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Dec 4, 2010 02:57 PM

Most Romantic Restaurant(s) in San Diego

I am meeting my boyfriend in San Diego after a 4 month absence. We only have 3 days and I want to make the absolute most of it! Recommendations for romantic lunch and dinner would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. Romantic is so subjective but the Marine Room in La Jolla wins almost every year for 'best romantic' restaurant..dinner and happy hour.

    Do you have a place already booked in SD?
    There are some great 4-5* resorts on expedia on last minute deals.

    George's at the Cove on the ocean terrace in LJ.
    Manhattan's for dinner is dark and old school with great food and service.
    Mille Fleurs in Rancho Santa Fe, Inn at RSF and Jakes Del Mar.


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    1. re: Beach Chick

      2nd for Marine room even though the food was horrible when I went (overcooked and/or way too salty). Really all you're paying for here is being right on top of the ocean in terms of view.

      If you get into Addison while there is still daylight, it has an extremely majestic view (not of the ocean though), and the food is probably the best in San Diego. If that's out of your price range. Amaya offers a similar experience to Addison and is more in the price range of Marine Room (and has better food).

      Marine Room Restaurant
      2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

    2. Romantic?

      Addison, hands down.

        1. re: steveprez

          Sky Room is very nice, but I imagine room service at La Valencia might be even better ;-)

          1. re: Ewilensky

            Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more.......

        2. A cabanna at Kitchen 1540 in Del Mar at sunset could also be a contender

          1. The Bali hai at Shelter Island. Candelas in Coronado ,and most importantly, your kitchen. Just light some candles!