2020 Best Special Occasion Restaurants in San Diego Area

Birthday or Anniversary Dinners
in San Diego

Whether it's an anniversary dinner, graduation brunch, birthday or family reunion meal, special occasions call for special restaurants. Sure, it might turn out to be pricey, but these memorable meals don't come around very often.

Presented in alphabetical order, these top San Diego restaurants all have the goods — food, service, ambience — to make sure your next occasion is an affair to remember.

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Addison
17/20
Exceptional, contemporary French cuisine in a lavish European-style setting in the scenic North San Diego hillside. See More

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A.R. Valentien
15/20
Sophisticated dining at The Lodge at Torrey Pines with views of the famous golf course. See More

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George's California Modern
16/20
Executive chef Trey Foshee creates imaginative, ingredient-driven California cuisine in an elevated setting with an ocean view. See More

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California, Contemporary, Breakfast
The Grant Grill
15/20
The US Grant hotel’s elegant restaurant features contemporary California cuisine and top-notch cocktails. See More

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Ironside Fish & Oyster
14/20
Oysters, fresh fish, cocktail culture and a high-energy vibe define this Little Italy favorite. See More

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California, New American, Progressive
Juniper & Ivy
14/20
Lively restaurant in San Diego’s Little Italy with a playful, ever-changing menu. See More

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The Marine Room
15/20
A landmark oceanfront restaurant in La Jolla with sophisticated, seasonal cuisine and seafood from chef Bernard Guillas. See More

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Market Restaurant + Bar
16/20
Creative delicacies fill chef Carl Schroeder’s ever-changing menu. See More
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THE MED
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New American cuisine in an ocean-view setting at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla. See More

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Stake Chophouse & Bar
15/20
Modern chef-driven steakhouse with high-quality meats and seafood, and well-curated wines. See More

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