Downtown San Diego Restaurants

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown San Diego

Provisional Restaurant at The Pendry HotelProvisional Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Searsucker Downtown San DiegoSearsucker Downtown San Diego
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
SeaviewSeaview
(224)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Union Kitchen & Tap - GaslampUnion Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp
(186)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San DiegoHouse of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
(412)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Gaslamp Fish HouseGaslamp Fish House
(430)
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Tapas & BeersTapas & Beers
(11)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Florent Restaurant & LoungeFlorent Restaurant & Lounge
(212)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
The Edgewater GrillThe Edgewater Grill
(357)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
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American | Hillcrest, San Diego
WhisknladleWhisknladle
(1687)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1062)
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American | Little Italy, San Diego
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(291)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1143)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(2062)
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American | North Park, San Diego
George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
(3371)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Firehouse American Eatery and LoungeFirehouse American Eatery and Lounge
(79)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(462)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego
Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
(1548)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado
(1807)
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American | Coronado, San Diego
Brooklyn Girl EateryBrooklyn Girl Eatery
(1073)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego
One Door NorthOne Door North
(318)
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American | North Park, San Diego

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown San Diego

Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
de Medici Cucina Italianade Medici Cucina Italiana
(845)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
OperacaffeOperacaffe
(562)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Osteria PanevinoOsteria Panevino
(593)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Italia MiaItalia Mia
(111)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Asti RistoranteAsti Ristorante
(755)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Buca di Beppo - San DiegoBuca di Beppo - San Diego
(591)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Baci Restaurant Baci Restaurant
(877)
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Italian | Old Town, San Diego
CUCINA urbanaCUCINA urbana
(4362)
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Italian | Banker's Hill, San Diego
CataniaCatania
(473)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
(2849)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
(136)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
(669)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
RovinoRovino
(164)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Nicolosi's - San DiegoNicolosi's - San Diego
(76)
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Italian | College Area, San Diego
Bencotto Italian KitchenBencotto Italian Kitchen
(1144)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
(180)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Isola Pizza BarIsola Pizza Bar
(167)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Alexander's on 30thAlexander's on 30th
(1666)
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Italian | North Park, San Diego

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Downtown San Diego Restaurants

Cowboy StarCowboy Star
2059 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

An amazing dining experience. We sat at the chef's counter, which allowed us to watch the kitchen staff create perfection. It was a very cool and interesting vantage point. Food was VERY good. We will definitely be back! More

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Grant GrillGrant Grill
972 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Fabulous food, congenial staff and lovely ambiance. Winner all around. More

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Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
605 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

My husband treated me on Mother’s Day for dinner at Salvatore’s during our vacation in San Diego, California. The food was delicious and the staff was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would definitely go back when we are in the area again. More

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Eddie V's - Seaport DistrictEddie V's - Seaport District
1429 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

First experience at this location. Usually dine in La Jolla. Consistently delicious seabass, filet, lobster, lobster bisque, mashed potatoes...my only complaints...forget the brussel sprouts..no flavor whatsoever..My issue is with poor etiquette, as the waitress abbruptly interrupted us four times asking to pack my food. My cutlery alone didn't show her I was done eating. Im a slow eater. Extremely rude and I felt rushed on my celebration. .The bananas foster was the best! Probably return to La Jolla Eddie V's after our server More

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Bang BangBang Bang
200 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Loud, dark venue with loud music and videos. Hard to hear conversation More

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The Lion's ShareThe Lion's Share
490 reviews
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Wild Game | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Really enjoyed the sausage platter and the Elk! Perfectly prepared and so surprisingly delicious!!! More

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Top of the MarketTop of the Market
2072 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The food, atmosphere and service were fantastic. Sunset over the bay was awesome. Can't say enough good things. More

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Bertrand at Mister A'sBertrand at Mister A's
4409 reviews
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French | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Mothers Day, place was packed, but the staff did an excellent job attending to everyone in a very timely manner, and the chef did an excellent job on virtually everything we ordered. Everything was good to excellent. Strongly recommend More

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Full Moon Sushi Kitchen Bar and LoungeFull Moon Sushi Kitchen Bar and Lounge
158 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Cool spot. 9 out of 10 for sushi!!! Very surprised will go back anytime I’m in town. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - San DiegoRuth's Chris Steak House - San Diego
2161 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

