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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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// Atmosphere //

Patio Perfection

“Most plant walls are made with humble succulents, but the two plant walls at The Patio on Goldfinch in Mission Hills are showy, a touch gaudy, and so, so awesome. Tropical ferns and red tropical flowers burst all over. Designed by Lahaina Architects, The Patio is one of the most inspiring restaurant spaces in San Diego. People will fall in love or lust here.”

Best Atmosphere

Readers’ Pick: Parq
Runner-up: Café Bleu
Critic’s Pick: Kettner Exchange

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Readers’ Pick: Casa Guadalajara
Runner-up: Studio Diner
Critic’s Pick: Station Tavern

 

Best Patio

Readers’ Pick: SearsuckerDel Mar
Runner-up: The Patio on Goldfinch
Critic’s Pick:The Patio on Goldfinch

Best Place to Watch the Game

Readers’ Pick: Slater’s 50/50
Runner-up: Barleymash
Critic’s Pick: Wonderland Ocean Pub

 

Best Late-Night

Readers’ Pick: Brian’s 24
Runner-up: Slater’s 50/50
Critic’s Pick: Saigon on Fifth

Best View

Readers’ Pick: Mister A’s
Runner-up: George’s at the Cove
Critic’s Pick: Mister A’s

 

Best Special Occasion

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

Bringing Sexy Back

Kettner Exchange [critic’s pick for best atmosphere] has brought sexy back to San Diego’s dining scene. Ironically, the restaurant is built mostly of concrete, steel, and wood. And yet it is a strange, alcove-ridden, beautiful, alluring, architectural and design stunner—a collaboration between Bluemotif Architecture, Tecture, and [oo-d-a] Studio, Inc. The sexiest restaurant in San Diego. And yes, a Little Italy restaurant now has a bed on a swing. Welcome to your new era, Little Italy.

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