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A Guide to the Best Date Spots in San Diego

Conversations begin on Bumble but they get even deeper IRL. When it’s time to move from direct messaging to direct eye contact, find a table for two. And to make it super easy, OpenTable and Bumble are teaming up to help you find the best date spots in your city.

Find a restaurant that fits your style, whether you want drinks on a patio or a special four-course meal, OpenTable can help you choose the cuisine, seating area, and even book unique experiences with nearby restaurants. Download the Bumble app to find your match, and check the list below to find your table.

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25 Restaurants
Updated October 25, 2021
Restaurants:Animae, Black Angus Steakhouse - Chula Vista, Brigantine at Portside Pier
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary Asian, Steakhouse, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Downtown / Gaslamp, Chula Vista / Bonita
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Animae

$$$$
Contemporary Asian
Downtown / Gaslamp
4.8
1437 reviews
Quite an experience but go when you have lots of excess money....highly recommend.

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Black Angus Steakhouse - Chula Vista

$$$$
Steakhouse
Chula Vista / Bonita
4.6
1332 reviews
Our server was new, she was fabulous, funny and patient. Loved her!

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Brigantine at Portside Pier

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown / Gaslamp
4.6
2335 reviews
Everyone one enjoyed their food but me. I ordered the macadamia crusted Mahi Mahi it was awful risotto was gummy , the fish looked like a soggy frozen fish stick. I know I should of ordered anything else looking at my friends lobster tacos and coconut shrimp. Not sure why you would keep this awful dish on the menu. Have you seen it lately compared to your other menu items. The restaurant is lovely and service was great. But this menu item needs to go away!!!

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Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
El Cajon / Lakeside
4.3
972 reviews
My server Lukas was wonderful and very attentive. Would recommend to everyone!

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C-Level

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown / Gaslamp
4.7
2464 reviews
My birthday dinner. Got there late because lights by the freeway were not working (this unexpected traffic). Luckily my friends were there already to hold the reservation I had made. Stayed until restaurant was closed (sorry!!)… but even though we were the last ones, our server offered us coffee, brought me a giant slice of ice cream cake with a candle, and didn’t rush us out the door. We love C-Level and will be back!

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Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery

$$$$
Californian
Temecula
4.1
1413 reviews
As always, an enjoyable evening! Food was very tasty. Loved our server. Glad we were sitting back further from the band because the sound was WAY TOO LOUD. We even needed to dance off to the side for the same reason. Bring earplugs.

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Cesarina

$$$$
Italian
Ocean Beach
4.9
2979 reviews
Excellent as always. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding.

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Ember & Rye

$$$$
Steakhouse
Carlsbad
4.6
755 reviews
Our server Matt was great! We felt very well taken care of!

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Herb & Sea

$$$$
Californian
Encinitas
4.6
1553 reviews
Food was delicious, definitely go for the octopus! Incredible drinks, but I’d pass on the linguine- it was underwhelming, not bad but not as good as some of the other entrees our table enjoyed. Overall great, our servers were amazing!

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Javier's - La Jolla

$$$$
Mexican
La Jolla
4.7
2055 reviews
It was great

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Jeune et Jolie

$$$$
Contemporary French
Carlsbad
4.9
2433 reviews
Wow… the food, service and ambiance were phenomenal.

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King's Fish House - Carlsbad

$$$$
Seafood
Carlsbad
4.6
2700 reviews
Great Fish

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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

$$$$
Seafood
Cardiff By The Sea
4.7
6340 reviews
Fun and beautiful spot, professionally run with excellent food.

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Prime Cut Steakhouse - Jamul Casino San Diego

$$$$
Steakhouse
Jamul
4.6
1095 reviews
Paris our server was absolutely amazing, she greeted us with a smile and made us feel right at home. We couldn’t have asked for a better server. She made sure to check on us often and make sure we had everything we needed/wanted. They had a lounge singer who was phenomenal and the atmosphere was beautiful. I will definitely be coming back again soon.

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SEA180 Coastal Tavern

$$$$
Seafood
Imperial Beach
4.5
2626 reviews
Amazing experience the service is out of this world and the food is good

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STK- San Diego

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / Gaslamp
4.5
2045 reviews
Went for my anniversary and had such an amazing experience! Server had great knowledge of menu and recommended us great appetizers and entrée. Pricey but well worth it.

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Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens

$$$$
Organic
Escondido
4.4
6040 reviews
Nathan checked on us a lot and was very informative about the menu.

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Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station

$$$$
Bistro
Point Loma
4.4
1719 reviews
A side dish with street tacos would’ve been a nice addition. Tables jammed into a corner so not ideal seating this time..

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The Restaurant at Ponte

$$$$
Californian
Temecula
4.7
2876 reviews
Always great food. I would highly recommend this restaurant atPonte .

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The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

$$$$
American
La Jolla
4.3
1938 reviews
Was perfect view. Food was good. Service was fantastic!

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The Veranda Restaurant

$$$$
Californian
Fallbrook
4.9
1035 reviews
As always a fabulous experience. My husbands first time. He was very impressed with everything, the food, wait staff and view.

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The Vineyard Rose at South Coast Winery

$$$$
Californian
Temecula
4.5
3543 reviews
Our server was superb! He steered us toward the best cocktails and was attentive and humorous.

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The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- La Jolla

$$$$
Seafood
La Jolla
4.7
982 reviews
Wow...what a great dining experience! Our group of 12 showed up an hour early...the staff was able to seat us right away. Our server was the best!!! He offered up great recommendation and was extremely attentive. We couldn't ask for a better server! The drinks were fantastic...cheers to the bartender & staff/m! The food was awesome. We had one person in our group with fish allergies. The chef cooked her meal separately...even made a fish free sauce. We were blown away! I highly, highly recommend the Winery in La Jolla!!!

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Valentina

$$$$
Contemporary European
Encinitas
4.7
1044 reviews
Once again Valentina has proven to be a hidden gem in North County San Diego. Its Encinitas location is somewhat low key, but the place, food and service are one of a kind. Great French-Spanish dishes, with a creative touch. Really enjoyable!

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Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

$$$$
Californian
Poway / Rancho Bernardo
4.5
2013 reviews
We were celebrating our daughter and childhood friends high school graduation. Our server was so attentive, he filled our waters many times without asking, brought refilled drinks without asking, he was friendly and pleasant! It was so nice to have that level of service and attention given how many bad experiences we have had at other restaurants since Covid. I wish I remembered our servers name but he was awesome!!! Food was good, atmosphere was wonderful!

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