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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in San Diego

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in San Diego? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Eddie V's - La Jolla restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5218)
$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.
Top review
RichardRvip
Dined 5 days ago
Great filet and my favorite crab fried rice dish Seating on roof had good heaters Very enjoyable time w friends
A photo of Il Fornaio - Coronado restaurant
4.6
4.6 (5583)
$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
PatriciaA
Dined 4 days ago
Everything was great, food, service, and a beautiful view.
A photo of Tom Hams Lighthouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (6402)
$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.
Top review
GailCvip
Dined 6 days ago
Always a highlight of our trips to San Diego! Great food and views.
A photo of Bali Hai Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (5752)
$31 to $50
Polynesian
Shelter Island / San Diego Bay
About the restaurant
Exotic Pacific dining on an enchanted tiki island.

The Bali Hai Restaurant has been a favorite in San Diego for over fifty years. Our spectacular views of the San Diego bay and the downtown skyline make us the perfect location for any special event. Along with our dining room upstairs, our premise possesses three different and versatile private rooms. The flexibility of multiple private facilities allows us to accommodate any type of party. We host weddings, class reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, concerts, memorials, festivals, fundraisers, business meetings, seminars, and corporate events.

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AmyG
Dined 4 days ago
The food was great as were the tropical drinks. The food is plentiful. We got an appetizer plate for two and an entree to share and we ended up taking the entree home. Our server had a lovely personality and an infectious smile all while working her butt off and carrying her whole section as the help staff were very inattentive. She ended up bussing our dishes too. She had a giant table of something like 20 people in addition to all her regular tables of two and four. The view of the whole San Diego Bay can't be beat. They are right on one end of Shelter Island with a whole wall of nothing but glass on the bay side. Every table gets this stupendous view! And it has a real old-timey Polynesian feel. They are celebrating their 70th anniversary this year. Congratulations!
A photo of Brockton Villa restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2673)
$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!

Top review
SherryBvip
Dined 6 days ago
Always love coming here. It never disappoints. Great food, great atmosphere.
A photo of Coasterra restaurant
4.6
4.6 (7155)
$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.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food, beautiful view, and stellar service!
A photo of Waterbar San Diego restaurant
4.6
4.6 (353)
$30 and under
American
Pacific Beach
About the restaurant

Located alongside the vibrant ocean-front boardwalk in Pacific Beach, Waterbar offers only the best in tantalizing menus, innovative libations, panoramic views, and lively entertainment. Our “social seafood” menu is inspired by East coast, West coast and Baja cuisines, and transforms the freshest flavors through our chef’s unique renditions of coastal classics. Flavor-forward craft cocktails, local micro-brews, national brand favorites, and a diverse wine list are offered across comfortable bar seating, community-table dining, and intimate ocean-side tables. Waterbar’s thriving, energetic environment captures the passion of San Diego’s iconic coastline for an unforgettably satisfying experience.

Top review
DrewSvip
Dined on May 12, 2024
We had a great experience. Large menu, really good food and fantastic service.
A photo of Cannonball restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1013)
$30 and under
Sushi
Mission Bay
About the restaurant
Refreshing craft cocktails, seriously tasty sushi, and California cuisine are just the start of what you’ll savor at Cannonball. Whether you choose to get cozy within our intimate cocktail lounge or out on the rooftop terrace, you’ll be treated to truly spectacular Mission Beach views every bite and sip. Dive into culinary creativity at Cannonball—there’s nothing quite like it!

For larger parties, please contact us directly at info@cannonballsd.com

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Location is great and services is great. The food food was a bit pricey for the portions but overall was a good experience.
A photo of Edgewater Grill restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1277)
$30 and under
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Edgewater Grill is located in Seaport Village, on downtown San Diego's Bay. We have one of the finest waterfront views in San Diego! Spanning the length of the restaurant are outdoor patios where guests can enjoy an unobstructed view of the Coronado Bridge and Island.
Top review
AlyssaK
Dined 5 days ago
I took my family here, there were visiting San Diego for the first time. We all loved it! Great view, delicious food, options for everyone.
A photo of CIELO ROOFTOP LOUNGE restaurant
3.7
3.7 (42)
$30 and under
Hibachi
Downtown
About the restaurant
CEILO ROOFTOP LOUNGE is the newest hottest addition to Gaslamp San Diego Rooftops. Located on the 5th floor of Mr.Tempo’s at 701 6th ave (pink entrance) San Diego ca 92101. This 5,000 square foot speakeasy rooftop lounge & bar will feature Latin and Asian seafood tapas along with a craft beverage bar program. Tequila Del Cielo, a rooftop bar and restaurant featuring skyline views of downtown San Diego and the Coronado Bridge. The open air bar offers many Instagram able moments from our jungle disco entrance to our Tulum handmade swing there’s many photos and memories to be made. Tequila Del Cielo accommodates 200 guests for any occasion from bridal showers to venue buy outs for holiday parties. Tequila Del Cielo is open Thursday to Saturday from 5pm-12am and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
When we arrived for the Glow Party that was supposed to start at 9:30pm. We were told it was changed to 11:00pm. They were late putting out the party glow favors. They need wait staff, we had to ask to get any service, I did have a table reservation but it didn’t matter, they never asked. We had to print out our tickets from Vettix but no one asked for it to scan it. It was very unorganized and the felmale DJ/Photographer barely spoke english and she didn’t do a good job. Need a better DJ for the future she wasn’t prepared.
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