Reservations Accepted: A Guide to San Diego Fine Dining

Everyone loves tacos and relaxing by the beach, but San Diego also boasts a world-class fine dining scene. The concierge at Pacific Terrace hotel recommends these three restaurants where reservations are accepted and you’re sure to enjoy a meal you won’t soon forget.

George’s at the Cove

At this high-end spot—rated one of the World’s Top 10 Restaurants by Fodor’s Choice—the view of La Jolla Cove attempts to steal the spotlight from the imaginative menu of California cuisine by chef Trey Foshee. Dress to impress in the main dining room, or enjoy the more casual rooftop terrace. The emphasis here is on tasting menus, which invite you to discover fresh and local ingredients. From the Northern Halibut to the Orecchiette Pasta to the Dru-Aged Rohan Duck, you can’t go wrong at George’s at the Cove.

1250 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858-454-4244,

The Marine Room

Seafood and French fare complement the crashing waves against the windows of The Marine Room. Since 1941, this has been the spot to enjoy surfside sophistication by dining eye-level with the ocean at high tide. The first-rate menu by Executive Chef Bernard Guillas features everything from salmon to scallops, and rack of lamb to rubbed chicken. Don’t miss Main Lobster Night on Monday evenings or starting your day the gourmet way with the seasonal High Tide Breakfast.

2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, 858-459-7222,


Addison is the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star Restaurant in Southern California featuring Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef William Bradley who helms the kitchen with his artisanal approach to cooking contemporary French cuisine, prepared beautifully in creative ways.  And for all the wine lovers, the restaurant boasts nearly 3,600 selections of award-winning wine!

5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego, 858-314-1900,