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50 San Diego Restaurants to Connect In For Mother's Day

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated April 10, 2019

Whether you're taking mom out for a treat or enjoying a Sunday lunch with friends, these restaurants are perfect for Mother's Day. From kid-friendly favorites to brunch-worthy hotspots, we'll help you find the perfect place to celebrate.

A photo of AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2412)
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
La Jolla
About the restaurant
A.R. Valentien, the signature restaurant at the AAA Five Diamond resort The Lodge at Torrey Pines, features innovative California cuisine served in a breathtaking setting overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course and Pacific Ocean coastline. Executive Chef Kelli Crosson uses only the best local provisions, and the menu changes daily depending on what's offered at local farmers' markets, as well as from other local growers, ranchers and fishermen. The restaurant's wine list features California wines exclusively, including a variety of boutique wineries from throughout the state.

A.R. Valentien’s sophisticated design includes artwork from the restaurant’s namesake, Albert Robert Valentien, and a spacious outdoor terrace. Special events include the seasonal Artisan Table dinner series and Celebrate the Craft, an annual charity event benefiting The Ecology Center.
Top review
BettyHvip
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Excellent service. Generally attentive. Duck perfectly cooked with mustard greens and grape leaves. Prime rib eye medium rare was excellent as was Pappardelle with lobster. Great desserts
A photo of Kettner Exchange restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1209)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Little Italy
About the restaurant
Kettner Exchange boasts two levels of indoor/outdoor drinking and dining and Little Italy’s only rooftop patio with spanning harbor views. We feature Progressive American cuisine from critically acclaimed Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski. In 2019, Kettner Exchange was named to Michelin Guide's prestigious Bib Gourmand list. Kettner Exchange has proudly maintained this award every year thereafter. Originally introduced in 1997, the Bib Gourmand category highlights restaurants that serve high-quality meals which include two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less.

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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Fantastic dinner, wonderful ambience, and service was perfect! The chef is very inventive and absolutely loved the ricotta with olive oil & balsamic with best toasted bread!!
A photo of Born & Raised restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5974)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Little Italy
About the restaurant
The American steakhouse is an iconic restaurant institution. We’d wanted to tell that story for years, but waited until we had the skill, talent and ability to execute it properly, and the right space to be our canvas, an important corner in Little Italy, a neighborhood where we have deep roots. We brought an almost academic appreciation for steakhouse history and tradition to Born & Raised, while trying to stay relevant and authentic to ourselves and our city. Our dry-aged beef pays tribute to earlier, earthier, pre-government grading practices and is the centerpiece of a meal best savored at a slow pace. A timeless celebration of everything that makes restaurants so special. - Consortium Holdings. A 4% surcharge is added to all guest checks.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food and amazing service. Would definitely recommend!
A photo of Eddie V's - La Jolla restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5279)
$50 and over
Seafood
La Jolla
About the restaurant
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks broiled to perfection. The restaurant's award-wining wine list, which has been recognized by Wine Spectator, has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V's very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic creative cocktails and enjoy signature appetizers.
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Downtowndinervip
Dined 3 days ago
We have not been to Eddie Vs in a bit and what a great treat this was. Wonderful service, great food (Seabass in soy sauce preparation is simply beautiful) and view that go on forever. Lovely evening!
A photo of Herb & Wood restaurant
4.8
4.8 (6147)
$31 to $50
Californian
Little Italy
About the restaurant
A timeless, sought-after dining escape, celebrated Chef Brian Malarkey opened Herb & Wood to instant acclaim over four years ago. In that time, the restaurant has become an icon, a dining destination that has helped to propel San Diego's culinary reputation to new heights. By focusing on rustic, wood-fired dishes, Chef Malarkey's menu elevates humble ingredients such as carrots, beets, and chicken, incorporating Mediterranean flavors and a California ethos of seasonality and sustainability.
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tsss
Dined 4 days ago
My wife and I had a great meal; apps, entree's, drinks and desserts. Great service from waiter and bus boys. Highly recommend.
A photo of Campfire restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4933)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Carlsbad
About the restaurant
A New American restaurant and cocktail bar with a focus on market driven live-fire cooking, Campfire is a return to the origins of cooking and hospitality, and celebrates the spirit of the name by creating an environment in which we gather around a fire, create honest food, and share it with friends.
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MikelTvip
Dined 2 days ago
Outstanding! Food is amazing! Great restaurant! Don’t miss it.
A photo of Great Maple San Diego restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4236)
$30 and under
American
Hillcrest
About the restaurant
We Serve Dinner, Lunch, Brunch and Weekday Breakfast. We are a modern American eatery featuring seasonal fare, fresh house made pies, and local produce cocktails. We have a full bar and a social wine list. Open for Outdoor dining!
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JoseC
Dined 6 days ago
Great breakfast, very nice service love this place
A photo of Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff restaurant
4.7
4.7 (8672)
$50 and over
Seafood
Cardiff By The Sea
About the restaurant
Pacific Coast Grill's oceanfront venue features unique Pacific Coastal cuisine, an oyster bar, select sushi rolls, and a plethora of seafood choices, delicious steaks and more! There are two levels of dining at the new PCG with every dining seat in the house carefully planned to have an ocean view. There are bars on both levels and a heated outdoor patio and a deck with one of the best views of the Pacific Ocean and the line up at Cardiff Reef. You can watch surfers, kite surfers, dolphins, whales and spectacular sunsets from throughout the restaurant.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Dinner on top deck outside was fantastic for views, and listening to ocean hit the rocks. It is a protected deck with heaters available as it can get chilly. Food was great, drinks were tasty, and service from Cole was fun and timely. Spent two hours with family for a birthday celebration. Well worth the slightly higher cost for ambience, food, and service.
A photo of Ironside Fish & Oyster restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4358)
$30 and under
Seafood
Little Italy
About the restaurant
Ironside is now taking reservations for patio and dining room seating.

