Addison - Located in Del Mar, Addison is the only Michelin-Starred restaurant in San Diego. French-influenced cuisine with a California flair presented by critically acclaimed Chef William Bradley.
5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego, (858) 314-1900, www.addisondelmar.com
Herb & Wood – Celebrity chef Brian Malarkey presents a rustic wood-fired fare and old-school cocktails in a multi-level warehouse located on the northern edge of Little Italy.
2210 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, (619) 955-8495, www.herbandwood.com
Juniper and Ivy – Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, Juniper & Ivy presents a New American fare in a constantly rotating, chef-driven menu focusing on seasonal ingredients crafted with precision, passion and creativity. Juniper & Ivy is located in Little Italy.
2228 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, (619) 269-9036, www.juniperandivy.com
Il Dandy - In the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy, Michelin-rated chefs Antonio and Luca Abbruzzino present a tribute to Calabria through contemporary Italian cuisine.
2550 Fifth Ave., San Diego, California 92103, (619) 310-5669, www.ildandyrestaurant.com
Market Restaurant + Bar – Located in Del Mar, Market Restaurant + Bar has been recognized numerous times by Zagat and Eater. Award-winning Chef Carl Schroeder’s Californian cuisine focuses on sensational selections of seasonal dishes consisting of fresh, locally grown, hand selected ingredients.
3702 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, (858) 523-0007, www.marketdelmar.com
Solare Ristorante – Located in Liberty Station, Solare is a Michelin rated Bib Gourmand offering authentic Italian cuisine focusing on fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
2820 Roosevelt Rd., San Diego, (619) 270-9670, www.solarelounge.com
Conde Nast’s Best Restaurants in San Diego
Morning Glory - Open from 7 am to 3 pm, Morning Glory offers more than just brunch. Dining at Morning Glory is an experience. Enjoy Japanese souffle pancakes while sitting in a dusty-rose “lipstick booth” next to the pink Champagne vending machine. A favorite of Millennial hipsters looking for a bustling, loud vibe.
550 W Date St., San Diego (619) 629-0302, morningglorybreakfast.com
Born and Raised - Classic steakhouse fare with a modern, hip vibe. Located in Little Italy.
1909 India St., San Diego, (619) 202-4577, bornandraisedsteak.com
Iron Fish and Oyster – Locally sourced seafood fare presented by Michelin-starred chef Jason McLeod.
1654 India St., San Diego, (619) 269-3033, www.ironsidefishandoyster.com
Fort Oak – Located in heart of Mission Hills, Fort Oak offers a sophisticated menu and contemporary design with a neighborhood restaurant vibe. A favorite of foodies and locals, Fort Oak offers an American cuisine with many seafood and meat selections as well as small plate plant-based options.
1011 Fort Stockton Dr., San Diego, (619) 722-3398, fortoaksd.com
Serẽa Coastal Cuisine – Sustainable seafood at its best in the historic Hotel del Coronado. Enjoy five-star service in a laid-back luxury by the beach atmosphere.
1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, (619) 435-6611, sereasandiego.com
California Modern – Located in La Jolla, this three-tier restaurant offers an American farm-to-table cuisine. Enjoy the ocean view in a romantic fine dining atmosphere with a playful touch: sophisticated, but not stuffy.
250 Prospect St., La Jolla, (858) 454-4244, www.georgesatthecove.com
The Crack Shack – Enjoy American cuisine in a chicken coop-inspired outside space – a nod to the chicken and egg dishes on the menu. Located in Little Italy, this casual spot is a favorite for hipster foodies looking to interact at communal tables or the bocce court.
2266 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, (619) 795-3299, www.crackshack.com
Jaynes Gastropub – British pub. Serving upscale pub food in a surprisingly quiet, intimate atmosphere.
4677 30th St., San Diego, (619) 563-1011, jaynesgastropub.com
Trust – Chef-owner Brad Wise has built this almost-too-pretty-to-eat menu around wood-fire cooking. Most everything is served as small plates. Trust is located in the Hillcrest neighborhood, just a few miles north of downtown.
3752 Park Blvd., San Diego, (619) 795-6901, www.trustrestaurantsd.com
Mister A’s – French focused power lunches and special occasion dinners. This restaurant has one of the most coveted views in the city, encompassing the Bay, skyline, and planes landing at the nearby San Diego airport. Business casual attire is requested before 4:30 pm. In the evening, jeans are accepted (though slacks are preferred).
2550 Fifth Ave., San Diego, (619) 239-1377, www.asrestaurant.com
Izakaya Masa – Yep, it's in the middle of a strip mall—but don't let that stop you from sampling some of San Diego's best Japanese food. You come for the ramen, but you stay for the small plates. The food at this place is on point, and it has a line to show for it—but Izakaya Masa's intimate vibe and size are part of the fun, ratcheting up the experience of any date or (small) group meal with friends.
928 Fort Stockton Dr., San Diego, (619) 542-1354, izakayamasa.com
Monello – Located in Little Italy, This Italian hotspot’s claim to fame is undoubtedly its cheese wheel, which they heat, melt, and toss pasta on. Pizzas are also a top option: crafted from a four-day fermented dough that makes them extra-light and crispy, they're laced with prosciutto, cremini mushrooms, balsamic figs, and other high-end toppings. The vibe is slick and stylish—it's Milanese, after all—but it's far from stuffy.
750 W Fir St., San Diego, (619) 501-0030, www.lovemonello.com