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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in San Diego

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Updated February 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in San Diego? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Eddie V's - La Jolla restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5092)
$50 and over
Seafood
La Jolla
About the restaurant
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks broiled to perfection. The restaurant's award-wining wine list, which has been recognized by Wine Spectator, has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V's very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic creative cocktails and enjoy signature appetizers.
Top review
TCMcDvip
Dined 6 days ago
For a fine dining experience, Eddie V’s is a must stop in La Jolla. Ambiance is wonderful. Food and staff were amazing. You won’t be disappointed. We were there for our anniversary and it was a perfect evening.
A photo of Poseidon restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5146)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Del Mar
About the restaurant
The minute you walk into Poseidon, you’ll be swept by the fabulous view. You couldn’t be closer to the sand and the beach than sitting at Poseidon on their beautiful outdoor patio. With such a spectacular ocean view, you’ll experience breathtaking sunsets and during the right season even catch a glimpse of the whales migrating up or down the coast. The bar offers a large circular firepit, which is nice on those chilly fall or winter nights. Off to the side of the bar is a split level dining room offering every table a panoramic view of the beach and the ocean. For decades, Poseidon has delighted both local San Diegans and the tourists that love the beach.
Top review
dmdinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Poseidon has an incomparable location, literally on the beach in Del Mar; and the staff is wonderful. They have excellent service, and most dishes are delicious, especially the fresh fish. The one dish that could be re-thought: fried calamari. Rather than the typical light batter on slices of calamari, you get only slices of a thicker part but alas it's tough and a bit too spicy with the batter and sauces.
A photo of Topsail at Portside Pier restaurant
4.7
4.7 (113)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
San Diego's most iconic waterfront property features Topsail, a luxury lounge on the rooftop at Portside Pier! Indulge in fresh seafood, craft cocktails, and small plates while relaxing fireside above the water!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 17, 2024
Great food and drinks. Very casual with a great view.
A photo of Tom Hams Lighthouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (6331)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse was built in 1971 by a man who was not afraid to put his name on his product. Rooted in warm welcomes & excellent food, Tom Ham made his lifelong dream a reality. Tom Ham’s Lighthouse is the only restaurant in the US to have a USCG operated & maintained Lighthouse attached to it. You can locate us on any modern nautical map as Beacon #9. Featuring a 100% responsibly resourced seafood menu & award winning Sunday Champagne Brunch, we are a must when it comes to the San Diego food scene. The dining room, purposely shaped like the state of California, allows for groups as grand as 50 yet private enough for a couple’s night out. Holiday brunches have been long time family traditions for many San Diegans. Start your family’s tradition this next holiday. With the best views of the Downtown City Skyline, Coronado & San Diego Bay, Tom Ham's is & remains a San Diego tradition in dining excellence since 1971.
Top review
Tracey
Dined 4 days ago
Our favorite place to eat in San Diego. Food is always excellent, staff is fantastic and you can't beat the views.
A photo of Pinnacle Restaurant - Falkner Winery restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1244)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Temecula
About the restaurant
WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS!!
We would like to welcome you to the Pinnacle Restaurant!
Come enjoy a delicious lunch and amazing views.

Located in beautiful Temecula Valley Wine Country, The Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery offers breathtaking panoramic views from its hilltop setting. Dine indoors in their glass enclosed dining room overlooking the vineyard. Experience the great American-Mediterranean Style cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Edgar Betancourth and the high-quality, award-winning Falkner wines.

NOTE: If you need to make a reservation for a party larger than 6 people, please call the restaurant at 951-676-8231 Option 4.

Top review
BarbaraL
Dined on Feb 19, 2024
Great restaurant, which is part of a wonderful winery. Always a good experience.
A photo of Miguel's - Portside Pier restaurant
4.5
4.5 (89)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Downtown
About the restaurant
Beginning with a few classic recipes culled from our chef’s family and friends, the menu captured the true spirit of Mexico. And its authentic style drew a loyal following of those in search of Sonoran grilled swordfish tacos, sizzling sirloin fajitas, and spicy rich chicken mole.

