These are the hardest reservations to make in San Diego.
Addison is housed in a Mediterranean Revival-style building PHOTO COURTESY OF ADDISON
Enjoy a menu showcasing California gastronomy at San Diego’s first and only two-star Michelin Restaurant. Carmel Valley, addisondelmar.com
Indulge in seasonal ingredients from an on-site garden along with incredible views of the surrounding resort at this one-of-a-kind dining experience. North County, ranchobernardoinn.com/dine/avant/
3. A.R. Valentien
Treat yourself to a masterpiece of a meal at this restaurant named for a remarkable early 20th century Californian artist. The menu changes seasonally, but diners can always expect only the best. La Jolla, lodgetorreypines.com/ar-valentien
Togarashi sesame-crusted ahi tuna from The Marine Room.
4. The Marine Room
Have an ocean view like no other while enjoying French food and seafood in this intimate spot where waves crash against the windows at high tide. La Jolla Shores,marineroom.com
5. Jeune et Jolie
Say bonjour to your new favorite restaurant and enjoy either a four-course self-select menu or an à la carte offering for guests looking for a more casual, yet equally divine, dining experience. Carlsbad, jeune-jolie.com
Prepare to be amazed by a ten-course tasting menu that combines Southern Californian flavor with the innovations and culture of Japanese food. Oceanside, eatatmatsu.com
Relish in this incredible Asian-inspired menu that features Japan’s finest A5 wagyu beef amongst other delicious offerings from the Far East, all while taking in the dining room’s unique blend of Art Deco and futurist design. Downtown San Diego, animaesd.com
8. Juniper & Ivy
Celebrate the ordinary and the extraordinary in this converted warehouse staring the best New American food and drink James Beard nominated chef Anthony Wells has to offer. Little Italy, juniperandivy.com