San Diego Restaurant Week brings foodies worldwide to the city every April for a culinary tour through the diverse and thriving food culture of America’s Finest City. You’re sure to find the ideal place to satisfy your cravings, with more than 90 participating restaurants offering a prix-fixe menu throughout San Diego County. We have vacation rental condominiums and homes available for your stay during San Diego Restaurant Week that is near the city’s best restaurants, as well as the beach and the bustling downtown area. Wherever you want to stay on your San Diego vacation, we have you covered.
If you’ve never been to San Diego Restaurant Week, you’ve been missing out. Restaurant week is a celebration that highlights the city’s growing culinary world. San Diego has a unique food culture, and the ideal weather makes patio and outdoor dining a common occurrence during most of the year. The more than 90 participating restaurants span San Diego County, from East County to the South Bay and to Oceanside and Fallbrook to the north.
A Week of Sun, Fun, and Food
There is no better spot for outdoor dining than sunny San Diego. In recent years, expanded service has included curbside dining, so there’s even more space than before to enjoy a delectable meal or tasty bits in the sun during the day or under the stars at night.
The prix-fixe menus during San Diego Restaurant Week come in three courses and are priced at $20, $30, $40, $50, or $60 per person, depending on your choices. A two-course prix-fixe menu is available for $10, $15, $20 or $25 per person. While the prix-fixe menu is recommended during Restaurant Week, you don’t have to order off it in many instances. Several restaurants will have their regular menu available as well. We recommend that foodies try the prix-fixe menu since it is designed specifically for the event – and that’s what everyone will be talking about. But … you should be able to order off the regular menu, too. If it is not noted on their website, you can ask when you make your reservation or when you arrive at the restaurant.
No tickets, passes, or coupons are needed for this tasty event. Instead, foodies visit their favorite participating restaurants during the week to enjoy special menus that showcase each establishment’s flavors and vibe. The best part is you can tailor the event to your likes and tastes. A complete list of restaurants is available online before the event. San Diego Restaurant Week allows foodies to view all the menus online before the event, determine what looks best, and decide which restaurants to include on their personalized tour.
Make Plans to Attend Restaurant Week
There are no tickets needed, but you’ll want to pinpoint your favorite restaurants in advance of the event and call them to make reservations for the date and time you’d like to dine there. It’s a busy week, and some of the best restaurants can fill up fast, so it’s best to plan where you want to go ahead of time. Reservations for San Diego Restaurant Week are best made online through each participating restaurant, or you can call them directly.
San Diego Restaurant Week encompasses all of San Diego County, so it’s the perfect opportunity to try a little bit of everything. The city’s many neighborhoods offer a variety of tastes, from sweet to spicy. Sample restaurants near Balboa Park downtown, or see what Barrio Logan provides. You can eat at several great restaurants near Banker’s Hill or see what’s cooking in Bay Park. From the fanciest restaurants in the city to ma-and-pa favorites, food specials run the gamut – there’s American, Argentine, Asian, Cajun, Chinese, Creole, Cuban, French, Greek, Hawaiian, Irish, Italian, Mexican, Persian, Peruvian, seafood, South African, Spanish, steaks, sushi, Thai, Vegan and Vegetarian choices.
Restaurant Week is also offered during brunch, lunch, and dinner – so you can try something new at every meal! The largest selection is dinner, but there’s a terrific amount of lunch and brunch spots that are worth a closer look.
2022 Participating Restaurants
San Diego Restaurant Week participants vary from year to year, but many familiar favorites return annually. Here is a running list of this year’s participants. Check back for updates as we get closer to the event! The San Diego Restaurant Week 2022 lineup currently includes:
- 20|Twenty (Carlsbad) – American, seafood, steaks, Vegan, Vegetarian
- Allegro (Little Italy) – Italian, seafood
- Antica Trattoria (East County) – Italian
- Bandar Restaurant (Gaslamp Quarter) – Mediterranean, Persian
- Brujas LLC dba Tahona Bar (Old Town) – Mexican
- Butcher Shop Steakhouse (Kearny Mesa) – American, seafood, steaks
- Butcher’s Cut (Gaslamp Quarter) – American, seafood, steaks
- Café Coyote (Old Town) – Mexican
- Café Sevilla (Gaslamp Quarter) – Spanish, seafood
- Carte-Blanche (Oceanside) – French, Mexican
- Chart-House-Cardiff (North Coastal County) – seafood, steaks
- City Experiences (Downtown) – American
- Coaster Saloon (Mission Bay) – American
- Coasterra (Harbor Island) – Mexican
- Cori Pastificio Trattoria (North Park) – Italian
- Covewood (Mission Bay) – American, seafood, steaks
- Crest Café (Hillcrest) – American, Continental
- Del’s Hideout (Mission Valley) – American
- Donna Jean (Banker’s Hill/Hillcrest) – Mediterranean, Vegan
- Duke’s La Jolla (La Jolla) – American, Hawaiian, seafood, steaks
- Flora (Carmel Valley) – Italian
- George’s at the Cove (La Jolla) – American, seafood, Vegan, Vegetarian
- Giardino (East County) – Italian, seafood
- Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar (Mission Hills) – American, seafood, steaks
- Island Prime (Harbor Island) – American, seafood
- La Gran Terraza (Mission Bay) – Mediterranean
- Labonnetable (Hillcrest) – French
- Nine-Ten Restaurant (La Jolla) – American
- Oceana Coastal Kitchen (Mission Bay) – American, seafood, sushi
- One Door North (North Park) – American
- Pachamama (Normal Heights) – Asian, Peruvian
- Pamplemousse Grille (Del Mar) – French, Fusion
- Panini Kabob Grill (Carlsbad/Del Mar/Mission Valley) – Mediterranean
- Park Hyatt Aviara (Carlsbad) – Mexican, seafood
- Peohe’s (Coronado) – seafood, steaks
- Pioneer BBQ (La Mesa) – American
- Puerto La Boca Argentinian Restaurant (Little Italy) – Argentine, Italian, steaks
- Rei-Do-Gado Brazilian Steakhouse (Gaslamp Quarter) – Continental, seafood, steaks
- Sea180 Coastal Tavern (South Bay) – seafood
- Solare Ristorante (Point Loma) – Italian, seafood, steaks, Vegetarian
- Soleluna (Balboa Park) – Italian, Mediterranean, seafood, Vegan, Vegetarian
- Terra American Bistro (East County) – American, steaks, Vegan
- The Field Irish Pub (Gaslamp Quarter) – Irish
- The Grill at Torrey Pines (La Jolla) – American, steaks, seafood
- The Olive Café (Mission Bay) – American
- The Prado at Balboa Park (Balboa Park) – American
- The Smoking Goat (North Park) – French
- Tom Ham’s Lighthouse (Harbor Island) – American, seafood, steaks
- Vintana (North County) – American
San Diego Restaurant Week Vacation Rentals
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