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

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.

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The OpenTable Team
37 Restaurants
Updated April 10, 2019
Restaurants:AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Born & Raised, Eddie V's - La Jolla
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Farm-to-table, Steakhouse, Seafood
Neighborhoods:La Jolla, Little Italy
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AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

$$$$
Farm-to-table
La Jolla
4.8
1721 reviews

An amazingly wonderful birthday dinner! The hosts were lovely and sweet when we arrived and set the tone for an evening where we felt very well cared for. The food was absolutely delicious! The whole evening was great. It’s a special treat and we’ll be back!


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Born & Raised

$$$$
Steakhouse
Little Italy
4.7
3811 reviews

Amazing food. Everything we ordered was delicious.


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Eddie V's - La Jolla

$$$$
Seafood
La Jolla
4.9
4111 reviews

excellent all around - fantastic food - even the halibut was flavorful. the buttercake was as good as Nicks - which is really saying something :) views are unparalleled.


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Herb & Wood

$$$$
Californian
Little Italy
4.7
4136 reviews

Great atmosphere and service. It was upscale prices, but casual wear. The pizza was great. Veggies included with dinner entrée would be an upgrade for the pricing, and dinner rolls/bread.


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Campfire

$$$$
Contemporary American
Carlsbad
4.8
3564 reviews

Great upbeat atmosphere. Food is perfectly paired with their cocktail menu. Each dish comes out as paired by your server to ensure dishes are enjoyed in the order that best suits your palette.


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Great Maple San Diego

$$$$
American
Hillcrest
4.7
3405 reviews

Great food and service


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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

$$$$
Seafood
Cardiff By The Sea
4.7
6174 reviews

I had Sea Bass and it was very good. My husband had the Paella and loved it. We had one in our party with an allergy, and her food contained an allergen. It had to be remade. The view is great, valet parking was good


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Ironside Fish & Oyster

$$$$
Seafood
Little Italy
4.6
3441 reviews

They went out of their way to make the night special. Thanks!


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Madison

$$$$
Modern European
University Heights
4.7
2000 reviews

We have always had the best experience at Madison. The food and cocktails are always amazing. So lucky to have this restaurant in my neighborhood.


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CUCINA urbana

$$$$
Italian
Banker's Hill
4.7
5933 reviews

Food was outstanding. My complements to the chef.


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Mister A's

$$$$
Contemporary French / American
Downtown / Gaslamp
4.9
6639 reviews

Its was our first visit , we arrive at the at the valet parking let me point out very polite , as soon we exit from the elevator on the 12th floor at the restaurant , all of the staff very courteous and charming from the smallest detail everythinks was in its place great ambience , our table was perfect with a spectacular view to San Diego Bay, we started with bread and butter service , Mister A´s mac and chesse and prime beef tartare , we continue with Tomato salad with eggplant ( not on menu ) marinated on olive oil and spices , our main course Plancha Grilled RibEye and Mister A´s Truffle fries and we finish with dessert Mocha Mousse Torte and Honey lavender Creme Brulee and also complementery dessert ( not on menu ) everything was presented perfectly and very delicious , we broth our wine ( corkage fee ) we want to give a special Thanks to everyone at Mister A´s they all made our evening very special on our 27th weding anniversary specially and a very huge thank you to Wendy and her assistent who made everything special , its a 5 star dinner definitely we will return


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Duke's La Jolla

$$$$
Seafood
La Jolla
4.7
4533 reviews

Food and atmosphere was fantastic. Hostesses at the front desk were so personable and accommodating Disappointed that server knew it was my husband’s birthday and didn’t recognize with a special dessert


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Manhattan of La Jolla

$$$$
Italian
La Jolla
4.7
1230 reviews

Had a lovely anniversary dinner. We have always loved this restaurant.


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Monello

$$$$
Italian
Little Italy
4.5
1927 reviews

Our server Ricky was awesome and the food was amazing!!


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Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar

$$$$
Italian
Del Mar
4.5
2385 reviews

Fantastic service and food!


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Chez Loma

$$$$
French
Coronado
4.3
1238 reviews

Do not order the escargot. Everything else was PRIMO !!


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Avensole Winery Restaurant

$$$$
American
Temecula
4.5
1028 reviews

What a treat! This restaurant had lovely choices. We loved everything we ordered and were pleased with the Flat bread to the fish and chips. The detail from the decor, the food, down to the prestine bathrooms. Our waitress was attentive and the entire experience very relaxing. I love the garden and we enjoyed taking photos in it.


