$$
• French • Banker's Hill
Booked 48 times today

Best Steak-Frite in town. Excellent location for a business lunch. Always a favorite.

A photo of Brigantine at Portside Pier restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1860)
$$$$
• Seafood • Downtown / Gaslamp
Booked 129 times today

Melody. Waitress was outstanding.

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