A friends retirement celebration. More

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Island PrimeIsland Prime
4229 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Excellent view, service and food. More

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Nobu San DiegoNobu San Diego
2107 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Off-the-charts delicious sushi and sashimi, excellent service with lots of great plate suggestions, and nice wine. Definitely a memorable spot to go every time we come to San Diego. More

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The Melting Pot - Gaslamp QuarterThe Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter
1534 reviews
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Fondue | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Love it here. Always my choice for birthday dinners or personal dates with someone i cherish. It was a little loud for a Monday but our host was the best and super nice !! More

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Donovan's - San Diego GaslampDonovan's - San Diego Gaslamp
2248 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

We were there to celebrate our son's graduation from Law School. Eric was our waiter, assisted by Katie. The service was top notch. It was attentive but not intrusive. We had the seafood tower as an appetizer and everyone enjoyed it. The steaks were excellent. More

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OperacaffeOperacaffe
562 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Outstanding food and service. Authentic Italian Cuisine with options for all. More

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Asti RistoranteAsti Ristorante
755 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Great location, traditional Italian cuisine, nice atmosphere, and attentive service. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - San DiegoMorton's The Steakhouse - San Diego
1885 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Morton’s offers excellent steak and seafood entrees, attentive service, and a quiet atmosphere. It’s a great spot for a special date, intimate get-together, or business dinner. More

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Crab HutCrab Hut
356 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Overall good service and quick More

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Sally's Fish House & BarSally's Fish House & Bar
1149 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Fish was cooked perfectly! Great service by Chris! Meal served hot. Descent wine selection. Nice outdoor seating. More

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de Medici Cucina Italianade Medici Cucina Italiana
845 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

One of the last of the Old School restaurants where highly trained staff serve top notch foods including all the table-side classics that the modern establishments find too labor intensive. I enjoyed a beautiful obviously aged steak that was full of flavor and tender beyond belief. My partner enjoyed wild caught pink abalone- beautifully prepared- a special treat of an extremely rare dish. This is a place that everyone should experience- the wonderful world of Old World Service! More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - San DiegoFleming's Steakhouse - San Diego
1111 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

We had an amazing time at Fleming’s! It was the first time for both of us, and we went for our anniversary. David K was our waiter and he took amazing care of us. Food was phenomenal, PLEASE order the Mac N Cheese! We will definitely be back soon :) More

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The Prado at Balboa ParkThe Prado at Balboa Park
4992 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The ambiance was wonderful and the food was great. I had the potstickers, crab cake and salmon. My other family members had the ribeye, black bean soup, pasta. We all enjoyed our meals. More

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Double StandardDouble Standard
308 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Food was really good. The Brussels sprouts are the best I’ve ever eaten. Service was wonderful and the restaurant is really cute. Great selection. More

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Provisional Restaurant at The Pendry HotelProvisional Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
83 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Mothers Day brunch was great. More

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Bandar RestaurantBandar Restaurant
563 reviews
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Persian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

May 1 had great time with friends that night and portions so large enjoyed half of it for lunch 😀 More

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Volcano RabbitVolcano Rabbit
36 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Excellent food, loved the beef rib mole! Fast paced, friendly service. And, so many tequilas to try, it’s definitely a place to return to. More

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - San DiegoOceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego
3559 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Excellent service and delicious food! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. More

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The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau RoomThe Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room
356 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Mother’s Day, as always the food was superb and and above and beyond. Especially the caviar! More

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Tom Hams LighthouseTom Hams Lighthouse
2887 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Outstanding oysters and tuna, coupled with an amazing waterfront view and helpful service. More

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Osteria PanevinoOsteria Panevino
593 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Always great food and service. I always make sure I get there at least once when in San Diego. The service and food are excellent. More

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Rustic RootRustic Root
631 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The restaurant was great! It was open fresh air and good folks working there. I was in San Diego on a business trip and was joined by 3 locals from the site I was visiting. It was great connecting with them at Rustic Roots. We didn’t know the lay of the land so we reserved a space. We sat downstairs and people watched throughout our conversation. Next time we will definitely sit upstairs which was first come sitting arrangements. We enjoyed the food which was really really amazing! More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San DiegoFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego
1359 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

What an amazing Restaurant. The presentation of Food and Style are unpresedented. The food is healthy and delicious and the service style quite unique. It is a relaxed enviroment most defidently a repeat. I would recommend it to anyone. More

