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From Coronado to Encinitas, San Diego County Has Killer Cuisine to Offer

Written By: Mayandra Robbins San Diego Restaurant Week

Although it seems as though SoCal life couldn’t get any better, but San Diego comes up with a way to outdo itself once again. From Sept. 24 until Oct. 1, locals will be able to partake in San Diego Restaurant Week. For eight whole days, the top eateries of the county will be offering astounding dishes for all to enjoy. Here are some of the hot spots that will take their diners on a culinary adventure.

 

Coronado

Stake Chophouse & Bar

Located in the heart of Coronado Village, Stake Chophouse & Bar offers a variety of high quality fillets, chops and dry-aged prime steak. Executive Chef Tim Kolanko is a renowned culinary genius who is known for fusing both seasonal and local ingredients in his dishes. With its luxurious ambience, mouthwatering food and stunning views, Stake Chophouse & Bar is a must go for all.

Dinner: $50

1309 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
619.522.0077

 

Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge

Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge provides its patrons with a true farm-to-table experience using its fresh and eclectic menu. This modern-urban establishment partners with local providers in order to give customers the best culinary experience possible.

Lunch: $15
Dinner: $30

1015 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
619.437.6087

 

Downtown San Diego

Florent Restaurant & Lounge

Located in the Gaslamp District, Florent Restaurant & Lounge is the perfect place to head to for a night on the town. For San Diego Restaurant Week, their three course menu includes scrumptious items like Spicy Ahi Tuna Poke and Lamb Schnitzel. Diners will enjoy delectable modern American entrées while experiencing the glitz and glamour of San Diego’s nightlife.

Dinner: $30

672 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
619.595.0123

 

Rustic Root

The Rustic Root takes America’s classic dishes and transforms them into a rustic-creative masterpiece. For San Diego Restaurant Week dishes such as Lamb Carpaccio and Pan Seared Salmon are available for tasting. And if you’re craving a sweet treat, give the Chocolate Crème Brûlée Cheesecake a try.

Dinner: $40

535 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
619.232.1747

Nason’s Beer Hall

Attached to Pendry San Diego, Nason’s Beer Hall is surrounded with artsy brick walls that will make you think you’ve stumbled into a East Coast bar. For SDRW, expect their one-of-kind Housemade Pretzel—the dijon grain mustard is absolutely a must-try—and their Nason’s Burger with Montery Jack cheese, purple cabbage, bacon mustard jam, pretzel bun and a side of barbecue chips. For dessert, opt for the chocolate chip cookie with ice cream. Each of the three courses is served with a specific beer pairing—cheers!

Dinner: $20
570 J St
San Diego, CA 92101
619.738.7060

Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine

Executive Chef JoJo Ruis throws down at Lionfish, located inside Pendry San Diego. For SDRW, prepare your palate for a three-course dinner of modern coastal cuisine. First-course plates include Stone Fruit & Spinach Salad, Crispy Rock Shrimp or NY Steak Tataki, to name a few. Herb Marinated Swordfish with summer squash, cherry tomatoes, nettle puree and lavender is only one yummy choice for an entree. Doesn’t wine make everything better? An extra $15 adds on a two-course wine pairing.

Dinner: $50
435 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
619.738.7200

The Pool House

On the third floor of the luxurious Pendry San Diego, The Pool House awaits to be enjoyed. This rooftop outdoor oasis will be a hot spot during San Diego Restaurant Week. Stop by for lunch during the week and munch on Coconut Ceviche, Fish Tacos, Smoked Turkey Panini or a Pool House Burger with aged white cheddar, butter lettuce, tomato and herb aioli at this picturesque setting in downtown SD. For only $5 add any draft, well cocktail, house wine or bottomless soda to your already delectable two-course meal.

Lunch: $20
550 J St
San Diego, CA 92101
619.738.7030

Union Kitchen & Tap

Located in the cozy coastal town of Encinitas and in the hub of downtown, Union Kitchen & Tap offers up exemplary modern American cuisine. Come on down and try flavorful Shrimp and Grits for lunch or their unforgettable UNION Gumbo made with Andouille sausage, pulled smoked chicken, okra, crisp green onions and jasmine rice for dinner.

Lunch: $20
Dinner: $40

333 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
619.795.9463

 

La Jolla

Duke’s La Jolla

Duke’s La Jolla brings the tantalizing flavors of Hawaii to “The Jewel City.” Come partake in decadent specialties like the Kaffir Crusted Ahi Tuna and Kimo’s Original Hula Pie while overlooking the scenic La Jolla coast.

Lunch: $20
Dinner: $40

1216 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
858.454.5888

 

Red O Taste of Mexico

Dine in this luxury restaurant for a resort-like feel! Culinary Director Rick Bayless has created a delectable menu made with local and sustainable ingredients. Try the Enchilada Suizas for lunch or the Filet Mignon with chipotle cream sauce and cotija mashed potatoes for dinner. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to have a memorable night and will continue coming back for more.

