A Guide to the Best Date Spots in San Diego

Conversations begin on Bumble but they get even deeper IRL. When it’s time to move from direct messaging to direct eye contact, find a table for two. And to make it super easy, OpenTable and Bumble are teaming up to help you find the best date spots in your city.

Find a restaurant that fits your style, whether you want drinks on a patio or a special four-course meal, OpenTable can help you choose the cuisine, seating area, and even book unique experiences with nearby restaurants. Download the Bumble app to find your match, and check the list below to find your table.

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Restaurants:Animae, Black Angus Steakhouse - Chula Vista, Brigantine at Portside Pier
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary Asian, Steakhouse, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Downtown / Gaslamp, Chula Vista / Bonita
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Animae

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Downtown / Gaslamp
912 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
Chef Tara’s food is just mind-blowing. The Taiwanese fried chicken flavors took me back to living in China.. the ginaataan mussels and short rib kare-kare are to die for. The cucumRead more
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Black Angus Steakhouse - Chula Vista

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chula Vista / Bonita
1,247 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Perfect place for a nice Thanksgiving. Excellent full turkey meal with all the fixins including pumpkin pie! Other good options for those not wanting turkey. Great service from Read more
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Brigantine at Portside Pier

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / Gaslamp
1,688 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Ambience was just perfect! When i made the reservations, i did not realize it included the water, perfect sunset, view and perfect weather! The service was warm, friendly and atteRead more
Most Booked in San Diego
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Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
El Cajon / Lakeside
691 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Really happy with our Thanksgiving dinner, delicious and sufficient, and the pumpkin cheesecake was really luscious
Best Ambiance in East County

C-Level

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / Gaslamp
1,741 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
C Level never disappoints! I took a dear friend there yesterday for the first time and he had a fantastic time. He was blown away by the view, food & service. We had our wedding Read more
Seafood in San Diego
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Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery

$$$$·Californian·
Temecula
1,219 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Notable Wine List
The food was delicious and the wine is always spectacular.
Great for Brunch in Temecula / Wine County

Cesarina

$$$$·Italian·
Ocean Beach
2,287 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
We had a 2 pm reservation and didn’t realize they closed 3-4. They didn’t say a word and let us enjoy our slow lunch. We felt terrible but also grateful since we are from Dallas anRead more
Italian in San Diego
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Ember & Rye

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Carlsbad
528 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
Thanksgiving Spectacular! Wow, what an amazing meal. The flavors were so fresh and complex. This is exactly what we were looking for in our holiday meal. The service was exemplary Read more
Steakhouse in North San Diego
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Herb & Sea

$$$$·Californian·
Encinitas
1,075 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
Outstanding Thanksgiving Meal. Server Matt was exceptional.
Californian in San Diego
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Javier's - La Jolla

$$$$·Mexican·
La Jolla
1,571 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Hot Spot
First time here and just fell in love with everything about the place
Mexican in San Diego
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Jeune et Jolie

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Carlsbad
1,944 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
This is my happy place. The drinks, the food, the interior and perhaps most of all the staff and the friendly, unfussy service they provide are all outstanding.
Best Overall in North San Diego
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King's Fish House - Carlsbad

$$$$·Seafood·
Carlsbad
2,213 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
We used to go to Kings regularly before the pandemic, they struggled a bit during the pandemic but I’m super happy to say that there back in the groove. Fish cooked perfectly for eRead more
Most Booked in North San Diego

Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

$$$$·Seafood·
Cardiff By The Sea
5,522 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
We love this place but it’s fairly expensive.
Best Ambiance in North San Diego

Prime Cut Steakhouse - Jamul Casino San Diego

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Jamul
949 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
Jacqueline was our waitress. Superb service. Very kind and patient with our group.. She had a couple of helpers as well who all gave us excellent service and attention. Thank yoRead more
Best Overall in East County

SEA180 Coastal Tavern

$$$$·Seafood·
Imperial Beach
2,375 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
It was my fiancé’s birthday and the waitress was so sweet in her suggestions and knew exactly what we needed!
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STK- San Diego

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Gaslamp
1,569 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
Alejandro was a phenomenal waiter for our 10th anniversary celebration. Food and service was excellent. Will definitely be back

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens

$$$$·Organic·
Escondido
5,737 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great Beer
  • Good for Groups
Arrived a little early, but we found an awesome beverage to tide us over…. Staff very friendly. Food is really good! We try to stop in every time we come through Escondido!
Most Booked in San Diego
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Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station

$$$$·Bistro·
Point Loma
1,488 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Beer
Everything was amazing. Love coming here, the kids love it too.

The Restaurant at Ponte

$$$$·Californian·
Temecula
2,747 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Scenic View
Excellent food and service!
Californian in San Diego
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The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

$$$$·American·
La Jolla
1,849 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
The view was amazing! Our waitress was very helpful and had good recommendations. We would definitely return.
Scenic View in San Diego

The Veranda Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Fallbrook
900 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
Truly enjoyed our brunch on the veranda. Food service and ambiance were excellent. We happened to go on a day when there was a ladies club meeting inside and parking (especially haRead more
Best Ambiance in San Diego
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The Vineyard Rose at South Coast Winery

$$$$·Californian·
Temecula
3,412 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Notable Wine List
Delicious food and excellent service!
Best Overall in Temecula / Wine County
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The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- La Jolla

$$$$·Seafood·
La Jolla
820 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
Excellent food. Great service. Elegant ambience
Notable Wine List in San Diego

Valentina

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Encinitas
767 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Their wine list is quite extraordinary. Little known specialties you will not find easily elsewhere at very decent prices.

Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Poway / Rancho Bernardo
1,748 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
We all agreed that we will repeat the experience!! Could not fault the food, service and ambience on the outdoor patio. Really enjoyed ourselves.