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Blue Point Coastal CuisineBlue Point Coastal Cuisine
1892 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

We were meeting an old friend in town on business. She loves seafood, so we immediately thought of Blue Point. We'd not been in awhile, and were pleasantly surprised. Food of highest quality and service impeccable. More

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Tapas & BeersTapas & Beers
11 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Great crab cakes with lots of crab, excellent short ribs, and so many beers to choose from. The owner is very friendly and was happy to chat. Highly recommend. More

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Puesto at the HeadquartersPuesto at the Headquarters
1337 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Great outdoor atmosphere. Must stop when I’m in from Boston! More

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Lou & Mickey'sLou & Mickey's
1376 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

We ate there for on a business trip with clients. I had the NY strip and it was by far the best steak I have had in years. The raw bar was also great. More

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Pushkin Russian RestaurantPushkin Russian Restaurant
104 reviews
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Russian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The food was amazing! So fresh and tasty. Our waitress Julya was awesome 👏. Can't wait to be back once we are back in town. More

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Roy's San Diego WaterfrontRoy's San Diego Waterfront
1150 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Love Roy's, Great seafood and I had the mix plate with four types of fish. Service was wonderful, attentive but not overbearing. The only disappointment was that the crab fried rice had bell peppers in it! They made a fresh one without the peppers but it came pretty much when the meal was done. They were very accommodating though. Roy's has also gotten away from much of their Hawaii roots in the menu, although the flavors are superb. More

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Water Grill - San DiegoWater Grill - San Diego
684 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

I went here for a business dinner and all of us were blown away by not only the food, but the service. Garrett was our server and was very impressive. He made excellent food and wine recommendations (oyster sampler and Chilean sea bass were my 2 faves) and everything we ordered was excelled. I will definitely make it a point to come back next time I am in San Diego. More

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Seasons 52 San Diego - Seaport DistrictSeasons 52 San Diego - Seaport District
1393 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

I love the seasonal menu here. Always fresh, well thought out dishes. A few of us had dietary restrictions that were nicely dealt with with a simple substitution. They served amazing scallops, the salmon was incredible and my husband raves over their meatloaf. We will definitely be back. More

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Topside TerraceTopside Terrace
3 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Came across this restaurant when I was looking for a place to have brunch with friends for my birthday. It was a great choice. All my friends loved the rooftop view. The menu options were great. I strongly recommend the chicken fried steak benedict. Food was delicious, service was great, and the server gave me a complimentary birthday cheesecake and tiramisu cake. More

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Lionfish Restaurant at The Pendry HotelLionfish Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
366 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The food at the restaurant was delicious, ambience great with good mood lighting. A suitable restaurant for date night, business meals, friends get together. It does tend to escalate in noise so it’s probably not the best place for quiet conversations. Overall I had a good night and would go there again. More

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Marina Kitchen - San Diego Marriott Marquis & MarinaMarina Kitchen - San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
191 reviews
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Comfort Food | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

This was the second time we had dinner here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had a delightful experience both times and look forward to our next time dining here. More

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Cafe ChloeCafe Chloe
51 reviews
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French | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Service was wonderful, friendly and comfortable. Food was remarkable, would ask for a bit less salt when cooking. More

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Dobson's Bar & RestaurantDobson's Bar & Restaurant
786 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The food was excellent. One of the best meals I've had dinning in downtown San Diego. Space is small and cramped, but service was very good.. More

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The Fish MarketThe Fish Market
1282 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Great food, fresh. Awesome view. More

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Minou, Creperie PatisserieMinou, Creperie Patisserie
7 reviews
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Creperie | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The occasion was a mother/daughter lunch on Mother’s Day, but restaurant suitable for a nice breakfast/brunch/lunch any day! Lovely pastries and crepes, sweet or savory. A nice place away from Gaslamp busyness. More

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Currant American BrasserieCurrant American Brasserie
640 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Went here for early Mother's Day brunch on Saturday. The "host" waved in the direction of the tables upon our arrival but wasn't interested in seating us. That was the only experience I would label as unpleasant at Currant. Otherwise, the server was pleasant and attentive, the food (and beverages) was DELICIOUS, and the mimosas were flowing. If you purchase bottomless mimosas they provide a large carafe of sparkling wine and then a completely separate glass of OJ so you can make your own mimosas. And they give you a large goblet, not a small flute that you have to constantly refill. They definitely keep the carafes coming! It was wonderful. My Mother truly enjoyed her experience and brunch. The area is VERY limited in street parking, so keep that in mind. More