We are now offering Happy Hour MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 3:00PM - 5:00PM.

Little Italy was built by the fishing industry. Ironside attempts to continue that narrative. It's our contemporary interpretation of the classic fish house and oyster bar. Located in a historic auction house on India St we did a full comprehensive restoration of the building, with three open-air culinary hubs featuring an expansive raw bar, chefs table, and bakery. We tried to be mindful of the past while looking towards the future. A 4% surcharge will be added to all guest checks.
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AshleySade
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing service by all staff especially at the oyster bar. Overall great food and experience, will be returning!
A photo of Madison restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2886)
$30 and under
Modern European
University Heights
About the restaurant
Mediterranean-inspired fare and elegant cocktails are served in sleek surroundings at this modern, airy University Heights hangout. ~Zagat
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We had an amazing night dining and listening to jazz while celebrating a birthday. Our server, Isabel was amazing and took care of our group of 8 very well. The food was delicious and I tried my very first watermelon tower; magical. I also tried the pork chop and wow!
A photo of CUCINA urbana restaurant
4.7
4.7 (6948)
$30 and under
Italian
Banker's Hill
About the restaurant
We are a wine shop inside of a restaurant | Dining and design form the perfect union at San Diego's highly acclaimed CUCINA urbana, a California-inspired Italian kitchen and wine shop, located in the heart of Bankers Hill since 2009.

The restaurant boasts comfort and familiarity, welcoming diners to a country farmhouse with the added whimsy of a contemporary art installation.

