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Best Restaurants 2010 - Readers' Picks

Grab a napkin and get ready to feast: The results are in for our annual Best Restaurants poll. Check out our readers' and critic's picks, take a look at where the finest views are, and set off with us in search of San Diego's best drinks.


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BEST OF THE BEST (MONEY NO OBJECT)

George’s California Modern
Mille Fleurs
Bertrand at Mister A’s

 

BEST OF THE BEST (MODERATE)

Terra
Cucina Urbana
Alchemy

BEST CHEAP EATS

Rubio’s
Ciro’s Pizza
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

 

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

Cucina Urbana
Bencotto
Truluck’s

BEST CHEF

Deborah Scott (Indigo Grill, Island Prime/
C Level Lounge, Kemo Sabe)

Brian Malarkey (formerly at Oceanaire;
his Searsucker opens in July)
Trey Foshee (George’s California Modern)

 

BEST SERVICE

George’s California Modern
Mille Fleurs
Addison

BEST DINING WITH A VIEW

Island Prime/C Level Lounge
George’s Ocean Terrace
Bertrand at Mister A’s

 

BEST DINING WITH KIDS

Corvette Diner
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza
Dave & Buster's

MOST EXTENSIVE WINE LIST

Addison
George's California Modern
WineSellar & Brasserie

 

MOST DECADENT DESSERTS

Extraordinary Desserts
Chuao Chocolatier
San Diego Desserts

SOMMELIER

Jesse Rodriguez, Addison
John Ruth, A.R. Valentien
Ted Glennon, 1500 Ocean

 

BEST HOTEL DINING

1500 Ocean, Hotel del Coronado
Grant Grill, U.S. Grant Hotel
A.R. Valentien, The Lodge at Torrey Pines

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD EATERY

Urban Solace
Kensington Grill
Alchemy

 

BEST PIZZA

Bronx Pizza
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza
Filippi’s Pizza Grotto

BEST LOCAL BURGER JOINT

Burger Lounge
Hodad’s
Rocky’s Crown Pub

 

BEST AMERICAN

Urban Solace
Croce’s
Sbicca

BEST FRENCH

Tapenade
Mille Fleurs
Bleu Bohème

 

BEST ITALIAN

Arrivederci
Bencotto
Piatti

BEST SPANISH/TAPAS

Café Sevilla
Costa Brava
Tapas Picasso

 

BEST INDIAN

Royal India
Bombay
Monsoon

BEST CHINESE

Del Mar Rendezvous
Jasmine
Emerald

 

BEST SUSHI BAR/JAPANESE

Sushi Ota
Harney Sushi
Nobu

BEST THAI

Rama
Lotus Thai
Taste of Thai

 

BEST ASIAN FUSION

Roppongi
Roy’s
Red Pearl Kitchen

BEST MEXICAN

Café Coyote
Casa de Pico
Fidel’s

 

BEST GREEK

Athens Market Taverna
Café Athena
Daphne’s Greek Cafe

BEST VIETNAMESE

Le Bambou
Saigon on Fifth
Pho Ca Dao

 

BEST CATERER

ChileCo
Waters
French Gourmet

BEST BARBECUE

Phil’s BBQ
Joey’s Smokin’ BBQ
Kansas City Barbeque

 

BEST STEAKHOUSE

Donovan’s
Ruth’s Chris
Cowboy Star

BEST SEAFOOD

Oceanaire Seafood Room
Fish Market
Truluck’s

 

BEST BREAKFAST

The Mission
Hash House à Go Go
Broken Yolk

BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH

Urban Solace
Hotel del Coronado
Humphrey’s

 

BEST BUSINESS LUNCH

Dobson’s
Grant Grill
Tapenade

BEST DELI

D.Z. Akin’s
Milton’s
Elijah’s

 

BEST TAKEOUT

Saffron
Del Mar Rendezvous
Prepkitchen

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

George’s Ocean Terrace
C Level Lounge
The Prado

 

BEST LATE-NIGHT DINING

Bully's
Saska's
Brians' American Eatery

BEST VEGETARIAN

Sipz
Spread
Ranchos Cocina

   

 

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