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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in San Diego

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic 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 Mister A's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8335)
$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.
Top review
BrendaR
Dined today
Always an excellent event at Mr. A’s. Great food, great view.
A photo of AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2425)
$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
rosechickvip
Dined 5 days ago
We love this place for a special, quiet time out. This time the server was a bit green, interrupting us at inopportune times--we're used to the service here being invisible, always there but never seen. Also, once I'd ordered explaining a dietary restriction (which was honored), the same server returned offering me additional dishes and desserts clearly full of the restricted substance.
A photo of Jacumba Hot Springs Hotel restaurant
4.8
4.8 (89)
$30 and under
International
Jacumba
About the restaurant
Nestled in bouldery mountains along historic Old Highway 80, in a magical high desert community lies the Jacumba Hot Springs Hotel. The hotel has been designed with a sense of place, with natural materials, textures, & objects from ancient & primitive cultures from around the world. Our restaurant offers indoor dining under vintage ceramic lights and desert landscapes or our large outdoor shaded patios under a canopy of old-world lanterns and pine trees with a live music stage.

Our menu features an International High Desert menu that showcases the farms and ranches of Imperial Valley, the fresh seafood of Baja, and specialty regional purveyors. Make sure to save time to enjoy high desert elixirs, herbal tinctures, cold-pressed juices, tonics, and cocktails, handcrafted in our exotic desert hideaway bar.

Once you are here, nothing else matters.

Top review
MichaelAvip
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing dinner! Great vegetarian options and the fish was delicious. Friendly and attentive staff. A wonderful experience
A photo of Mona Lisa Cocktails & Cuisine restaurant
4.8
4.8 (74)
$50 and over
Italian
El Centro
About the restaurant
Step into Mona Lisa, an opulent haven of Italian cuisine. Discover a culinary masterpiece where prime steaks are elevated to perfection, accompanied by meticulously curated sides that redefine indulgence. Our open bar offers an endless selection of finely crafted cocktails and wines, enhancing every moment. With an ambiance of refined luxury, Mona Lisa invites you to savor the art of flavor in every bite of our prime steaks, making your dining experience unforgettable.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
The food was excellent! The service was stellar! The experience was legendary!
A photo of Mille Fleurs restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2216)
$50 and over
French American
Rancho Santa Fe
About the restaurant
**Please note: Patio requests must call the restaurant to confirm availability for patio dining, as availability is very limited due to table spacing.*

Nestled in the heart of the historic and charming village of Rancho Santa Fe, just four miles inland from Del Mar, Mille Fleurs offers magnificent California food presentation with extraordinary French flair. The exquisite yet comfortable French country décor with inviting outside patio provides an atmosphere that is gracious, warm and welcoming. Mille Fleurs has received numerous accolades including: "Top 25 in America" from Food & Wine Magazine "Far and away the best restaurant sampled in greater San Diego" quoted in The New York Times as well as "Best French" and "Best of the Best" in San Diego Magazine. Our award winning wine cellar offers over seven hundred choices spanning the globe and varying greatly in price. A mile down the road is the Chino's Family Farm where our chef heads every day to get fresh ingredients.

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HollyP
Dined 5 days ago
It was such a wonderful evening. The service is amazing, the food was delicious, and the prices are very fair. We loved the ambiance. We celebrated a special birthday and it was the perfect spot!
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4.7
4.7 (989)
$50 and over
Californian
Carlsbad
About the restaurant
Immerse yourself into a refined modern setting featuring Baja-inspired cuisine and specialty cocktails composed of mezcal and tequila. Enjoy a show kitchen allowing you to get an inside look behind the scenes bringing Chef's creations to center stage. Locally sourced cuisine with a coastal flair is the cornerstone of this fine dining Baja-inspired experience.


Top review
JacquiVvip
Dined 1 day ago
Kylie and all the employees at this restaurant are amazing. All of them are so kind, accommodating and hospitable. This was our first time here and we are definitely coming back. Absolutely wonderful experience from the food to the ambiance to the staff. Loved it. Thank you all so much for a great time.
A photo of Temaki Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (19)
$30 and under
Japanese
Encinitas
About the restaurant
Translating to “hand roll,” Temaki Bar celebrates the tradition that all perfect hand rolls should be eaten within seconds of the chef passing them across the counter — while the rice is still warm and the fish, fresh and chilled.

Delivery and in-person to-go orders are now available!

Temaki Bar does not take reservations. We encourage guests to put their name on the online waitlist up to an hour prior to their expected arrival. The online waitlist can be accessed via our website,
temakibarsushi.com, or on OpenTable. Parties larger than 4 guests cannot be guaranteed to be seated together.

EAT HERE || LIVE FOREVER

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Fantastic food and friendly, fast service. A bit loud but that is to be expected in a bar
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4.6
4.6 (311)
$31 to $50
Californian
Hillcrest
About the restaurant
A New Woman-Forward Intimate Cocktail & Food Experience is Here!
Welcome to Hillcrest’s chicest spot for craft cocktails, barrel-aged potables, and chef-inspired shareable boards. An upscale LGBTQ+ bar, restaurant & event space brought to you by the Mo’s Universe Group!
Named San Diego's Top 10 Hottest Cocktail spots by EATER, as well as Open Table's Top 10 DINERS CHOICE Winner!

Top review
MaggieS
Dined 1 day ago
We went Saturday at 7p June 13. I cannot recall our servers name but she was phenomenal. She was always right there if we needed anything, kept us updating on timing of our food and was genuinely kind. The food was probably the freshest tasting food I’ve had in a very long time. I highly recommend the Barbie Dream cocktail and the feta bruschetta app. They have a nice front dining area outside and indoor seating. Restaurants I’ve been visiting lately make you use QR codes and you barely see anyone. I loved having a menu and interaction with our waitress. It was a great experience. I’m normally too lazy to leave reviews, I hope that sheds light onto how great this place is. We Went over to the speak easy (spelling or saying correctly?) after and that was just as delightful! A little loud but I’m older so that’s a me issue.
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4.6
4.6 (142)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
We're California born and bred. Best in the world? Yeah. We’ve got that. These are year-round farms. Lifelong fishermen. Orchards that thrive well beyond the fall. Our ingredients here in Southern California are the very best, and we treat them with the respect that they deserve. Join us for an experience that showcases the best of the bounty, with flavors that are truly memorable.


Top review
VernN
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
All great . Super good food . They have a party chef that’s incredible
A photo of Yummy Sushi restaurant
4.5
4.5 (229)
$31 to $50
Asian
Coronado
About the restaurant
Hello, we are Yummy Coronado. We have been a family owned restaurant for over 15 years providing Japanese and Korean cuisine prepared with love to the Crown Town community.

We offer indoor seating sushi bar seating and outdoor seating which overlooks the beautiful Coronado beach and the notable Hotel Del. We are happy to announce we have an All You Can Eat menu now as well as A La Carte.


Thank you for choosing Yummy Sushi Coronado. We look forward to serving you.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 22, 2024
Food was sooooo good ! I will definitely be going back here
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