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The Concierge Suggestions of Gaslamp Quarter Dining

American Cuisine

Café 21Farm to table concept with an American and international influences. 750 5th Avenue. $$

Gaslamp Union—Casual new American cuisine and craft beers are the specialties of this popular Gaslamp eatery. Located at 333 5th Avenue $$

Lou and Mickey’s—An American steaks, chops and seafood house featuring table side shaken martinis. Located at 224 5th Avenue.  $$$

Mary Janes—All American casual fare diner with a 1970’s styled ambiance.Located at 801 4th Avenue. $

Searsucker—San Diego’s “Top Chef” Brian Malarkey creates a dining experience with his American nouveau cuisine. Located at 611 5th Ave. $$$

Urban Bar & Grill—Classic all American bar and grill featuring anything from gourmet hamburgers to steak and seafood options. Located at 827 5th Ave. $$


McCormick & Schmick’s—Located within the Omni San Diego hotel, this well known seafood restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in a modern surrounding. $$

Blue Point—a classic seafood restaurant that features an oyster bar and a martini bar in the main dining room. Located at 565 Fifth Avenue $$$

Oceanaire—This beautifully appointed dining room, reminiscent of a 1930’s ocean liner features an excellent oyster bar with a wide selection of fresh seafood. Located at 400 J Street. $$$

OsetraCaviar, oysters, and a three story wine tower are featured in this progressive and innovative Seafood restaurant, featuring many local catches. Located at 904 5th Avenue. $$$

Watergrill—Enjoy classic seafood dishes as well as locally inspired creations from the extensive menu and raw bar at this popular downtown dining location. Located at 615 J Street. $$$

Tin Fish—This very casual seafood pub style diner specializes in fish & chips and offers take out counter service.  The restaurant is located at 170 6th Avenue. $


Asti—Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter this Northern Italian trattoria features pasta, veal, beef, and seafood. The restaurant offers both indoor and patio seating. Located at 728 5th Avenue. $$

Bice—a elegant and modern ambiance lead way to a contemporary Italian cuisine, featuring an extensive wine list and a very unique cheese bar with cheese stewards. Located at 425 Island Avenue. $$$

Chianti—The freshest ingredients are used to create the wonderful food of Tuscany. Casually elegant décor as well as patio dining only add to the great food. Located at 644 5th Avenue. $$

De Medici—Classic Italian restaurant serving fine pastas, seafood, veal, and beef. Many of the salads are prepared tableside with traditional service throughout the entire dining experience. Located at 815 5th Avenue. $$$

Panevino—Classic Tuscan Italian Osteria serving the best of Italian favorites. Located at 722 Fifth Avenue. $$


Donovan’s—Upscale and well appointed, this local classic steakhouse features the finest cuts of prime steaks, chops and seafood.  Located at 570 K Street. $$$

Greystone—A modern American steakhouse featuring the finest meats and seafood. The restaurant also features an impressive wine list and full bar. Located at 658 Fifth Avenue. $$$

Fleming’s—a highly regarded steakhouse features only the finest cuts of beef and the freshest seafood possible. Warm wood tones and leather booths add to the classic feel of this popular restaurant. Located at 380 K Street. $$$

Morton’s—Known for its USDA Prime aged beef and classic Seafood this famous steakhouse offers a classic American steak house dining experience. Located at 285 J Street  $$$

Fogo de Chao—Authentic Brazilian Steakhouse featuring fine cuts of beef, pork, lamb and chicken. It also has an elaborate salad bar and traditional side dishes to complement the meal. $$$


Nobu—Stylish and celebrity studded Sushi Restaurant located within the Hard Rock Hotel. Located at 207 5th Avenue $$$

Lucky Liu’s—A brand new Chinese restaurant featuring classic comforting dishes and hand-made dumplings/dim sum. 332 J Street $$

Taka—This locally owned Sushi bar is extremely authentic and features several Japanese dishes. Located at 555 Fifth Avenue. $$

Bang Bang—ultra modern sushi concept restaurant that turns into a club/lounge later in the evening. On the second floor.
Located at 526 Market Street. $$

Full Moon Sushi—In addition to sushi the restaurant also serves Japanese appetizers, salads, noodles, and assorted teriyaki prepared foods $$

Mexican and International

Bandar—Award winning Persian cuisine set in a beautifully modern ambiance. Located at 837 4th Avenue. $$

Café Chloe—a favorite for locals this French inspired restaurant features locally sourced cuisine and a seasonal menu. Located at 721 9th Ave. $$

Diwali—An upscale yet traditional Indian restaurant that features wonderful entrees, salads and appetizers as well as many flavorful curry dishes.  Located at 314 5th Avenue  $$
La Fiesta—This restaurant features wonderful authentic Mexican cuisine. With a fun ambiance and centrally located in the Gaslamp Quarter. Located at 628 5th Avenue $$

Don Chido—This restaurant is an authentic, stylish Mexican eatery that features regional and handcrafted Mexican cooking with a custom and locally created menu.  Located at 527 5th Avenue $$

Royal India—An authentic and award winning Northern Indian cuisine restaurant. Featuring vegetarian, chicken, lamb, and seafood curries. Located at 329 Market Street $$



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