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Blue Point Coastal CuisineBlue Point Coastal Cuisine
2012 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

We are visiting SD (from NYC) and this was an anniversary celebration dinner. Terrific! Loved the lobster oscar, the Manhattan, the Martini, and the service. The oysters were ooh la la! So were the desserts. We loved it so much, we are coming back! We were given complimentary desserts for our anniversary, and the waitstaff were top notch competent and very good at engaging in fun talk with our table. More

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Roy's San Diego WaterfrontRoy's San Diego Waterfront
1290 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Every time we come to San Diego from Denver we make a point to visit Roy’s. It’s always been a great experience. Thank you, Well be back! Thank you, Mike and Theresa More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - San DiegoRuth's Chris Steak House - San Diego
2412 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Very VERY friendly staff and excellent service! The food gets better every time we go! It's our favorite restaurant to celebrate any happy occasion (this one was MY birthday)! Always money well spent! More

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Larsen's Steakhouse - La JollaLarsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
279 reviews
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Steakhouse | La Jolla, San Diego

We went for my husbands birthday and it was great. Service. Food and environment More

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Blind BurroBlind Burro
365 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

This place came highly recommended and now I know why. Street corn wow. Tacos excellent they charge for chips and dip but it is worth every penny. I will definitely be going back. First time it was with a group of 8 next time will take family. More

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BarbusaBarbusa
1060 reviews
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Barbusa is our favorite restaurant. The staff are all great and we really enjoy dining at the bar. The food is special. We love all the pasta dishes. The osso buco is wonderful and don't miss the pork chop! More

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West Coast TavernWest Coast Tavern
123 reviews
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Comfort Food | North Park, San Diego

Really fun vibe, lots of menu items More

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Route 29Route 29
95 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The restaurant was highly recommended by a friend so I took a client for dinner on a weeknight. It was not crowded and we received excellent service. The food and the wine choices were excellent. the craft cocktails creative. My only complaint is that our table was close to the door and it was a cold night. We could hear the street noise so it wasn't as pleasant as I had hoped. Next time i will see if I can get a table close to the back. They have outdoor seating and close to all the action in the Gaslamp if that's your preference but for me, the noise level was difficult for a business dinner. More

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Greystone Prime Steakhouse & SeafoodGreystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood
941 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Food was delicious, my husband got a ribeye and I got a vegetarian dish (pasta diavolo). He thoroughly enjoyed husband his and I enjoyed mine. Service was also excellent, very attentive staff. More

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The French GourmetThe French Gourmet
880 reviews
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French | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Excellent food superb service! We highly recommend this place the food is outstanding and we will return More

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Addison Restaurant1. Addison Restaurant
1195 reviews
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Contemporary French | Del Mar, North San Diego

At the very least, the best restaurant in San Diego Im not very experimental when it comes to food. I’ve known about Addison for a long time due to Chef Bradley’s reputation. Nevertheless, Im a simple eater and wish I had a better palate. For that reason, I have been terrified in dining here. Yesterday was a special day for me so I wanted to do something special. After 10 years of wanting to try Addison, I had the courage to make a reservation. The elegance, the service, the presentation, the wines (Im a wino) was unforgettable. Ultimately, food is the impetus of any restaurant. I sat back and trusted the Chef to pick our courses. Most of the foods I tried for the first time. Im in awe that I ate the Coquilles St Jacques...probably the greatest combination of flavors Ive ever had Thank you Chef Bradley and your awesome staff for giving me the greatest dining experience Ive ever had. More

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Black and Blue Steakhouse and Lounge - Valley View Casino2. Black and Blue Steakhouse and Lounge - Valley View Casino
984 reviews
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Steakhouse | Valley Center, North San Diego

So good. Food and service top notch. Been there 5 or 6 times, just gets better. More

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Market Restaurant and Bar3. Market Restaurant and Bar
2768 reviews
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Contemporary American | Del Mar, North San Diego

Always delicious food and wonderful service. Spencer was our waiter Sat. night and he is the best. More

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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - La Jolla4. Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - La Jolla
3070 reviews
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Seafood | University City/Golden Triangle, San Diego

We absolutely loved our first time eating at Truluck's. We went specifically for the stone crab, and were not disappointed. Yet, I had one of the best filet's I've ever had at a restaurant. Gray was an awesome server, and never missed anything we needed. We topped it off the their signature dessert, called "The Bag"...all I can say is WOW! We cannot wait to go back. More

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AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines5. AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
879 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Great birthday experience food has been better More

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Broken Yolk Cafe- Pacific BeachBroken Yolk Cafe- Pacific Beach
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego

The Original Broken Yolk Café started in 1979 in Pacific Beach, a local beach community in San Diego, California. For years, wait lines ran out the door on weekends causing passers-by to stop in and give the restaurant a try. “Once they tried us, they were generally hooked. We’re known for high quality, homemade food and large portions,” says the brand owner.
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CAVU Brewery & RestaurantCAVU Brewery & Restaurant
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

Our missions is to: brew great beer, create wonderful food and mix sublime cocktails. CAVU (ka-voo) brings these aspects together for a truly unique experience that you will find nowhere else. CAVU is an acronym used in aviation circles meaning “Ceiling and Visibility Unrestricted”. Commonly used by pilots as slang to describe, the Perfect Day. San Diego is full of Perfect Days and is truly CAVU, this is why we live in this wonderful community and others visit our home.More

Exhale RestaurantExhale Restaurant
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American | Oceanside, North San Diego

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Farmer's Table - Little ItalyFarmer's Table - Little Italy
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Farm-to-table | Little Italy, San Diego

Farmer's Table is opening a new location in Bay Park! Come enjoy all the farm-to-table food you love from the Farmer's Table family.More

Javier's - La JollaJavier's - La Jolla
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Mexican | La Jolla, San Diego

JAVIER'S presents a rich heritage of elevated Mexican cuisine in a friendly, captivating ambiance. Enjoy hand-shaken margaritas, rare tequilas, craft cocktails and a vast selection of beer and fine wines. Dine with us in the main dining room, al fresco patios, one of our intimate private dining rooms, or at the exquisite bar surrounded by one of the West Coast's largest selection of the world's finest tequilas. We at JAVIER'S consider all our wonderful customers a part of our family and thank them for their support and sharing in the success and joy that is JAVIER'S. Come experience the freshness of our original Mexican cuisine in a warm, friendly environment at one of our five locations.More