CUCINA urbana is the originator of the CUCINA retail wine program where each dedicated shop allows guests to hand select wines at a retail price, either to enjoy with their meal for a minimal corkage fee or for purchase to-go. The wine list is comprised of many familiar labels as well as rare and small-batch gems, with an emphasis on Italian varietals.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent food, service was amazing. We had the pizza and pasta, and the squash blossoms are a must try!
A photo of Mister A's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8303)
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Mister A's is the penthouse, fine-dining destination of San Diego, and has been for over 50 years. Located just a few minutes from downtown, you will take the elevator to the top floor and look back out over jetliners sweeping past at eye level, the San Diego skyline, bay and Pacific, while enjoying Modern American cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails, and one of Wine Spectator's top-rated wine lists in the country. The culinary staff hand-selects local farm produce and the highest quality ingredients in every category to offer you selections that are made from scratch in house for brunch, lunch, dinner.. or simply the finest rooftop drinks and appetizers in town.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The food was amazing and the service was impeccable!
A photo of Duke's La Jolla restaurant
4.6
4.6 (6220)
$30 and under
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
La Jolla
About the restaurant
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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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Joe was a great service! Taco Tuesday and Margaritas. . . The best!!
A photo of Manhattan of La Jolla restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1651)
$31 to $50
Italian
La Jolla
About the restaurant
Manhattan of La Jolla transports you to the best of New York via the cozy, upscale village of La Jolla. Located in the Empress Hotel on Fay Avenue, it is an elegant, casual and classy place where you would expect to see Old Blue Eyes or Danny Ocean romancing a beautiful woman while she sips her Cosmo over dinner. With quality Italian charm, Manhattan offers classic cocktails that get you into that New York swing--and the entrees are as good as it gets. Liberal olive oil, garlic, lemon and pepper complement the Zagat Award winning veal chop, steaks and seafood. Signature scampi, classic cannelloni, pasta al dente, and other succulent dishes, plus professional service and decor make this a terrific spot for a romantic dinner or mixing business and pleasure. Manhattan in La Jolla gets you the best of both worlds. Manhattan is an award winning La Jolla favorite, celebrating its 36th year.
Top review
Dvineluvvip
Dined 1 day ago
The vibe is super nice, with amazing love piano music and great cocktails! Food was delicious and service was attentive and friendly. Definitely coming back.
A photo of Monello restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2524)
$31 to $50
Italian
Little Italy
About the restaurant
As Bencotto's brother located next door,
Monello lives up to its sibling's reputation as Best Italian restaurant in San Diego.
From the 800 LB of fresh pasta handcrafted every week, Monello displays up to 27 different recipes of pasta.
Mediterranean style seafood is served along with gourmet pizza.
Monello delivers Pasta & Risotto tossed in the Parmigiano cheese wheel tableside.
Unique Italian-style brunch is served on weekends.
Voted Best Happy Hour 2016, Monello's Milanese Aperitivo offers small plates on the house with drinks every night.
UN­ABLE TO FIND A TABLE? CHECK OUT OUR BROTHER RESTAURANT BENCOTTO NEXT DOOR
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Great food and good size portions. Carley was our waitress and she was fantastic!
A photo of Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2699)
$30 and under
Italian
Del Mar
About the restaurant
Say hello to the sister restaurant of San Diego’s award winning CUCINA urbana! CUCINA enoteca’s menu features Italian classics with a modern twist, traditionally coursed or served family-style, and made with the freshest local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Enjoy wine by the glass or visit the wine shop and select a bottle from over 100 selections at retail price ($10 corkage fee applies).

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queenbridgetvip
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
We had delicious cuisine and excellent service. My husband's Branzino was excellent, our gem salad was great and both of our pizzas were perfect as well as our meatball appetizer. The tart lemon dessert completed our great dining experience.
A photo of Chez Loma restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1672)
$31 to $50
French
Coronado
About the restaurant
Our new San Diego home is located in the Carez Hizar House (circa 1889), a Coronado historical landmark on Loma Avenue almost at the corner of Orange Avenue. We are within walking distance to beautiful downtown Coronado, the Hotel Del Coronado, and the beach. A French inspired bistro where people feel comfortable and enjoy fresh rustic fare at reasonable prices. Sourcing locally to achieve maximum freshness and offering our customers what they want instead of following culinary trends.
If your desire is a casual tapa at the bar or a dinner with friends or colleges, Chez Loma under new management, offers an inviting space to relax, enjoy and socialize.
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TaraSvip
Dined 4 days ago
We started the evening in the bar where Rashid served us two delicious cocktails. We adjourned to the dining room which was a small room with a table by the window. Very romantic. We were pleasantly surprised to find that Rashid was also our server. He was very friendly & helpful with the menu. We had scallop crudo, beet salad, halibut & lobster ravioli. The seafood was fresh, delicious & prepared perfectly. I especially liked that the lobster was on top of the ravioli & not hiding inside. We finished the evening with creme brûlée. I have been wanting to go to Chez Loma for years & it did not disappoint. Highly recommended!
A photo of Avensole Winery Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1651)
$31 to $50
American
Temecula
About the restaurant
Guests of Avensole’s restaurant are in for a culinary treat. Avensole offers a charming place to savor eclectic seasonal cuisine and delicious award-winning wines in a lively atmosphere. The food and ambiance are unlike any other in Temecula Wine Country.

