San Diego Tourist Guide

San Diego Gaslamp Restaurants

We feature the most comprehensive list of the best restaurants in the San Diego Gaslamp District. The list includes all restaurant cuisines including casual, upscale and fancy dining. If you want a type of food or style of dining, use this list of categories.

Gaslamp Restaurants in San Diego


Whether you're looking for a night out or the perfect venue for a special event, Donovan's Circle of Fifths is the place for live music with a little something different every night; from dueling pianos, jazz to country and classical to rock. Pair this with a great conversation, fine dining and the best drinks in town and it's as close as you�ll get to a great-night-out-guarantee. An experience of nightly live music, dining excellence and quality above all; an experience unlike anything else you�ll find in San Diego.

  • Café 21
  • 750 Fifth Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101map
  • 619 795-0721

Café 21 is a full-service eatery, with Azerbaiijan roots, where you�ll encounter a unique approach to a gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide our neighbors with an exotic and flavorful experience with our signature home made bread sandwiches, fresh organic salads, hearty breakfasts, and wide selection of organic coffees, teas, and much more. Our heart and soul is invested into creating the most satisfying dishes from the finest ingredients straight from the earth.

Red Circle is the elite dining, lounge and nightclub hot spot of the Gaslamp District. With its alluring atmosphere, Red Circle distinguishes itself with a unique scene that is unmatched by any other club in the Gaslamp. This upscale ultra lounge with its seductive, candlelit setting rivals the big city lounges of NYC, Chicago and LA. Experience the true meaning of satisfaction with an exceptional menu that is second to none- featuring indulgences such as Bacon Wrapped Asparagus, Pink Vodka Seafood Pasta and Red Circle's signature steak. A superlative staff, internationally renowned DJs, and top live entertainment create a truly rare experience that can only be found at Red Circle.

We are located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. We occupy two floors of the beautifully restored 125 year old historic "Old City Hall" building. We have a capacity of 500 people. We feature live entertainment nightly and have one of San Diego's most creative contemporary thought out menu's. World class dining at one of San Diego's most popular restaurants. Make your party a special event with our professional catering services.

The Fleetwood is a neighborhood lounge, bar and restaurant located across from Petco Park in the heart of San Diego's East Village. It serves comfort food in a comfortable setting. Dine at communal tables, on cozy leather sofas or select a private table inside or on the heated outdoor patios. Everything on the menu is made in-house, the old fashioned way, and offers childhood favorites prepared with a grown-up approach by gourmet chefs. And watch your favorite teams on one of the nine Plasma TVs or one of the 10'x10' high-def screens during the weekend champagne brunch.

Enjoy the Taka Restaurant - Best Japanese cuisine in the historic Gaslamp Quarter's in San Diego. Come discover a new way to eat sushi. Taka also offers an exciting selection of American foods served in the Japanese style. Taka is well known for its outstanding Sushi and Sashimi creations.

Nobu San Diego, launched in November 2007, is yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes, such as Black Cod with Miso and Yellowtail Jalapeno. The restaurant which is nestled in the perennially hip and centrally located Hard Rock Hotel also features unique creations by Executive Chef David Meade and Head Sushi Chef Noriyoshi Teruya who have honed their skills in Nobu Miami, Milan and New York. Nobu San Diego delivers equally on food, impeccable service and ambiance that is sophisticated yet lively.

Tim and Liza Goodell had long sought the perfect location for their second Red Pearl Kitchen, and they found it in the heart of the Historic Gas Lamp District of San Diego. Their original Red Pearl Kitchen was a mainstay of the Huntington Beach dining scene for years and like the Orange County location, the new San Diego restaurant combines authentic Chinese/East Asian recipes with a hip, contemporary bar scene.

The tradition began in 1991 when Brothers Carlo and Antonio Giovannini opened Trattoria La Strada, utilizing their collective knowledge of running exclusive fine dining restaurants. They combined fifty years of experience to design an elegant and upscale interior and to develop an authentic Tuscan restaurant. Trattoria La Strada has, since its origin been identified as the finest authentic Italian restaurant in the Gaslamp District of San Diego.

The original Acqua Al 2 came to life in Florence in 1978. Over the past 31 years the restaurant has become an intimately loved dining establishment by world travelers, local Florentines, and international celebrities. We bring to San Diego the creative Tuscan cuisine and warm hospitality that has made the restaurant famous. Acqua Al 2, in San Diego, uses exactly the same menu as the original restaurant. The Executive Chef, from Florence, spent seven months in San Diego training the staff in the recipes and techniques. The owner, Martin Gonzalez, also spent a year working in the kitchen in Italy. We invite you to sample our authentic cuisine right here in San Diego.

