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San Diego's Best Restaurants 2015

Readers and our food critic pick the best places and dishes in 63 categories


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Ironside Fish & Oyster

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Restaurant of the Year

Critic Troy Johnson chose Juniper & Ivy for Restaurant of the Year. Pictured here is the Carne cruda asada with raw beef cubes, Cotija cheese, jalapeño, and fried quail eggs on toast.

Best of the Best (Fancy):

Readers’ Pick: The Marine Room
Runner-up: Juniper & Ivy
Critic’s Pick: Addison

Best of the Best (Casual)

Readers’ Pick: Croce’s Park West
Runner-up: Juniper & Ivy
Critic’s Pick: Whisknladle

 

Best New Restaurant

Readers’ Pick: Bottega Americano
Runner-up: Kettner Exchange
Critic’s Pick: Ironside Fish & Oyster

Best Fresh/Farm-to-Table

Readers’ Pick: The Red Door
Runner-up: Tender Greens
Critic’s Pick:The Red Door

 

Best Service

Readers’ Pick: Donovan’s
Runner-up: Mille Fleurs
Critic’s Pick: Addison

Best Chef

Readers’ Pick: Accursio Lota (Solare Ristorante)
Runner-up: Richard Blais (Juniper & Ivy)
Critic’s Pick: William Bradley (Addison)

 

Best Happy Hour

Readers’ Pick: Enoteca Style
Runner-up: Monkey Paw
Critic’s Pick: Puesto

Best Cheap Eats

Readers’ Pick: Oscar’s Mexican Seafood
Runner-up: Bread & Cie
Critic’s Pick: The Kebab Shop

 

Best Desserts

Readers’ Pick: Extraordinary Desserts
Runner-up: Le Parfait Paris
Critic’s Pick: Extraordinary Desserts

Best Hotel Restaurant

Readers’ Pick: The Grant Grill
Runner-up: Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Critic’s Pick: Nine-Ten

 

Best Neighborhood Restaurant

Readers’ Pick: The Patio on Lamont
Runner-up: The Red Door
Critic’s Pick: The Smoking Goat

Best in Baja

Readers’ Pick: Mision 19
Runner-up: Finca Altozano and Deckman’s En El Mogor (tie)
Critic’s Pick: Finca Altozano

 

Best Food Truck

Readers’ Pick: MIHO Gastrotruck
Runner-up: Super Q
Critic’s Pick: Casanova Fish Tacos

Best Caterer

Readers’ Pick: Rubicon Deli
Runner-up: Waters Fine Catering
Critic’s Pick: Waters Fine Catering

 

Best Bakery

Readers’ Pick: Le Parfait Paris
Runner-up: Bread & Cie
Critic’s Pick: Bread & Cie

Best Taco Shop

Readers’ Pick: Puesto
Runner-up: City Tacos
Critic’s Pick: Las Cuatro Milpas

 

Hot Dish

The Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar (critic’s pick for best farm-to-table) serves Cook Pigs Ranch pork tomahawk and a side of double cream macaroni and cheese made with aged gouda and fontina.

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