Finding the best place to eat is sometimes hard, but finding the best romantic restaurant to take a special date can be a challenge. To narrow your search, here are five of the top restaurants in San Diego. They are all elegant with exquisite menu items, unequaled wine selections, and exceptional service.
From succulent freshly caught seafood to perfectly broiled aged steaks, the food at these restaurants will excite your taste buds. Decadent desserts, paired with their soul mate dessert wines will put the crowning touch on your meal.
To make a location truly romantic, the setting has to be just right. These restaurants are the ultimate choices for ambiance. With huge picture windows to take in breathtaking bay and ocean views, to intimate indoor dining by candlelight, to an elegant reminder of another era, your romantic dinner date will be unforgettable.
Mille Fleurs is romantic with delicious food
Mille Fleurs is a rare, precious gem in the arena of fine dining in Southern California. Expect exceptional personable service, delicious food, and a great wine selection.
The experience starts the minute that you walk in. Service here is seriously top-notch. Mille Fleurs has an old-world feel. It’s as if you’re eating in the country estate home of someone you know, a friend of the family.
6009 Paseo Delicias
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Flemming’s extraordinary food and wine
Flemming’s is a great place to bring a special date. It has great food, exceptional service, and a prime location in the Gaslamp Quarter.
The ribeye is juicy and flavorful, and the filet is so tender it melts in your mouth. Put it on some grilled asparagus,and top it off with a heaping mound of sweet, sweet crab meat. Then pour a wonderful bernaise sauce over it. Unforgettable.
8970 University Center Lane
La Jolla, CA 92122
Crab Catcher’s fresh lobster
Crab Catcher is classy, classic, and exactly what one would expect of an upscale beach restaurant. The view is breathtaking, and throughout our meal we were able to watch the sea lions swim around the cave. We were even entertained by a school of dolphins toward the end of our meal.
1298 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
Romantic ocean dining
The Chart House is perfect for a romantic date. It is right on the beach, and overlooks the ocean in beautiful Cardiff by the Sea, San Diego. The location, food, and service is second to none.
Try the blue cheese filet mignon, or the bacon wrapped salmon with a miso glaze. The prime rib is also amazing.
2588 South Coast Highway 101
Cardiff, CA 92007
Romantic Italian Restaurant
When you walk in you get transformed into what feels like the actual godfather movie. The lighting is set for a romantic feel. They knew how to do elegant back then.
Chef Isidoro Balistreri came to San Diego from his native town of Aspra, a small village just outside Palermo, Sicilly. The food tastes fresh and homemade.
The Godfather Restaurant
7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111