San Diego Favorite Neighborhood Eats 2012

San Diego’s culinary scene is one of the best in Southern California. And even though we definitely offer some of the best, fish tacos aren’t the only delicacy this fine city offers its diners. No matter where you are in San Diego, you will more than likely find something to suit your cravings. Here is a list of some of the best neighborhood eats America’s finest city has to offer. Prices may be a little on the high side…but believe us, it is so worth it! So go ahead…indulge.

Searsucker Downtown

Ever seen TLC’s Mega Bites or Bravo’s Top Chef? If so, you may recognize the owners of this trendy Gaslamp eatery, Brian Malarkey. Expect to enjoy new twists on classic favorites, with daily changes to keep things exciting. Pair your meal perfectly with their selection of one of a kind wines from all over the world.



George’s at the Cove La Jolla

Nestled atop of one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, George’s at the Cover sits on Prospect Street in La Jolla overlooking the Pacific crashing below. There are three dining options at this venue. Chose from the California Modern, for the contemporary indoor restaurant and bar; the Ocean Terrace, for rooftop dining; or George’s Bar, for a more casual setting. Specializing in seafood, the menu offers fresh and local ingredients, for a memorable experience.



Cucina Urbana Midtown

Located in Banker’s Hill, this Italian eatery does not disappoint…ever. The decor sets the mood with a perfect mix of rustic farmhouse, modern kitchen and a little boho flair. This place is so cool that even some of the items found placed around the restaurant are for sale. As one of the more reasonably priced menus on this list, head to Cucina Urbana to enjoy delicious pizza, wine, or any of their other sensational choices.



Kitchen 1540 Del Mar

This award winning restaurant is located in the L’Auberge Del Mar, one of the most popular hotels in San Diego. The menu is playful, whimsical, and a reflection of our of the box thinking…according to Scott Dolbee, the kitchen’s very creative executive chef….but we think it’s just plain old delicious. Kitchen 1540’s unique open presentation kitchen, offering a truly unique dining experience.




Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab La Jolla

If you like steak or crab, then you are in luck…Truluck that is. Located in lovely La Jolla, this restaurant offers quite the selection. Delight in their fresh-catch seafood menu or select a tender, juicy steaks prepared to perfection. Sip on one of their 15 specially crafted martinis, or enjoy a glass of wine from their list that is updated weekly. Truluck is definitely one to keep in your radar.

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