Dining is delightful on our lovely restaurant terrace in a beautiful open-air setting. The vibrant setting creates a perfect venue to gather and relax with friends and family while you sip your favorite Avensole wines or enjoy the wide array of craft cocktails and beers offered.

Kindly note, reservations can only be held up to 5 minutes after reservation time. If you and your party think you will be later than 5 minutes after reservation time, Please contact restaurant directly at #:951-252-2003. Reservations are for 2 hours maximum daily. Walk-ins welcome.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Joel was very accommodating and took great care of us. The food was delicious and the weather just right for an outdoor dining session. There was an accident with the food, but the kitchen fixed their error within what felt like a 3 minute span which we thought was very quick. The wine of course was delicious (2017 Cab Blend) and complemented our food.
A photo of Morton's The Steakhouse - San Diego restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2924)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant
What began in Chicago in 1978 is now one of the most award-winning steakhouses around. For over 30 years, Morton's The Steakhouse has been on a mission to provide "The Best Steak… Anywhere." Focusing on quality, consistency and genuine hospitality, Morton's seeks to provide not only memorable cuisine, but a memorable experience. With fresh, succulent seafood and famed USDA prime-aged steak, it's no surprise that Morton's has thrilled diners all over the world. For a glimpse of a higher standard of steakhouse, come see the legendary Morton's experience for yourself.
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MichelleBvip
Dined 1 day ago
Amazing per usual. Service was great and food was delicious
A photo of The Marine Room restaurant
4.7
4.7 (7869)
$50 and over
Seafood
La Jolla
About the restaurant
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.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Vacation in San Diego. The wait staff was knowledgeable, friendly and thorough. We loved our evening.
A photo of Civico 1845 restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2282)
$30 and under
Italian
Little Italy
About the restaurant
A new generation of Italian cuisine - fresh, light and authentic. By using proper cooking techniques, our flavors are natural and pure. Our menu is a homage to our region Calabria and southern Italian roots reflecting what is being served in Italy today. You can also find an extensive vegan menu that incorporates many of the best Italian dishes. We have been the first restaurant in the USA to have a full Italian Vegan menu since 2015! We believe in sustainability, both in our food and in the design of our restaurant. While our menu focuses on locally grown and seasonal ingredients, our bar and dining areas were created using reclaimed, natural materials. Nothing goes to waste at Civico 1845!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
1pm on a Thursday the spot is very accessible and there was no problem securing the ideal table for our bday party. Everyone ordered from the vegan menu and everyone was very excited about the food. The squash flowers did not have a stuffing that resembled ricotta cheese. I loved them but some felt the description was misleading. They read the notes on my reservation and where accommodating. They made this bday lunch pleasant and enjoyable for all. Thank you Civico!
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3478)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Del Mar
About the restaurant
Now Open: We look forward to serving you soon.

Ruth's Chris Steak House in San Diego (Del Mar), CA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great experience, excellent food, excellent service!
A photo of Oceana Coastal Kitchen restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1256)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Pacific Beach
About the restaurant
Oceana Coastal Kitchen features chef-driven, California cuisine along with modern, ocean-inspired design. The restaurant offers a memorable bayfront dining experience at an iconic Pacific Beach hideaway.

The airy waterfront restaurant includes several distinct dining areas such as a quartz-topped cold bar embedded with mother of pearl and sea glass. The focal point in Oceana Coastal Kitchen's main dining room is an impressive 800-gallon aquarium, while a sliding window fully opens to showcase unobstructed views of Mission Bay.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen offers an al fresco experience for guests, complete with sleek booths and tables with sweeping panoramic waterfront views. Led by Executive Chef Paul Arias, favorite menu items include the Oceana House Roll, the Harris Ranch Ribeye, and the Striped Seabass.

We are excited to announce that we have been recognized by TripAdvisor as a 2023 Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best award winner, ranking 10th in the country for “Everyday Eats.”

