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

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Kettner Exchange, Born & Raised
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Californian, Contemporary American, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:La Jolla, Little Italy
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AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

$$$$·Californian·
La Jolla
988 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
Wonderful service in a beautiful setting! Appreciate the quiet!
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in San Diego
16 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Kettner Exchange

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Little Italy
949 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
I'm a local residents and had some friends visiting from out of town. We both went to The culinary institute in New York and we're looking forward to the dining experience. We wereRead more
91% recommended
Contemporary American in San Diego
39 people mentioned the Duck Meatball

Born & Raised

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Little Italy
1,492 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Everything about this place is amazing! Food, service, ambiance!! My hubby and I shared the sampler for two, OMG best steak ever !
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in San Diego
34 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Eddie V's - La Jolla

$$$$·Seafood·
La Jolla
2,830 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
Staff was friendly and attentive..great service overall
90% recommended
Seafood in San Diego
84 people mentioned the Banana Foster

Herb & Wood

$$$$·Californian·
Little Italy
1,875 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Fantastic experience head to toe. Service is so on point as is the flavor and execution of all of the food. Loooooved the Branzino and the Lime Chocolate Pavlova dessert. And thoseRead more
90% recommended
Californian in San Diego
96 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Campfire

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Carlsbad
1,680 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fit for Foodies
The food was fantastic And the service was great!
95% recommended
Contemporary American in San Diego
29 people mentioned the Whole Fish

Great Maple San Diego

$$$$·American·
Hillcrest
2,201 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Good service but a bit slow from the kitchen. Waiter was great + food was good!
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in San Diego
145 people mentioned the Maple Bacon Donut

Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

$$$$·Seafood·
Cardiff By The Sea
3,065 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
Excellent experience. Love this restaurant. Been here many times. Food is always great. Service pretty good. View at sunset is simply unbeatable.
94% recommended
Scenic View in San Diego
207 people mentioned the Pacific Coast

Ironside Fish & Oyster

$$$$·Seafood·
Little Italy
2,212 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Second time to come to Ironsides, great food and a grey environment. Right in Little Italy with a lot of other cool places. It’s a must go to for me when I’m in San Diego
93% recommended
Seafood in San Diego
44 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Madison

$$$$·Modern European·
University Heights
805 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
The food is great. The drinks are great. The place is beautiful. Chill ambiance & friendly staff. What more could you ask of a restaurant?
95% recommended
20 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CUCINA urbana

$$$$·Italian·
Banker's Hill
4,930 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Great experience in all regards. The pappardelle with short ribs was extremely delicious.
93% recommended
Italian in San Diego
159 people mentioned the Squash Blossom
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Bertrand at Mister A's

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Downtown / Gaslamp
4,985 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Lovely restaurant as always. Good gluten free options
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in San Diego
59 people mentioned the Short Rib

Donovan's - La Jolla

$$$$·Steak·
La Jolla
3,983 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
The staff was wonderful.
95% recommended
Steak in San Diego
106 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Duke's La Jolla

$$$$·Contemporary American·
La Jolla
2,065 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Lunch for my wife’s birthday.
91% recommended
Most Booked in San Diego
141 people mentioned the Hula Pie

Manhattan of La Jolla

$$$$·Italian·
La Jolla
828 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
We reserved a table for Wednesday night so we could listen to Roman sing. It was a great experience. Our waiter was outstanding and the food was perfect. A fabulous experience, as Read more
88% recommended
175 people mentioned the Manhattan

Monello

$$$$·Italian·
Little Italy
1,047 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Great food and overall experience. Parking is a nuisance, but is expected around gaslamp
89% recommended
30 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar

$$$$·Italian·
Del Mar
1,715 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Great service and great food.
96% recommended
Italian in North San Diego
75 people mentioned the Squash Blossom

Temp Restaurant - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Chula Vista / Bonita
91 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
This place was a go to spot for my friend and I. We loved all the food we ever ordered. Its in our home town so I loved it even more. We like to support our Local business. Sad to Read more
90% recommended
7 people mentioned the Short Rib
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California Modern - George's at the Cove

$$$$·Californian·
La Jolla
2,019 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Absolutely wonderful time!! Fantastic food, great service, highly recommended
91% recommended
Notable Wine List in San Diego
31 people mentioned the Yellowtail

Chez Loma

$$$$·French·
Coronado
1,114 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
An outstanding special occasion restaurant!! Great French food!
93% recommended
21 people mentioned the Gingerbread
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Avensole Winery Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Temecula
316 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Amazing cheese platters, and trout! Our waiter recommended the chicken and it did not disappoint! We were extremely satisfied with the restaurant.
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in Temecula / Wine County
6 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Morton's The Steakhouse - San Diego

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Gaslamp
2,087 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Ryan our server was on point! I cannot honestly think of anything not nice to say about our service. He had our drinks filled never needing to ask for refills or actually anythingRead more
95% recommended
Special Occasion in San Diego
68 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Marine Room

$$$$·Global, International·
La Jolla
5,362 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
A perfect evening with attentive service from Jim McC and wonderful food. Through in a sunset between the marine layer clouds and you've got a memorable time.
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in San Diego
111 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Civico 1845

$$$$·Italian·
Little Italy
981 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Casual
  • Authentic
Great vegan menu.
87% recommended
Healthy in San Diego
33 people mentioned the Calamari

Rustic Root

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Gaslamp
913 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
The food was very good. Will definitely eat here again.
91% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in San Diego
19 people mentioned the Firecracker Shrimp

Top of the Market - San Diego

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / Gaslamp
2,604 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
Being a tourist and our hotel recommended top of the market. Way to end our trip with some good food and view.
96% recommended
Scenic View in San Diego
43 people mentioned the Cioppino