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Searsucker Downtown San DiegoSearsucker Downtown San Diego
2404 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Saturday is brunch, burgers were great! More

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VelaVela
264 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Great Service!!!! Overall extremely enjoyable Mother’s Day celebration!!! More

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The Westgate Hotel - The Westgate RoomThe Westgate Hotel - The Westgate Room
192 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The Westgate Room is very elegant and comfortable. The service was outstanding. The food, however, left a bit to be desired. We found the menu somewhat limited. My wife ordered a steak medium rare and felt it was somewhat overcooked. Not badly enough that she sent it back but given the prices and the positioning as a top-notch restaurant we were surprised with such a mistake. More

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

Best Wagyu in San Diego. Friendly attentive service. Great wine selection More

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Half Door Brewing Co.Half Door Brewing Co.
39 reviews
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Irish | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Fantastic food and excellent service. Loved the hangar steak, pie, pork belly and mac and cheese. More

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SeaviewSeaview
224 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

BEST Mother's Day brunch around!! We go every year!! A++++ More

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Florent Restaurant & LoungeFlorent Restaurant & Lounge
212 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

I really enjoyed my Happy Hour BBQ chicken flatbread. Great vibe for before the Padres game. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - San DiegoMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - San Diego
1333 reviews
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Fish | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Food was average but bread was great. Terrific service. More

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Thotsakan Thai & Vegetarian CuisineThotsakan Thai & Vegetarian Cuisine
3 reviews
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Thai | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Great food and service at a reasonable price! More

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Harbor HouseHarbor House
787 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Was excited to have some great Seafood while in San Diego, unfortunately the meal tasted only like well used cooking oil and no hint of the fish or shrimp on the plate. The bread was great, and my two coworkers steaks were great. The manager gave me a Cheesecake slice for my time. More

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Italia MiaItalia Mia
111 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

This little gem is tucked away in the heart of San Diego Gaslamp district. While I didn’t have the opportunity to ask, it appears the owners and staff are originally from Italy, giving the restaurant an authentic feel. The food was delicious and the wine/beer selections were great for pairing. More

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OSETRA Seafood & SteaksOSETRA Seafood & Steaks
705 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Our waiter Thomas was amazing. We had a great time. The atmosphere is great. The private dining room was wonderful for the birthday celebration. More

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Jsix RestaurantJsix Restaurant
1002 reviews
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Organic | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Really good food and great servers. More

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Rei do Gado Brazilian SteakhouseRei do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse
1328 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Don’t sit outside, best experience is definitely inside. Valet takes awhile when leaving. Food is great, service is amazing! More

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San DiegoHouse of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
412 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

I love the food here! Sad they stopped making the calamari dish, and unfortunately we were very disappointed that there were no vegan options for one of our friends. Atmosphere, service, food was great, wait time was very short, and overall experience was wonderful. Would definitely eat here again for a special occasion, though hopefully the next time we are back, there will be more vegetarian and vegan options. More

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

Our compliments to the waiter. We had lunch on Tuesday with a reservation. Everyone loved the food and the nice atmosphere. Very well done! More

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CuraderoCuradero
78 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Waiter was very friendly and accommodating. Great venue More

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Buca di Beppo - San DiegoBuca di Beppo - San Diego
591 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The food is always top notch. Ordered a bit of everything and got to eat buffet style. The portions are huge and perfect for family gatherings. You get that traditional Italian family vibe. The decorations are super random but every detail tells a story. More

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Sushi Lounge on MarketSushi Lounge on Market
63 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Although it was busy and understaffed, me and my friend still had excellent service. The food was great and they have a great selection of Japanese whiskeys. More

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The Edgewater GrillThe Edgewater Grill
357 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Took my Mom to Mothers Day Brunch and we had a fabulous view table overlooking the bay! The best crispy fish and chips with special house made tartar sauce! Had to save room for the handmade desserts for the best Moma's Day in a long time! More

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The Rooftop by STKThe Rooftop by STK
6 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Absolutely fabulous view of the City. We had an awesome cabana by the pool for a girl's night happy hour. More

