Best American Restaurants in Downtown San Diego

Searsucker Downtown San DiegoSearsucker Downtown San Diego
(2307)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 63 times today
Provisional Restaurant at The Pendry HotelProvisional Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
(54)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 18 times today
Union Kitchen & Tap - GaslampUnion Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp
(159)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 11 times today
SeaviewSeaview
(212)
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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
(371)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 13 times today
Florent Restaurant & LoungeFlorent Restaurant & Lounge
(169)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 13 times today
Spike Africa's Fresh Fish Grill & BarSpike Africa's Fresh Fish Grill & Bar
(407)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 16 times today
The Edgewater GrillThe Edgewater Grill
(326)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 6 times today
WhisknladleWhisknladle
(1629)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 31 times today
Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
(1475)
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American | Hillcrest, San Diego
Booked 91 times today
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(267)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 10 times today
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1012)
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American | Little Italy, San Diego
Booked 34 times today
The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1086)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Booked 33 times today
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(1978)
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American | North Park, San Diego
Booked 45 times today
Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
(1428)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 26 times today
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(382)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego
Booked 35 times today
George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
(3198)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 75 times today
1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado
(1749)
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American | Coronado, San Diego
Booked 35 times today
Brooklyn Girl EateryBrooklyn Girl Eatery
(1026)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego
Booked 20 times today
Firehouse American Eatery and LoungeFirehouse American Eatery and Lounge
(62)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Booked 12 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown San Diego

Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
(543)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today
Italia MiaItalia Mia
(58)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today
de Medici Cucina Italianade Medici Cucina Italiana
(766)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 10 times today
Bottega AmericanoBottega Americano
(637)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 18 times today
OperacaffeOperacaffe
(515)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 8 times today
Osteria PanevinoOsteria Panevino
(537)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 25 times today
Salvucci'sSalvucci's
(189)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 5 times today
Asti RistoranteAsti Ristorante
(683)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 16 times today
Chianti RestaurantChianti Restaurant
(349)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 2 times today
Buca di Beppo - San DiegoBuca di Beppo - San Diego
(580)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 times today
Baci Restaurant Baci Restaurant
(816)
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Italian | Old Town, San Diego
Booked 14 times today
CUCINA urbanaCUCINA urbana
(4193)
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Italian | Banker's Hill, San Diego
Booked 95 times today
CataniaCatania
(416)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 41 times today
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
(2690)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 42 times today
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
(616)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 16 times today
Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
(110)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 13 times today
Primavera Ristorante- CoronadoPrimavera Ristorante- Coronado
(615)
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Italian | Coronado, San Diego
Booked 9 times today
RovinoRovino
(116)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Booked 14 times today
Bencotto Italian KitchenBencotto Italian Kitchen
(1042)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Booked 42 times today
Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
(137)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 10 times today
Alexander's on 30thAlexander's on 30th
(1564)
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Italian | North Park, San Diego
Booked 43 times today

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Treat your taste buds: Explore Downtown San Diego restaurants.

Downtown San Diego Restaurants

Cowboy StarCowboy Star
1932 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 56 times today

Great restaurant with a cool vibe. Highly recommend for an amazing steak! More

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Eddie V's - Seaport DistrictEddie V's - Seaport District
1303 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 44 times today

One of the best experiences at Eddie V's. We went for anniversary dinner and asked for a quiet table. They went above and beyond in this regard. Granted it was a Tuesday but there were diners in the bar area and the middle dining area. We had the whole dining area to ourselves and was able to hear the live music at a comfortable level. My wife and I we able to enjoy a romantic dinner just the two of us. No detail was overlooked and our server Will was very attentive but not intrusive. The food was exceptional as usual. We always enjoy coming to Eddie V's but this night was definitely a special one. Thank you to all the Eddie V staff. More

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Top of the MarketTop of the Market
1910 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 61 times today

Excellent food (loved their seafood selection) and amazing ambiance, a great combi to have to enjoy the day! Price is worth it. More

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The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau RoomThe Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room
327 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

Amazing food - such a huge variety and great quality. Many different seafood and meat selections. And don't miss the crepe station for dessert! Beautiful setting as well. Highly recommend! More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - San DiegoFleming's Steakhouse - San Diego
1023 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 32 times today

Best deal in San Diego for a Monday night. Filet and Lobster tail with a salad and dessert for $50. Can't beat that! More

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Bertrand at Mister A'sBertrand at Mister A's
4261 reviews
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French | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 119 times today

Can’t beat the view from the rooftop patio on a clear day! Views from Balboa Park, over the airport, Harbir, to downtown. The service and meal was impeccable. More

