There is an extensive selection of romantic San Diego restaurants to choose from. Some romantic restaurants will offer ocean view dining, while others are located inland. These restaurants create a special ambiance that allows you and the one you love to relax, leave your worries behind, and enjoy each other's company.
After reading through the list of restaurants, be sure to vote for the one you think is the most romantic San Diego restaurant. If you don't see your top pick on the list, please take time add it to the poll.
Bertrand at Mister A's
Address: 2550 Fifth Avenue - 12th Floor, San Diego, CA 92105
Telephone: (619) 239-1377
Take the elevator to the top floor and feel as if you are top of the world. You will be amazed at the panoramic city views at this romantic San Diego restaurant. The outdoor balcony wraps around 3 sides of the building. The casual elegance, gourmet food, and great service lets you relax and concentrate on each other.
Dinner entrees range from $26 to $45 and do not include soup or salad. They do offer less expensive patio dining. Another option is to enjoy a cocktail at the bar.
George's Outdoor Terrace Bistro
Address: 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Telephone: (858) 454-4244
Overlooking La Jolla Cove, George's Outdoor Dining Bistro has the spectacular ocean view dining. It's the best place to watch the sun sink slowly into the Pacific Ocean. Make reservations for a table near the water and time it so you'll be dining while the sun sets.
Dinner entrees range from $14-$20 and do not include soup or salad. They do have a more expensive and formal indoor restaurant, but you can't beat the outdoor dining for romantic value. This is one of the top San Diego romantic restaurants.
Address: 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
Telephone: (855) 238-9058
The unique thing about the Marine Room is that the ocean is right outside the window. During high tide the water is just inches from the glass. It's a fantastic ocean view. The atmosphere is casually elegant and perfect for romantic conversation. There's often live music on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Dinner entrees range from $29-$39 and do not include soup or salad. They also serve lunch and Sunday brunch at this romantic San Diego restaurant.
The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant
Address: 901 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
(in the Gaslamp Plaza Suites Hotel)
Telephone: (619) 234-5554
Melt someone's heart with a dip into the Melting Pot. With a unique and interactive dining experience, an evening at this Gaslamp fondue spot is sure to stir things up in the romance department. Enjoy creamy cheese fondues, fresh salads, fondue-style entrees, and delectable chocolate fondues. Make sure you ask for Lovers Lane seating when making your reservation. One of my favorite romantic San Diego restaurants!
Prado Restaurant at Balboa Park
Address: 1549 El Prado Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
There's a magical atmosphere at Prado Restaurant. Take a stroll around the area where the restaurant is located to enjoy the beautiful Spanish Colonial architecture, water fountains, and lovely landscaping. Inside the restaurant you find a classic Spanish feel mixed with colorful accents such as the blown glass sculptures and unique chandeliers. If you dine indoors, request the more intimate Courtyard room where candlelight dining is at its best. The lights and gardens around the patio create a romantic setting for outdoor dining making this one of the best San Diego romantic restaurants.
Dinner entrees range from $14.95-$31.95 and salad or soup is not included. Most entrees are in the low twenty dollar range.
Address #1: 2929 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
Telephone: (619) 294-2132
Address #2: 1430 Union St., San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 234-7001
The original location on Fifth Avenue is a small charming setting where you can share a dessert indoors or outside on the intimate patio. This is the more romantic location. However, the location on Union serves meals in addition to delicious desserts.