San Diego Restaurants with a View (Part 1)

San Diego Restaurants with Great Views!

With 70 miles of coastline, finding San Diego restaurants with a great view is like finding a needle in a stack of…needles. If you’re visiting any one of more than a dozen coastal towns in San Diego County or the city itself, you will have your choice of sweeping Pacific or ship-lined bay views.

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George’s at the Cove – Amazing View as You Dine

It would be a task worthy of Poseidon himself to improve upon the beauty of a San Diego coastal view.

Lucky for you more than a few restaurants are up to the challenge, with cuisine that nearly captures in taste what their waterfront or city-scape view offers in magnificence.

George’s at the Cove (La Jolla) features waterfront, rooftop drinks and dining, while downstairs George’s California Modern offers indoor, upscale elegance. The portions at George’s California Modern are what’s called “quaint” in real estate terms.

But you don’t come here for a full belly, you go for the ambience, plating that could be featured in an art gallery and impeccable service. The menu is seasonal and regular changes make recommendations difficult but it is nearly impossible to choose wrong.

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Enjoy spectacular food and views at The Marine Room

The Beach House (Cardiff by the Sea) offers you culinary delights and a beautiful ocean view no matter where you sit. You can dine on their outside patio where you’re literally steps away from the sand.

It’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset and hear the crashing waves along the shore. They serve a weekend champagne brunch, lunch and dinner, and offer a lively happy hour seven nights a week from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Tom Ham’s Lighthouse (San Diego) offers an updated menu and recent renovations which complement the classic early California design of the building.

You can dine on delicious entrees such as Pomegranate-glazed Pork belly with Fontina Polenta as you look out over the San Diego Bay and the city skyline.

The Marine Room (La Jolla) has been open for seventy years, serving celebrities, politicians and public figures alike. We recommend Lobster Night (Mondays, $50 p/p or $75 with wine pairings).

Any foodie worth their (sea) salt can find decent San Diego restaurants with a view. The real challenge is finding great food, a great view and a great deal.  We call these – Best View, Bottom Dollar. Stay tuned to our blog and find out where to find these deals in our next blog post!

By: Stephanie Dinnen

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