Prepkitchen - Del Mar

$$$$·American·
Del Mar
666 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
Simply superb, looking forward to eating my way through your menu. Dining in our area has been less than memorable. We are alway looking for a restaurant that delivers. Prep KitcheRead more
14 people mentioned the Bacon Wrapped Dates

The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Gaslamp
448 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Sunday Lunch
Fabulous Brunch for Father’s Day! We were very impressed with the food, service and ambiance. Incredible selections at food stations that served small portions, and all drinks wereRead more
89% recommended
Great for Brunch in San Diego
24 people mentioned the Caviar
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Del Mar
1,876 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Expensive, but worth it. Love that calorie content is included on the menu. Our server, Ethan, was outstanding and personable. We will be back for a future special occasion.
88% recommended
Steakhouse in San Diego
23 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Whisknladle

$$$$·Californian·
La Jolla
1,885 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Fantastic as always
93% recommended
Californian in San Diego
33 people mentioned the Summer Salad

Buon Appetito

$$$$·Italian·
Little Italy
958 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
This was the best meal I had in SD! Thanks so much to amazing staff!
92% recommended
12 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Oceana Coastal Kitchen

$$$$·Californian·
Pacific Beach
628 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Food is excellent but a little pricey
85% recommended
Scenic View in San Diego
15 people mentioned the Jellyfish

NINE-TEN

$$$$·Californian·
La Jolla
1,895 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
This is one of the best, if not the best restaurants in town. The food is consistently excellent. The service superb. I am surprised they dint have a Michelin Star...
94% recommended
Californian in San Diego
81 people mentioned the Short Rib

Herringbone – La Jolla

$$$$·Californian·
La Jolla
1,891 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Special kudos to Kyle our waiter! Thank you for making a good meal - GREAT!
84% recommended
Californian in San Diego
37 people mentioned the Whole Fish

Coasterra

$$$$·Regional Mexican·
Harbor Island
3,020 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
We had a Lyft driver named Jeff who insisted we try his favorite restaurant with great Mexican fusion food and the best view of the bay. He was absolutely right. Awesome day to nigRead more
86% recommended
Most Booked in San Diego
86 people mentioned the Carne Asada

The Patio on Lamont

$$$$·American·
Pacific Beach
1,278 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
It was great. The patio was beautiful and it was happy hour all night on Monday which was a great deal.
100% recommended
American in San Diego
15 people mentioned the Flat Bread
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Benihana - San Diego

$$$$·Japanese·
Mission Valley
3,370 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Fun service great food . The perfect bday dinner for the wife
91% recommended
Most Booked in San Diego
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

$$$$·Comfort Food·
La Jolla
528 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Late afternoon dinner with friends and it was superb. The location, view, food, and service were wonderful. We’ll be back!
93% recommended
13 people mentioned the Tri-tip

Journey's End at Pechanga Resort & Casino

$$$$·American·
Temecula
88 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Everything about this restaurant is quite simply superb! From the quiet elegance of the decor, to the customer first attitude of the entire staff, to the outstandingly delicious Read more
89% recommended
Best Ambiance in Temecula / Wine County
3 people mentioned the Monte Cristo
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The Patio on Goldfinch

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mission Hills
1,047 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Saturday brunch: Great ambiance. The indoor planters give an almost tropical feel. Excellent, helpful, very likeable servers. Perfect timing of service and entrees we would all orRead more
97% recommended
17 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Tom Hams Lighthouse

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / Gaslamp
3,478 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
Always great food and services, been dining here for 23 yrs!
94% recommended
70 people mentioned the Paella

Pacifica Del Mar

$$$$·Seafood·
Del Mar
3,140 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Food was delicious. Had the salmon, mashed potatoes and green beans that was on the luncheon menu. Great flavors that complimented each other. Wait staff was very pleasant. The vieRead more
92% recommended
43 people mentioned the Calamari

Brockton Villa

$$$$·Californian·
La Jolla
1,794 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
Fabulous, accommodating place on the beach! Great food, great staff, great service! ***Make reservations ***
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in San Diego
88 people mentioned the French Toast

Brooklyn Girl Eatery - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
Mission Hills
1,164 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
We loved the Crispy duck entree, the popcorn and the wonderful service.
86% recommended
20 people mentioned the Brick Chicken
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Anthony's Fish Grotto - La Mesa

$$$$·Seafood·
La Mesa
914 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Excellent restaurant - I have never been to this restaurant before, and, I found this restaurant to be even more relaxing than the Anthony's by the Bay. The waitress and waiter weRead more
91% recommended
Best Overall in East County
18 people mentioned the Fish Chip

La Gran Terraza - University of San Diego

$$$$·Californian·
Mission Valley
880 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
Great meal, valet was so helpful,
97% recommended
45 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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BO-beau kitchen + garden

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
La Mesa
1,187 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
A great meal to celebrate my daughters graduation. No longer will the choice be the old school classics - Bo Beau is my new “nice meal” favorite.
85% recommended
Best Service in East County
22 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
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Poseidon

$$$$·American·
Del Mar
3,432 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Amazing food! Me and my girlfriend came here for our 3rd year anniversary dinner while on vacation in San Diego. Joe was our server and he was excellent in his reccomendations. TheRead more
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in San Diego
74 people mentioned the Calamari

Il Fornaio - Coronado

$$$$·Italian·
Coronado
3,689 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Great staff, friendly prompt service , gave us a great table with wonderful view of the city and did not charge us a corking fee. Menus is varied and all the dishes were delicious
92% recommended
33 people mentioned the Calamari

Sbicca - Del Mar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Del Mar
1,516 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Hard to heat HalfOff Wine nights on Tues and Thursday - everything on the menu is delicious. Highly recommend
93% recommended
37 people mentioned the Short Rib
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