Since 1994, Asti Ristorante offers an Italian fine dining experience in the heart of the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter . Asti is rated by Zagat Survey 2009. Professional service, elegant interiors, excting outdoor patio and outstanding Italian cuisine, garantee a memorable dining experience. Looking for a an Italian restaurant in San Diego Downtown to impress your guests? Asti is a perfect venue for your group. Contact one of our event planners or request a quote for a custom made pre-set menu.

Serves authentic Italian cuisine with a Mediterranean accent and a Tuscan flair. Our menu consists of delightful seafood, steaks, pasta and a full bar. Diners can enjoy dishes made from scratch, containing the freshest handpicked ingredients in a setting of contemporary decor, fresh flowers and candlelight. Patio and window seat dining is also available as well as private accommodations for parties. Chianti's experienced wait staff will make any occasion one to remember. Our refined yet relaxing atmosphere is perfect for both family and corporate dining

Come share a timeless experience of absolute divine culinary enjoyment and capture the essence of our true hospitality. We are respectively located in the heart of San Diego rightfully known as the Gaslamp District. Come share a timeless experience of absolute divine culinary enjoyment and capture the essence of our true hospitality. We are respectively located in the heart of San Diego rightfully known as the Gaslamp District.

The Old Spaghetti Factory has banquet rooms which are perfect for occasions like birthday parties, anniversaries, team sports events, company meetings, club gatherings, etc. We offer delicious food, unique surroundings and unbeatable prices. Our banquet rooms accommodate an intimate gathering of 25 up to a large party of 75 or more.

Osteria Panevino's prime location in the heart of San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter is just minutes from the Convention Center and most major hotels. Spacious dining room features some of San Diego's most highly acclaimed Italain cuisine and the casual atmosphere of an Tuscan osteria. Complementing Osteria Panevino's cuisine is an award-winning collection of domestic and Italian wines.

Welcome to The Merk Bistro Italiano. Located in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp district, The Merk offers a selection of fine Italian dishes prepared daily from scratch, and infused with a California Twist. The artistic design and ambiance of The Merk, combined with outstanding service offers our patrons the finest Italian dining experience in the Gaslamp District.

Bandar is a "port" of Persian Perfection". Behrooz Farahani has raised Persian dining to new heights with authentic marinades for his signature beef, lamb, chicken, and fish entrees. Behrooz is committed to serving only the finest meats, and insists on personally choosing each cut that is served in his restaurants. Now in its tenth year, Bandar has garnered hundreds of excellent reviews and awards, and its no surprise that it has become known as Southern California's most elegant Persian restaurant.

Rama Restaurant offers its guests a sensual trip through Thailand with amazing fine Thai cuisine and gorgeous works of art. Our museum-like setting and decor complement a stunning art collection and architecture, creating an exotic atmosphere designed to enhance your enjoyment of the fine Thai cuisine. It's a true Thai feast for all the senses, complete with tantalizing music. Rama Restaurant is known as one of the largest and most elegantly decorated Thai restaurants, with the best in fine Thai dining.

Royal Thai Cuisine offers you exquisite Thai dining with it's delicious flavors and exotic atmosphere. We serve each of you as if you were the Royal family. We were honored with serving the Queen and the Princess of Thailand, as well as many member of Royal Thai family; along with thousand of loyal California patrons. Come, be our guest; sit and enjoy the quiet tranquility of the Thai culture, sample our dishes and experience the taste of Thailand.

La Fiesta features authentic Mexican cuisine with Latin influences. The vibrant and festive décor capture the fascinating heritage of Mexico. Our Executive Chef has put together a vast selection of authentic regional dishes that have been passed along by word-of-mouth from past generations. La Fiesta has a collection of tempting specialty margaritas and over 50 different tequilas offered daily. La Fiesta adds a new flavor to the Gaslamp Quarter.

The superb cuisine, fabulous mixture of music and cocktails and an exhilarating atmosphere is the formula to a memorable night in historic Gaslamp District of San Diego. The Las Hadas Bar and Grill will cultivate the American culture to that of Latin America through music, food, and entertainment. Savor the delicious fresh flavors of seafood and steaks with world class service. Satisfy your craving at the hottest place in town combining a perfect blend of, "Spice An Ice." Join us at San Diego's finest Latin Bistro for dinner

Step in and see why Ocean room is quickly becoming a destination for seafood lovers. Instantly, your senses will be awakened by our contemporary interior and exhibition style kitchen. From comfortable booth seating for up to 6, Brazilian blue marble counter-tops, fiber-optic lighting, and custom wood flooring, to the brilliance of the stainless steel "Kettle Steamers", oyster display, and aromas from fresh dishes being created our ambiance sets the stage for an exceptional dining experience.

The best independently-owned seafood restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego. A premiere destination for fresh, gourmet seafood, aged meats, and handmade pastas from the culinary traditions of Europe, America, and the Pacific Rim. Also, featured fresh oysters, caviars and an ice bar with an extensive selection of vodka. Whether it�s for a world class dining experience, or a lounge to unwind and meet the elite of San Diego, Osetra & E5 lounge is on the top of the list for the discerning client.