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Monkey KingMonkey King
12 reviews
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Chinese | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The drinks were great, 1/2 priced for happy hour! Had the Happy Buddha and Egg Rolls. Service was great food was wonderful. Great way to say good bye to San Diego. Tyler was a great bartender and server. More

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Union Kitchen & Tap - GaslampUnion Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp
186 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Great Gumbo! We went here for lunch during a conference Great food. More

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The Field Authentic Irish Pub & RestaurantThe Field Authentic Irish Pub & Restaurant
59 reviews
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Irish | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Great seating in the second floor. Service was a bit slow, but it was a Friday night downtown. More

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Pier CafePier Cafe
294 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Beautiful evening and lovely view! The meal was very good! More

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Gaslamp Fish HouseGaslamp Fish House
430 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

We had such a great experience our first time here for a theater event, we came back the following night just to enjoy the food a second time. The food is outstanding, and the service is wonderful! They pay close attention to gluten-free restrictions, and their gluten-free lobster bisque is enough to bring me back over and over. More

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Flagship Cruises and EventsFlagship Cruises and Events
2 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Great service great food!! More

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Mad House Comedy ClubMad House Comedy Club
15 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

We had no idea what to expect but ended up having a great time! Tucked away in a weird, half empty, Escher-esque shopping center, this place was packed! The comedians were funny, the beer was cold, and the shrimp quesadilla was yummy. There was still a cover charge, even if you were there for dinner but it was worth it. Support local comedy and businesses! More

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The DublinerThe Dubliner
10 reviews
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Irish | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

It was excellent. The food was great and the happy hour was happening so we had a wonderful time. This was the night before Saint Patrick’s day so they were getting festive already. More

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Rockin Baja Lobster GaslampRockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp
203 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Food was mediocre but there was a great all you can eat self service chips and many types of salsa! More

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Patron's CornerPatron's Corner
18 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Large group (15) and they did an excellent job hosting us. More

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Narada Thai CuisineNarada Thai Cuisine
1 review
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Thai | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

This is a small hole in the wall Thai food establishment. The decor is very bland and the tables and seating is simple, but comfortable. Service was very good and the staff was attentive. Our waiter did not understand some of our questions, but got our order right. More

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Nason's Beer HallNason's Beer Hall
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Beer Garden | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Watched the NCAA championship game here! The amount of TVs was perfect and the service was great! The food was alright we had a margarita pizza and it was as plain as plain can get. Overall great for casual drinks and game watching! More

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TradeTrade
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

I had a $30 credit as a hotel guest for breakfast. That covered two meals. Tax, tip, and drinks will cause you to go over. Acceptable hotel food and nice people. More

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Hive Sushi LoungeHive Sushi Lounge
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Sushi | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

A great little find. Very friendly service shrimp tempura was great More

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Soleil @k - San Diego Marriott GaslampSoleil @k - San Diego Marriott Gaslamp
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Comfort Food | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Service was good Food was buffet food probably needed to be refilled but our water was nice and friendly Love downtown San Diego Will try it again More

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Hornblower Cruises & Events - San DiegoHornblower Cruises & Events - San Diego
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The service was great. More

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barleymashbarleymash
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF SAN DIEGO’S GASLAMP DISTRICT, barleymash is the fun, high-energy downtown restaurant and bar that celebrates the richness of American culture through its appetizing and progressive bar fare. Both the restaurant philosophy and menu offerings draw heavily from two barroom staples: beer and bourbon. The name, in fact, refers to the typical grain mixture used in the brewing and distillation process of both beer and bourbon. What results from this pairing is a uniquely American dining experience and aesthetic that remind all patrons of two simple ideas: life is meant to be sipped and savored, and good times should always be sharedMore

The Pool House at Pendry San DiegoThe Pool House at Pendry San Diego
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The service was great. The computers went down which caused a little lapse in attention, but they more than made up for it by sending a free drink and explaining the situation. I would highly recommend to friends. More

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New York WestNew York West
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Pizzeria | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Neighborhood pizza bar .. yum More

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The Whiskey HouseThe Whiskey House
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Had a large group of about 30 people and the bartenders made it very easy for all of us to get drinks quickly, teaching us a bit about different Whiskey flavor profiles. The drinks were all great but the staff was even better! More

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Table 509 - Hotel IndigoTable 509 - Hotel Indigo
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Table 509 - Hotel Indigo is an exotic restaurant that serves modern American delicacies in a contemporary-style chic and trendy dining arrangement. The restaurant has been set up within the premises of Hotel Indigo, situated in downtown San Diego. Table 509 features plush interiors with unique and trendy décor, an artsy dining area and an adjoining bar and grill. Table 509 strives to provide an exceptional dining experience through courteous service and flavorful cuisines. The menu is regularly updated with season's special entrées made from local farm-fresh ingredients.

