Best American Restaurants in Downtown San Diego

Searsucker Downtown San DiegoSearsucker Downtown San Diego
(2286)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 27 times today
Provisional Restaurant at The Pendry HotelProvisional Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
(49)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 times today
Union Kitchen & Tap - GaslampUnion Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp
(154)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 1 time today
SeaviewSeaview
(211)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 5 times today
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San DiegoHouse of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
(368)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 6 times today
Florent Restaurant & LoungeFlorent Restaurant & Lounge
(165)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 3 times today
Spike Africa's Fresh Fish Grill & BarSpike Africa's Fresh Fish Grill & Bar
(402)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
The Edgewater GrillThe Edgewater Grill
(320)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
WhisknladleWhisknladle
(1620)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 21 times today
Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
(1433)
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American | Hillcrest, San Diego
Booked 58 times today
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(260)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 8 times today
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1001)
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American | Little Italy, San Diego
Booked 9 times today
The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1074)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Booked 29 times today
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(1952)
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American | North Park, San Diego
Booked 9 times today
Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
(1410)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 25 times today
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(365)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego
Booked 8 times today
George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
(3164)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 52 times today
1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado
(1727)
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American | Coronado, San Diego
Booked 16 times today
Brooklyn Girl EateryBrooklyn Girl Eatery
(1016)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego
Booked 14 times today
Firehouse American Eatery and LoungeFirehouse American Eatery and Lounge
(60)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Booked 7 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown San Diego

Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
(528)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 20 times today
Italia MiaItalia Mia
(43)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 5 times today
de Medici Cucina Italianade Medici Cucina Italiana
(756)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 times today
Bottega AmericanoBottega Americano
(620)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today
OperacaffeOperacaffe
(495)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 11 times today
Osteria PanevinoOsteria Panevino
(510)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 10 times today
Salvucci'sSalvucci's
(181)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Asti RistoranteAsti Ristorante
(670)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 7 times today
Chianti RestaurantChianti Restaurant
(344)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Buca di Beppo - San DiegoBuca di Beppo - San Diego
(577)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 16 times today
Baci Restaurant Baci Restaurant
(805)
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Italian | Old Town, San Diego
Booked 6 times today
CUCINA urbanaCUCINA urbana
(4165)
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Italian | Banker's Hill, San Diego
Booked 58 times today
CataniaCatania
(407)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 14 times today
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
(2655)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 64 times today
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
(599)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 8 times today
Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
(105)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 3 times today
Primavera Ristorante- CoronadoPrimavera Ristorante- Coronado
(604)
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Italian | Coronado, San Diego
Booked 11 times today
RovinoRovino
(105)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Booked 3 times today
Bencotto Italian KitchenBencotto Italian Kitchen
(1006)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Booked 45 times today
Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
(123)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 5 times today
Alexander's on 30thAlexander's on 30th
(1534)
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Italian | North Park, San Diego
Booked 24 times today

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Downtown San Diego Restaurants

Cowboy StarCowboy Star
1902 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 30 times today

Best steak of my life. The wagyu strip. More

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Crab HutCrab Hut
333 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 3 times today

Food was absolutely delicious! Good portion sizes. Kinda cool just eating on the table. Gets messy! More

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Eddie V's - Seaport DistrictEddie V's - Seaport District
1266 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today

Service is excellent as usual. Food is exquisite and delicious. I took a client here for dinner and he was impressed. Thanks Eddie V’s! More

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The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau RoomThe Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room
319 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today

Every year I take my family for a special Pre-Christmas Brunch. I choose a different venue every year. This year was Le Fountainebleu at the Westgate. By far, this has been the best we've had so far - in over 10 years. The dining room is gorgeous, our server was attentive to whatever we needed. The food was excellent and I loved the way it was served in small dishes so you could just pick up a small dish. My family enjoyed it so much and all agreed it was our favorite so far. If you're looking for a brunch with a vast menu, this is the place. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - San DiegoFleming's Steakhouse - San Diego
996 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 23 times today