Our buckets now come with choices ranging from slipper lobster tail, shrimp, and snow crab to Alaskan King Crab, all prepared Baja style. Buckets come with other taste-tempting ingredients such as grilled marinated carne asada and chicken to crispy tacos. The Original Baja Bucket® comes overflowing to your table with Baja style slipper lobster tails and shrimp along with grilled carne asada and chicken.

As sleek as a 1930's ocean liner, the Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world. Our knowledgeable staff will delight you with exceptional service � guiding you through the wide variety of items on our menu and helping you select the perfect wine to complement your meal. You'll find out why the Oceanaire has been voted one of the best seafood restaurants in the country. The Oceanaire Seafood Room. Where exceptional seafood meets exceptional service.

There are restaurants�and then there is The Tin Fish. More than a dining experience, The Tin Fish welcomes you in and treats you as if you are our only customer. We want you to relax and make yourself at home while enjoying our superb seafood. We serve only the freshest seafood, caught and brought in daily from San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, Alaska and Boston. Whether you�re craving our crab cakes, are a fan of our famous fish taco or a connoisseur of seafood cuisine, The Tin Fish has one goal in mind: to make you happy.

Located in the Omni Hotel, McCormick & Schmick�s Seafood Restaurant brings fresh seafood dining to San Diego, CA. Our restaurant is connected via skybridge to the new Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and is perfect for catching a meal before or after the game. We are also conveniently located directly across from the San Diego Convention Center and the historic Gas Lamp District. Come join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our menu features the freshest selection of seafood offered in San Diego. The "Fresh List" changes daily and includes catches from around the globe.

Donovan's sets the standard of fine dining excellence. A classic steakhouse. A stylish, lively atmosphere. Cordially friendly. We like to think of Donovan's as your own special place. A place where you can celebrate with friends, family and associates. USDA Prime Steaks reign supreme. Delectable market seafood for those non-steak moments. Mouth-watering steakhouse fare. A depth of wine variety that has earned the prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.

Greystone is an independently owned and operated steakhouse located in the heart of downtown San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter. We feature aged meat, seafood and pasta with influences form the culinary traditions of Europe, America and the Pacific Rim. To complement our cuisine, Greystone also features an award-winning wine list. Our spacious, multi-level floor plan features a classic yet contemporary decor and a relaxed cosmopolitan ambiance perfect for entertaining.

The Churrasco, Brazilian barbeque is a traditional feast that has been celebrated in Brazil for centuries. The origin of feast is from the southern regions of Brazil called Rio Grande do Sul where most meat productions are from. The Gauchos, Brazilian cowboys, usually cook the meats with skewers slowly roasting in the heat. All the meats were marinated with simple seasoning and served with salads, Brazilian rice and beans. The best-roasted meats were shared around to each family.

  • Rendezvous Cafe Bar & Bistro
  • 587 J Street
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 546-5060
  • Revolver
  • 755 5th Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 756-7678
  • Stingaree Restaurant & Nightclub
  • 454 6th Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 544-9500
  • Croce's Restaurant & Jazz Bar
  • 802 5th Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 233-4355
  • Katsu Sushi & Japanese Cuisine
  • 895 4th Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 696-8810
  • Kiyo's Japanese Restaurant
  • 531 F Street
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 238-1726
  • Sushi Bar Nippon
  • 532 4th Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 544-9779
  • Bella Luna
  • 748 5th Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 239-3222
  • Bice Ristorante
  • 425 Island Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 239-2423
  • Operacaffe
  • 835 4th Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 234-6538
  • Trattoria La Bocca
  • 515 5th Ave
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 232-3352
  • Tabule International Cuisine
  • 535 4th Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 238-0048
  • Chopahn Authentic Afghan Cuisine
  • 750 6th Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 236-9236
  • Masala - Spices of India
  • 314 5th Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 232-5050
  • Monsoon - Fine Cuisine of India
  • 729 4th Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 234-5555
  • Royal India Exquisite Restaurant & Lounge
  • 329 Market Street
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 269-9999
  • Sadaf Restaurant - Persian Cuisine
  • 828 5th Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 338-0008
  • Star of India Restaurant
  • 423 F Street
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 234-8000
  • Fred's Mexican Cafe
  • 527 5th Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 232-8226
  • Funky Garcia's Mexican Eatery and Bar
  • 421 Market Street
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 233-8659
  • La Puerta
  • 560 4th Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 696-3466
  • Los Panchos de Charly
  • 431 E Street
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 237-1320
  • The Palm San Diego
  • 615 J Street
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 702-6500
  • Lou & Mickey's
  • 224 Fifth Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 237-4900
  • Gaslamp Strip Club
  • 340 5th Avenue
  • San Diego CA, 92101
  • 619 231-3140

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