Addison is San Diego’s fanciest fancy restaurant and looks like a cross between a palace and a country club. The French-Japanese tasting menu at this Carmel Valley institution costs $250 and is best reserved for when you get a big raise or someone else is picking up the tab. Yes, it’s expensive, but each dish is beautifully plated and besides the food, they also have one of the best wine and cocktail lists in the city. When you want to celebrate a major life moment, Addison is the place to go.
More American spotsSee more
Nomad Donuts is where to go in North Park for unusual donut flavors, like blueberry lavender and ube taro.
It’s Raw Poke Shop
It’s Raw Poke Shop in Ocean Beach is where to go for authentic poke and chicken long rice.
Blind Lady Ale House
Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights serves really good pizza and more beers than you could ever consume in a lifetime.
Suggested by our writers
Born & Raised
Born & Raised in Little Italy is where to go for an expensive steak, fancy cocktails, and to live out all of your Great Gatsby fantasies.
Campfire in Carlsbad looks like the setting from Moonrise Kingdom, serves a wide range of wood-fired dishes, and let's you roast your own s'mores.
Himitsu is a sushi restaurant in La Jolla that sources the highest quality fish and has a great plant-lined patio.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more