Started with the best Calamari in all of San Diego. Then the Filet cooked to perfection. Jason Murphy was our server and couldn’t have been nicer. Manager Jim Williams checked up on us several times. Made us feel like VIP’s. Thanks for a great night. More

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The Lion's ShareThe Lion's Share
428 reviews
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Wild Game | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 8 times today

The cocktails and appetizers were amazing. You have to try the Federal Stamp cocktail, PB&J Foie Gras, carmelized cauliflower and ceviche. Great service and wonderful food and I will definitely go back!! More

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Top of the MarketTop of the Market
1882 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 27 times today

The perfect Dinner to start off our three day getaway, service was five stars, and the cuisine was spot on, especially the The cilantro sauce for the bread. Which was outstanding. Will return as it rates the highest out of the remaining restaurants that we dined at. Happy Holidays and thank you for the perfect experience More

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Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
528 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 20 times today

The food was absolutely amazing; the proprietor was warm and welcoming; and the ambiance was perfect for our special occasion! More

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The Field Authentic Irish Pub & RestaurantThe Field Authentic Irish Pub & Restaurant
48 reviews
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Irish | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 3 times today

Cozy atmosphere, decent bar food. Had fish and chips. Ok. Lots of beer selections. Staff very friendly and very good service. More

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Bertrand at Mister A'sBertrand at Mister A's
4228 reviews
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French | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 60 times today

Great experience overall! More

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Nobu San DiegoNobu San Diego
1960 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 28 times today

Were were there on Thursday evening, at 6 ans it wasn’t busy at all. Our shef was Superstar! He made fantastic sashimi variety and was knowledgeable about the food. I was fortunate to try plenty different Sushi Bars, and as delicious as it was, it was definitely not worth it. My friend and I = $620 More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - San DiegoRuth's Chris Steak House - San Diego
1978 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 38 times today

Ahi Tuna was over cooked but steak and lobster were good. More

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The Melting Pot - Gaslamp QuarterThe Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter
1427 reviews
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Fondue | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today

Excellent location in the heart of downtown. Fun atmosphere, excellent date night location. More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San DiegoFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego
1214 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 35 times today

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Island PrimeIsland Prime
3998 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 47 times today

This place not only had an amazing view. The food and service are top notch. I definitely recommend this place to anyone. More

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Dublin Square Irish Pub & GrillDublin Square Irish Pub & Grill
7 reviews
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Irish | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 1 time today

Amazing food and handled our 14 person party with ease. So glad I chose to come here. Will be back very soon More

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - San DiegoOceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego
3381 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 21 times today

Always enjoy our time as Oceanaire. Last Sunday we brought friends visiting from out of town. We all enjoyed the food, service, atmosphere and dessert! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - San DiegoMorton's The Steakhouse - San Diego
1791 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today

This is a very good place for dinner. They have a great list wine More

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OSETRA Seafood & SteaksOSETRA Seafood & Steaks
636 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 12 times today

The staff here make it a point to ensure you are completely satisfied and satiated with some of San Diego’s finest dishes. I must state that both Gio, Mario and their Chefs have incredible skills and talent that are impeccable. Informative, accommodating and dedicated to ensure your taste buds leave happy. Some favorites are the Waygu, the scallops, lobster bisque, and the most sustainable quality of oysters and seafood choices as well. Plan a special night or a simple night alone. The atmosphere is never uptight yet a classy environment that makes you know you’re not only noticed but appreciated. The Lannon Ohana from Hawaii thank you every time for showing us aloha in Osetra’s best in class staff. Happy Holidays to all your families. More

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The Prado at Balboa ParkThe Prado at Balboa Park
4779 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 61 times today

We now have attended 3 Date Night tuesdays. Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Also, a great price. More

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Grant GrillGrant Grill
889 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 times today

Grant Grill is one of our favorite go-to places for special occasions. The food is excellent and the service is always outstanding. It is quite expensive so it's a splurge but worth it on occasion. More

