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Restaurant Reviews

Taking On the $44 Grilled Cheese at Pamplemousse Grille

Coming to terms with the most expensive grilled cheese on the planet by Chef Jeffrey Strauss

Il Dandy's Great Expectations

The food at the much-hyped Bankers Hill restaurant is well executed—but occasionally too innovative for its own good

Cesarina Is a New Star of Pasta in Need of Some Supporting Dishes

The Point Loma ristorante has a packed patio almost every night and is a crown jewel for fresh-made pasta

Morning Glory Is a Millennial Wonderland

The Little Italy restaurant may finally break San Diego's aversion to brunch

Star Chef Angelo Sosa Creates Something Special at Death by Tequila

The restaurant model is not groundbreaking, but the revelation is in Sosa's execution

Fort Oak Is All About Smoke and Wood Fire

The Mission Hills restaurant is a masterful show of the cooking style that made us human

Jeune et Jolie Brings a Feminine Mystique and Frog Legs to Carlsbad

You can see Chef Andrew Bachelier's commitment to Franco roots in three dishes: the frog legs, the rabbit, and the bread

Tahona Brings New Blood into Old Town

The mezcaleria and Oaxacan restaurant quietly invigorates a historic San Diego street

Bao Down at Din Tai Fung in Westfield UTC

This world-renowned eatery excels at everything except what they’re famous for

Hidden Fish Marks the Arrival of Design in Convoy

The omakase-only joint marks a first for sushi in San Diego

Maestoso Is a Rewarding Taste of Rome, and Equally Confusing to Navigate

When you finally figure out how to order, the results are inspiring

A 'Top Chef' Star Has the Best Mexican Food in the City at El Jardín

The Liberty Station restaurant shines when Chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins is on the line

Bivouac Ciderworks is an impressive temple to the emergence of craft cider

The North Park spot hails the arrival of craft cider with a surprisingly good restaurant

Sushi’s Next Gen Is Here at Himitsu

In La Jolla, a Sushi Ota protégé sticks to an age-old tradition of quality

The Bankers Hill Restaurant Making Ultra-French Cuisine Cool Again

French food may have fallen out of favor, but don’t tell that to Parc Bistro-Brasserie

Chef David Warner's a Talent, but Jrdn Needs Some Basic Training

Troy Johnson has renewed interest in the Pacific Beach restaurant thanks to a remodel and the return of Chef Warner

How Japanese Fusion Stacks up at Little Italy’s Cloak & Petal

The art and the bar take the lead at this venture from the team behind Tajima

Dija Mara Brings a Top Chef and Taste of Balinese Food to Oceanside

The Indonesian food hole in San Diego has been filled

Giardino Brings Charming Italian Ambience to Lemon Grove

The family restaurant is a sprouting wildflower in San Diego's culinary dead zone

Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria Brings Fusion Flavors to San Diego

An acclaimed Peruvian chef partners with an iconic San Diego restaurateur for this restaurant in Liberty Station and Carlsbad

San Diego's Hottest Restaurant Group Takes a Huge Risk with Born & Raised

Consortium Holdings is revolting against "gourmet fast-casual" with the Little Italy steakhouse

Red O Is Surprisingly Good, Even without Much Rick Bayless

Troy Johnson didn't expect much from the La Jolla restaurant but he was proven wrong

Two Seven Eight is Ground Zero for San Diego's Craft Spirits Movement

Troy Johnson works his way through the local craft spirits scene, one sip at a time

La Jolla's Masala Street Impresses with Its Creative Take on Indian Food

What the gastropub lacks in street appeal it makes up for with its famous chef

Tapenade's Sterling French Reputation Remains Near-Perfect at Bistro Du Marché

The name and the room have changed but the service and the food are impeccable

Bar Bodega Brings Tapas Culture to Little Italy

This little box in a bustling part of town is inspiring and unassuming

Officine Buona Forchetta Lives and Stalls by Simplicity at Liberty Station

Good, simple dishes are prepared without fuss, which is both the restaurant's strength and its weakness.
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