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Katz
Dined 2 days ago
Aged NY had great flavor. Staff was attentive. Vibes were good. Good value.
A photo of NINE-TEN restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2832)
$31 to $50
Californian
La Jolla
About the restaurant
Led by award-winning, nationally-recognized chef Jason Knibb, NINE-TEN offers the perfect combination of sophistication and casual elegance and an ideal location along lively Prospect Street in the Village of La Jolla. Recognized with MICHELIN distinction, NINE-TEN’s globally-inspired, locally-sourced cuisine features the best of the harvest from local artisans where products are selected daily for the restaurant’s seasonal menus. Dine indoors or al fresco on our sidewalk patio or back terrace with peek views of the Pacific Ocean. Heaters and blankets are available during the colder weather. Private dining rooms are also available for groups of 8 or more. Breakfast is served Wednesday through Friday, 7 am to 11 am. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday, 7 am to 2 pm. Lunch is served Wednesday through Friday, 11:30 am to 2 pm. And dinner service is available Wednesday through Sunday, 5 pm to 9 pm. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The "Mercy of the Chef" experience is fantastic from start to finish. We went for our anniversary, and it's truly a memorable experience.
A photo of Coasterra restaurant
4.6
4.6 (7204)
$30 and under
Mexican
Harbor Island
About the restaurant
Coasterra is San Diego's premier bay front dining destination! We are an innovative and modern restaurant, lounge and floating event center, featuring Mexican cuisine.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
It was perfect choice for my birthday dinner with a beautiful downtown view.
A photo of Benihana - San Diego, CA restaurant
4.1
4.1 (7054)
$30 and under
Japanese
Mission Valley
About the restaurant
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.
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SanDiegoNative
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food. Fun experience for a special occasion. The prices have gone up since we’ve last been here. We wouldn’t come without the $30 dinner certificate for the birthday club. The kids meals were a good value at $18 each. They got a California Roll, soup, veggies, rice, a tiny bit of shrimp appetizer, and ice cream. We paid almost $7 each to upgrade to the chicken friend rice but it’s the best part of the meal! My husband and I each got the land and sea which comes with delicious scallops and steak. The meals were $50 each, plus the $7 for the upgraded rice. Service was great and we each brought some food home for lunch the next day. We’ll continue to come for birthdays but the prices are too high now for more than twice a year for us.
A photo of The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2194)
$30 and under
American
La Jolla
About the restaurant
The Grill is a popular dining destination at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, one of Southern California's most notable resorts. A favorite place for gathering with friends and family, The Grill invites locals and visitors to lounge beside five cozy fire pits, taste local craft beers beneath an artfully designed trellis, and enjoy meals from the restaurant's custom-built wood-burning suite. The latter serves as the foundation for the slow-cooked, farm-fresh menu, including the trademark Drugstore Burger, a true San Diego classic. Whether coming together for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, The Grill's welcoming ambiance and thoughtful team promise a memorable experience for guests and an ongoing dedication to local ingredients, sound craftsmanship, and the creative California spirit.
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Susan
Dined 1 day ago
Wonderful place to have a quiet dinner, beautiful view, nice vibe
A photo of Tom Hams Lighthouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (6432)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse was built in 1971 by a man who was not afraid to put his name on his product. Rooted in warm welcomes & excellent food, Tom Ham made his lifelong dream a reality. Tom Ham’s Lighthouse is the only restaurant in the US to have a USCG operated & maintained Lighthouse attached to it. You can locate us on any modern nautical map as Beacon #9. Featuring a 100% responsibly resourced seafood menu & award winning Sunday Champagne Brunch, we are a must when it comes to the San Diego food scene. The dining room, purposely shaped like the state of California, allows for groups as grand as 50 yet private enough for a couple’s night out. Holiday brunches have been long time family traditions for many San Diegans. Start your family’s tradition this next holiday. With the best views of the Downtown City Skyline, Coronado & San Diego Bay, Tom Ham's is & remains a San Diego tradition in dining excellence since 1971.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
A great go-to place for special occasions on San Diego Bay.
A photo of Pacifica Del Mar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (4739)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Del Mar
About the restaurant
Perched atop the Del Mar Plaza in the heart of the Village, Pacifica Del Mar has remained a local gem for years as one of the neighborhood’s most sought-after places to dine, wine and gather with friends and family. Their menu showcases casual and inspired fare - like fresh seafood, steak and pasta - complimented by an award-winning wine list and creative cocktails.