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Sally's Fish House & BarSally's Fish House & Bar
1073 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 7 times today

I know Sally's is known fo seafood, but the filet is awesome! We live in the neighborhood and our fav. Is Sallys on the patio. Spencer was our server and he is the best. Can't wait to eat there again. Anita Schneider More

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OperacaffeOperacaffe
495 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 11 times today

My husband and I had dinner here before going to the theatre. The food was delicious and great service! Thank you. More

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Provisional Restaurant at The Pendry HotelProvisional Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
49 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 times today

Loved the food and it's a great looking room too More

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Rustic RootRustic Root
500 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 57 times today

I don’t eat meat or dairy, so when I first looked at the menu I was slightly terrified because those two items are in most of the dishes. Then...I found the cremeni mushrooms and the grain & root vegetable, and they were DELICIOUS!! The cremeni mushrooms were by far the best mushrooms I’ve ever had at a restaurant. The seasoning and truffle oil was to die for and I will be going back for that dish! They had an amazing selection of cocktails, wine, and beer. One day I hope to enjoy the rooftop area because that looks fun, but as far as the food goes, it was perfection. More

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Tom Hams LighthouseTom Hams Lighthouse
2669 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 45 times today

The go to place when visiting San Diego. This local gem on the water provides a great ambience with an excellent view, great dining selections and memorable experience. We will definitely return when we come back to town. More

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Full Moon Sushi Kitchen Bar and LoungeFull Moon Sushi Kitchen Bar and Lounge
109 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 times today

The sushi was very very good! I enjoyed in particular the bluefin tuna sashimi and the toro nigiri, they were outstanding! Good selection of craft cocktails, cool ambience and great service! I definitely recommend it More

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Bottega AmericanoBottega Americano
620 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today

Chef Jeremy is amazing. His masterful talent makes BA a culinary delight. The service was excelent, and Wine pairing is outstanding! More

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Italia MiaItalia Mia
43 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 5 times today

The food and the ambiance took me right back to Italy. I highly recommend. More

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de Medici Cucina Italianade Medici Cucina Italiana
756 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 times today

A noted above all was good. The only real nick on the evening was the cork fee. We were told upon arrival by Katy, after showing her our wine bottle that it was a $25.00 cork fee. Quite high, but as we were doing a double anniversary we let it pass. When we received our bill we were charged $50.00 and told because the bottle was a bit larger than normal it was double. When I complained, the server said he was sorry. It left a nick on an otherwise great night. Also, we had to ask for tea, coffee, water, and plate take away constantly. More

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Bang BangBang Bang
153 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 times today

The food was awesome!I would recommend Bang Bang to my friends. The best of both world's. Dinner and club. Our waitress Hannah was very pleasant and on top of her service. More

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Roy's San Diego WaterfrontRoy's San Diego Waterfront
1055 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 22 times today

Whenever I am in San Diego, always want a dinner nite at Roy’s . Love the food and the Mai Tai is mighty good. Staff alway great. More

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Thotsakan Thai & Vegetarian CuisineThotsakan Thai & Vegetarian Cuisine
2 reviews
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Thai | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 1 time today

There was no need to reserve a table as when we arrived at 7:30 on a Saturday night there was only one other table occupied. However, throughout the meal I did notice many to go orders being called in and picked up. Service was great, the iced tea tasted freshly brewed, which I was a fan of. The food came quickly and was hot and delicious. No beer or wine options were listed on the menus, which were folded paper, pretty sure they were meant for take out, but I did notice the other table had beer and there were some wine bottles along the back wall. Next time I'll ask about the beverage selection. More

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Salvucci'sSalvucci's
181 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Food was excellent and the service was friendly and great! Super value!!! More

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Donovan's - San Diego GaslampDonovan's - San Diego Gaslamp
2156 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 24 times today

Really enjoyed the peppercorn steak. Service was great! More

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Double StandardDouble Standard
257 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 11 times today

Good place for a group of 2-6 people. Especially if on a date. The waitress was amazing and knew he menu like the back of her hand! More