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Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
543 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today

Great food. Great service. Consistently, a wonderful dining experience. More

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The Lion's ShareThe Lion's Share
435 reviews
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Wild Game | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 31 times today

This was a very unique experience. It offered very unique food choices and most of the menu was hand crafted cocktails. More

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Island PrimeIsland Prime
4057 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 89 times today

Best combination of outstanding food, view, ambience and service in all of San Diego! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - San DiegoRuth's Chris Steak House - San Diego
2025 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 48 times today

This place never disappoints and is worth the money. Great service, food and drinks. More

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Cafe ChloeCafe Chloe
3 reviews
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French | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 22 times today

I had my birthday breakfast at Cafe Chloe and was surprised with a Nutella filled croissant to celebrate. Highly recommend. The food is absolutely delicious. We want to come back for dinner. More

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OperacaffeOperacaffe
515 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 8 times today

The service here was delightfully attentive, friendly, and efficient. The setting is downtown, across from the Balboa Theater and 4'short blocks from the Civic Theater. Great for pre and post - theater. Nice atmosphere though casual. Delicious food, well prepared. Good wine selection. Recommended. More

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Nobu San DiegoNobu San Diego
1984 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 86 times today

Expensive, but worth it! Don’t miss the passion fruit sake for dessert. More

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Grant GrillGrant Grill
906 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 13 times today

I've dined here several times. The food is excellent, the ambiance is beautiful and reminds me of NYC hotels/restaurants, and the service is always superior. My favorite Downtown spot. More

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - San DiegoOceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego
3403 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 68 times today

Absolutely a must when visiting SD. My wife and I make a point to come here our first night to have a perfect dinner out. 5 stars all the way around. Every time. More

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Full Moon Sushi Kitchen Bar and LoungeFull Moon Sushi Kitchen Bar and Lounge
119 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 31 times today

The food was excellent, especially the special rolls, spicy tuna classic roll and fatty tuna nigiri. It was also great to have the beef skewer as an option. As good as the food was, the service was even better...excellent all arou d More

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The Prado at Balboa ParkThe Prado at Balboa Park
4818 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 54 times today

We are frequent diners at the Prado. The Prado is one of our top choices in San Diego. The Cohn restaurants are the best choices all around in SanDiego. We have also dined in Cohn restaurants in the islands. Loved them. More

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Crab HutCrab Hut
333 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 8 times today

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

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Sally's Fish House & BarSally's Fish House & Bar
1085 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 24 times today

The service was amazing!! They were so accommodating and moved over extra heat lamps and even offered blankets! Amazing food! It’s expensive, but SOOO worth it! More

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

Everything was superb. Quality and service was excellent. Second year in a row and hope it is a family tradition. Christmas brunch at the Seaview is always a treat. 5 star all around!! More

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Tom Hams LighthouseTom Hams Lighthouse
2702 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 89 times today

Great service and atmosphere. The food is incredible as well More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - San DiegoMorton's The Steakhouse - San Diego
1812 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 35 times today

We love going to Morton’s because they always make us feel special. And the steaks are premium cuts and lava cake is so delicious. More

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Osteria PanevinoOsteria Panevino
537 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 25 times today

There were 11 of us; the service was excellent and the food was DELICIOUS. More

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Rustic RootRustic Root
523 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 81 times today

Great atmosphere and service! The meatballs were recommended and were a perfect start to our meal! We ordered several items to try between 3 of us - the special spare ribs and tuna were nicely prepared, very tasty and great presentation! Finish off with the creame brûlée cheesecake!! Would definitely return! More

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The Melting Pot - Gaslamp QuarterThe Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter
1447 reviews
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Fondue | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 75 times today

Fun, fantastic service with Jolene & De. Great for Social eats. Love the progressive courses. Yum! And yummy sangria More

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Bang BangBang Bang
161 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 36 times today

First time dining, had a great experience! I wish I would have tried more, but we were already full. More

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Donovan's - San Diego GaslampDonovan's - San Diego Gaslamp
2169 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 25 times today

Donavan's always is a wonderful culinary experience thank you! More

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Half Door Brewing Co.Half Door Brewing Co.
26 reviews
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Irish | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 3 times today

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

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de Medici Cucina Italianade Medici Cucina Italiana
766 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 10 times today

The 10 oz filet mignon was melt in your mouth amazing! Service was impeccable! More

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Provisional Restaurant at The Pendry HotelProvisional Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
54 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 18 times today

Beautiful decor, amazing live music, delicious food, attentive service. Large group of friends and we all loved this place. Great date spot too. More

