San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW) returns on Sunday, September 25th through October 2nd with more than 180 restaurants throughout San Diego. Not sure which La Jolla restaurant to try? We’ve narrowed down our best picks for dinner and lunch, from splurge to deals. No tickets necessary, but reservations are recommended!
BEST DINNER SPLURGES
NINE-TEN $50 3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu – $50 per person / $75 with wine pairings.
Led by award-winning Chef Jason Knibb, NINE-TEN offers the perfect combination of sophistication and casual elegance. Final menu will be developed around seasonal products available. Sample menu includes seared local tuna, hamachi sashimi, spice crusted lamb loin and more. 0 910 Prospect St • La Jolla, CA 92037. Reservations 858 964-5400 or Nine-Ten.
CRAB CATCHER $40 2-course dinner or $50 3-course dinner.
Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience overlooking the Cove. Fresh seafood is their speciality; the exciting flavors of California and the Pacific Rim is their inspiration. Menu includes excellent seafood selections like Local Baja Shrimp & Bay Scallop Ceviche, Bering Sea King Crab Fettuccine, Grilled Maine Lobster and more! 1298 Prospect St La Jolla, CA 92037. Reservations (858) 454-9587 or online.
MARINE ROOM $50/ per person 3-course dinner
Fine dining at its finest at a beachfront setting. Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver will be offering a three-course menu featuring Sunflower Dukkah Diver Scallops and Coffee Stout Braised Beef Cheeks. For an additional $10, upgrade your entree to Center Cut Black Angus Filet Mignon, Bacon Butter Basted Maine Lobster Tail or Signature Togarashi Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna. Reservations are recommended. 2000 Spindrift Dr La Jolla, CA 92037. Reservations (858) 459-7222 or online.
BEST DINNER DEALS
THE SHORES RESTAURANT $30 3-course dinner
Fresh seafood and a sustainable, Pacific-inspired menu complement a beautiful beach side backdrop that invites you to dine among the waves. Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani will be offering a delightful three-course meal with main course options of Firecracker Yellowtail, Shrimp Orecchiette Pasta and Angus Braised Short Rib. Plus, the Shores Restaurant will be extending Restaurant Week to two weeks. 8110 Camino Del Oro La Jolla, CA 92037. Reservations
CHEDI THAI BISTRO $20 / $30 2-3 course dinner
Chedi Thai offers authentic Thai ingredients and recipes, elegantly presented with the modern touch in a nice contemporary setting. Chedi Thai will be offering 2-course $10 and $15 lunch and 3-course $20 and $30 dinner. From the menu try the Summer Rolls – rice paper wrapped with lettuce iceberg, avocado, and carrot, served with peanut sauce and the Grilled Pork Chop (a popular item) – Marinated pork chop with Thai herb, sautéed asparagus and broccoli Served with chili tamarind sauce. 737 Pearl St Ste 110 La Jolla, CA 92037. Reservations (858) 551-8424 or online.
BROCKTON VILLA $30 3-course dinner
Housed in one of la Jolla’s original beach cottages, this seaside restaurant offers spectacular views of the World-Famous La Jolla Cove. Chef Mareyja Sisbarro’s SDRW menu includes Brockton Villa’s “Epic Chowder,” Pan Seared Seabass, Brockton Villa Cioppino, their world famous Coast Toast a la Mode, and more! 1235 Coast Bl
La Jolla, CA 92037. Reservations (858) 454-7393 or online.
BEST LUNCH DEALS
SPICE & RICE $10 2-course lunch
Serving freshly made and vegetarian friendly thai food in the heart of La Jolla. During SDRW Spice & Rice wil be offering a 2-course $10 lunch and 3-course $20 and $30 dinner. Start off with Golden Moon rolls filled with minced chicken and potato wrapped in egg paper, golden fried, served with cucumber salad. For main entree you can’t go wrong with the classic Pad Thai with Shrimp – thin rice noodles sautéed with egg, tofu, beansprout, crushed peanuts, scallion, in a Tamarind sauce. 7734 Girard Av La Jolla, CA 92037. Reservations (858) 456-0466 or online.
PUESTO $16 3-course lunch
In the mood for tacos? Then head to Puesto on Wall Street where all tacos are served with hand-made non-gmo corn tortillas, scratch salsas, natural meats, sustainable seafood and local greens. Our picks: Crab guacamole, chicken al pastor and chicken verde tacos. Save room for the frozen horchata. Puesto will also be serving a 3.5-course dinner at $30. 1026 Wall St La Jolla, CA 92037. Reservations (858) 454-1260 or online.
HERRINGBONE $20 prix-fixe, three-course lunch
Offering guests an elegant dining experience under 100-year old olive trees just blocks from the ocean, the venue is, understandably, a local favorite. This SDRW, lunch goers ordering from the two-course menu can choose from first course options of a mixed greens salad, tomato ginger bisque, or a farro salad with fresh vegetables and second course including lobster roll, fish ’n chips, the “two-hand” burger, shrimp po’ boy and other sandwiches. Don’t forget to save room for the famous chocolate-chip cookies for dessert. Please call (858) 459-0221 for reservations.
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