The 2013 Best Restaurants in San Diego

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Best of the Best (Fancy)

  • CRITIC'S PICK: Addison
  • READERS' PICK: Truluck’s
  • RUNNER-UP: Addison

Best of the Best (Casual)

  • CRITIC'S PICK: Prepkitchen Little Italy
  • READERS' PICK:Talavera Azul
  • RUNNER-UP:  Rubicon Deli

Best Farm-to-Table

  • CRITIC'S PICK: Whisknladle
  • READERS' PICK: Whisknladle     
  • RUNNER-UP: Terra American Bistro

Best Chef

  • CRITIC'S PICK: William Bradley (Addison)
  • READERS' PICK: Ryan Johnston (Whisknladle)
  • RUNNER-UP: Deborah Scott (Vintana)

Best New Restaurant

  • CRITIC'S PICK: Veladora
  • READERS' PICK: Monello
  • RUNNER-UP: Brooklyn Girl

Best Bistro

  • CRITIC'S PICK: Café Chloe
  • READERS' PICK: Café Chloe
  • RUNNER-UP: Bistro Sixty

Best Happy Hour

  • READERS' PICK: Truluck’s
  • RUNNER-UP: Monello

Best Late-Night

  • CRITIC'S PICK: Starlite
  • READERS' PICK: Brian’s 24
  • RUNNER-UP: Starlite

Best Hotel Restaurant

  • CRITIC'S PICK: A.R. Valentien
  • READERS' PICK: Marina Kitchen
  • RUNNER-UP: Nine-Ten

Best Cheap Eats

  • CRITIC'S PICK: TJ Oyster Bar
  • READERS' PICK: Carnitas’ Snack Shack
  • RUNNER-UP: Urban Solace

Best Service

  • CRITIC'S PICK: Market Restaurant + Bar
  • READERS' PICK: Cucina Urbana
  • RUNNER-UP: Del Mar Rendezvous & Addison (tie)

Best Neighborhood Restaurant

  • CRITIC'S PICK: Alchemy
  • READERS' PICK: Brooklyn Girl
  • RUNNER-UP: Prepkitchen Del Mar

Best Food Truck

  • CRITIC'S PICK: Mangia Mangia
  • READERS' PICK: Miho Gastrotruck
  • RUNNER-UP: Puesto    

Best Desserts

  • CRITIC'S PICK: Extraordinary Desserts
  • READERS' PICK: Extraordinary Desserts
  • RUNNER-UP: Cucina Urbana / Azucar (tie)
Market Restaurant + Bar

Market Restaurant + Bar

Best service (critic's pick)
Fennel roasted scallops and clam linguini with spring vegetable ragout, fava beans, and Meyer lemon nage



Best farm-to-table (critic's and readers' pick)
Niman Ranch pork loin, fiddlehead ferns, roasted carrots, pickled ramps, and whole grain mustard; arugula salad with Crows Pass tangerines, blood orange, fennel, toasted almonds, and dates

Brooklyn Girl chicken

Brooklyn Girl

Best neighborhood restaurant (readers' pick)
Pan-seared Alaskan halibut, grilled asparagus, sauteed crimini and oyster mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber relish

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