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Seasons 52 San Diego - Seaport DistrictSeasons 52 San Diego - Seaport District
1237 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 39 times today

Great food selection and ambiance was very pleasant. Our server was very helpful and ur food was served promptly. Great deserts also. More

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Water Grill - San DiegoWater Grill - San Diego
584 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 12 times today

This was by far the best dinner I had after spending a whole week in San Diego. The whole fish sole was incredible. I just wish it wasn't quite as expensive and if you order a whole fish I would have expected it to come with a side. I would still recommend this to a friend. More

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Half Door Brewing Co.Half Door Brewing Co.
25 reviews
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Irish | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 1 time today

Wonderful food and unique beers, not your SoCal styles. Highly recommended More

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Osteria PanevinoOsteria Panevino
510 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 10 times today

Really loved everything here! Our waiter Mario was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding! We will go back! More

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Puesto at the HeadquartersPuesto at the Headquarters
1181 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 39 times today

The food is good and quite tasty, but overpriced in my opinion, even during happy hour. Tried the carnitas, filet and lobster tacos. My favorite was the filet. The drinks are also very good, but small and expensive. Service was friendly, but food prep took quite a while and the place wasn't that busy. Not a fan of the metal chairs. More

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CuraderoCuradero
47 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The food was excellent the portions are generous and their Micheladas are amazing! Our sever was the best, quick, kind, efficient and funny. Will definitely come back! More

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Blue Point Coastal CuisineBlue Point Coastal Cuisine
1794 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 7 times today

Blue Point was a perfect finish to our 40th anniversary celebration week in San Diego. We were seated with an excellent view of the Saturday evening activities on the street, with the pedestrian traffic and the Christmas-lit bicycle carriages. The Chef started us a cucumber canapé that was fresh and delicious. Karen loved the Clam Chowder, accompanied by house-made sour dough bread. I had the Chef's Special of Braised Short-Ribs and Grilled Tiger Shrimp. Everything was perfectly prepared with wonderful flavors. The Short-ribs were very tender and lean. Blue Point gave us a complementary Lava Cake dessert with the house-made Amaretto ice cream that was very delicious. We also had to try the house-made sorbet selection, also excellent. The manager and our waiter were friendly and attentive for our entire evening, guaranteeing an excellent experience. This is a great restaurant for a romantic evening or a warm time with family and friends. More

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Lou & Mickey'sLou & Mickey's
1274 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 9 times today

We were entertaining clients from Japan. The service and food surely impressed him! Thank you. More

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Buca di Beppo - San DiegoBuca di Beppo - San Diego
577 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 16 times today

It was amazing food was great service!! Will definitely come back. More

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San DiegoHouse of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
368 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 6 times today

We really enjoyed the entire experience. Great food and service! The show was fantastic! Great venue and environment. More

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

Patron's Corner was a great find. Their food was so delicious with amazing service. The owner Paul came to our table and made sure we had the best experience. They also have a fantastic selection of tequilas! Salud! More

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Blind BurroBlind Burro
267 reviews
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 7 times today

We have been there several times l. Everything was excellent. More

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Union Kitchen & Tap - GaslampUnion Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp
154 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 1 time today

Server and food was terrific!! More

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Asti RistoranteAsti Ristorante
670 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 7 times today

Wow! Very welcoming staff, excellent service food and ambiance ! Italian Wine selection very good. Enjoy! More

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Dobson's Bar & RestaurantDobson's Bar & Restaurant
730 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

Great mussel bisque, also enjoy the muscles in curry. Love their bread. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - San DiegoMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - San Diego
1286 reviews
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Fish | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

We enjoyed the homeless gathering , coming and going, exchanging whatever. Pet owners walking their dogs to relieving themselves, all right outside the window, less than 25 feet away!, very appetizing!!!! More

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Greystone Prime Steakhouse & SeafoodGreystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood
760 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today