Over three decades, our signature friendly service and festive decor have made Miguel’s a San Diego tradition for locals and visitors alike. Our commitment to artisan cuisine has only grown stronger. That means handmade tortillas, fresh salsas, and colorful crispy chips made daily right in our kitchen. Of course, there’s our decadent, must-have jalapeño white sauce, occasionally referred to as white gold by regulars, and craved up and down the coast.

We invite you to stop in. Enjoy a refreshing hand-shaken margarita and a genuine, mouthwatering Mexican meal. Lets celebrate what we hope will be your first of many, many visits.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Went with four friends on Sunday before going to the Balboa Theater.. Thanks for allowing us to make a reservation♥️ It was a beautiful view and glad the plexiglass to keep it warm. Food was great and excellent customer service ♥️
A photo of Ketch Brewing Tasting Deck - Portside Pier restaurant
4.5
4.5 (84)
$30 and under
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Ketch Tasting Deck offers a full-service dining experience on the 2nd floor at Portside Pier with stunning views overlooking San Diego Bay!
Brought to you by the Brigantine Family of Restaurants. For generations our family has created unforgettable experiences true to the San Diego lifestyle at our Brigantine & Miguel’s restaurants. We’ve hosted countless celebrations and poured many a round for the happiest of hours.
WE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT MAKES FOR THE BEST MEMORIES AND THE BEERS THAT CAPTURE THE FEELING. IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE WE CRAFTED OUR OWN AND PUT THEM ON TAP.
From beer aficionados to casual drinkers, we’ve got everyone covered with our easy-to-love (and drink) brews made for making memories!

Top review
Abbey
Dined 3 days ago
Thoroughly enjoyed my birthday celebration here! The ambiance was lovely, and a gorgeous set-up/view. Our server was friendly and very patient with our pace lol--we took our time ordering everything, as we were catching up/chit-chatting, but she didn't abandon us too long or make us feel rushed (:
A photo of VAGA Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (18)
$31 to $50
American
Encinitas
About the restaurant
For a true “vaga”, the journey is never-ending; the spirit and palate, always curious. Drawing ingredients and inspiration from near and far, VAGA explores San Diego’s ever-changing confluence of culture and wanderlust through the cuisine of native Chef Claudette Zepeda.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Feb 21, 2024
Great dinner spot, drinks with amazing atmosphere.
A photo of Topside Terrace restaurant
4.2
4.2 (369)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
A quintessential San Diego open-air terrace, Topside Terrace takes advantage of the San Diego climate while marrying the sites and sounds of downtown. Inspired by coastal living, we specialize in evening fare and weekend brunch serving Baja California and Classic American Fare paired with contemporary cocktails and draft beer.

Happy hour every Sunday-Thursday from 4pm to 6pm!

Live Music every Wednesday night 6pm-8pm & Sunday Brunch 11am-1pm!

Top review
VinSD
Dined on Feb 15, 2024
As always, excellent food, beautifully plated and served, and great service. Nice drinks -- I recommend the Aeronaut (basically a lovely Aviation). For Valentine's Day, they had a music duo who played soft-pop love songs from many eras and took requests. The tables on the rooftop were nicely spaced and the heaters and lights made the ambience romantic and comfy. We love this restaurant, even though it's on the pricey side.
A photo of Olive & Basil restaurant
3.9
3.9 (338)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
La Jolla
About the restaurant
Serving daily Lunch and Dinner in la Jolla Cove with an outstanding Ocean View. In the Heart of Girard Avenue, Olive and Basil is the newest Mediterranean Fusion restaurant in San Diego, serving fresh and healthy cuisine. Our chefs have traveled all over the world, bringing their expertise of Mediterranean cuisine combined with a Southern Californian touch. Our Food is prepared fresh daily with our high-quality ingredients from local farms.
Top review
Andyvip
Dined on Feb 19, 2024
Nice location and great views. Food was enjoyable!
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