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The Top 7 Restaurants In Downtown San Diego

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Updated: 9 February 2017
With its bright lights, electric atmosphere and sublime coast, Downtown San Diego is the bustling cultural center of America‘s eighth largest city. The densely populated area has everything to offer the hungry tourist, from on-the-go eateries to elegant restaurants, and is sure to provide delicious eats at any hour of the day. The illuminated Californian skyline here offers endless dining options, and we’ve whittled it down to 7 of the best!
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Werewolf

Just like the name would suggest, the American pub Werewolf never sleeps. Open from 8am-2am daily, the restaurant serves a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, as well as a late night selection of goodies. Each menu offers a variety of tasty and different dishes that conveniently pair with anything from the full-bar drinks menu, a selection which includes wine and beer, seasonal cocktails and colorful punch bowls.

Address and Telephone: 627 4th Ave. San Diego, CA +1 619-234-0094

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Cucina Urbana

Cucina Urbana combines an exquisite interior design with a menu to match. The homestyle country feel contrasts perfectly with a modernized aura, and the venue uses rustic reds, oranges and yellows to compliment one another throughout the restaurant. The décor also features beautiful hanging lights and wood paneled walls with built-in shelves, each one filled with a wide selection of wine bottles.

Address and Telephone: 505 Laurel St. San Diego, CA +1 619-239-2222

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Bertrand at Mister A’s

Whether celebrating an anniversary, a birthday, or any other special event, Bertrand at Mister A’s is the place to go. Guests can ride the elevator up to the penthouse floor where they are immediately met by the incredible dining room, a space encompassed by floor-length glass windows. The top-notch view of the San Diego skyline is truly what sets this restaurant apart from the rest, and dining between 4-5pm allows guests to watch an unbelievable sunset whilst enjoying highly-acclaimed meals.

Address and Telephone: 2550 5th Ave. San Diego, CA +1 619-239-1377

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Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is elegant yet casual, allowing for a laid-back and classy eating experience. A night out with friends can be enjoyed in the V Lounge here which boasts a comfortable ambiance and live jazz music nightly. The V Lounge offers a full bar, including a wide selection of delectable wines as well as professionally made cocktails. In the dining room, a more high-end experience is enjoyed, with only the best food prepared and served to each individual guest. S

Address and telephone: 789 W Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA +1 619-615-0281

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McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks

Showing a great respect for tradition, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks serves authentic breakfasts, lunches and dinners daily. Conveniently located inside of the Omni Hotel, whilst also being across from the San Diego Convention Center and the Gas Lamp district, this restaurant is set in the perfect location. McCormick & Schmick’s makes guests feel like family from the moment they enter the door to the moment they leave, with warm staff and locally-inspired meals and wines.

Address and Telephone: 675 L St. San Diego, CA +1 619-645-6545

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Operacaffe

Just like their motto proclaims, Operacaffe operates “for the love of food.” The restaurant’s rustic brick décor as well as its unique and family-inspired menu sets the perfect, homely scene for a night out with loved ones.

Address and Telephone: 835 4th Ave. San Diego, CA +1 619-234-6538

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Ocean Room

A modern oyster bar and lounge, Ocean Room serves fresh food daily to the seafood fanatics of the West Coast. Speciality sushi, oyster shooters and the signature dish of seared ahi tuna emit mouth-watering aromas throughout the restaurant. Additionally, Ocean Room offers customers a full bar, complete with wine, beer, cider and mixed drinks.

Address and Telephone: 630 5th Ave. San Diego, CA +1 619-501-6550