Discover Trending Restaurants in San Diego

Ask a local and you’re bound to get the most accurate read on the pulse of the food scene in San Diego. So, we looked at our data to find where the most in-the-know locals are going for the best trendy restaurants in this city loved for its beaches and sunny weather. These tastemakers go and curate, while you benefit. See where they are dining now, and find out the best places to eat in San Diego in our Tastemakers List.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Cesarina, Sugar Factory American Brasserie - Theatre Box, Kairoa Brewing Company
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, American, Brewery
Neighborhoods:Ocean Beach, Downtown / Gaslamp, University Heights
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Cesarina

$$$$·Italian·
Ocean Beach
2,481 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Cesarina was amazing! They cater to all dietary needs. I need to eat gluten free and they provided gf bread. Tons of gf options on the menu. The best part is the gf table side tiraRead more
Italian in San Diego
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Sugar Factory American Brasserie - Theatre Box

$$$$·American·
Downtown / Gaslamp
2,047 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Groups
Such a fun place to go with kids! The milkshakes are insane and delicious! Definitely recommend the Monster Cookie Milkshake!
Most Booked in San Diego

Kairoa Brewing Company

$$$$·Brewery·
University Heights
103 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
Great food, great service. We sat at the rooftop on a beautiful, sunny day. It was really nice and thoroughly enjoyed our time. We took our 4 year old daughter. It’s very family anRead more
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Gravity Heights

$$$$·American·
Sorrento Mesa
722 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
Great food, diverse menu, many excellent beers, fast service, not too crowded, comfortable seating and space heaters for cozy dining.
American in San Diego

Raised by Wolves

$$$$·Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service·
La Jolla
1,402 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
sitting at the bar made the evening even more fun!
Most Booked in San Diego
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Clara

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Carlsbad
336 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
My wife and I had a great time! Great drinks and food :)
Healthy in North San Diego

STK- San Diego

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Gaslamp
1,688 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
We had a great dinner. Food was terrific but our best part of the night was our waiter. He was exceptional. On the flip side, I know that it's a club like vibe, but it was too loudRead more

Tahona Bar

$$$$·Mexican·
Old Town
315 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Incredible place, from friendly and informative service to the delicious food and innovative drinks. We had almost every appetizer on the menu and they were outstanding. The guacRead more
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Jeune et Jolie

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Carlsbad
2,078 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
I've previously visited Jeune et Jolie for the a la carte bar menu and was always impressed. This was my first opportunity to try the regular tasting menu, and I was just "wowed" Read more
Best Food in San Diego
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Javier's - La Jolla

$$$$·Mexican·
La Jolla
1,716 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Attentive and kind waitstaff, great drinks and food.
Mexican in San Diego