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Double StandardDouble Standard
266 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 18 times today

Small plates were big - fun to share More

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The Field Authentic Irish Pub & RestaurantThe Field Authentic Irish Pub & Restaurant
50 reviews
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Irish | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 times today

If you are looking for good beer and English/Irish food, this is a good place to go More

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

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
189 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 5 times today

Great service, great food, enjoyed it all the way! More

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Water Grill - San DiegoWater Grill - San Diego
596 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 28 times today

Everything was on point with my dinner at Water Grill, waiter was friendly, sommelier had good feedback on my wine selection, but the food! Chilean Sea Bass! Gotta coin that phrase, good things happen, Chilean Sea Bass! More

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Roy's San Diego WaterfrontRoy's San Diego Waterfront
1079 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 35 times today

Excellent food artfully presented. The San Diego White Seabass special was perfect. More

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Patron's CornerPatron's Corner
6 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

Had some delicious vegan and gluten free dishes! The recipes are special here, and know it takes a lot of energy to put out great dishes like this! The salsa verde on the vegan enchiladas is probably the best I’ve ever had. It’s spicy, so you know. Oh, and try the mole, you will like it... The bar menu has some very hard to find top shelf tequilas, and they make one of the most legit margaritas in SD. I prefer the skinny version myself that has a few drops of agave nectar and shaken well. More

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Seasons 52 San Diego - Seaport DistrictSeasons 52 San Diego - Seaport District
1269 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 34 times today

Very good food, great service and nice restaurant. We sat on the patio. Quiet More

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Lou & Mickey'sLou & Mickey's
1291 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 33 times today

Fabulous service and amazing cocktails! Atmosphere was really relaxing and fun. Best wedge salad in town! More

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Asti RistoranteAsti Ristorante
683 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 16 times today

Very nice restaurant. Good food, excellent service. More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San DiegoFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego
1238 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 79 times today

Great place to celebrate my wife’s birthday! We been to Fogo du Chao couple of times in Chicago and this one is as good the other ones. Great staff, great food good ambiance! For sure we are coming back. More

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Blind BurroBlind Burro
275 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today

I wanted something hot and with fish. The waitress recommended salmon tacos. They were fabulous. They came with a hot sauce More

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Blue Point Coastal CuisineBlue Point Coastal Cuisine
1808 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 21 times today

Love this place. The service is excellent and I always enjoy my meal. They have a wonderful happy hour as well. More

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Puesto at the HeadquartersPuesto at the Headquarters
1206 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 75 times today

Great atmosphere. Excellent service . Great outdoor dining ambiance More

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

Sea bass was too salty, rib eye was too fatty, yellowtail was too fishy. Everything else was amazing. More

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Searsucker Downtown San DiegoSearsucker Downtown San Diego
2307 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 63 times today

Excellent restaurant that was recommended to us. The FOOD IS OUTSTANDING! When my husband saw Duck pot pie he was in Heaven ! SO good and great comfort food for him. We will Definitely come back out of our way to eat here when we're in San Diego. More

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Greystone Prime Steakhouse & SeafoodGreystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood
771 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 29 times today

Quite possibly the best ribeye I have ever had. The service there was impeccable. Will definitely be back soon More

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CuraderoCuradero
54 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 7 times today

Taco ‘Bout Awesome! Playful Mexican Beers & Cocktails - Tasty Tacos & Killer Ceviche! They even have “Happy Horas” from 3-6pm everyday! It’s a Kimpton Restaurant - so you know the staff is creative and knowledgeable. Our server Nick was informative and engaging. Win. Their round tostada chips with the house salsas were dangerously delicious. Curadero Salsa verde is my newest addiction. There’s this purple drink inspired by the Spanish version of Frozen - Libre Soy - light/refreshing - and a Chile infused Jameson cocktail that’s wild - El Salvaje - sweet/spicy! Blood Orange Margarita. Ceviche... I’m still thinking about it. Cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions... oh lime! Wow! The Suadero beef tacos and Pescado fish tacos are sooo good. Atmosphere is Vibrant & Playful - Large Painting Mural and Colorful Banners - Perfect for Date Night, Anniversary, or Small Groups. Almost a secret: Taco Window. Late Nights Friday Saturday - free arcade tables, shuffleboard, Foosball - beers and tacos! We will be back! Eat well friends. More

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Bottega AmericanoBottega Americano
637 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 18 times today

Food was great for the most part. Salads and pastas were delicious. The flatbread was a little too chewy. Service, however, was very slow. We waited at least 10 minutes after we ordered our bottle before we received it. It was a Tuesday night and the restarant was not busy. More