Lunch: $20
Dinner: $40

4340 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
858.291.8360

 

Puesto La Jolla

It is impossible to live in San Diego without trying some of Puesto’s ingenious take on Mexican street food. Using only the freshest and the highest quality ingredients, Chef Luisteen created a flavorful menu for all to enjoy. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available!

Lunch: $15
Dinner: $30

1026 Wall St
La Jolla, CA 92037
858.454.1260

 

The Grill at Torrey Pines

Sit by one of the cozy fire pits and enjoy an unforgettable farm fresh meal at The Grill at Torrey Pines. Located at the renowned Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, all who come are in for a true culinary treat.

Dinner: $40

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
858.777.6641

 

Mission Bay and Beaches

Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Located inside the Catamaran Resort and Spa, Oceana Coastal Kitchen takes seaside Californian cuisine to a whole new level. Its marine inspired design and wide variety of decadent and appetizing dishes make it the perfect place to dine-in for this year’s San Diego Restaurant Week.

Dinner: $30

3999 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
858.539.8635

Backyard Kitchen & Tap

With an extensive collection of seafood and steak entrées, Backyard Kitchen & Tap is a cozy place to enjoy quintessential American cuisine. During SDRW, try some of the specialties such as the Cajun Spiced Fried Chicken or Smoked Baby Back Pork Ribs. Delicious!

Lunch: $15
Dinner: $30

832 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
858.859.2593

 

PB Ale House

Reflecting San Diego’s craft beer culture, PB Ale House provides patrons with innovative dishes paired with some of San Diego’s favorite beers. Local favorites such as the St. Louis Ribs will be available during San Diego Restaurant Week.

Lunch: $15
Dinner: $30

721 Grand Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
858.581.2337

 

Central San Diego

Farmer’s Bottega

Described as a “charming eatery,” Farmer’s Bottega gives a new definition to the meaning farm-to-table. Using only the best ingredients possible, Executive Chef Albert Morreales has created a mouthwatering menu that you can’t miss—try the Lasagna Ratatouille and the Seasonal Bread Pudding!

860 W Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103
619.458.9929

 

cucina SORELLA

The newest edition to the CUCINA urbana and the CUCINA enoteca family is coming to San Diego Restaurant with a bang. Come visit and experience the delectable fusion of Italian and Californian cuisine in the inviting Kensington neighborhood.

Dinner: $40

40555 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
619.281.4014

 

North County Inland and Coastal

TWENTY/20

With its scenic views and absolutely scrumptious food, TWENTY/20 is the place to go. Located at The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, this establishment serves farm-to-coast inspired dishes with a California flair.

Lunch: $20
Dinner: $40

5480 Grand Pacific Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.827.2500

 

AVANT

As one of the signature dining establishments at the famed Rancho Bernardo Inn, AVANT sets the bar high for San Diego Restaurant Week. You’ll be able to revel in a handcrafted artisanal masterpiece, inspired by the flavors of California wine country.

Dinner: $50

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
888.254.0013

 

Jake’s Del Mar

Come enjoy a fresh seaside inspired dish or an exquisite entrée at Jake’s Del Mar. SDRW will be able to savor the flavors produced by this establishment while relishing in the magnificent ocean view.

Lunch: $20
Dinner: $40

1660 Coast Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014
858.755.2002

 

Searsucker Del Mar

With its innovative take on American comfort food, Brian Malarkey’s Searsucker is one place everyone in San Diego must try. For SDRW, consumers will be able to choose an appetizer, signature entree and dessert.

Dinner: $40

12995 El Camino Real, Ste 121
San Diego, CA 92130
858.369.5700

 

Little Italy

Barbusa

Have a hankering for authentic Sicilian food? Then come on over to Barbusa in Little Italy and try one of their scrumptious dishes inspired by centuries-old recipes. The Nero D’Avola with squid ink fettuccine, shrimp, calamari and calabrian chile is magnifico!

Dinner: $40

1917 India St
San Diego, CA 92101
619.238.1917

 

Point Loma and Harbor Island

Fig Tree Café Liberty Station

Fig Tree Café expertly reflects California cuisine with its fresh, locally sourced ingredients used to create tasty entrees. At its Liberty Station location, come enjoy a beet salad or a caprese with one of their signature dishes like the short ribs. For only $15 more, consumers can add a wine pairing with each of the three courses.

Dinner: $30

2400 Historic Decatur Rd, Ste 103
San Diego, CA 92106
619.821.2044

 

Fireside by The Patio

Coming to this establishment is a treat in itself with its laid-back and charming atmosphere. All who venture here will be able to relish in the delish flavors from Argentina, Mexico, Japan, Italy and Thailand.

Lunch: $20
Dinner: $30

2855 Perry Rd, Building 8
San Diego, CA 92106
619.432.2100

For a complete list of restaurants and their offerings, visit sandiegorestaurantweek.com!

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