Whether you choose to dine on their cozy ocean view patio, or join them in our vibrant dining room or bar, their warm service and great food and drink will provide a memorable dining experience.

We look forward to seeing you at Pacifica Del Mar. Please note that in an effort to give our staff enough time to turn over and sanitize tables between diners, reservations will be limited to an hour and a half for parties of 4 or less, and 2 hours for parties 5+. We thank you for understanding and helping us keep things safe for you.
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pamelaa
Dined 4 days ago
Love going to Pacifica for lunch. Great menu and good food! And what can beat a patio with ocean view and cool breezes. Parking can be difficult; however, there is a parking garage.
A photo of Brockton Villa restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2697)
$30 and under
Californian
La Jolla
About the restaurant
Great Food * Epic SunsetsBrockton Villa is a beautiful historic home converted into a restaurant located directly across from the ocean. Our seaside location offers a spectacular view of the world-famous La Jolla Cove, and has become a favorite "show off" spot for locals and visitors alike. We are known for our breakfasts, including our famous Coast Toast. Our chef creates many other wonderful dishes seasonally for lunch and our dinner service.Our house is the perfect place for you to host your next party. Whether it be a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, baptism, bridal shower, baby shower, or any special occasion.

Brockton Villa loves families! Please don't forget to include your little ones in your reservation count!
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DebbieBvip
Dined 3 days ago
Food was really good, service was wonderful and the view couldn’t be beat.
A photo of La Gran Terraza - University of San Diego restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1099)
$30 and under
Californian
Mission Valley
About the restaurant
The Grand Dining Room is open for lunch Monday - Friday from 11:30am-1:30pm.

La Gran Terraza is a California bistro featuring farm-to-table lunch and dinner. The Grand Dining Room and terrace have fantastic views of Tecolote Canyon and Mission Bay. OTooles offers small bites, nightly happy hour, a cozy fireplace, local craft beers and an excellent wine list.
Visit our website for a calendar of special events.
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SarahWvip
Dined on May 26, 2024
A beautiful and delicious restaurant on a regular day. An exceptional experience for commencement brunch!
A photo of Poseidon restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5303)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Del Mar
About the restaurant
The minute you walk into Poseidon, you’ll be swept by the fabulous view. You couldn’t be closer to the sand and the beach than sitting at Poseidon on their beautiful outdoor patio. With such a spectacular ocean view, you’ll experience breathtaking sunsets and during the right season even catch a glimpse of the whales migrating up or down the coast. The bar offers a large circular firepit, which is nice on those chilly fall or winter nights. Off to the side of the bar is a split level dining room offering every table a panoramic view of the beach and the ocean. For decades, Poseidon has delighted both local San Diegans and the tourists that love the beach.
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MaryKay
Dined 1 day ago
Had drinks and an appetizer during happy hour. Calamari was great. Had dinner at an outside table. Our server Oscar was fantastic and overall service was impeccable. I ordered the halibut special. Absolutely delicious. My husband ordered the surf and turf. He also loved it. Will definitely return.
A photo of Il Fornaio - Coronado restaurant
4.6
4.6 (5615)
$30 and under
Italian
Coronado
About the restaurant
Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers. Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; house made pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and house made soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch.
Top review
PatriciaHvip
Dined 1 day ago
Food was excellent but a bit pricey. View was amazing
A photo of Sbicca - Del Mar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2455)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Del Mar
About the restaurant
We look forward to having you join us! San Diego's favorite "Neighborhood" restaurant. Located in beautiful, quaint Del Mar and winner of the "Gold Medallion Award" for Best Neighborhood Restaurant awarded by the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association. Dine up on the Ocean View deck and take in the blue pacific while enjoying our award winning cuisine or sit on our ocean view sidewalk cafe and sip on one of our Wine Spectator award winning wine list wines.

SPECIALS:
1/2 price on Wine Bottles Tuesdays & Thursdays
Happy Hour Daily 3-5pm (excluding holidays)

Please note we cannot guarantee seating requests, we will do our best to accommodate but it is not a guarantee for inside or outside
Top review
KathyG
Dined 6 days ago
Father’s Day brunch was amazing!! Everyone enjoyed their meal and we had a great view of the ocean!
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