It was my girlfriends birthday and we came in for a late dinner, I let them know ahead of time about the birthday and they put a card and flower pedals on the table in front of the fireplace. Wonderful service overall, would recommend for a special occasion, very romantic evening. More

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Searsucker Downtown San DiegoSearsucker Downtown San Diego
2286 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 27 times today

In San Diego for a conference and enjoyed a delicious meal at Searsucker. There were several large groups and the place was hoppin'. Our table was ready, service was prompt and the food delicious. The house red wine was recommended, however, we felt it was more a table wine after ordering a bottle - suggest reviewing the ample list for a better selection. Serving staff was happy and helpful and worked in teams. The decor is very nice, hip and all hard surfaces - noisy but not overwhelming (not a good choice if looking for quiet or romance). Great location in the Gaslight Quarter. More

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Pushkin Russian RestaurantPushkin Russian Restaurant
72 reviews
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Russian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 5 times today

Food and service were fine. Menu had some interesting items on to try. More

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The Fish MarketThe Fish Market
1163 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 23 times today

Great view great food and great service as always More

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VelaVela
259 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Vela still proves an independent great find along the marina venue list in San Diego. Waterfront views and an excellent menu are just some of the great things here. More

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The Westgate Hotel - The Westgate RoomThe Westgate Hotel - The Westgate Room
165 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 times today

Ambiance, service excellent. Was disappointed in turkey and dressing...average quality/taste. Expected more from Westgate. Would try different entree next visit. Other courses were excellent. More

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SeaviewSeaview
211 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 5 times today

Great breakfast buffet at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Made to order omelettes and waffles. More

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Lionfish Restaurant at The Pendry HotelLionfish Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
228 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 21 times today

Went 3 nights in a row while on vacation celebrating our anniversary. The kale salad, Brussels sprouts, and sushi were my favorites. Beautiful restaurant with a nice vibe. More

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Marina Kitchen - San Diego Marriott Marquis & MarinaMarina Kitchen - San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
176 reviews
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

Very nice. The prime rib was amazing!!! More

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Chianti RestaurantChianti Restaurant
344 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

We spent a lovely evening at Chianti! The food was plentiful and very good. The service was exceptional, and everyone was warm and welcoming. Christmas music played in the background, and the holiday lights were festive. Would definitely go here again. More

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Rei do Gado Brazilian SteakhouseRei do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse
1280 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 times today

We came here on a Saturday night which was expected to be busy. The girl couldnt find our reservation even though I gave her our confirmation number for our anniversary date. I am giving them 5 stars for service because they were able to seat us right away and were attentive during the course of our dining. I love the variety of meats with the Picanha being my favorite. I wish I was able to try the bacon wrapped steak, but no one ever came around. Bring an empty stomach and a fat wallet! I recommend you try this place at least once if you haven't already done so. So worth it! More

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Bandar RestaurantBandar Restaurant
530 reviews
$$$$
Persian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 6 times today

Nice introduction to Persian food. One entree was ample and pleasant for 2 people. Gracious service. More

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Jsix RestaurantJsix Restaurant
985 reviews
$$$$
Organic | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 3 times today

The food was delicious. Would go back again. Liked that the executive chef came out to see how everything was! More

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Rockin Baja Lobster GaslampRockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp
165 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

Always friendly staff. Good food. My sister comes to visit. We get the chips and all the salsas. More

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Harbor HouseHarbor House
705 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 10 times today

Wonderful meal, wonderful service, a great time! More

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Spike Africa's Fresh Fish Grill & BarSpike Africa's Fresh Fish Grill & Bar
402 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

What an excellent place to have dinner before the show. The staff was great, I loved the happy hour selections like the oysters, and their fish tacos had great fish fillets in them instead of deep fried "fish sticks". We were a little earlier than the main dinner crowd, so we had a quiet booth and a really super waitress. We will definitely go back. More

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Florent Restaurant & LoungeFlorent Restaurant & Lounge
165 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 3 times today

