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Best Romantic Restaurants SAN DIEGO


Whether you're celebrating a milestone with someone special in the San Diego area or looking for the best date restaurants that are sure to impress, a romantic setting can set the mood for a night to remember. We've selected the best romantic restaurants in San Diego to share a memorable meal with your sweetheart.

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Addison French
17/20
Dining Room at Addison, San Diego, CA Fairmont Grand Del Mar
5200 Grand Del Mar Way
San Diego, CA 92130
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Exceptional, seasonal haute cuisine in a lavish European-style setting at Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort. More...

Amaya American
14/20
Dining Room at Amaya, San Diego, CA Fairmont Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Ct.
San Diego, CA 92130
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Amaya presents refined American cuisine with Mediterranean influences. More...

A.R. Valentien California
15/20
Dining Room at A.R. Valentien, La Jolla, CA The Lodge at Torrey Pines
11480 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Sophisticated dining at The Lodge at Torrey Pines with views of the famous golf course. More...

Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant New American
15/20
Dining Room at Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant, San Diego, CA 2202 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Seasonal cuisine and a bar scene at this neighborhood gem in Bankers Hill. More...

Bleu Boheme French
13/20
Dining Room at Bleu Boheme, San Diego, CA 4090 Adams Ave.
San Diego, CA 92116
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This stylish bistro and wine bar transports diners to France. More...

Cusp Dining & Drinks Mediterranean
14/20
Hotel La Jolla
7955 La Jolla Shores Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Enjoy views of La Jolla and the Pacific while savoring Mediterranean fare. More...

Davanti Enoteca Italian
14/20
1655 India St.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Little Italy dining in a sexy setting with rustic Italian food and charm. More...

1500 Ocean California
No Rating
Dining Room at 1500 Ocean, Coronado, CA Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118

Hotel del Coronado's fine dining restaurant offers California coastal cuisine and pleasant ocean views. More...

George's California Modern Modern American
16/20
Dining Room at George George's at the Cove
1250 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Executive chef Trey Foshee creates imaginative, ingredient-driven California cuisine in an elevated setting with an ocean view. More...

The Grant Grill California
15/20
Dining Room at The Grant Grill, San Diego, CA The US Grant
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
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The US Grant hotel’s elegant restaurant features contemporary California cuisine and top-notch cocktails. More...

Humphreys Restaurant California
13/20
2241 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
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California coastal cuisine complemented by floor-to-ceiling marina views. More...

Island Prime Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Island Prime, San Diego, CA 880 Harbor Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
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This San Diego mainstay offers views of the city skyline and bay. More...

Jake's Del Mar California
13/20
1660 Coast Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Seaside dining and unobstructed views in Del Mar. More...

JRDN Restaurant Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at JRDN Restaurant, San Diego, CA Tower23 Hotel
723 Felspar St.
San Diego, CA 92109
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Seafood, steaks and ocean views at Tower23 Hotel. More...

Kitchen 1540 California
15/20
Dining Room at Kitchen 1540, Del Mar, CA L'Auberge Del Mar
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Seasonal coastal cuisine at L'Auberge Del Mar. More...

La Dolce Vita Italian
12/20
1237 Prospect St., Ste. P
La Jolla, CA 92037

This authentic Italian ristorante offers a bit of the "sweet life" in La Jolla. More...

The Marine Room French
15/20
Dining Room at The Marine Room, La Jolla, CA La Jolla Shores Hotel
2000 Spindrift Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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A landmark oceanfront restaurant in La Jolla with sophisticated, seasonal cuisine and seafood from chef Bernard Guillas. More...

Market Restaurant + Bar California
16/20
Dining Room at Market Restaurant + Bar, Del Mar, CA 3702 Via de la Valle
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Creative delicacies fill chef Carl Schroeder’s ever-changing menu. More...

THE MED New American
14/20
Dining Room at THE MED, La Jolla, CA La Valencia Hotel
1132 Prospect Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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New American cuisine in an ocean-view setting at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla. More...

Mille Fleurs French
15/20
Dining Room at Mille Fleurs, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 6009 Paseo Delicias
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

French-California cuisine by executive chef Martin Woesle in Rancho Santa Fe. More...

Mister A's French
14/20
Dining Room at Mister A 2550 Fifth Ave., 12th Floor
San Diego, CA 92103
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Enjoy the unbeatable view and delicious food courtesy of chef Stéphane Voitzwinkler. More...

Mistral Global
No Rating
Dining Room at Mistral, Coronado, CA Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Rd.
Coronado, CA 92118
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This setting boasts one of the best views of downtown San Diego from Coronado Island. More...

Mustangs & Burros California
13/20
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Great al fresco dining and ambience at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa. More...

Ocean Terrace California
14/20
Dining Room at Ocean Terrace, La Jolla, CA George's at the Cove
1250 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Savor Trey Foshee's California coastal cuisine in one of San Diego's most striking settings. More...

Oceana Coastal Kitchen California
14/20
Dining Room at Oceana Coastal Kitchen, San Diego, CA Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
3999 Mission Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92109
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Seafood-centric California cuisine at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa with sweeping views of Mission Bay. More...

Old Venice Italian
13/20
2910 Cañon St.
San Diego, CA 92106
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Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, al fresco dining and a romantic setting at this Point Loma destination. More...

Pacific Coast Grill Pacific Rim
14/20
Dining Room at Pacific Coast Grill, Cardiff, CA 2526 S. Coast Hwy. 101
Cardiff, CA 92007

Perched on Cardiff Beach, Pacific Coast Grill is a good spot for sunset cocktails, sushi and Pacific Rim-meets-Modern California cuisine. More...

Pacifica Del Mar California
No Rating
Dining Room at Pacifica Del Mar, Del Mar, CA Del Mar Plaza
1555 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014

Savory coastal cuisine with striking views of the sea makes for long lunches and romantic evenings above the quaint Del Mar Village. More...

Poseidon California
13/20
1670 Coast Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

California cuisine and beachside dining in Del Mar. More...

The Prado at Balboa Park Latin American
12/20
Dining Room at The Prado at Balboa Park, San Diego, CA House of Hospitality
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Eclectic dining at The Prado is a good companion to the Balboa Park experience. More...

Sbicca Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at Sbicca, Del Mar, CA 215 15th St.
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Lively neighborhood bistro in old town Del Mar with a rooftop deck for Pacific sunsets. More...

Stake Chophouse & Bar Steakhouse
15/20
1309 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118

Modern chef-driven steakhouse with high-quality meats and seafood, and well-curated wines. More...

Trattoria Ponte Vecchio Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Trattoria Ponte Vecchio, Del Mar, CA 2334 Carmel Valley Rd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Family-run Italian trattoria with old-school ambience. More...

Veladora California
15/20
Dining Room at Veladora, Rancho Santa Fe, CA Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
5921 Valencia Circle
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
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Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa's signature restaurant offers "Coastal Ranch" cuisine in a hacienda-style setting. More...

Vivace Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Vivace, Carlsbad, CA Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
7100 Aviara Resort Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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Interpretive regional Italian fare in one of the county’s most romantic settings. More...

The Wellington Steak & Martini Lounge Steakhouse
14/20
729 W. Washington St.
San Diego, CA 92103
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Intimate and romantic neighborhood steakhouse. More...

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