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Spike Africa's Fresh Fish Grill & BarSpike Africa's Fresh Fish Grill & Bar
407 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 16 times today

Great choice for pre-theater! Happy hour menu had good selections, and the ceviche was delicious! Generous portions! More

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Lionfish Restaurant at The Pendry HotelLionfish Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
256 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 75 times today

Our server was incredible and we had plans for another spot afterwards but couldn't stop order the delicious food and drinks! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - San DiegoMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - San Diego
1290 reviews
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Fish | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 12 times today

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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Dobson's Bar & RestaurantDobson's Bar & Restaurant
743 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 11 times today

Went here pre theater - felt like we were in a small New York restaurant - very nice atmosphere. Nice wine selection, we chose price fix menu option - ribeye steak was flavorful albeit a bit tough overall- salmon was excellent - More

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Dublin Square Irish Pub & GrillDublin Square Irish Pub & Grill
8 reviews
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Irish | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

Dublin Square is just a fun place to go when a band is playing. The drinks and food are delicious and we love seeing Finnegan Blue, they always put on a good show. For New Years the bar took reservations and set out party favors and brought the champagne out for the midnight toast. We really had a great time. More

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Pushkin Russian RestaurantPushkin Russian Restaurant
84 reviews
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Russian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 3 times today

My server was so kind and the service was excellent. Lamb dish was very oustanding as well More

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Italia MiaItalia Mia
58 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today

Ambitious was nice, staff was great. The food was to salty, but tasty. More

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

Nason’s was good overall. I feel like the server didn’t really care about over all service. She would take partial orders and then didn’t check if anyone else wanted something even when our drinks were empty. We had to stop her from leaving our table a few times to even finish all of our orders. We actually had to go to the bar and order a few drinks because some of us were waiting. The charcuterie board was awesome and we loved the variety. Atmosphere was fun and more laid back than most places downtown which is a plus for me and was great for our party. More

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The Fish MarketThe Fish Market
1178 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 33 times today

Great location and view. Nice venue, good food. Highly recommend. More

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Harbor HouseHarbor House
717 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 13 times today

View was amazing. Service a little slow. Food was okay. However, the messed up the tab and their card system overbilled us by quite a bit. It took a couple of days to get it resolved, but it was resolved. Parking validation did not work, but it was too late to fix when driving out. If I go again, it will mainly be for the view. More

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San DiegoHouse of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
371 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 13 times today

This is our second time dining at HOB before a show, and we’ve always had a great experience! The food is delicious! Great selection of Southern eats, fantastic service and cozy and casual atmosphere. Reasonable prices for a quality dinner. Love the bluesy background music, and decor! Enjoying dinner before a show is really a treat here:) More

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Currant American BrasserieCurrant American Brasserie
619 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 11 times today

We visited the restaurant prior to going to see Hamilton at the San Diego Civic Center. The location was excellent for that, the food was great and the service could not have been better. We will definitely come back. More

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Buca di Beppo - San DiegoBuca di Beppo - San Diego
580 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 times today

Got in and out; food was good and plentiful. Wait staff were great. We have been there several times before and will continue to go again. More

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Pier CafePier Cafe
278 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 times today

We enjoyed a very pleasant lunch at the Pier Cafe. the service and food were outstanding. Had great table overlooking the bay. Very enjoyable. Been there before and will go there again! More

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Union Kitchen & Tap - GaslampUnion Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp
159 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 11 times today

A nice spot in Gaslamp for brunch! The food was great and portions generous. More

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Rei do Gado Brazilian SteakhouseRei do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse
1288 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 38 times today

The idea of having a taste of a variety of different meats including chicken, pork, lamb, and various types of beef cuts is spectacular. The taste, flavors, and variety of meats is fanatic. We also had a non-meat eater with us that really enjoyed the salad bar which is extensive and delicious and about $15 less than the full dining experience. Great place to go with friendly staff and authentic service. More

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Chianti RestaurantChianti Restaurant
349 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

Something for everyone! Great wine list and cocktails Lots of seafood selections and gluten free as well More

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The Edgewater GrillThe Edgewater Grill
326 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 6 times today

We went for our Christmas lunch (7 of us). The waiter started out slow but the food was excellent and the view was gorgeous. More

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Rockin Baja Lobster GaslampRockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp
173 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today

Very enjoyable. Great food. More

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

Perfect place for dinner before theatre! Park there and walk over in 2 minutes! They offered a nice 3 course pre theatre menu at a great price and service was quick! More

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Marina Kitchen - San Diego Marriott Marquis & MarinaMarina Kitchen - San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
180 reviews
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Comfort Food | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today