Came to Florent for a birthday celebration with a couple friends and was very impressed!! Attentive service, fantastic food (with lots of vegetarian options), and all around great ambiance! More

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Sushi Lounge on MarketSushi Lounge on Market
58 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

Ate at Sushi on Market today during happy hour. The sushi was great, the service was great and the house sake was great. I would definitely come back. More

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The Pool House at Pendry San DiegoThe Pool House at Pendry San Diego
4 reviews
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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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Tapas & BeersTapas & Beers
4 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Went for a later night bite to eat and beers - Great beer selection and creative Tapas - smart combinations and presentations that work - prepared to enjoy not to be combined to be different, like the Ahi Tuna Candies and Peach Burrata. Service was 5 star. More

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

The service was great. More

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Currant American BrasserieCurrant American Brasserie
609 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 times today

The food was really delicious and the restaurant was a perfect level of busy - not empty but not packed. Our server was attentive More

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Hive Sushi LoungeHive Sushi Lounge
12 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 1 time today

Off the beaten path from busy gaslamp area. Made reservation on Friday for 630 pm and were the only people in the back. Front bar area had a few people. Waiter gave us good recommendations for sashimi and a roll. Everything was tasty! Fresh fish . Nice to be able to have a conversation in a restaurant and not feel like you have to yell at the person sitting across from you. Ambiance can use some work. It was hot and dingy inside. More

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Pier CafePier Cafe
270 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

Awesome spot right on the water with great seafood options at a decent price. Lunch pricing is best and menu is similar if not same. Try the Mahi Mahi panini! Out of this world. More

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Salt & Whiskey at the Horton Grand HotelSalt & Whiskey at the Horton Grand Hotel
4 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Went there to celebrate our wedding anniversary after we had a great meal during restaurant week two weeks earlier. Love the new concept of a 'price fixed' menu that Chef Aaron Thomas has switched to: besides offering what is in season at any given time, from a selfish point of view it gives us an opportunity to try different offerings from the mind of this very talented young chef without waiting 6 or 9 months for new items to appear on the menu. The service was pleasant without being overbearing and every dish that was served to us was well crafted and thought out, going from the roasted Brussels sprouts with a balsamic dressing that were so addicting that I could probably have eaten a full pot and call it a night; the Cider Onion soup was surprisingly delicious and flavorful but kept light by the use of Cider in the broth; the Scallops wrapped in Prosciutto were cooked perfectly and complemented by the flavor of the pancake loaded in fresh herbs that came with; the rub on the NY Steak was just enough to give the whole dish enough lift without overwhelming the meat taste itself, but if chef Thomas decides to sell by itself the loaded potato skins that came with it I could probably swing by the restaurant every couple of days just for those; and the best for last (by the tiniest of the margins) the Sticky Toffee Pudding was absolutely to die for: my understanding is that is a family recipe and it sure tastes like one, comforting, sweet but well balanced to make sure that when you are done there is nothing left on the plate. In conclusion chef Thomas shows with every dish his classical european training but with an eye on modern food demands and for sure we will go back to try new dishes that he will make available with his quick changing menu. More

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Mint Downtown ThaiMint Downtown Thai
59 reviews
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Thai | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 1 time today

Solid Thai restaurant in the heart of gas lamp... wasn't busy on a Wednesday night, but everything came out delicious and quick! More

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

Everyone was so great from beginning to end. Loved the outdoor feeling. Even from inside. More

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Flagship Cruises and EventsFlagship Cruises and Events
1 review
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

The cruise was very fun and the food was excellent. The only complaint I have is that we called beforehand to see if we could get a table for two since it was our anniversary. They said it "wasnt something they could gaurauntee, but they weren't very busy at all so we would get one." When we got there, we were at a table of 8. There were other tables of 2 and several very empty tables. Although it was still fun, we felt that we were very mislead by the person who answered the phone. More

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Mad House Comedy ClubMad House Comedy Club
13 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 1 time today