The main menu features special entrées such as roasted garlic hummus, assorted flatbread, cheese truffles, grilled chicken pita, turkey melt, Carne Asada tacos, Table 509 novelty burger, charcuterie board, steaks, barbecues and pasta, served with a choice of crisp salads and sides. The restaurant also offers a variety of fine red, white and sparkling wines, signature cocktails and fusion drinks.

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The Patio MarketplaceThe Patio Marketplace
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

No time? No worries. Enjoy something healthy and convenient from our street-side patio café, designed as a one-stop shop for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner daily. Convenient and dynamic, the light, composed plates offer healthy options for an innovative yet revitalizing break at any time of day. You’ll also enjoy a wide array of fresh juices, craft beverages and inventive cocktails.More

LagerLager
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Lager is a self pour tap house with 26 craft beers. Our 80's theme and gourmet food makes us a great place for lunch, dinner, and late nights with trivia and beer pong. More

Carnitas Snack ShackCarnitas Snack Shack
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

WE ARE REBELS WITH A CAUSE.

We exist to inspire, enrich and enhance all walks of life.

PIGS AT HEART.

Passionate about our cause.
Indulgent in life and the food we serve.
Generous with our community.
Supportive to our friends, family and coworkers.More

Tropical Savor Bar and GrillTropical Savor Bar and Grill
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Grill | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Welcome to Tropical Savor Bar and Grill!More

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Cowboy StarCowboy Star
2059 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

An amazing dining experience. We sat at the chef's counter, which allowed us to watch the kitchen staff create perfection. It was a very cool and interesting vantage point. Food was VERY good. We will definitely be back! More

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Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

My husband treated me on Mother’s Day for dinner at Salvatore’s during our vacation in San Diego, California. The food was delicious and the staff was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would definitely go back when we are in the area again. More

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Grant GrillGrant Grill
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Fabulous food, congenial staff and lovely ambiance. Winner all around. More

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490 reviews
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Wild Game | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Really enjoyed the sausage platter and the Elk! Perfectly prepared and so surprisingly delicious!!! More

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Top of the MarketTop of the Market
2072 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The food, atmosphere and service were fantastic. Sunset over the bay was awesome. Can't say enough good things. More

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Eddie V's - Seaport DistrictEddie V's - Seaport District
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

First experience at this location. Usually dine in La Jolla. Consistently delicious seabass, filet, lobster, lobster bisque, mashed potatoes...my only complaints...forget the brussel sprouts..no flavor whatsoever..My issue is with poor etiquette, as the waitress abbruptly interrupted us four times asking to pack my food. My cutlery alone didn't show her I was done eating. Im a slow eater. Extremely rude and I felt rushed on my celebration. .The bananas foster was the best! Probably return to La Jolla Eddie V's after our server More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - San DiegoRuth's Chris Steak House - San Diego
2161 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

A friends retirement celebration. More

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Bertrand at Mister A'sBertrand at Mister A's
4409 reviews
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French | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Mothers Day, place was packed, but the staff did an excellent job attending to everyone in a very timely manner, and the chef did an excellent job on virtually everything we ordered. Everything was good to excellent. Strongly recommend More

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Bang BangBang Bang
200 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Loud, dark venue with loud music and videos. Hard to hear conversation More

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Island PrimeIsland Prime
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Steak | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Excellent view, service and food. More

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The Gaslamp Quarter near San Diego’s historic downtown has some of the best nightlife in the city. The district is a great place to shop during the day, and it plays host to several of San Diego's largest festivals each year. Along with large nightclubs, this district hosts some of the city's best restaurants and features an array of dining options. New American cuisine based on foods grown in California is offered in many restaurants in this 16-block area. The neighborhood's Victorian architecture also houses establishments serving everything from fresh seafood and steakhouse fare to excellent sushi, Italian dishes, and Mexican favorites. In addition to an array food options, diners in the Gaslamp Quarter can enjoy some of the most expansive wine lists in California.