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The Best Restaurants in San Diego

Lobster salad with roasted beet carpaccio and citrus as served at Veladora in Rancho Valencia

What are the top 10 romantic restaurants in San Diego? We have eaten meals at many San Diego restaurants, and we want to share with you the very best restaurants in the region. Whether you are looking for our highest-rated San Diego restaurants when it comes to food, or the most romantic, or the best steakhouse, or where to dine out on Mother's Day or Easter brunch, you can follow our top 10 San Diego restaurant lists and recommendations. Here you can see the best restaurants in San Diego in a variety of categories.



TOP 10 SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT LISTS

Sea & Smoke, one of GAYOT's Top 10 American Restaurants in San Diego

American
Baja-Style Lobster
Brunch
Food Ratings
Heart-Healthy
Italian
Mexican
Mother's Day Brunch
Outdoor Dining
Pizza
Romantic

Seafood
Special Occasion
Steakhouses
Sushi
Thanksgiving
Valentine's Day
Vegetarian
Views
Wine Bars
Wine Lists


BEST SAN DIEGO RESTAURANTS BY CATEGORY

Bailiwick, one of GAYOT's Best Brunch Restaurants in San Diego, lures a young crowd of business professionals for brunch on the weekends
With so many great restaurants in the San Diego Area, it can be difficult to narrow a list down to just 10 restaurants to be featured in a particular culinary category. These lists below offer more suggestions for the best brunch, seafood, outdoor dining and more.

Barbecue
Breakfast
Brunch
Cheap Eats
Happy Hour
Heart Healthy
Ice Cream

Kid-Friendly
Outdoor Dining
Romantic
Seafood
Steakhouses
Value Restaurants


BEST SAN DIEGO HOLIDAY RESTAURANTS

Cucina Enoteca is one of the best restaurants for celebrating New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day in San Diego
GAYOT has you covered for the holidays with ideas on where to dine out for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve in the San Diego Area. Find out where to take that special someone for a romantic meal on Valentine's Day or where to raise a pint on St. Patrick’s Day. There are also round-ups of the best restaurants for brunch on Easter and Mother’s Day.

Easter Brunch
Mother's Day
New Year's Eve

St. Patrick's Day
Thanksgiving
Valentine's Day

RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.