We had a beautiful table tucked away in the corner overlooking the water. In terms of the balance of food variety and food quality this was among the better restaurant brunches I’ve had. There was more variety than listed on the menu. I especially enjoyed the huevos rancheros, blueberry pancakes with lemon curd, and fresh blueberries and raspberries with lemon creme fraiche. More

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Florent Restaurant & LoungeFlorent Restaurant & Lounge
169 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 13 times today

Florent has a warm atmosphere. It's very spacious and the staff was knowledgeable and very attentive. We were there on taco Tuesday which resulted in great discounts. Fun, lively and comfortable spot! More

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Tapas & BeersTapas & Beers
7 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 3 times today

Tapas and Beers was a great place for a pre-theater meal. Interesting and delicious food, excellent beer selection. We tried a variety of items, lobster bisque, meat and cheese platters, paella, brussels sprouts, all were very tasty. It was only a short walk from there to San Diego Civic to see a show. More

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Sushi Lounge on MarketSushi Lounge on Market
58 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 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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Hornblower Cruises & Events - San DiegoHornblower Cruises & Events - San Diego
27 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 1 time today

The service was great. More

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Jsix RestaurantJsix Restaurant
991 reviews
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Organic | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 7 times today

Great place and food. Good Service and definitely will come back. More

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Bandar RestaurantBandar Restaurant
543 reviews
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Persian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 3 times today

Great dinner. Our waiter Dave did Ana amazing job! More

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

It was a cold day and the terrace is open. We asked about indoor seating and went to the downstairs area. It was good. There was 5 minutes left for happy hour. The portions are big for happy hour. I was surprised there were not that many guest there for happy hour. I also ordered on the regular menu the beets salad and added salmon. It was good. More

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TradeTrade
1 review
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 1 time today

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

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

Neighborhood pizza bar .. yum More

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Soleil @k - San Diego Marriott GaslampSoleil @k - San Diego Marriott Gaslamp
232 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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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
Booked 7 times today

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
60 reviews
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Thai | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Food was good, prices were reasonable. Service needs some work. I would definitely go again. More

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VelaVela
259 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 1 time today

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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Flagship Cruises and EventsFlagship Cruises and Events
1 review
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 4 times today

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

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

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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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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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
Reviews Coming Soon
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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
1932 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 56 times today

Great restaurant with a cool vibe. Highly recommend for an amazing steak! More

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Eddie V's - Seaport DistrictEddie V's - Seaport District
1303 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 44 times today

One of the best experiences at Eddie V's. We went for anniversary dinner and asked for a quiet table. They went above and beyond in this regard. Granted it was a Tuesday but there were diners in the bar area and the middle dining area. We had the whole dining area to ourselves and was able to hear the live music at a comfortable level. My wife and I we able to enjoy a romantic dinner just the two of us. No detail was overlooked and our server Will was very attentive but not intrusive. The food was exceptional as usual. We always enjoy coming to Eddie V's but this night was definitely a special one. Thank you to all the Eddie V staff. More

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The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau RoomThe Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room
327 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

Amazing food - such a huge variety and great quality. Many different seafood and meat selections. And don't miss the crepe station for dessert! Beautiful setting as well. Highly recommend! More

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Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
543 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 15 times today

Great food. Great service. Consistently, a wonderful dining experience. More

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Bertrand at Mister A'sBertrand at Mister A's
4261 reviews
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French | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 119 times today

Can’t beat the view from the rooftop patio on a clear day! Views from Balboa Park, over the airport, Harbir, to downtown. The service and meal was impeccable. More

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Top of the MarketTop of the Market
1910 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 61 times today

Excellent food (loved their seafood selection) and amazing ambiance, a great combi to have to enjoy the day! Price is worth it. More

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OperacaffeOperacaffe
515 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 8 times today

The service here was delightfully attentive, friendly, and efficient. The setting is downtown, across from the Balboa Theater and 4'short blocks from the Civic Theater. Great for pre and post - theater. Nice atmosphere though casual. Delicious food, well prepared. Good wine selection. Recommended. More

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The Lion's ShareThe Lion's Share
435 reviews
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Wild Game | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 31 times today

This was a very unique experience. It offered very unique food choices and most of the menu was hand crafted cocktails. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - San DiegoFleming's Steakhouse - San Diego
1023 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 32 times today

Best deal in San Diego for a Monday night. Filet and Lobster tail with a salad and dessert for $50. Can't beat that! More

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Island PrimeIsland Prime
4057 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 89 times today

Best combination of outstanding food, view, ambience and service in all of San Diego! 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.