San Diego Restaurant Week
More than 180 restaurants across the county will offer prix-fixe three-course meals. For dinner, choose from $20, $30, $40 or $50 options; and for lunch, $10, $15, or $20 meals. Held twice a year, Restaurant Week is presented by the San Diego County chapter of the California Restaurant Association. View restaurants and menus online: sandiegorestaurantweek.com. Make your reservations now to be sure you don’t miss out on this culinary celebration.
Top Picks for San Diego Restaurant Week
Grab a seat at Catania in La Jolla for authentic coastal Italian cuisine and 180-degree ocean views. From their restaurant week menu, try the yellowtail crudo or grilled quail from the “shares” menu, the diavola pizza or wild boar pasta as a “main” and the gelato con brioche for dessert. ($45/pp) 7863 Girard Ave., La Jolla, 858.551.5105. cataniasd.com.
Pick Rustic Root in the Gaslamp Quarter for seasonal comfort food and craft cocktails, plus a rooftop dining patio. Try the firecracker shrimp or bourbon chicken liver pate for starters, the braised lamb or spinach and ricotta ravioli for dinner and the grand marnier cheesecake for dessert. ($40/pp + optional $15 wine pairing) 535 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.232.1747. rusticroot.com
Puesto in La Jolla is your destination for locally sourced organic Mexican fare. For lunch, try the esquite—grilled corn with chile, lime, queso and crema, your choice of three tacos and frozen horchata. For dinner, enjoy dockside market ceviche, choice of three tacos, and vanilla bean and orange flan or tres leches de cafe for dessert. (Lunch $15/pp, Dinner $30/pp) 1026 Wall Street, La Jolla, 858.454.1260. eatpuesto.com