We were hoping to eat dinner during the show. Unfortunately the first two things we tried to order were out of stock and wouldn't be ready until the later show. We were disappointed and ended up ordering an appetizer to tide us over. I was surprised and grateful that the manager comped our food order to make up for this inconvenience. I enjoyed the show and the bar service was quick and friendly. We will definitely go back. 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

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

Absolutely awesome. More

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

Located in downtown San Diego, New York West Pizza offers a diverse menu consisting of hand tossed New York style pizzas, pastas, steaks, seafood, fine wines and over 20 beers on tap. We take great pride in what we do and promise to provide our guests with the highest quality food, drinks and service. We hope to share some tasty eats with you soon.
New York West Pizza started with the idea of giving people the experience of great food, made with simple ingredients. From all of the house made sauces and dressings, to the daily made dough and mozzarella. Our belief has always been to give our customers the best possible cuisine, beginning with our pizzas, to our pastas and entrees, to subs, salads and appetizers.More

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

Trade exceeds expectations for an on-the-go bite or a quick snack between meetings. Serving lunch, dinner, happy hour and late night snacks. Trade offers a fun, experiential and communal dining experience for guests of our downtown San Diego hotel and locals alike. Expect California-inspired takes on classics, an extensive raw bar, and a drinks menu focused on classic cocktails with a twist, as well as a special Agave menu.More

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

Topside TerraceTopside Terrace
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 1 time today

A PROGRESSIVE LOUNGE EXPERIENCE The quintessential San Diego rooftop bar specializing in happy hour, small bites, and weekend brunch inspired by coastal living. Serving Baja California and Classic American Fare paired with contemporary 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

Downtown San Diego Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown San Diego's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Cowboy StarCowboy Star
1902 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 30 times today

Best steak of my life. The wagyu strip. More

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Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
528 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 20 times today

The food was absolutely amazing; the proprietor was warm and welcoming; and the ambiance was perfect for our special occasion! More

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The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau RoomThe Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room
319 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today

Every year I take my family for a special Pre-Christmas Brunch. I choose a different venue every year. This year was Le Fountainebleu at the Westgate. By far, this has been the best we've had so far - in over 10 years. The dining room is gorgeous, our server was attentive to whatever we needed. The food was excellent and I loved the way it was served in small dishes so you could just pick up a small dish. My family enjoyed it so much and all agreed it was our favorite so far. If you're looking for a brunch with a vast menu, this is the place. More

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Bertrand at Mister A'sBertrand at Mister A's
4228 reviews
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French | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 60 times today

Great experience overall! More

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The Melting Pot - Gaslamp QuarterThe Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter
1427 reviews
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Fondue | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today

Excellent location in the heart of downtown. Fun atmosphere, excellent date night location. More

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Eddie V's - Seaport DistrictEddie V's - Seaport District
1266 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today

Service is excellent as usual. Food is exquisite and delicious. I took a client here for dinner and he was impressed. Thanks Eddie V’s! More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - San DiegoFleming's Steakhouse - San Diego
996 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 23 times today

Started with the best Calamari in all of San Diego. Then the Filet cooked to perfection. Jason Murphy was our server and couldn’t have been nicer. Manager Jim Williams checked up on us several times. Made us feel like VIP’s. Thanks for a great night. More

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Island PrimeIsland Prime
3998 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 47 times today

This place not only had an amazing view. The food and service are top notch. I definitely recommend this place to anyone. More

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The Lion's ShareThe Lion's Share
428 reviews
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Wild Game | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 8 times today

The cocktails and appetizers were amazing. You have to try the Federal Stamp cocktail, PB&J Foie Gras, carmelized cauliflower and ceviche. Great service and wonderful food and I will definitely go back!! More

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Top of the MarketTop of the Market
1882 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 27 times today

The perfect Dinner to start off our three day getaway, service was five stars, and the cuisine was spot on, especially the The cilantro sauce for the bread. Which was outstanding. Will return as it rates the highest out of the remaining restaurants that we dined at. Happy Holidays and thank you for the perfect experience More

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Discover Gaslamp Quarter

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.