San Diego Restaurant Week is taking place this week from January 15 – January 22. The annual event is going into its 13th year and boasts over 180 different restaurants to choose from throughout the San Diego area. To help you narrow your choices down, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of our favorite spots to dine in San Diego County.
10 of the Best Restaurants in San Diego
Check out our list of some of San Diego’s top restaurants to help you plan your 2017 Restaurant Week.
Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria
Locally sourced, organic, and sustainable ingredients are used in every dish served at Blue Ribbon, which offers a variety of wood fried artisan pizzas for a reasonable price. The pizzeria has a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free options for everyone to enjoy.
The Blind Burro
Boasting authentic Mexican cuisine and over 100 different tequilas to try, the Blind Burro is a great choice if you’re looking to find some great tacos, quesadillas, or burrito bowls. They also offer a gluten-free menu for those of us craving some Mexican food but dealing with gluten sensitivities.
Pacifica Del Mar
Serving up fresh caught seafood with a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean, Pacifica Del Mar has been awarded the Gold Medallion for “Best Seafood Dining in San Diego.” Enjoy their Restaurant Week special all month long for an affordable dining experience you won’t soon forget.
One of San Diego Magazine’s 2016 Best Restaurants winners, Solare was voted to have the best chef by readers of the publication. They were also acclaimed by reader and critics alike as the best Italian cuisine. See for yourself and try one of their authentic pasta dishes, or try the chef’s tasting menu for a real treat.
94th Aero Squadron
With one of the most unique atmospheres, 94th Aero Squadron takes you back in time the moment you enter the replica World War I French farmhouse it calls home. Enjoy your choice of fresh seafood or perfectly grilled steak while taking in the memorabilia that includes a full-scale model plane and army jeep surrounding the patio.
For over 50 years, Bali Hai has been serving up a mix of Hawaiian, Chinese and Japanese cuisines in San Diego’s original tiki temple. The gorgeous space is filled with Polynesian artifacts and offers an incredible view of the water. Stop in and sample some delicious fare and wash it down with a world famous Bali Hai Mai Tai.
Flagship Cruises & Events
Set sail on a luxury yacht and enjoy your dinner while cruising along the San Diego Bay. Dinner, dancing, and complementary champagne are all included in Flagship’s Restaurant Week special, with your choice of the Classic Dinner Cruise, Hops on the Harbor Dinner Cruise, or the Sunday Prime Rib Dinner Cruise.
Fogo De Chao
This Brazlilian steakhouse located in downtown San Diego and offers a Market Table full of seasonal soups and salads, as well as a menu full of signature fire-roasted meats. Choose from Picanha, Lamb, Filet Mignon and more all carved at your table. An award winning wine list is also available to perfectly compliment your meal.
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
Built around a functioning lighthouse and sitting over the San Diego Bay, Tom Ham’s Lighthouse is not only know for its great food, but for its unique architecture as well. Enjoy fresh caught, local seafood while checking out fantastic views of the San Diego Skyline, Coronado Bridge, and the Bay itself.
The French Gourmet
Imagine the French countryside as you dine at the French Gourmet, situated in a quiet neighborhood and housed in a charming yellow and blue farm house inspired façade. As well as a reasonably priced dinner menu featuring French cuisine with a Californian twist, the restaurant also offers an extensive wine selection and bakery that sells fresh baked desserts and breads.
Embrace your inner foodie and experience some of San Diego’s best this Restaurant Week!
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