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Morton's The Steakhouse - San Diego

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / Gaslamp
4.7
2456 reviews

Very good high end restaurant. Excellent food and service. Recorded music maybe a little loud but not intrusive. Overall a little too pricey for the experience - different if we were in NY, Paris, Rome, etc. but pretty hefty for San Diego. Valet partking also steep at $22 + tip. NOTE: valet cost can be added to reestaurant bill, but that can lead to including the valet cost when calculating a tip for the restaurant service.


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The Marine Room

$$$$
Seafood
La Jolla
4.7
6249 reviews

The Marine Room was such a wonderful experience for our anniversary. The food was wonderful and service so friendly and kind. We will definitely return - very memorable evening!


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Civico 1845

$$$$
Italian
Little Italy
4.5
1709 reviews

We had an excellent experience at Civico 1845. The food, service, and ambiance were all perfect. I highly recommend the restaurant and will return again soon.


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Rustic Root

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown / Gaslamp
4.6
1096 reviews

Upstairs for brunch is a great scene. Had the pork belly Benedict & the bold and beautiful cocktail, both were delicious. The espresso martinis taste like Starbucks frappe drinks!


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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar

$$$$
Steakhouse
Del Mar
4.7
2606 reviews

Went for our anniversary. This was our first time to go to Ruth Chris. It was just utter amazing. We will go again.


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Oceana Coastal Kitchen

$$$$
Seafood
Pacific Beach
4.4
1038 reviews

Planning on going to their spa and Oceana once a month!


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NINE-TEN

$$$$
Californian
La Jolla
4.7
2409 reviews

Excellent meal with top class cuisine. The only negative was the loud conversation of other diners


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Herringbone – La Jolla

$$$$
Californian
La Jolla
4.5
2567 reviews

Very nice atmosphere inside with the olive trees! The food was incredible my hubby and I shared the oysters and pepperoni pizza which was amazing!!! The blackened cod and lobster roll were absolutely phenomenal as well. Can’t go wrong with any food from here :) And check out happy hour on Thursdays it runs all night!!


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Coasterra

$$$$
Seafood
Harbor Island
4.6
5399 reviews

Food was well prepared & presented. Service was great and ambiance was lovely.


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Benihana - San Diego, CA

$$$$
Japanese
Mission Valley
3.9
5103 reviews

Such amazing quality of food! Is truly a dinner and a show and the drinks were excellent! Brad was our chef and he was quite funny as well, our waitress(whose name I can’t remember) but was so incredibly attentive and sweet. We would definitely go back.


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The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

$$$$
American
La Jolla
4.6
1469 reviews

Fun place for lunch. Good comfort food with a bit more. Great atmosphere and lovely view.


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Journey's End at Pechanga Resort & Casino

$$$$
American
Temecula
4.5
117 reviews

The food and service were awesome as always. We sat inside because of the heat, but still had a spectacular view of the beautiful golf course and mountains.


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Tom Hams Lighthouse

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown / Gaslamp
4.7
5285 reviews

Arrived early and was able to be seated immediately. Great seats right on the water. Heaters kept us comfortable. Food was great and enjoyed all of the ambiance.


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Pacifica Del Mar

$$$$
Seafood
Del Mar
4.5
4144 reviews

I had the halibut and it’s was fabulous! The taste was to die for, texture was light and flaky. I love the combination of the fish with the sticky rice, curry and coconut! Service was perfect! Martinis have enticing ice flakes floating on top, sensational!


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Brockton Villa

$$$$
Californian
La Jolla
4.6
2213 reviews

Awesome brunch we loved everything!!


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La Gran Terraza - University of San Diego

$$$$
Californian
Mission Valley
4.5
903 reviews

The menu here is unusual and delicious. The four of us each chose a different salad, and each was beautifully presented. We each loved what we ordered and want to come back to try other dishes.


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BO-beau kitchen + garden

$$$$
Contemporary French / American
La Mesa
4.6
1588 reviews

Lovely happy hour meal with hubby. Great waiter and all around great service!!!l


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Poseidon

$$$$
Seafood
Del Mar
4.8
4359 reviews

Great experience


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Il Fornaio - Coronado

$$$$
Italian
Coronado
4.5
4624 reviews

GREAT FOOD, AWESOME VIEWS AND FANTASTIC SERVICE. RIGHT ON THE WATER OF SAN DIEGO BAY.


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Sbicca - Del Mar

$$$$
Contemporary American
Del Mar
4.7
2072 reviews

From start to finish, dinner was amazing as usual!


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