Looking for Good Mid-to High End Restaurants in San Diego
This could be any type of food, just nothing too touristy please.
I agree - I cut and pasted this from a recent response I sent to someone who asked for restaurants in San Diego. None of these are touristy:
Sushi Ota or Ono Sushi are good for sushi - I also like Japengo's sushi, though the atmosphere is a little overbearing.
For fine dining, I'd recommend Market, 1500 Ocean, Jack's La Jolla, Parallel 33, the Wine Sellar Brasserie, Tapenade, 910, and JRDN.
For more "bistro" style dining - I'd suggest the Linkery, Jayne's Gastropub, Modus, Cafe Chloe, and Vagabond - but only if you like mussels. It's the only thing I've had there that I liked - but they were fantastic.
For quick service cafes/bakeries - Bread and Cie, Extraordinary Desserts, Con Pane, the Pannikin, and Cafe Zinc are favorites of mine.
I have links to most of these places on my blog at www.aliceqfoodie.com, or you can just Google the name and San Diego and come up with a website or address for most of them.
Good luck and have fun!
ill second ono, chloe, parallel, market and i hear only good things from others in the industry about 1500 ocean...
Market-far and away our favorite place in the entire county. It's on Via de la Valle, about a mile east of I-5